Scholarship and Award Information

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

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

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

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

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.

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/

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/
Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce – Each year the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce offers five $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors.  This year, one scholarship will be awarded at each high school in Lee’s Summit, one additional scholarship will be awarded in the private school category to a student from Summit Christian Academy or O’Hara High School.  The initial criteria for eligibility is that the parent  work full time for a business that is a Chamber member, and so as an employee, your college bound senior student is eligible to apply.  To apply click the following link https://www.lschamber.com/our-community/scholarships/  Deadline is February 9th.
Lee’s Summit West Booster Club – LSW Booster Club will offer Four (4) $1,000 scholarships to the top LSW senior student athletes.  Some of the requirements are: must be a senior, minimum 2.5 GPA, received or earned a varsity letter, must be participants in a sport/activity that is financially sponsored by the Booster Club, applicants Guardians must be active members of the LSW Booster Club, and must be in good standing with LSW.  See Ms. Madden for an application.  Deadline is March 16th.
Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation Scholarships – Please click on the following website for several local scholarships available to LSW students   https://www.lsedfoundation.com/lees-summit-west-high-school/  Deadline is March 5th.
Centriq Technology Scholarship – Centriq Training is offering a $5,000 scholarship towards tuition at Centriq’s four month Information Technology (IT) training program to one young person who loves technology and wants to pursue a career in the technology industry.  To be eligible to receive the Centriq Technology Scholarship you must: be a member of a 2018 high school graduating class, continue your education beyond high school in Centriq’s TechSmart KC program, submit a Centriq Technology Scholarship application not later than Saturday, February 28th.
 UNICO NATIONAL Scholarship – Each year the UNICO-Kansas City Chapter awards scholarships to metropolitan Kansas City area high school seniors.  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.  http://www.unicokc.org/scholarships  Deadline is March 26th.
Hawthorn Bank – Hawthorn Bank is proud to announce they are offering four $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school students for the 2017-2018 school year.  Applications are due to the bank no later than March 31st.  The current application form is available on their website https://www.hawthornbank.com/personal-programs-scholarships.htm under Personal/Special Programs/Scholarship/2018 Scholarship Application.  Bank affiliation is NOT required for eligibility of this scholarship.  Deadline is March 31st.
Seven Days Make a Ripple, Change the World Scholarship – Five scholarships will be given to graduating high school seniors for higher education tuition in the amount of $1,000 each.  Requirements – complete a project of kindness, write an essay about how your project(s) had a positive impact in your community.  http://givesevendays.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SevenDays-Scholarship-application-2018.pdf     Deadline is March 26th.
LSNEA 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 Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West and Lee’s Summit North, if a qualified applicant is found.   Pick up an application from Ms. Madden.  Deadline is March 1st.
Lee’s Summit Rotary Club – The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit will award a $1,000 scholarship to two Lee’s Summit West High School students who will attend college at MCC-Longview or any other MCC campus.  Applications can be found on http://www.lsrotary.com/  or pick up from Ms. Madden.  Deadline to apply is April 6th.
Lakewood Garden Club –  The Lakewood Garden Club offers three scholarships of $750 to students interested in the study of Botany, Ecology and or allied subjects.  See Ms. Madden for an application.  Deadline is March 23rd.
Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) – To provide scholarships to four (4) deserving Missouri high school graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue an insurance, risk management or actuarial science course of study in a Missouri college or university.  Deadline is March 31.   Application is available at http://www.mief.org/media/hs-appl-18-f.pdf
MGA 2018 Project 21 Scholarship – The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  It provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling.  Two (2) $1,500 first prize scholarships and Four (4)  $1,000 second prize scholarships will be awarded.  The Article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the application must be received by March 1st.
Missouri Courage Scholarship – The Missouri Courage Scholarship is a state-wide LGBTQ scholarship organization in Missouri.  They fund annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education.  Deadline to enter is March 31st.  http://courage-scholarship.org/
Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Kansas City – Students eligible for assistance must have a 2.75 GPA or above, planning to pursue a degree in the automotive field, and participated in community service and have worked during high school.  Scholarships will be awarded annually and issued in equal payments in August and December.  Deadline is March 30th.   https://gkccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/1381

 

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.