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Scholarships are awards of money that do not have to be repaid. Typically, scholarships are awarded based on students’ academic achievements, leadership, community service, financial need, and/or written/oral communication.
ATTENTION SENIORS
The scholarship information on this page will be updated every couple weeks. This is only a fraction of the scholarships available to students. Most scholarship money is awarded from the college you will attend. Check the financial aid link on college websites for information on academic, departmental, and other scholarships specific to each school. Many scholarship deadlines fall before college application deadlines, so apply early! It is the responsibility of each student to request and complete any available scholarship applications.

DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT: Scholarships are listed for the user’s convenience only. The JHS Guidance Department does not endorse any of these scholarships or contests except for the Joplin Schools scholarships. We caution students and parents to be aware that personal information submitted on the paper applications or over the Internet has no guarantee of privacy. Read each website’s privacy statement before submitting any personal information,including your email address. It is important for every applicant to research all pertinent information regarding the scholarship application and requirements in this file or on the scholarship sponsor’s website.

FAFSA - Free application for Federal Student Aid

Electronically Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 (FAFSA).

---United States Department of Education
---All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form.
---Applications will be available October 1, 2017

Missouri students need to complete their FAFSA by February 1, 2018
. You will use your 2016 tax information to complete the application.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Scholarships & Contests

Varsity Tutors Scholarship
---Monthly chance to win $1000 scholarship
---Write an essay
---Promote your essay on social media
---Winner chosen every month
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

City Pointe Beauty Academy Scholarship
---Interested in attending City Pointe Beauty Academy
December Graduate Application Due: November 30th, 2017
May Graduate Application Due: March 31st, 2018

Click Here for Paper Application Pt. 1
Click Here for Paper Application Pt. 2
*Paper Copies Can Be Found in Scholarship Box Located in Guidance

Monthly Scholarship Opportunity

---Monthly chance to win $500 scholarship
---Write an essay
---Winner chosen every month

http://schooltutoring.com/scholarship/


*** Paper Scholarship Applications for the Scholarships Listed Below Are Also Available in the Scholarship Box*** Located in Guidance**

September Scholarships:

QuestBridge College Match

Due: September 27th, 2017
Click Here for Scholarship Link

Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation

*Applicant must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. 

Due: September 30th, 2017

Click Here for Scholarship Application

October Scholarships:

Wendy's High School Heisman
*High School athlete that excels in the classroom, community and in sports. 

Due: October 2nd, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


AES Engineering Services
*Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character
*You do not have to be an engineering major to apply

Due: October 6th, 2017

Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships

*High School Senior with plans to attend college in the 2018-2019 school year
*Demonstrates critical financial need
*Minimum grade point average of a 2.0

Due: October 25th, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Coca-Cola Scholarship
*Any High School Senior
Due: October 31st, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

MASFAP Scholarship
*Any High School Senior from a Missouri High School who is planning to attend a private or public 2 or 4 year institution, or vocational-technical school in Missouri in the fall of 2018. 
Due: October 31st, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

$2,000 "No Essay" College Scholarship
*Any High School Senior who is planning on attending college
*Only one entry per person allowed each month
(You can apply once each month)
Due: October 31st, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


November Scholarships:


Prudential Spirit of Community Award
*High School Student who is making a difference through volunteering

Due: November 7th. 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
*Any High School Senior
*Applications evaluated on Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need

Due: November 27th, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Griswold Home Care Bi-Annual Scholarship
*Any High School Senior who is planning on pursuing a bachelor’s, associate’s, graduate, or professional degree at an accredited college or university.

Due: November 30th, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


December Scholarships:

AXA Achievement Scholarship
*Any High School Senior who is planning on attending an accredited two-year or four-year college

Due: December 15th, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Burger King Scholarship
*Any High School Senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher and plans to attend college at an accredited two-or-four year institution

Due: December 15th, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


ACT Student Champion Scholarship
 
*A High School senior who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
*Students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 GPA or greater on a 4.0 scale
*Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students
*STUDENT CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP--Click "Apply for Student Champion"
-If under 18 Student must also fill out consent form (Attached Below)

Due: December 31st, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Got a Smoke-Free World Idea? Get a $2,000 Scholarship

*Be a full-time student
*Be 18 years or older
*Submit an essay outlined in the Essay Instructions, signing essay with your full name, university name and address

Due: December 31st, 2017

Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Rove Pest Control

*High School Seniors who have been accepted into a college or university
*Scholarship is based primarily on academic achievement, but financial need may also be considered 
*Minimum GPA of 3.0
*Must submit application online

Due: December 31st, 2017
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

January Scholarships:


Beauty & Wellness Scholarships For Women
*Any High School FEMALE Senior student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness
*500 word maximum essay (See Link Below for Essay Prompt)

Quarterly Deadline: January 1st (
2018); March 31st (2018); June 30th (2018)
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


KLL Memorial Scholarship Fund
*Any High School Senior who has lost a parent to cancer before the age of 22
*Have plans to attend a 2-or 4-year (minimum) higher education establishment

Due: January 10th, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

February Scholarships:

ESA Foundation (Epsilon Sigma Alpha)
*Any High School Senior 
*Over 200 scholarships

Due: February 1st, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


KCAED Scholarship
*Any High School Senior pursing an associate of applied science degree or certificate in either Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair
*Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 high school cumulative GPA

Postmarked By: February 1st, 2018
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application


James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program
*Missouri residents
*Graduating high school seniors from a public or private high school in Missouri planning to enroll in a four-year college or university
*Maintaining a 2.5 Grade Point Average or higher on a 4.0 scale
*Family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less

Due: February 1st, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Student Writing Competition
*The Missouri high school writing competition is open to all persons enrolled as of September 1st, 2017, in grades 9-12.

-Fill out the Student Information Sheet and the Unlimited Personal Release Agreement, scan them, and include as attachments with your submission.
-Papers must be submitted electronically via email to mucwpawards@missouri.edu


Due: February 1st, 2018 

Elks Legacy Award
*Any High School Senior who is the child or grandchild of an Elks member

Due: February 2nd, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Mediacom World Class Scholars
*Any High School Student

Due: February 16th, 2018

Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application


MOCPA Scholarship Application

*MOCPA High school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained at the website
*Recommended by and educator or school administrator
*Missouri residents (or child of a MOCPA member)
*High school seniors during the 2017-2018 school year;
*Enrolled in a college/university in Missouri (after high school graduation); and
*Declared as an accounting major

Due: February 23rd, 2018

Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application
Click Here for Link to Recommendation Form
Click Here for Complimentary Student Membership Application


March Scholarships:

GoStartABlog's Young Writer's Scholarship

*Each applicant must be enrolled in a graduate program, undergraduate program, or be a high school senior who has a valid acceptance letter to attend a univeristy
*Each applicant must be able to present proof of enrollment to the university so the scholarship payment can be made to their financial aid account
*Each applicant can only win the award once (Scholarship is offered yearly)
*Each applicant may only submit one application per year

Due: March 1st, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


National Farmers 2018
*Any High School Senior who plans on majoring in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university

 

Due: March 1st, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Missouri Women’s Golf Association
*High School FEMALE Student
*Involvement in Golf; MWGA, MSHSAA or other golf organizations
*Have future goals that pertain to golf: (Coach, Professional, Amateur)

Due: March 10th, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application


Charles R. Kruse Agricultural Scholarship
*Missouri residents and they, their parent(s), or guardians must hold a current Farm Bureau membership in Missouri
*High school senior enrolling in a 4-year Missouri college or university with a declared major in an agricultural field

Due: March 15th, 2018
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

April Scholarships:

College Success Scholarship
*High School Senior
*Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
*Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university 
Due: April 1st, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Arch City Granite & Marble Scholarship
*High School Senior
*Must live in Missouri
Due: April 30th, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

The Elaine Chapin Fund
*Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives.
*Must be a US Citizen with plans to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school in the United States.

Due: April 30th, 2018
Click Here for Scholarship Application

May Scholarships:

Best Mattress Reviews Sleep Scholarship
*Applicants must be a high school senior attending school in the United States
*Applicants must be U.S. citizens
*Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
*Applicants must be carrying a minimum of 3.0 GPA 


Due: May 19th, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

B. Davis Scholarship
*This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors
*There is no age restriction.
*Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
*This is not an academic scholarship but they would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future plans are.

 Due: May 22nd, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Information
Submit Essays To: awards@studentawardsearch.com

June Scholarships:

BigSun Scholarship
*Senior who has played sports in High School

Due: June 19th, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Information


July Scholarships:

United Energy Workers Healthcare Scholarship
*This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit and need
*Completed application must be submitted online
*INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
*Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2018
*A transcript must be attached to application for consideration
*Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application
*Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

Due: July 31st, 2018
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

College and University Scholarship Information:

State of Missouri Colleges and Scholarships

---Lists colleges, universities and scholarships in Missouri
http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/missouri/ 

Missouri Department of Higher Education Grants & Scholarships
---Check specific requirements for each scholarship program
---Deadlines vary
http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/

Crowder College Scholarships
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.crowder.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.jccc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid-types/scholarships/  

Baker University, Kansas
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship.
---Deadlines vary.
http://www.bakeru.edu/bc-admission/financial-aid/scholarships-a-awards

Drury University - Springfield, MO

---Apply and be accepted to automatically qualify for an academic scholarship
---Complete Drury’s Supplemental ScholarshipApplication to maximize your scholarships
---Check guidelines for specific requirements of each additional scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.drury.edu/admission/apply-to-drury-university/

Evangel University, Springfield, MO

---Freshman Merit Scholarship $4000 - $9000 renewable based on ACT score and GPA
---Transfer Merit Scholarship $3000 - $7000 renewable based on GPA at time of transfer
https://www.evangel.edu/


Maryville University of St. Louis
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
https://www.maryville.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/

Missouri Southern State University Scholarships

---Check website for various scholarships
---Deadlines vary
http://www.mssu.edu/student-affairs/financial-aid/scholarships/


Missouri Southern State University A+ Application

--Must have Mrs. Day sign application
Click to Download Application

 

Missouri State University
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.missouristate.edu/FinancialAid/scholarships/

Missouri State University A+ Application
--Must have Mrs. Day sign application
Click to Download Application

Missouri State University - West Plains
---$500 Achievement ----Scholarship offered to two Joplin High School Students
---A+ eligible Institution
--- Check specific requirements for each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://wp.missouristate.edu/finaid/

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T)

---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.mst.edu/


Missouri Western State University

---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
https://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/scholarships/


Morningside College - Sioux City, IA

Morningside College Financial Aid Information
---Financial Aid / Scholarship Information
---Deadlines Vary
https://www.morningside.edu/admissions/financial-aid/


Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Development Foundation
---Must be a graduating senior attending NEO in the fall of your graduating year
---Write a one-page essay about your educational and career goals and your personal achievements
---May go online for application or pick up application in JHS Counselors' Office
Deadline: Must be received by NEO by 4:00 p.m. on March 1, 2017
http://www.neo.edu/foundation/scholarships/

Pittsburg State University

---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://www.pittstate.edu/admission/information/financial-aid-and-scholarships.dot

University of Arkansas

---Check Specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://scholarships.uark.edu/

University of Central Oklahoma Scholarships

Non-Resident Scholarship Up to $2,000/1 year - Minimum 3.5 GPA/Minimum 23 ACT
Legacy Non-Resident Tuition Waiver - Receive IN-STATE tuition - Parent(s) or grandparent(s) must have graduated from UCO ---Minimum 3.0 GPA/Minimum 20 ACT
http://www.uco.edu/scholarships

University of Missouri
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://admissions.missouri.edu/costs-and-aid/scholarships.php

Westminster College - Fulton, MO
---Check specific requirements of each scholarship
---Deadlines vary
http://westminster-mo.edu/admissions/finaid/Types/Scholarships/default.html


Helpful Internet Scholarship Search Sites:


Everything You Need To Know About Winning Scholarships

---What is a Scholarship?
---Types of Scholarships Available
---How to Search for Scholarships
---How to Write Effective Essays
---How to get a Letter of Recommendation
---How to Avoid Scholarship Scams!

Guide to Finding Scholarships & Financial Resources For Hispanic Students
---Scholarship and Financial Aid information for Hispanic and Latino Students
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-hispanic-students/

 


Free Scholarship Search - Fastweb
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Search for thousands of scholarship opportunities
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.fastweb.com

Free Scholarship Search - Student Scholarships
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Search for Scholarship Opportunities
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.studentscholarships.org 

Free Scholarship Search - Tuition Funding Sources
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Get help finding individualized scholarships!
---Deadlines Vary
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/

Scholarship Central
---Visit the website
---Create an account
---Scroll through scholarships
---Deadlines Vary
http://myscholarshipcentral.org/

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