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
Missouri Association Mutual Insurance Companies
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.
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.
BRAXTON RETHWISCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling is pleased to offer the Braxton Rethwisch scholarship to Missouri high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Five one-time $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. This scholarship is open to current high school seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater. To access the application students should visit https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportu.... Deadline is March 1, 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
MISSOURI BANKERS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is for students planning to enroll in a full-time course of study leading to a major in a field related to banking. Students may find information and the application at www.mobankers.com; deadline is March 8, 2019
EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY CREDIT UNON
Educational Community Credit Union will award two (2) $1,000 Scholarships; applicant must be a member of ECCU to apply. More information may be obtained at https://www.educationalccu.org/index.asp; deadline is March 15, 2019.
MFA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Bolivar Farmer’s Exchange is offering the MFA Foundation Scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is $2000. The scholarship winner is selected by a local selection committee and they look at scholastic progress, citizenship, extra-curricular activities, educational plans and financial need. You may pick up an application from Mrs. G or access it through this website. Applications are due back to Mrs. G NO LATER than March 13.
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.
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