Lafayette High School
2017-2018 Scholarship Applications Online
*For use in the College 101 Class. Forms may change during the school year. If the form changes after the students have turned in their scholarship project to the College 101 instructors, the instructors will contact the students that have turned in scholarships to them and help them change the information over to the new form.
If this site is used outside of College 101 -- please check back on the website before submitting your scholarships to see if the form has changed.
Aces for Aiden April 23rd A scholarship in honor of Aiden McVicker. A scholarship for a student interesting in either teaching, or in the medical field. Open Application Adams, Mason April 1stLafayette graduate, GPA of 3.0 or higher, lettered in any varsity level sport; two page essay. Open Application
Alpha Delta Kappa
Be a graduating senior planning a degree in education, rank in the upper 25% of the class, ACT 20, and have participated in a variety of school and community activities.
Parent must be an employee.
Parent must pick up
application at Altec.
American Legion - Jack Murphy (Nursing)
Awarded to a student in
training for a degree in nursing, and a dependent of a veteran of the US military branch. Must graduate in top 40% of class and have a C average in college courses.
American Legion - Frank April 20th Family member that is a veteran. Open Application
American Legion -
Two award given each year
to a boy or girl who has attended a full session of Boys/Girls State or Cadet Patrol Academy. Must be a dependent of a veteran of US military branch.
American Legion -- Erman Taylor
Major in education, financial
need, descendant of a veteran.
American Legion -- Shane Voyles
Based on the individuals financial need, participation in athletics, participation in school activities/clubs, volunteer work, exceptional leadership qualities, high moral standards and extreme patriotism; descendant of veteran
American Legion -- Charles Bacon
Descendant of a veteran or a member of the American Legion family,
For students who attended Avenue City Elementary school. Must be active in school/community activities
AXA Achievement Dec 1st Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities Online Application
Attended Lafayette as a junior and senior, 2.75 gpa or higher after 7 semesters.
Brett Baltezor Memorial Scholarship March 30th A memorial scholarship in the name of Brett Baltezor. For any student who is seeking a fine art endeavor in college. Does not require a major in music or drama, just participation in the fine arts during their college years. Open Application
Barton, Elmer Scholarship
Student must be a graduating senior from a St. Joseph Public School, minimum GPA of 2.0,
recommendation from current Industrial Technology Instructor and a commitment to the building trades.
Belcher (School Board Association)
Each school district may choose one senior to enter the $1000 scholarship competition based on academics, need, essay and extra-curricular activities.
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Demonstrate academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience
Blakley, Jim Memorial Scholarship
Going into the field of education, 3.0 GPA or higher, lettered in either football, volleyball, basketball or track & served on student council.
Brand, Alex Students must share their involvement in school and community, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have been involved with Lafayette athletics. Open Application
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, Black or African American and current high
school seniors at the time of their application
Burger King Scholarship
High school seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in continuing their education. Not available on their website until November 15th.
Campbell, Hubert Charitable Trust
Scholarship available to graduating high school senior interested in pursuing a career in engineering, medicine, mathematics education or science education. Must have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), have a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT with a sub score of 25 or better in math and 25 or better in English.
Must be a high school student anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post secondary institution; carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
Rank in upper 5% of class, score at approx. 90th percentile (national norms) on ACT or SAT, demonstrate financial need
Collins, Earl (Kiwanis)
Applicant must score at least 23 on the American College Test (ACT) Achievement, Volunteerism, Honors, financial need.
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Cooper, Jerre Scholarship
Awarded to student who is planning a major in elementary education.
Cotillion 2017-2018Nov 1st
The Cotillion for Achievement is a Scholastic Benefit Organization formed for the purpose of recognizing and awarding collegiate/post secondary scholarships to outstanding high school seniors attending school in Andrew and Buchanan Counties. These scholarships are based on the student's achievements as well as extracurricular activities and community participation while exhibiting high moral and ethical standards. Twenty final candidates will be chosen from among the applicants with an equal number of males and females. From this group of finalists, one young man and one young woman will each receive a $1,800 scholarship. Each remaining finalist will receive a $700 scholarship.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Participating in average of 3.0 or higher and has demonstrated the qualities of patriotism, leadership, and love of country. A citizen of the United States of America and a resident of Missouri.
Daughters of the American Revolution - St. Joseph Dec. 15th Local Version Open application Daughters of the American Revolution - JROTC Feb 1st Must be participating in JROTC, 3.0 or higher, demonstrated the qualities of patriotism, leadership, and love of country. A citizen of the U.S. and recommended by the JROTC unit commander. Open Application
15 different scholarships
Don DeBolt, Finish Line, Applegate, KMart, Marrriott, Men's Warehouse, NAPA, NTHS, Otis Spunkmeyer, Publix, Safeway, Sears, TJ Maxx, Walgreens, Western Region
Delta Kappa Gamma
For a senior girl who is planning a major in education, graduating in the top 25% of class, has financial need and been involved in school and community activities
Most Valuable Student - Community service, leadership, employment, financial need, US citizen.
ESA Variety This is a website that shows several different scholarships for Missouri residents. Qualifications are shown on the website, along with amounts. Go to Website Fairview Golf April 1
-Applicant must be a high school senior accepted into an accredited college/university
-Must have a 2.5 GPA
-Applicant must have played a minimum two years on a high school golf team
-Applicant must demonstrate good moral character
-Applicant must have 2 letters of recommendations from teachers, advisors, employers, minister
-Applicant must submit a 250-word essay about how golf has influenced your life, explain your work ethic, the character traits that best describe you, and your college and career goals.
Open Application Rylie Findley Golf April 1 The students eligible for assistance shall be graduating seniors of Lafayette High School participating on the golf team their senior year and completing the season who are intending to continue their education through a two or four year college and/or technical school. Online Application
This scholarship was established to benefit the children, step-children and grandchildren of an auxiliary member, or member firefighter of the St. Joseph Firefighters Local #77 (active or retired), or an active Auxiliary member, themselves. $250 scholarship amount
Fraternal Order of Police - Local Lodge 3
Child or stepchild of an FOP member.
Fraternal Order of Police - State Level April 1st Child or stepchild of an FOP member. Open Application
The 2012 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good -through -graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
Elsie Goff March 1
The scholarship recipient must: 1) Be a current senior at Lafayette High School the year of the award; 2) Attended Lafayette for at least 6 semesters; 3) Be in the upper ½ of the class in rank; 4) A student in financial need; 5) Have been admitted to an accredited college. The scholarship award will include a cash grant of no less than $100 depending on available funds.
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Richard Hellerich March 1st
Award must have attended LHS at least 6 semesters, and rank in the upper half of the senior class. It must be given to either an art student or a baseball player on a rotating basis
Full-time employee or the spouse, son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a current full-time employee of a REMSA member company
Hillyard Technical All Scholarships March 30th All Scholarships are describe on the attached application Open Application
100 hours of community
Demonstrated integrity and
perseverance in overcoming adversity
Huff, Christopher Memorial
Involved in school activities, at least a 2.75 gpa
JCI Senate Foundation
Member of JROTC
Juneteenth April 1
1. Applicant must complete and return the attached application by the deadline.
2. Applicant must type an essay and adhere to the guideline stated on the application.
3. Applicant must be an African-American Senior within the St. Joseph School District area schools.
4. High school applicant must matriculate at a postsecondary institution in August/September immediately following high school graduation. College or postsecondary applicant must return to his/her previous institution or enroll at another postsecondary institution in the ensuing fall semester. Failure to enroll at the designated time will automatically forfeit all consideration to the scholarship.
5. Successful applicant will be notified by the Scholarship Committee and mailed to applicant’s home address after the applicant has provided evidence of enrollment.
6. Awardees will represent as Mr. and Miss Juneteenth in the Juneteenth parade and must be available for appearance at Senior Night and the parade in order to receive scholarship as well.
Open application Earl and Gladys King March 1
The scholarship recipient must: 1) be a female of the graduating class; 2) have attended Lafayette for 5 semesters; 3) Rank in the upper ½ on the seventh semester rank; 4) have been admitted to an accredited college and declared the intention of pursuing a degree in women’s physical education. If we do not have a young lady interested in physical education, then the selection committee will review the seniors that plan to attend Missouri Western State University.
For senior who are planning to attend college and are still in need of finances. Application is detailed and will require a copy of the last two years of parents and your own tax statements Amounts range from $400 to $2500
Established by Dr. Paul Knepper in memory of his mother, Betty Knepper to a graduating senior of a public St. Joseph school who will be majoring in a medical field. Applicants must have a 20 ACT or higher, rank in the top 25% of their high school class
LEAP Accounting Scholarship
The Educational Foundation of the Missouri Society of CPAs (MSCPA) provides scholarships so high-achieving students have the opportunity to pursue fulfilling careers as CPAs.
Liebling Grant Scholarship
This Trust is intended to assist graduates of such accredited St. Joseph Public High Schools for the purposes of financing and furthering their post-secondary education at accredited college, universities and vocational schools. Financial need and will continue post secondary ed at colleges, universities or tech schools may apply. Children of St. Joseph public or private
school employees are not eligible
Established by Robert F. Limle to recognize a graduating senior from LHS who desires to pursue a degree in the area of nursing
For Lafayette Students --- Submit a letter stating your intentions of why you believe you should receive this scholarship, list activities you have participated in during high school and where you plan to attend college, what major you will have.
Lunch Ladies Scholarship
3rd Week of March
The Pony Express School Food Service Association is offering The Lunch Ladies Scholarship starting this year. This will be a scholarship for students entering the Dietary, Culinary, or Hotel/Restaurant Managing fields. There will be three $500 scholarships, with the preference being that one scholarship should go to each of the three schools. It will be due to Roy Swope at BHS by the 3rd Friday in March.
Student Council leadership
3.0 on an unweighted scale. Available to students who show financial need. Does require an essay and financial information
This Trust is founded by, operated under the auspices of or closely related to some establishment church. Priority is directed to be given to residents of St. Joseph, Missouri only after all the requirements of qualified applicants residing in St. Joseph are satisfied. St. Joseph students who plan on pursuing 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
Coach Meinert Memorial Scholarship April 27th A senior that has maintained a 2.5 gpa, participated in at least one high school sponsored sport or sanctioned extra-curricular activity for a minimum of two years and who has demonstrated exceptional character and sportsmanship during his/her high school career. Open Application
The Midwest Artist association would like to invite area high school seniors to apply for the
first annual Midwest Artists Senior Scholarship. All students entering the competition will be invited to exhibit examples of their work at the annual Art In The Park show in Civic Center Park June 10, 11, and 12. The winning 1st place artist will receive a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.
Military Children Program
Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions by military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrate the role of the commissary in the military community.
Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel
October 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm
Who Can Apply:
Any 2018 Graduating Senior from a Missouri High School planning to attend a private or public 2 or 4 year institution, or vocational-technical school in Missouri in fall 2018.
Scholarship Application Requirements:
1. Fill out the application:
2. Write an essay (300 word maximum) that describes a person in your life who is inspiring you to fulfill your post-secondary education dreams. Someone who is encouraging you, inspiring you, and making a difference in your life. It could be (but not limited to) a family friend, a counselor, a teacher, an older sibling or a member of the community. Be sure to include your post-secondary educational goals and how this person is helping you to achieve those goals as well as impacting your life. Please send the essay to Earlyawarenesscommittee@gmail.com. Make sure you include your full name and the name of your school with your submission!
3. Snap a selfie of you and the person making a difference and send it to Earlyawarenesscommittee@gmail.com (make sure it is in JPEG format). Make sure you include your full name and the name of your school with your submission!
Choosing a Winner:
We are looking for inspiring stories about students and people who make a different in the lives of students. (Remember: grammar and spelling are important in any essay contest!) The MASFAP Early Awareness Committee will select the top 5 applications/stories. The top 5 applications/ stories will be shared with the MASFAP Membership and will be voted upon at the annual conference in November 2017. One winner and one alternate will be chosen.
Missouri Bankers Foundation
The Missouri Bankers Foundation solicits and manages investments and distributes funds to support continuing education for Missouri bankers and those preparing for a career in the banking industry. All contributions are deductible as allowed by law.
The applicant must have a current and 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.
You must take the ACT (or SAT) test by Oct. 22, and receive a score of 30 or better
Missouri Sheriffs' Association
Applicants must be in good standing with his/her school must have a good reference from his/her school counselor. Applicants need to demonstrate financial nee, applicants are required to have a 2.0 GPA or greater, applicants should be active in extra-curricular activities
Missouri Western Automatic Scholarships
Must complete application online and print off one stop page showing application completed.
Missouri Western Golden Griffin
A composite ACT score of 27 or above; ranking in the top 10% of the high school class or an overall GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for all high school coursework; and evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities and community service
Missouri Western Sunrise Optimist
academics, financial need.
MNEA Feb 1 Student majoring in education, top 20% of your class and if 18 must be a registered voter. Open Application
The scholarship is open to all students with a 3.0 or better GPA. Applicants are required to write a one-page essay. JROTC.
Morgan, William D. March 1st
This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating St. Joseph School District student 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. To apply for this scholarship, complete the application
form and attach a one-page essay about your most significant accomplishment and how that relates to
your career plans.
MSPE Northwest Chapter (Engineering)
This scholarship is provided for graduating high school seniors who have an interest in engineering.
Rank in upper 25% of class
MU Automatic Scholarships
Must fill out and print out online application to turn in to us.
North American Savings Bank
We are offering a scholarship to a High School senior who meets the following guidelines. This student should be a promising student who otherwise would not be able to afford a college education, but has the desire and potential to better himself/herself.
Involved in school activities, at least a 3.0 gpa, going into business
Northwest Financial Women March 1st
To be eligible for the scholarship, interested applicants must meet the following requirements:
· Must be a female;
· Must be a graduating high school senior;
· Must attend school or live within the Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Nodaway, Platte, or Worth;
· Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
· The application must be free of spelling/grammatical errors;
· Must plan on attending an accredited school or university;
· Must plan to obtain a business or finance degree.
Applicants must complete the application and submit it along with a copy of their transcript and a letter of recommendation from a mentor/professional with a good knowledge of the applicant’s character. The scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the recipient’s school or university. Should the recipient fail to attend an accredited school or university, they will forfeit the scholarship money.
18 weeks of residency at
Member of a veteran's family, pursuing a degree in nursing.
Paul Memorial Trust Scholarship
For seniors who plan a degree in the medical field, this includes, physical therapy, medicine, nursing, chiropractic, radiology, etc. It is renewable for four years. Your parents may not be employees of US BANK or school district
Exhibits excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0
Phi Delta Kappa
Based on ACT score, class rank, one letter of recommendation, and three 100 word essays. Future
Portman, Pat - Memorial
Participated in at least one high school sponsored sport per academic year and who has demonstrated good citizenship during his/her high school career
ACT of 20 and a 3.0 gpa,
PTA Character and Spiritual Leader
The St. Joseph PTA Council established this scholarship. The amount of this scholarship is $500.00. This scholarship is for a one-year term to the student. You must be a graduating senior in SJSD, member of your high school PTSA for 2014-15, have a 2.0 GPA,
and have one letter of recommendation from a school personality (teacher, principal, counselor. If you receive this scholarship, you must attend
bi-monthly meetings of the St. Joseph PTA Council and Founder's Day Dinner and be prepared with a "motivational thought" at these meetings.
For students who are members of PTSA, who show financial need and have been active in Lafayette
activities. $100 award. Must have been a member for two years.
One student from each high school chosen to receive a $1000 scholarship to be used at a Missouri college/university. Students should
demonstrate financial need and academic performance
Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate
engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer.
Saint Joseph Soccer
Been a member of the youth
soccer program for a minimum of 5 years and be participating in the soccer program through playing, coaching, refereeing, etc.
Scholar/Athlete Scholarship April 1st The Scholar/Athlete award is based on participation in sports, honors received in those sports as well as academic honors received in the classroom. Open Application
Students must plan to attend college in MO, have at least
3.0 GPA. The awards are in the amount up to $1600.
Dr. Melody Smith Scholarship March 1st
Scholarship application on a form provided by the Foundation
Tier 1 High school attendance percentage (no less than 94% with preference given to 96% and higher/Tier 2 Evidence of public education employment
Essay of intent for program including community involvement, personal attributes and how those attributes will apply to teaching (Tier 1) or administration (Tier 2) and your goals and timeline for completion.
Soil & Water
Conservation Society Scholarship
The Soil and Water Conservation Society has three opportunities at the international level for scholarships. Many other opportunities for scholarships are available through individual chapters and information for those scholarships can be found on the individual chapter websites.
Degree in music, 2.75 gpa
Steven, Cecile Scholarship 2016
A trust fund set up to assist students who have financial need.
Any senior can apply and the scholarship (up to $3000 yearly) is
renewable for 4 years of college.
(Exact same application as KING/Cotillion
Open Application - Word
Above a 3.0 GPA and lots of community or school service. An essay is required.
Sunrise Optimist March 31st Open to all graduating seniors in Andrew and Buchanan counties. To be used at MWSU. Three Letters of recommendation are most important.
The grant is for a total of $1,000.00, split into two payments of $500.00. A copy of final grades for the first semester must be submitted before the second semester amount is given.
Open Application Bill Tarpley
The students eligible shall be a graduating senior of the St. Joseph School District who is especially disadvantaged or has a disabling condition.
The student should have a reasonable chance of success at the post-secondary school.
The student must have some financial need.
The scholarship is selected by a building administrator, counselor, Mr. Milton Day, and Mr. Drake Tarpley or family member.
One scholarship will be awarded for each of the public High Schools. Scholarships will be awarded on a one-time basis and disbursed in August.
On Scholarlink Natalie Thompson-Clizer April 1st To assist ANDREW COUNTY residents in financial need. Open Application
Tip Top Tux
No specific requirements.
United Energy Workers Healthcare
- This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need.
- Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
- INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
- Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2018.
- Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
- A transcript must be attached to application for consideration.
- Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
- This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2018.
- Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
- Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship
University of Missouri Kansas Competitive Scholarships
US Bank Scholarship
High school seniors planning to enroll or a current college freshmen, sophomore or junior at an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program.
Recipients will be St. Joseph students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and ACT of at least 20. Student must show some financial need.
Administered by the Walmart
Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation Scholarship is a $13,000 scholarship paid out over four years. Applications must be dependents of Walmart and
Sam's Club associates, have at least a 22 ACT score and prove financial need.
JC Warren March 1st 2.5 GPA, preference given to a student going into a vocational field. Open Application
If you’ve maintained at least a B average, if you participate in at least one sport, if you are a leader in your community and role model at your school, and have met our student eligibility requirements, then you’ve got what it takes to be a Wendy’s High School Heisman
Student should rank in top
10% of senior class and demonstrate significant financial need. Students must display strong character and be actively involved with the school and community
Wheeler Memorial Mar 1 A graduating senior with an interest in art or gardening. Open Application
Parent working at Wire Rope.
- SC&RA member company employees, working full or part time (average of at least 20 hours per week)
- Spouses, children/stepchildren, or grandchildren of employees
- Full or part time students
Pat Zuchowski March 1 This memorial scholarship is designed for a student who participated in business and who have at least a 2.75 GPA at the end of the 7th semester.