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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.

Blue Springs Rotary Scholarship and President's Scholarship

The Blue Springs Rotary Club established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to one student with financial need and commitment to community service from Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs South High School, Valley View High School, or Grain Valley High School each year.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university or technical certification at any accredited technical school;
  • Must be a graduating senior from Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs South High School, Valley View High School, or Grain Valley High School;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have demonstrated commitment to community service.

Amount: 

Up to $2,000 per academic year. 

Renewable:  

The Blue Springs Rotary Scholarship is not a renewable scholarship.

The Blue Springs Rotary President's Scholarship may 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 2.8.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by April 15. 

Requirements:

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your personal qualities, career goals, and why you are passionate about community service.
  • A reference letter from a current teacher, coach or mentor.
Apply:
You may apply through our portal. Click on the link at the top of the page to log in and apply.

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:

Deadline extended to February 21, 2022!

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. 


Centerpoint Medical Center Medical Staff 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.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an employee or dependent of an employee of Centerpoint Medical Center;
  • Must be pursuing a degree related to human healthcare (nursing, pharmacy, radiology, etc.);
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 during the last four semesters of study;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in community service and/or employment activities;
  • Must have excellent communication skills (applicants may be asked to complete a phone or personal interview to demonstrate communication skills).

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

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.

Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted by April 8.

Please note that the application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2021. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2021 will not be considered. 

Requirements:

  • Proof of acceptance to a healthcare-specific program at your college or university.
Apply:
 
You may apply through the portal. Click the button at the top of the page to log in and apply.

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:

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

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.

Lester and Mary Homfeld Scholarship

The Lester and Mary Homfeld Endowed Scholarship was established in 2019 to provide college education for graduating high school seniors from Lexington and Lafayette County High Schools.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lexington High School or Lafayette County C-1 High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college or university in Missouri or Kansas;
  • Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need. 

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines: 

March 1. 

Requirements:

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your career goals.
Apply:

David Hurt Memorial Scholarship

David A. Hurt was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He and his wife Stacy raised their two sons, Cameron and Andrew, in Lee's Summit.

David spent his career at Burns & McDonnell Engineering. He was very enthusiastic about planning and designing transportation projects including highways, bridges, and trails. Throughout his career, he was a mentor to many.

He had a love of life, a zest for learning, and a strong sense of community. His connection to his hometown of Hannibal and the Lee's Summit area, where his family placed their roots, has built a strong foundation and interest in the success of those in both communities.

The David Hurt Memorial Scholarship was established by his family and friends to honor his legacy. It is the hope that through the support of this scholarship, graduates of both Hannibal Senior High School and Lee's Summit R-7 High Schools with a passion for Engineering will achieve their educational goals.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from the Hannibal or Lee's Summit school districts;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering at any accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills and good character.
Amount:
May be $500 - $1,000 depending on funding.
 
Renewable:
This is not a renewable scholarship.
 
Requirements:
  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your career goals and why you feel you should receive this scholarship;
  • A reference letter from a supervisor of an activity included in the resume submitted as part of the application.
Deadline:
Applications must be submitted by April 8.
 
Apply:
You may apply through the portal. Click the button at the top of the page to log in.

Emily Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Emily Kirk graduated from Blue Valley West High School in 2019. After taking anatomy and participating in the CAPS program, she earned her CNA through the CAPS Clinical Experiences class and went on to work as a CNA at a local nursing home, solidifying her plan to become a nurse.

Emily attended University of Missouri- Columbia, majoring in nursing and working as a CNA in the neurology department at a university hospital. She was active in the Phi Beta Phi sorority, the Catholic Newman Center, CARS elementary school reading volunteer program, and the campus nursing club. Emily was a sophomore when she passed away suddenly on December 11, 2020, from a pulmonary embolism.

Emily was a very compassionate person, always seeking to connect with and help others, including her friends, family, and patients. Her family and friends established this scholarship to honor her memory and support others in achieving a degree in the medical field.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, Kansas;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing or any medical field at any accredited four-year college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.
Amount:
Up to $1,000 per academic year.
 
Renewable:
This is not a renewable scholarship.
 
Requirements:
  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your educational and career goals and why you feel you should receive this scholarship;
  • A reference letter from a supervisor of an activity that is included in the resume submitted as part of the application.
Deadline:
Applications must be submitted by April 8.
 
Apply:
You may apply through the portal. Click the button at the top of the page to log in.

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.


Midwest Hemophilia Association Georgia Northway Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Hemophilia Association offers this scholarship for students who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. Eligible applicants must be members or relatives (if under 21) of members in good standing with the Midwest Hemophilia Association. 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a member or relative (if under 21) of member in good standing with the Midwest Hemophilia Association

Amount:

May be $3,000 - $5,000 depending on funding.

Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted by June 3.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2021. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2021 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2021 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for 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.

Requirements:

  • Letter of reference from a supervisor of an activity in the resume you submit in your application;
  • Letter from doctor certifying that you either have hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder or are the family member/carrier for hemophilia or related bleeding disorder;
  • An essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your educational and career goals and why you feel you should receive this scholarship.

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.

 

Therese Stegner (Piper) Memorial Scholarship

The Therese Stegner (Piper) Memorial Scholarship was established in 2022 to honor the memory of Therese Stegner (Piper). Therese's life was centered on helping the people around her. Therese spent her career as a social worker, where she constantly went above and beyond for all her clients. Therese also spent her time helping within her church, community, and family. Therese was a selfless, genuine, and compassionate woman. Therese's family is very excited to continue her legacy by awarding this "helping hand" scholarship in her memory.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from Belton High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in social work or any medical field at any accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
Amount:
Up to $1,500 per academic year.
 
Renewable:
Not a renewable scholarship.
 
Requirements:
  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your educational and career goals and why you feel you should receive this scholarship.
  • A reference letter from a supervisor of an activity included in the resume submitted as part of the application.
Deadline:
Applications must be submitted by April 8.
 
Apply:
You may apply through our scholarship portal. 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.

Sugar Creek Norman and Mary Anne Davidson Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the bequest of Norman and Mary Anne Davidson to benefit graduating seniors from the city of Sugar Creek, MO.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior currently residing in Sugar Creek, MO for at least one year;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Must be pursuing a certification or degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university.
Amount:
Up to $1,500 per academic year.
 
Renewable:
This is not a renewable scholarship.
 
Deadlines:
Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 4. 
 
Requirements:
  • A personal essay of approximately 500 words that detail your passion for your planned career field;
  • A letter of reference from a community member (non-family).
Apply:
You may apply through the scholarship portal. Click the button at the top of the page to log in.

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.

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.

Centerpoint Medical Center Medical Staff 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.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an employee or dependent of an employee of Centerpoint Medical Center;
  • Must be pursuing a degree related to human healthcare (nursing, pharmacy, radiology, etc.);
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 during the last four semesters of study;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in community service and/or employment activities;
  • Must have excellent communication skills (applicants may be asked to complete a phone or personal interview to demonstrate communication skills).

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

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.

Deadlines:

Applications must be submitted by April 8.

Please note that the application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2021. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2021 will not be considered. 

Requirements:

  • Proof of acceptance to a healthcare-specific program at your college or university.

Apply:

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

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).

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.

Midwest Hemophilia Association Georgia Northway Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Hemophilia Association offers this scholarship for students who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. Eligible applicants must be members or relatives (if under 21) of members in good standing with the Midwest Hemophilia Association. 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a member or relative (if under 21) of member in good standing with the Midwest Hemophilia Association

Amount:

May be $3,000 - $5,000 depending on funding.

Deadlines:

General applications and additional requirements are due June 3.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2021. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2021 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2021 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for 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.

Requirements:

  • Letter of reference from a supervisor of an activity in the resume you submit in your application;
  • Letter from doctor certifying that you either have hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder or are the family member/carrier for hemophilia or related bleeding disorder;
  • An essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your educational and career goals and why you feel you should receive this scholarship.

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/.

Stand-Alone Scholarships for College Graduate Students

Midwest Hemophilia Association Georgia Northway Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Hemophilia Association offers this scholarship for students who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. Eligible applicants must be members or relatives (if under 21) of members in good standing with the Midwest Hemophilia Association. 

Eligibility: 

  • Must be a member or relative (if under 21) of member in good standing with the Midwest Hemophilia Association

Amount:

May be $3,000 - $5,000 depending on funding.

Deadlines:

General applications and additional requirements are due June 3.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2021. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2021 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2021 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for 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.

Requirements:

  • Letter of reference from a supervisor of an activity in the resume you submit in your application;
  • Letter from doctor certifying that you either have hemophilia or a related bleeding disorder or are the family member/carrier for hemophilia or related bleeding disorder;
  • An essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your educational and career goals and why you feel you should receive this scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

 

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 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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