• January Scholarship Deadlines

    Burger King Scholars Program: Recipients selected based on grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities, and/or community service. AWARD: up to $1,000 Deadline: Jan 10 Website: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

    Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship  January 26, 2018 Deadline

     Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund   January 11 Deadline

    FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) Essay Contest: (open to juniors and seniors) Write an 800-1000 word essay on freedom of speech in Academia. AWARD: $10,000 (1), $5000 (1), $1000 (3) awarded based upon essays + $500 (4) based upon random drawing Deadline: January 1 Website: www.thefire.org/contest

    Gates Millennium Scholars Program:  (Exceptional) Eligible students must be pursuing a major in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. Students must be African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American with a 3.3 minimum GPA. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership and should also be Pell Grant eligible. (significant need)  Award: varies (1000 available) Deadline: January 15 Website: www.gmsp.org

    Ron Brown Scholar Program: For African-American students who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Go to website to download application! AWARD: $10,000 per year for four years (ten awarded). Deadline: Jan 9 Website: www.ronbrown.org

    SAE Engineering Scholarships: Intend to earn a degree in engineering or related science (examples: math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science) and meet minimum requirements in regard to GPA and ACT/SAT (varies by scholarship). Must begin application process online. AWARD: varies. Deadline: Jan 15 Website: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm

  • February Scholarship Deadlines

    100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis Black History Essay Contest: Applicants must develop a 500-word essay in response to one of one of two essay prompts. Award: $500 (3rd place), $1000 (2nd place), $1500 (1st place) Deadline: Feb 28 Website: www.100blackmenstl.com

    AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Selection based on ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college. You must describe an outstanding achievement. AWARD: $2,000 (up to 12 per branch office). Deadline: Feb 1, or when 10,000 applications are received. Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html  

    Buick Achievers Scholarship for students interested in a career in the automotive or related industries. Majors in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing, or design required. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals, unusual circumstances and other criteria, such as being a first-generation college student, female, minority, dependent of military personnel, etc. AWARD: up to $25,000/yr (100) Deadline: Feb 28. Website: www.buickachievers.com

    Church’s Chicken   $1,000.   225 scholarships available  February 15, 2016 Deadline  2.7 GPA minimum. www.SCHOLARSAPPLY.org/CHURCHSSCHOLARS

    Davidson Fellows Scholarship: (open to students 18 and younger) Awarded to student who have completed a significant piece of work in mathematics, science, literature, music, technology, philosophy, or outside the box. AWARD: multiple scholarships in the amounts of $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 Deadline: Feb 12 Website: http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows

    Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship (University of Missouri-Columbia): Open to all under-represented minority groups, this scholarship has traditionally been awarded to an African-American student. Applicants must have achieved 27+ on the ACT. AWARD: up to $12,500/ year (1) Deadline: Feb 28

    Jackie Robinson Scholarship: For minority students showing leadership potential and commitment to service. Must demonstrate financial need. ACT score of 21 required. You must apply online. AWARD: Up to $7,500 annually. Deadline: Feb 15. Website: www.jackierobinson.org

    James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program: 2.5+ GPA is required, as well as financial need. Recipients selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Award: Covers tuition, books, supplies Deadline: Feb 1. 2018 Website: http://www.scholarsapply.org/westlake

    The NHS Scholarship (National Honor Society): The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), parent organization of the National Honor Society, has awarded NHS Scholarships since 1946, providing more than $12 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. AWARD: 300 Semifinalists will receive $1,500, 25 Finalists will receive $3,000, and the National Winner will receive $15,500 Deadline: Feb 16 Website: http://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship.aspx

    Ponder Freshman Minority Scholarship (Mizzou College of Business) Based on strong background in mathematics, highschool class rank, 3.0+ GPA, ACT score, and ethnicity and geographic location. AWARD: $5000. Deadline: Feb 1. Website: www.business.missouri.edu/scholarships

    Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest  $5,000 (16 awarded) Feb. 25, 2016 Deadline.  regions.com/ridingforward

    Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award: Women only (ages 16-19) who have shown a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations. AWARD: $700 (1-local), $1,000 (1-district), $4,000 (10- international) DEADLINE: Feb 1. Website: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx  

  • March Scholarship Deadlines

    USPAACC Scholarships: (open to students 16 and older) Students must be enrolling in post-secondary education in the fall. Must be of Asian Pacific Island heritage (except for Bruce Lee Scholarship); possess a 3.3+ GPA; demonstrate leadership, service, and need. Winners must be able to attend CelebrAsian conference in June. Various scholarships available. AWARD: $2500- $5000 (amount varies) Deadline: March 13 Website: http://celebrasianconference.com/scholarships

    Eagle Scout/American Legion Scholarship: Must be an active member of a Boy Scout Troup chartered to an American Legion Post or be the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, at least 15 years of age, and have received a religious emblem. AWARD: $10,000 (1), $2500 (3) Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout

    The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering: Awarded annually to a high school senior of an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Evaluation based upon GPA, internship/co-op experience and community involvement, honors/awards, recommendations, and essay responses. AWARD: $5000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.nspe.org/Students/Scholarships/blitman.html

    Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri: 3.0 GPA, financial need and involvement in extra-curricular activities are requirements of both scholarships. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in nursing or education. The Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship is not major specific. AWARD: $1000-$8000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.momason.org/programs

    McDonald’s Scholarship Academic Excellence Award $3,000 need-based.  20-25 awarded to St. Louis and Metro East students. Apply at McDonaldsSTL.com/AEA

    Stacy Smith Foundation Scholarships: Academic Scholarship must have an overall GPA of 3.3, must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher in a major course of study and must also complete a typed, 150 word essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Athletic scholarship must have an overall GPA of a 3.0, be a member of a high school athletic team, submit a letter of recommendation for one coach, and must also complete a typed, 150 word essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Hardship Scholarship must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must also complete a typed 250-word essay explaining situation, their contribution to the community, and why they are deserving of the scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance hallway. AWARD: $500 – 3 Separate Scholarships Deadline: March 1 Website: www.stacysmithfoundation.org

    William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund: Applicant will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, potential and financial need. Must live in 1st Congressional District (St. Louis City and part of St. Louis County – not Kirkwood area) and be a registered voter (if qualified). AWARD: unknown. Deadline: March 2 Website: www.wlcsrf.org

    American Chemical Society Scholarship: For minority students pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Awards based on academic achievement in the sciences (3.0+), leadership skills, school/community involvement and financial need. Must start application process online. AWARD: Up to $5000 Deadline: March 1 Website: www.acs.org/scholars

    Arnita Boswell Scholarship: Recognizes African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their studies to completion. Participation in religious, community, high school, political activities considered. 2.75+ GPA. Essay required.   $1000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.nhbwinc.com

    The William Pablo Feraldo Memorial Foundation Scholarship: Applicant must be male high school student, demonstrates financial need and receive a recommendation by a school official.  $2,000 – $5,000 (Renewable) Deadline: March 15

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund March 31st deadline  Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • April Scholarship Deadlines

    Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation: Awarded to children of incarcerated parents in the state of Missouri. Financial need is a consideration. Student must have a 2.5+ GPA. AWARD: $5000 (2) Deadline: April 15 Website: www.avasgrace.org

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis: Interest free loans awarded on the basis of academic potential, personal character, and significant financial need. Must have a 2.0 GPA. AWARD: Renewable interest-free loan. Deadline: April 15 Website: www.sfstl.org

    Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship: For young men and women who reside in metro St Louis who would otherwise be unable to obtain post-secondary education. Financial need, active involvement in a church, 3.0+ GPA are among the selection criteria. AWARD: up to $500 Deadline: April 15 Website: http://www.stlgives.org

    Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, INC. Engineering Scholarship: Three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will enroll full-time in an accredited university to pursue a degree in civil, structural, environmental, rail, electrical, mechanical or computer engineering or land surveying.  $1,000 (3) Deadline: April 17 Website: www.twm-inc.com  

    McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award: The McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship is a onetime, $3,000 scholarship that, in partnership with the UNCF, is awarded to college-bound St. Louis and Metro East high school seniors (both young men and women) of African-American descent. McDonald’s values education and offers scholarships to empower area youth and provide resources to help them attend college. AWARD: $3,000 Deadline: April 24 Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org

  • October Scholarship Deadlines

    Horatio Alger Scholarship  

    This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Academic achievement (2.0+ GPA) and involvement in school and community activities are considerations also.  Must apply online.

    AWARD: $7,000-$25,000

    Deadline: October 25

    Website: http://scholars.horatioalger.org

    U.S. Bank Student Union Scholarship Sweepstakes

    Random drawing. No qualifications. Must apply online. Must complete eight modules in U.S. Bank Financial Genius online financial education program to be eligible.

    AWARD:  $20,000 – $5,000

    Deadline:  October 26

    Website:  https://www.usbank.com/community/financial-education/scholarship.html

    ACT Student Champion Scholarship

    High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions are encouraged to apply. At a minimum, students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date.

    AWARD:  $500

    Deadline:  October 31

    Website:  www.act.org/readinesschampions

    Coca-Cola Scholarship ​​​

    This achievement-based scholarship awards graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve and their commitment to making a significant impact on their school and community.

    AWARD:  $10,000-$20,000

    Deadline: October 31

    Website: http://coca-colascholars.org

    Toyota Financial Services Making Life Easier (MLE) Scholarship

    Must be between the ages of 16-26, be a member, alumni, or staff at Boys & Girls Club of St. Charles County, have a minimum of 2.0 or higher GPA, and be in good standing in the community and at school.  Essay required. Online applications only. Application opens September 17.

    AWARD:  up to $5,000

    Deadline:  October 31

    Website:  http://tfsinthecommunity.com/mle-scholarships/

    Voice of Democracy Scholarship

    Students in grades 9-12 compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is Why My Vote Matters. Students can submit their entry directly to the VFW Post within their local area.

    AWARD:  Varies

    Deadline:  October 31

    Website:  http://vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

  • November Scholarship Deadlines

    NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology) Aspirations in Computing Scholarship

    Applicants must demonstrate interest and achievements in computing and technology, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for a post-secondary education.

    AWARD:  Varies

    Deadline:  November 5

    Website:  https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    Scholarship based exclusively on volunteer community service.

    AWARD:  $1,000 plus a trip to Washington, D.C.

    Deadline:  November 6

    Website:  http://spirit.prudential.com

    Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships

    This scholarship is available to two graduating high school seniors with a documented learning disability, and/or ADHD. The student should be enrolled in a college/university in the fall; be able to articulate his/her challenges and demonstrate the importance of self-advocacy; participate in school and community activities; demonstrate academic achievement; excel as a role model for others who struggle with learning disabilities; and demonstrate financial need.

    AWARDS:  Anne Ford Scholarship – $10,000; Allegra Ford Scholarship – $2,500

    Deadline:  November 12

    Website:  http://www.ncld.org/scholarships-and-awards

    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

    Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.  Must have lodge endorsement to be considered. Scholarship based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Online application is available August 15.

    AWARD:  $1,000- $12,500

    Deadline:  November 15

    Website:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

    Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

    Students in grades 6-8(Division I) and grades 9-12(Division II) are eligible. Entries should be a 500-700-word essay on “Love in Action.” Essays should be submitted online.

    AWARD:  up to $1,000

    Deadline:  November 16

    Website:  https://maryknollsociety.org/publications/essay-contest/

    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

    The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need to attend and graduate from a four-year college/university. Students are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement (GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT of 26 or above), financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, leadership, and service to others.

    AWARD:  As much as $40,000

    Deadline:  November 20

    Website: www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/faqs

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