2018-2019 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. 
2018-2019 Current Available Scholarships


Deadline March 15, 2018
: Elk's Most Valuable Student
The Mexico Elks Lodge awards $1,500 to the top qualifying male and female student plus $500 to each runner-up student. In addition the top places qualify for District/State competition for additional money awarded. All instructions and the application is available online.  Please use this link to access.  Elks Scholarship

Deadline November 15, 2018: Hagan Scholarship Foundation
The purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt free, and to provide a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.  
Eligibility Requirements:
1) Must be a citizen of the United States
2) Must attend an eligible public high school
3) Must be a student in the high school graduating class
4) Must have achieved a 3.50CGPA or higher
5) Must score 23 or higher on the ACT
6) Must enroll at an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following graduation
7) Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college
8) Must complete the FAFSA in 2018, EFC must be less than $6,500.00
9) Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants
10) Must not have been convicted of a felony
Please go to this link for more information and application:
Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Deadline November 19, 2018: MSBA Future Builders Belcher Scholarship

MSBA FutureBuilders established the scholarship program in memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. The learning environment for thousands of Missouri’s public school students improved as a result of his work.

A $1000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA’s 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. A statewide winner is selected from this group of regional winners and awarded an additional $1500.

The school board of each MSBA member district is eligible to nominate one high school senior to apply. The local board of education should select their applicant based on academic achievement and leadership abilities; need may also be considered. After the district applicant is chosen the guidance office will contact Matt O’brien for a link to the online application and form during the application period October through January. The applicant and their guidance counselor will receive confirmation and further instructions within two working days of submission. The student will need to obtain a transcript and complete the essay, if not already done.

Please go to this link to print off application and essay question.  Please print neatly and check your spelling and grammar. Turn in your application and essay to the Guidance Office.   At the December Board Meeting the winner will be chosen and then we will proceed to complete the application process. MSBA Future Builders Belcher Scholarship

Deadline November 26th, 2018: Show-Me Chapter of Soil and Water Conservation
This $2000.00 scholarship is for a graduating senior who plans to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field. This is an essay contest. Information can be found at 
Soil and Water Conservation.  Applications must be postmarked by November 26th. 

Deadline November 30, 2018: Sixt Scholars Program.
this program is at aid high school senior planning to continue their education in college. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education.  There are 5 -$5000 scholarship, First 500 valid applicants will be considered. 1) Have a minimum 3.7 GPA; 2) Graduating senior; 3) Plan to enroll full time in 2 or 4 year university.  See website for more information, instructions and application. Sixt Rent A Car Scholarship

Deadline December 1, 2018: Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers 
This is a $2000 scholarship. 1) Must be a high school senior enrolling in a 4 year college or university 2) Pursuing or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools. For more information, details and application, please go to this link. Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers

Deadline December 15, 2018: AXA Achievement Scholarship
to be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 1) Be United States citizen 2) Be current high school senior who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college.  Please go to this link for more detailed information and applications. AXA Achievement Scholarship

​Deadline December 15, 2018: â€‹Burger King Scholars Program
to be eligible for the scholarship a student must: 1) Be a senior at a high school in the United State.  Please go to the following link for more detailed information and application. Burger King Scholars Program

Deadline January 31, 2019: Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship
This scholarship offers 5 - $1000 scholarships to high school seniors in different natural resources areas. Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need. Applications must be submitted by January 31. Information can be found at Conservation Foundation Scholarship

Deadline April 20, 2019: The 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 DD214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application. Any additional requirements for each scholarship are on the website. (Lillie Los Ford, M.D. Jack Murphy Nurses, Joseph J. Frank
Charles L. Bacon, eman W. Taylor, and Shane Dean Voyles).  All applications with the exception of Shane Dean Voyles are to be mailed to: The Anerican Legion Department of Missouri, Inc., Attn: Education and Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 179, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0179.
Shane Dean Voyles must be submitted to guidance office. 

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 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. Application and details can be found: Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship

M. D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund: Currently one $1000.00 award is given for two successive semesters, and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters. This award is available to a MO 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 40% of their high school class or have a "C" or equivalent standing from their last college. Scholarships are awarded for one year, payable $374 per semester.
Application and details can be found: M. D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund

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.  Application and details can be found:  Joseph J. Frank Scholarship

Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship: Two arards 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 MO, under the age of 21, and  ust use the scholarship as a full-time student in an accredited college or university. Application and details can be found: Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholasrship

Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship: Two $750,00 awards are given annually to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education, in honor of the Past Nationl 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 MO 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?  Application and details can be found: Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship: One $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.  Application and details can be found: Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship  This application must be turned in to the guidance office.  Do not mail this one. 

Deadline April 28, 2019 :  Design a Better Future
This scholarship offers five $10,000 scholarships this year. These are the main points of the scholarship: High school senior can participate in a design-thinking community building project. Design and work on community improvement project.  Submit a final design thinking project application by April 28, 2019. Please go to : Design a Better Future