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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.
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