Scholarships

Listed below are local scholarships as we hear about them. Please check back regularly or scroll to the bottom and subscribe to be notified of updates.

Every Month:

Optimist Club of Warrensburg recognizes an outstanding teen each month. All grade levels are eligible. If selected, you will be required to attend a dinner with one or both parents/guardians. You will receive a plaque and check for $50. This is a great honor/award that you can list on scholarship applications. Stop by and pick up an application today in the Counseling Office!

Optimist International Oratorical Essay Contest is now open. Some information is available at: http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm . Please contact Lem Shattuck at lshattuck@ucmo.edu for contest deadlines and more information.

June Deadlines:

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship-Deadline June 15-Must be enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate granting program in Fall 2017 that will lead to employment, demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible. Apply online at: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/.

College Visits @ WHS

College Representatives Visit on occasion. They are in the commons during Academy.

Financial Aid 101 Course:

Financial Aid 101 from Lend.edu

Fafsa Tips:
An excellent step by step process to share with parents.
The Easy Way to Transfer Your Tax Information into Your FAFSA

The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.

Discover Student Loans is hosting a FREE 60 minute webinar to help your students and families make sense of the new changes to the FAFSA and the financial aid process.

The presentation will cover:

New changes to the FAFSA

• How to maximize grants and scholarships

• How to read your Award Letter

Don’t wait! Please share the registration links below with your students and parents.

College Financial Aid 101 presented by Discover Student Loans

Wednesday, October 5th 2016 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

Register Today

College Financial Aid 101 presented by Discover Student Loans

Thursday, October 6th 2016 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET

Register Today

Other Scholarship Information

U.S. Department of Education – Federal Student Aid Office: http://studentaid.ed.gov/prepare-for-college . Go to this site for abundant resources on preparing for college, types of financial aid, who gets aid, applying for aid with the FAFSA, and options for repaying loans.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) offers information about state scholarship, grant and loan opportunities as well as information about colleges and college programs. Go to: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/ .

American Legion Scholarships are available online at www.missourilegion.org. Basic criteria for scholarship awards are as follows: Missouri resident, under the age of 21, unmarried and a descendant of a veteran with at least ninety days active service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, who received an Honorable Discharge for such service. Please go to the website for more criteria and information on the scholarships.

Scholarship opportunities for students in Missouri:

- $5k scholarship for high school seniors - students need to write a 500 word essay about an African American who inspires them. ALL high school seniors are eligible. To learn more go to regions.com/ridingforward

- $1k scholarships for high school seniors - various scholarships offered by the Missouri Bankers Association. To learn more go to https://www.mobankers.com/MBA/About_MBA/Missouri_Bankers_Foundation/S/MBA/AboutMBA/MissouriBankersFoundation/Scholarships.aspx?hkey=991c5840-d511-4eb3-9098-e786b38e5b29

- $1k scholarship - to be eligible, students need to write a blog entry about what they learned after using either our elementary, middle, or high school financial literacy resource. To learn more go to http://info.everfi.com/blog_contest_16-17.html

The Dairy Scholars Program: What a great opportunity for your students! The Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority are offering up to 80 scholarships of $5000 each to students pursing a two or four year agriculture degree. For more information regarding deadlines, eligibility and internship components, please visit http://agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/dairyscholars.php or contact MASBDA at masbda@mda.mo.gov.

National Scholarships for Students planning a Career in Accounting can be found at: http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/resources/accounting-scholarships/

Unique Scholarships can be found at Weird Scholarships . This resource provides information about unusual scholarships such as those for left handed students, blondes, people with glasses, musicians, minority students, the list goes on...

The Military Child Education Coalition’s® (MCEC’s®) SchoolQuest™ website initiative is here to help military-connected students find resources to help pay for college! Additional scholarship opportunities for military connected students can be found at: Fisher House Foundation.

Designed for college-bound high school students (and their parents) to search for undergraduate funding, SchoolQuest’s™ Scholarship Finder is ready and waiting. Check out www.studentscholarships.org for various scholarship opportunities!

Find financial aid, scholarship and college information at Scholarship Links or at http://studentaid.ed.gov; www.studentscholarships.org; http://www.scholarships.com; http://www.fastweb.com; www.guaranteed-scholarships.com; https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/ ;

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com; or SmartScholar http://www.smartscholar.com