Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The following website will show you what documents you need to accurately fill out the FAFSA. It also has information that will make the process much easier.
FAFSA4caster - free online tool to provide students with early estimates of their eligibility for federal student aid.
Google search- Scholarships
Please check websites for specific deadlines.
Missouri Dept. of Higher Education: A number of state sponsored scholarship programs are offered through the MDHE website including A+ and Bright Flight. Go to www.dhe.mo.gov/ppcindex.html for more info.
Academy of Hair Design - Offers six $1000 and two $2500 scholarships. Go to www.aohd.com for more information. Deadline is typically mid March.
Air Force ROTC Scholarship - Scholarship program for students interested in joining the Air Force and getting a college education. Go to www.afrotc.com for more details.
American Fire Sprinkler Scholarship Program: Ten $2000 scholarships available to high school seniors. Visit www.afsascholarship.org for more details. Deadline is typically late March/early April.
American Legion Scholarships: There are a number of scholarships available under this category for students who are descendants of a veteran. Specifics on scholarships, including deadlines, additional criteria, and award amounts may be found by going to www.missourilegion.org/default_015.htm. Although deadlines vary the typical deadline is mid April.
Bright Flight Scholarships: This scholarship is available to students who typically test in the top 5% of all ACT or SAT scores in the nation. Amounts vary yearly depending on the Missouri state budget. Visit www.dhe.mo.gov/brightflight.html for more details.
Christian Connector: Provides a free Christian college information service as well as a $2500 scholarship drawing. Visit www.christianconnector.com for more details.
Community Foundation of the Ozarks: This organization provides a number of scholarships to students in the Southwest part of the state. For more information please visit www.cfozarks.org/cfo-grantmaking-programs/scholarship-programs.
DECA Member Students: Students that are in the Sarcoxie DECA club will want to check out this website for various scholarships from major corporations. Visit their website at www.deca.org/scholarships.
Educational Community Credit Union CU Succeed Scholarship: Student must be a member of ECCU. Vist www.educationalccu.org/promo_scholarship.html for more info. Deadline is typically February.
FFA - Multiple scholarships are sponsored through this site by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation. Visit their website for an application and more information at www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Pages/default.aspx.
Jimmy Hensley Postal Federal Community Credit Union: Provides three $1000 scholarships. Must be a member of the credit union. For more information contact the credit union www.postalfed.org.
John Dennis Scholarship: A total of sixteen $1000 scholarships will be presented to high school seniors across the state by the Missouri Sheriffs' Association. Students must intend to major in Criminal Justice, plan to attend a Missouri college or university, and have a 2.0 GPA. Students interested in this scholarship should email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application or call 573-635-5925. Application deadline is typically the end of January.
Kids Chance Scholarship Program: For students who have a parent who has been seriously injured or lost in a worker's comp related accident. Go to www.dhe.mo.gov/kidschance.html for more information. Application deadline is typically April.
LEAP Scholarship (Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession): Scholarships available in the amount of $500 to students declaring themselves as an accounting major. For applications and other details please go to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1050-2011-leap-high-school-scholarship. Deadline is typically mid to late February.
Mary Riley Wolfe Memorial Scholarship: Two scholarships totaling $1500 each. Deadline is typically mid-February. Applications can be found on the Junior League of Springfield website: www.jlspringfield.org/?nd=scholarships.
Mediacom Communications World Class Scholarship Program: Offers $1000 non renewable scholarships to senior high school students in areas of 15 states where it conducts business in its North Central Division through its World Class Scholarship Program. Applications and specific information abou the scholarship may be obtained by going to www.mediacomworldclass.com. The application deadline is typically the first part of February.
Missouri Corn Growers Association: Students must live on a farm or in a rural area, planning to attend a Missouri college and major in agronomy or an agriculture related field. You may obtain more information by going to www.mocorn.org and clicking on the "Education" link.
Missouri Insurance Edcuation Foundation Scholarship: Available to students pursuing an insurance, risk management, or actuarial science course of study. Four $1500 scholarships available. Visit www.mief.org for more details. Deadline is typically March.
Missouri Pork Association's Youth Pork Ambassador Program: One $1000 scholarship will be given to a student who is involved in the pork industry or has a parent involved in the industry. Visit www.mopork.com/youth_youthporkambassador.asp for more information. Deadline is typically mid December.
MO Society of Professional Engineers: Three $3000 scholarships awarded to students entering the engineering field. Visit www.ozarkelectric.com/MSPE for more information. Deadline is typically February.
NASSP/Herff Jones Principal's Leadership Award: $125,000 in scholarships will be awarded to honor outstanding student leaders across the country. For more information go to www.principals.org/PLA. Deadline is typically the end of November/first of December.
National Wildlife Federation: Students may apply for scholarships of various amounts. Visit www.nwtf.org/jakes/xtreme/scholarships.html for more information.
Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship: SWCS offers a $2000 and $1000 scholarship available to those planning on majoring in a conservation or natural resources related field. More information on the scholarship may be found at www.swcs.missouri.edu/Scholarships/ShowMeSWCS_Scholarship/ScholarshipInfo.htm. Deadline is typically the end of November.
Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship: $1400 - Application is available at www.syf.org . Deadline is typically December.
STAATS Awards Scholarship Program: An essay and letters of recommendation are required with this scholarship. Please pick up the form from the Counseling Center. Deadline is November 30, 2010.
Westlake Scholarship Program: Offers scholarships to high school seniors in Missouri. Visit www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/westlake for more information.