2018-2019 Scholarship Information

2018-2019
Scholarship Information

The Guidance Office maintains a list of scholarship opportunities and scholarship webpages.  Links on this page lead to websites not maintained or supervised by the Mehlville School District.  While the pages linked are considered useful for educational purposes, they may contain other content or links.

While we do our best to filter potential fraud scholarship offerings, the following list can assist you in your search:

Here Are the Tell-Tale Signs of a Scholarship Scam:

  • Guarantee of a Scholarship – No company or organization can guarantee the receipt of a scholarship, especially before an application is submitted.
  • Advanced Fees – There is no reason to pay upfront for a scholarship search, since there are number of free resources online.
  • Financial Information – Bank account or credit card information is not required by legitimate scholarship grantors.
  • High Pressure Sales Tactics – No matter how much the promoter claims you can receive, don’t give in to pressure to sign up for any product or service immediately. Ask for written information and then research the company and the product before committing to any contract or payment.
  • Dodging the Question – If you receive vague or evasive answers to your questions, this is a big red flag. Walk away.

 

The following websites and search engines provide scholarship opportunities for high school students, some starting as early as the 9th grade.  Click on each link to reach the website.


FAFSA - Find answers to your questions:
studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/help


Scholarship Search thru Sallie Mae
sallie mae website

TFS Scholarships - tuition funding sources website

Unigo - unigo website

Scholarship Central - Opens Sept 17, 2018 for 2019-2020 academic year
scholarship central website

Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.  Scholar Snapp website

Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)   
Scholy website

Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) 
Peerlift website

Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.    www.fastweb.com

CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.  CashCourse website

Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.    www.cappex.com

Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.   www.scholarships.com

Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.   https://scholarshipamerica.org/

HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.   https://finder.hsf.net/

Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.    http://gmsp.org/

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).   http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.    https://collegefund.org/

Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.  www.dellscholars.org

UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.   www.uncf.org

Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.   www.chegg.com/scholarships

Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.   www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/

Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.  www.goizuetafoundation.org/goizueta-legacy-scholarships/


OCTOBER

AES Engineers Scholarship
Criteria:  Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essay submitted.
Website:  www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Value:  $500
Deadline:  October 6, 2018


Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
Criteria:  Student must have a 3.0 GPA, participation in at least one school sponsored sport and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community
Website:  wendysheisman.com
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  October 17, 2018


Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
Criteria:  Student must be 18 by 11/30/18
Website:  www.drpeppertuition.com/
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  October 17, 2018


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Criteria:  This scholarship is for students  who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverence in overcoming personal adversity minimum GPA 0f 2.0
Website:   scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Value:  various
Deadline:  October 25, 2018


Newcomer Funeral Service Scholarship
Criteria:   Senior who intends to enroll in a mortuary science course of study
Website:  www.nfsgi.com/Home/Scholarships
Value:  $500 and $3,500
Deadline:  October 27, 2018


The Coca Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Criteria:   Current senior.  Applicant cannot be a child or grandchild of employees
Website:   www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
Value:
Deadline:  October 31, 2018


ACT Student Champion Award
Criteria:  Current senior who has taken the ACT; who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and/or career actions; score of at least 22 on the ACT or a Gold ACT Workeys National Career Readiness Certificate
Website:   www.act.org/readinesschampions
Value:  $500
Deadline:  October 31, 2018



NOVEMBER

Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Criteria:   high school senior and must be a citizen of the United States
Website:    https://hq.elks.org/scholars/
Value:   ranges from $1,000 to 12,500 per year
Deadline:   November 15, 2018
If there is an option to choose Crestwood Elks, click that lodge as they offer additional scholarship opportunities.

Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Scholarship
Criteria:  planning to major in conservation or natural resources-related field
Website:  www.moswcs.org/scholarship
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  November 26, 2018


DECEMBER

John Belcher Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:  The Mehlville School District Board of Education chooses one senior applicant to move forward to the next round.   
Website:  www.mosba.org/future-builders/
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  December 7, 2018 – Must be turned in to the Guidance Office by 
December 7 as we need to get the applications to Central Office before the Board Meeting
.


JANUARY

This applies to the following DAR State scholarships:

There is a scholarship chairman, Jan Wenk, who will work with you to fill out the application and associated paperwork.   This is especially important as the application asks for rank information and we are not a ranking school.  Ms. Wenk will advise how to fill out that portion.   Senior class size is 403.  Please contact her at 314 849-4982 or email her at janwenk@sbcglobal.net.    

DAR – MSSDAR Scholarship
Criteria:  All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class and attend a Missouri University/College.   Four letters of recommendation are needed.
Website:  http://mssdar.org/state-scholarships/
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  January 1, 2019

DAR – Irene and Leeta Wagy Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:  All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class and attend a Missouri College/University.  Four letters of recommendation are needed.   Will be awarded to a young woman pursuing a degree in education.
Website: http://mssdar.org/state-scholarships/
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 1, 2019

DAR – Dorothy Poikert Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:  All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class and attend a Missouri University/College.  Four letters of recommendation are needed.  Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.
Website:  http://mssdar.org/state-scholarships/
Value:  $500
Deadline:  January 1, 2019

DAR – Roberta A Capps American History Scholarship
Criteria All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class.  Four letters of recommendation are needed.  Awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college.
Website:  http://mssdar.org/state-scholarships/
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 1, 2019

Vantage Credit Union - Quest for Education Scholarship
Criteria:  Current senior; who has an account with Vantage Credit Union
Website:   vcu.com
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 11, 2019

DAR – Nash Music Scholarship
There is a scholarship chairman, Jan Wenk, who will work with you to fill out the application and associated paperwork.   This is especially important as the application asks for rank information and we are not a ranking school.  Ms. Wenk will advise how to fill out that portion.   Senior class size is 403.  Please contact her at 314 849-4982 or email her at janwenk@sbcglobal.net.       

Criteria:   The Nash Music Scholarship is available to any student who is pursuing a degree in music.  The student must be an accomplished musician, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The applicant must submit a DVD or a CD of three selections, from one of his/her performances, for music professionals to judge. Each applicant will be adjudicated on his/her academic level. The student must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Missouri, and plan on attending or already attending an accredited college or university in the United States.
Website:  http://mssdar.org/state-scholarships/
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 15, 2019

Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA)
Criteria:  Senior interested in accounting, business and math.  Declared accounting as their major.
Websites:  
Scholarship Application
Recommendation Form (to be completed by teacher or school administrator)
Complimentary Student Membership Application
Value:  $500
Deadline:  January 23, 2019


Tuskegee Airmen National Scholarship
Criteria:  Senior with a 3.0 GPA and can demonstrate financial need.
Website:  See  below for application
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  January 25, 2019
** Be sure to mail the application to:
Chapter-Hugh J. White, St. Louis MO
Address:  2736 Lake Lucerne
Shiloh, IL 62221
ATTN:  Yolanda Wood


Several Conservation Scholarships
Criteria:  high school senior interested in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.
Website:  http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship
Value:  varies
Deadline:  January 31, 2019

FEBRUARY

Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship
Criteria:  Current senior; minimum 2.5 GPA; must not be a relative or dependent of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.
Website:   flavorfulfutures.com
Value:  $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2019


MARCH


Project 21 Scholarship Program
Criteria:  graduating seniors.  Child of a Missouri Gaming Association officer or a Missouri Project 21 Executive Committee member is ineligible.
Website:
Value: (1) $2,500 and (3) $1,500

Deadline:  March 1, 2019


Charles M. Meyer Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Criteria:  Current senior; minimum 2.5 GPA; have taken or is enrolled in at least one business class
Website:   See below for application
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 8, 2019


APRIL

American Legion Legacy Scholarship (application begins November 15, 2018)
Criteria:  Child of US Military members who died while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001
Website:  www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
Value:  up to $20,000
Deadline:  April 9, 2019



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