2017/2018 Current Year Scholarships

Notes from MHS Guidance Office

  • Local Scholarships with the deadline in March. In January, these scholarships will be made available on our website.
  • The MHS Guidance Office lists scholarships on our web page.  These scholarships are sent to us for sharing with students.  Our list is not a comprehensive list and we encourage students to do their own research. 
  • Most individual scholarships will come from the colleges to which you apply.  Contact the school to find out about the financial aid assistance available at that specific school.  Use the school's webpage to familiarize yourself with possible scholarships, grants, loans and work study.  Don't forget to ask about specific department's or program's scholarships and scholarships deadlines. 
2017/2018 Current Available Scholarships


Deadline April 16, 2018 - (must be received by this date)
NAIFA Mid MIssouri (Insurance/Financial Advisors
$500 scholarship for post-high school education. Each entrant will complete an essay with the title of "The Importance of Insurance and Financial Planning"
Please go to below and click on NAIFA Mid Missouri for detailed instructions and application.

Deadline April 6, 2018: Insurance Professionals of Mid Missouri-
IPMM is offering a cash scholarship to a high school senior who meets the eligibility requirements.  The top applicant will receive a $750 Cash Scholarship.

The application plus an essay on the following topic: The use of flying robotics in the form of small unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, is not only happening now, but its commercial growth is predicted to significantly increase over the next 10 years. How can drones be used in the insurance industry? What are some challenges insuring these types of small unmanned aircrafts? 
Please go to the list below and click on Insurance Professionals of Mid Missouri for complete instructions and application.

Deadline April 20, 2018: American Legion Scholarships - Basic criteria for all of the following scholarships:

1) Student must be a resident of MO

2) Must be under the age of 21

3) Unmarried 

4) 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. 

5)A photocopy of the veteran's DD 214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application.

6)Any additional requirements for each scholarship can be found on our website.

7) All of the following applications and detail can be found at www.missourilegion.org

  1. Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Fund - Two awards of $1000 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.  
  2. M.D. Murphy Memorial Nurese Training Fund - Currently one $1000 award is given for two successive semesters. this award is available to a MO boy or girl training to be a Registered Nurse. The sutdent 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, payalbe $375 per semester.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship - Two $750.00 awards are given annually to a student planning of obtaining a degree in education, in honor of the Past National Executive Committeeman from MO. Go to website for more details. An essay is required.
  6. Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship - One $750.00 award will be awarded, annually.  To apply for this scholarship applications must be turned in to the Guidance Office, because only one per school can be submitted.

Direct all questions concerning scholarships to: Mr. John Buckwalter, Chair, Education and Scholarship Committee at 1-660-627-4713.  

Completed applications with the exception of Shane Dean Voyles Scholarship should be mailed no later than April 20, 2018 to

The American Legion Department of MO, Inc.  Attn. Education and Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 179, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0179

Deadline April 31, 2018: Arch City Granite & Marble Scholarship:  Arch City Granite & Marble, located in St. Louis, understands how expensive attending college can be. They want to help a student in need from MO or IL pay for college by offering a $1000 scholarship. They want to see students go to college and succeed and this is their way of helping.

More information and requirements along with the application can be found at this link:  https://www.archcitygranite.com/scholarship/

Deadline July 31, 2018: United Energy Workers Healthcare Scholarship

1) This scholarship is now available to any high school senior nationwide

2) Award Amount is $1000.00

3) Please go to the following link for more information and       applicationshttps://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-applications