College and Scholarship Information

ALL LISTINGS IN RED ARE NOT UPDATED, THIS IS LAST YEAR'S INFORMATION.  However, the information found may still be useful.  Also, I would like to include a warning, this is from The University of Missouri's web page concerning scholarship scams:

Avoid scams

Every year students and their families lose money to scam artists posing as legitimate scholarship funding agencies. To avoid being defrauded, be cautious about suspicious scholarship offers.

Consult the Federal Trade Commissionexternal link for tips, facts and reporting information. Also keep a few guidelines in mind while researching scholarships.

It might be a scam if:

  • You have to spend money to get money. Legitimate scholarship providers don't charge application fees, "redemption" fees or up-front taxes; nor do they ask students to make investments.
  • They want bank account or credit card information. Trustworthy donors won't ask for a credit card number to "hold" your award.
  • It's guaranteed. No one can guarantee that you'll receive a scholarship, and any promise of a money-back guarantee is a red flag.
  • You can't find the information anywhere else. Scholarship agencies don't keep information secret; they want to award scholarships. If a service promises to provide funds no one else knows about, be suspicious. 
  • You win a contest you don't remember entering. If you receive a message saying you've been selected for an award or you're a finalist in a competition you've never heard of, it might be a scam.
  • It sounds too good to be true. Trust your instincts. If you're suspicious about an offer, you probably have a good reason.

A+ ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS --click here.  ​This is a list of all the colleges and vocational schools that are eligible for A+ scholarships.

AASA (The Superintendent of Schools Association)--

The AASA is offering 16 scholarships this year for more information concerning this opportunity click here.


The 2018 scholarship application for the local Elks Club in now available click here for more information.


The American Legion offers several scholarships for students in the state of Missouri.  To obtain an application or more information about these scholarships, click here.

--Jonesboro, AR


To be considered for unconditional admission to Arkansas State University, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

High School GPA (or comparable GED).

  • High School GPA of 2.75
  • GED 525 (if taken before 2002) or GED 550 (if taken after 2002) or GED 600 (if taken after 2014)

    Official ACT Score (or comparable SAT, ASSET or COMPASS*):

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 21
  • SAT score of 990 on the Reading and Math combined
  • 2016 SAT: score of 1070 on the Reading and Math combined

                COMPASS* Writing Skills to ACT English Concordance >>
                COMPASS* Reading Skills to ACT Reading Concordance >>
                COMPASS* Algebra to ACT Math Concordance >>
                COMPASS* College Algebra to ACT Math Concordance >>

             All three COMPASS* sections (Writing, Reading and Algebra) must be taken in one sitting (just like 
             the ACT and SAT). Subject scores from different test dates will 
    NOT be mixed and matched.

         NOTE: Test scores must be within five years prior to application date.

    *COMPASS is no longer available or given by ACT Testing.  We will accept COMPASS scores that are less than five years old.


  • To be considered for conditional admission to Arkansas State University, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • High School GPA (or comparable GED).

  • High School GPA of 2.30
  • GED 460-524 (if taken before 2002) or GED 460-549 (if taken after 2002) or GED 460-599 (if taken after 2014)

    Official ACT Score (or comparable SAT, ASSET or COMPASS*):

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 19 
  • SAT score of 910-989 on the Reading and Math combined 
  • 2016 SAT: score of 990 on the Reading and Math combined

          NOTE: Test scores must be within five years prior to application date.

*COMPASS is no longer available or given by ACT Testing.  We will accept COMPASS scores that are less than five years old.

For ASU financial aid information click here.    
For ASU scholarship information click here


Click here for Admission information.
Click here for financial aid information.


Below you will find the Bank of Salem's scholarship application.  More information and the application can be found by clicking here.  Deadline:  April 13, 2018


Click here for more information concerning the Burlington Northern Foundation's scholarships.


Click here for CofO's admissions page.

Admission into CofO fairly competitive, when applying to CofO, it is imperative that you stay aware of due dates and timelines.  Click here to see more information concerning the application process for CofO.


Showcase Dates are:  Oct. 14, Dec. 2, Feb. 17, July 21.  To schedule a personal visit click here.


Go to this website to look at possible scholarships you may be eligible for.  Click here for more information.  Below I have listed a few possible scholarships from this site.




Click here for CRC's website.


The Curt, Cliff and Opal Young College Scholarship application is now available.  This $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Thayer High School senior attending a four year college or university.  For more information and an application, click here.

The Curt, Cliff and Opal Young Vocational/Technical School Scholarship is now available.  this $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Thayer High School senior attending a vocational/technical school.  For more information and an application click here.

The deadline for both of the Curt, Cliff and Opal Young Memorial Scholarships is April 2nd, 2018.


Click here for Drury University's admission page.
Click here to see the tuition and fees information for Drury University.
Click here to see scholarship information for Drury University.


The 2018 CU Succeed Scholarship program is now taking applications for two $1000 scholarships.  To qualify, the applicant must be a member of ECCU, a graduating senior in high school and plan to participate in post-secondary studies.  Deadline is February 28, 2018. Click here for more information. 


For more information or to access the Elks Lodge scholarship application click here


The scholarship is given to honor the late Dr. Elmer Shaw, a local veterinarian, and Bobcat supporter.  Click here for more information.


Click here for Evangel University's admission page.
Click here for Evangel University's financial aid page.


GOCAT is a partnership between MSU-WP, SCCC, and the city of West Plains.  The goal is develop a highly skilled workforce.

Courses offered within the degree and certificate programs include electronics and electricity, machining, CAD/CAM, PLC’s, controllers, robotics, hydraulics, welding and more. Graduates will be ready to pursue entry-level careers in various industries and occupations such as electrician technician; installation, maintenance and repair worker; welder; electronics technician; robotics programmer; millwright and many other opportunities.

Employment in these job sectors in South Central Missouri is expected to grow by 8.5% by 2022 with 28.5% coming from new growth. Average salary is $40,108. Top employers and industry partners are DRS Technologies, Armstrong, Perennial Energy, Caterpillar, Arlee, Regal and Missouri Sun Solar.

For more information concerning GOCAT, click here.


The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college.  These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  Three hundred and fifty (350) scholarships can be awarded each year.  

Hagan Scholarship's purpose is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free; to provide a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.  These skills are taught via Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Study Abroad.  For informationclick here.


Click here for admissions information for Harding University.
Click here for financial information for Harding University.


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.  For a brief synopsis of of the criteria and application process click here.


The INAMAW is offering a $500 scholarship.  Deadline for this application is April 14, 2018.  Click here for a copy of the application.


See STATE TECH for more information.


The Lisa Rogers Memorial Scholarship was established to honor long time Thayer Elementary Teacher, Lisa Rogers.  Mrs. Rogers was a member of the TES faculty.  This scholarship is to honor her memory and celebrate all that the brought to the students of the Thayer School District.  for more information concerning this scholarship click here.


Click here for Lyons freshmen admission page.
Click here for Lyons tuition and fees page.
Click here for student financial aid information for Lyon.


MAHEO is a not-for-profit organization providing scholarships to residents of affordable housing.  For 2018 the organization will provide six $2000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors residing in affordable housing developments or public housing authorities and plan to attend a community college, a four-year college/university or qualified vocational/technical school.  Applicants must have a 2.75 GPA and residents of affordable housing developments (subsidized, section 8, public housing).Click here for an application.  Deadline in MAHEO office by March 23, 2018.  


MAMIC is offering students interested in pursuing a career in the insurance/risk management field a scholarship opportunity.  For more information concerning these scholarships click here.


The Missouri Association of Rural education sponsors two scholarship programs.  The first is for junior and senior college students majoring in education.  The second program is open to seniors of MARE member school districts.  Eligible students must be planning to pursue a degree in education.  Click here for more information.


The Missouri Courage scholarship applications can be found by clicking here.  


The MSBA's Future Builders Foundation offers the John T. Belcher Memorial Scholarship.  The MSBA established this scholarship to honor the memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri public school districts.  The learning environment for thousands of Missouri public school students was improved as a result of his work.  A $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA's 17 regions.  Applicants are judged on the based on 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 $1,500.

The local 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 a consideration in selecting an applicant.  Please see Mr. Rouse for more information concerning this opportunity.  Deadline to submit all application materials to the THS Board of Education is December 7, 2017.  Click here to obtain the application for this scholarship.


Click here for MS&T's admissions page.
Click here for MS&T's costs page.
Click here for MS&T's financial aid page.


The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) has announced that it is now taking applications for scholarships.  All high school accounting, business, and math students may apply.

-Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior (class of 2018).
-A high school member of MOCPA (a complimentary student membership application can be found  by clicking here.
-Provide a recommendation form educator or school administrator
-Missouri resident (or child of MOCPA member)
-Enrolled in a Missouri college/university with a declared major of Accounting

Winners will be selected based on a point system, rating their GPA, ACT or SAT, educator recommendation and leadership potential (honors, awards and activities).  February 23, 2018 is the submission deadline.  Winners will be announced in April.  To obtain the application click here.  To find the reference form click here.


Click here for MSSU's admissions page.
Click here for MSSU's financial aid page.


Missouri State Teachers' Association local chapter is offering a scholarship to a student going into education.  May 1, 2018 is the deadline.  Click here for more information.


Click here to see MSU Admissions requirements page.

Click here to see MSU Admissions Checklist.

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

Presidential Scholarship
-$12,500 per year ($6,250 for tuition and $6,250 for on-campus housing).  Total value          over four years is $50,000.

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

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 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

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

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

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
-Apply for admission and complete the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leadership Scholarship       application
-Deadline to apply is January 30

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

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

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

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

For more up to date information concerning these scholarships can be found by clicking here.

-West Plains 

Click here for find MSU-WP admissions page.

MSU-WP 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:


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
-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
-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
-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

For more up to date information concerning NWMSU scholarship click here.

National Educators' Association local chapter is offering a scholarship to a student going into education.  Deadline is May 1, 2018.  Click here for the application. 


Oregon County Farm Bureau is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student majoring in agriculture related field.  For more information concerning this scholarship, click here.


OTC will host its DiscoverOTC program for the Springfield campus on Friday, September 29th, from 10:00-1:00.  For more information or to register for this event click here.

Click here for admissions information for OTC.
Click here for financial information for OTC.


Click here for admissions information for Ozarka College.

Ozarka College has a scholarship specific to Missouri students! It’s called the Ozarka Opportunity scholarship. It’s worth $1,000 the first year and $2,000 the second year. In order for a student to receive this scholarship, they must be nominated by the counselor and one senior per graduating class is eligible. The must enroll full time at Ozarka and maintain have a 2.00 GPA or cumulative 2.25 GPA.

 Other scholarships Missouri students are eligible for:

Academic Excellence—any graduating senior who has a 24 or higher on their ACT OR is in the top 10% of their graduating class. Student must enroll full time and have a 3.00 GPA or cumulative 3.25 GPA. This is a full tuition scholarship!

College NOW—any graduating senior who completes 12 or more concurrent credit hours with Ozarka. Must have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled full time. This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for the first semester.

Foundation scholarships—awarded to anyone (including non-traditional students) and they range in value from $250 to $1000 per semester.

Scholarships Specific to Thayer:

Tom Dawe Jr. Memorial scholarship—This is worth $250 per semester! All students have to do is apply for it. I will include instructions below (when they apply for this one, they will also be considered for other Foundation scholarships!)

Instructions for applying for Tom Dawe Jr. Memorial scholarship (you can’t apply for this until spring):
1.)    Login to your myOzarka account
2.)    Click on the Finance tab
3.)    Over on the right click on $Apply for Scholarships
4.)    Click on the arrow that says Begin
5.)    Upload essay and submit (student MUST upload essay to be considered.)

Ambassador scholarship—we have decided to extend this scholarship offering to Thayer students! It is worth $250 per semester, you (the counselor) will choose which senior will get it. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a 2.00 GPA. 


The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  This is the 22nd year the scholarships will be awarded.  The goal of the scholarship program is to not only to 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 gambling.

The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides Missouri 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) $1,000.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded.

The article, poster or video entry, completed application and other required documentation as outlined in the application must be received by MARCH 1, 2018.   Click here to find the applications and more information.


Students interested in applying to Seton Hall University's College of Communication and the Arts can have the application fee waived if the apply before December 15, 2017.  Applicants can use the Common Application or Seton Hall's application found by clicking here.  Students need only to enter the code "CFW" on the application.


SCCC has a adult education program that offers industry recognized credentials in the fields of
auto-body and collision repair, auto mechanics, carpentry, practical nursing, surgical technology, welding, commercial and advertising art, culinary art.   For more information click here.


2018 Scholarship Information

  1. There will be multiple $500 scholarships given to a graduating senior from the class of 2017/2018 to area seniors. 
  2. Applicant must have a cumulative C average at the end of the 1st semester of their senior year.
  3. All information including essay must be submitted no later than March 31, 2018.
  4. Scholarship funds must be utilized for an accredited college, university, or community college.
  5. Questions should be sent to:  Ms. Pam Monetti via call or text to (618) 444-2891, or by email to
  6. Completed application and all scholarship information and documentation for submission should be sent to
  7. Selected submission – Essay, Social Media, Public Relations Project or PowerPoint on one of the following subjects:
    • What are the mutual benefits and historical significance of Collective Bargaining?
    • How do Prevailing Wage laws benefit the tax base of local communities?
    • Right to Work is on the ballot this year. Please explain how/why Right to Work legislation does not benefit union members. 
  8. Special scholarship award for the individual who can post, share and have friends share her/his submission on social media. Proof of submission and shares must be provided. Every share MUST include SEMOCLC FB and Twitter handles. 
  9. Notification of winners will be done by April 15, 2018.
  10. For more information and an application click here.


Currently, SEMO offers 145+ undergraduate majors, 100+ undergraduate certificates and minors, and 75+ graduate programs emphasizing national accreditation, experiential learning and career preparation.  Let's help your students launch an extraordinary career.

  • Scholarship Deadline – Our early admission consideration and scholarship deadline will be December 1, 2017.  December 1 is also the recommended housing contract completion date. If a student wishes to meet this suggested deadline, we recommend a November 1 application date.  Have your students apply now at
  • 2018-2019 Scholarship Program – Visit to review our 2018-2019 scholarship offerings.  The Midwest Achievement Award is now expanded to all states with no deadline and the Governor’s Scholarship is now available to Missouri residents only.
  • River Campus Open House – The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts invites you and your students to attend a master class, have dinner on us and see the final dress rehearsal of An American Hero on Tuesday, September 26.  Register at
  • Monday, Nov. 13 Show Me Day with Diversity and Inclusion Showcase – We are hosting a Show Me Day open house event on Monday, Nov. 13 with a Diversity and Inclusion Showcase and would like to invite you to bus students from your high school.  Benefits include free lunch in Towers Café, academic and student life fairs, and sessions on Financing Your Education, Living on Campus, Diversity & Inclusion, and Transferring to Southeast.  Register your group at    
  • New Degree Programs – Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.  View degree maps with sample four-year plans, career options and more at  

  Click here to find SEMO's website.  If you would like to apply to SEMO, click here, to find the incoming Freshman page.


Chapter Scholarships

The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field.  This is an essay contest.  Information can be found at  Please encourage any eligible students to apply.  Applications must be postmarked by November 27th (Monday after Thanksgiving).

Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship

CFMO offers 5 - $1000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates 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 on the same website, at  



Linn Tech is Missouri's premier technical college.  Linn Tech has a 97% placement rate after graduation, with over 350 industry partners.  The ratio of student to faculty is 12:1.  It is currently ranked in the top 10% of 2-year schools in the nation.  Linn has a wide numerous programs of study for more information about Linn Tech or register for a preview day, click here.
For more information about applying to Linn Tech click here.


Stephens College in an all-girls, private, liberal arts college.  It is located in central Missouri.  For more information about Stephens College click here.  For more information on how to enroll click here.  

Stephens College will host six preview days they are:  September 16th, October 7th, 21st, 28th, November 4th and 18th.  These events starts at 10:00 and runs til 12:00.  To register for one of these events click here.


This online site contains a large list of national scholarships.  Those interested can receive the newsletter.  For more information or to login to the site click here.

The Bobcats Boosters are now taking applications for the 2018 scholarships.  Please click here for more information.

The Thayer Crescite Club has announced that it will award a young lady from the THS graduating class a scholarship. To obtain an application Click here.


The Thayer-Mammoth Spring rotary club in now offering its "Service Above Self" Scholarship.  This $500 scholarship application in now available by clicking here.  Deadline:  April 10,  2018

The Thayer Alumni Association has released its application for it scholarship program.  Applicants need to be a descendant of a Thayer High School Alum.  Deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 20th, 2018.  Click here for a copy of the application

The Thayer FFA Alumni chapter has announced it now taking applications for a scholarship.  The FFA Alumni will offer four $250 dollar scholarships, click here for more information.


The Thayer School Foundation is now taking applications for four scholarships.  They are:  The Barbara D Williams Memorial ScholarshipThe Emily Beck Memorial ScholarshipThe Bill Garrison Memorial Scholarship, and The Eli Pounders Memorial Scholarship.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships is April 13, 2018.  To obtain an application click on the appropriate scholarship name.


Click here for more information about the admissions process at TRCC, and you can click here to access the online application.


The university's "Choose Red Days" are as follows:  Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 13, Feb. 12, March 30, and April 13.  For more information click here.


The University of Dayton, a top-tier Catholic university, if offering a Leadership in Service Scholarship.  This scholarship is for $2,500 per year for four years for a total of $10,000.  The applicant who receives this scholarship will also be eligible to receive a University of Dayton merit scholarship, which can be worth up to $88,000 over four years.  For more information concerning the University of Dayton and this scholarship opportunity, see Mr. Rouse.


Click here to apply for admission to Mizzou
Click here to apply for financial aid to Mizzou

MU processes applications on a rolling basis.  Students can expect to receive a decision by mail 2-4 weeks after all application materials are received.  Applicants may also use the Common Application to apply to Mizzou.  It is helpful to apply early so that other enrollment deadlines are met.  The application fee is $55, a fee waiver is available for those who qualify.  Also, all ACT and SAT scores must come from ACT or College Board, scores on the high school transcript will not work.  Application deadline for Mizzou is June 1, 2018 for the fall 2018 school year.

Students should apply for admission by December 1 for the maximum scholarship consideration.  Students should fill out the MU Annual Scholarship Application by December 15 to be considered for general and departmental scholarships.  Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by February 1 for priority consideration.  Some scholarships require a FAFSA submitted before the general priority date.

Click here for more information about MU scholarship opportunities.

The MISSOURI LAND GRANT COMPACT of the University of Missouri, beginning in the fall of 2018, allows qualified Missouri residents to obtain a full scholarship.  Mizzou will offer two new grants covering 100 percent of the unmet need for all Pell-eligible Missouri residents who qualify for admission to MU.  For qualifying students, the Missouri Land Grant will cover all tuition and fees.  The Missouri Land Grant Honors will also cover books and housing for Pell-eligible MU Honors College students.

Federal Pell Grants are often awarded to students whose families make less than $30,000 per year.  But with a maximum of $6,000 in annual higher education assistance, Pell Grants can leave significant gaps for some students and families.

The Missouri Land Grant Compact will bridge those gaps to improve college for many. To obtain Pell Grant, students must fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Mizzou deadline for this grant is Febraury 1, 2018.

--Kansas City

Click here for UMKC Admission page.
Click here for UMKC Freshmen information page.
Click here for UMKC Financial Aid information page.

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.  Deadline to apply for this program is December 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Click here for more information and the 2018 application.

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
-A minimum ACT composite score of 30
-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
-In addition, candidates are evaluated on their community or school involvement and   leadership abilities.

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


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.


Student Athletes interested in the this award/scholarship program need to click here.


The James and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program is provides awards for college tuition, fees, books and supplies for the 2018-2019 academic school year.  To be eligible applicants must be a Missouri resident, a senior in high school, planning to enroll in a four year university or college, or completing two years at a Missouri community college and transferring to a four year college or university at the sophomore or junior level.  He/She must maintain a 2.5 GPA and the applicants family's adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less.  For more information click here.

--Saint Louis

Click here for the admissions page of Wash U.  This page will also have links to the financial aid and scholarship page.

Interested applicants need to see Mr. Rouse about nomination to Wash-U's Danforth Scholars program.  For more information click here

--Walnut Ridge

WBC has announced it will host 6 senior preview days, they are:  September 22, October 6, October 27, November 3, November 17, and December 1.  For more information or to register for this event:  click here or call 870-759-4120.

Click here for WBC admission information.
Click here for WBC financial aid information.


Preview Days are Oct. 6, Nov. 17, Feb. 19, Mar. 23, April 6.  For more information click here.


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

    HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS (grades 9-12)


    ASU will host two Junior Preview Days, they are:  September 30th and November 18th. For more information or to register for this event, click here.

    The Students of Ethics Scholarship--
    The Better Business Bureau would like to offer you the opportunity to apply for a schoalrhsip your junior year.  The Student of Ethics Scholarship recognizes a high school student who personifies ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.  This $2500 scholarship will be applied to your future college, university or trade school.  Students are to do the following:
  1. Submit a short 300-word (one-page) essay about an ethical dilemma they have faced.  The essay should describe how they navigated the dilemma and why the ethical issues involved are important.
  2. Include their transcripts
  3. Describe their extracurricular activities.  Send a list of activities with descriptions.  Also, include past and present employers, and describe community service activities outside of school and with in your community, such as church, charitable or community activities.
  4. Include a letter of reference
  5. Tell us their plans.  Briefly describe future goals for school , work, and life.

Deadline for this application is June 22, 2018.​  You can also apply online at

Missouri Boy State is an eight-day program designed specifically for high school juniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their school.  Last year, 986 students representing approximately 400 high school across Missouri participated in this outstanding one in a lifetime experience.  Additional information can be found by clicking here.


Missouri Girls State (MGS) was first established in 1940 as one of 11 Girls State programs in the nation. The first session was held at William Woods University (then College), Fulton, in the summer of 1940 under the direction of Lutie Long Smith. There were 213 citizens in attendance the first year and Juanita Curry was elected Governor. The citizens were divided into 3 counties -- Scott, Price, and Barton; and there were six cities -- Pershing, Koontz, Boone, Crowder, Lewis, and Clark. MGS was located at William Woods for 17 sessions, with no sessions held in 1943 and 1945 due to war. Following a fire at the college in 1959, MGS transferred to Christian College, Columbia, in 1960. In 1961, the program moved to Stephens College, Columbia, due to the need for a larger facility. The program returned again to William Woods University in 1976, where it remained until 1998 when it moved to Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg (now University of Central Missouri).

Currently, MGS has 760 citizens in 7 counties and 21 cities. Our cities and counties are named after famous or important people to the American Legion Auxiliary and the State of Missouri or those individuals who have contributed in some way to the success of the Missouri Girls State program.  For more information click here.


This program is designed to give cadets an opportunity to see what a typical week of rigorous patrol recruit training is like.  Activities will include:  Classroom instruction in history of law enforcement, defensive driving, radar, motor vehicle laws, first aid, shooting demonstrations, drug abuse and use of alcohol, as well as demonstration of police skills, such as personal defense and weapons firing.  Organized sports will be a part of the program as well as tours of the area as time permits.  It is expected that Missouri State Officials will also visit during the week.  The 49th Class of the MCPA will be June 10-15, 2018.  For more information click here.


This leadership camp is held in June at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.  For more information click here.


MLS will celebrate its 33rd year of providing exceptional high school sophomores from across Missouri the opportunity to discover and expand their leadership potential.  The MLS mission is to empower young adults to expand their minds and be truer to themselves so they can develop into leaders who change lives and make a positive difference in their local communities and the world.  MLS dates are: June 8-10, 2018 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri.  The three-day seminar is offered free of cost.  THS is allowed to nominate one sophomore student.  For more information click here.


The Friends of the Libraries organization is cooperation with the University of Missouri Libraries are sponsoring this essay contest.  All essays will need to be between 1200 and 1500 words in length and address one or more aspects of books and reading.  All entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2018, in order to be considered.  This contest is open to 9th-12th grades.  First through Third places will be recognized and a monetary award is given.  For more informationclick here.


The NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) and Prudential Insurance have teamed up for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  This program was created to recognize student who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  For more information concerning this award and to apply click here


The PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) will be given on October 11th.  This test is usually a invitation only test at THS.  However, if you are a 10th or 11th grader and interested in participating in this test, see Mr. Rouse.


The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be given on 


2018 Junior Preview Day for Linn Tech/State Tech is March 22 from 9:30-2:00.  Those interested will need to RSVP due to limited space.



The 26th annual 8th Grade Essay Contest sponsored by the MPOF awards ten prizes.  The topic for this year is "Social Media:  Bringing Us Together or Tearing Us Apart."  For more information see Mr. Rouse.  Deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.

The NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) and Prudential Insurance have teamed up for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  This program was created to recognize student who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  For more information concerning this award and to apply 
click here.

  ACT National Test Dates    

Thayer School Code:  263-385

Thayer Test Center Code:  179150 * indicates test will not be given at the Thayer test site.       

Test Date

Regular Deadline

Late Registration

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September 9, 2017
October 28, 2017
December 9, 2017
February 10, 2018
April 14, 2018
June 9, 2018*


August 4, 2017
September 22, 2017
November 3, 2017
January 12, 2018
March 9, 2018
May 4, 2018

August 5-18, 2017
September 23- Oct. 6, 2017
November 4-17, 2017
January 13-19, 2018
March 10-23, 2018
May 5-18, 2018

September 1, 2017
October 20, 2017
December 1, 2017
February 2, 2018
April 6, 2018
June 1, 2018


 Learning Express Library

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