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The Independence Foundation Scholarship site has been updated and can be accessed by CLICKING HERE. All forms and application materials needed to fill out each of the scholarships are available by CLICKING HERE and are to be filled out electronically and printed. Completed applications should be stapled together.
Click on individual scholarships listed on the Foundation website and READ the directions carefully when filling out applications:
KC Scholars is excited to share a great scholarship opportunity for current 9th and 11th graders as well as adults looking to return to college to complete their degree.
The KC Scholars scholarship application opens on January 1 and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.
• Traditional Scholarship – For current 11th graders – at least 250 selected to receive up to a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
• College Savings Account/Match – For current 9th graders – up to 500 students selected to receive $50 in a 529 college savings account and at least 50 students selected to receive up to $7,000 of match and incentive funds.
• Adult Learner Scholarship – For adults with some college but no degree – and starting in 2019, adults who have an associate degree and will return to complete a bachelor’s degree – up to 200 selected to receive up to a $5,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years
For more information and eligibility requirements, visit kcscholars.org.
You can also follow KC Scholars on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - @KCScholars
Comcast Leaders and Achievers®
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.
Deadline to apply is December 7, 2018.
Tell students to visit learnmore.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers to learn more and apply today!
Scholarships are determined based on achievement, volunteerism, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, financial need, and a Kiwanis family bonus.
We are pleased that you are applying for an Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship. In addition to Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship, The Kiwanis Club of Independence will offer additional scholarship opportunities.
In addition to the $1,000 scholarship, the top three local Earl Collins Foundation applicants to the Kiwanis Club of Independence will be eligible to receive one of the following:
To be eligible for these additional funds, all applicants must complete the Earl Collins Foundation scholarship, which is attached.
For consideration, applicants are responsible for the following:
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The Board of Trustees Scholarship is an institutional scholarship that covers the cost of in-district tuition. The Scholarship committee reviews applicants in three categories:
1.) Current High School students: Student submits application at mcckc.edu/scholarship. Application is complete when a 7th semester transcript is submitted and it shows that the unweighted GPA is at least 3.5.
Scholarship recipients must be planning to enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester at MCC (i.e. be a full time student).
The Blue River Scholarship Committee reviews applicants who have turned in all needed documents by April 1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Independence Host Lions Club will provide a $500.00 Scholarship for a graduating senior from each of the following high schools: William Chrisman, Truman, and Van Horn high schools in Independence, Missouri who demonstrates a commitment to community service.
1. The applicant must have a commitment to community service and have demonstrated that commitment with emphasis on service to the local community.
2. The recipient must have met the requirements and have been accepted to the College or University of their choice.
3. Although this scholarship is not based on GPA, we ask that you include a copy of your High School transcript with the application.
Please mail before March 1, 2019 to:
Independence Host Lions Club
Calling All Student Leaders
Students of the Year candidates are high school students who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, and community engagement.
The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the 7-week competition.
This campaign will kick off on February 17th, 2019
The winner will receive a $2500 scholarship and a $1000 grant to be given to the school organization of their choosing
CLICK HERE if you are interested in participating or learning more
After submitting an applications someone from your local chapter will contact you to discuss your application further.
Please contact Janeane Werner, Campaign Manager for more info
Arthur M. and Berdena King Eagle Scout Award
Presented by the Sons of the American Revolution
How much: $10,000 for first place, $6,000 for second place and $4,000 for third place
Who’s eligible: All Eagle Scouts under 19 years old
Deadline: Varies by chapter. Find your state’s SAR society contact here.
What’s required: Application listing Scouting and school achievements and an essay about the Revolutionary War.
Questions: Email your state’s contact person here.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year
How much: $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place
Who’s eligible: Young people who are are least 15 and registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venturing Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
Deadline: March 1
What’s required: Application, photograph, school participation record, Scouting record, community service record and three letters of recommendation.
Link: VFW Scout of the Year
Questions: Email email@example.com
American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year
How much: $10,000 for the winner and $2,500 apiece for three runners-up
Who’s eligible: Eagle Scouts who are at least 15 and registered, active members of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron — or Eagle Scouts who are registered, active members of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, Sons of The American Legion or Auxiliary member,
Deadline: March 1
What’s required: Application, photograph, school participation record, Scouting record, community service record, religious award record and four letters of recommendation.
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
United Consumers Credit Union will award two $1,500 scholarships to
Please note, all application materials will become the sole property
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!
The Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship
The Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship was created by Junior Service League of Independence to honor the memory of First Lady of the United States, Bess Wallace Truman, who was active in many community service organizations in Independence.
APPLY VIA THE TRUMAN HEARTLAND SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE
CLICK HERE to visit Scholarship Central for a variety of scholarship opportunities for Missouri residents.
CLICK HERE for a link to a list of scholarships provided by the Missouri department of the American Legion.
Visit UNIGO.COM to search for colleges, scholarships, and to receive more info about the college admissions process.
Missouri Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants
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LINK TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS
LINK TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BLACK STUDENTS
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.
ADD WILL BE UPDATED WHEN 2019 SCHOLARSHIP INFO IS AVAILABLE
The Phil Roberts Scholarship will be awarded to several worthy graduates of Eastern Jackson County high schools who would like to pursue a bachelor’s degree with a major in business, science or mathematics. Three applicants may be selected each year with a preference for music or performing arts as a major field of study. The scholarship is for $1,000 per semester or $2,000 per year. The applicant must attend one of the following institutions:
The students will be selected on the following criteria:
This scholarship is not available to students whose parents or relatives are employees or have been employees of the Independence School District or any other school district, except beginning in 2014 and continuing thereafter, Independence School District students, whose parents are not supervisory employees of the District and are employed as bus drivers or food service employees, said students may apply for two Phil Roberts Scholarships available to them.
Please complete and submit all forms to:
Phil Roberts Scholarship
If you have any questions contact Annette Miller (email@example.com)
Failure to complete the application fully or to omit required material may result in not being considered for the scholarship.
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid
A standard form that collects
Visit FAFSA's Website
CLICK HERE for information on the process of filling out your FASFA
CLICK HERE to chat with a financial aid rep with questions on your FASFA