Scholarship and Award Information

Missouri National Guard Option (ROTC) – Contact SFC Cody Barry to begin the application process; Missouri Army National Guard Recruiter at (660) 868-0024. General eligibility requirements are as follows: must be a U.S. Citizen, minimum of 17 years of age and plan to graduate high school, no moral or personal convictions, plan on attending a community college, or attend a 4 year university. Benefits include: up to 100% college Tuition Assistance, NonDeployable, $10,000/ Year Room and Board, $1,200/ Year Books & Lab Fees, $500/ Month ROTC Stipend, $712/ Month G.I. Bill and kicker, $293/ Month Drill Pay, Unlimited Job Opportunities After College, Management Experience, and Mentorship/ Development.

VFW Jack Ray Post 5789 ScholarshipOne winner from our high school will win a $1,000 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 April 3, 2017.

Rita Kramer/Prairie View Elementary Scholarship – This scholarship is for LSW, LSN, or LSHS Seniors who previously attended Prairie View Elementary.  There will be three $500 scholarships awarded.  Applications, essay, and two letters of recommendations are due no later than March 25, 2017.   See Ms. Madden for an application.

Apple HBCU Scholars Program – Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students with a minimum 3.25 GPA.  Selected scholars will participate in a 12 week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study.  Program criteria can be located at the following site http://tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/apple-hbcu-scholars-program/6941?utm_source=hbcu-connect&utm_medium=email-announcement&utm_campaign=scholars-17

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship – This scholarship is a non-renewable award in the amount of $2,500 to help defray cost at any accredited institute of higher learning, including vocational and business schools.  They are offering this scholarship to one deserving Missouri student who qualifies within the following categories:  1) A son or daughter of one who has given their life in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire), 2) A son or daughter of an honorably discharged veteran who has passed after their term of service, 3) A son or daughter of a veteran or first responder disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  The application deadline date is April 1, 2017.

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program – The American Legion Sponsors this national contest every year for students who would like to gain the valuable experience of public speaking and develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States.  Scholarship awards are presented to the three finalists in the final round of the national contest.  First, applicants must enter the local/department contests.  For more information visit the following sites  http://www.missourilegion.org/oratorical.htm and http://oratorical.coffeecup.com/forms/Oratorical%20High%20School%20application/

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship – This scholarship is being offered to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories:  those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police,fire), those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service, those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.  For more information and an application, see Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center.  Deadline to submit application is April 1, 2017.

American Legion 2017 Eagle Scout of the Year – The American Legion provides for a national scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.”  The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship.  Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each.  Stop by the Counseling Center for more information, and an application.

Lakewood Garden Club –  The Lakewood Garden Club offers two scholarships of $750 to students interested in the study of Botany, Horticulture, Ecology and/or allied subjects.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 31st.

Girls STEM Essay Contest –  Looking for an exciting opportunity for your students that will get them excited about engineering? The 2017 Engineer Girl Essay Contest is open to students, both boys and girls, in Grades 3-12. This year students are asked to describe how engineering can improve life for vulnerable and endangered animals. Students can win cash prizes of up to $500. The Engineer Girl website is one of the most popular resources on the Internet for kid-friendly information about engineers and engineering careers, and the annual essay contest gets students all around the country thinking and writing about the role of engineering in our society. Be sure to visit the website for the full rules and regulations, and download the PDF Flyer at http://www.engineergirl.org/File.aspx?id=32714

Hawthorn Bank –  is offering four $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors for the 2016-2017 school year.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center or www.hawthornbank.com under the “Personal” tab and Special Programs.  Applications are due to the bank no later than March 31, 2017.

UNICO National – The two major UNICO Scholarships are four-year scholarships totaling $8,000 each awarded to a graduate of Italian-American heritage who will be attending college next fall.  The criteria for selection by the Scholarship Committee is equally weighted between scholastic achievements, community service, and financial need.  Additional smaller scholarships will also be awarded.  Stop by the Counseling Center for an application.  Applications must be postmarked by Monday, March 27, 2017

LSW Titans Booster Club Scholarship – The Lee’s Summit West Titans Booster Club will award four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to LSW senior student-athletes.  Applicants must be active senior athletes, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, must have earned a varsity letter, be participants in a sport/activity that is financially sponsored by the Lee’s Summit West Titans Booster Club, guardians must be active members of the Lee’s Summit West Titans Booster Club, be in good standing with LSW High School (attendance, behavior and financially) and adhere to the no alcohol and drug policy as set forth by MSHSAA.  The Application and essay are to be turned into the Counselors Office by March 17, 2017.  For more information please visit the Counseling Center.

Khan Law Firm – Khalil Khan and the other attorneys at their firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000 scholarship to a student of their choosing.  To qualify for the scholarship:  you must currently be enrolled in or accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States, you must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying your enrollment, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and write an essay explaining your plans for your education.  The deadline for application submissions is August 1st, 2017.  Qualifying students can apply at http://khaninjurylaw.com/scholarship/

Got Talent Scholarship Competition – Lee’s Summit Cares will be giving away a $5000 and a $500 scholarship to a talented youth 18 and under.  Auditions will be held on April 20th.  Visit the following web-site for more information and to sign up!  http://www.lstalent.com/

Raytown-Lee’s Summit Community Credit Union – One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding senior at LSW.  Applications need to be returned to Ms. Madden before March 31, 2017.  For an application and more information please visit the Counseling Center.

Lee’s Summit MSTA Scholarship – Parent must be an active LS-MSTA member.  This scholarship is for a 2017 High School Graduate.   Please click on the following link for more information.  https://docs.google.com/a/lsr7.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_xdkbWYpt5Edobb3WWJfPprdugYiJZJQcn-ih6jeSqnX9YQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Lee’s Summit Rotary Club Scholarship – The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit, Missouri will award a $1,000 scholarship to one boy and one girl from each Lee’s Summit high school who will attend college at MCC-Longview or any other MCC campus.  Applications due April 7th!  http://www.lsrotary.com/

LSNEA Stansberry Scholarship – The LSNEA/Stansberry Scholarship will be awarded based on academic ability; character; financial considerations; a demonstrated interest in entering the education profession and/or be the child (or under the legal guardianship) of a current member of LSNEA.  Scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each, will be awarded to a senior at LSHS, LSN, and LSW if a qualified applicant is found.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline is April 13, 2017.

Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary Club Application – This scholarship offers $1,500 to a deserving senior who is in the upper 20% of the graduating class and does not have a record of serious disciplinary action. Additional criteria are high academic achievement, commitment to community service, and record of leadership. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. Complete applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center by April 1, 2017.

Missouri Courage Scholarship – Last year the Missouri Courage Scholarship awarded more than $10,000 to students from across the state who demonstrated their courage and commitment to LGBTQ+ people in their schools and communities.  This year they will award $15,000 to qualified students.  For more information visit http://tinyurl.com/mcs2017application Deadline to apply is March 31st.

GKCOA Scholarship –   Scholarships are available for current seniors attending a Missouri high school located within the Greater Kansas City Area that are involved in at least one of the following sports programs: football, volleyball, girls’ basketball, or boys’ basketball. Students must have a 2.50 GPA or higher and intend to enroll in a college, university or technical school. This is a one-time, $500 scholarship. Visit the following website for more information, and application:  http://gkcoa.org/  Deadline is March 31st.

Hansen Injury Law Firm – Matt Hansen and the other attorneys at this law firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000 scholarship for individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident or other events leading to personal injuries.  To qualify for this scholarship: you must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States, you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended, you must have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident or other events leading to personal injuries.  Visit the following website for an application https://www.hanseninjurylawfirm.com/scholarships/  Deadline is August 1, 2017

Centriq Scholarship – Centriq Training is excited to offer a $5,000 scholarship.  Any 2017 graduating senior who has taken at least one computer or technology class is eligible to apply.  The deadline to apply is March 31st and the winner will be selected on or before April 22nd.  Visit the following website for more information http://centriq.com/centriq-events/high-school-scholarship/

Summit Art Scholarship – Summit Art is offering scholarships to Lee’s Summit graduating seniors who will continue their education in the study of art.  The scholarship will be in the amount of $1,500 for each scholarship.  The guidelines for applying are; 1) Applicant must be continuing his/her education in the field of art, 2) Applicant must have applied to an accredited college, university, or vocational school, 3) GPA is considered, but no specific criteria, 4)Summit Art will issue funds only to the selected institution, for tuition after enrollment, 5)Students will be selected by a committee by Summit Art.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline to apply is March 20th.

1st Mid-America Credit Union – is offering three $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who meet the following eligibility requirements:  1) applicant must be a member of 1st Mid-America and the account must be in good standing, 2) must be a 2017 high school graduating senior,  3) 1st Mid-America employees, directors and their families are not eligible.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2017.  See Ms. Madden for an application.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program – They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s).  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm   Full details are available on their website.  Deadline is June 12, 2017.

Truman Heartland Foundation Scholarships – Visit the following site for Truman Heartland Foundation Scholarships http://www.thcf.org/Grant-Scholarship-Seekers/Scholarships/High-School-Scholarships

Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City –  This scholarship will award a minimum of $2,000 per year to a student who is planning to pursue a degree in the automotive field. You must have a GPA of 2.75 or above and demonstrate financial need. Community service and a history of working during high school are also requirements. Visit the website for more information  athttps://gkccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/43    The deadline is March 31, 2017.

Lee’s Summit Downtown Rotary – $500 will be awarded to a deserving Senior from all three of the Lee’s Summit Public high schools.  The criteria is a demonstration of committed community service, 3.0 GPA, strong history of work experience and or volunteerism, attendance, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences.  Deadline is April 3rd.  Please see Ms. Madden for an application.

Lee’s Summit Optimist Club – The Lee’s Summit Optimist Club will award two $1,000 scholarship to a student at each of the three Lee’s Summit R7 High Schools.  The consideration for granting the scholarships will be based upon the following; financial need, grade point average, involvement in school/community activities, and quality of person/character.  See Ms. Madden in the Counseling Center for an application.  Deadline is April 7th at 2:30 p.m.

Jackson County Farm Bureau Scholarship – Jackson County Farm Bureau College Scholarship Program will provide a scholarship available to a maximum of two college students from Jackson County each year to be used at any accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship is open to high school seniors and full time college students.  Student must use the scholarship as a full time student (12 credit hours minimum) in an accredited college or university in the United States.  Applications are due by Friday, March 31, 2017.  Stop by the Counseling Center and pick up an application.

 

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