Higher education costs are at an all-time high, and landing the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years.
Unlike a loan, a scholarship does not need to be repaid. It is a gift. Scholarships are granted by a variety of entities, like schools, private endowments, businesses, religious organizations, nonprofits, the government, and professional associations. There are thousands of scholarships available to undergrad and graduate students throughout the country. Below are some resources to help you find scholarships.
The College Scholarship Guide
Fastweb Scholarship Search
Student Scholarship Search
Local Scholarship Opportunities
P.J Jack and Effie Riedesel Scholarship Renewable Form
P.J Jack and Effie Riedesel Scholarship
MFA Foundation Scholarship
Polk County Mutual Insurance Scholarship
Sawyer Scholarship Application
Bobby Higginbotham Memorial Basketball Scholarship
Carl and Anna C Carson Memorial Scholarship
Fair Play Teacher's Scholarship
Leo and Helen Saye Memorial Scholarship
Fair Play Metal Scholarship
Jesse and Elsie Lower Memorial Scholarship
Fair Play Alumni Association Scholarship
Bruce Hopkins Memorial Scholarship
Cecilia Gibson FFA Scholarship
Protect the Farm Scholarship
Scholarships will be posted here when they become available.
Hagan Scholarship; amount varies; must have 3.5 or higher CGPA, score of 23 or higher on ACT, Family EFC must be less than $6,500, must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college; for more info go to www.hsfmo.org; deadline is November 15.
SHOW-ME CHAPTER OF SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Show-Me Chapter is offering a $2000 scholarship to a student planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field. This is an essay contest. Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/. Applications must be postmarked by November 26.
AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL CONTEST
This is an oratorical contest with scholarships awarded to finalists. Details about this contest may be found at https://www.missourilegion.org/oratorical. Deadline is November 30.
DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This scholarship program places emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. More information can be found at https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/. Deadline is December 1.
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
Applicants must be well rounded, determined to succeed and have achieved excellence outside the classroom--at a job, sport, or extracurricular activity. Information may be found at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-... Deadline is December 14.
EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA SCHOLARSHIPS
This foundation awarded over $2000,000 in scholarships last year. more information may be found at http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-... Deadline is February 1 but there is an "early bird" deadline of December 15.
FREE SPEECH ESSAY CONTEST
This essay contest awards up to $10,000 for first prize for winning essays regarding free speech. Find more information at https://www.thefire.org/student-network-essay-cont... Deadline is December 31.
NAV ENTREPRENEUR SCHOLARSHIP
Nav Entrepreneur Scholarship; $1,000 for two winners; for more details go to https://www.nav.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/; deadline is January 1, 2019
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY DANFORTH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis honors the student who embraces high ideals, whose life choices are guided by personal integrity, selflessness, a commitment to community, and a dedication to leadership and academic excellence. Fine more information at https://admissions.wustl.edu/Financial_Aid_Scholar... Deadline is January 4.
GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Student leaders are invited to apply for this distinguished scholarship in honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan. Find more information at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.... Deadline to apply is January 4.
JOHN F. KENNEDY ESSAY CONTEST
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers an essay contest on the political courage of a U.S. elected official as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Information may be found at http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx. Deadline is January 18.
ED STEGNER NATURAL RESOUCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship program provides financial aid to encourage students in five areas of natural resource management: Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Parks and Recreation and Soil and Water conservation. Priority for this $1,000 scholarship is given to those who demonstrate financial need. Find inforamtion at http://www.conservemo.org/ed-stegner-natural-resou... Deadline is January 31.
CONSERVATION FOUNDATION OF MISSOURI SCHOLARSHIP
CFMO offers 5 -- $1000 scholarships to high school seniors in different natural resources areas. Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need. Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/. Deadline is January 31.
ROBERT J. STUCKEY ESSAY CONTEST
Write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay about one or more aspects of books and reading--only one essay entry accepted from our school--students will need to submit essays to Mrs. G. Awards are $1,500 for first prize and $750 for second prize. If you are interested in competing in this essay contest, see Mrs. G. Deadline is January 31.
CMH MEDICAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for students planning to enter the medical profession. The scholarship amount varies. If selected you must commit to return to work for CMH for a period of time based on the amount of assistance given. Application can be found at https://www.citizensmemorial.com/professionals/careers/medical-excellence.html. Deadline is
February 28, 2019.
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD
If you’ve made a difference by volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington DC. Apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award by going to http://spirit.prudential.com. Deadline is November 6.
MIKE ROWE WORKS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (MIDWEST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE)
If you are interested in attending MTI, find information about this scholarship program at https://www.midwesttech.edu/admissions/scholarship... Deadline is March 8
AYN RAND ESSAY CONTEST
This essay contest for juniors and seniors will award cash prizes from $50 to $10,000 for 255 winners. Applicants must read The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and select one of three topics to write an 800-1600 word essay. For information go to https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#th... Deadline is April 25.
VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This scholarship program offers awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000--with multiple winners. You must complete the application, send a copy of your high school transcript and write a 500 word essay about "Why College is Important to Me." For more information, see Mrs. G. Deadline is May 1.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
There are many scholarships offered through the National Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Find more information at http://www.dar.org/national-society-/scholarships.
FREEDOM ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children. For more information go to http://www.fascholarship.com
ZIP RECRUITER SCHOLARSHIP
For information go to: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
FASTWEB SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
A free scholarship search engine: www.fastweb.com.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
A listing of scholarships students from Missouri school districts may be eligible to apply for: www.studentscholarships.org.
Search engine: https://unigo.com