Scholarships 2018-2019

For more information please contact Counselor,  Mrs. Buckley


2018-2019 Scholarship List (Download)


Elks 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship: $4,000-$50,000. Criteria: High School senior and US citizen.  Deadline: 11/15/18. See website for application


Horatio Alger Scholarship: $6,000-$25,000.  Criteria: Financial need.  ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), involved in co-curricular and community service activities, GPA of 2.0, US citizen.  Deadline: 10/25/18. See website for applications


P.E.O. STAR Scholarship: $2,500.  Criteria: Female, exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.  GPA of 3.0, US citizen or legal permanent resident and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary school. See scholarship board for the application.


Zip Recruiter Scholarship:  $3,000.  See website for application


Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Scholarship: $12,000. Criteria: GPA of 3.75& or rank
in top 10% of class, ACT of 31 by Oct. 2018. Deadline 11/1/18. See website for
application and more information.


AES Scholarship: Deadline 10/6/18. See website for application


Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship (Kiwanis): $1,000.  Criteria:  Evidence of motivation in the form of extracurricular activities such as: Leadership, Community Services, Class Offices,Church Activities and Honors received.  Deadline: 1/15/19.

See the scholarship board for the application.


The Wealth Wise Scholarship:  $1,000.  Criteria:  GPA 3.5, major of study must support a career in the finance industry.  Must be a US resident. Deadline 12/31/18. See website for application


Central Missouri Electric Cooperative Scholarship:  $500.  Criteria:  2.75 GPA, minimum ACT score 21.  Applicants parents of legal guardians must be current members of the cooperative.  Deadline: 4/1/19. See scholarship board for the application.


B. Davis Scholarship:  $1,000.  Deadline:  5/24/19. See website for criteria and application.



American Legion Scholarships

Basic Criteria for Scholarship Awards

The student must be a resident of Missouri. Applicants must be 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. A photocopy of the veteran’s DD 214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application. Any additional requirements for each scholarship are on the reverse side of the application.


***See Scholarship Board For Applications


Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Fund  – Two awards of $1,000 each are given each year. One to a boy who has attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri or a full session of the Department’s Cadet Patrol Academy. The second award is given to a girl who has attended a full session of The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program or a full session of the Department’s Cadet Patrol Academy.


M.D. “Jack” Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund  – Currently one $1,000 award is given for two successive semesters, and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters.  This award is available to a Missouri boy or girl training to be a Registered Nurse, and may be used in their freshman or subsequent college years.  The student must have graduated in the top forty percent of their high school class or have a “C” or equivalent standing from their last college or university semester.  Scholarships are awarded for one year, payable $375 per semester.

Joseph J. Frank Scholarship – Five awards of $750.00 are given annually to individuals who are descendants of a veteran. Applicant must have attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State or The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a current resident of the state of Missouri and must use the scholarship as a full time student in an accredited college or university.


Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship  – Two awards of $750.00 are given annually in memory of the first Missourian to serve as National Commander of The American Legion.  Eligible are individuals who are currently members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant* of a member of any thereof.  Applicants must be unmarried, a resident of Missouri, under the age of 21, and must use the scholarship as a full-time student in an accredited college or university and.

Erman W. Taylor Memorial ScholarshipTwo $750.00 awards are given annually to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education, in honor of this Past National Executive Committeeman from Missouri.  To be eligible, individuals must: (1) be a descendant* of a veteran who served 90 or more days of active duty in the armed forces and having an honorable discharge; (2) be a Missouri resident; (3) use the award as a full-time student at an accredited college or university; (4) provide a copy of the discharge certificate for the veteran on whose the application is made; and (6) submit an essay of 500 words or less on the subject     In your opinion, what was the most significant world event of 2018/2019?

Shane Dean Voyles Memorial ScholarshipOne $750.00 award will be awarded, annually. (1) Each school in the State of Missouri may nominate one student to be considered for the award. (2) The nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities. The nominee should be deeply involved in community and school activities. (4) Must use the award as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.


Direct all questions concerning American Legion scholarships to:

Mr. John Buckwalter, Chair

Education and Scholarship Committee – (660) 627-4713


Completed applications should be mailed no later than April 20, 2019 to:

The American Legion Department of Missouri, Inc.

Attn: Education and Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 179

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0179




GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarships:  Up to $40,000.  Deadline: 1/4/19.  See website for information and application.  REAGANFOUNDATION.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS


James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship: Awards for Tuition, Fees and Books for one year!  Criteria: Must be a Missouri Resident, maintain a 2.5 GPA, family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less.  Deadline: 2/1/19. See website for application


Sedalia D.A.R.E. Scholarship:  $500.  Criteria: Must have graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program.  Deadline: 3/15/19. See scholarship board for application.


*updated 12/10/18