2020-2021 Scholarship Opportunities



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 - scholarship central website

Course Hero Scholarships   website

ESA Foundation - Epsilon Sigma Alpha - 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

 

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

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

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Criteria:  Senior with a 2.0 or better GPA; must display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and demonstrate critical financial need.
Website:   application.horatioalger.org
Value:  varies
Deadline:    October 25, 2020

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
Criteria:  Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements
Value:  varies
Deadline:  October 30, 2020


Heisman High School Scholarship
Criteria:  Senior scholar athletes
Website:  https://heismanscholarship.com/
Value:  varies
Deadline:  October 30, 2020


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Criteria:   Seniors with a 3.0 GPA
Website:   coca cola scholarship
Value:   varies
Deadline:   October 31, 2020
(see document below)


NOVEMBER

Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Criteria:   high school senior and must be a citizen of the United States
Website:    https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Value:   varies from $1,000 - $12,500
Deadline:   November 15, 2020
If there is an option to choose Crestwood Elks, click that lodge as they offer additional scholarship opportunities.


DECEMBER

John T Belcher Scholarship
Our school district is eligible to nominate one high school senior to apply, therefore all OHS applications must be turned into the OHS guidance office and all those applications will be turned into Central Office for review.  The chosen applicant will be contacted with further instructions.

Criteria:  Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay.   
Website:  
Download the paper application in MS Word format.
Download the paper application in PDF format.
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  MUST BE TURNED INTO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE BY DECEMBER 3, 2020



JANUARY
 
The Coolidge Scholarship
Criteria:  Current junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2020
Website:    https://coolidgescholars.org/about/
Value:  covers full tuition, room and board and required fees for four years of undergraduate study as well as an annual stipend for books and supplies
Deadline:   January 20, 2021


Hugh J. White Chapter - Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  Scholarship
Criteria: senior with a GPA of at least 3.0
Website:   **see document below**
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:   January 25, 2021


Vantage Credit Union - Quest for Education Scholarship
Criteria:  Senior who is a Vantage Credit Union member
Website:     https://vcu.com/qfe
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 30, 2021

FEBRUARY

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Criteria:  Graduating senior who shows leadership, demonstrates dedication to community service, presents evidence of financial need, minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or composite ACT score of 21.
Website:  Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Value:   Varies
Deadline:   February 1, 2021


MARCH

St. Louis Area Mensa Healthy Minds Scholarship
Criteria: Senior with a gpa of 3.0 or greater; 
Website:   http://stlouisareamensa.weebly.com/scholarships.html
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:   March 12, 2021



APRIL

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri
Criteria:  Missouri seniors who are sons or daughters who fall within the following guidelines:
-those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responder (police/fire)
-those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service
-those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.
Website:    ***see application below***
Value:   $2,000 (1);  $1,000 (3)
Deadline:  April 1, 2021



MAY


Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship
Criteria:  Seniors who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft or labor occupations.
Website:  https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx
Value:  $500
Deadline:  May 1, 2021



NROTC Scholarship Program
See attachment below for details


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