Scholarships & Contests

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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 each school year. 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, 2022

Missouri students need to complete their FAFSA by February 1, 2023. You will use your 2021 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
May Graduate Application Due: March 31st, 2022

Click Here for Scholarship Application


Monthly Scholarship Opportunity

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

http://schooltutoring.com/scholarship/

October Scholarships:

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 8th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Coca-Cola Scholarship
*Any High School Senior
Due: October 31st, 2022
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, 2022
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 3rd, 2022 (Turn into JHS Guidance)
-Only two JHS students can be selected for certification. The two students chosen by a committee will then be certified by Dr. Gilbreth. 
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 14th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


John T. Belcher Scholarship
*Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of the essay
*Please write and title a 500-700 word essay on ONE of the following prompts:

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Describe a topic, idea or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?



DUE TO GUIDANCE: November 16th, 2022

 

$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: November 30th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

December Scholarships:

Burger King Scholarship
*Any High School Senior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and plans to attend college at an accredited two-or-four year institution
Due: December 15th, 2022
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: December 31st, 2022
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 (2022); March 31st (2022); June 30th (2022)
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, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

February Scholarships:

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

*Open to current High School Seniors 
*Create an account to view scholarships
*Pay attention to deadlines (Most of them are due in March-specific dates vary)

http://cfozarks.org/


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 $60,000 or less and an expected family contribution toward college of $7,000 or less
Due: February 1st, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application



Elks Legacy Award
*Any High School Senior who is the child or grandchild of an Elks member
Due: February 7th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Mediacom World Class Scholars
*Any High School Student
Due: February 15th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


SPJ/JEA HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

*All students enrolled in grades 9-12 in U.S. public, private and home schools within the United States.
*Essay should be 300-500 words. Entries may be typed or handwritten but must be double-spaced.
Due: February 19th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Information

March Scholarships:

Community Foundation of the Ozarks
*Open to current High School Seniors 
*Create an account to view scholarships
*Pay attention to deadlines (Most of them are due in March-specific dates vary)

http://cfozarks.org/


Crowder College Scholarship
*High School Senior
*Must attend Crowder during the Fall 2021 semester
Due: March 1st, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application



PFLAG Springfield 2021 Scholarship
*Be a current resident of Missouri’s Barry, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster, or Wright counties. 
*Accepted to attend, or currently enrolled in a technical/vocational program pursuing certification OR accepted to attend, or currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. Note: Preference may be given to undergraduate students. *Be a self-identified LGBTQ+ student.
*Have demonstrated community service or a desire to serve the LGBTQ+ community.
*Note: Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received a PFLAG scholarship
Due: March 1st, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application



Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship 
*Applicants must be high school seniors who have exhibited academic achievement and/or economic need
*Students should be planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a major in a field related to banking
*The application form must be signed by an officer of a Missouri Bankers Association member bank
Due: March 4th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application
Click Here for Paper Copy of 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 12th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship 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, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Flavorful Futures
*Any High School Student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
*2.5 high school GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
*Must enroll for Fall 2021 as a freshman or 1st year student in part-time or full-time study at a 2-year, 4-year, college, university, trade or vocational school. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education
*Must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers
Due: March 15th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship
*Applicant must be a Joplin High School Senior
*
Applicant have plans to attend college in the fall of 2021
Due: March 31st, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Joplin Daybreak Rotary Club Scholarship
*High School Senior
*Involved in extracurricular/community activities
*Based on financial need
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application
**Not Available Yet**


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 (2022); March 31st (2022); June 30th (2022)
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Joplin Dental Care Scholarship
*High school senior that is or will be enrolled in an accredited US post-secondary institution in the fall after graduation
*US citizen
*Desire to pursue an education and career in the healthcare field
*GPA: 3.5 to 4.0
*500 word essay explaining your interest and goals in healthcare

Due: March 31st, 2022
Click Here for More Information
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application


Missouri Broadcasters Association Scholarship
*High School Senior
*Applicant must have taken broadcast classes in high school
*Applicant must be planning to go into broadcasting or a related field
Due: March 31st, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application 

April Scholarships:

2021-2022 Joplin Athletic Booster Club Scholarship 
*Recipient must have a parent who is a Booster Club Member
*Recipient must be a 2022 graduate of Joplin High School
*Recipient must have participated in a Joplin High School athletic program for more than one year
*Recipient must be a full-time student for the Fall 2022 semester at an accredited college or university
*Recipient must not have committed any Code of Conduct violations or have excessive referrals 
*Recipient must who not only sports leadership, but also school/community leadership
*Recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or better
*The scholarship amount will be paid directly by the Booster Club to the Financial Aid Office of the college
*The scholarship may be used for any of the following expenses as long as the student remains enrolled:
a. Tuition
b. Books and class fees
c. On-campus room and board
*The college will return unused or refunded amount to the Booster Club
*The scholarship will not be awarded if it diminishes other scholarships already presented to the recipient
Due: April 1st, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Joplin NEA Scholarship
*Must be a Joplin High School Senior
*Must be a dependent of a current JNEA member
*Parent must have been a JNEA member for the last two years
*Must be planning to enroll in a college or technical education program
Due: April 4th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

North Middle School Scholarship
*High School Senior who is a former North Middle School Student
Due: April 4th, 2022
Click Here for Copy of Paper Application

New-Mac Electric Cooperative Scholarship
*Must be a Joplin High School Senior
*
Applicant's parent(s)/guardian(s) must be member (s) of New-Mac Electric Cooperative
*
Have a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
*
Immediate family members of New-Mac Electric employees/board members are ineligible 
Due: April 8th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

Amanda Sharp Memorial Scholarship
*Must be one of Amanda Sharp's former Stapleton students
*Preference will be give to applicants who are intending to major in education and/or whose families are dealing with an illness/medical situation
Due: April 14th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Cathy S. VanOstran Memorial Scholarship
*College-Bound High School female
*Preference will be give to applicants who have overcome significant adversity, financial or otherwise, and who have made a contribution to the extracurricular and co-curricular life of Joplin High School
Due: April 14th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Dylan E. Paugh Memorial Scholarship
*
The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
*The recipient must be seeking a degree in Computer Information Science
Due: April 14th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Eastmorland Senior Scholarship
*Applicant must be a Joplin High School Senior
*Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award
*Applicant must have attended Eastmorland Elementary for at least 1 year of their primary education 
Due: April 14th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Kay Vreeland Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by:
The Retired Employees Association of Joplin Schools
*Applicant must be a Joplin High School Senior
*Applicant must plan to begin college, as an education major, in the fall of 2022 (or sooner) at Missouri Southern State University, Crowder College, Pittsburg State University, Missouri State University, or the University of Arkansas
*Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least a 3.25
Due: April 14th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

LaFerla-Wilson Orthodontic Team Scholarship 2022
*High School Senior
*Current or former patient of Dr. LaFerla
*Demonstrates a financial need
--DON'T FORGET THE SHORT ANSWER QUESTION--

Nico Memorial Scholarship
*Must demonstrate good character, school spirit and a willingness to help others
*Current Senior 
*Preference given to high-school student athletes who will be attending MSSU
*Accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Due: April 14, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Class of 81 Pay It Forward Scholarship!
*Must be enrolled at a college, university or trade school in the fall to accept the scholarship
*Applicant needs 3 recommendation letters from a teacher, administrator or counselor
*Applicant must be involved in at least one school activity and has maintained at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA
Due: April 15th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Joplin Schools Scholarship
*High School Senior
*Must be enrolled as a full time college student in the fall to accept the scholarship
Due: April 15th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Sue Day LifeChanger Scholarship
*Student must be in the Top 20%
*Student must demonstrate good character, good spirit and have career plans that will have a positive impact on the world
Due: April 15th, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Jack Holden Baseball Scholarship
*High School Senior who has played baseball for their high school team all 4 years
*2.5 GPA or higher
Due: April 21st, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

James G. "Peanut" Miller Scholarship
*Must have plans to attend a college or university in the fall of 2022
*Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
Due: April 22nd, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Linda Conger Setser and Rick Setser Scholarship
*Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
*Must have participated in at least one major sport
*Must demonstrate financial need
Due: April 22, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Mary Jane Landreth Music Scholarship
*Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
*Must show sufficient music ability to warrant further serious study in a college or university which furnish education in music
Due: April 22, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Vivian Vu Heart For Humanity Scholarship
*Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
*Demonstrated a great love of others through volunteering & studies
*Plan to major in a field that promotes human wellness, spirituality, or education
*Be of outstanding moral character
Due: April 22, 2022
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship Application
*High School Senior who plans to attend a college or university in the fall of 2022
*Applicant must be pursuing 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 of a 2.5  high school cumulative GPA, or a GED minimum score of 260

Due: April 29th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Brooke Nicolle Robinson Memorial Foundation 2022 Scholarship Award Application

*Seeking graduating seniors with involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, and academic achievements with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
*Applicants must plan to attend a trade school, two (2)-year community college or four (4)-year college or university.
*Scholarship funds will be paid during the month of 
August 2022--directly to the college, not the student. The scholarship funds will be issued to the college or university upon receiving a certificate of enrollment for the fall semester, which includes the Student ID number and Financial Aid Office address.
*Applicants must have the endorsement of their Guidance Counselor on their application attesting they are qualified for this scholarship program.
Due: April 30th, 2022
*Submit application by email to: [email protected]
                    OR
Mail one copy of a completed application package (This includes application with signoff by Guidance Counselor and essay) to:
BNRMF Scholarship Committee 
c/o Mackenzie & Jay Robinson
1945 East 18th Street
Joplin, MO 64804
Click Here for Paper Copy of Application
May Scholarships:

 

Future Leaders In Technology Scholarship
*Any High School Senior who plans on pursuing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering or data science. 
Due: May 1st, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application


Hoover-Koken Foundation Scholarship
*High School Seniors
*Awards are given on the basis of financial need and scholastic potential

Due: May 1st, 2022
Click Here for Copy of Paper Application

 

Pureland Supply Scholarship
*Any student who has been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or a community college for the study of trade, craft or labor occupations 
Due: May 1st, 2022
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 21st, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Information
Submit Essays To: [email protected]

June Scholarships:

A&F Scholarship (Abbott and Fenner)
*High School Juniors and Seniors
*Submit an essay of 500-1000 words
Due: June 12th, 2022
Submit Essay via email to: [email protected]
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Information



BigSun Scholarship
*Senior who has played sports in High School
Due: June 19th, 2022
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Information


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 (2022); March 31st (2022); June 30th (2022)
Click Here for Link to Scholarship Application

August Scholarships:

Balanced Man Scholarship
*High School Male-Identifying Seniors
*Plans to attend the University of Missouri in the fall of 2022
Due: August 31st, 2022
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/

RaiseMe
---Visit the website
---Create an account
https://www.raise.me/

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