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Columbia African American Association (CAAA) Memorial Scholarship
Requirements: Applicant must be African American, possess/maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (cumulative), attend a Columbia, MO public high school, provide verification of enrollment to an accredited college, university, technical or trade school, and complete and submit application packet. Packet must include: Scholarship application, written essay, Official Academic transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Application must be submitted electronically.
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: High school seniors working for Hy-Vee who began their employment on or before September 15, 2019 or sons or daughters of full, regular-, and part-time Hy-Vee associates who have a minimum of six months of employment on or after September 15, 2019. Application and additional information available at Hy-VeeUniversity@hy-vee.com
Deadline: February 10, 2020
Assistance League of Mid-Missouri Carter-Maclellan Make a Diffierence Scholarship
- Graduating senior at Columbia Public High School
- GPA of 2.8 or higher
- Excellent high school attendance
- Accepted in an accredited post-secondary education or career training program
- One letter of recommendation from organization or individual supervising the volunteer activity
- Student must have a record of meaningful volunteer work during his or her high school career beyond what is required by school organizations.
- Student must provide a brief written response in his or her own words (200 words or less) to explain “Why I Volunteer”.
Applications available in the Student Center and should be printed and returned to Ms. Langston or Ms. Suzette with the letter of recommendation attached.
Deadline: February 13, 2020
GP M.A.D.E. SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for a scholarship, an individual must show a need in one of the three Foundation objectives. The applicant must be under the age of 20 and a Missouri resident. The scholarship must be used in state of Missouri for a higher education program, at a trade school or at a university.
GP M.A.D.E. Foundation Support Objectives
- Support and research for youth facing lymphoma and leukemia cancers
- Assisting youth with physical challenges
- Aiding youth experiencing economic and social challenges through mentoring/scholarship, etc.
- A complete GPM.A.D.E. application form (copies are acceptable); and
- Proof of United States citizenship.
- By Mail:
GP M.A.D.E. Foundation, Inc.
Attention: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 665
Columbia, MO 65201OR
- By Email:
Pascale's Pals Wayne Richards Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicant must have been treated for a sustained period at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Applicant must be a high school student who has been previously diagnosed with a life threatening or chronic condition. The scholarship is for continuing education via college or trade school. ***The scholarship will be presented to the recipient at the annual Pascale’s Pals Gala. It will be on Friday,March 13th 2020 at 7:30 pm. The winner must be able to be present at this event*** The scholarship amount will be applied toward the recipient’s tuition at their school of choice. Their website is www.pascalespals.org
Applications are available in the Student Counseling Center.
Deadline: February 15, 2020
Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: African-American high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher; Boone County resident; accepted for admission to an accredited post-secondary educational institution or program. Successful applicant must demonstrate leadership and be involved in school/community activities. Applicants may also be evaluated on the basis of need. Download the application here or find them in the Student Center.
Sherman Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1000 Minimum
Eligibility: Columbia Public School graduating senior with a plan of post-high school training or education (not limited to a 4-year education) or post-high school employment plans. Citizenship, responsibility, charismatic and altruistic are qualities that the student should embody. Applications available in the Student Center.
Rock Bridge Lions Club L. Kim Graham Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: One deserving senior at Douglass High School will be awarded this scholarship in order to assist in his/her post-high school education at a college, university, technical or trade school in Missouri. The criteria for selection are character, community involvement, personal drive, scholarship, career-directed coursework, and financial need. The scholarship is not weighted on GPA or class rank as much as financial need and educational tenacity. In particular, students who have attended Columbia Area Career Center classes are encouraged to apply. Applications can be found in the Student Center.
Mary Paxton Keely Elementary School Scholarship
Eligibility: To qualify for this scholarship the student must have attended Paxton Keeley for at least one full school year and must submit an essay entitled: “What Paxton Keeley Meant to Me.”
The essay should be no more than two pages in length and should include the grades the student attended Paxton Keeley, activities in which they were involved, memorable experiences and the impact the years at Paxton Keeley had on their lives.
Applications available in the Student Center.
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Columbia Youth Basketball Association Scholarship (CYBA)
Eligibility: Up to 1 high school senior boy and girl from each area high school who has played at least one year in the Columbia Youth Basketball Association league.
Applicant must submit a 1 page essay (minimum of 250 words)
CYBA Essay topic: What did playing in the CYBA program mean to you and how did it help or will help you in your future endeavors
Deadline: March 13, 2020
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Upsilon Iota Zeta Scholarship
1. Academic Achievement and Class Ranking (Grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale)
2. Must be a graduating senior of Columbia Missouri School System
3. Participation in community and school activities
4. An official school transcript
5. Two letters of recommendations: one reference must be from an educator of a high school
6. Essay of 300- 400 words explaining why you think you are deserving of this scholarship
7. The application must be postdated by March 1, 2019
8. All information submitted is considered confidential
Applications available in the Student Center
JET Alumni Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be residents of Boone County, Missouri, show evidence of financial need, have displayed academic excellence, have displayed civic responsibility, and have the desire to attend an institution of higher education in Boone County, including trade or vocational school. One scholarship awarded to each of the four Columbia Missouri public high schools to be used for the Fall 2020-2021 academic year.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kappa Chi Omega Chapter Doris H. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: "B" average or above; Good citizenship; Interest in pursuing a bachelor's degree; Involvement in extracurricular and community activities.
Requirements: Transcript; Essay describing you and your personal goals (no more than 300 words); Recommendation from a high school official or community leader.
Applications can be found in the Student Center.
Tigers Community Credit Union Scholarship
Eligibility: Be a graduating high school senior; Attend accredited college, university, career or trade school; Recipient or parent must be a member of the Credit Union.
Applicants will be judged on: Financial need, Essay describing an experience from your life and how it has influenced your development, ACT score, GPA, Extracurricular activities, 2 recommendations (one personal, one school). Applications can be found in the Student Center.
The Optimist Club of Missouri Scholarship
Eligibility: Submit a 100-150 word essay, typed and double-spaced on the topic “Why is it important for you to pursue higher education?” You will also need 2 signed and sealed reference letters from a non-family member; no more than one from school personnel. Applications found in the student center. Completed applications can be turned into Ms. Langston or mailed to Downtown Optimist Club.
CMSTA (Columbia Missouri State Teachers Association) Scholarship
Eligibility: Students interested in education as a career goal; A parent employed by CPS and/or member of MSTA; Essay about college and life plans; Seventh semester transcript; Two letters of reference: One from counselor or teacher and one from another person of your choice; List of student's activities; Financial need. Applications can be found in the Student Center, and must be typed.
Central Bank of Boone County Nathan Williams' Diversity Scholarship/Internship
Amount: $1000 per semester, renewable for 4 years. Total scholarship potential is $8000. The student will also have a part-time paid internship, working 15-20 hours a week during the school year with the possibility of 40 hours per week during the summer recess.
Eligibility: Student must be a graduating senior attending a college in Mid-Missouri. The student's transcript, ACT scores, and 2 letters of recommendation from school officials, counselors, or teachers should accompany the completed application. More information about the scholarship/internship can be found on the application in the Student Center.
Boone Electric Community Trust—Bob Alderson Scholarship
Amount: $2,000, renewable
Eligibility: Senior who resides in Boone Electric Coop service area (parents/guardians do not have to be members of the Coop); must be accepted and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution full time; must submit FAFSA; demonstrate financial need; recommendation required. Information APPLICATION MUST BE TURNED IN TO Ms. Langston in the student center!
Tell us how you've made a difference-at home, at school, or in the community. Did you start a project? Are you part of a team? Maybe you made the difference individually. Send us a one page summary (because you've got better things to do than write some lengthy essay about the things you've already done!) Bonus points if you tell us how you've helped "reduce, reuse, or recycle".
Submit application to: email@example.com
Deadline: April 1, 2020
De'Audre Johnson Scholarship
- A fully completed and signed application form.
- A full 1 page essay. Applicant must pick one topic to write about:
- What Challenge or Obstacles have you faced in life and how did you overcome it?
- How do you hope to create change for yourself and others in life? Why is this important to you.
- Who is your greatest inspiration, and how did they create change in your life
- 1 letters of recommendation.
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
CMNEA (Columbia Missouri National Education Association) Scholarship
Eligibility: CMNEA will award a scholarship of $500 to a graduating senior who is attending Douglass High School and who is pursuing a degree from an accredited college, university, trade, technical, or vocational school. Applicants must attend Douglass High School. Essay of 300 words or less describing how you discovered your career interests and who supported you in this process. The online application can be found here.
Moberly Area Community College New Traditions Institutional Scholarship
Amount: $500 per semester
Eligibility: Must register for at least nine college level credit hours per semester. Must maintain a 2. or better grade point average. Enroll in the New Traditions Program. Eligibility criteria include: single parent, disability, limited English proficiency, low income, non-traditional student (75% or more of those in your career field are of the opposite gender). You can apply online here.
Muriel Battle Scholarship
Eligibility: Must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Recipient selection will be based on scholarship, leadership (school/community involvement), future plans, and self expression. A copy of official transcript in a separate sealed envelope should be mailed to the following address:
Columbia (MO) Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
P.O. Box 364
Columbia, MO 65205
Application can be completed online here, or mailed to the above address.
Questions can be emailed to the Scholarship Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship recipients will be invited to attend a Scholarship Reception.
AMCO Ranger Scholarship
- Your scholarship needs to be completed and submitted by May 30, 2020. We cannot accept late or incomplete applications.
- Applications can be submitted by high school seniors and college freshmen in the state of Missouri.
- The scholarship is a one time scholarship. We will award the student with the scholarship on June 30, 2020.
- Applications must be filled out and submitted electronically.
Deadline: May 30, 2020
NAACP Lonnie Ratliff Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:
1. Academic Achievement and Class Ranking (Grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
2. Must be a graduating senior of Columbia Public School System
3. Participation in community and school activities
4. An official school transcript
5. Two letters of recommendation: one reference must be from an educator of a high school
6. Essay of 250 - 400 words explaining why you think you are deserving of this scholarship
7. The application must be postdated by May 10, 2018
8. All information submitted is considered confidential
DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO YOUR COUNSELOR. ALL
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE ADDRESS BELOW ON
OR BEFORE May 10, 2018 OR IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
211 Park DeVille Dr.
Columbia, Mo. 65203
Applications can be found in the student center.
***Ms. Langston is available to help with any scholarship applications***