Want to apply for scholarships? Check back in November 2018 to access our new general application!
Deadline for the general application is February 1.
Below is a listing of scholarships that use the general scholarship application. The general application will match you with scholarships for which you may be eligible. If you are matched to scholarships after submitting the general application, you will receive an email notifying you that you may be eligible for those scholarships.
To complete the applications for the scholarships you have been matched to, you must log into the online application system and complete the requirements for that scholarship. The additional requirements for each scholarship may include essays, letters of reference from specific people in your life, or statements about your participation in certain types of activities.
The additional requirements for each scholarship are listed in the drop-down menus along with their eligibility criteria, scholarship amount, renewal information, and deadlines.
Deadline for the additional requirements is February 11.
The Association for Industrial Development (AID) was established in 1970 with the mission of stimulating economic development by creating infrastructure to attract manufacturing business to Independence. During its tenure, the Association acquired land and developed two industrial parks on Truman Road, adding businesses and jobs to the community. Proceeds of the Association’s work were used to establish a scholarship to support Eastern Jackson County students enrolled in higher education and training programs to assure that a technically trained workforce continues to be available.
May be $500 – $1,000 per academic year.
Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5.
The Association for Industrial Development Scholarship (High School and Industrial Park Employees) are part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
Renewal Applicants: Renew your Association for Industrial Development Scholarship.
The medical staff of Centerpoint Medical Center established this scholarship to benefit its employees and their families who are pursuing degrees in the human healthcare fields.
Up to $1,000 per academic year.
Yes, this scholarship may be renewed for three additional years of funding. An application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5 to receive renewal funding.
Applications must be submitted by June 30.
The Centerpoint Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Scholarships were established as a bequest from the Marjorie N. Martin Trust and Forrest Martin Marital Trust in 2007. The Technical Scholarship provides assistance to Eastern Jackson County residents pursuing technical trade certifications or associate’s degrees.
Up to $2,000 per academic year.
Not a renewable scholarship.
***Please note this deadline has changed!
General applications must be submitted by February 1.***
The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Technical Scholarship Application is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
This scholarship is to provide for a local representative of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to attend the National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exhibition. Applicants must be members in good standing of AACN and the Greater Kansas City Chapter.
For more information, please visit the AACN’s Scholarship page at http://aacngkcc.weebly.com/scholarships.html.
Eligible applicants must be members of the first and second companies of the Blue Springs Ballet Company and furthering their study through ballet workshops and summer programs.
For more information, contact Karen Cockerell at email@example.com.
Eligible applicants must be students enrolled at the Nativity of Mary School in Independence. This scholarship is in the amount of $500 for tuition assistance.
For more information, please contact the Nativity of Mary School at 816-353-0284.
Richard “Dick” Puhr was an award-winning sports writer for The Examiner for over 45 years. Dick graduated from Ward High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Kansas Community College before earning his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. He then spent two years serving in the United States Army before beginning his long career at The Examiner. Dick continued working at The Examiner part-time even after his retirement until he passed away.
Dick’s friends and family established the Dick Puhr Fund for Athletes to provide support for the basic needs of high school student athletes in the Independence, Blue Springs, Fort Osage, and Grain Valley school districts who face financial hardship. Basic needs include but are not limited to food, clothing, uniforms, or equipment for athletics.
Applications must be submitted by school principals or athletic directors. Awards will be paid directly to the students’ schools. Schools must submit documentation of use of funds to Truman Heartland Community Foundation after awards are utilized.
Will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Awards average $50.
Each student may receive award no more than once per year.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Dick Puhr Fund for Athletes Application
Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship to serve as a living memorial to Theodore V. Schubkegel, whom the Lord called as Pastor to serve Timothy Lutheran Church from 1998 until his death in 2014. This scholarship is intended to support students attending Timothy Lutheran School.
A minimum of $500.
Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for additional years of funding if the applicant continues to meet the above eligibility criteria. An application must be submitted annually.
Applications must be submitted by July 1.
Timothy Lutheran Church Theodore V. Schubkegel Scholarship Application.
Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship to serve as a living memorial to Betty Wilson, a member of the church from 1962 until her death in 1991. This scholarship is intended to support students attending Lutheran High School in Kansas City or St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO.
Applications must be submitted by July 1.
Timothy Lutheran Church Betty Wilson Scholarship Application.
Are you a teacher in an Independence school? Could you use more materials or resources for your classroom? Is there a course or conference that could help you in the classroom? This scholarship, named to honor President Harry S. Truman, provides classroom materials or instructional programs for full-time, certified primary or secondary public or private school teachers in Independence, Missouri.
Up to $1,000.
Applications must be received by 4:30 PM on April 6, 2018.
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to:
Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship Committee
c/o City Clerk, Independence City Hall
111 E. Maple Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. (A receipt confirmation email will be sent when your application is received. You must have this email confirmation in order to document that your application was received by the deadline.)
Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship application.
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