• SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

     

    NOTE:  Please check the Counseling website for due dates!  ALWAYS go with the due date we give you there – not the due date on the scholarship application!

     

    NOTE:  This is not a comprehensive list of all scholarships!  Explore our website and online for more information (but never pay for that information!)J

     

     

    Wendy’s Heisman

    Amount:

    Deadline:  September

    Have at least a "B" grade average (3.0 GPA), participate in at least one of the 27 eligible school-sponsored sports (see website for a list), and be a leader in school and community. Students nominate themselves by applying online at http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com. A counselor will review the student’s information and make the final submission (you will need your counselor’s email address). One male and one female from each school will be selected.

     

    Horatio Alger Scholarship

    Amount:  $1,000 – 20,000

    Deadline:  October

    Seniors who apply must have financial need ($55,000 or less in family income), have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, at least a 2.0 GPA, strength of character and a desire to contribute to society. Must be a graduating senior with a commitment to pursuing a bachelor's degree and a US citizen. Students will need to provide their school counselor's email address in order for their application to be certified. An email address will also need to be provided for the individual who is completing the "Support and Verification" form for you. A transcript and a copy of the front page of your parent/guardian's 2012 individual federal tax return must be provided as well. Applications available online at https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm.

     

    Patrick L. Newman Mic-O-Say Scholarship

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline:  October

    Any current Camp Geiger Tribesman of Mic-O-Say who is active in the program and registered with the Boy Scouts can apply for this scholarship. Must be planning to pursue a formal program of higher education. More information is available online at http://www.micosay.org/resource-center/scholarships.

     

    Cotillion for Achievement

    Amount:  $700 – 1,8000

    Deadline:  October

    Students attending school in Andrew and Buchanan county that demonstrate high academic achievements,

    involvement in school activities and community service, plus high moral and ethical standards should apply.  An ACT or SAT score is required. If selected as a Cotillion finalist students will need to attend "Adventures for Achievement" sessions, participate in the final interview, as well as attend the Cotillion Ball in March (a formal event).

     

    This is a VERY prestigious local scholarship opportunity.   
     
    Application:    Cotillion Application 18 19
     

    Kansas State University Freshman Scholarships

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: October

    Students must complete the K-State admissions and scholarship application before the November 1st deadline in order to be considered for scholarships. Go online to http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/for more information on each scholarship and the application.

     

    KU Freshmen Scholarships

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: October

    Must apply for admissions and scholarships by Nov. 1. Application is available online at http://admissions.ku.edu/affordability/

     

    Missouri Valley College English Majors

    Amount:  Varies

    Deadline:  October

    Must be a first-time student attending Missouri Valley College and majoring in English.  ACT score of 21 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Recipient based on essay, test scores, and GPA.  See attached to learn how to apply:  MO Valley English Scholarships

     

    Carrington Dental Centre Scholarship

    Amount:  $500

    Deadline:  October

    High school seniors who will be enrolled in college, trade school or technical school no later than the Fall semester may apply. The student must answer the essay question and submit the parent recommendation letter. The student must also be a resident of Canada or the US. Instructions for submitting the application and recommendation can be found online at http://www.westkelownadentists.ca/apply.php.

     

    Coca-Cola Scholars Program

    Amount:  $10,000 – 20,000

    Deadline:  October

    This is a merit-based program (minimum 3.0 GPA to apply). Students are evaluated on leadership, community and extracurricular activities; academic achievement and employment. The first application is a preliminary online application and does not require an essay or transcript. Students will be notified by mid-November if they are a semifinalist and will be asked to provide more documentation at that point. Applications are lengthy and available online at http://www.cocacolascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/ - programs.

     

    Youth Activity Fund Student Grants

    Amount: $500 – 2,500

    Deadline: October

    The Youth Activity Fund is for high school students and college undergraduates that fosters a new generation of explorers who are dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world. 

    Applications may be found at:  http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

     

    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    Amount: $1,000 – 5,000

    Deadline: October

    Benton may nominate two students for this award. The student must describe in detail an individual service activity which is extraordinary in content and took place over the past year.

    To Apply: 1. Log on to http://spirit.prudential.com, click on the “Apply Now” link below, and follow the on-screen instructions.

    1. Once you have completed your online application, go to the “Certification” page to print them out and bring them to the Counseling Center. These instructions will enable us to review your application online.
    2. Before submitting your application, you and your parent or guardian must complete the student/parent agreement page, which can be found on the last tab of the application. Once your application has been submitted and the certification page received by the Counseling Center, a committee will then review all applications and select two students to represent Benton High School.

    Please also submit an Activities List to the Counseling Center.

     

    Grace Scholarship

    Amount: $2,000 – 4,000

    Deadline: November

    Student must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0, have financial need, and a household income below $100,000. The application says a household income below $200,000 but this is for Arizona applicants. Students will also write a 200-500 word personal statement. More information available at http://www.wmgracefoundation.com/index.html

     

    John T. Belcher Scholarship Program (MSBA)

    Amount: $750 – 1,500

    Deadline: November

    Students interested in this scholarship will submit applications to the Benton Counseling Office.  Members of Benton’s staff will then nominate one student from our school and the SJSD Board of Education will make the final selection as to whom the district winner will be.

    You may need to attach a separate sheet that includes your extracurricular activities, awards, resume, etc. as there is not much room on the application itself.

    An essay is required with the topic provided on the application.  You will also need to obtain two letters of recommendation.

    The deadline is in November.  Don’t be confused – the website claims the deadline is later.  It is not.

     

    Belcher Application 

     

    Next Nursing Leaders Scholarship

    Amount:  $1,000

    Deadline: November

    Next Nursing Leaders Scholarship awards $1,000 annually from Travelnursing.org

    The scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in nursing and are currently accepted or enrolled in any college program.   View Scholarship Application

     

    Healthcare Professions Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: November

    This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in any health care-related profession and are currently accepted or enrolled in any college program. View Scholarship Application

     

    Earl Collins Foundation

    Amount: $750

    Deadline: November

    Students must have a minimum ACT of 23. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, volunteer, community and extracurricular activities, honors, educational objective, letters of recommendation, and financial need. You get bonus points if you are a Key Club member or have a Kiwanis family member. Along with the application, you need evidence of your ACT/SAT scores, transcripts, extracurricular activities list (community, school, etc.) and a statement not to exceed one page in length of your educational plans and goals. Two letters of recommendation are needed.  Earl Collins Application

     

    University of Central Missouri Scholarships

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: November

    The University of Central Missouri Scholarship deadline is December 1.  Access the following site for available scholarships and requirements:

    https://www.ucmo.edu/explore/scholarships/ucmfreshscholarships.cfm

     

    University of Missouri Scholarships

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: November

    December 1st is the scholarship application deadline for first-time college students attending Mizzou.

     

    Elks Scholarship – “Most Valuable Student”

    Amount: $4,000 – 50,000

    Deadline: December

    This award is given on a point system based on ACT score, verified financial need, evidence of school and community leadership skills, academics, extracurricular activities, recommendations and essay. The organization, completeness, and neatness of the application are also important. Applicants may submit up to 10 exhibits of achievement in academics, athletics, dramatics, leadership, community service, etc. (a resume/activity list is NOT an exhibit). Your application must be in a folder with inside pockets and clasps. Everything, except items in sealed envelopes, should be three-hole punched and placed in the clasps of the folder. Information is available online at http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/.

     

    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Award/Scholarship

    Amount: $250 – 3,000

    Deadline: December

    One Benton High School senior (male or female) will be nominated based upon dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Student must also have school and community activities. If you are interested in

    participating in this scholarship contest submit the following in outline format: 1. high school activities

    (include offices held, awards, etc), 2. how your efforts to serve your community have made a difference,

    your future plans, 3. extracurricular activities, and 4. Description why the four qualities of a DAR citizen are important and how you have tried to exhibit those qualities. Also submit two letters of recommendation and high school transcript. The student selected to represent BHS will also write a 500 word essay on a topic announced at the time of the actual writing and will have two hours to complete this essay (essay will be done at school). The selected student will be expected to attend the DAR luncheon.

    Application 

     

    AXA Achievement Scholarship

    Amount:  $10,000 (one given from each state)

    Deadline: December (or the first 10,000 applications submitted online – whichever comes first)

    Any student can apply who has been active in their community/workplace who also have the following qualities: drive, ambition, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self and others, and ability to succeed in college. All applications are completed online and only the first 10,000 will be accepted. Be sure to apply early in order to assure the application is accepted. Apply online at http://www.axaequitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html.

     

    UsBundles.com

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: December

    Submit a 500-600 word article about how you can make your town a better place using the Internet. Paste

    your article into the online form and complete the rest of the application. Articles may only be submitted

    online. Apply online at http://www.usbundles.com/college-scholarship.

     

    Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: December

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a resident of Missouri, demonstrate financial need, be pursuing a post-secondary education in one of the following areas: Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Parks and Recreation, or Soil and Water.  There is one scholarship offered for each of these fields.

     

    Ed Stegner Scholarship Application 

     

    For more information, check the website:   http://http://conservemo.org/scholarships-and-grants/ed-stegner-natural-resource-scholarships-2/ 

     

    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

    Amount:  Varies

    Deadline: December

    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited, not-for-profit two- or four-year university, college, or vocational/technical institute.  Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for this award.

     

    Apply online:  http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards

     

    AFSCME Family Scholarship

    Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: December

    AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With members in hundreds of different occupations, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

     

    The AFSCME Scholarship program is an ongoing program of scholarships available to children and financially dependent grandchildren of AFSCME members.  Thirteen scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded annually to the winners selected from applicants who meet eligibility requirements (requirements: legal guardian/parent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member; enrolling in a full-time degree program; and have taken the ACT or SAT).

    Application: AFSCME Family Scholarship

     

    Sansone & Lauber Essay Scholarship

    Amount: $200 – 500

    Deadline: January

    This is an essay contest open to high school seniors who are preparing to attend college.  The deadline is in early January.  Submissions should be sent to scholarship@sansonelaw.com

     

    The St. Louis trial lawyers of Sansone & Lauber recognize how important it is for young people to obtain a good education to realize their career aspirations. To help young Missourians pursue their dreams, we are excited to announce the Sansone & Lauber Missouri Scholarship.

    We are offering three scholarships to college-bound Missouri high school students or currently enrolled college students who write compelling essays about a particular topic – last year’s topic was persuading teens to resist the dangerous temptation to text and drive.

     

    Access the following link for the application and more information:

     

    http://www.sansonelaw.com/scholarship/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    United States JCI Senate Foundation

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: Early January

    Each year, the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation ("the Foundation") grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient's choice.

     

    Must be pursuing a degree at a 2-year or 4-year institution.

     

    Apply online: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship

     

    Washburn Leadership Institute

    Amount: up to $8,000

    Deadline: Early January

    The Washburn University Leadership Institute has committed to creating a structured learning environment that fosters and encourages student leadership development. New, current and transfer students who have demonstrated leadership initiative, academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities during high school and college may be eligible for leadership scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students in the Leadership Studies Certificate Program or the Leadership Studies Minor and are renewable up to four years. If you are interested in a leadership scholarship, submit your completed application materials by January to be considered for the following fall semester.

     

    Eligibility Criteria: 

    GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

    ACT score of at least 24. 

     

    Download an application or visit the scholarship website

     

    Burger King Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: Early January

    Applicants must: Be residents of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico, Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada, Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, and Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2012-13 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico.

     

    Apply here: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/

     

    Gates Millennium Scholars Program

    Amount: Covers unmet need

    Deadline: January

    Aimed toward African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, and Hispanic Americans, who are US citizens or a U.S. permanent resident, planning on attending a college/university in the fall. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.3, be accepted into an accredited college/university, meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria (demonstrate significant financial need), participated in community service and leadership in activities. The FAFSA must be completed and you are encouraged to complete it by February 1st. A complete application consists of: 1. Student Application (Nominee Personal Information Form); 2. Educator's evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form); 3. Evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form). Applications can only be submitted online at http://www.gmsp.org/.

     

     

    Society of Automotive Engineeers (SAE)

    Amount: $1,000 – 10,000

    Deadline: January

    Students must major in engineering or a related science such as math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science, etc.; meet G.P.A. and ACT/SAT requirements and submit supporting information. There are many scholarships that are offered through this organization; therefore students may have more than one scholarship application to complete based on what they are eligible for. There is one application for the various scholarships.

     

    More information is available on the website as well as a list of scholarships available.

    http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm

     

    Nash Music Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January

    This scholarship is sponsored by the Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. It is available to any boy/girl who is pursuing a degree in music. The applicant must submit a DVD or a CD of three (3) selections, from one of their performances, for music professionals to judge. A high GPA is expected as well as being an accomplished musician. The following documentation must also be submitted: financial need form (provided), a statement of 600 words or less, transcript, activity list (maximum of 2 pages), four (4) letters of recommendation from faculty at Benton, photocopy of U.S. citizenship (birth certificate, passport, etc), and a CD/DVD of a performance. The applicant must also obtain a letter from a sponsoring DAR chapter (we can assist you with this). Please follow the deadline, as we will need to obtain a letter from a sponsoring DAR chapter.

     

     Application

     

    John Dennis Criminal Justice Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: January

    HISTORY

    The award was established in 1988 in honor of former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. Dennis served his county for 24 years and, in 1963, was elected president of the Missouri Sheriffs' Association. In 1976 Dennis retired from the office of sheriff following a successful campaign for the Missouri Senate seat in District 27, a position he held until his retirement from state government 1992.

     

    In 1988, Dennis was presented a Distinguished Service Award at which time the establishment of the John Dennis Scholarship Fund was announced. Since that time, the award has been given to Missouri students pursuing careers in the criminal justice field.

     

    DETAILS

    • The John Dennis Scholarship is in the amount of one thousand dollars
    • Will be presented to sixteen college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university
    • Applicants must be in good standing with his/her school
    • Applicants must have a good reference from his/her school counselor
    • Applicants need to demonstrate financial need
    • Applicants are required to have a 2.0 GPA or greater
    • Applicants should be active in extra-curricular activities
    • A paragraph must be attached to the application detailing his/her goals ten years after high school graduation.

    More information: http://https://www.mosheriffs.com/scholarship_info.php?id=12

     

    Application:  John Dennis Criminal Justice Scholarship 

     

    The James & Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship

    Amount: Covers cost of tuition plus addition $2,000 for fees

    Deadline: January

    Applicants to the James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria: 1. Missouri resident, 2. graduating senior from a Missouri high school who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited four-year college or university, 3. demonstrate limited financial resources with a family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less and an expected family contribution toward college of $7,000 or less, and 4. have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. More information and the application is available at http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/westlake/.

     

    Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: January

    The applicant must be pursuing a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice or a field of study closely related to the preceding subjects. The applicant must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be eligible for the scholarship. The applicant must submit a transcript along with the application. The applicant must submit a 50-word essay telling why they would like the scholarship.

     

    Download application here: http://www.moagent.com/scolarship.shtml

     

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

    Amount: $1,500

    Deadline: January

    The application process for the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program is administered through the National FFA Scholarship program, but you do not need to be an FFA member to apply. You can complete the application at http://www.FFA.org/scholarships.

     

    You need three farmer endorsements to be eligible for the $1,500 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship. Be sure to capture your unique student application ID when you submit your application online. Your farmers will need it to complete the endorsement.

     

    Applications are due by February 1, 2015. Endorsements are due by February 8, 2015.

     

    Hy-Vee Foundation

    Amount:  $1,000 (40 total awarded)

    Deadline:  February

    This scholarship is available for a BHS high school senior working for Hy-Vee who began employment on or before September 15, 2013 or a high school senior of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2013 and applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time. Complete the application form and send the requested information.

     

    Project 21 Scholarship (Missouri Gaming Association)

    Amount:  $1,000 – 1,500

    Deadline: February

    The Project 21 2014 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by

    writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. The article,

    poster, or video must be publicly displayed/viewed sometime between December 1- February 15. See the

    application packet for details on what is to be included

     

     

    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

    Amount: $3,000-25,000

    Deadline: February

    Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students, plan to enroll in

    full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university based in the U.S. or Puerto

    Rico for the entire 2014–15 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools). Student must plan to

    major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and

    Business-related programs of study (see website for a list of eligible majors) and demonstrate

    an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries. Applicant must be U.S. citizens

    and have permanent residence in the United States or Puerto Rico. Award criteria is based on academic

    achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work

    experience and interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industry, special consideration will

    be given to the following applicants: first-generation college, female, minority, military veteran or a

    dependent of military personnel. More details and the online application can be found online at

    http://buickachievers.scholarshipamerica.org.

     

    Name: Lowe's Scholarships

    Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: February

    Open to all high school seniors who are planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study in

    the U.S. Must have a 3.25 GPA and demonstrate a history of commitment to their community through

    leadership activities, community service, and/or work experience. Application is available online at

    http://careers.lowes.com/college_recruiting_scholarship.aspx#1. Access key is LOWES. ALSO, employees

    and eligible dependents may apply for the Carl Buchan Scholarship using the website above – access key:

    LCBS

     

     

    Name: MWSU Freshman Competitive Scholarships (Including A+ and Alumni Scholarship)

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: February

    To apply for Missouri Western competitive scholarships AND the A+ Scholarship, students must apply

    online. Must be accepted for admissions and complete the FAFSA to be eligible. Please note there is only

    one scholarship application for all competitive scholarships and it must be completed. You can access the

    online scholarship application through your One Stop Account. More information is available online

    at http://www.missouriwestern.edu/admissions/ !

     

    Name: MSCPA Accounting Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: February

    This scholarship is for seniors planning to pursue an accounting degree at a college in Missouri.

    Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, test scores, leadership potential, and

    educator recommendation. Must be a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs (high school membership is

    free). If you are not currently a member you can go online to sign up for a membership. The application is

    available online at http://www.mocpa.org/students/scholarships/.

     

    Name: Missouri PTA Teacher Education Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: February

    Students must be planning to pursue a degree in education, demonstrate good character and personality,

    have above average scholastic ability and show financial need. Students must attend a school in

    Missouri and work in a public school after earning a degree or repay the money. BHS may only

    nominate one student. Three letters of reference are required with the application.

     

    Name: Optimist International Oratorical Contest

    Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: February

    The Optimist Club of St. Joseph, Inc. is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic,

    "How My Passions Impact the World" as a part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest. The

    Optimist Club will judge the local students’ speeches based on content and presentation to determine the

    top winners. Winners will receive medals and the winning speeches will be sent to the zone level. Those

    who advance at the zone level to the district level will “speak” for the opportunity to win college

    scholarships. Any student under the age of 19 who has not graduated from high school is eligible. The

    contest will be held in.

     

    Name: Optimist International Essay Contest

    Amount: $2,500

    Deadline: February

    This contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their

    own opinions. The approach can encompass a young person’s own personal values, the values of their

    country. The topic selected each year is intended to give young people the room to develop their own views

    around a central idea. The essay contest is open to high school students under the age of 19 as of

    December 31, 2015.

     

    Name: FCS Financial

    Amount: 35-$1000

    Deadline: February

    Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a FCS Financial customer. Applicant must designate which office

    services the account and plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university (preference given to

    those attending college in Missouri). Applicant must meet ONE of the following: rank in upper 20%, attain a

    2.5 GPA, or score 26 or higher on the ACT. Must also show involvement in school and community activities.

    The application is online at https://www.myfcsfinancial.com/scholarships/.

     

    Name: Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

    Amount: $250-5,000

    Deadline: February

    This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful

    consideration to the impact Alzheimer's disease has on their own lives and others in their family and

    community. To qualify students must be a US citizen and plan to enter an accredited 4-year

    college/university. Requirements include the following: completed application, 200 word typewritten

    autobiography, and a 1,200-1,500 word essay with a title page. Applications accepted online at

    http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html.

     

    Name: Knights of Columbus

    Amount: $1,000 (11)

    Deadline: February

    Applicant must be a member of the Knights of Columbus or the son or daughter of an active (or deceased)

    member of the Knights of Columbus. There are four (4) categories for these scholarships: 1. Luke E Hart

    Memorial – recipient MUST attend one of the branches of the University of Missouri-Columbia, St. Louis,

    Rolla, or Kansas City; 2. Missouri State Scholarships – recipients may attend any accredited

    university, college, or technical school; 3. Cardinal Bernard F Law – recipient may attend any

    accredited seminary of their choice studying for a vocation to the religious life; 4. Vocation

    scholarships – recipients may attend any accredited seminary or college of their choice to study for a

    vocation to the religious life. Students are selected on the basis of Catholic citizenship, community service,

    scholarship, and financial need. More details are available at www.mokofc.org.

     

    Name: Scholarships for Military Children Program

    Amount: $1,500

    Deadline: February

    Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military

    members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died

    while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and

    planning to enroll, full-time in the fall of 2014 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a Bachelor’s

    Degree at an accredited college or university. Must also submit a 500 word essay (topic on application) and

    have a sponsor. Both the applicant and the sponsor need to be currently enrolled in the DEERS system and

    have a current ID card. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the US Military Academies (or

    affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited US post-secondary

    institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. Applications will be sent to

     

    Name: FCS Financial

    Amount: 35-$1000

    Deadline: February

    Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a FCS Financial customer. Applicant must designate which office

    services the account and plan to attend a two-year or four-year college or university (preference given to

    those attending college in Missouri). Applicant must meet ONE of the following: rank in upper 20%, attain a

    2.5 GPA, or score 26 or higher on the ACT. Must also show involvement in school and community activities.

    The application is online at https://www.myfcsfinancial.com/scholarships/.

     

    Name: Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship

    Amount: $250-5,000

    Deadline: February

    This scholarship provides an excellent opportunity for college-bound students to give thoughtful

    consideration to the impact Alzheimer's disease has on their own lives and others in their family and

    community. To qualify students must be a US citizen and plan to enter an accredited 4-year

    college/university. Requirements include the following: completed application, 200 word typewritten

    autobiography, and a 1,200-1,500 word essay with a title page. Applications accepted online at

    http://www.afateens.org/about_new.html.

     

    Name: Knights of Columbus

    Amount: $1,000 (11)

    Deadline: February

    Applicant must be a member of the Knights of Columbus or the son or daughter of an active (or deceased)

    member of the Knights of Columbus. There are four (4) categories for these scholarships: 1. Luke E Hart

    Memorial – recipient MUST attend one of the branches of the University of Missouri-Columbia, St. Louis,

    Rolla, or Kansas City; 2. Missouri State Scholarships – recipients may attend any accredited

    university, college, or technical school; 3. Cardinal Bernard F Law – recipient may attend any

    accredited seminary of their choice studying for a vocation to the religious life; 4. Vocation

    scholarships – recipients may attend any accredited seminary or college of their choice to study for a

    vocation to the religious life. Students are selected on the basis of Catholic citizenship, community service,

    scholarship, and financial need. More details are available at www.mokofc.org.

     

    Name: Scholarships for Military Children Program

    Amount: $1,500

    Deadline: February

    Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military

    members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died

    while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and

    planning to enroll, full-time in the fall of 2014 in an undergraduate program of studies leading to a Bachelor’s

    Degree at an accredited college or university. Must also submit a 500 word essay (topic on application) and

    have a sponsor. Both the applicant and the sponsor need to be currently enrolled in the DEERS system and

    have a current ID card. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the US Military Academies (or

    affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited US post-secondary

    institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. Applications will be sent to

    the Fort Leavenworth Commissary in Kansas City. More information is available at

    www.militaryscholars.org.

     

    Name: Missouri Association of College Admissions Counseling (MOACAC)

    Amount: $500 (2)

    Deadline: March

    MOACAC is offering scholarships to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated

    leadership skills and/or community service involvement. Recipient must be attending a post-secondary

    school that is a member of MOACAC and have a 3.0 GPA. Benton may only submit one application. Along

    with the application students must submit a typewritten, single-spaced, two-page essay telling about an

    obstacle you have overcome and how it has motivated you to achieve personal goals as well as a letter of

    recommendation from your high school counselor. Winners will be announced at the awards luncheon

    during the MOACAC Spring Conference in April 2014. Applications are available online at

    www.moacac.org.

     

    Name: Hubert Campbell Foundation (local)

    Amount: up to $24,000

    Deadline: March

    Scholarship available to a graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in engineering, medicine or

    health-related field, mathematics education, or science education. Must have a 3.0 GPA, have a 26 ACT

    Composite (25 in Math and 25 in English). An official transcript must be sent, at least two (2) teacher

    recommendations, an essay on career plans, and copies of tax forms from 2011 and 2012.

     

    Name: Walmart Dependent Scholarship

    Amount: Up to $13,000

    Deadline: March

    The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States, must be the

    dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with

    Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of March 14, 2014, must be a high school senior, must have

    financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other

    funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.) Please note

    that, in order to complete the application, you must have your estimated family contribution (EFC) from your most recent (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. See website for

    details. http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships!

     

    Name: American Postal Workers Union Scholarship

    Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: March

    This scholarship is for a senior in high school who is the child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally

    adopted child, of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the

    APWU. Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retirees member. More information is

    available online at http://www.apwu.org/dept/sec-treas/stscholarships.htm

     

    Name: Awalt & Helen Steffen Memorial Scholarship (local)

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March

    This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating St. Joseph School District student from each high school to

    attend a college or university of his/her choice. The scholarship is open to all students with a 3.0 or better GPA.

    Applicants are required to write a one-page essay and submit an activity list. To apply for this scholarship, complete

    the application form and attach a one-page essay about how you have had an impact on your community while

    attending high school.

     

    Name: Karen I. Karns Memorial Scholarship (local)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: March

    Any SJSD special education senior planning to attend any type of post secondarytraining. It does not have

    to be a college, it can be a technical school. The student must submit a!reference letter from their special

    education teacher with the application.

     

    Name: ECHO Scholarship (Hillyards Students)

    Amount: $600

    Deadline: March

    A graduating second year (attended both Junior and Senior year) Hillyard’s student who will be employed in

    the construction field after graduation and has a C average or above in sending school. Award money will

    be used to purchase professional tools upon graduation. Money is not granted to student, instructor

    purchases tools selected from a predetermined list of hand tools after receiving a letter verifying the student

    is employed with a construction company. Must have a recommendation letter from your Hillyards

    instructor.

     

    Name: William D. Morgan Scholarship (local)

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March

    One scholarship will be given to a senior in the St. Joseph School District. The applicant must have a 3.0

    GPA and an ACT score of 22 or higher. Financial need is not considered, but essay, activities and

    accomplishments will be the strongest consideration.

     

    Name: Liebling Foundation (local)

    Amount: $600+

    Deadline: March

    Graduating seniors of St. Joseph Public High Schools who have financial need and will be continuing post

    secondary education at colleges, universities, or technical schools may apply. Children of St. Joseph public

    or private school employees, and children of US Bank employees are NOT ELIGIBLE for this scholarship.

    The local scholarship cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: McGlothlan Trust - (local)

    Amount: $1200+

    Deadline: March

    St. Joseph student who plans on attending a college operated under the auspices of or closely related to

    some established church. Children of St. Joseph public or private school employees, and children of US

    Bank employees are NOT ELIGIBLE for this scholarship. The local scholarship cover sheet needs to be

    attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Thomas Paul Memorial Trust - (local)

    Amount: $800+

    Deadline: March

    St. Joseph students who plan on pursing a medical career, demonstrate financial need, and have a strong

    GPA and ACT score. Students attending MWSU will be given preference. Children of St. Joseph public or

    private school employees, and children of US Bank employees are NOT ELIGIBLE for this scholarship. The

    local scholarship cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: American Family Scholarship (Local)

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March

    This scholarship is for St. Joseph students ranking in upper 25%; scoring at or above the state average on

    the ACT (21) or SAT (1500), has participated in variety of activities in high school and community;

    demonstrates financial need (not already awarded a significant amount of other scholarships or aid). Student

    must be planning to attend a Missouri school (no private or out of state college/university). The local

    scholarship cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

     

    Name: Betty Knepper (Local)

    Amount: $200

    Deadline: March

    Established by Dr. Paul A. Knepper in memory of his mother, Betty Knepper. Student must be a graduating

    senior of a public St. Joseph high school who will be majoring in a medical field. Applicants must have a 20

    ACT composite or higher, rank in the upper 25% of their class, and be majoring in a medical field. The local

    scholarship cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Calla E. Varner Scholarship (Local)

    Amount: $600

    Deadline: March

    St. Joseph students with GPA of 2.5 or higher and an ACT score of at least 20. Student must show some

    financial need. The local scholarship cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Coleman Scholarship (Local)

    Amount: $100

    Deadline: March

    This scholarship is for St. Joseph students who rank in the upper 5% of their class and score at or above the

    90th percentile on the ACT (28) or SAT. Student must demonstrate financial need. The local scholarship

    cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Elmer Barton (Local)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: March

    Student must be a graduating senior of a St. Joseph Public School or any student who attends Hillyard

    Technical Center, minimum GPA 2.0, recommendation from current Industrial Technology instructor and a

    commitment to the building trades. Must also have two letters of recommendation. The local scholarship

    cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Hirsch Scholarship (Local)

    Amount: $2,000; renewable

    Deadline: March

    St. Joseph students (several awarded) must have and maintain a permanent residence WITHIN THE CITY

    LIMITS and demonstrate extreme financial need. Students must be attending a four-year college or

    university. The local scholarship cover sheet needs to be attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Jerre Cooper Elementary Scholarship (Local)

    Amount: $100

    Deadline: March

    This scholarship is for a St. Joseph student planning on majoring in elementary education; who ranks in the

    top 25% of class or higher and has a 24 or higher ACT. The local scholarship cover sheet needs to be

    attached to this scholarship.

     

    Name: Cecile I. Steven Educational Trust (Local)

    Amount: $500-750

    Deadline: March

    Students must reside in Buchanan or Andrew County, possess good personality traits, are of good moral

    character, have been active in school and community activities, and have an ACT score of 18. Students

    attending a Trade School must have a 2.5 GPA and those attending a college/university must have a 3.0

    GPA. Applicant must show EXTREME financial need. It is renewable, but the student must fill out a

    renewable application each year.

     

    Name: Shelter Insurance Scholarship (local)

    Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: March

    Student/parents do not have to be a Shelter Insurance customer to apply. All students are welcome to apply.

    The graduating senior much be attending college at an accredited college or university and course of study

    must be leading to an academic degree. One student from Benton will be selected.

     

    Name: Dr. George S Richmond Memorial Scholarship (Sunrise Optimist Club)

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March

    Open to all graduating seniors in Andrew and Buchanan County who will be attending Missouri Western

    State University. Three letters of recommendation are required and students will respond to a few short

    questions. The letters of recommendation and clarity to which the questions are answered effect the scoring

    of the application the greatest. It is important that students complete the Family Income Field as it

    influences 20% of the overall score. The winner of the scholarship will attend an Optimist Club meeting as a

    guest for breakfast.

     

    Name: MFA Foundation

    Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: March

    This scholarship will be selected by a local scholarship committee based on the following: 1) the applicant's

    interest in pursuing an education in studies relating to agriculture or other fields of study that benefit rural

    life; 2) participation and leadership in school, church, and community activities; 3) reputation for good

    citizenship and moral character; 4) financial need; and 5) satisfactory academic progress.

     

    Name: Missouri Women’s Golf Association

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: March

    Must be a female residing in the state of Missouri or Johnson County, KS. Must also submit two letters of

    recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor, or principal AND a letter from your high school golf

    coach or golf course/club program director/instructor. Students will also submit a transcript, and several

    brief statements (see application for more details). More information is available at

    http://www.mowomensga.org/Scholarship_information.

     

    Name: Dr. Melody Smith Scholarship Fund

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March

    This fund was established in recognition of Dr. Melody Smith by the St. Joseph School District Foundation to

    provide academic scholarships to graduates of the St. Joseph School District pursuing a degree in

    education. Applicants must be planning to attend a four-year college/university and majoring in education.

    Preference will be given to early childhood, English, fine arts education, and agribusiness/life sciences

    majors. Applicants must also have a 3.0 GPA, 94% attendance or better, and submit an essay that

    includes community involvement, personal attributes, and how those attributes will apply to teaching and

    your goals and timeline for completion.

     

    Name: St. Joseph Rotary Club #32 (local)

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: March

    One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a BHS student. The applicant selected should demonstrate

    qualities of leadership, initiative, enthusiasm, adaptability, maturity and seriousness of purpose. He

    or she shall not be a Rotarian, a dependent of a Rotarian, or a child, stepchild, grandchild, brother or sister

    of a local Rotarian or his/her spouse. The focus of the criteria should be on financial need and SECOND

    academic performance, in that order. The scholarship will apply to students who seek to attend higher

    education institutions. This shall include community colleges and two-year vocational training

    programs. Turn in completed application to the Counseling Center.

     

    Name: Missouri Insurance Education Scholarship

    Amount: $1,500 (4)

    Deadline: March

    Must be a full time student attending college in MO and planning to major in insurance, risk management or

    actuarial science. Must also submit a letter of application addressed to the scholarship committee explaining career goals and biographical information, and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher,

    administrator, or employer. More information can be found at www.mief.org.

     

    Name: Masonic Scholarship Fund

    Amount: $1,000-$8,000

    Deadline: March

    Three scholarships are offered through the Masonic Scholarship Fund and students must have at least a 3.0

    GPA on a 4.0 scale to apply. Other criteria factors include class rank, ACT/SAT scores, involvement in

    extra-curricular activities, financial need, and enrolling as a full-time students at an accredited college or

    university in the United States.

    The three scholarships and their specific criteria are as follows:

    1. Masonic Merit Scholarship - A $1,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree

    program.

    1. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship - A $1,000/year scholarship for students seeking a degree in

    the education or healthcare fields.

    1. Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship - An $8,000/year scholarship available to students

    in any degree program.

    One application is used for all three scholarships. Simply check mark the scholarship(s) you are applying for

    at the top of the application. More information is available online at http://www.momason.org/programs.

     

    Name: Northwest Missouri Financial Women Scholarship

    Amount: $250

    Deadline: March

    Applicants must be a female graduating from a high school in Buchanan Co. (other counties are

    included). To be eligible for consideration the applicant must have a GPA of greater than or equal to a 3.0 on

    the scale of 4.0 (an official transcript must be attached), must be attending an accredited college or

    university, must be pursuing a degree in business or finance and must have a recommendation

    letter written by a mentor/professional with good knowledge of the applicant’s character. Limit all information

    on application to Grades 9 - 12 only. NOTE: You may use the back of the application if you require

    additional space.

     

    Name: Missouri United Methodist Foundation

    Amount: up to $2,000

    Deadline: March

    Students must be a full member of the United Methodist Church and need his/her pastor to sign off on page

    two of the application form indicating the applicant is a full member of a United Methodist Church in

    Missouri, has been a member for at least one year prior to application, and is of suitable character to be

    considered for a scholarship. Applicants must also submit a one-page statement about college/career

    goals, transcript and a photograph. More information available online at http://mumf.org/students/postsecondary-

    scholarships/.

     

    Aiden McVicker Scholarship

    Amount: Varies (several given)

    Deadline: April

    Aiden McVicker is an 11 year old boy who lives in Cameron, MO and was born with bilateral anophthalmia.

    This means that he was born without eyes or any eye structure (optic chiasm, nerve, etc.). As a result, Aiden

    does not possess vision or light perception. Aiden has an extraordinary spirit and an unmatched love of life

    that the world needs to know. This scholarship was developed to create awareness for children with special

    needs and to help recruit and develop the special needs workforce in our area. If you are considering a

    career working with students with special needs or if you have overcome hardships, your own learning

    disabilities or difficulties, you should apply for this scholarship.

     

    Name: Brett Baltezor Scholarship (local)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April

    A graduating senior from BHS who has interest in music, drama, theater, fine arts or band and plans to

    either major, minor or participate in some type of fine arts activity in college. One letter of recommendation

    is required along with a 1-2 page essay. See scholarship application for details.

     

     

    Name: American Business Women's Association (Pony Express Chapter)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April

    The candidate (male or female) must be seeking a business or professional career, be a high school senior

    and must have a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The following documents are also required: two (2) letters of

    recommendation, a cover letter written by the applicant expressing why the applicant desires the

    scholarship, and a list of community service for the last two years.

     

    Name: North American Savings Bank (local)

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: April

    One Benton High School student will be awarded this scholarship. Applicant must meet the following

    criteria: Demonstrate financial need, be attending a Missouri college, community college or trade school,

    have a 3.0 GPA and submit 3 letters of recommendation. Applicant must not be an employee or a relative of

    an employee at North American Savings Bank.

     

    Name: Alpha Nu Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa (local)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April 2015

    This scholarship is for a female who will be entering the education field. The student must be a senior in

    good standing, must be in the top 25% of the graduating class, have at least a 20 on the ACT and be in a

    variety of activities in the school or community.

     

    Name: Ryan D. Consolver Memorial (local)

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: April

    This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Ryan D. Consolver, a 1996 graduate of Savannah

    High School. Ryan completed the building trades program at Hillyard Technical Center, and went on to get a

    degree in construction. Preference for this award will be given to a student seeking a career in construction

    OR engineering. The award recipient will be chosen by the Consolver family. Family income and grade

    point average is not a consideration for this scholarship.

     

    Name: Tip Top Tux

    Amount: $2,500-5,000

    Deadline: April

    Must be a high school senior and have applied to a college or university for admission in the Fall of 2013.

    Must complete the application and submit two (2) letters of recommendation, transcript, and a personal

    essay not to exceed 500 words describing your educational, career, and life goals, and explaining why you

    feel this program should help you achieve these goals by investing in your education.

     

    Name: American Legion - Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April

    Current members or descendants of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the

    American Legion. Must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a resident of Missouri, and enroll as a full-time

    student at an accredited college or university.

     

    Name: American Legion - Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April

    Must be an education major who is a descendant of a veteran (be able to provide copies of discharge

    papers), enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, submit an essay, and a

    counselor’s statement.

     

    Name: American Legion--Joseph J. Frank Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April

    Student must be a descendant of a veteran and have attended Boys or Girls State. Applicants must be

    unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or

    university as a full-time student.

     

    Name: American Legion--Lillie Lois Ford

    Amount: $1000

    Deadline: April

    Must have attended Missouri Boys/Girls State OR Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy and be a descendant of a

    veteran. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be

    attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student.

     

    Name: American Legion—M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial (Nursing)

    Amount: $750

    Deadline: April

    This scholarship is for a male or female interested in pursuing a degree in nursing (registered nurse). Must

    graduate in the top 40% of high school class and submit a counselor’s statement. Applicant must be a

    descendant of a veteran, unmarried, under the age of 21, a current resident of Missouri and be attending an

    accredited college or university as a full-time student.

     

    Name: American Legion - Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: April

    One student from BHS may be nominated. Nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic, and leadership

    abilities, and should be deeply involved in community and school activities. Must enroll as a full-time student

    at an accredited college or university in Missouri.

     

    Name: Kids Chance Scholarship Program

    Amount: Varies (up to full tuition, room and board)

    Deadline: April

    To be eligible for the scholarship the child’s parents must have sustained a serious injury or a fatality in a

    Missouri work related accident covered by workers’ compensation. The parent’s injury or death must be

    compensable under Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law, Chapter 287 RSMo. Documentation must be

    provided. See application for all details.

     

    Name: Student-View Scholarship Program

    Amount: $500-4,000

    Deadline: April

    Sponsored by the organization Student Insights which provides market research to higher education

    organizations. Students fill out a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The only

    requirement is that the student is planning to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career

    school. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. Application

    survey is available at www.student-view.com

     

    Name: Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000 (8)

    Deadline: April

    Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship provides funds to support the post-secondary education

    of an individual(s) impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member. Recipients will be

    chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has

    affected their lives. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States who plans to enroll in an undergraduate

    course of study at an accredited two or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school located in

    the United States. Applicants must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in course work leading to a

    degree, license, or certificate. Two letters of recommendation and an essay are also required. More

    information is available online at http://www.elainememorial.com/.

     

    Name: Buchanan County Farm Bureau

    Amount: $750 (2)

    Deadline: April

    The applicant's permanent residence must be in Buchanan County and the student's parents/guardian must

    have been a member of the Buchanan County Farm Bureau for 2 years. The applicant must fit into the

    following categories: (1) pursuing a bachelors degree in agriculture or agriculture related field of study (2)

    pursuing certification from a vocational-technical school in an agriculture related field (3) pursing a bachelor

    degree in any field of study. See instruction sheet for all details (essay and teacher evaluation is required).

     

    Name: Juneteenth Scholarship Program

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: April

    Essay contest for African American seniors planning to enroll in a 2 year or 4 year college or vocational

    institution. The essay must follow the prompt and adhere to the guidelines stated on the application. The

    awardees will represent as Mr. and Mrs. Juneteenth in the Juneteenth parade.

     

    Name: Donnie Bell Memorial Soccer Scholarship (SJYSA)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: May

    Participants must have been a member/player of the St. Joseph Youth Soccer Association for at least 5

    years and show some degree of involvement in the soccer program. A transcript, two letters of

    recommendation, and a short essay are required. The essay is to describe the effect soccer has had on your

    life, what it has meant to you, and how you plan to be involved in soccer in the future.

     

    Name: Midwest Artists Scholarship (local)

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: May

    This scholarship is sponsored by the Midwest Artists Association of St. Joseph. High school seniors must fill

    out the application, send a CD with five (5) examples of work (jpeg format), provide two letters of

    recommendation from art teachers, and include an artists’ statement about their work and future education

    plans. All seniors entering the competition will be expected to bring 1 of the 5 examples of their work for

    exhibition to Civic Center Park on Friday, June 13th by 9:00 AM. The art work will be displayed at the annual

    “Art in the Park” show. The scholarship winner will be announced on Saturday, June 14th at the show.

     

    Name: St. Joseph PTA Council Character and Spiritual Leader Scholarship (for juniors only)

    Amount: Up to $500

    Deadline: May

    This is a scholarship for students in their junior year. The student must be a member of  BHS PTSA for the

    2015-2016 school year, must maintain a 2.0 GPA, submit one letter of recommendation, submit an essay

    (150 words or less), attend bi-monthly meetings, and prepare a motivational thought for these meetings.

     

    Name: Kirschner Scholarship (Local)

    Amount: $500-4,000

    Deadline: May

    Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and an ACT score of 18 or higher, and will be attending a 4-year

    accredited college/university or a junior college or vo-tech school. First consideration is given to those

    students who are pursuing a degree in Christian Ministry, Christian Counseling, Christian Education OR

    similar fields such as education, social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, physical therapy, medicine, or

    criminal justice should apply. Consideration is also given to those students from the St. Joseph School

    District and/or attending Missouri Western. This scholarship is renewable but you have to call to get a

    renewable application each year.

     

    Name: William Toben King Educational Trust- Commerce Bank

    Amount: $500-2,000 Renewable (Local)

    Deadline: May

    Student must be a resident of Andrew or Buchanan County and be a high school senior graduating from a

    high school within the boundaries of these two counties. A 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and ACT score of 18 or

    higher is required. Student must demonstrate financial need, or not receiving many scholarships and attend

    a 4-year accredited college/university, junior college, or vo-tech school. The application is lengthy and

    requires submission of your parent's tax return (this year & last year). Students must include one letter of

    recommendation from a counselor, coach, teacher or principal written on a provided form.

     

    Name: US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

    Amount: $1,000 (35)

    Deadline: March

    Any senior who is planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college and who will enroll by September 1, 2015

    should apply. Selections are based on a random drawing. The application is online at

    www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html. Once you complete the online

    application you also enter for a chance to win the $5,000 Financial Genius Scholarship by completing all

    eight Financial Genius education modules located at http://artwork.everfi.net/usbankscholarship. Each

    learning module is approximately 10-15 minutes long and contains a series of videos, animations, activities,

    and knowledge checks.

     

    Name: Perfect Sense Scholarship

    Amount: $500

    Deadline: May

    Two individuals from a local high school will receive an award of $500 to be used toward the student's

    continuing education expenses. The award is based on the student's passion for continuing education

    toward a career of their choice and their ability to articulate why healthy vision is important to their future

    career aspirations. Students must have a 3.0 GPA, enroll in a college or trade school in Fall 2014, and write

    an essay stating career aspirations and how healthy vision will impact their success. Submit applications

    online at https://perfect2020.wufoo.com/forms/perfect-sense-scholarship-application/.

     

    Name: B. Davis Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000 (multiple given)

    Deadline: May

    Scholarship for high school juniors and seniors. To apply for this scholarship, email an essay of less than

    1,000 words on the topic provided on the website. In the email you must include your name, name of high

    school, school you plan to attend next fall, and your future academic plans. Email the essay to

    awards@studentawardsearch.com. The essay topic is available online at

    http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.

    REMEMBER:

     

    Updated information about scholarships and due dates are listed on the Benton Counseling Center website under Scholarship Applications.  Announcements will also be made for some approaching scholarship deadlines, but it is best to regularly check the website.

     

    Some scholarships don’t send out information in a timely manner!  Our scholarship information is updated throughout the school year!

     

     

     

    The following scholarship list and deadlines were developed from last year’s database.  This list is intended to be a guide – not a complete list of all scholarships available.  Also, scholarship due dates and eligibility criteria change from year to year, so be sure to check the website for the most up-to-date deadlines and criteria!

     

     

    Many of the scholarship applications will be available on the website for you to download and type directly on to.

     

    Please document every scholarship you apply for and receive!