Seniors: Originally created to assist with the Spring 2020 "virtual" situation, we have created a Local Scholarships Spreadsheet which has information regarding all local scholarships as well as links to an electronic version of the sheets you would pick up in the Counseling Office. Please contact Mrs. Traci (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Manuel (email@example.com) with any questions about the local scholarships. Please pay close attention to the deadlines, most of which are in March and April.
REGIONAL AND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Listed below is information on some of the more popular state and regional scholarships. While there may be a few national scholarships also listed, the majority of them may be found by looking on FastWeb or SallieMae. The scholarships listed on this page are not offered through Aurora High School. Applicants should click on the link for each scholarship and follow the corresponding directions. Please also check websites for specific deadlines.
StudentScholarships.org: This website contains a number of scholarships available to Missouri high school students
Cappex: To assist students in finding merit-based scholarships
Missouri Dept. of Higher Education: A number of state sponsored scholarship programs are offered through the MDHE website including A+, Bright Flight, ACCESS Missouri, Minority, and other scholarships/grants.
Academy of Hair Design: Offers six $1000 and two $2500 scholarships. Deadline is typically mid March.
American Academy of CPR and First Aid is proud to sponsor the “Save a Life” Scholarship, offered exclusively to students majoring in the healthcare and education fields. We know that caregiving and teaching can both be challenging but incredibly rewarding professions. This is why we made this commitment to further the education and career development of future doctors, nurses, technicians, professors, and teachers of all areas of specialization with this scholarship. The scholarship application is typically due in early October.
American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Program: Ten $2000 scholarships available to high school seniors. Deadline is typically late March/early April.
American Legion Scholarships: There are a number of scholarships available under this category for students who are descendants of a veteran. Specifics on scholarships, including deadlines, additional criteria, and award amounts may be found by visiting the website. Although deadlines vary the typical deadline is mid April. Your counselor may have additional information.
Arch City Granite Scholarship: $1000 Scholarship for students in Missouri or Illinois
Associated General Contractors of Missouri: The AGCMO Education Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students entering the construction industry or a related field, such as engineering (civil, mechanical, etc.) or architecture. The information page provides more details on the qualifications for application and how to submit the application with the required additional information. Application Information Skilled Trades Application College Application
Association of Government Accountants Scholarship: Available to students planning on majoring in an Accounting or Business Management related field. (Deadline typically March) See your counselor for local scholarship forms.
Athnet Sports Recruiting: $1,000 for an athletic scholarship. a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. Deadline typically June 1st
Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation: Provides children of the incarcerated in the state of Missouri a chance to better themselves through education.
Better Business Bureau: Applications are typically due mid-June.
Bishop and Hayes: 10 - $3,000 scholarships available.
BodyLogicMD Scholarship Program: This $5000 scholarship is offered twice a year to aspiring medical professionals.
Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship: Each year the Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is pleased to offer two $1,000 scholarships to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement. For more information, or to apply for the 2019-2020 Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship, please complete the application which is typically due in mid-March.
Breakthrough Junior Challenge This is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (5 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways. The winner will earn a $250,000 scholarship.
Bright Flight Scholarships: This scholarship is available to students who typically test in the top 5% of all ACT or SAT scores in the nation. Amounts vary yearly depending on the Missouri state budget.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: For students who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is typically late February.
Christian Connector: Provides a free Christian college information service as well as a $2500 scholarship drawing.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation: believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. If interested, apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar by October 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET, and receive a chance for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni. The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application normally closes at the end of October.
Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship: CFMO offers 5 $1000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resources areas. Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need. Applications are usually due by December 31.
Coolidge Scholarship: the Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). The deadline is usually in January. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, we can be reached by email at coolidgescholars@
Crowder College Business Scholarship: $500 renewable scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen majoring in Business at Crowder College. The awarded amount will be $500 per semester and will be renewable up to 3 consecutive semesters (fall/spring only) and we hope to award a total of 2-3 scholarships. The scholarship deadline is usually around March 1st.
Discover Student Loans Scholarship: giving away $100,000 in scholarships to high school and college students. Students are automatically entered to win a $2,500 scholarship when they sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college.
Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship: This scholarship was established to provide major financial aid to encourage and assist students in five areas of natural resource management: fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation and soil and water conservation. Click on the link below for more information. Deadline to apply is typically December 31.
Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Any high school senior is eligible. Deadline is typically early December. Applications must be sent to: Springfield Lodge No. 409; 2223 East Bennett; Springfield, MO 65804.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha: Multiple scholarships are available for residence in the state of Missouri. There are different requirements for each scholarship. Applications are usually due around the first of February. You may apply to up to three scholarships. Included in this set of scholarships are general ones that most seniors would qualify for and then some very specific scholarships, such as for architecture, teaching, cancer survivor.
Flavorful Futures Scholarship: We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. General Requirements: Visit sparklingice.com/scholarship for full list of requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States, Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020, Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) -- Americanism Essay Contest. You will write an essay to promote the spirit of Americanism and patriotism among our country's youth. Visit the website and select the Americanism Essay Contest from the Events tab. Deadline is typically December 1.
FFA : Multiple scholarships are sponsored through this site by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation. (February 15th)
The Gates Scholarship: These scholarships are awarded to 300 top student leaders each year. It is for Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship are the characteristics demonstrated by students who earn this scholarship. More information can be found on the website. Deadline is typically early January.
Hagan Scholarship: The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must: a) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or b) graduate from a remote rural school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents. Hagan Scholars from 43 states are currently enrolled at 358 colleges and universities. Five hundred more scholarships will be awarded in April 2021. The scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years to attend college. Recipients must enroll at an eligible four-year not-for-profit college or university the first semester following high school graduation. Free Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.
Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice $750 Scholarship Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The application deadline usually late May. Only online applications will be accepted.
Horatio Alger Association: The Horatio Alger Association welcomes eligible high school seniors to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarships, which range from $10,000 to $25,000. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for these awards. One application is all that's necessary to apply for state, national, and specialized programs. The application is open until October 25 and available at application.horatioalger.org
Hovland Forensic & Financial Scholarship Hovland Forensic & Financial is proud to offer a scholarship program for students in the process of pursuing a college degree in Accounting. The awarded student will receive $1,000 to be used towards expenses for his or her degree. Deadline: 12/01/2020
Imagine America Foundation - The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. If you are a high school senior or recent high school graduate, you could be eligible to receive a $1,000 career college education scholarship. Applying for this educational scholarship is easy! The hard part is choosing which one of our approximately 400 career college and vocational training school partners offers the best program for your goals. With our long history in the career college sector, we have relationships with schools that offer quality programs in growing fields. Submit an application for the Imagine America high school scholarship online today!
Injury Lawyers Scholarship - This scholarship is available for high school seniors and current college students nationwide who will be attending or currently attending a 4-year college/university or 2-year community college. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. One time award of $1,500. All applications must be submitted no later than 05/31. Scholarship specific to students who have been affected by a personal injury.
Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship: Six $2,000.00 scholarships (non-renewable) will be awarded to students who graduate in 2021 from high schools in MUSIC member districts. Only one application per district is allowed. Please see your counselor if you are interested in applying.
James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program: Offers scholarships to high school seniors in Missouri planning to attend a 4-year university with financial need and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Deadline is typically February 1st.
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to students nationwide in memory of Janice M. Scott, who perished during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Based on financial need, leadership, and an essay among other criteria. Checklist, Application and Criteria. Deadline is typically March.
JCI Senate Foundation and Missouri JCI Senate Scholarship: $1,000 for a graduating high school senior who plan to continue their education at a college, university or vocational school Missouri will give two $250 scholarships.John Dennis Scholarship: A total of sixteen $1000 scholarships will be presented to high school seniors across the state by the Missouri Sheriffs' Association. Students must intend to major in Criminal Justice, plan to attend a Missouri college or university, and have a 2.0 GPA. Application deadline is typically the end of January.
John T. Belcher Memorial Scholarship: The Missouri School Board Association is offering one $1000 regional scholarship and one $1500 scholarship to the state winner. Each district may select one student to compete for the scholarship. An essay is required.
Junior Chamber International Scholarships: The Missouri Junior Chamber International Senate is offering at least two $250 scholarships with the possibility of an additional $1000 scholarship. Winners will be selected based on academics and leadership aptitude. The application deadline is typically mid December.Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship: For students planning to pursue an associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair. Deadline is typically March 1st. See your counselor after November for the application. Students must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Kaplan Group: The Kaplan Group’s annual $1,000 scholarship is available to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applications for the scholarship are due August 9, 2020
Kids Chance Scholarship Program: For students who have a parent who has been seriously injured or lost in a worker's comp related accident. Application deadline is typically April.
MAMIC: Each year, The Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (MAMIC) awards 8 - $1000 scholarships to graduating Missouri high school seniors planning to attend a Missouri college, university, community college, or vocational school. In addition, MAMIC also awards 1 - $1000 scholarship to a current college student. The eligibility guidelines to be considered for the MAMIC High School Scholarship are as follows: Graduating High School Senior living in Missouri, Candidate must be attending a Missouri high school, Candidate must have successful admission to a college, university, community college, or vocational school in Missouri, Candidate must submit the MAMIC High School Scholarship application with a copy of high school transcript and photo, typically in March.
Mary Riley Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: Two scholarships totaling $2000 each. Deadline for submission is usually March.
Mattress Advisor: Students who share an essay about their relationship with sleep health will be considered for our award. In addition to offering the Sleep Science scholarship, we have compiled a list of other great sleep related scholarships that your students can apply to.
Mattress Nerd’s Sustainability Scholarship: $1000 Sustainability Scholarship to the best essay response to a writing prompt on environmental conscientiousness.
Mediacom Communications World Class Scholarship Program: Offers $1000 non renewable scholarships to senior high school students in areas of 15 states where it conducts business in its North Central Division through its World Class Scholarship Program. The application deadline is typically the first part of February.
Miller Engineering Scholarship- Interested in Engineering? Information regarding this scholarship and an online application is now available. The scholarship gives students field experience, which we find many new engineers in our field do not have. Our scholarship also offers wages for the summer internships they receive as part of our scholarship. Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies: Eight $1000 scholarships will be awarded, one per district in the state of Missouri. Students must submit an application covering family financial need, extracurricular and work activities, and a 75 word essay. Deadline is typically March 1.
Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship: Minimum 2.5 GPA, Enrolled full-time at a two or four year college or university, must work on a dairy farm or have a dairy-related internship for at least three months for each year the student receives the scholarship, must commit to work in the Agricultural Industry in Missouri for at least two years for every one year the student receives the scholarship. Deadline: is typically November.
Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation Scholarship: Deadline is typically October.Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship: Available for seniors planning to major in a banking related field. Find the MBF Application here. A second scholarship is available with the EVERFI application. Deadline is typically March.
Missouri College of Cosmetology: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to fall graduates and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to spring graduates. Contact the Missouri College of Cosmetology at 887-1501. Deadline is usually April.
Eight $1000 Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) scholarships are available to 9-12th grade student-volunteers through the High School Student-Volunteer Community Service Scholarship Awards initiative. All materials are typically due on or before March 1st.
Missouri Corn Growers Association: Students must live on a farm or in a rural area, planning to attend a Missouri college and major in agronomy or an agriculture related field. You may obtain more information by going to the website and clicking on the "Education" link.
Missouri Courage Scholarship: Last year the Missouri Courage Scholarship (MCS) awarded more than $10,000 to students from across the state who demonstrated their courage and commitment to LGBTQ+ people in their schools and communities. The deadline is typically March 1.
Missouri Gaming Association: Students can enter posters, articles, or film that warns against underage gambling. The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. One (1) $2,500.00 first prize scholarship and Three (3) $1,500.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded.
Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship: Available to students pursuing an insurance, risk management, or actuarial science course of study. Four $1500 scholarships available. Deadline is typically March.
Masonic Scholarship Foundation: Over 30,000 Missouri Freemasons participate and make donations to make these scholarships available. The value of the scholarships can change based on the market, but currently are the Samuel Smith Stewart, a $52,000 ( $13,000 per year for 4 years) scholarship, Ruth Lutes Bachmann, a $4,000 ($1,000 a year for 4 years) scholarship for students pursuing careers in teaching or nursing, and the Masonic Merit, a $4,000 ($1,000 a year for 4 years) scholarship. The deadline for applications to be in the Grand Lodge of Missouri office is March 15, 2021. Scholarships are available to any Missouri high school senior who meets the criteria on the scholarship application. A high school transcript that includes test scores, grade point average, class rank, etc., is required, along with a list of school activities, awards, offices held and honors. The applicant must also include a list of community and volunteer activities, and a short essay about why they are applying and their future goals.
Missouri Pork Association's Youth Pork Ambassador Program: One $1000 scholarship will be given to a student who is involved in the pork industry or has a parent involved in the industry. Deadline is typically mid December.
Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture scholarship: For Missouri high school seniors. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair. One $2,500 supreme scholarship, thirty $1,000 scholarships, and seven $1,000 scholarships are being offered.
Missouri Women's Golf Association Scholarship: Available to girls who have played women's golf in high school. Applications must be postmarked by March.
MSLF Access Extra Scholarship: This is a private scholarship for current high school seniors who are eligible for the Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program and who have a 28 or higher on the ACT. The student must be attending a 4-year Access-eligible school. Eligible students will apply at myscholarshipcentral.org, complete a common application, and upload a SAR and ACT report.
OppU Achievers Scholarship: Award: $2,500 Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30 Eligibility: GPA above 3.0 How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on our scholarship page
National Farmers Scholarship: Available to students planning on majoring in an agriculture related field.
National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship: Applicants for the scholarship must be members of the NWTF and are judged on their scholastic achievements, leadership abilities, community involvement and commitment to conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage. The application deadline is typically January 1. For more information on the scholarship program, contact the scholarship coordinator at the Wild Turkey Center by calling (800) THE-NWTF or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Wildlife Federation: Students may apply for scholarships of various amounts. Deadlines are typically January 1st.
Ozark Scandinavian Society: $500 to the best 500 words or less essay about student's Scandinavian Heritage or a research type essay about the Scandinavian Influence in Southwest Missouri. Deadline is usually March. Email your essay to email@example.com.Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship: (1) A son or daughter of one who has given their life in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire). (2) A son or daughter of an honorably discharged veteran who has passed after their term of service. (3) A son or daughter of a veteran or first responder disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized. Application Deadline: April. Questions may be addressed to: Robert L. Meeks, Chair, Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ozark Electric Cooperative is offering 20 (twenty) $500 nonrenewable post-secondary scholarships for the fall semester to area high school graduating seniors who plan to attend college or a trade school. Please stop in to the Counseling Office to pick up the paper application. Applications are due back to the Counseling Office around mid-March.
Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship: The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri are offering four scholarships to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories: (1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire) (2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service (3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized. These scholarships are non-renewable, and consist of one award in the amount of $2,000, and three awards in the amount of $1,000 each, to be awarded to four deserving Missouri students to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools.
Pottroff & Karlin Law Firm $1000:
- You must be a high school senior or college freshman from the United States.
- You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
- You must attach a student aid report showing income status of your household.
- A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship: A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience. The deadline is typically the end of June.
African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship. They early (preferred) deadline is typically November 1, or the regular deadline is typically mid-January. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers. Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their website.
Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship: The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field. This is an essay contest. Applications are typically due the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship: $1500 - Additionally, an Award of Excellence- $2,500 renewable scholarship will be given to the top candidate. Deadline is usually February.
Springfield Area Legal Support Professionals: $500 scholarship. Click the link for application. Deadline to apply is typically the end of March.
Straight North STEM Scholarship: $1000 - for students majoring in a STEM field of study. Click on the link for application. Deadline to apply is typically the beginning of August.
SuretyBonds Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program: Each student must submit a 500-1000 word essay about "How small business ownership (personal, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian) has shaped you into the person you are today." Deadline is typically March.
Through the Looking Glass Scholarship: High School Seniors. To be eligible, a student must be a high school graduate (or graduating senior), have at least one parent with a disability, and be planning to attend an accredited technical or vocational school or a two- or four-year college. Those planning to attend a two- or four-year college should be pursuing an AA, AS, BA or BS degree. Deadline is typically March.
United Energy Workers: This $1000 scholarship is available to any High School Senior. The deadline is typically the end of July.
Unigo: Networking tool that includes opportunities for several scholarships, information, search tools to help students make decisions.
Whitetails Unlimited: Students must write an essay about their interest in the outdoors; hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, etc. Deadline for submission is typically April 1. Must have a 3.0 GPA to apply. Send essay and transcript to Eldon Skinner PO Box 47 Purdy, MO 65734. Students are also encouraged to attend the annual banquet.
VFW Voice of Democracy: We need to spread the word, and we're asking friends like you to help out. The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (Oct. 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. We want to reach as many patriotic students as possible to compete for the grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice! Application.
Young Entrepreneur Award: Applications usually accepted between October 1 and December 18.
Ziprecruiter Scholarship: A $3000 scholarship available to seniors with (typically) a June 30th deadline.
Addiction Resource Net: The scholarship is for full-time students pursuing an Associate's, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree. A first and runner-up prize is available through an essay contest, highlighting a subject that is common amongst students, binge drinking on college campuses. We believe that all students should be aware of the harmful effects of binge drinking and hope that this essay contest will help raise awareness on this issue amongst their peers. $1,000 scholarship for the coming Spring 2021 semester