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 webpage.  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 programs's scholarships and scholarships deadlines. 
2017/2018 Current Available Scholarships


Deadline January 11, 2018:  Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship:
Please go to the left of this page for application instructions and instructions.
Documented by college academic readiness test, and NEED are primary factors in determining the awards. Eligibility standards and judging are as follows: A minimum of 23 on the ACT, or have a GPA of 3.25 or better or rank in the top 25% of applicant's graduating class.

  • A minimum of 23 on the ACT, GPA 3.25 or better OR rank in the top 25% of applicant's graduating class.
  • Achievement
  • Volunteerism
  • Honors
  • Educational Objective
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Financial Need
  • Kiwanis Family Bonus

Please turn application in to Guidance Office by January 11, 2018 to be picked up here by Kiwanis Committee Member.  

Deadline January 26, 2018 (must be received no later than): Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship -

Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated is a unique organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of African American Veterans whose service during WWII demonstrated to america that the criteria for responsible citizenship are character and achievement rather than ethnic origin.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be students of accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the school year of 2017-2018. Additionally, applying students must have a GPA of at least three points on a four-point scale. Essay, transcript, letters of recommendation are also needed. Please go to the left of the for more information, instructions and application. Click on Tuskegee Airmen.

Deadline January 30, 2018: Allen P. & Josephine B. Green Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Program:

  • The applicant is a current senior at Mexico High School planning to attend a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university
  • the applicant must rank in the upper 25% of the senior class based on sixth semester rank; and hav a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • All applications must be submitted with the grade certifications before January 30th of each year to your guidance office
  • For all the details and application, please go to the left of this page and click on A. P. Green Scholarship
  • Note the application must be printed off and hand written, with the exception of Section II on page 2 of the application

Deadline February 1, 2018: Kansas City Equipment Distributors Scholarship: 

The Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors awards up to four annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 per semester) to up to four full-time students. Both men and women, attending a vocational/technical school, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, are eligible to apply. The recipients will be chosen based on their interest in entering one of these fields of study, upon completion of their certificate or associates degree. Selection is based on the individual's general aptitude and personal traits that are conducive to success in these fields of study. 

Please go to the left of this page under scholarship forms you will find KC Equipment Scholarship with more details and application.

Deadline February 1, 2018: James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program:

  • Missouri residents
  • Graduating high school seniors from a public high school in Missouri planning to enroll in a four-year college or university
  • Maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible. The James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Foundation invites you to apply for a scholarship.  For additional information and a link to the application, visit:

Deadline February 14, 2018: The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

  • The nominee must be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop
  • Received the Eagle Scout Award
  • Applicants do not send this application directly to National Headquarters. Submit to your American Legion Department (State) Headquarters
  • Please go the left of this page for more details and application. 

Deadline February 28, 2018: Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens

In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, this scholarship has been created this scholarship to increase the prize pool for High School Students. This scholarship is for $1250.00.  Please go to this link to get more information and application. http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

Deadline March 1, 2018: 2018 Project 21 Scholarship Program (Sponsored by MO Gaming Association)

  • The purpose of this scholarship program is to not only inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but also to educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gamblin.
  • The scholarship provides MO students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling. Two (2) $1,500.00 first prize scholarships and Four (4)  $1000.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded
  • Please go to the left of this page and click on Project 21 Scholarship for details and application.

Deadline March 1, 2018:  National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Scott/St. Louis Chapter Scholarship-
The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter Scholarships to promote careers in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution. Although all students may apply, preference will be given to students pursuing these and related courses of study. Please go to the link to find more detailed information, the amount awarded and application. http://www.ndtascottstlouis.org/  

Deadline March 15, 2019: Altrusa 2018 Scholarship - 
Applicants must have a high school diploma or be receiving one at the end of this school year, or have an HSE certificate. Applicants must also be residents of Audrain County, Missouri. Preference will be given to the non-traditional student. Financial need, scholastic standing, leadership skills, and potential for success in the field of study selected will be considered in awarding the scholarships. Information required along with the application, includes high school or college transcript or copy of HSE certificate, biographical statement, resume and two letters of recommendation. Only Altrusa application forms will be accepted. 

Applications are due on or before March 15, 2018, and should be emailed to:
Jane Duffner, Chair Altrusa Scholarship Committee

Check on right side of this page for the Altrusa Application.  

Deadline April 1, 2018: Missouri Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship- This scholarship is being offered to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories:

  • Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police/fire)
  • Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service
  • Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized

This scholarship is a non-renewable award in the amount of @2,500 to one deserving Missouri student to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning,including vocational and business schools. Please go to the left of this page and click on MO Patriot Scholarship for application.

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

  • Student must be a resident of MO
  • Must be under the age of 21
  • Unmarried 
  • 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 vertan's DD 214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application.
  • Any additional requrements for each scholarship can be found on our website.
  • 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 as weel as requrements along with the application can be found at this link:  https://www.archcitygranite.com/scholarship/

Deadline July 31, 2018: United Energy Workers Healthcare Scholarship