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.
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!
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.
Specific Scholarship Central Opporunitites
Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation's Access Extra Scholarship
Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship Apply by March 15, 2019
Open to female, graduating high school seniors who are Missouri residents.
John F. and Margaret H. Armstrong Engineering Scholarship Apply by April 15, 2019
Open to females who have identified Engineering as their intended college major. Applicants should have a GPA of 2.5 or better.
Missouri Student Loans, Scholarships, and Grants
FOR STUDENTS: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, provides merit-based scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to the restaurant industry. Scholarships awards range from $2,500 to $10,000. Students complete one NRAEF application and the application system will match them to scholarship funds they are eligible for after completing and submitting the application.
Deadline is March 15th
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CLICK HERE for a link to a list of scholarships provided by the Missouri department of the American Legion.
DEADLINE APRIL 20th
Hawthorn Bank is proud to award $1,000 scholarships to four deserving high school seniors to help them complete their education. Just answer a few questions, write a couple of short essays and you could be one of the winners.
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Please call 660-890-3003 with any questions you might have.
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 April, June, 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
Jackson County Farm Bureau
College Scholarship Program
Objective: To provide a scholarship available to a maximum of two college students from Jackson County each year to be used at any accredited college or university in the United States.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Applications may be sent/delivered to Jackson County Farm Bureau Offices:
Independence office – 2112 S. M-291, Ste B;
Lee’s Summit office – 208 N.W. Executive Way;
Blue Springs office – 2418 SW State Route 7
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 Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors.
High Scholastic Achievement Scholarship
A minimum of five (5) scholarships will be awarded.
The High Scholastic Achievement Scholarship was established in 1993 to assist graduating high school seniors with financing their first year of college. This scholarship is for high school seniors who personify commitment, integrity, and kindness. The successful applicant should demonstrate community involvement and leadership skills.
The applicant must:
• African-American high school senior, graduating in May 2019 from a school in the Greater Kansas City area
• Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or above after the first semester of their senior year
• United States citizen
• Plan to attend a four-year college or university Fall 2019
Submit a complete application along with the following documents:
• A personal statement that includes academic status, community service, and educational and career goals (1 page or less, typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12)
• An essay addressing the following question: If you could spend one day with a historical person, real or fiction, who would it be? Explain your choice. What would you talk about and what advice and knowledge would you seek from him/her? (500-words, typed, double-spaced, Times Roman, font size 12)
• A high school resume of activities capturing your high school career. Such activities may include: academics, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, work experience, religious affiliations, offices held, awards, and other scholarships received.
• An unofficial high school transcript.
• Two letters of recommendation from individuals not related to you (at least one must be from a teacher or advisor).
Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019, by 11:59 pm CST
Please have all required documents ready to upload before starting the online application. This application can not be saved.
Completed application and all supporting documents must be uploaded no later than the deadline.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Scholarship Chair, Ms. Lisa Henderson Rowe at email@example.com.
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The scholarship provides financial assistance to students graduating from non-chartered public high schools in Johnson, Leavenworth or Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Jackson, Cass, Clay or Platte Counties in Missouri.
Students eligible for assistance must meet the following:
Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated financial need; a copy of the FAFSA is required with online application.
Scholarships will be awarded annually and issued in equal payments in August and December. Those students who receive the award will be eligible to re-apply each year.
A minimum of $2,000 per year. Students may reapply each year.
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.
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
United Consumers Credit Union will award two $1,500 scholarships to
Please note, all application materials will become the sole property
Each year the UNICO-Kansas City Chapter awards scholarships to metropolitian Kansas City area high school seniors. UNICO’s major scholarship is a four-year award totaling $8,000 to a graduate of Italian-American heritage who will be attending college next fall. Last year UNICO – Kansas City Chapter awarded $50,000 to worthy high school seniors.The criteria for selection by the Scholarship Committee is equally weighted between scholastic achievements, community service, and financial need. Additional smaller scholarships will also be awarded. Please visit the UNICO website, www.unicokc.org, for more information.
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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.
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