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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.

Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship

Mrs. Jan Bodas established this scholarship in loving memory of her husband, Daniel L. Bodas, to benefit students graduating from Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High School in Eveleth, Minnesota, who are pursuing technical trade certifications or associates of applied sciences degrees. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing automotive or aviation mechanics.

Dan graduated from Gilbert High School in 1963 and joined the United States Air Force the next day. He served as a jet engine mechanic and engine test cell specialist in England and Libya. After his term of service in the Air Force, Dan lived an adventuresome life working in aviation mechanics all over the world including Turkey, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, the Antilles, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Spain, Portugal, Majorca, and the Azores. After his career, he retired to his farm in the Ozarks to hunt and fish.

Dan was a beloved husband, a modest and generous man, and he lived each day by his personal motto, “Just keep going.” Mrs. Bodas hopes that this scholarship in Dan’s memory will lead to opportunity and adventure for future generations of mechanics in all fields. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Eveleth-Gilbert High School in Eveleth, Minnesota;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must be pursuing a technical certification or associates of applied sciences degree at an accredited institution;
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing certification or degrees in automotive or aviation mechanics.
  • Please note that there is NO minimum academic performance (GPA, ACT Score, Class Rank, etc.) required to be eligible for this scholarship even though the application includes questions about academics. This scholarship is intended for students who are pursuing trade careers.

Amount:

Up to $3,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for one additional years of funding. A third year of funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Deadlines:

Applications due February 24.

Requirements:

  • Resume: Attach a resume detailing school-related activities, community involvement, work history, and/or family responsibilities;
  • High school transcript for grades 9 - 12 with GPA and grading scale;
  • FAFSA Student Aid Report showing Expected Family Contribution amount;
  • Reference Letter from your industrial technology (or similar trade) teacher;
  • Personal Essay: Attach an essay of approximately 500 words that details your passion for your planned career field.

Apply:

To apply for the Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship

To renew the Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship

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 at the BSHS or BSSHS counseling office.

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:

This scholarship is not currently accepting applications.

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.


Heart of a Tiger Scholarship

Some forty years ago, a young man was approaching his high school graduation date. He didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life, except he knew he wanted to play baseball. He received a $200 scholarship to enroll in junior college to play baseball. He went on to play baseball for a four-year university, be named a college All-American, play professional baseball for five years, and coach collegiate women’s softball. The young man’s family believes that none of his success would have been possible without the generous scholarship he received. They established this scholarship to pay that gift forward to the next generation of high school baseball players from Lee’s Summit High School. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lee's Summit High School;
  • Must be a current baseball player at Lee’s Summit High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any junior college, college or university or certification program from a technical training institution;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.

Amount:

Up to $500.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted by April 15.

Apply:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship

The Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship was established in 2021 to benefit employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care who are pursuing higher education to advance their knowledge and skills to care for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care patients.

Mrs. Puppe dreamed as a child of being a nurse, but she did not have the resources or support to pursue her dream. It is her hope that this scholarship will provide the resources and support she wished she had to the employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Mrs. Puppe established this scholarship to honor the difference Kansas City Hospice's caregivers have made in some of the most difficult times in her life.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full- or part-time employee of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, having completed ninety (90) calendar days of full- or part-time employment at the time of application;
  • Must be pursuing professional certification requirements; Continuing Education Units related to completing, renewing or maintaining professional certification; or college courses to enhance skills related to current or future patient care positions;
  • Courses must be taken through an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • A minimum grade of "B" or equivalent must be attained for each course taken.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship may be renewed. A complete application must be submitted each year.

Deadline:

May 1.

Apply:

You may click on the link at the top of the page to apply.

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.


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: You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

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:

Renewable for up to four years of total funding.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by July 31.
 

To Apply:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

 

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.

Andrew Vidal Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the Vidal family in memory of Andy, who was a positive influence in the lives of many of his family, friends, and business acquaintances. Andy always supported the underdog and encouraged others to be the best versions of themselves. He had a lifelong love for learning and graduated from Missouri S&T with a degree in ceramic engineering in 2002. Andy was living in Eau Claire, WI, working for Cardinal Glass when he passed away in a tragic car accident.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better;
  • Preference may be given to those attending Missouri University of Science and Technology;
  • Preference may be given to members of the Alpha Iota Fraternal Organization at Missouri S&T;
  • Preference may be given to those pursuing degrees in engineering.
Amount:
Up to $3,000 per academic year.

Renewable:
Not a renewable scholarship.

Apply:
This application is managed through My Scholarship Central: 

https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/4511

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 April 9.

To Apply:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

 

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:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

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 (PDF).

Chuck & Jeneen Jones Scholarship

Chuck and Jeneen Jones were 50+ year members of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville and raised their family in the Church, where Chuck also served as Chief Usher and elder on the Church Council. They were both passionate about public service and the importance of quality education and dedicated much of their lives towards that end.

Chuck served on the Harrisonville school board for 18 years including six years as President. He also served on the Harrisonville City Council for four years and then as Mayor for a further eight years. Jeneen was a lifelong educator in the Harrisonville School District and inspired three of her four children to become teachers as well.

Chuck and Jeneen believed that faith and the opportunity for all kids to pursue their dreams through a quality education are the cornerstone keys of our society and established this scholarship fund in order to help as many deserving kids as possible to have that opportunity.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisonville;
  • Must be pursuing junior or senior year of undergraduate study or any year of seminary school;
  • Must have cumulative GPA of no less than 2.0.

Amount:

Up to $5,000 per academic year, depending on available funding.

Renewable: 

This is not a renewable scholarship; however, previous recipients may apply again.

Apply:

Applications are available through the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville. Please contact Michael Firkins, Student Pastor at michaelfirkins@outlook.com or 816-738-1641.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship

The Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship was established in 2021 to benefit employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care who are pursuing higher education to advance their knowledge and skills to care for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care patients.

Mrs. Puppe dreamed as a child of being a nurse, but she did not have the resources or support to pursue her dream. It is her hope that this scholarship will provide the resources and support she wished she had to the employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Mrs. Puppe established this scholarship to honor the difference Kansas City Hospice's caregivers have made in some of the most difficult times in her life.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full- or part-time employee of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, having completed ninety (90) calendar days of full- or part-time employment at the time of application;
  • Must be pursuing professional certification requirements; Continuing Education Units related to completing, renewing or maintaining professional certification; or college courses to enhance skills related to current or future patient care positions;
  • Courses must be taken through an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • A minimum grade of "B" or equivalent must be attained for each course taken.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship may be renewed. A complete application must be submitted each year.

Deadline:

May 1.

Apply:

You may click on the link at the top of the page to apply.

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. An application must be submitted annually with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by March 31.

Apply:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

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: You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

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.

 

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.

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/.

Andrew Vidal Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the Vidal family in memory of Andy, who was a positive influence in the lives of many of his family, friends, and business acquaintances. Andy always supported the underdog and encouraged others to be the best versions of themselves. He had a lifelong love for learning and graduated from Missouri S&T with a degree in ceramic engineering in 2002. Andy was living in Eau Claire, WI, working for Cardinal Glass when he passed away in a tragic car accident.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better;
  • Preference may be given to those attending Missouri University of Science and Technology;
  • Preference may be given to members of the Alpha Iota Fraternal Organization at Missouri S&T;
  • Preference may be given to those pursuing degrees in engineering.

Amount:

Up to $3,000 per academic year.

Renewable:
Not a renewable scholarship.

Apply:
This application is managed through My Scholarship Central: 

https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/4511

Stand-Alone Scholarships for College Graduate Students

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship

The Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship was established in 2021 to benefit employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care who are pursuing higher education to advance their knowledge and skills to care for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care patients.

Mrs. Puppe dreamed as a child of being a nurse, but she did not have the resources or support to pursue her dream. It is her hope that this scholarship will provide the resources and support she wished she had to the employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Mrs. Puppe established this scholarship to honor the difference Kansas City Hospice's caregivers have made in some of the most difficult times in her life.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full- or part-time employee of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, having completed ninety (90) calendar days of full- or part-time employment at the time of application;
  • Must be pursuing professional certification requirements; Continuing Education Units related to completing, renewing or maintaining professional certification; or college courses to enhance skills related to current or future patient care positions;
  • Courses must be taken through an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • A minimum grade of "B" or equivalent must be attained for each course taken.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship may be renewed. A complete application must be submitted each year.

Deadline:

May 1.

Apply:

You may click on the link at the top of the page to apply.

Andrew Vidal Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the Vidal family in memory of Andy, who was a positive influence in the lives of many of his family, friends, and business acquaintances. Andy always supported the underdog and encouraged others to be the best versions of themselves. He had a lifelong love for learning and graduated from Missouri S&T with a degree in ceramic engineering in 2002. Andy was living in Eau Claire, WI, working for Cardinal Glass when he passed away in a tragic car accident.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better;
  • Preference may be given to those attending Missouri University of Science and Technology;
  • Preference may be given to members of the Alpha Iota Fraternal Organization at Missouri S&T;
  • Preference may be given to those pursuing degrees in engineering.

Amount:

Up to $3,000 per academic year.

Renewable:
Not a renewable scholarship.

Apply:
This application is managed through My Scholarship Central: 

https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/4511

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.

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.

Senator Ronnie DePasco Police Academy Scholarship

Senator Ronnie DePasco was a resident of the Historic Northeast neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, for over 50 years. In 1976, with encouragement from family and friends, DePasco ran for the Missouri House of Representatives. Winning that election, he went on to represent the Northeast area in the House for the next 16 years. In 1992, he was elected to the Missouri Senate. He was reelected to this position several more times and proudly served as Senator until his death in 2003.

During DePasco’s tenure as an elected official, he achieved many notable goals, including securing funding for the Liberty Memorial, the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, the Truman Memorial Building and the historic Harry S. Truman Courthouse in Independence. As an avid supporter of law enforcement, he was widely recognized for his work on issues affecting the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department and his sponsorship of many anti-crime bills such as Jake’s Law.

Senator DePasco’s family has established this scholarship foundation to honor his memory and the love he had for his community and its future.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing certification through MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute's Police Academy program

Amount:

Up to $2,500.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable award.

Deadline:

January 13, 2023

Requirements:

  • An essay of approximately 750 words describing your career goals, why you are choosing a career in law enforcement, and how receiving this scholarship would benefit you and your family.

  • Attach a resume detailing work, school-related and non-school-related activities. Include date of participation and any offices held.

Apply:

You may apply through our portal. Please click the button at the top of the page to log in and apply.

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.

Jay McNamara Memorial Scholarship

The Jay McNamara Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by the McNamara family to provide scholarships to students attending St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School in Lee’s Summit, MO. Jay McNamara had a passion for life, and his generous heart touched so many. At the early age of 43, Jay passed away from coronary artery disease that had gone undiagnosed. Jay was a 1993 graduate of Archbishop O’Hara High School. His family and friends want to continue to honor Jay’s legacy of love through this scholarship.

Eligibility

•    Must be enrolled in St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit for the following school year;

•    Must be involved in at least one extra-curricular activity at St. Michael’s (or current school if you are an incoming student) ;

•    Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship. Previous recipients may apply again.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by April 1.

Apply:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship

The Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care Pamela Puppe Patient Care Scholarship was established in 2021 to benefit employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care who are pursuing higher education to advance their knowledge and skills to care for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care patients.

Mrs. Puppe dreamed as a child of being a nurse, but she did not have the resources or support to pursue her dream. It is her hope that this scholarship will provide the resources and support she wished she had to the employees of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. Mrs. Puppe established this scholarship to honor the difference Kansas City Hospice's caregivers have made in some of the most difficult times in her life.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a full- or part-time employee of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, having completed ninety (90) calendar days of full- or part-time employment at the time of application;
  • Must be pursuing professional certification requirements; Continuing Education Units related to completing, renewing or maintaining professional certification; or college courses to enhance skills related to current or future patient care positions;
  • Courses must be taken through an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • A minimum grade of "B" or equivalent must be attained for each course taken.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship may be renewed. A complete application must be submitted each year.

Deadline:

May 1.

Apply:

You may click on the link at the top of the page to apply.

William Lueckenhoff Memorial Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the William Lueckenhoff memorial scholarship. The Padraig Pearse Division #1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) will award one $3,000 scholarship to a student from the Kansas City area who will attend St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School in the 2022-23 school year

Will was known for his generosity and his determination to help others in need. This scholarship seeks to continue Will's legacy of generosity and his commitment to the Catholic faith by providing tuition assistance to students at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The Truman Heartland Community Foundation in Jackson County, Missouri is the administrator of the scholarship.

Please visit the Ancient Order of Hibernians Scholarship page. Scholarship – Ancient Order of Hibernians (aohkcmo.org) All applications must be completed and emailed to joycekimchase@gmail.com no later than midnight, Thursday, June 30, 2022. When the AOH Scholarship Committee has received your completed application, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt within two days. You should notify us at the same email address if you do not receive that acknowledgement within 48 hours after your submission.

 

Mary (Mimi) Lynch Scholarship

Mary (Mimi) Lynch was a beloved wife, mother, and Mimi. Her family established this scholarship to honor her memory and legacy of giving to others.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee's Summit;
  • Must have attended St. Regis Academy in Kansas City;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
Amount:
Up to $1,500 per academic year.
 
Renewable:
Not a renewable scholarship.
 
Apply:
Apply through St. Michael the Archangel High School.

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:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

Timothy Lutheran Church Rose Mary Thompson Scholarship

Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship as a memorial to Rose Mary Thompson.

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. A full application must be submitted annually.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by June 1.

Apply:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

 

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:

You may apply through the portal. Please click on the button at the top of the page.

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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