Scholarship and Award Information

Truman Heartland Community Foundation Scholarships:     http://www.thcf.org/Grant-Scholarship-Seekers/Scholarships

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Scholarships:  https://gkccf.academicworks.com/

SallieMae Scholarships – https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/?dtd_cell=SMPLSHDCOTDOBOOTOTHOTHRR010001

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation – https://connect.coca-colascholars.org/page.aspx?pid=1179

Rita Kramer/Prairie View Elementary Scholarship – Two(2) to three (3) scholarships will be awarded based on activities, GPA, essay and 2 letters of recommendation.  Must have attended Prairie View Elementary at some point during your elementary years.  See Ms. Madden for a scholarship application.  Deadline is February 27, 2018.

Parentinn Scholarship – Cyberbulling Prevention for Teens Scholarship – Submit a 600-1000 word Essay and application. Deadline is Feb. 28, 2018 http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior of good character with no criminal background.  An essay of 750-1,000 words must be submitted (see application for topic).  Letters of recommendation must also be submitted.  Applications can be picked up in the Counseling Center.  Deadline for applications is November 27, 2017.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) – Scholarship opportunities for Asian American and Pacific Islander students enrolling in Fall 2018.  For more information, visit www.apiasf.org/scholarships

KC Scholars – The 2018 KC Scholars scholarship applications open on January 1st, and the deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.  http://www.kcscholars.org/

HyVee Foundation Scholarship Program – Scholarships are offered to high school seniors working for Hy-Vee who began their employment on or before September 15, 2017, or high school senior sons and daughters of full, regular, and part-time associates.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  The deadline to apply is February 10, 2018

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) – is excited to offer support to students working towards a career in the hospitality or foodservice industry by awarding financial scholarships.  Please see Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Completed applications need to be returned by March 20, 2018.

Avila University (Stem Scholarship) – If you are a student interested in Biology, Molecular Bio, Bio Chemistry, Software Engineering, and Computer Science, check out the following STEM scholarship https://www.avila.edu/stem

American Legion Oratorical Contest – Each year the American Legion sponsors a Constitutional Speech Contest.  The prepared oration must be on some aspect of the Constitution of the US with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.  Contestants compete on a local level and if chosen, go on to compete at the national level.  Our local representative and contact person is Ed Bliefnick.  His email is: ehb296@att.net and phone number (816) 525-8345 for any questions you may have regarding this competition.  We also have additional information in the Guidance Office, and the following website http://www.missourilegion.org/oratorical.htm  Deadline for Submission is November 30th.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards –  If you’ve made a difference by volunteering in the community over the past year, you could win a $1,000 award and a fabulous trip to Washington D.C.  Visit the following web-sites for more information http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit  and complete the on-line form by November 7th.

VFW Jack Ray Post 5789 Scholarship – One winner from our high school will win a $500 scholarship.  Award pays tuition, books, and fees.  Eligibility requirements; must be a graduating senior, must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a combat veteran (proof of DD-214 will be required before award is paid out), and must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Please see Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline is April 2, 2018.

Missouri Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship – This scholarship is being offered to Missouri Students who are sons and daughters of those who fall within the following categories:  1) those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police/fire)  2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service 3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.  This scholarship is a non-renewable award in the amount of $2,500 to one deserving Missouri student to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline is April 1, 2018.

Remembering Officer Orr Scholarship – The “Remembering Officer Thomas Orr Scholarship program was established in September 2017.  The mission of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to individuals seeking to study in the field of Criminal Justice.  The “Remembering Officer Thomas Orr” Scholarship principally targets students who exude leadership, involvement in their school, and outstanding community development. http://lorenzoharrison.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/LORENZO-HARRISON-MINISTRIES-THOMAS-ORR.pdf  Deadline is June 8, 2018.

The R.A. Long Scholarship – Members of the R.A. Long Historical Society wish to recognize and financially support the higher education to serve their school and community while accomplishing academic achievement.  The recipient must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, involved in civic, community, or extra-curricular school activities, and show evidence of a well rounded individual and of displaying exemplary character.  Please see Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline is January 24, 2018.

Whiteman Spouses’ Club Scholarship – Eligibility requirements are as follows; must be a dependent of an officer or enlisted military member (active duty, guard/reserve assigned to Whiteman AFB, POW/MIA, retired, or deceased), residing in the local area, and graduating from a high school within 50 miles of Whiteman AFB or homeschooled.  Please see Ms. Madden for the application requirements, and an application.  Deadline is January 31, 2018.

The Voice of Democracy Program – Students can compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme.  This year’s theme is, American History: Our Hope for the Future.  See Ms. Madden for an application.  Deadline is Oct. 31st.

Groth & Associates Scholarship – The Lawyers at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000 scholarship for any individuals who qualify.  To qualify for this scholarship:  must have a 3.0 GPA, fill out form with your contact information, attach school transcript, and attach a 500-word essay about difficulties.  Qualifying students can apply here:  http://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship

Black Note $2,000 Smoke-Free World Scholarship – As part of Black Note’s goal of giving back to the community, they award scholarships of $2,000 per student on an ongoing basis.  To be considered, students must meet eligibility requirements, complete an online application and submit an essay.  You can find more information on their website https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/

Blue Springs Elks Lodge #2509 – will be awarding 6 (six) local $2,000 scholarships.  Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for an MVS scholarship.  Applications will be judged on:  Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need.  Applications must be submitted online on or before November 27th.  To be considered students must apply at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Opportunity for exemplary high school students – Students who are highly motivated high school leaders enrolled in public or private schools are eligible.  Visit the following website for more information, and to apply http://www.studentseries.org/apply-as-an-individual

Arch City Granite Scholarship – Arch City Granite cares about students success and wants to see them succeed in their post high school education without having to place a large financial burden on their families or themselves. We have come together and formed a scholarship for students in Missouri to help pay for their college expenses. You can find more information regarding the scholarship on their scholarship page using the link  https://www.archcitygranite.com/scholarship/

 

Scholarship Resources

Fastweb.com compiles scholarships from various organizations for students.

Scholarships.com compiles scholarships or financial aid for students.

Ventures Scholars Program is available to all students interested in math and science based careers.

Scholarwise is a resource is designed to help students locate scholarships sponsored by area businesses.

College Week Live is a great resource for college planning, scholarships, etc

https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/ various scholarships for students.

https://trio.missouri.edu/scholarships.html  is another great resource for scholarships.