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COUNSELOR’S CORNER NEWSLETTER January 16, 2015 Parents and Seniors: There will be a financial aid meeting on Thursday, January 22nd, from 5:30 to 6:30 in the library. A financial aid advisor from State Fair Community College will be presenting the information. Middle School and High School Students – Check out this interesting website: Get Schooled https://getschooled.com/dashboard is a non-profit organization that directly engages and motivates students to graduate from high school and succeed in college. Get Schooled is the premiere education brand for young people—linking students with high quality, cutting edge resources and tools they need to succeed. Get Schooled uses the messengers (celebrities, powerful peers, pop culture events) and the means (mobile/SMS, social, web) that youth turn to; and it meets the students where they are (online, curious, etc.) to deliver the information they need to be successful in their educational pursuits. Students reaching their 16th birthday by April 1, 2015, but not older than 18 - Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy will be held May 31st through June 5th at Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. The purpose of the Cadet Patrol Academy is to provide first-hand experience of the role of Law Enforcement in promoting and safe-guarding American freedoms and rights. The program consists of a typical week of rigorous patrol recruit training. The week’s activities will include: classroom instruction in the history of law enforcement, defensive driving, radar, motor vehicle laws, first aid, shooting demonstrations, drug abuse, and use of alcohol, as well as demonstrations of police skills, such as personal defense and weapons firing. Organized sports will be a part of the program as well as tours of the area as time permits. Any individual completing the full five day program may be eligible for two scholarships given by the University of Central Missouri and possibly others. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be of good moral character, present a neat, well-groomed military appearance and come well recommended. Males will not report to the Academy with a beard. Applicant must possess a driver’s license and have an interest in pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice System. Applications are available at http://missourilegion.org/molegion_005.htm or in the guidance office. FAFSA Frenzy is a program of College Goal Sunday which will assist students and families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the primary application used by federal, state, and institutional financial assistance entities in determining an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. Below is a list of locations that are holding the FAFSA Frenzy. Battle High School 7575 St. Charles Road Columbia Area Career Center 4203 S. Providence Rd. Hickman High School Columbia, Boone 1104 N. Providence Rd. State Fair Community College 3201 W. 16th St. California High School 1501 West Buchanan Street Boonville High School Columbia, Boone 1 Pirate Dr. High school Tuesday, 2/10/2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Career/technical school Columbia, Boone Sedalia, Pettis High school Wednesday, 2/18/2015, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Postsecondary institution California, Moniteau Boonville, Cooper Sunday, 2/22/2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m. High School High school Sunday, 2/22/2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, 2/22/2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, 2/22/2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Parents and Students: The Journey to College is a monthly reminder provided by the Missouri Department of Higher Education. It is packed full of post-secondary tips. Subscribe to the monthly reminder at http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/reminders2.php. High School Students: Employees in trucking and medical-records sectors are among those facing labor shortages. Vacancies for jobs that require postsecondary education or professional certification but not a four-year degree abound, with unfilled trucking jobs leading the pack with only 54% of open positions filled each month. Purchasing managers can earn nearly $50 an hour, yet half of openings are going unfilled. One-fifth of medical records technician jobs, with a median wage of $16.81, appear to be vacant. Parents and seniors: Seven things you need before you fill out the FAFSA Federal Student Aid PIN (http://www.pin.ed.gov ) (student and one parent) Social security number Driver’s license number Tax records Records of untaxed income Records of all assets List of the schools you are interested in attending Six steps to filling out the FAFSA Go to http://fafsa.gov Choose which FAFSA you’d like to complete Enter your personal information Enter your financial information (can estimate tax information and update later – once taxes are filed, you may be able to automatically import tax information into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool) Choose up to 10 schools Sign the document with your PIN Five reasons you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid It’s FREE It’s easier than ever It takes less than 21 minutes to complete More people qualify than you’d think You may need it to apply for state and college financial aid and even private scholarships Seven common FAFSA mistakes Not completing the FAFSA Not being prepared Not reading carefully Inputting incorrect information Not reporting parent information Not using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Not signing the FAFSA The Missouri Chamber Education Foundation will be hosting the 19th annual Leadership In Practice statewide leadership development camp on June 21-24. Leadership In Practice is one of the state’s premier leadership emersion programs for students between their freshman and sophomore years (Class of 2018). This year’s program will be held on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton, MO. Leadership In Practice training is divided into five areas: personal characteristics of leadership, leadership styles, civic and community leadership, economic leadership, and 21st century skills. To attend, students must submit the application and any letters of recommendation to the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation by April 1st. The cost of the program is $225 and there is a $25 application fee. There are partial and full scholarships for students who have need and wish to apply. Visit http://www.mochamber.com/mx/hm.asp?id=LeadershipinPractice for additional information and an application. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2015. Washington University in St. Louis is offering the following Summer Experiences: High School Summer Scholars Program – five weeks that provide an early taste of college life for academically talented students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year of high school. Session A June 7-July 11 and Session B June 12-August14. Fees are $7475 residential or $4875 commuter. High School Summer Institutes – noncredit institutes that provide high school students with an avenue to explore a specialized interest during the summer. Pre- Medical, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Pre-Engineering, Ancient Discovery, Writing, Global Leadership, and Young Leaders Institutes will be held June 7 – August 8. Dates vary per program. Costs are $2085-$5185, depending on program chosen. Visit website for age guidelines. Middle School Summer Challenge – combines advanced coursework with leadership development. Students choose one noncredit course to attend in the morning and participate in a leadership course in the afternoon. Session I is July 5-17, Session II is July 19-31. Fees are $3585 for residential and $1985 for commuter. This program is open to current sixth-eighth grade students. High School College Access – offers an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take undergraduate courses at WUSTL. Admitted students may enroll online in one or two introductory courses during the fall, spring, or summer terms. Partial scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information on these summer programs, visit http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu . AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts is the only performing arts college offering Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees and professional training programs with campuses in both New York City and Los Angeles. The Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees are 4 years and offered in Acting, Music Theatre, Dance Theatre, and Performing Arts. The Conservatory Professional Programs are 2 years and offered in Acting for Stage, Film, and Television, Music Theatre, Acting and Dance, and Theatrical, Commercial and Concert Dance. The closest auditions for our area will be held in Kansas City March 16. Visit www.amda.edu for more information or pick up an information mail in card from the guidance office. The Caterpillar Dealer Technician Program is a cooperative two-year, college education program that leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Caterpillar Service Technology. The Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute (HEVi) at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology and State Technical College of Missouri are partners with Foley Equipment. Together they provide the education and hands-on-training. Foley supports and sponsors students who are interested in completing the program. This program offers paid internships, college degree, Caterpillar-specific training, and a career path with a secure future. Sponsored students receive required tools and toolbox worth $14,000. Students can learn more at www.foleyeq.com/thinkbig. Seniors: The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals-Missouri Scholars 100 Program is open for nomination. To be eligible, student must be in top 10% of senior class, unweighted 3.750 gpa, 29 ACT, 1 credit in upper math, science, and English, 2 credits in foreign language (may appeal in small school), exemplary attendance, exemplary school citizen, served as a school officer or earned a school letter other than academic, and participated in a community service project. Only one student can be nominated from our school. See Mrs. Lucas if you qualify. The winner will be invited to attend as guests of MASSP a luncheon on Sunday, April 26th at the Holiday Inn Select in Columbia. Students will receive an award, a certificate, and other items. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. SCHOLARSHIPS 2014-2015 Popular Scholarship Search Websites www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/scholarships-for-high-school-students.html http://www.salliemae.com/ScholarshipSearch www.fastweb.com www.schoolsoup.com http://www.mycollegeoptions.org/scholarship-advanced-search.aspx Sussie Scholarship Eligibility: High school seniors or current full-time undergrad or grad students. No application or essay, just contribute knowledge about stuff you already know. Sussie Scholarship is awarded monthly. Watch the 1-minute video to learn how to contribute available at http://sussle.org/scholarship. Award: $500 monthly award, 2nd place is $50 Deadline: last day of every month Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation Eligibility: Students 14 years and up and also parents can compete. Scholarship competitions consist of one or more quizzes with topics ranging from general ―common knowledge‖ to specific academic subjects, books, websites, and even movies. Scores are based on a combination of time and accuracy. Five hundred points are awarded for each correct answer and one point is subtracted for each second it takes to complete a question. The eligible person with the most points at the end of each scholarship competition is the winner. Visit www.cksf.org to register. Award: $250 to $2500 scholarships Deadline: Quizzes throughout the year Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship Eligibility: Purpose of this scholarship is to help students understand the negative effects of too much screen time. Applicant must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. To apply, visit http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awarenessscholarship/. Submit application including 140-character message about technology addiction. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500-1000 word essay. Award: $1500 winner and $500 runner-up Deadline: January 30, 2015 I Have A Dream Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit online a short original, previously unpublished written response to the topic, “We want to know…what do you dream about?” Whether it’s some bizarre dream you had last week or your hopes for the future, share your dreams. Must not exceed 250 words. Apply at www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: January 31, 2015 Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship Eligibility: Senior who will be attending a Missouri college or university and will be pursuing a career in Criminal Justice. Must be in good standing with their school, have a good reference from their school counselor, demonstrate financial need, have at least a 2.0 GPA, and be active in extra-curricular activities. A paragraph detailing the student’s goals ten years after high school graduation is also required. Applications are available at http://www.mosheriffs.com. Award: $1000 (16) Deadline: January 31, 2015 School Soup’s “I am Applying” Scholarship Eligibility: High school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Apply at http://schoolsoup.com/housescholarships/i-am-applying/. Award: $1000 Deadline: January 31, 2015 Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship This is a new scholarship program that is making rural students aware of the diverse career opportunities in agriculture. In addition to farming, agriculture offers thousands of job opportunities in exciting fields like science, technology, business and communications. Eligibility: High School senior or currently enrolled in college, less than 23 years of age, applicant does not have to be a FFA member, must be endorsed by 3 farmers, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and be pursuing or intend to pursue a degree related to agriculture (for a list, see Mrs. Lucas or visit website). Apply online at www.FFA.org/scholarships between November 15th and February 1st. (See Mrs. Lucas if you would like a copy of the scholarship information.) Award: $1500 (352 scholarships available) Deadline: February 1, 2015 James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Eligibility: Seniors or students completing one or two full years at a Missouri community college and transferring to a four year college. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA if high school or 2.25 if college, and a family adjusted income of $50,000 or less with an EFC (expected family contribution) of $7000 or less. Apply at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/westlake. Award: Scholarship awards will cover the cost of tuition, plus approximately $2000 additional to cover the cost of fees, books, and supplies. Renewable Deadline: February 1, 2015 National FFA Scholarships Eligibility: High school senior planning to enroll full time in college or currently in college. Each scholarship has specific criteria that are defined by the sponsor. Applicants must read the scholarship description in the Scholarship Guidebook to see if he/she will qualify. Criteria that apply to all scholarships are as follows: Be less than 23 years of age at time of application (Feb. 1), and be current FFA member unless otherwise stated. There are some scholarships that do not require FFA membership. To apply, go to www.ffa.org/scholarships. To obtain a list of all scholarships available (1800+) and their criteria to apply, download online or pick up a copy in the guidance office. Award: varies with sponsor Deadline: February 1st 4 p.m. application closes, February 8th signature page postmark Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship Eligibility: Missouri resident, U.S. Citizen, pursuing a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice or a field of study closely related to the preceding subjects. Current and cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5. Must submit a transcript and 500 word essay telling why they would like the scholarship. Download and print an application at http://www.moagent.com/scolarship.shtml. Award: $500 Deadline: February 1, 2015 postmark ESA Foundation Epsilon Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Alpha International is a philanthropic service organization. The Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation is a non-profit/tax exempt organization which operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. To access these scholarships, visit http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants. Select ―state of residency‖ from the drop-down box, and then click ―search scholarships‖. There are a total of 43 Missouri scholarships. There is no scholarship application limit. Students may be awarded more than one scholarship. Eligibility: Available for 4-year colleges, community colleges, trade schools and graduate degrees. The age range for recipients is 15 – 55 years old. You do not have to be a high school senior to apply. Students may apply for as many scholarships as they meet the criteria, but there is a $5 processing fee for every scholarship. Many of them have specific requirements to be eligible. Award: $500 to $2500 Deadline: February 2, 2015 Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Eligibility: Seniors who have participated in the Missouri State Fair as a youth exhibitor in the FFA or 4-H divisions. Applicants must be an active 4-H or FFA member at the time that the scholarship is awarded and must be planning to major in agriculture at an accredited college. Youth members who have sold livestock in any past Sale of Champions at the Missouri State Fair are not eligible for this scholarship. Go to www.mostatefair.com/youth-in-agriculture to download an application. Award: $1000 - $2500 Deadline: February 2, 2015 (postmark) Missouri Corn Scholarship Eligibility: High school senior, plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college with a major in the field of agronomy or related field, and be from a Missouri farm or rural area. Recipient must assist at one of the Missouri Corn events. See Mrs. Lucas for an application. Award: $1000 (7) Deadline: February 6, 2015 received in Missouri Corn office Herff Jones Believe In You Scholarship Eligibility: Seniors. Go to www.herffjones.com/biuscholarship to begin the application process. After interested seniors complete the application, the principal will nominate one student. Criteria for scholarship are GPA, class rank, test scores, honors, activities on campus and hours/types of community service. Each student is asked to answer an essay question like: ―Please explain how a person believing in you has had a positive impact on your success. What did he/she do and how did it help?‖ Award: $2000, $5000, $8500, or $12,000 Deadline: February 8, 2015 (including school verification) KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program Eligibility: Seniors enrolling in a public or university within their state of residence and pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Must also have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available online at http://www.kfcscholars.org. Award: up to $5000 per year and renewable up to four years Deadline: February 8, 2015 Proton OnSite Scholarship Eligibility: High school senior currently in a U.S. High School and a U.S. citizen. Selection based on strength of application, demonstrated leadership, work ethic and community involvement, ability and promise of the idea, and thoroughness and presentation of the idea. Scholarship can be renewed if student maintains a 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit an online application at http://protonenergyscholarship.com/apply.asp. Applicant must show or tell his/her great idea for producing hydrogen with water and renewable energy, and how he/she would use it to solve a real-world problem. In addition to the online application, applicant must submit five 3-hole punched application packets containing (1) the Proton Energy Scholarship Program paper application, (2) 3 recommendations, (3) documentation verifying the year of school, (4) a written essay question, chosen from 4 given in the packet (there is no required length, but the expectation is that this essay will be multiple pages) and (5) a 5 minute maximum video essay answering this question: What do you hope to accomplish in the next 10 years that will evolve the science and technology realm in the United Stated? Award: up to $100,000 ($25,000 per year) Deadline: February 13, 2015 DAR Scholarships Basic Criteria for all: Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. and must attended or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the U.S. Go to http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/general-info to download the DAR application and required financial need form. Mail completed DAR Scholarship Committee Application forms to the address listed under each scholarship. Deadline for all: February 15, 2015 Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school students. Based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required. Award: $5000 (Renewable up to 4 years with a GPA of 3.25) Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school senior who is the son or daughter of a member of the NSDAR. Award: $2000 (Renewable with a GPA of 3.25) Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school student who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Award: $2000 (Renewable with a 3.25 GPA) The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the U.S. GPA of 3.25 required. Award: $2000 Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship Eligibility: Students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing. Award: $1000 Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship Eligibility: Awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music or physical therapy). Award: $1000 Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship Eligibility: Awarded to students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendents of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR. Award: $1000 #1 Missouri Association Mutual Insurance Companies Scholarship (MAMIC) Eligibility: High School Senior – Missouri resident – Application must be submitted to the MAMIC office through a MAMIC member company – Must be planning to attend a Missouri college, university, community college or vocational school. Pick up an application in the guidance office. Award: (8) $1000 Deadline: February 16, 2015 completed applications must be in guidance office Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Eligibility: Students 14 years and older in high school or college. If you are a student with talent in fine arts, graphic design or photography, this is an amazing opportunity for you. Submit an original photograph, piece of artwork or graphics file for the front design of a greeting card. You do not need to create an entire greeting card, just the artwork for the front cover. If you would like, you can incorporate text such as ―Happy Birthday‖ or ―Season’s Greetings‖ into your artwork. All designs or photographs must be the original work of the applicant. Contest participants should register on the www.gallerycollection.com website. Look for the scholarship page on the site and complete the online application. Judging: Facebook voters will be able to vote once per day. Award: $10,000 to winner and $1000 to winner’s school Deadline: February 18, 2015 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leadership and Academic Scholarships Eligibility: Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related program. To apply, visit www.agfuture.org/scholarships. Here you can read more about the AFA Community Scholarships, as well as other scholarships AFA offers. Follow the ―Learn more and apply‖ link to access the application. You will be asked to write a 300-500 word essay on your personal vision for agriculture and how you plan to contribute through your chosen career in the agriculture and food industry. When you apply online, you are applying for both scholarships. However, you may only receive either a local or national award. If you wish to be considered for the Leader and Academic Scholarship provided by Cooper County, Missouri, please request one academic/school letter of recommendation, two personal/professional letters of recommendation, an official transcript and documentation of your ACT/SAT score to be sent by mail to the following by February 7th: Edwards Jones, Attn: Lance Reynolds, P.O. Box 111, Boonville, MO 65233. Telephone: 660-882-6124. This is in addition to completing the application online. For a letter of instructions, see Mrs. Lucas. Award: $3200 as well as a $1000 leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference the fall of your freshman year of college. Deadline: February 20, 2015 MSCPA (Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants) Scholarship Eligibility: High school senior planning to major in accounting at a Missouri college. Must be a MSCPA student member, which is free of charge and can be obtained online. Winners are selected based on a point system, rating their GPA, educator recommendation, leadership potential, and essay. ACT score is also factored in. For membership and to apply, visit http://www.mocpa.org/students/scholarships. Award: $500 Deadline: February 27, 2015 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Eligibility: High school senior, graduate, or current postsecondary undergraduate student. Plan to enroll in full-time study at a four-year college and plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. Must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study. Award based on academic achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry. Special consideration will be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a dependent of military personnel. Additional information and electronic application available at https://buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org Award: $25,000 per year, up to four years (50) Deadline: February 27, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. electronically submitted Sweet and Simple Scholarship: Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to: “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it‟s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives.” Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you. Apply at www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: February 28, 2015 Project 21 Scholarship Eligibility: The Missouri Gaming Association’s goal with this scholarship is to educate youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under age 21 to gamble in a casino and the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling. Applicants may disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Applicants must be seniors in high school. For complete instructions and an application, visit http://www.missouricasinos.org/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/filemanager/files/2015 _Project_21_Application.pdf . Award: $1500 (2), $1000 (4) Deadline: March 1, 2015 Cargill Global Scholars Program Eligibility: Must be planning to enroll in one of the following universities: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Texas A&M University – College Station, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, University of North Dakota. Be a first or second year undergraduate student. Demonstrate high academic performance, and demonstrate leadership potential. Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate Financial Need, are Female, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, Student with Disabilities, First Generation College Student, or Veteran. Special consideration will also be given to applicants who are specializing in one of the following fields: Agriculture Related Field, Business, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Food Science, International Relations, Political Science, or Public Policy. Winners will participate in a fully-funded three day leadership seminar during the first year of the program, participate in a fully funded Global Leadership Seminar during the second year of the program, be paired with a Cargill leader who will serve as a mentor, and become a member of the Cargill Global Scholars alumni community. In order to apply, applicants must register online at http://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/applications/accounts/register/. Award: $2500 (for up to 2 years) Deadline: March 1, 2015 #2 Missouri Association Mutual Insurance Companies Scholarship (MAMIC) Eligibility: High School Senior – Missouri resident – Application must be submitted to the MAMIC office through a MAMIC member company – Must be planning to attend a Missouri college, university, community college or vocational school. Pick up an application in the guidance office. Award: (8) $1000 Deadline: February 27, 2015 completed applications must be in guidance office High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Scholarship Eligibility: Freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to be nominated if they meet certain criteria. (1) Be a positive school citizen - demonstrate a caring and considerate attitude toward others and no discipline referrals, (2) Meet or exceed 50 - 200 community service hours, depending on your grade level, (3) no payment received for community service hours, (4) submit 250 word summary regarding educational value and/or impactful insights that you have realized through volunteering. For complete rules and an application, visit www.movolunteers.org. Award: $1000 (8) Deadline: March 2, 2015 (deadline to submit application to counselor) Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship Eligibility: Seniors who will be attending a vocational/technical school full time, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair. Student must be enrolled for the fall semester for the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA or 260 GED. Once the student has completed the first year of school, they may reapply for the scholarship for their second year, but must meet all qualifications. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA at their vocational/technical school. See Mrs. Lucas for an application. Award: (4) $1000 renewable awards for a two year period Deadline: March 2, 2015 postmark Frame My Future Scholarship Eligibility: Seniors planning to attend a U.S. college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students show how they want to ―Frame‖ their future by submitting an original creative image – photograph, collage, poem, drawing, painting, and more. Entries are all submitted online only. Judging is based on original entry piece and accompanying description. Entry must be easy to view and read online. To enter and for more information, visit http://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-futurescholarship-contest-2014.aspx. Award: $1000 Grand Prize winner plus $1000 to winner’s college, $1000 plus commemorative Frame My Future frame (4 first place winners), Commemorative Frame My Future frame certificate (19 finalists). Deadline: March 3, 2015 National Farmers Union Foundation Hubert K. and JoAnn Seymour Scholarship Eligibility: Seniors who are continuing education in 2-yr or 4-yr college for any area of study. Must be a Farmers Union member. Typed essay on the significance of rural values in America and on your life is required. Possible phone interviews with finalists. Applications can be obtained at http://www.nfu.org/education/scholarships. Applications must be mailed and meet the postmark deadline. Award: $1000 - $2000 (1 or 2) to be used on tuition and books Deadline: March 5, 2015 Farm Kids for College Scholarship Eligibility: Senior who is planning to major in an agricultural field at an accredited college. Applicants must answer the two essay questions using 850-1200 words and provide a recent photo. Application can be filled out online at http://www.nfo.org/SCHOLARSHIPS/DEFAULT.ASPX , but must be printed and mailed to the state coordinator. Scroll down to bottom of page and click on scholarship. Award: $1000 (3) Deadline: March 5, 2015 (application must be postmarked and sent to state coordinator – name and address is listed with application) Cooper County Health Improvement Corporation Scholarship Eligibility: Based on classroom achievement, pursuing a license, certification or degree in the field of healthcare, reputation for good citizenship, acceptance into school or training program, and desire to return to Cooper County to work upon completion of education. Pick up an application in the guidance office. Award: $500 (3) Deadline: March 10, 2015 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Scholarship Eligibility: Students at least 13 years of age and enrolled in 9th through 12th grade. Create an original video between 60 and 90 seconds in length, which demonstrates the importance of safer teen driving. To enter, visit http://www.teendrive365inschool.com/. Award: 1st Place - $15,000 cash and the chance to work with a Discovery film crew to reshoot your video into a TV-ready PSA 2nd Place - $10,000 cash and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show. 3rd Place - $7500 cash People’s Choice Winner - $5000 cash and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show. Deadline: March 16, 2015 Anthem Essay Contest Eligibility: 8th, 9th, and 10th graders – essay must be between 600 and 1200 words. Students must read the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, and will then choose one of three given topics for their essay. Essay may be submitted online or mailed. If it is mailed, a cover sheet must be attached. To apply and for additional information, visit http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.org/anthem.aspx?theme=blue Award: $2000 first prize, $500 second prize (5), $200 third prize (10), $50 finalists (45), and $30 semifinalists (175) Deadline: March 20, 2015 Missouri Credit Union Scholarships* Eligibility: High school senior who is a member of Missouri Credit Union or whose parent is a member. Student must have financial need, scholastic achievement and be involved in extracurricular activities. Applicant must complete and print MCU’s online application at www.missouricu.org. Applications should be delivered or mailed toMCU Scholarship Committee, 111 East Broadway, P.O. Box 1795, Columbia, MO 652051795. Biographical sketch, high school transcript, copy of 2014-2015 FAFSA report, and brief essay of why you feel qualified for the scholarship must be included. *Pauline “Pat” Miles Scholarship *Alan T. Busby Scholarship *Anthony W. Lampe Scholarship *Harold “Hal” G. Virgen Scholarship Award: $2500 each Deadline: March 27, 2015 at 5:30 – must be in Credit Union office at 111 East Broadway in Columbia, MO Superpower Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to the question: “Which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why?” Use your imagination and become the superhero, or perhaps super villain, you’ve always wanted to be. Apply at www.scholarshipexperts.com/ourscholarships. Award: $2500 Deadline: March 31, 2015 Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship Eligibility: High school seniors who will be full-time students in an accredited Missouri college or university and with an interest or intent of pursuing an insurance, risk management, actuarial science or related course of study and who have demonstrated scholarship. Visit www.mief.org for an application. Award: $1500 (4 scholarships) Deadline: March 31, 2015 postmark Hawthorn Bank Scholarship Eligibility: High school seniors. Applications are available from the guidance office. Two brief essays (250 words each) are required. GPA of at least 3.0 and planning to pursue a higher education degree in business or finance. Applicant must have received no more than 4 disciplinary actions while in high school. Application must be typed. Mailing address is located at the top of the application. Award: (4) $1000 Deadline: March 31, 2015 postmarked or hand delivered to any Hawthorn Bank Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship Eligibility: Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015. Student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer. Students must answer the essay question on the website online application form. Essay question: If you were asked to help an incoming freshman (grade 9) with his/her study habits, what are the 10 best study habit tips you would provide them? And why do you believe each is important? Applications can be found at http://www.mortgagebrokersburnaby.com. Award: $500 Deadline: April 1, 2015 Walmart Dependent Scholarship Eligibility: Must be a dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of April 1, 2015. Applicant must have financial need and 2.0 gpa. To apply, go to https://walmart.scholarsapply.org/dependent. Award: $13,000 maximum over 4 years in $1625 disbursements Deadline: April 1, 2015 AFSA Fire Sprinkler Essay Scholarship Eligibility: Open to all high school seniors. Winners not based on financial need. Applicants will be required to read an essay about automatic fire sprinklers and then take a 10 question open-book, multiple-choice test. For each question answered correctly, students will receive one entry into a drawing for the scholarship. Applications will only be accepted online at www.afsascholarship.org . Award: 10 ($2000) scholarships Deadline: April 2, 2015 Central Missouri CPCU Society Chapter Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating senior who plans to attend college and who either attends a high school in Boone County or Jefferson City OR attends high school elsewhere but has a parent employed in the insurance industry in Boone County or Jefferson City. Candidates will write an essay on the following topic: Employees who work in the insurance industry typically do not have a degree in insurance or risk management. How could your future degree and skill sets be adapted into experience that applies to an insurance industry career? See Mrs. Lucas for a sheet on scholarship/essay guidelines and where to mail. Award: $750 Deadline: April 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. applications must be received in their office National Farmers Union Foundation Stanley Moore Scholarship Eligibility: Open to Farmers Union members and their children, h.s. seniors, and college students or non-traditional students seeking funding to attend 2 yr. or 4 yr. college or technical school in any area of study. Written essay describing your personal and professional goals and your involvement with Farmers Union is required. Applications can be obtained at http://www.nfu.org/education/scholarships. Application and supporting documents must be mailed and meet the postmark deadline. Award: $1000 (several) to be used on tuition and books Deadline: April 15, 2015 The American Legion Scholarships Basic criteria for all: Resident of Missouri, under age 21, unmarried, and a descendent of a veteran with at least ninety days active service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, who received an Honorable Discharge for such service. A photocopy of the veteran’s DD 214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application. Any additional requirements for each scholarship are below. Students can pick up applications in the guidance office or can visit www.missourilegion.org. All deadlines for American Legion Scholarships: April 20, 2015, except Shane Dean Voyles – see below for special instructions. Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Eligibility: Two awards will be given – one to a boy who has attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri or a full session of the Department’s Cadet Patrol Academy. The second award is given to a girl who has attended a full session of The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program or a full session of the Department’s Cadet Patrol Academy. Award: $1000 (one for a boy and one for a girl) M.D. “Jack” Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund Eligibility: One award given to a boy or girl training to be a registered nurse, and may be used in their freshman or subsequent college years. The student must have graduated in the top forty percent of their high school class or have a ―C‖ or equivalent standing from their last college or university semester. Award: $750, payable at $375 per semester and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters. Joseph J. Frank Scholarship Eligibility: Five awards given to individuals who are descendants of a veteran. Applicant must have attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State or The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Scholarship must be used for full time attendance. Award: $500 (5) Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship Eligibility: Two awards to individuals who are currently members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant of a member of any thereof. Recipient must use scholarship as a full time student. Award: $500 (2) Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship Eligibility: Two awards to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education. Recipient must use award as a full time student, and submit an essay of 500 words or less on the following subject – In your opinion, what was the most significant world event of 2014/2015? Award: $500 (2) Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship Eligibility: One award given based on financial need, participation in athletics, participation in school activities/clubs, volunteer work, exceptional leadership qualities, high moral standards and extreme patriotism. Only one student can be nominated from our school. If interested in this scholarship, fill out the application and give to counselor. Award: $500 *Deadline to turn application in to guidance office is April 1st. This will allow time to vote on which student’s application will be submitted The Fountainhead Essay Contest Eligibility: Juniors and Seniors – no application required, just an essay. Essay must be between 800 and 1600 words and double-spaced. Students must read the book The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and will then choose one of three given topics for their essay. Students may submit essay online or mail in. If you mail in, you must include a cover sheet. To enter and learn more about the contest, visit http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.org/thefountainhead.aspx?theme=blue Award: $10,000 first prize, $2000 second prize (5), $1000 third prize (10), $100 finalist (45) and $50 semifinalists (175) Deadline: April 26, 2015 E-waste Scholarship Eligibility: Purpose of this scholarship is to help students understand the impact of ewaste and what can be done to reduce e-waste. Open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors or a current or entering college or graduate school student at any level. To apply, visit http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/ewastescholarship/. Complete the application form including a 140-character message about ewaste. Finalists will be asked to write a 500-1000 word essay about e-waste. Award: $1500 winner and $500 runner–up Deadline: April 30, 2015 All About Education Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2020 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to the question: “How will a $3000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?” To apply, visit www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $3000 Deadline: April 30, 2015 DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship Eligibility: Enrolled or accepted at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the U.S., GPA 3.0, and filled out the FAFSA, Selection criteria is academic achievement, financial need, GPA, and 750 word essay on the following topic: “How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community?” Application forms can be downloaded at www.dutchcrafters.com, but must be mailed in to enter. Award: $500 (3) Deadline: May 1, 2015 B. Davis Scholarship Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors. An essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic is required: “Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual.” Email your essay, along with your name, school you are attending this year and plan to attend next year to: [email protected] For additional information, visit their website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Award: $1000 Deadline: May 25, 2015 Fifth Month Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to: May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. To apply visit www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: May 31, 2015 Aspiring Fashion Professional Eligibility: High school seniors interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college, have passion and drive for a fashion-related career and have demonstrated academic success. Interested students can visit this link: http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay on the following topic: “What specific skill do you want to develop?” Award: $1000 Deadline: June 1, 2015 Aspiring Animation Professional Eligibility: High school seniors interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college, have passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career, and have a demonstrable record of academic success. If interested, visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcomaspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program to apply and for a list of some of the related fields of study. An essay of 500-1000 words on the following topic must be included: ―What specific skill do you most want to develop?” Award: $1000 Deadline: June 1, 2015 Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Eligibility: High school junior or senior, as well as students currently registered in any college. Essay is required. Essay topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent by email to [email protected] For more information, visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Award: $1000 Deadline: June 15, 2015 Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Eligibility: Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US in September of 2014 or September of 2015. Candidates will also need to submit a short story - detailed instructions can be found on the application page. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applications can be found at http://www.usedforkliftsontario.ca . Award: $500 Deadline: June 15, 2015 Big Sun Scholarship Eligibility: All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a postsecondary institute. To apply, students must write a short essay (500-1000 words) answering the following 3-part question: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family? Essays must be submitted to [email protected] Remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending. Award: $500 Deadline: June 19, 2015 Do-Over Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to the question: “If you could get one „do-over‟ in life, what would it be and why?” To apply, visit www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: June 30, 2015 Flavor Of The Month Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to: “Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand. In fact, July is National Ice Cream Month, and that‟s the inspiration behind this award. We think people are very similar to ice cream; some are nutty, others a little exotic, while some are very comforting. If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?” To apply, visit www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: July 31, 2015 Make Me Laugh Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll no later than fall of 2021 in a post-secondary institution. Must submit a short written response (250 words or less) to: “OMG…finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it‟s time to lighten things up a little. We don‟t want to know why you deserve $1500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL. Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction), and make us laugh!” To apply, visit www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: August 31, 2015 Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship Eligibility: Attend college no later than January of 2016, 3.0 GPA during the last academic year, and be a resident of U.S. or Canada. You can be enrolled in any field of study. Submit an essay on the following topic: In under 1000 words, write an essay that outlines at least 3 ways physical therapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Apply online at http://www.physicaltherapyfairbanks.com/physical_therapy_fairbanks.php. Award: $500 Deadline: August 31, 2015 Shout It Out Scholarship Eligibility: 13 years or older and be currently enrolled or plan to enroll in postsecondary education by 2021. Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question: “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” To apply, go to www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships. Award: $1500 Deadline: September 30, 2015 Imagine America Foundation Scholarship Eligibility: Senior planning to attend any one of the over 500 participating career colleges across the country. To see which career colleges participate, see Mrs. Lucas for a list. To apply visit www.imagine-america.org. Student must have a 2.5 GPA or greater, financial need, and have demonstrated voluntary community service during their senior year. This year’s seniors can begin applying January 1, 2015. Award: $1000 scholarships Deadline: December 31, 2015 for this year’s seniors. December 31, 2014 for 2014 graduates.