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
ATTENTION Fair Play College Juniors and Seniors: If you have completed 60 or more credit hours and have declared a major in education, you are eligible to apply for one of twenty-six (26) $1,000 scholarships offered by the Missouri Association of Rural Education (Fair Play R-II is a member of this organization which makes you eligible to apply.) For more application information visit: https://www.moare.com/vnews/display.v/SEC/Communications%7CScholarships. The deadline is March 29, 2019. If you have questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Garrison.
Scholarships will be posted here when they become available.
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.
JAMES L. AND NELLIE M. WESTLAKE SCHOLARSHIP
Students whose EFC is $7000 or less per year and have a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and have a 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale may apply. Applications are available at https://www.sms.scholarsapply.org/westlake. Deadline is February 1, 2019.
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.
MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF RURAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Students interested in becoming a teacher and returning to a rural school district to teach may apply for one of the (45) $500 scholarships being offered. For scholarship information go to https://www.moare.com/vnews/display.v/SEC/Communic... Deadline is March 8, 2019.
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