Updated 11/16/16. All students who are interested in learning more about scholarships should be visiting www.stlgraduates.org and clicking the link for “Find Scholarships.” There are many opportunities listed here.
All scholarships listed are for current high school seniors unless noted otherwise.
DAR GOOD CITIZENS AWARD
Students who are dependable, service-oriented, and show leadership and patriotism are eligible to receive this award with a $250 state-wide level and $5,000 nation-wide level. You must have a recommendation letter, personal statement, and essay. Information is available in Mrs. Collier’s office. Deadline is 11/22/16.
AMERICAN LEGION ORATORICAL CONTEST
The Oratorical Contest exists to increase students’ knowledge of the Constitution of the United States. Each contestant must deliver a 5 to 6-minute speech on some aspect of the U.S. Constitution; more details are provided in the brochure accompanying the application. Information and application available: http://missourilegion.org/oratorical.htm This year, state finalists will receive $1,500 to $3,000 scholarships. Certification deadline is 11/30/16.
Interested in a career in computer science, engineering, robotics or a related field? Then you must check out www.usfirst.org/scholarships, a Web site that provides a searchable scholarship database based on your state, your FIRST Program (FRC or FTC), and your current grade in school. There are 164 scholarship opportunities for several dozen different schools listed on this web site. Check the Web site for the most current information and links to the applications. Deadlines vary but begin 12/1/16.
FIRESIDE ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP
Fireside Catholic Publishing recognizes outstanding Catholic High School seniors who are daily “putting their faith into action.” Five winners will receive $1000 cash awards for writing a 750-word essay on how their religious education is influencing their lives. Deadline is 12/11/15. See College Counseling Office for details.
AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP
The AXA Foundation, in association with U.S. News & World Report, will award $10,000 and $25,000 state scholarships to 52 students (one from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico). To qualify, students should be well rounded, determined to succeed and have demonstrated achievement – at a job, sport or extracurricular activity. Information and application are available at www.axa-achievement.com Deadline is 12/15/16 but if 10,000 applications are received before that date, the contest will automatically close—apply EARLY.
2013 NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Are you a young entrepreneur? If you answered yes, visit http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards to apply for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarship. Deadline is 12/18/16.
PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST
Write an essay on a act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Essay Contest at jfklibrary.org. Deadline is 1/4/17.
G.E.-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
In honor of the legacy of President Ronald Reagan, this scholarship is seeking candidates with exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship (and a minimum 3.0 grade point average). Need is also a component of this award. Application available at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx. Deadline is 1/5/17 but if 25,000 applications are received before that date, the contest will automatically close—apply EARLY.
VANTAGE CREDIT UNION—QUEST FOR EDUCATION
Twenty $1000 scholarships will be awarded to Vantage Credit Union members who qualify. Financial need, class rank, SAT /ACT scores and GPA are not criteria. Essay, recommendations, and resume are required. Applications in Mrs. Collier’s office. Deadline is 1/6/17.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
High school seniors who have MS or who have a parent with MS are eligible for these awards ranging from $1000-$3000. Applications may be submitted online at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship from 10/1/16-1/18/17.
PRINCETON PRIZE IN RACE RELATIONS
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations seeks to honor students who are doing outstanding work in their schools or communities to advance the cause of race relations. Applications may be found at http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/Deadline is 1/31/17.
MISSOURI SHERIFF’S ASSOCIATION
There are 16 $1000 scholarships available to Missouri high school graduates who attend a Missouri college or university and who intend to major in criminal justice. Students must have financial need, a 2.0 gpa, and be involved in extracurricular activities. A short essay is required. More information and an application may be found at www.mosheriffs.com . Deadline is 1/31/17.
ROBERT J. STUCKEY ESSAY CONTEST
Only one essay per high school may be submitted! This essay contest—with first place receiving $1500—is available to students in grades 9-12 and asks students to address one or more aspects of books and reading. Essays should be from 1200 to 1500 words. Further details in the scholarship files. Deadline to College Counseling Office is 1/25/17.
NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Co-Op Scholarship requires a 3.5 gpa on a 4.0 scale as well as a short essay on why you have chosen to pursue a college cooperative education program. These scholarships may only be used at the following institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Application is in Mrs. Collier’s office. Deadline is 2/15/17.
EDWARD G. HALLIBURTON SCHOLARSHIP
Electro Savings Credit Union is awarding three $1000 scholarships to students or parents are Electro Savings Credit Union members, who are planning to attend an accredited school, and who complete an essay on the benefits of joining a credit union. Deadline is 2/24/17. Application may be found here: https://www.electrosavings.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/ScholarshipApplilcation.pdf
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY JESUIT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP
St. Louis area Catholic school students with a 3.2+ g.p.a. and financial need may apply for this award, which ranges from $5000 to full tuition. Students must complete the FAFSA by 2/15/17 in order to qualify and must complete an essay that addresses the question: “What does a Catholic education mean to you?” Deadline is 3/1/17.
EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR
Registered, active members of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team or Venturing Crew chartered to an American legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of the American Legion who are Eagle Scouts are invited to put their name forward for this nomination. Further restrictions apply. See the College Counselors for a complete list of requirements. Application is at https://www.legion.org/publications/223495/eagle-scout-year-nomination-form Deadline is 3/1/17.