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.
- 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.
Up to $1,000.
Not a renewable scholarship.
Applications must be submitted by April 15.
For application information, please see counselors at Lathrop High School.
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 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 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.
- 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.
Up to $1,000.
Not a renewable scholarship.
Applications must be submitted by the last Friday of February.
Apply for the David A. Cromwell Memorial Scholarship. (PDF)
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.
- 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.
Up to $750.
Not a renewable scholarship.
Applications must be received by March 31.
Apply for the Glenda K. Dowler Memorial Scholarship.
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.
Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages FORCE scholarship funds. Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors of Fort Osage High School.
For more information, please contact Mary Hay.
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.
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.
The Midwest Hemophilia Association offers this scholarship for graduating high school seniors and college students who have been diagnosed or have a family member diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. To be eligible, the applicant or a family member over the age of 21 must be a member in good standing of the Midwest Hemophilia Association.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://midwesthemophilia.org/applications-and-registrations/.
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.
- 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.
Up to $1,000 per academic year.
Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Applications must be submitted by March 15.
For application information, please contact St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Renewal Applicant: Renew your Wendall J. and Myrna J. Olson Student Assistance 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.
- 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.
Up to $500 per academic year.
Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment, continued accrual of contract bridge masterpoints and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Applications must be submitted by July 15.
Renewal applicants: Renew your Rolfe Bridge 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.
Truman Heartland Community Foundation manages the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s scholarships. Eligible applicants for the TCAA Family Scholarship must be qualified employees or family members of qualified employees of TCAA contractor companies.
For more information, please visit the TCAA’s scholarship web page at www.tcaainc.org/scholarships.php.
“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.
- 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.
$250 – $1,000 per academic year. (Year 1, $250 | Year 2, $500 | Year 3, $750 | Year 4, $1,000)
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.
Applications must be submitted by March 1.
Renewal applications must be submitted by March 1.
New applicants: Phillip Zaroor Entrepreneurial Scholarship application
Renewal applicants: Renew your Phillip Zaroor Entrepreneurial Scholarship.