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Several of Truman Heartland Community Foundation scholarships have separate applications. The due dates and required documents for these scholarships vary. Use the drop-down menu below to learn more about these scholarship opportunities and how to apply.

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Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Scholarships for College Undergraduate Students
Scholarships for College Graduate Students
Other Stand-Alone Scholarships

 

Stand-Alone Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

John S. Barrett Memorial Scholarship

John S. Barrett, Sr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He served as a military police officer during the Vietnam War and was a 25-year veteran police officer with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

After retirement, John served the community of Lathrop, Missouri, as a member of the Lathrop Board of Education, the Rural Water District Board of Directors, the Lathrop Fire Protection District Board of Directors and the Lathrop Rotary Club.

John was a man that understood the value of a good education. He continuously encouraged young people to attend college and earn a degree because “that piece of paper would open many doors for them.”

This scholarship was established in memory of John by his wife, Virginia, and his children, John S. Barrett, Jr. and Amy G. Barrett. It is the hope of John’s family that this scholarship will help open doors for its recipients.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lathrop High School in Lathrop, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or an ACT score of 21 or above.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by April 15.

Apply:

For application information, please see counselors at Lathrop High School.

Josh Borgmeyer Memorial Scholarship

The Josh Borgmeyer Memorial Scholarship is awarded as part of the Blue Springs High School Drama Booster Scholarship Program. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of attendance and participation in the Blue Springs High School Drama Club.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Palmer with the BSHS Drama Boosters Club.

Steven D. Brown Scholarship

Steven D. Brown started teaching at Olathe High School in 1972. He served as assistant principal at Santa Fe Trail Junior High from 1974 to 1982. Mr. Brown became principal at Santa Fe Trail in 1982, and remained in that position until his untimely death on May 21, 1992.

Mr. Brown loved sports. He played basketball in college, coached at Olathe North and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Olathe Christian Church and was active in community service, serving as chair of the Gardner Planning Commission for 10 years and as president of the Gardner Lions’ Club.

This memorial scholarship was established by Jeanne Brown Geiger in Steve’s honor to benefit students of the Olathe School District. 

Applications are due the Friday after Spring Break. For more information, please contact the counseling office at your Olathe School District high school. 


David A. Cromwell Memorial Scholarship

David Cromwell was a 2003 graduate of Blue Springs South High School. He was enrolled at the University of Missouri-Columbia and planned to start classes in the fall of 2004. David died in a tragic accident six weeks after his high school graduation.

David had a love of life, learning and humanity. It is the wish of his family and friends that his dream of attending college live on by helping others achieve their educational goals with the help of this scholarship fund established to honor David’s memory.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Blue Springs or Blue Springs South High School in Blue Springs, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a four year public university in the state of Missouri.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted by the last Friday of February.

Apply:

Apply for the David A. Cromwell Memorial Scholarship. (PDF)

Glenda K. Dowler Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Glenda K. Dowler was an educator passionate about her students. She always sought to bring out the best in each individual. Her expectations were unwavering, and for Mrs. Dowler’s students, failure was not an option. She spent countless hours mentoring students and making phone calls to parents. She knew that not all students were “A” students but that all students could succeed in the classroom if given the right tools. Mrs. Dowler hoped to give all students the opportunity to become productive members of society.

In honor of Mrs. Dowler’s dedication to her students, a scholarship established by her family will be awarded to deserving Lee’s Summit North High School graduating seniors.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lee’s Summit North High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university, community college, trade school or other approved job skill certification or training program;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in school activities such as sports;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in out-of-school activities such as work and community service;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Amount:

Up to $750.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

Applications must be received by March 31.

Apply:

Apply for the Glenda K. Dowler Memorial Scholarship.

Drexel Public School Foundation Scholarships

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages all Drexel Public School Foundation’s scholarship funds. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors of Drexel High School.

For more information, please contact Chris Collins or 816-985-8964.


For Osage Resources Champion Education (FORCE) Scholarships

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages FORCE scholarship funds. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors of Fort Osage High School.

For more information, please contact Melessa Demo. Or visit the Fort Osage Counselling website.

 

Grain Valley School District Foundation Scholarships

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages Grain Valley School District Foundation’s scholarship funds. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors from Grain Valley High School.

For more information, please contact the Grain Valley High School Counseling Center.


Lafayette County C-1 Education Foundation Scholarships

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages Lafayette County C-1 School District Foundation’s scholarship funds. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors from Lafayette County C-1 High School.

For more information, please contact the Lafayette County C-1 High School Counseling Center.


Georgia B. Northway Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Hemophilia Association offers this scholarship for graduating high school seniors and college students who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. To be eligible, the applicant or a family member over the age of 21 must be a member in good standing of the Midwest Hemophilia Association.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://midwesthemophilia.org/applications-and-registrations/.


Oak Grove School District Education Foundation Scholarships

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages Oak Grove School District Foundation’s scholarship funds. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors from Oak Grove High School.

For more information, please contact the Oak Grove High School Counseling Center.

Wendell J. and Myrna J. Olson Student Assistance Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by a gift from Wendell and Myrna Olson to provide scholarships for members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active member in good standing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri;
  • Must be a graduating high school senior; a part-time or full-time student in good academic standing at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, any Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod affiliated post-secondary institution located in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Minnesota, Nebraska or Indiana; or any vocational training institution in Missouri;
  • Must demonstrate good character, leadership and service.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

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.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by March 15.

Apply:

For application information, please contact St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Renewal Applicant: Renew your Wendall J. and Myrna J. Olson Student Assistance Scholarship.

Raytown Educational Foundation Scholarships

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages Raytown Educational Foundation Scholarships. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors of Raytown high schools.

For more information, please contact Martha Cockerell or visit www.raytowneducationalfoundation.org.


Rolfe Bridge Scholarship

As a lifelong bridge player, Kathy Rolfe has always tried to promote the game of bridge. She has taught many friends and relatives over the years. In 2002, she began teaching students in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, within the local schools as an accredited American Contract Bridge League teacher. This scholarship is designed to provide motivation for Kathy’s students to continue to play and learn more about this game which will provide lifelong opportunities for enjoyment, learning and social contacts.

Eligibility:

  •  Must be a graduating high school senior;
  • Must be a graduate of a bridge course taught by Kathy Rolfe or a by a student of a Kathy Rolfe bridge course;
  • Must be a member of the American Contract Bridge League;
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in contract bridge and have earned a minimum of one masterpoint;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

Up to $500 per academic year.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment, continued accrual of contract bridge masterpoints and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by July 15.

To Apply:

Renewal applicants: Renew your Rolfe Bridge Scholarship.

Sugar Creek Business and Civic Club Scholarship

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Sugar Creek Business and Civic Club Scholarship. Eligible applicants must have been residents of Sugar Creek for at least two years.

For more information, contact Susan Davis or John McEvoy.

Tile Contractors' Association of America, Inc. Family Scholarship

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s scholarships. Eligible applicants for the TCAA Family Scholarship must be qualified employees or family members of qualified employees of TCAA contractor companies.

For more information, please visit the TCAA’s scholarship web page at www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php.

Phillip Zaroor Entrepreneurial Scholarship

“You can’t be extraordinary doing ordinary things.” This was a phrase that Phillip Zaroor lived by and used to inspire those around him to strive for excellence. Alongside his wife and partner, Rhita Zaroor, Phil built an extraordinary legacy through his family, charitable work and numerous business ventures. Phil worked to pioneer the industry of tire performance management solutions through his business, Advance PressurePro, headquartered in Harrisonville, MO. 

Phil’s work at PressurePro was influential around the world, making the roads safer and creating savings and efficiencies for drivers and fleets of all types and sizes. During his career, Phillip was recognized as one of the country’s top entrepreneurs in Fortune Small Business Magazine, was honored by author David Thomson in his book, “Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth,” and was awarded numerous honors in the Kansas City community and beyond.

Perhaps more importantly to Phil, he was a pillar in his community. His commitment to his family and business was matched only by his drive to help others. A founder of Harrisonville’s Rotary Club, a 17-year youth football coach, and a staple in the local business community and the transportation industry worldwide, Phil was regarded as a mentor and friend by countless people. 

The Zaroor family established the Phillip Zaroor Entrepreneurial Scholarship to honor Phillip’s legacy by providing support for graduates of Harrisonville High School who are passionate about entrepreneurship. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be graduating senior from Harrisonville High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited two or four year college, university or trade school;
  • Must have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Must have minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.25;
  • Must have demonstrated involvement in school and/or community related activities.

Amount:
$250 – $1,000 per academic year. (Year 1, $250 | Year 2, $500 | Year 3, $750 | Year 4, $1,000)

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for up to three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continued college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted by March 1.

Renewal applications must be submitted by March 1.

To Apply:

New applicants: Phillip Zaroor Entrepreneurial Scholarship application.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Phillip Zaroor Entrepreneurial Scholarship.


Stand-Alone Scholarships for College Undergraduate Students

John F. Bowser Radiology Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be pursuing an education in the field of radiologic technology through Carondelet Radiography Program of Avila University and Centerpoint Medical Center.

For more information, please contact Linda Dunaway at 816-698-7132 or linda.dunaway@hcamidwest.com.

Greater Kansas City Association of Family and Consumer Science Scholarship

This scholarship fund is sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Association of Family and Consumer Sciences to provide scholarships for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences and its knowledge-based areas:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education;
  • Dietetics, Nutrition, Health and Food Management;
  • Human Development and Family Relations;
  • Apparel Design, Textiles and Merchandising;
  • Housing and Development;
  • Child Development;
  • Consumer Economics and Resource Management;
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Extension; and
  • Issues related to the above subject areas.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current resident of Kansas or Missouri;
  • Must be a junior or senior at an accredited college or university;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or any of its knowledge-based areas listed above (specific university departments/majors may be named differently);
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours;
  • Must have average or above-average scholastic standing.

Amount:

May be $1,000.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by April 1.

Apply:

Apply for the Greater Kansas City Association of Family and Consumer Science Scholarship.

Independence Young Matrons Scholarship

The Young Matrons of Independence, Missouri, have established this scholarship to assist Eastern Jackson County residents attending any campus of the Metropolitan Community College.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri (East of I-435);
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or a minimum GED certificate score of 2700;
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester at any Metropolitan Community College.

Amount:

Up to $750.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by March 1.

Apply:

Independence Young Matrons Scholarship application.

Stella Moran Memorial Scholarship

The family of Stella Moran established this scholarship as a permanent legacy to Stella. Education was always important to Stella, and she greatly admired those who dedicated their lives to teaching. This scholarship supports undergraduate education majors at Baker University or Central Methodist University.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursing an undergraduate degree in primary or secondary education at Baker University or Central Methodist University;
  • Must have a minimum of 60 credit hours at time of application.

Amount:

May be $500 – $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for up to two additional year of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by March 31.

Renewal applications much be submitted by March 1.  

Apply:

New Applicants: Apply for the Stella Moran Memorial Scholarship

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Stella Moran Memorial Scholarship.

Georgia B. Northway Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by Midwest Hemophilia Association

The Midwest Hemophilia Association offer this scholarship for graduating high school seniors and college students who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. To be eligible, the applicant or a family member over the age of 21 must be a member in good standing of the Midwest Hemophilia Association.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://midwesthemophilia.org/applications-and-registrations/.

Wendall J. and Myrna J. Olson Student Assistance Scholarship

This scholarship was made possible by way of a gift from Wendell and Myrna Olson of Concordia, Missouri.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an active member in good standing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri;
  • Must be a graduating high school senior; a part-time or full-time student in good academic standing at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, any Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod affiliated post-secondary institution located in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, Minnesota, Nebraska or Indiana; or any vocational training institution in Missouri;
  • Must demonstrate good character, leadership and service.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

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.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by March 15.

Apply:

For application information, please contact St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Wendall J. and Myrna J. Olson Student Assistance Scholarship.

Sugar Creek Business and Civic Club Scholarship

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Sugar Creek Business and Civic Club Scholarship. Eligible applicants must have been residents of Sugar Creek for at least two years.

For more information, contact Susan Davis or John McEvoy.

 

Tile Contractors’ Association of America, Inc. Architectural Scholarship

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s scholarships. Eligible applicants for the TCAA Architectural Scholarship must be pursuing a professional degree in architecture.

For more information, please visit the TCAA’s scholarship web page at www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php.

 

Tile Contractors' Association of America, Inc. Family Scholarship

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s scholarships. Eligible applicants for the TCAA Family Scholarship must be qualified employees or family members of qualified employees of TCAA contractor companies.

For more information, please visit the TCAA’s scholarship web page at www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php.

Toni Thornton AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship

Sponsored by American Association of University Women Greater Kansas City Interbranch Council

Eligible applicants must be women returning to complete their undergraduate degrees after having been out of school for at least five years. Applicants must have been full-time or part-time students within the last six months and must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours, 15 of which must have been completed since re-entry.

For more information, please visit http://kansascity-mo.aauw.net/.

Stand-Alone Scholarships for College Graduate Students

Tile Contractors’ Association of America, Inc. Architectural Scholarship

Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s scholarships. Eligible applicants for the TCAA Architectural Scholarship must be pursuing a professional degree in architecture.

For more information, please visit the TCAA’s scholarship web page at www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php.

Other Stand-Alone Scholarships

Friends of the Blue Springs Ballet Dance Scholarship

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 cockerellk@comcast.net.

Julie Elizabeth Marshall Memorial Scholarship

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.

Dick Puhr Fund for Athletes

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.

Eligibility:

  • Applications must be submitted by high school principals or athletic directors;
  • Students must attend high school in the Independence, Blue Springs, Fort Osage, or Grain Valley school districts;
  • Students must be or desire to be involved in athletics;
  • Students must have demonstrated financial hardship affecting their involvement in athletics.

Amount:
Will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Awards average $50.

Renewable:
Each student may receive award no more than once per year.

Deadline:
Applications may be submitted at any time.

Apply:
Dick Puhr Fund for Athletes Application

Timothy Lutheran Church Theodore V. Schubkegel Scholarship

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.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a member of Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs, MO with a minimum 50% attendance at worship services as a family;
  • Must be enrolled in Timothy Lutheran School for the upcoming school year;
  • Must be in at least 2nd grade;
  • Must have satisfactory/passing grades in 1st grade or 2.5 or equivalent GPA for those applying for 3rd through 8th grade.

 Amount:

To be determined based on number of applicants and endowment funds available.

Renewable:

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.

Deadline:    

Applications must be submitted by June 1.

Apply:

Apply for the Theodore V. Schubkegel Scholarship here.

Timothy Lutheran Church Betty Wilson Scholarship

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.

Eligibility:
  • Must be a member of Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs, MO with a minimum 50% attendance at worship services as a family;
  • Must attend or be enrolled in Lutheran High School in Kansas City or St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO;
  • Must have a 2.5 or equivalent GPA.

 Amount:

To be determined based on number of applicants and endowment funds available.

Renewable:

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.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by June 1. 

Apply:

Apply for the Betty Wilson Scholarship here.

Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by the City of Independence and the Independence Rotary Club

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.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full-time, certified teacher at a primary or secondary public or private school in Independence, Missouri.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

Applications must be received by 4:30 PM on April 5, 2020.
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: cityclerk@indepmo.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.) 

Apply:

Harry S. Truman Memorial Scholarship application.

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