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

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

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/

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.

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.

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

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

Summit Art Scholarship – The applicant must be continuing his/her education in the field of art, must have been accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational school, and GPA will be considered.  Stop by the counseling center or see your art teacher for an application.  Deadline is March 28th.

Lee’s Summit Council of PTA’s – This scholarship is for PTSA members OR students of PTA members in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.  This scholarship will be made available to six graduating seniors, two each from Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit North High School and Lee’s Summit West High School. This scholarship shall be used in the 2018-19 academic year to encourage the furtherance of their formal education, and will be in the amount of $1,000.00. If the winner chooses not to attend school in the fall of the year indicated above, is no longer in need of assistance for tuition fees, or does not contact the scholarship chair by June 2, 2017 at 5pm with his/her university information (name and address of university, letter from University confirming enrollment and any other information requested by the Scholarship chair) then the scholarship shall be awarded to a selected alternate. The scholarship will be paid directly to the University, college or vocational school of choice. The information provided in this application is true and accurate. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpjT7OzQs7RHyf01dP0PUncWBH6c57IXSz1uKEpb1NlIhOdA/viewform?fbzx=-6659920971656189000

 

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.