MU Freshman Scholarships

MU Freshman Scholarship Application

Scholarship Deadline Dec 15th 
so apply by Dec 1st


MO State Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline Dec 1


Northwest Missouri State                Freshman Scholarship Info
Scholarship Deadline May 1st


MCC Scholarship Page

MCC Scholarship Selection Tool

Scholarship Deadline April 1st


UMKC Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline January 15th 


UCM Scholarship Calculator

Scholarship Deadline December 1st


Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships by Major

Scholarship Dealine March 1st



Missouri S&T Scholarships

Chancellor's Schollarship    
($12,000 per year)

Scholarship Dealines begin as soon as November 1st


Scholarship opportunities

Scholarship Deadlines Dec 1st


Truman Scholarships

Scholarship Deadlines Dec 1st



Scholarship Dealine July 1st


K-State Scholarships

K-State Scholarship Application

Scholarship Deadline Nov. 1st


KU Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline Nov. 1st


Non-resident Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship Deadlines as soon as Dec. 21


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Non-resident Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline March 1st


Calling all plumbers, carpenters, electricians, welders, auto-technicians, and anyone getting trained for skilled jobs that are in demand!

For the fifth year in a row, the Work Ethic Scholarship Program will give away a free pile of money to those who demonstrate strong work ethic and a thirst for skilled training.

The program launches on Monday, April 2, 2018, and the deadline to submit applications is Monday, June 4, 2018.

Please visit for more information and to submit your applications!!!


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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:

  • essays and autobiographies should be between one and two pages and double spaced
  • transcripts can be processed and printed out by Mrs. Adams in the counseling center after 1st semester grades have been entered
  • requests for letters of recommendation should be made at least two weeks in advance and you should provide the individual with a student information form which is embedded in the Scholarship Presentation and is also available in the counseling center
  • some scholarships are dedicated towards certain schools or students of particular interests so again READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY 
  • All applications will be due to the counseling center by February 13th at 3pm and will be accepted starting February 1st

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

Most Applications Due by February 1st!


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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 2018 KC Scholars Scholarship Application opens January 1st!!!

To help you prepare, please refer to the following 2018 application checklists:

The 2018 KC Scholars essay prompts will be posted on the KCS website on January

As a reminder, essays are one part of the application and must be completed in the online application portal.

Digital copies of all the KC Scholars 2018 marketing materials are located on the KC Scholars website under the Marketing Tools tab. This also includes a FAFSA4caster guide and PowerPoint presentations that you can utilize. 


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


As the new year gets underway, students and parents are wrapping up college applications and starting to think about how to pay for school. College Covered has got 3 easy ways to help them:

  • Award Letter Handout: We’ve just published a new and simple guide that breaks down the components of the award letter. It’s perfect for sharing with your parents and students, and will give them the information they need on how to pay for school in an easy-to-understand way. You can download it here:
  • New Scholarship Program: We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2018 scholarship program. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. Pass on this link to your students.
  • College Covered Podcast: We just launched our new, can’t-miss podcast full of smart insights and relatable stories about getting into college. Check out our first three episodes, including our latest release: How Do I Get Scholarships?, a FREE resource on planning and paying for college for students and parents. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact Elizabeth Zachary

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.


  • Must be a current resident of Independence, Missouri;
  • Must be a female graduating high school senior attending public, private or home school;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated academic merit with minimum GPA of 2.5, community service experience, school involvement and financial need;
  • Must NOT be a daughter, granddaughter or stepdaughter of a Junior Service League member.


Up to $2,000 per academic year.


Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding at $1,000 per academic year. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment, continuing community service and a minimum college GPA of 2.5.


New applications must be submitted by February 13.

Truman Heartland Scholarship Page


The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution MSSDAR is fortunate to offer the following scholarships in the link below. Applicants must be a United States citizen, A Missouri resident and attend a Missouri university or college EXCEPT for the Roberta Casteel Capps Scholarship whose recipients may attend the university or college of their choice. All scholarships are paid directly to the university or college after their enrollment is verified. All applications are due to the State Scholarship Chair postmarked no later than January 1, 2018.


Please contact Donna Hicks Medley the Scholarship Chair with any questions:

Donna Hicks Medley
316 Troy Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109



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:

  • University of Missouri - Columbia

  • University of Missouri at Kansas City

  • Metropolitan Community Colleges (located in Jackson County)

  • Missouri State University – Springfield

  • University of Central Missouri– Warrensburg

  • Northwest Missouri State University – Maryville

  • Truman State University – Kirksville

  • Missouri Western State University – St. Joseph

  • Missouri Southern State University – Joplin

The students will be selected on the following criteria:

  1. Certification by the applicant that he or she is a non-user of tobacco, alocholic beverages, or drugs in any form.

  2. Demonstrate financial need.  Financial need is to be construed as including the financial condition and resources of the parents or guardians of the applicant.

  3. Demonstrate evidence of academic ability to successfully complete goal.

  4. Demonstrate the desire and determination to persevere in attaining a stated goal.

  5. Demonstrate meritorious character and leadership potential.

  6. The applicant must declare a preference for a major in business, science, mathematics, and one applicant may be selected each year with a preference for music or the performing arts.  Students should respond in writing to these questions and submit the response along with the application and signed statement.

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
Attn:  Annette Miller
201 North Forest Avenue
Independence, Missouri 64050

If you have any questions contact Annette Miller (

Failure to complete the application fully or to omit required material may result in not being considered for the scholarship.                        


Click below for all electronic application forms:
Phil Roberts Scholarship Application
Phil Roberts Release Form
Phil Roberts Scholarship Financial Need Application
Phil Roberts Non-User Agreement

Phil Roberts Criteria Page


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No one succeeds in college alone. That's why the Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in school and beyond.


CLICK HERE to learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship


                        LINK TO SCHOLARSHIPS FOR                         NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS

Scholarships for Native Americans



Guide to Making College Affordable for Hispanic Students

Scholarships for Hispanic Students



College Scholarships for Black Students



Financial Aid Guidebook for Minority Students

Financial Aid for Minorities


MGA 2018 Project 21 Scholarship

The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  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.  Two (2) $1,500.00 first prize scholarships and Four (4) $1,000.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded.


The article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the application must be received by MARCH 1, 2018.    

For more information, please contact 

Click on the link below to download the application:


The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is pleased to offer the Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship to high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Two one-time $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, as well as a one-time $500 scholarship (this year only).


  • Open to current High School Seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Applicants must be a Missouri resident
  • Applicants must enroll as a full-time student at a MOACAC member post-secondary institution. List of member institutions is posted on the application website.
  • If selected recipient does not enroll in a MOACAC post-secondary member institution, the scholarship will be revoked and awarded to another applicant.

Deadline: March 1st, 2018
Students should complete the application on Scholarship Central.  Scholarship Central is a portal that gives students access to many local and regional scholarships.  Previously focused on the St. Louis area, Scholarship Central is expanding to include opportunities open to students across the state of Missouri. 

To access the application, students should  

  1. Click this link
  2. Read eligibility criteria.  If eligible, click the gray “sign up” button to create an account, or click the orange “sign in” button if they already have a Scholarship Central account.
  3. Once logged in, complete the General Application.  This is a profile. 
  4. Find Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship in their “recommended opportunities” and click “apply.” 

Questions about the Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship?  Please contact


The Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) 2018 High School Scholarship Application is now available

Please visit for more information. 

The MIEF provides scholarships for four (4) Missouri high school graduating seniors interested in or intending to purse an insurance, risk management or actuarial science course of study in a Missouri college or university.


Omicron Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated

The Bro. Brandon C. Fauntleroy-McDowel Scholarship 

Please review the application requirements and program. Last year, the Foundation granted two $1,000 scholarships to well-deserving young men in our community. 


Due by March 1st


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Thank you for your interest in the Johnson County Community College Sunflower Grant Scholarship. The 2018-2019 application is now live!

To access the 2018-2019 Sunflower Grant Application please click here. As a reminder, the application deadline is March 15, 2018. Conditional Acceptance will be awarded in April 2018.

This year the application is all online and below are helpful tips:

  1. You cannot save your progress once you begin this form.
  2. Your essays must be saved as a Word doc or PDF and then uploaded

This year’s essay questions are:

  1. How has your family background affected the way you see the world?
  2. Pick an event that occurred in 2017 and the impact it has had on you.

A few reminders:

  • The JCCC Application for Admission, Sunflower Grant Application, and the FAFSA must be submitted no later than March 15, 2018.
  • If you are not FAFSA eligible please contact us promptly.
  • Enrollment for Fall 2018 begins April 25, 2018. Before enrollment can take place please complete necessary placement tests or submit qualifying ACT scores, and complete New Student Orientation.
  • Please double check the email of the individual you select to complete your letter of recommendation. We will be providing an online recommendation form to the email address provided on our application.

Any questions should be directed to Melisa Jimenez at or Erin Bessler at



This scholarship is a Tuition Only Scholarship.  If you are awarded this scholarship and learn that you have been awarded a full tuition scholarship by your school or another scholarship covers 100% of your tuition, we kindly ask that you return the scholarship funds so that we can help another deserving child with their college tuition.

Please TYPE and mail as instructed below. Use the Word file below to complete your application.  


Review your application upon completion to ensure that each section of the application will print on its own page.  

Handwritten applications will NOT be accepted.

DEADLINE: The Elkettes must receive the completed application and your references by April 2, 2018 in order to be considered for the $3,000.00 non-renewable scholarship.


Blue Springs Elkettes of Blue Springs Elks Lodge 2509
Attn: Scholarship Chairperson
100 NE Brizendine Rd
Blue Springs MO 64014

If you have any questions, please contact Marianne at 816/714-4148.  

Please be sure to include the following: this application, Official Transcript,     3 Letters of Recommendation, and ACT or SAT score.


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The 2018 Chuck Daugherty Memorial Scholarship
Independence Noland Road Lions Club

Amount: $500

Qualifications: A service-oriented student with at least a 2.5 GPA. Must also complete the online questionnaire at

Noland Road Lions Club, Chuck Daugherty Memorial Scholarship
PO Box 4201
Independence, MO 64050


Transcripts and online questionnaire must be postmarked by April 18th!!!

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


Your Students Can Go Further
at Oklahoma State University!

We have a unique opportunity available for your students in the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program at OSU. They can apply today to be part of an elite group of 50 incoming OSU students who demonstrate a committment to service and have a proven record of leadership.

Students who exhibit these characteristics have been successful in the program. However, all out-of-state students who apply will be considered for a scholarship that waives the out-of-state portion of tuition for four years, plus $5,000 during each of their first two years! Selected scholars will take part in the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program, which includes a leadership course and international travel abroad experience.

Your students who have been admitted to OSU should complete the application for the scholarship, submit their essays and have one or more mentor(s) submit recommendation letters on their behalf.

The first round application deadline is Nov. 1. Students who apply will be notified in December. The second round application deadline is Feb. 1. Students who meet this deadline will be notified of the decision in March.


At, we value education highly and want to give back to our community at large. We are also passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created this scholarship to both help further that cause and to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education. This scholarship is intended to be used for tuition during the 2018-19 school year.

  • Amount Awarded – $1,000
  • Deadline – May 19th, 2018


Eligibility And Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be current high school seniors attending school in the United States OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens
  • Applicants must be anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma / GED
  • Applicants must be planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Applicants must be carrying a minimum 3.0 GPA currently or at the end of their senior year

CLICK HERE for more information on submitting an application

1. The first scholarship is the Animation Career Review "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application. This is the seventh year we have offered this scholarship. 
2. The second scholarship is the Fashion Schools "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application. This is the fifth year we have offered this scholarship. 

3. The third scholarship is the Online MBA Report "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application. This is the third year we have offered this scholarship. 

The deadline for all three scholarships is June 1, 2018.

If possible, please include a reference to our three scholarship programs on your school's scholarship page. Also, feel free to share these scholarship opportunities on Twitter or Facebook at your discretion. If you are not the contact person, please pass along this info to the appropriate person. 

If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Brad Prescott

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