College and Scholarship Information


THS students in the past were offered a $1,000 out-of-state scholarship.  They were also given in-state tuition; however this has changed.  Now, all out-of-state students are eligible for institutional scholarships.  Students are now able to apply for $3,000 scholarship all the way up to $15,000 per year and will continue to receive in-state tuition.


For more information about priority processing dates, visit the Admissions and Financial Aid area of the Colleges website:


The Elks National Foundation has announced that it is now taking applications for two scholarships,  The Most Valuable Student Scholarship and the Legacy Award.
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
-500 four-year scholarships will be awarded
-Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply
-Applicant need not be related to a member of the Elks
-College students are not eligible to apply
-Male and females students compete separately
-Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need
-The top 20 applicants will participate in an all-expenses paid leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they'll be interviewed with the national judges.
-The finalist will be vying for two 1st place awards, two 2nd place awards, two 3rd place awards
-1st place $50,000
-2nd place $40,000
-3rd place $30,000
-The remaining 14 finalists (4th place) will receive $20,000 awards
-The 480 runners-up will receive the 5th place award of $4,000
-Deadline is November 30, 2016
Legacy Awards
-This award is for a student who has parents or grandparents who are current members of the Elks Lodge.  For more information or to access the Elks Lodge scholarship application visit


This is a $250 scholarship.  An application can be found by clicking here.  Deadline April 21, 2017.


The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Application form has been released.  This scholarship is for individuals who exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution.  Applicants will need to demonstrate critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  for more information click here.


MSU-Springfield offers numerous freshmen scholarships.  The following is a list of available scholarships and some of the requirements for each scholarship:

University Scholarship
-Includes the Board of Governors Scholarship (below) plus $2,000
-Applicants must apply for the Presidential Scholarship (above)

Board of Governors Scholarship
-$5000 per year plus a $500 voucher toward a university-approved study-away program
-10% of class or 3.0 GPA after 6th or 7th semester
-ACT of 28 (scores from December 2016 ACT are the last to be accepted for consideration)
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by January 15, 2017

Provost Scholarship
-$2500 per year
-20% of class or GPA of 3.7 after 6th or 7th semester
-ACT of 26 (scores from December 2016 ACT are the last to be accepted for consideration)
-Students who rank 1st or 2nd in class are also eligible
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by January 15, 2017

Dean's Scholarship
-$1500 per year
-20% of class or 3.7 GPA after 6th or 7th semester
-ACT of 24 (scores from December 2016 ACT are the last to be accepted for consideration)
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by January 15, 2017

Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship
-Combine with the Provost, Dean's, Inclusive Excellence, or Diversity scholarships for up to $3500
-50% of class or 3.0 GPA after 6th semester
-ACT of 20
-Interviews will be conducted Saturday March 4, 2017
-Apply for admission and complete the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leadership Scholarship application
-Deadline to apply is January 30, 2017

Missouri State Promise Scholarship
-$1000 (1st year) $1500 (2nd year)
-Selected based on financial need and academic potential (class rank, GPA, and ACT)
-Apply for admission and complete the FAFSA no later than February 1, 2017

Missouri State Advantage Scholarship
-$1000 per year
-Entering freshmen must have completed 6 credit hours through the Missouri State University dual credit program with a MSU GPA of 3.0
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by June 1, 2017

Missouri Boys State/Missouri Girls State Leadership Award
-$1000 award
-Applicants must have both solid academic record and strong record of leadership and must have participated in Missouri Boys/Girls State
-Apply for admission and complete the general scholarship application
-submit a Missouri Boys/Girls State certificate of completion, or letter from Boys/Girls state confirming attendance to MSU's office of financial aid by the deadline
-Deadline is March 1, 2017

A+ Recognition Scholarship
-$500 per year
-Qualify for regular admission to MSU and meet A+ program requirements
-Apply for admission and submit the A+ Recognition Scholarship application
-A final high school transcript verifying A+ certification is also required
-Deadline June 1, 2017

-West Plains offers several academic scholarships:



Minimum ACT

Class Rank 

GPA/4.0 scale


 Board of Governors   

 $2000 per year    



  Top 10%    


3.90 or higher

 March 31


 $1500 per year



Top 20%


3.70 or higher

March 31


$1,000 per year



Top 20%


3.70 or higher

March 31

Also available is the 
A+ Course Fee Scholarship; this scholarship is equal to all individual course fees not covered by the Missouri A+ Grant.  Courses must lead to the completion of an associate degree.

Above that, MSU-WP offers more than 90 endowed and restricted scholarships.  The criteria for these scholarships and other information concerning financial aid at MSU-WP can be found by visiting:


Missouri Valley college has announced that it will host 4 open house events.  They are:  October 21, November 18, March 24, and April 28.  For more information about Missouri Valley College and this event contact Mr. Rouse or visit


The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.  The scholarships are valued between $2,000 and $15,000.  The NFIB YEF program was established to raise awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in building America.  For more information visit:


Northwest Missouri State University offers five merit-based Freshman Scholarships.  The table below indicates the needed ACT and GPA scores to qualify.  These scholarships are divided equally between the fall and spring semester.




































Northwest Merit Scholarship--$1,000
University Scholar--$1,500
Tower Scholar--$2,000
Academic Excellence--$3,000
Distinguished Scholar--$4,000

Other scholarship awards available include:

President's Scholarship
Award Amount
-Competitive; 10 awarded
-ACT 27-36 and minimum GPA 3.75
-Accepted for admission by January 25, 2017
-Must attend Northwest's Distinguished Scholar's Day

Cultural Enrichment Scholarship
Eligibility:  American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high school.  Student must participate in the MORE mentoring program.  For more information contact Northwest Missouri State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Award Amount/Requirements
-$500/Index:  100-119 or ACT 21
-$750/Index:  120-139 or ACT 22
-$1,000/Index:140-159 or ACT 23-24
-$1,200/Index:  160-199 or ACT 25-36
-Limited number awarded/Minimum GPA 2.0

A+ Scholarship
Award Amount
-$1,500--May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships
-Limited number awarded
-First-time freshman
-Index:  100-199 or ACT 21-36 and a minimum 2.50 GPA
-Accepted for admission by April 1, 2017
-Attend an A+ eligible Missouri High School, indicate A+ on admission application
-Actual award made upon confirmation of completed A+ requirements

Alumni Scholarship
Award Amount
-Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest graduate
-Provide graduate's personal information on admission application

Missouri Boys/Girls State Scholarship
Award Amount
-$1,000 (five total for Boys State)
-$1,000 (five total for Girls State)
-First-time freshman
-Accepted for admission by February 1, 2017
-Missouri Boys/Girls State attendee (indicate participation on admission application, complete Standard Scholarship Application and provide proof of attendance to the Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance


Nursing School Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.  The website will award $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
-A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
-A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.  Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.

Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage.  Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

You will also find information concerning colleges and nursing schools.  Here is a link to Nursing School Almanac's research for the state of Missouri:  htpp://


Missouri Gaming Association has announced that it is now taking applications for the Project 21 scholarship program.  The applications and more information can be found at under the tab titled "responsible gaming" choose the MGA initiatives page.


Saint Louis University is now taking applications for the fall/summer 2017 term.  Students can apply via SLU web application or the Common Application.  

SLU is also taking applications for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship (deadline:  February 1, 2017), University Honors Program (deadline:  December 2016), and the Pre-Law Scholars Program (deadline:  February 1, 2017). 

SLU important dates:

--February 1, 2017:   Scholarship Deadline (Martin Luther King Jr.)
      Applications for Academic Programs (Pre-Law Scholars program)
      Preferred deadline to file FAFSA
--May 1, 2017:   National Candidates Reply Date

Click here at access the month of March's list of scholarships that are managed by  This newsletter contains a list of various scholarships from across the nation.  From this document you can access more information and applications.

--Kansas City

UMKC's Trustees' Scholars Program provides a fully funded educational and experiential program for a select group of first-time students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  This program is a collaboration between the university and its trustees.  A large philanthropic support organization made up of Kansas City's most outstanding business and civic leaders.  The program gives students access to UMKC Trustees' knowledge, experience and mentorship, as well as guidance from key UMKC staff.  The benefits of this scholarship program include:
-Full payment of tuition and educational fees for 120 credit hours or up to four years, whichever comes first.
-Full payment of on-campus room and board fees during years one and two
-$2,000 towards living expenses during years three and four
-$500 towards books each year
-A four-year professional enrichment curriculum to build scholars' networks in Kansas City and prepare them to be future community leaders
-Opportunity for mentorship by a Kansas City business leader
-Opportunity to be part of a tight-knit group of other high-achieving students
-Opportunity for involvement with the Kansas City community
-Special assistance from Career Services in finding internships and jobs

Eligibility Requirements:
-Rank in top 5% on high school class
-Unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 calculated on the 17 core classes:
-4 Language Arts
-4 Math
-3 Science
-3 Social Studies
-2 Foreign Languages
1 Fine Art

This program is not available to those students pursuing six year programs in the medical field or architecture majors.

Got a Spine Scholarship
-1 award (Deadline: June 2, 2017)
-Attend College or University no later than October of 2017
-Attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2017
-Minimum GPA of 2.5 during last academic year
- scholarship applications.php

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
-1 Awarded (Deadline: June 15, 2017)
-Currently attending of Planning on attending a post-secondary institution in the US no later than the Fall of 2017.
-Submit a short story.  Detailed instructions can be found on the application page
- scholarship applications.php

Lift Parts Express Scholarship
-1 award (Deadline: June 30, 2017)
-Current Senior in High School
-Freshman or Sophomore in College/University
-Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by fall of 2017

Coca-Cola Scholarship
-1400 awards
-Current high school senior
-Planning to purse a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution by the fall of 2017

is an organization that helps students find colleges and employers interested in creating a co-op model of learning.  This unique academic program combines classroom studies with professional work experience in a field related to your education and career goals. More information can be found by visiting, or see Mr. Rouse.


Registered Apprenticeships:
U.S. Military:
Community Colleges:
Technical Schools:
4-year Colleges:


Junior boys interested in attending Missouri Boys State should see Mr. Rouse for more information.  Also, an application and more information can be found by looking at

Juniors interested attending the United State Military Academy (West Point) need start their application right away.  This application can be found at  Freshmen and sophomores should request a "Your guide to Successful Admission" brochure.  There is a lot they can do now to be ready for a future at USMA.  Go to to request the brochure.





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