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Corporal Benjamin Ashley Memorial Scholarship

Benjamin James Thomas Ashley was born July 7, 1984, to Kenneth and Donna Ashley. Benjamin was full of love and service for others from the time he was a little boy. He was always the defender of the underdog or those society shunned because they were different. His love for mankind had no barriers.

Benjamin began playing the alto saxophone in the 6th grade and continued participating in musical activities at Truman High School, including marching band, concert band, symphonic band, and jazz band. Benjamin was also active in the choir and youth activities at Oak Grove Community of Christ  He was an Eagle Scout and participated in various athletic programs, graduating from Truman High School in 2002. 

On March 31, 2004, Benjamin fulfilled a dream he’d had since he was five years old and enlisted in the United States Army. On July 25th of that same year, he married Kassandra Kay Kistner, also a 2002 graduate of Truman High School. On October 4, 2006, he left with his unit for Camp Anaconda, Iraq, where he was stationed when his vehicle hit an IED on May 24, 2007. 

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Kassandra; son, Alexander Gage; parents, Ken and Donna Ashley; and sister, Khristin Ashley Dutzel. His family and friends have established this scholarship as a lasting legacy to honor the legacy of a fallen soldier who served his country faithfully. This scholarship will support college education for graduating seniors from Truman High School who exemplify his character by demonstrating a strong faith, a love for music and a commitment to the service of others.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating Senior from Truman High School in Independence, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have participated in music-related activities, whether in school or not;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in community service activities;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Amount:

Up to $500.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Corporal Benjamin Ashley Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal statement of a maximum of 500 words about your college plans.
  • At least one personal reference from a supervisor of a school activity you participated in.

Association for Industrial Development Scholarship- High School

The Association for Industrial Development (AID) was established in 1970 with the mission of stimulating economic development by creating infrastructure to attract manufacturing business to Independence. During its tenure, the Association acquired land and developed two industrial parks on Truman Road, adding businesses and jobs to the community. Proceeds of the Association’s work were used to establish a scholarship to support Eastern Jackson County students enrolled in higher education and training programs to assure that a technically trained workforce continues to be available.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current resident of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri;
  • Must be a graduating high school senior from Independence, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Buckner, Grain Valley or Raytown schools or an employee of a business located in either of the Truman Road industrial parks in Independence;
  • Must be pursuing a two or four-year undergraduate degree at any Metropolitan Community College campus or accredited college or university;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated leadership capabilities;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

May be $500 – $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.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Association for Industrial Development Scholarship - High School is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • 3 personal references - 1 from a former teacher or educational representative, 1 from an adult friend (neighbor, employer, etc.), and 1 from a community member (pastor, scout leader, etc.)
  • An essay (maximum 500 words) describing your interests, accomplishments, future education plans and why you feel you should receive this scholarship.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Association for Industrial Development Scholarship.

Pat Barnhard Memorial Scholarship

Steven Patrick “Pat” Barnhard graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1985. He went on to earn a B.A. in broadcasting with a minor in political science and an M.A. in history from Northwest Missouri State University. His love of history and political science led him to serve as an intern for Congressman Ike Skelton in 1991, through the Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Internship program.

Pat’s compassion for those less fortunate led him to serve many times as the director of Camp Opportunity for abused and neglected children and as a YouthFriends mentor later in his life. His community involvement was substantial as well. He volunteered his time in leadership positions with the Independence Chamber of Commerce, American Foundry Society and the Kansas City Scottish Rite.

Pat was a successful businessman with Edward Jones Investments, helping individuals help themselves by guiding them toward financial security. He conducted his business and community dealings from the foundation of strong faith and served as a priesthood member of the Community of Christ and youth leader in his church congregation. His love of people and dedication to his family and friends were exemplary.

He is survived by his wife, Sonia, his children Mia and Noah and his parents, Dwight and Carolyn Barnhard. His family and friends established this scholarship as a tribute to the life of service that Pat led. The scholarship will support college education for graduating seniors from William Chrisman High School who plan to study history, political science or business and have a heart for community service.

 

Eligibility:

  •  Must be a graduating senior from Truman, Van Horn, William Chrisman, or Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri;
  • Must plan to pursue a degree in history, political science or business at an accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated two year participation in history, political science or business extra-curricular activities (school related or other);
  • Must have demonstrated two year participation in community service activities;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

Up to $500.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Pat Barnhard Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initial meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

 

  •  One or two letters of reference from supervisors or teachers.

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:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you intially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • A reference letter from your industrial technology (or similiar trade) teacher.

 Renewal Applicants: Renew your Daniel L. Bodas Technical Scholarship.

Gene and Joanne Cable Scholarship

Gene and Joanne Cable, owners of Cable Chevrolet for nearly 40 years, have actively served and supported the Eastern Jackson County region both with talent and treasure. As a young married couple, Gene and Joanne moved to Independence in 1956, and became involved in business and civic life. Gene served as a member of the original Independence City Charter Commission and became President of the Independence Rotary Club. Joanne joined Junior Service League in 1959, and became an active volunteer with many charitable organizations that involved children and the arts.

The Cables established this scholarship to help the youth of our community attain the skills needed for a good future. They recognize the importance of a good education and enjoy helping others prepare for their futures.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from Truman, William Chrisman or Van Horn High School in Independence, Missouri;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in school activities such as sports and debate;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in out-of-school activities such as work and community service;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Amount:

Up to $2,000 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.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Gene and Joanne Cable Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • Consider your personal qualities and goals for the future, submit a typed essay of approximately 500 words that elaborates.
  • At least one personal reference from a supervisor of an activity you listed on your resume.
Renew your Gene and Joanne Cable Scholarship.

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:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Centerpoint Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

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

Senator Ronnie DePasco Scholarship

Senator Ronnie DePasco was a resident of the Historic Northeast neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, for over 50 years. He attended Holy Trinity grade school and graduated from Northeast High School in 1962.

After attending Maple Woods Community College, DePasco went to work for Armco Steel, working in the metallurgical department for 5 years. He left Armco to run the family business, DePasco’s Tavern, which was established in 1934, and was located at 12th and Cleveland.

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. His proudest political achievement was the creation of the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway. It was officially named the Ronnie DePasco Scenic Byway in 2003, with plaques at each of the four entrances honoring him.

While Ronnie was always modest about his accomplishments, others profusely praised and honored them. Over 40 organizations honored him as “Senator of the Year” or “Man of the Year.” The Kansas City Star reported that DePasco “was remembered as a man of wit and compassion whose affection for the old neighborhood in the Northeast area of Kansas City endured for a lifetime.”

Understanding this devotion, his family has established this scholarship foundation to honor Senator DePasco and the love he had for his community and its future.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a public high school in Kansas City, Missouri Public School District;
  • Must be the dependent of an employee of the Kansas City Police Department or Kansas City Fire Department;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college or university in Missouri;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  • Must have a minimum ACT score of 18;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in school activities and community service.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable:

May be renewed for three additional years of funding if applicant continues to meet the above eligibility criteria. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Senator Ronnie DePasco Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these addtional documents.

  • An essay of 50-75 words on your educational and career goals.
  • An essay of 50-75 words describing an event or situation, whether positive or negative, that has impacted your life.
  • A letter of reference from a teacher, pastor, or other influential adult in your life.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your DePasco scholarship.

Sara Garrett Memorial Scholarship

Sara Garrett, who lost her life in an automobile accident, was a caring and compassionate person. She received both academic and athletic scholarships, played collegiate basketball in national tournaments and received her degree with honors. This scholarship has been established in Sara’s name to honor her memory.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior female varsity basketball player from Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in activities in school and the community;
  • Must have personal qualities of being a caring, compassionate person who supports and helps others; a leader with a commitment to excellence; and someone who expresses determination and perseverance.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Sara Garrett Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you intially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • Submit a statement of approximately 500 words about yourself and why you feel qualified for this scholarship.
  • Submit a personal reference from someone unrelated to basketball activities.

Brandon Gieselman Memorial 4-H and FFA Scholarship

Brandon Cole Gieselman was born on July 18, 1983. He was the son of Mark and Nancy Gieselman and brother of Tara Gieselman of Lafayette County. Brandon had a zest for life and was an avid outdoorsman and horseman. He was an active member of the Young Riders 4‐H Club and the Lexington FFA Chapter.

On October 24, 1999, at the age of 16, Brandon tragically lost his life in an automobile accident. In his honor, those who loved Brandon have established this scholarship in his name to provide 4‐H and FFA participants assistance in furthering their education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior or college student with membership in a Lafayette County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have demonstrated academic excellence;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.

Amount:

May be $500 – $1,000.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Brandon Gieselman Memorial 4-H and FFA Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additonal documents.

Rachel House Hudson Memorial Scholarship

Harvey and Lois House’s oldest child, Rachel, was a bright star. Growing up in Grain Valley, she was an outstanding student and a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to her academics, Rachel was active in everything from band and choir to cheerleading and track.

Rachel left home to attend college at Northwest Missouri State University, where she remained active in cheerleading as a varsity cheerleader. Rachel graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Corporate Fitness. After college, Rachel landed her dream job as a personal trainer with a major Kansas City business and married her college sweetheart. One month after her wedding, while driving home from work, Rachel was tragically killed in a car accident. She was 21 years old.

Through their heartbreak, Harvey and Lois have continued to find solace in the knowledge that Rachel is in heaven. During her short life, Rachel gave Harvey and Lois many things about which to be proud. But they are most proud of Rachel’s positive moral character influenced by her strong Christian faith. In the years since Rachel passed away, Harvey and Lois have poured the grief of her loss into honoring and remembering Rachel’s character. This scholarship will support graduating seniors from Eastern Jackson County with strong faith and moral character similar to Rachel’s.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a public or private high school in Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Oak Grove or Raytown school districts;
  • Must have demonstrated faithfulness to God and a desire to grow in that relationship;
  • Must have demonstrated high moral standards;
  • Must have demonstrated trustworthiness in their relationships with others, treating them with kindness and respect;
  • Must have demonstrated determination and perseverance;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in school activities such as sports as well as out-of-school activities such as work and community service.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Rachel House Hudson Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • Submit an essay (250-500 words) describing yourself and how you meet the following: a) Faithfulness to God and a desire to grow in that relationship; b) a life of high moral standards; c) trustworthy in relationships with others, treating them with kindness and respect; d) demonstrate a life filled with determination and perseverance.
  • At least one personal reference letter from a pastor describing how you meet the scholarship requirements.
  • Optional reference letter from a teacher or administrator, describing how you meet the scholarship requirements.

Harry and Connie Katowitz Memorial Scholarship

Harry and Connie Katowitz were lifelong residents of Jackson County, MO, and were very active in their community. In addition to founding and owning Katco Rubber and Supply Company in Independence, Harry was a member of the Sugar Creek Optimist Club and the Eagles Club, and Connie was a member of the American Business Women's Association, the Ladies' Oriental Shrine, and the Bingham-Waggoner Estate. Harry and Connie were also members of the Truman Library for many years. The Katowitzes cared deeply for children, sponsoring youth baseball and basketball teams and supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs for many years. The Katowitz family established this scholarship to honor Harry and Connie's legacy of supporting young people in the community.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Truman, Van Horn, William Chrisman or Fort Osage High School in Independence, MO;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must be pursuing a degree in business or economics at an accredited public college or university; 
  • Must have demonstrated participation in community service, school activities, and out-of-school activities (such as Scouting, club sports, or music).

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

May be renewed for three additional years of funding if applicant continues to meet the above eligibility criteria. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

Deadlines:

 

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

 

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Harry and Connie Katowitz Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the addtional documents.

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words that addresses your involvement in community service, what it has meant to you, andhow you hope to make an impact in other people's lives in the future.
  • At least two personal reference letters. One from a teacher and one from an employer. You may attach a third reference letter, if you choose.
Renewal Applicants: Renew your Harry and Connie Katowitz Memorial Scholarship.

Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane Memorial Scholarship

Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane was a beloved, big-hearted 11 year old when she passed away in 2011. In Blair’s memory, her family has honored her desire to change the world by providing hope, comfort, support, clothing and other basic necessities to children in distressed situations through a non-profit organization called Blair’s Foster Socks. Blair’s Foster Socks established the Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane Memorial Scholarship in 2016 to build upon Blair’s loving legacy by providing scholarships to students in distressed situations. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from any public high school in Independence, Lee’s Summit, or Raytown, or the following private schools: St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee’s Summit, St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City, and Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City. 
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Must have demonstrated involvement in school activities such as sports or music as well as out-of-school work and community service involvement;
  • Must have demonstrated perseverance through distressed life circumstances. 

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

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 2.5.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Blair Michaela Shanahan Lane Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  •  A typed essay of approximately 500 words that addresses your perseverance through difficult life circumstances, how you feel this perseverance has helped you become stronger, and how you hope to make an impact on other people's lives in the future.
  • Two personal reference letters. One from a teacher and another from an employer, community service supervisor, or other adult.

Renew your Michaela Shanahan Lane Memorial Scholarship.

Thomas C. Locke Scholarship

The Eastern Jackson County Bar Association established this scholarship to honor the extraordinary legacy of attorney Thomas C. Locke, Lieutenant Colonel, USAR, and to inspire students to a life of service to country and their fellow citizens. Mr. Locke graduated from law school in 1978, and practiced law for 25 years as a military judge advocate and civilian attorney in Independence, Missouri.

Mr. Locke served 28 years of active and reserve military duty in the United States Army. His assignment at retirement was as Staff Judge Advocate for the 3rd Corps Support Command, where he supervised a staff of 12 attorneys and five legal specialists and provided legal advice to the Command on operational law, international law and military law.

At the time of his death, Mr. Locke was a shareholder and director of the Welch, Martin, Albano & Manners, P.C. law firm in Independence, Missouri, where he devoted the majority of his practice to the representation of injured workers. He was a past Chairperson of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group, a nationwide organization devoted to representing the interests of injured works. He also held leadership positions in the Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church and the Jackson County Law Library.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating seniors from any public high school in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri, including Independence, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, and Oak Grove;
  • Must be pursuing a undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in school activities such as sports, music or debate;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in out-of-school activities such as work or community service;
  • Must have career and personal goals related to those of Thomas Locke.

Amount:

Up to $1,000.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Thomas C. Locke Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you intially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the addtional documents.

  • A typed essay with a maximum of 500 words on how your personal qualities, goals for the future, and life mirror those of Thomas C. Locke and his achievements.
  • At least one personal reference letter from a teacher, coach, or other influential adult in your life. You may include up to two more personal reference letters from one of the same sources.

Lutz Family Scholarship

The Lutz Family Scholarship was established to benefit students graduating from the Butler R-5 school system and electing to continue their education. The Lutz family grew up in Butler, where both daughters graduated, the wife taught English for many years, and the father was on the school board for nine years. The Lutz family’s wish is to give back or pay it forward to the Butler School District in return for all the opportunity provided to them.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Butler High School, Butler, MO.;

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;

  • Must be pursuing a certificate or degree at any accredited technical or vocational school, junior college, college, or university.

Amount:

Up to $5,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

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 2.5.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Lutz Family Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • Submit an essay explaining why you are the best candidate to receive this award (200 words maximum);

  • Submit an essay sharing your short- and long-term goals (200 words maximum).

  • Submit an essay sharing what the Butler School District has meant to you and how has it influenced you (400 words maximum).

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from someone in the community: teacher, preacher, boss, etc.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Lutz Family Scholarship.

McMillin Family Foundation Scholarship

Betty Jean McMillin was a teacher and world traveler who loved to visit other cultures. She was often touched by the impoverishment of people due to the lack of opportunity. Betty established the McMillin Family Foundation Scholarship to help others attain the skills needed for a good future and to honor her parents, Clarence and Lucile, and her brother, Edward.

The McMillin family has been in the area for several generations. Clarence was a farmer in the early years of his life. Later he became a steel worker at Armco until he retired. He was a hard worker and was remembered for his great gardens. Lucile was from the Brooks family, who were early homesteaders in South Dakota. Lucile remembered riding in a horse-drawn wagon across the prairies of Nebraska. She was a kind and gentle soul who took great care of her family with very little means. Betty had one younger brother, Edward, who was a carpenter. He worked very hard for everything he earned and was a great role model for his family.

Betty recognized the importance of a good education and built her life around helping others prepare for their futures. She received her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Central Missouri State in Warrensburg, later receiving a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Wyoming. She spent her career teaching at Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Betty knew how important her family’s support was when she was in school, so her dream was to establish a scholarship fund to help others meet the expenses of a college education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior from the Fort Osage School District;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have a demonstrated participation in school activities;
  • Must be in the top 25% of graduating class.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year. 

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding to complete and undergraduate degree. If the candidate pursues a graduate degree upon completion of their undergraduate degree, two further years of additional funding my be awarded. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The McMillin Family Foundation Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the addtional documents.

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words about your personal qualities and your goals for the future.
  • At least one personal reference letter from a supervisor of a school activity in which you particpated or a teacher. You may attach a second reference, if you choose.

    Renew your McMillin Family Foundation Scholarship.

Edward L. and Helen L. Newlin Scholarship

The Edward L. and Helen L. Newlin scholarship was established in 2006 by Edward and Helen Newlin of Oak Grove, Missouri, to provide college education for worthy young men and women of Eastern Jackson County.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a public high school in one of the following school districts: Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Oak Grove or Raytown;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited four year college or university.

Amount:

Up to $1,500 per academic year.

Renewable:

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

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Newlin scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words elaborating on your personal qualities and goals for the future.
  • A reference letter from at least one supervisor of an activity included in the resume you previously submitted. Up to two more references may be submitted, if you choose.

    Renew your Newlin scholarship.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Hershel & Mae Cline Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Hershel & Mae Cline to benefit students who have high moral standards. Preference will be given to students who are active in their religious communities and are pursuing careers in education.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a junior college, college or university;
  • Preference will be given to students who are active in their religious community;
  • Preference will be given to students who are pursuing careers in education.

Amount:

Up to $500. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Oak Grove School District Education Foundation Hershel & Mae Cline Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you intially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notificaiton requesting the additional documents.

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words detailing your future college and career plans, your commitment to being a person with strong moral character, adn how you feel this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
  • A personal reference letter from a teacher.
  • If you choose you may submit up to two more personal reference letters from a non-family community member who can verify your participation in community organization (example: your church minister or community service supervisor) or a supervisor of a school activity in which you participated.
  • A statement of other scholarships you have applied for, the amounts of those scholarships, and whether you have been selected to receive them.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Krystle Rose Logston Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Krystle Rose Logston. Krystle was a 2004 graduate of Oak Grove High School who received her BSN from University of Central Missouri in 2008. She was employed at Centerpoint Medical Center from 2007 until she passed away unexpectedly in 2016. She was an extremely accomplished ICU nurse, Centerpoint's Stroke Coordinator, and the Co-Chair for the Bi-State Stroke Consortium. Krystal was pursuing her MSN when she passed away. This scholarship was established by her family to benefit students who are pursuing careers in nursing.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must be pursuing a career in nursing;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Amount:

Up to $500. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Oak Grove School District Education Foundation Krystle Rose Logston Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the additional documents.

  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words detailing your fulture college and career plans and how you feel this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
  • A personal reference letter from a teacher.
  • If you choose, you may submit up to two more reference letters. One from a non-family community member who can verify your participation in a community organization. (example: church minister or community service supervisor). Or one from a supervisor of a school activity in which you particpated.
  • A statement of other scholarships you have applied for, the amounts of those scholarships, and whether you have been selected to receive them.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Charles & Alma Pallette Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established to support students with good attendance records, strong moral character, financial need, and demonstrated involvement in school and community activities.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have good attendance record;
  • Must have strong moral character and ability to get along with peers;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have demonstrated involvement in school and community activities. 

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Oak Grove School District Education Foundation Charles & Alma Pallette Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting the addtional documents.
  • A typed essay of approximately 500 words detailing your future college and career plans, your commitment to being a person of strong moral character and integrity, and how you feel this scholarship will help you acheive your goals.
  • A personal reference letter from a teacher.
  • If you choose, you may also submit two more reference letters. One from a non-family community member who can verify your participation in a community organization. (example: church minister or community service supervisor). Or from a supervisor of a school activity in which you particpated.
  • A statement of other scholarships you have applied for, the amounts of those scholarships, and whether you have been selected to receive them.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Coach Pirch Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Coach Pirch.  

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a junior college, college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in in-school and community-related activities;
  • Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.

Amount:

Up to $500. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarships must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Coach Pirch Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessar if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
  • Submit an essay of 500 words stating how this scholarship will be helpful to you. Be specific to how you plan to finance your education.
  • Submit a personal reference from a teacher.
  • Submit, if you choose, a personal reference from a supervisor of a school activity in which you participated.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Charlene Roscher Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Charlene Roscher to benefit students who have Individualized Education Programs.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must have an Individualized Education Program;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Amount:

Up to $1,000. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Charlene Roscher Memorial Scholarship part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay detailing future college and career plans and how you feel this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor of a school official who can speak to your IEP and your abilities.
  • Personal reference, if you choose, from a coach, mentor, or teacher.
  • Personal reference, if you choose, from another coach, mentor, or teacher.
  • List of other scholarships applied for, the amounts of those scholarships, and whether you have been selected to receive them.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Kenneth and Lois Royer Scholarship

This scholarship was established to support students with great financial need. Preference will be given to students pursuing careers in education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Preference will be given to those students pursuing careers in education.

Amount:

Up to $1,000. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Kenneth and Lois Royer Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

 

  • Essay deatiling future college and career plans and how you feel this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
  • Personal reference from a teacher.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor of a school acitivity in which you participated.
  • Personal reference from a non-family community member who can verify your participation in a community organization.
  • List of other scholarships applied for, the amounts of those scholarships, and whether you have been selected to receive them.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Tripp Family Scholarship

Montie and Marjorie Tripp of Oak Grove, Missouri, established this scholarship to benefit students from Oak Grove High School who are pursuing careers related to engineering and construction.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must be pursuing a career related to engineering or construction;
  • Must be pursuing a certification or undergraduate degree at an accredited trade school, junior college, college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extra-curricular school and community-related activities;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

Up to $1,000. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Tripp Family Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay of approximately 500 words detailing future college and career plans and how you feel this scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor of a school activity in which you participated.
  • Personal reference from a teacher.
  • Personal reference from a non-family community member who can verify your participation in a community organiztion.
  • List of other scholarships you have applied for, the amounts of those scholarships, and whether you have been selected to receive them.

Oak Grove School District Education Foundation- Clyde E. Williams Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Clyde E. Williams to benefit students with strong moral standards and demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students attending William Jewel College.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Oak Grove High School;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a junior college, college or university;
  • Preference will be given to students who are attending William Jewel College.

Amount:

Up to $1,000. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

 

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Clyde E. Williams Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay of approximately 500 words detailing future college and career plans, your commitment to being a person of strong moral character, and how you feel this scholarhsip will help you achieve your goals.
  • Personal reference from a teacher.
  • Personal reference, if you choose, from a suervisor of a school activity.
  • Personal reference, if you choose, from a community member that can verify your participation in a community organization.
  • List of other scholarships you've applied for, the amount, and whether you have been selected to recieve those scholarships.

Sam and Lindsey Porter Scholarship

Lindsey and Sam Porter loved people. They were very friendly and outgoing students at Fairmount Elementary in Independence, Missouri. They enjoyed playing outside and both played soccer and basketball. Lindsey was eight and Sam was seven in 2004 when they died tragically. 

Their mother, Tina Porter, and citizens and organizations in Independence raised several thousand dollars to establish a memorial fund at THCF. An initial grant from the memorial fund was made to build a playground in Independence in memory of Sam and Lindsey. The balance was used to create this scholarship in their names. The first award from the Sam and Lindsey Porter Scholarship was given in 2014, the year Lindsey would have graduated William Chrisman High School.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Truman, Van Horn, or William Chrisman High School, in Independence, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extra-curricular school activities;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in community service and work activities;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

Up to $500. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Sam and Lindsey Porter Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay of 1 page on how community service has affected your life and how it will help you serve others in the future.
  • Personal recommendation from a teacher, coach, or other influential adult in your life.
  • A second personal recommendation, if you choose, from a teacher, coach, or other influential adult in your life.

Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial Scholarship

Eugene “Gene” J. Rolfe, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Gene grew up with a love of music and a desire to understand the world around him. His love of music could be seen as he played clarinet in his high school band and gave guitar lessons throughout high school, college and even after graduating from college. He played guitar in “garage bands” throughout his life and was a longtime member of his church choirs.

Gene’s desire to understand the world around him led him to building, repairing, filming and exploring the physics of the world around him. He majored in both physics and chemistry in college before landing on electrical engineering. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1976, with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He went on to receive his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MU in 1978.

Gene worked throughout his career for the same company in Kansas City, moving through various positions and into management. His desire to teach extended beyond music and into engineering. He taught various computer programming courses for many years at Longview Community College in addition to continuing his engineering career. This love of teaching led him to work on his Ph.D. in Engineering and Networking at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His goal was to eventually retire from his job and take up teaching engineering at the university level. On a night in February, 1999, he was on his way to a class for his Ph.D. program when he was killed by a drunk driver.

This scholarship was established by Gene’s family to honor the traits that they loved in Gene and to encourage the same areas of interest in young people, just as Gene did by teaching those subjects.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduate of a high school in the Lee’s Summit Public School District, St. Michael the Archangel High School in Lee's Summit, or a home school graduate residing in Lee's Summit or the Lee's Summit School District boundaries; 
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the field of engineering at any junior college, college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) within the United States;
  • Must have a demonstrated participation in music, either vocal or instrumental;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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 3.0.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirement for this scholarships must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarhip. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal reference from a supervisor of a school activity in which you participated.
  • Personal reference from a teacher.
  • Personal reference from a non-family, community member who can verify your musical interest and participation.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Eugene J. Rolfe Memorial Scholarship.

Harold H., Norma J., and James Allan (Jimmy) Schmidt Scholarship

The Harold H., Norma J., and James Allan (Jimmy) Scholarship was established through a bequest from the Schmidt family. This scholarship is to benefit graduating high school seniors from Ray County, Missouri.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a Ray County, Missouri High School; Hardin-Central, Lawson, Orrick, or Richmond;
  • Must be an active member of a Baptist Church;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college or university;

Amount:

Up to $5,000 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 3.0.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Harold H., Norma J., and James Allan (Jimmy) Schmidt Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay of approximately 500 words, addressing your personal qualities and goals for the future.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor of an activity in which you particpated
  • Personal reference from a pastor who can substantiate your involvement in a Baptist Church.
  • A second personal reference, if you choose.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Harold H., Norma J., and James Allan (Jimmy) Schmidt Scholarship.

Sixth Bomb Group Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Sixth Bomb Group as a permanent memorial to the exploits, dedication, commitment and memories of the members of the Sixth Bomb Group while stationed on the island of Tinian in the Marianas Island during World War II (1944-1945). This scholarship is only available for relatives of members of the Sixth Bomb Group.

Eligibility:

  • Must be relative of a member of the Sixth Bomb Group;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university (vocational and trade schools subject to review);
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities, community service and work;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

Up to $500.

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.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Sixth Bomb Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Provide information showing how you are related to a member of the Sixth Bomb group. Include name of Sixth Bomb group member, your relationship to him, etc.
  • Personal essay of approximately 500 words describing your interests, accomplishments, future education plans, and why you feel you should be selected.
  • 3 Personal references - suggestions: high school teachers and/or coaches, Clergy, medical professionals, leaders of civic organizations to which you belong, etc.
Renewal applicants: Renew your Sixth Bomb Group Scholarship.

Laura G. Stark Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Laura G. Stark by her family. Laura was a physically fit, fun loving and devoted single mother of two sons who unexpectedly died of acute respiratory distress syndrome. She was a sports mom who had a great zest for life and laughter. Laura valued the educational process and went to great lengths to prepare her children for their future.

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Lee’s Summit High School or Lee’s Summit West High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in human healthcare (nursing, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, etc.) at any accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Personal interviews may be required.

Amount:

Up to $500.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Laura G. Stark Memorial Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
  • A one-page essay statement about your college plans and areas of interest.
  • Personal reference from a teacher or supervisor.
  • Personal reference, if you choose, from a teacher, coach, or other influential adult in your life.
  • List of other scholarships you have applied for including the amounts and whether you have been awarded the scholarship.

Jason Stone Creativity Scholarship

Jason Stone attended Blue Springs schools and graduated from Eastern Jackson County Alternative High School in 1993. Throughout his 31 years, he was an artist and poet. Jason had a sweet smile and steadfast courage in the face of adversity. He was a curious person, and when something caught his imagination, he immersed himself in it. His kind and gentle spirit touched all who knew him. His art and poetry embody a full, complex and profound life. His family has established this scholarship as a lasting legacy to honor Jason’s extraordinary talent and to inspire future artists and poets for years to come.

New Room, by Jason Stone

The wind howls
as I paint a tornado of color,
dark shaded circles of red and purple.

Twirling and tumbling across the walls,
floor and ceiling.
My soul being warm would be the feeling.

Color and designs
Would overwhelm the viewer
as it would be a shrine
to the human spirit and its potential.

With windows comparing
and contrasting its form
a new room would be born.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from any public high school in Independence, Blue Springs, Fort Osage or Lee’s Summit, Missouri, school districts;
  • Must be pursuing a visual art undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0;
  • Must have demonstrated art or creative writing interest.

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 in art or creative writing and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Jason Stone Creativity Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  •  Personal essay of approximately 500 words about your future career plans.
  • Sample of your work either one original art or creative writing piece.
  • Short statement about why you chose the piece you submitted and what it took to create it.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor or teacher in your creative field.
  • A second personal reference, if you choose.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Jason Stone Creativity Scholarship.

Bill Summa Scholarship

The Bill Summa Scholarship was established as a tribute to Coach Bill Summa upon his retirement from teaching in the Independence School District in 1988, to provide college education for graduating seniors from William Chrisman High School.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri;
  • Must have four years demonstrated participation in sports at William Chrisman High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any junior college, college or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.

Amount:

Up to $500.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Bill Summa Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of approximately 500 words speaking to your personal qualities and goals for the future.
  • Personal reference from a coach.
  • A second personal reference.

Elizabeth Weekley Sutton Scholarship

Elizabeth Weekley Sutton was a home economics teacher for 30 years and was very active in her profession. She taught in the North Kansas City Schools for 28 years, teaching at North Kansas City High School for 12 years and at Oak Park High School for 16 years. As part of her legacy gift to Truman Heartland Community Foundation, Mrs. Sutton created this scholarship to honor students pursuing careers in Family and Consumer Sciences and its knowledge-based areas, including:

  • 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;
  • Education;
  • Consumer Economics and Resource Management;
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Extension; and
  • Issues related to the above subject areas.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from North Kansas City High School or Oak Park High School;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or any of its knowledge-based areas (specific university departments/majors may be named differently);
  • Must have demonstrated strong morals;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and community service;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

May be $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 3.0.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Elizabeth Weekley Sutton Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receieve email notification requesting these addtional documents.

  • Personal essay of approximately 500 words briefly explaining why you were influenced toward the field of Family and Consumer Sciences/related field, your career goals and plans for the future, and your strong moral character.
  • Personal reference from a teacher or counselor.
  • Personal reference from a non-relative outside of school.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Elizabeth Weekley Sutton Scholarship.

Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship

Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship to serve as a living memorial to William P. Gerike, whom the Lord called as Pastor to serve Timothy Lutheran Church from its beginning in 1962 until his death in 1981. This scholarship is intended to support students preparing for full-time Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) church work.

Eligibility:

  • Must be preparing for full-time LCMS church work on a college level as a pastor, teacher, director of Christian education, or school administrator;
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or equivalent;
  • Applicant is not required to be a member of Timothy Lutheran Church; however, priority will be given to Timothy Lutheran Church members, then to members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Oak Grove, then to members of sister LCMS congregations, and then to members of other Lutheran congregations;
  • Priority will be given to those pursuing degrees at Lutheran colleges or universities; however, others may be considered.

 Amount: 

Up to $1,000.

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.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you intially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
  
  • Personal essay of approximately 500 words about yourself and why you desire to go into full-time church work.
  • Personal reference from your pastor.

Renewal application: Renew your Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship.


Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship

The Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship was created by Junior Service League of Independence to honor the memory of First Lady of the United States, Bess Wallace Truman, who was active in many community service organizations in Independence.

Mrs. Truman’s daughter, Margaret Truman Daniel, said of her mother:

“She is a woman of tremendous character, which the public may sense, but in addition, she is a warmhearted, kind lady with a robust sense of humor, a merry twinkling wit and a tremendous capacity for enjoying life.”

Junior Service League of Independence trains volunteers for leadership roles, initiates service in response to community needs and offers women opportunities for personal growth.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current resident of Independence, Missouri;
  • Must be a female graduating high school senior attending public, private or home school;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited college or university;
  • Must have demonstrated academic merit with minimum GPA of 2.5, community service experience, school involvement and financial need;
  • Must NOT be a daughter, granddaughter or stepdaughter of a Junior Service League member.

Amount:

Up to $2,000 per academic year.

Renewable:

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding at $1,000 per academic year. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment, continuing community service and a minimum college GPA of 2.5.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notificaiton requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of 500 words maximum, consider your personal qualities and goals for the future. Reflect and elaborate on how your life mirrors some aspect of Bess Wallace Truman's life - her interests, personal qualities, or achievements.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor of a school activity in which you participated.
  • Personal reference from a supervisor of a community service activity in which you participated.
  • A third personal reference, if you choose.

Renewal applications must be submitted by February 13.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Bess Wallace Truman Scholarship.

Walters-Magee Scholarship

The Signatry, A Global Christian Foundation, established this scholarship with a bequest from the Walters-Magee family to benefit Christian students from the Kansas City metro area who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in psychology or education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from a Kansas City metro-area high school;
  • Must be an active member of a Christian church;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have community service experience;
  • Must have a solid "C" (2.0) or higher cumulative high school GPA;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in education or psychology at any accredited junior college, college or university.

Amount:

Up to $5,000 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 cumulative college GPA of 2.0.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

**** NOTE: only 100 applications will be accepted each year****

Requirements:

The Walters-Magee Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be ncessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Church affiliation including: Name of church you attend and mailing address, Pastor's name and contact information.
  • Personal essay of approximately 500 words addressing your faith, how it has influenced your career plans, and how you believe your career will make the world better.
  • Personal reference from your pastor.
  • Personal reference from a coach, family friend, or someone you believe can speak to your character best.
  • Another personal reference, if you choose.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Walters-Magee Scholarship

Watkins Family Harbinger Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Michael and Mary Jo (Jody) Watkins to benefit first-generation college students graduating from Raytown School District high schools. Mike and Jody were both educators in the Raytown School District during their careers. Dr. Watkins was Superintendent from 1996 - 2001, and Jody taught at Robinson Elementary School for 16 years.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from Raytown or Raytown South High School;
  • Must be a first-generation college student;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have demonstrated perseverance;
  • Must qualify for Advanced Diploma Path 1 or 2;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at any accredited junior college, college, or university.

Amount:

Up to $1,200 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.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Watkins Family Harbinger Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay - Harbinger: "A person, object or event heralding the future." "A forerunner" "Something that comes before and shows what will be the future." As the first person from your family to attend an institution of higher learning, you represent the hopes and dreams of what will come later. In 350-500 words describe what it means to be the first from your family to go to college.
  • Two personal references from a teacher, coach, family friend, whomever you believe can speak to your character best.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Watkins Family Harbinger Scholarship.

William Chrisman Class of 1953 Scholarship

The William Chrisman Class of 1953 established this scholarship for the benefit of graduating William Chrisman High School seniors.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating senior from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college or university;
  • Must be in the top 25% of graduating class (applicants for vocational schools need not meet the 25% requirement);
  • Must have demonstrated financial need;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in community service activities;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extra-curricular activities;
  • Must have excellent written communication skills.

Amount:

May be $500 - 1,000.

Renewable:


Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadlines:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The William Chrisman Class of 1953 Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.
  • One page, dated essay on the topic, "Just how important is a college education in today's world?"

Association for Industrial Development Scholarship- Industrial Park Employees

The Association for Industrial Development (AID) was established in 1970 with the mission of stimulating economic development by creating infrastructure to attract manufacturing business to Independence. During its tenure, the Association acquired land and developed two industrial parks on Truman Road, adding businesses and jobs to the community. Proceeds of the Association’s work were used to establish a scholarship to support Eastern Jackson County students enrolled in higher education and training programs to assure that a technically trained workforce continues to be available.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current resident of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri;
  • Must be a graduating high school senior from Independence, Blue Springs, Ft. Osage, Lee’s Summit, Grain Valley or Raytown schools or an employee of a business located in either of the Truman Road industrial parks in Independence;
  • Must be pursuing a two or four-year undergraduate degree at any Metropolitan Community College campus or accredited college or university;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrated leadership capabilities;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

May be $500 – $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:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Association for Industrial Development - Industrial Park Employees is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of 500 words maximum, describing your interests, accomplishments, future education plans, and why you feel you should be selected to receive this scholarship.
  • College Acceptance Documentation.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Association for Industrial Development Scholarship.

Ron Bruch Nursing Scholarship

 Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of the metropolitan kansas City area;
  • Must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing at Graceland University;
  • Must have completed the sophomore level courses;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extracurricular, community service, and/or work activities;
  • Must have excellent communication skills;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

Up to $500 per academic year.

Renewable:

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

Apply:

Recipient will be selected from the candidate pool for the Seger Family Nursing Scholarship. The criteria and application for the two scholarships are identical. If you meet the criteria for the Seger Family Nursing Scholarship and complete the requirements, you will be considered for the Ron Bruch Nursing Scholarship.

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.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

  • Proof of acceptance to a healthcare-specific program at your college or university.
Renewal Applicants: Renew your Centerpoint Medical Center Medical Staff Scholarship.

Centerpoint Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

The Centerpoint Medical Center Auxiliary established this scholarship to support students in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area pursuing careers in healthcare.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing a two or four-year undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area;
  • Preference given to residents of Eastern Jackson County or students who are graduates of Eastern Jackson County high schools;
  • Must be accepted into a healthcare-specific degree program;
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours;
  • Must have earned a minimum of 36 credit hours at time of application;
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extra-curricular, community service, or work-related activities;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

Minimum of $2,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed up to two additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Centerpoint Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

 

  • Essay of 500 words stating what healthcare means to you and how you hope to use your profession to help others.
  • Letter of Acceptance to a healthcare-related degree program.
  • Letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to your professional abilities.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Centerpoint Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship.

Opal Barker Day and Phyllis Day Combest Scholarship

The Opal Barker Day and Phyllis Day Combest scholarship was established to support residents of Eastern Jackson County pursuing undergraduate degrees in elementary education at the University of Central Missouri.

Eligibility:

  • Must have been a resident of Eastern Jackson County for the past 12 months or a high school graduate of any public or private high school in the Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove, Raytown, Odessa or Lafayette County school districts;
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full time student in a minimum of 12 credit hours of classes at UCM;
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at the time of application;
  • Must be a pursuing a bachelor's degree in elementary education or early childhood education at the University of Central Missouri.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for one additional year of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment at UCM and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.2.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Opal Barker Day and Phyllis Day Combest Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Statement of education and career goals.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Opal Barker Day and Phyllis Day Combest Scholarship.

Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City Scholarship

The purpose of the Council of Clubs is to encourage and promote educational development through financial assistance to young people. In keeping with this mission, the Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City is proud to sponsor this scholarship to assist students in the metropolitan Kansas City area in obtaining formal education. This scholarship funds all fields of study at all levels including undergraduate, graduate, technical, professional and trade education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing a certification or degree at an accredited trade school, junior college, college or university that is located within a 50-mile radius of Tenth and Main Streets in Kansas City, Missouri;
  • Must have maintained a B average (3.0 GPA) for the previous semester;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential as evidenced by leadership positions held in extra-curricular groups, committees, community service groups, etc.

Amount:

Up to $500 per academic year.

Renewable: 

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

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City Undergraduate Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay describing educational and personal goals.

Kay and Morris Dunning Nursing Scholarship

The Dunning family of Independence, Missouri, established this scholarship to commemorate Kay Dunning for her many years of service in healthcare. The scholarship is intended to benefit students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in nursing at area colleges and universities.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at University of Central Missouri, Graceland University, Park University, MCC-Penn Valley, Rockhurst University or Research College of Nursing;
  • Must have successfully completed at least 36 hours of courses;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extracurricular, community service, and/or work activities;
  • Must have excellent communication skills;
  • Must be a resident of metropolitan Kansas City;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

Up to $1,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship. However, previous recipients are eligible and encouraged to apply if still meeting the above criteria.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Kay and Morris Dunning Nursing Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of 500 words maximum describing your interestes, accomplishments, future education plasn, and why you feel you should be selected to receive this scholarship.
  • 3 personal references.
  • Documentation of acceptance to a nursing program.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Kay and Morris Dunning Nursing Scholarship.

Brandon Gieselman 4-H/FFA Scholarship

Brandon Cole Gieselman was born on July 18, 1983. He was the son of Mark and Nancy Gieselman and brother of Tara Gieselman of Lafayette County. Brandon had a zest for life and was an avid outdoorsman and horseman. He was an active member of the Young Riders 4‐H Club and the Lexington FFA Chapter.

On October 24, 1999, at the age of 16, Brandon tragically lost his life in an automobile accident. In his honor, those who loved Brandon have established this scholarship in his name to provide 4‐H and FFA participants assistance in furthering their education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior or college student with membership in a Lafayette County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited junior college, college, or university;
  • Must have demonstrated academic excellence;
  • Must have demonstrated financial need.

Amount:

May be $500 – $1,000. 

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Brandon Gieselman Memorial 4-H/FFA Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Statement of your education and career goals and why you have chosen your field of study.
  • Proof of acceptance to your college or university.
  • Lafayette County 4-H club form or FFA leadership and participation form.

Download the Gieselman Scholarship 4-H Information form or Gieselman Scholarship FFA information form to attach to your scholarship.

Forrest and Marjorie Martin Undergraduate Scholarship

The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Scholarships were established as a bequest from the Marjorie N. Martin Trust and Forrest Martin Marital Trust in 2007. The Undergraduate Scholarship provides assistance to Eastern Jackson County residents who are full-time students with at least 36 earned credit hours.

Eligibility:
  • Must have been a resident of Eastern Jackson County for the past 12 months or a high school graduate of any public or private high school in the Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Grandview, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove or Raytown school districts;
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum 12 credit hours at an accredited four-year college or university;
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 36 credit hours at the time of application;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Amount:

Up to $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester).

Renewable: 

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

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Undergraduate Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay of 500 words briefly explaining your career goals.
  • Letter of reference.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Forrest and Marjorie Martin Undergraduate Scholarship.

Forrest and Marjorie Martin Technical Scholarship

The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Scholarships were established as a bequest from the Marjorie N. Martin Trust and Forrest Martin Marital Trust in 2007. The Technical Scholarship provides assistance to Eastern Jackson County residents pursuing technical trade certifications or associate’s degrees.

Eligibility:

  • Must have been a resident of Eastern Jackson County for the past 12 months or a high school graduate of any public or private high school in the Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Grandview, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove or Raytown school districts;
  • Must be admitted to a one year trade certificate program or have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 going into the second year of an Associate of Applied Science degree at an accredited junior college, college or university.

Amount:

Up to $2,000 per academic year.

Renewable: 

Not a renewable scholarship.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Technical Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Essay of 500 words briefly explaining your career goals.
  • Personal reference.

Medical Alliance of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City Scholarship

The Medical Alliance of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City established this scholarship to benefit students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing or other allied health careers such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical assisting, anesthesiology, etc.

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least a sophomore pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing or an allied healthcare field at an accredited college or university;
  • Must have completed all prerequisite courses and have been admitted into a specific nursing or allied healthcare-related degree program;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities, community service, and/or work;
  • Must have excellent communication skills;
  • Must be a resident of metropolitan Kansas City;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

Up $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 3.0.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Medical Alliance of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of 500 words stating what medicine means to you and how you hope to use your profession to help others.
  • Presonal recommendation from someone who can attest to your professional abilities.
  • Acceptance letter from nursing or allied healthcare-related degree program.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Medical Alliance of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City Scholarship.

Seger Family Nursing Scholarship

The Seger Family of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, established this scholarship to benefit students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in nursing at Graceland University.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a resident of the metropolitan Kansas City area;
  • Must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing at Graceland University;
  • Must have completed the sophomore level courses;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extracurricular, community service, and/or work activities;
  • Must have excellent communication skills;
  • Financial need may be considered.

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 3.0.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Seger Family Nursing Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of 500 words describing your interests, accomplishments, future plans, and why you feel you should be selected to receive this scholarship.
  • 3 Personal recommendations.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Seger Family Nursing Scholarship.

Sixth Bomb Group Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Sixth Bomb Group as a permanent memorial to the exploits, dedication, commitment and memories of the members of the Sixth Bomb Group while stationed on the island of Tinian in the Marianas Island during World War II (1944-1945). This scholarship is only available for relatives of members of the Sixth Bomb Group.

Eligibility:

  • Must be relative of a member of the Sixth Bomb Group;
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university (vocational and trade schools subject to review);
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Must have demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities, community service and work;
  • Financial need may be considered.

Amount:

Up to $500. 

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:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Sixth Bomb Group Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Sixth Bomb Connection - provide information showing how you are related to a memeber of the Sixth Bomb Group. Include name of the Sixth Bomb group member, your relationship to him, etc.
  • Personal essay of 500 words describing your interests, accomplishments, future education plans, and why you feel you should be selected.
  • 3 Personal references.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Sixth Bomb Group Scholarship.

Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship

Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship to serve as a living memorial to William P. Gerike, whom the Lord called as Pastor to serve Timothy Lutheran Church from its beginning in 1962 until his death in 1981. This scholarship is intended to support students preparing for full-time Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) church work.

Eligibility:

  • Must be preparing for full-time LCMS church work on a college level as a pastor, teacher, director of Christian education, or school administrator;
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or equivalent;
  • Applicant is not required to be a member of Timothy Lutheran Church; however, priority will be given to Timothy Lutheran Church members, then to members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Oak Grove, then to members of sister LCMS congregations, and then to members of other Lutheran congregations;
  • Priority will be given to those pursuing degrees at Lutheran colleges or universities; however, others may be considered.

 Amount: 

Up to $1,000.

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:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

 

  • Reference letter from your pastor.
  • An approximately 500-word personal statement about yourself and why you desire to go into full-time church work.

Renewal Applicants: Renew your Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Geirke Scholarship.

Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City Scholarship

The purpose of the Council of Clubs is to encourage and promote educational development through financial assistance to young people. In keeping with this mission, the Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City is proud to sponsor this scholarship to assist students in the metropolitan Kansas City area in obtaining formal education. This scholarship funds all fields of study at all levels including undergraduate, graduate, technical, professional and trade education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing a certification or degree at an accredited trade school, junior college, college or university that is located within a 50-mile radius of Tenth and Main Streets in Kansas City, Missouri;
  • Must have maintained a B average (3.0 GPA) for the previous semester;
  • Must have demonstrated leadership potential as evidenced by leadership positions held in extra-curricular groups, committees, community service groups, etc.

Amount:

Up to $500 per academic year.

Renewable: 

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

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City Graduate Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

 

  • Personal essay briefly describing your educational and personal goals.
Renewal Applicants: Renew your Council of Clubs of Greater Kansas City Scholarship.


Forrest and Marjorie Martin Graduate Scholarship

The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Scholarships were established as a bequest from the Marjorie N. Martin Trust and Forrest Martin Marital Trust in 2007. The Graduate Scholarship provides assistance to Eastern Jackson County residents who are full-time graduate students enrolled in at least nine credit hours at any accredited college or university.

Eligibility:
  • Must have been a resident of Eastern Jackson County for the past 12 months or a high school graduate of any public or private high school in the Blue Springs, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Grandview, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Lone Jack, Oak Grove or Raytown school districts;
  • Must be currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student with a minimum of nine credit hours at an accredited four-year college or university;
  • Must have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.0.

Amount:

Up to $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester).

Renewable: 

Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for one additional year (two semesters) of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing graduate school enrollment and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Deadline:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Forrest and Marjorie Martin Graduate Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Personal essay of 500 words briefly outlining your career goals.

Renewal applicants: Renew your Forrest and Marjorie Martin Graduate Scholarship.

Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship

Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship to serve as a living memorial to William P. Gerike, whom the Lord called as Pastor to serve Timothy Lutheran Church from its beginning in 1962 until his death in 1981. This scholarship is intended to support students preparing for full-time Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) church work.

Eligibility:

  • Must be preparing for full-time LCMS church work on a college level as a pastor, teacher, director of Christian education, or school administrator;
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA or equivalent;
  • Applicant is not required to be a member of Timothy Lutheran Church; however, priority will be given to Timothy Lutheran Church members, then to members of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Oak Grove, then to members of sister LCMS congregations, and then to members of other Lutheran congregations;
  • Priority will be given to those pursuing degrees at Lutheran colleges or universities; however, others may be considered.

 Amount: 

Up to $1,000.

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:

General applications must be submitted by February 1.

Additional requirements for this scholarship must be submitted by February 11.

This scholarship utilizes our Common Scholarship Application. Please click the button at the top of the page to apply.

Requirements:

The Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Gerike Scholarship is part of our general scholarship application. Additional documents will be necessary if you initially meet the criteria for this scholarship. You will receive email notification requesting these additional documents.

  • Reference letter from your pastor.
  • An approximately 500-word personal statement about yourself and why you desire to go into full-time church work.

Renewal: Renew your Timothy Lutheran Church William P. Geirke Scholarship.

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