Scholarship Opportunities

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Scholarship Name


Eligibility Requirements

Contact Information

October 18

Heisman High School Scholarship


Must be a senior. GPA of B(3.0) or better. Participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Be a leader in school and community.

October 31 

Big Future Scholarships 


Senior, attending college or university no later than Fall 2023.

 October 31

Coca-Cola Scholars


Senior, minimum GPA of 3.0

 October 31

Stanton Barton

(4 awards)

Promote diversity in college applicants in our community. Apply award toward any college transition cost that may be encountering, such as college application fees, ACT test fees.

 November 11 

 Centennial Scholarship Fund


Must pursue a career in education, be a senior, provide two letters of recommendation, maintain a 3.2 or higher GPA, 20 hours of community service, and complete an essay.

 Please see attachments at the bottom of this page.

November 14

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

(500 awards)

Current high school senior.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

 November 17

Jack Sent Cooke Foundation

(40 awards) 

High-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the fall of 2023. Applicant must earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above. SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above or ACT composite score of 26 or above.

 November 30

Legal Studies Scholarship


Essay: What compelled you to become a lawyer? Are there any special areas of law that you want to target, and what goals do you want to accomplish as an attorney?

November 30 

 General Scholarship

(3 awards) 

Essay: What degree are you pursuing and why? How will you use your degree/education to serve your community? 

November 30  Big Future Scholarship  $40,000
Senior, attending college or university no later than Fall 2023

December 5 

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships 

(5 awards) 

Applicant must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the US within the last 12 months.

December 7

John T. Belcher Scholarship


The local board of education should select their applicant based on academic achievement and leadership abilities. 500-700 word Essay.  

Counseling Office 

 December 16

Bonhomme Lions Scholarship


Applicant must receive at least one special education service from SSD, submit essay and letter of recommendation.

 December 16

Allison M. Haake Memorial Scholarship 


Applicant must receive at least one special education service from SSD, experience working with children, submit essay and letter of recommendation.

 December 16

James E. Westbury Memorial Board of Education 

(2 awards)

Receive SSD services and show strong leadership skills as
well as a dedication to volunteer and community involvement.



Up to $10,000/year

High School seniors attending an accredited 4 year college. See website for more specific eligibility requirements.


Ron Brown Scholarship 

(50 awards) 

Applicants must be Black/African American, excel academically, exhibit leadership potential and demonstrate financial need. 

 January 11 The Jackie Robinson Foundation Up to $30,000 over 4 years  Leadership potential, community service, financial need, min. ACT score of 21
January 20   Earl Collins Kiwanis Scholarship $1,000  GPA 3.25, 2 letters of recommendation and application 
January 23  Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  $1,500
(40 awards) 
Graduating seniors based on academic performance, financial need, and submission of an essay.

 January 24

The John Cary Scholarships 


Applicant must receive services from the Special School District of St. Louis County. Student essay, 2 letters of recommendation, financial need, academics, activities and attendance will be reviewed. 

February 1  KPMG Future Leaders Program $10,000 High School senior female, maintain a min. GPA of 3.5 or higher, exceptional academic and leadership ability, interest in business or STEM track.  KPMG Women's Leadership 
February 23   St. Louis Mother of Twins Club $1,000

Numerous factors will be considered in the selection of award recipients, including academic achievement, leadership and citizenship, as well as the applicant's essay and recommendations. 
 March 1 Missouri Courage Scholarship  $500-$2,000  Academic achievement, school involvement, community engagement, diversity, demonstrations of courage, and commitment to enhancing the lives of LGBT+ individuals and other groups that have historically faced discrimination. Application 
 March 3 QFE Scholarship $1,000 (10) Need to be a member of Vantage Credit Union 
March 3    Southwest Area Chamber of Commerce  Varies  Must reside in the Mehlville School District boundaries or attend OHS because of school choice.
 March 3 Missouri Bankers Foundation  $1,000 (7)  Enroll in banking related field of study. Two recommendation letters, transcript. Academic achievement/economic need
 March 11  Missouri Women's Golf Scholarship (MWGER) Varies   Scholarships are given in recognition of overall academic record, community service activities, and leadership. 
March 15  State Tech Scholarships Varies  Just need to complete 1 application and you will be automatically qualified for all of the scholarships for which you meet the criteria. State Tech Scholarships 
 March 16 FEEA Scholarship $1,000-$3,000 Children, step-children, and legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years 

 March 18 

 St. Louis Area Mensa (SLAM) Scholarship


Applicants must be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 with a major in any of the mental health related fields and whose hometown is in the St. Louis area.

March 31  Heneghan & Associates Scholarship  $500 Enrolled, or in the process of enrolling in either Civil Engineering or Surveying higher-education programs Application is attached below. 
 March 31 Carondelet Sunday Morning Athletic Club  $10,000 (5) Awarded based on athletic involvement, academic success, community involvement and good citizenship. Family income shall not exceed $100,000 (AGI)  Counseling Office

 March 31

The Paige Suter Scholarship 


Graduate from OHS with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must attend a Junior College, College, University or Trade School and begin classes by the fall semester after high school graduation. Must show good citizenship and be involved in the community and be an active volunteer. Must be involved in extracurricular activities.

 Counseling Office

 March 31 Walgreens Expressions Challenge $2,000
(12 winners)
Submit statement. All entrants will have a chance to compete for the award. The award is solely based upon the number of votes your entry receives.
March 31   The Roger L. Nienkamp St. Louis School Business Partnership Scholarship  $1,500 (3) Be a graduating High School senior.Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Plan to enroll in a university or college, two-year college, business or technical school Fall 2023. 
April 4  Men's College Scholarship  $50,000  -Must be a graduating high school senior in the United States
-Must identify as male
Foundation for Fraternal Excellence 
 April 23 Student View Scholarship Program $500.00(10)
High school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college, community/junior college or career school. Student-View Scholarship Program 
 April 30 Jewish War Veterans Heritage Post 644 $1,000(2) 
Trade or Undergraduate education
 Please see the documents attached below for applications and eligibility criteria. 
 May 1 Up to $2,500  The Jill Berni Scholarship Applicant must pursue an education in culinary arts, dietetics, food service management or hospitality Application is attached below
 June 15  Rich LoRusso Culinary Scholarship $5,000  Applicants must have a serious career interest in the culinary and hospitality industry.  Counseling Office and 
Attached below

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