It is recommended that you review any scholarship application requirements and disclosures thoroughly before applying, as many opportunities have special requirements that may ask for you to register for a service or like and/or share their social media pages with your friends as a way to market their products and/or services. Please note that you apply at your own discretion.


Eight scholarships totaling $8,000 ($1,000 each) are available to student volunteers in grades 9-12. Students who reside in Missouri, attend a high school in the state, and plan to continue their education at an accredited college, university, or vocational school are eligible. Students volunteers must show how they worked to improve their community. This initiative is sponsored by the Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) with financial support from Bayer. The deadline for entries is May 23, 2019.  You can access the application online at 


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Visit the GKCCF website at to view a wide variety of scholarships. Create a GKCCF account to begin submitting applications HERE.


The Truman Heartland Community Foundation offers a number of different scholarship opportunities for students from Independence. It is known in Eastern Jackson County and surrounding communities as a leader in philanthropy that has been a respected partner in charitable giving for 35 years. Please visit the website listed below to access a variety of applications!
                            Truman Heartland Scholarship Page


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CLICK HERE to visit Scholarship Central for a variety of scholarship opportunities for Missouri residents. 

FAQ: I completed a general application. Is that all I have to do?

No. The next step is to apply for specific scholarships and/or interest-free loans. There are no scholarships awarded from the General Application. To apply for a specific scholarship/interest-free loan, select “opportunities” in the blue bar at the top of the page. Then select “ours” to see the open opportunities. These are the scholarships that you can apply to directly on the website.

If you see an opportunity you would like to apply for, click the orange “apply” button. You will then answer additional questions that are for that opportunity only. Click the orange “submit” button on the bottom of the page when you have completed the application.

Click “opportunities” and “external” for a resource list of regional scholarships that do not use Scholarship Central to collect applications. You can link to the websites of these organizations for more information.




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The Beta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, has made a tradition of awarding college scholarships to deserving high school graduates in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, and we will continue that tradition this year by awarding one (1) scholarship of $1,000.00, one (1) scholarship for $1,500.00 and one (1) Brother Fred D. Cason, Sr., Memorial Scholarship for $2,500.00. These scholarships are intended for students who will be attending college in the fall of 2019.

Attached below you will find our application form and a letter to applicants that gives specific application instructions.

Our plans are to award these scholarships on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Community Center located on the Rockhurst University campus.  Additional information regarding our award presentation program will be provided to you later and under separate cover.

Should you have any questions please contact me at 913.787.5009.

Completed applications must be received by MAY 31st!!!

Letter to Applicants

Fillable Application


Daughters of the American Revolution

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.


Feel free to contact Bonnie J. Dickson at with questions.


Eligible sophomores and juniors... enter for your chance to win a $40,000 scholarship + $5,000 tech package in the ACT scholarship giveaway!*

Eligible sophomores and juniors who register for the AprilJune, or July 2019 US national test dates may enter. During registration, check YES to opt-in to the ACT Scholarship Giveaway for your chance to win. It’s just that easy! You may also enter by mail.* See Official Rules for eligibility requirements and entry instructions.

How to Enter If you are an eligible entrant,* register for the April, June, or July ACT test dates and opt-in to participate in the scholarship giveaway when prompted during registration (successful registration and payment is required for an entry). It’s just that easy! You may also enter the giveaway by mail without registering for the test or making a purchase; see Official Rules for details for the alternate method of entry


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We have updated our Out-of-State Scholarship Grid

We’ve recently made changes to our out-of-state scholarships, which is effective for students starting as freshman in fall 2018. The new scholarships are partial tuition waivers and will vary based on the student’s actual tuition.

Admitted students have already received a letter with their new scholarship amount. If you have students who are interested in KU and have not yet applied, encourage them to apply and we will award to students who apply and meet the criteria.

KU Excellence
30 ACT/1390 SAT +3.75 HS GPA
$64,336 ($16,084/yr)
Equivalent to paying in-state tuition

KU Distinction
28 ACT/1310 SAT + 3.5 HS GPA
$54,320 ($13,850/yr) 
125% of in-state tuition

KU Achievement
24 ACT/1160 SAT +3.25 HS GPA:
$44,308 ($11,077/yr) 
150% of in-state tuition


Alpha Gamma Sigma at the University of Missouri - Columbia is awarding two $500 scholarships to incoming male students who will be attending the University of Missouri - Columbia, exhibit leadership potential, and academic achievement.
Students can learn more and fill out the brief application for our scholarships on our website. The deadline for applications is July 20, 2019. Winners will be announced during the fall 2019 semester. Students do not need to join Alpha Gamma Sigma to be eligible.

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Alpha Gamma Sigma at the University of Missouri is a professional and social fraternity at the University of Missouri - Columbia founded on its thirteen principals of: Self-Reliance, Temperance, Health, Obedience, Perpetuation of Morality, Cooperation, Sociability, Leadership, Fellowship, Honesty, Sportsmanship, Sacrifice, and Scholarship. Alpha Gamma Sigma has been molding young men into exemplary individuals since 1923, and we hope to reward students who are striving to embody our principals. 

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