Welcome to Savannah High School scholarship page!  Scholarships will be listed in order of due date and will include access to the scholarship application.  It is important that you follow the due date listed on this page and not on the scholarship application. This allows us time to review your applications and contact you if we find any errors or missing documents before you send your application in. If you would like for us to send in your application, we would be happy to do so as long as you have an envelope and stamp included with your application. All scholarship that say "local-submit to Counseling Center" will be mailed by the Counseling Center. If you apply for scholarships through an online application and need a transcript or other documents please see Mrs. Chambers in the Counseling Center. 


A month by month list of scholarships typically available through the Counseling Center are listed in the 2017-2018 Scholarships Planning GuidePlease note this is to be used as a guide only!  The scholarships and deadlines listed in the guide were developed from last year's database and are not a complete list of all scholarships available.  This page will provide you with the updated eligibility criteria and scholarship applications.  As scholarships become available during the year we will post them on the website here.



**IMPORTANT-Please read all of the below before working on scholarships!

**Make sure your applications are typed and have the necessary documentation before you turn it into Mrs. Howren to be checked.

**Follow the deadlines on this page to ensure that the counselors have enough time to look it over and return it back to you before the deadline. 

**Newly added scholarships will have "added by" and date next to it in order to help you keep track of recently updated scholarships.

**Scholarships that must be turned into the Counseling Center will say, "local-must be submitted to the Counseling Center". Please submit these to Mrs. Howren and she will mail these scholarships for you. All other scholarships are either online or require you to mail it yourself. Your counselor is happy to look those over before you mail them. 

**If you are filling out a pdf application, you will need to make sure you are using something other than your chromebook because it does not allow you to save a pdf once your have typed on it. 

Scholarships (Listed by due date)

Name: Missouri S&T Chancellor's Scholarship
Amount: $12,000 (15 given)
Deadline: October 18, 2017
The deadline for the scholarship is November 1st but they recommend completing everything for admissions two weeks prior. Eligibility for the Chancellor’s Scholarship is met by the following criteria:

  • Be in the upper 10% of your high school graduating class or have a GPA of 3.75 or better after six semesters.
  • Have strong leadership skills through school and community activities.
  • Take the ACT (or SAT) test by Oct. 28, 2017, and receive an ACT score of 31 or better to be eligible. (If taking the SAT, a CR+M score of 1420 is needed.)
  • 750 word essay is required 
  • Interview will take place in January for finalists

See the following website for more information

Name: K-State Freshman Scholarships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 20, 2017

Students must complete the K-State admissions and scholarship application before the November 1st deadline in order to be considered for scholarships. Go online to for more information on each scholarship and the application. 

Name: KU Freshman Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 20, 2017

Must apply for admissions and scholarships before Nov. 1.Freshman scholarship information can be found here

Name: University of Arkansas-New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship
Amount: Reduced rate on out of state tuition
Deadline: October 20, 2017

Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 30 or higher ACT score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.20 or higher cumulative GPA and a 24 or higher ACT score  will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 70% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Students must apply, send their transcript an ACT scores before November 1. To see what the tuition rate would be see the attached link here 

Name: University of Missouri-Columbia-Stamps Scholars 
Amount: Full cost of attendance + $16,000 academic and leadership fund (7 awarded)
Deadline: October 20, 2017
Students must have a 32 ACT, 3.5 core GPA, and admitted into the Honors College by November 1. A separate application and essay are required; finalists selected will attend a interview weekend. More info found here 

Name: Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Amount: $20,000 (150 given)
Deadline: October 23, 2017

This is a merit-based program (minimum 3.0 GPA to apply). Students are evaluated on leadership, community and extracurricular activities; academic achievement and employment. The first application is a preliminary online application and does not require an essay or transcript. Students will be notified by mid-November if they are a semifinalist and will be asked to provide more documentation at that point. Applications are lengthy and available online at


Name: National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 27, 2017
NESA offers academic and merit scholarships for those students who are Eagle Scouts and members of NESA. The Academic Scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, academic performance, and financial need. Students must score at least a 28 on the ACT or at least a 1290 on the SAT (if taken after March 2016). Merit Scholarships are based on school and Scouting participation, and community service.  Applications for both scholarships are available online at

Name: Hagan Scholarship Foundation (added 9/18)
Amount: Up to $5,000 (renewable) (350 given)
Deadline: November 4, 2017
Created to help students in rural communities attend college. Students must have 3.5 GPA and at least 23 ACT, must apply for the FAFSA using 2016 tax information and have an EFC of less than $6500, and must work at least 240 hours a year. Finalist are selected for interviews in April 2018. Application can be found online at

Name:   Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship (added 10/5)
Amount:  Up to $40,000 a year for 4 years
Deadline: November 4, 2017
SELECTION CRITERIA - Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.
SELECTION PROCESS - A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience


MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2018
  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2018
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above 
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.

Name: John T. Belcher (MSBA) (Opens Oct. 10) (local-must submit to Counseling Center)

Amount: $750-1,500
Deadline: November 13, 2017

This application doesn't open until October 10. Savannah may only nominate one student and the board of education will make the final selection at the December board meeting as to who the district winner is. You will need to fill out the application here and print out. You will need to submit it to the Counseling Center by the above due date. You may need to attach a separate sheet that includes your extracurricular activities, awards, etc. as there is not much room on the application to list activities. An essay is required with the topic provided on the application.

Name: Soil, Water, and Conservation (Show Me Chapter MO)
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: November 17, 2017

The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field.  This is an essay contest.  Information can be found here

Name: Elks Scholarship-"Most Valuable Student"
Amount: $4,000-50,000
Deadline: November 17, 2017

This award is given on a point system based on ACT score, verified financial need, evidence of school and community leadership skills, academics, extracurricular activities, recommendations and essay. The organization, completeness, and neatness of the application are also important. Applicants may submit up to 10 exhibits of achievement in academics, athletics, dramatics, leadership, community service, etc. (a resume/activity list is NOT an exhibit). An application will be emailed to the student from Students need to take the ACT before November. Your application must be in a folder with inside pockets and clasps.  Everything, except items in sealed envelopes, should be three-hole punched and placed in the clasps of the folder. Information is available online at

Name: Missouri State University (MSU) Presidential Scholarship
Amount: $12,500 ($6,250 for tuition & $6,250 for on-campus housing)
Deadline: November 20, 2017
Missouri State University offers this scholarship to 35 students who are in the top 10% of their high school class (or have a 3.90/4.0 GPA) and a minimum of a 30 on the ACT by the October ACT test date.  Interviews will be held on January 27, 2018.  Apply for admissions and the scholarship before December 1. Apply online at

Name: Missouri State Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $5,000 (50 given) 
Deadline: November 20, 2017
Apply for admission to the University by December 1 and have demonstrated academic achievement and a commitment to becoming a leader in an inclusive society. Students must fill out the Inclusive Excellence Application found at the link below. Students will be asked to come to an interview on February 24, 2018. 

Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen by the Inclusive Excellence Scholarship Selection Committee. The goal of the committee will be to select a cohort of students each year who have a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences and who seek the opportunity to contribute to the University’s goal of creating a climate of inclusive excellence. Students will be selected based on their academic record, their combination of school, community, and family involvement and activities, and their demonstrated commitment to becoming a leader in an inclusive society. More info can be found here

Name: Mizzou Scholars Award
Amount: $10,000 (35 given)
Deadline: November 20, 2017

Students must have a 33 or higher ACT score by December 1. In order to qualify, students must s
ubmit an application for admission, transcript and sent ACT scores directly from ACT by Dec. 15. Students then will submit a resume and scholarship essay onlineexternal link by Dec. 15. The essay topic is "What does Mizzou have to offer you and what do you have to offer Mizzou?" You'll need to log in with the email address and password you used with your admissions application. A committee will review completed applications and make the final selections based upon credentials and supplementary materials. More info can be found here 

Name: Mizzou Freshman Automatic & Competitive Scholarships
Amount: varies
Deadline: November 20, 2017

The University of Missouri offers scholarships for which students are considered automatically(no application needed) and can be found using this site.   There are also many competitive scholarships available to students but require students to fill out the MU Annual Scholarships Application. Students must be accepted to the university and complete the online scholarship application by December 1st.  The online scholarship application can be found at

Name: University of Missouri-Columbia-Missouri Land Grant Honors (For Pell Grant eligible students) 
Amount: 100% of unmet tuition fees, room and board, books/expensives (up to $28,000)
Deadline: November 20, 2017

Students must apply for admissions by Dec. 1 to be eligible for the Honors College. To find out if you qualify for the Honors College,click here . Students who are admitted to the honors college and qualify for the Pell Grant will receive a grant to cover tuition & fees, room/board, and books. Students must meet the FAFSA February 1 deadline at MU. No application needed. For more information, visit 

Name: UMKC Trustee's Scholarship
Amount: Full tuition & room and board + $500 books
Deadline: November 21, 2017
Students must meet two of the three following academic criteria: ACT of 30 or higher, ranked in top 5% of class, minimum GPA of 3.5 in the 17-class core curriculum.  Must also enroll as a full-time student and commit to living on campus for 2 years. In addition, candidates are evaluated on their community and/or school involvement as well as leadership abilities.  Must be fully admitted to UMKC before December 1st. Students applying for the 6-year med program, school of pharmacy (including pre-pharmacy), and architectural studies are not eligible for this scholarship.  Applications are available online at

Name: MO S&T Freshman Merit-Based Scholarship
Amount: varies
Deadline: November 21,2017
Scholarships are based on ACT scores and GPA.  These scholarships only require an application for admission.  Check online at for criteria. Students should have everything turned into admission before December 1st Students planning to attend Missouri S&T are strongly encouraged to meet the priority deadline.  The scholarship deadline for departmental scholarships is February 1st. Additional scholarships can be found at 

Name: University of Central Missouri Scholarships
Amount: varies
Deadline: November 21, 2017
Scholarship is based on GPA and ACT score. Students must be admitted to UCM by December 1. Students fill out one application for both admissions and scholarships. Search for UCM scholarships here

Name: Truman State University Competitive Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: November 21, 2017

Truman does not require a separate scholarship application for competitive scholarships, saving you the time and the hassle of finding a scholarship you qualify for. All materials that you submit with your application for admission are reviewed in the competitive scholarship selection process. Domestic scholarship candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and submit an activities list by December 1 More Info can be found at

Name: AXA Achievement Scholarship (SHS had two recipients last year)
Amount: $2,500-$25,000 (several given)
Deadline: December 5, 2017

Any student can apply who has been active in their community/workplace who also have the following qualities: drive, ambition, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self and others, and ability to succeed in college. All applications are completed online and only the first 10,000 will be accepted.  Be sure to apply early in order to assure the application is accepted. Apply online at

Name: MU Alumni Association (added 10/25)
Amount: $500-5,000
Deadline: December 5, 2017
Your parents DO NOT have to be alumni of MU to apply.  Students must be in the top 20% OR have a 26 ACT and have been accepted to MU. Applications will only be accepted through the MU Annual Scholarship Application. You must first apply for admission to university (by December 1) and receive your myZou account information before completing the Annual Scholarship Application. Your username (PawPrint) and password is required for log-in to the Annual Scholarship Application. More information available online at

Name: Burger King Scholars (added 10/25)
Amount: $1,000 (multiple given)
Deadline: December 5, 2017

Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be involved in community and school activities, and plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Applicant does not have to be an employee of Burger King to apply.  Transcripts can be uploaded to your online application - see Mrs. Howren for assistance with this. Once you have applied you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. Applications are available Oct. 15-Dec. 15 online at  

Name: ACT Student Champion Scholarship (added 10/25)
Amount: $500
Deadline: December 18, 2017
The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.  Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Applicants should be high school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and career actions; 2. Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater grade point average on a 4.0 scale; and 3. Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.  Application available online at

Name: JCI Senate Scholarship (added 10/3)
Amount: $1,000 (last year 280 given)
Deadline: December 18, 2017

Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  The application must be typed and include a transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, a personal statement.  The application has very specific details so please pay close attention. Do not mail the application packet yourself. Please bring it to the Counseling Center with all the required documents attached. See the website for all details and access the application at

Name: Future of Assisted Living Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 (3 given)
Deadline: December 21, 2017

Available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? To apply click here

Name: UMKC Automatic Scholarships
Amount: varies
Deadline: January 5, 2018
There is no separate application for automatic scholarships. Incoming freshmen admitted by January 15 will be considered for automatic & competitive scholarships.  Applications for competitive scholarships can be found online at

Name: Mo State Freshman Automatic Scholarships
Amount: varies
Deadline: January 5, 2018

Missouri State University has multiple automatic scholarships. To be eligible for automatic scholarships everything must be complete for admissions by January 15.  See the website for details and exact deadlines. 

Name: Mensa Scholarship Essay Contest
Amount: varies
Deadline: January 5, 2018
Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of an essay of no more than 550 words that describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goals. The general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, gender, level of post-secondary education, grade point average and financial need. It is NOT necessary that the applicant be a member of Mensa.  Apply online at

Name: Northwest Region-MSTA Scholarship (local-turn into Mrs. Howren) added 11/1
Amount: $800 (2 given)
Deadline: January 18, 2018

SHS can only nominate 1 student from our school . To apply please turn your activities list and 1 letter of recommendation into Mrs. Howren. The Northwest Region Association of the Missouri State Teachers Association, recognizing the need for the recruitment of outstanding people into the teaching profession, has established a scholarship fund to be used to assist students going into the field of education.  This scholarship must be used at a college or university within the state of Missouri. The Scholarship selection will be based on: character and personality, scholastic record, aptitude for teaching, sincerity of purpose to the teaching profession, and financial need. 

Name: Mo State Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leadership Scholarship
Amount: $1,500-2,500 (24 given)
Deadline: January 19, 2018
Qualifications include: rank in the upper one-half of class (or have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.00 scale) at the end of the sixth semester and have a minimum ACT score of 20. ACT or SAT scores taken during or before October of the senior year will be considered. Additionally, a successful applicant will excel in three of four areas of involvement: Leadership, Volunteerism, Performing Arts and Athletics. Interested students should apply for admissions and fill out this scholarship application before January 30. The Centennial Leaders Scholarship Selection Committee will choose candidates from among the qualified applicants who will be invited to an on-campus interview. 

Name: Missouri Western Competitive Scholarship (including A+ Scholarship)
Amount: varies
Deadline: January 19, 2018

To apply for Missouri Western competitive scholarships AND the A+ Scholarship, students must have applied and been accepted for admissions by February 1. Students must also complete the FAFSA to be eligible. Please note there is only one general scholarship application for over 230 competitive scholarships and it must be completed. Some of these scholarships include the Golden Griffon, Missouri Western A+, Alumni Legacy, Griffon Scholar, Phi Theta Kappa, Excellence Awards and scholarships offered by the Missouri Western Foundation. You have to create a scholarship account. Instructions on how to do so can be found at

Name: Missouri Western Golden Griffon
Amount: $5,000 + room and board
Deadline: January 19, 2018

This award provides outstanding incoming freshmen with a four-year renewable scholarship valued at up to $5,000 per year. For those who choose to live on-campus, the scholarship will also include the cost of a room on the Academic Achievement Floor in Vaselakos Hall. Requirements for the Golden Griffon candidacy include: a composite ACT score of 27 or above; ranking in the top 10% of his or her high school class or an overall un-weighted GPA of 3.5 for all high school coursework; and evidence of involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Applicants are required to submit one essay and may be required to attend a personal interview or campus visit. Recipients must pursue General Studies Honors; be an active member in an MWSU club or organization, maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA; and successfully complete a minimum of 24 credit hours during the academic year for renewal. The Golden Griffon Scholarship may not be combined with other Gold Level Scholarships. Renewable for up to 8 semesters. Must complete the scholarship application before February 1.

Name: Northwest MO State University Competitive Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 20, 2018
To be considered for all of the general and departmental competitive scholarships, you only have to complete one scholarship application through your CatPAWS account.  The scholarship application is located under the Financial Aid tab on CatPAWS.  Must be accepted to the university in order to receive scholarships.  More information is available online at

Name:                   Missouri Conservation Agents Scholarship

Amount:                $500

Deadline:              January 21, 2018

Open to Missouri residents pursuing a degree in biology, wildlife management, forestry, fisheries, ecology, agriculture, criminal justice, or a field of study closely related to the preceding subjects.  GPA of at least a 2.5 or higher. For application and more information, visit

Name:  James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship (added 11/21)
Amount: Awards College Tuition, Book and Supplies (multiple given) 
Deadline: January 21, 2018
Given to a senior who plan to enroll in 2 or 4 year college in Missouri and has a family adjust income of $50,000 or less. To apply visit Westlake application

   Ed Stegner Natural Resources Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 22, 2018

The Foundation’s Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarships were established to provide major financial aid to encourage and assist students in five areas of natural resource management: fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation and soil and water conservation.  Applicants must be Missouri residents from any county or city in the state who are or plan to be enrolled as an undergraduate at a Missouri college or university in the chosen discipline of study.  Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated financial need.  Additional documentation needed includes a letter explaining why you are applying for the scholarship, a resume, and high school transcript. Interested students can apply online


Name: Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (5 given)
Deadline: January 22, 2018

Given to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need. Information can be found at on the same website, at

Name: Union Plus Scholarship Program
Amount: $500-4,000
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. Members do not have to purchase any Union Plus program product or participate in any Union Plus programs to apply for the scholarships and scholarship awards are not based upon participation in a Union Plus program. Must be in one-year continuous good standing union membership (satisfied by May 31, 2018) with a union participating in any Union Plus Program.  This is a competitive scholarship, and applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended, Application available online at

Name: Elks Scholarship-Legacy Award
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 22, 2018
Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2015, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2015, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2018. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. If your parent and grandparent are both Elk members, you should apply through your parent’s Elks Lodge. The Selection Committee judges applications based on the following values: knowledge, charity, community, and integrity.  Applicants must take the ACT by December 2017. Other materials may be required to submit online.  Applications available online at

Name: University of Missouri-Columbia-Missouri Land Grant (For Pell Grant eligible students)
Amount: 100% of unmet tuition and fees (up to $11,000)
Deadline: January 22, 2018

Students who fill out to FAFSA and qualify for the Pell Grant will receive a grant to cover tuition & fees. Students must meet the FAFSA February 1 deadline at MU. No application needed. For more information, visit 

Name: ESA Scholarship-added 10/27
Amount: varies
Deadline: January 23, 2018

Selection based on character, leadership, service, financial need, and scholastic ability. There are many scholarships to apply for through this program and students may apply for as many as they want. Unless a specific GPA is listed for a scholarship, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) OR an ACT score of 22. The entire application process is online including uploading a SIGNED OFFICIAL transcript, two (2) signed recommendation letters, and a personal essay.  There is also a $5 processing fee for each scholarship you apply for (paid by credit card). To start the process go to Select your state of residence and search for scholarships to see a full list of scholarships available to you.  

Name: HyVee Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 (80 given)
Deadline: February 1, 2018

This scholarship is available for a high school senior working for Hy-Vee who began employment on or before September 15, 2017 or a high school senior of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee employee who has a minimum of six months’ employment as of September 15, 2017 and applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.  Complete the application form and send the requested information. Hyvee Application.doc

Name: Harvey & Ethel Bledsoe Scholarship (local-turn into Mrs. Howren) added 10/27
Amount: $300 (multiple given) 
Deadline: February 14, 2018

Qualifications:  To be eligible, applicant must be a graduating senior of Savannah R-III High School with an agriculture background and financial need. Must have been involved in FFA, FCCLA or 4-H involvement. THE HARVEY AND ETHEL BLEDSOE.docx

Name: Tortoise Young Entrepreneur Scholarship-added 10/27
Amount: $3,000 (3 given)
Deadline: February 19, 2018

The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program awards three, non-renewable scholarships to permanent residents of Kansas or Missouri who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor's degree, or non-residents of either state who are enrolled/planning to enroll in a four-year bachelor's program at a Kansas or Missouri school. Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1680 to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit Tortoise App

Name: Scholarships on Scholarlink website-Gilbert Kelly, Thomas Paul, Arthur McGlothan, Mavin & Marie Wilson,  & Savannah Sertoma (all local) added 11/13
Amount: varies
Deadline: February 19, 2018

Several of our local scholarships allow students to submit one application for all  by using the Scholarlink application found at . Please read the below directions below before beginning your Scholarlink application.


Scholarships that are on Scholarlink:

Name:     Gilbert B. Kelley Leadership Award (local)

Amount:     $400

Given to students who have made a significant contribution to Savannah High School.

Name:      Gilbert B. Kelley Memorial Award (local)

Amount:     $600

Given to a student who is in the upper 15% of the class and demonstrates financial need.

Name:        Marvin W. and Marie B. Wilson Scholarship (local)

Amount:     varies

Given to a student who does not rank in the top 10% of the class.

Name:        Sertoma Club Scholarship (local)

Amount:     $250

Scholarship given out based on academics, school and community activities, and financial need. Preference given to those planning to major in communicative disorders, and/or health occupations, but other major areas will be considered.

Name:        Thomas Paul Memorial Scholarship (local)

Amount:      $1,500 (multiple given)

Given to students who are planning to be a physician or surgeon. Scholarship is renewable. Students who have immediate family members employed by US Bank are not eligible. Preference is given first to students attending Missouri Western.

Name:         Arthur and Anna McGlothan Scholarship (local)

Amount:      $1,500 (multiple given)

Scholarship open to all but preference given to residence of St. Joseph, MO. Once funds are exhausted, money is given to residents in other communities. Students who have immediate family members employed by US Banks are not eligible. Scholarship is renewable.

Directions for using the Scholarlink Application:


Access the scholarship at Once on the website, click on Scholar-link in the top right-hand corner of the webpage.  


1.       Answer the “Qualifying Questions”.

2.       If you qualify for at least one scholarship, you will create an account and  
    proceed with the application.

3.       Your “User Name” is your email address.

4.       You will complete the application and upload required documents online. 

5.       You will not see the “Submit Application” tab until all sections are complete
    and all required documents are uploaded.

6.       You may re-visit the application as much as you would like.  There is a
   “Save” button at the bottom of each page.

7.       Copying and pasting essays and other required information is allowed.

8.       “Preview PDF” allows you to view, proofread and/or print the information you
   have entered before submitting (in case you want a counselor to read over it).

9.       You can download free “scanner apps” on your smartphone.  This will allow
    you to scan and upload documents such as letters of recommendation and
   transcripts on your own. I use the app called “DocScan” on my IPhone.

Name: Tip Top Tux Scholarship
Amount: $1,000-5,000
Deadline: February 20, 2018
Must be a high school senior and have applied to a college or university for admission in the Fall of 2018.  Must complete the application and submit two (2) letters of recommendation, transcript, and a personal essay not to exceed 500 words describing your educational, career, and life goals, and explaining why you feel this program should help you achieve these goals by investing in your education. Apply online at

Name: Missouri Educators of Family & Consumer Sciences and Human Services High School Scholarship (added 10/25)
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 20, 2018
This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and plan to obtain an education degree in Family Consumer Sciences (FACS) at a Missouri college or university.  Applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation, resume/activities list, explanation of why the applicant is preparing to become a teacher in the field of Family Consumer Sciences & Human Services, and high school transcript.  
High School FACS.pdf

Name: University of Missouri-St. Louis Freshman Scholarships
Amount: varies
Deadline: February 21, 2018
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers several scholarships for which students are considered automatically when they are admitted to UMSL. Other scholarships require students to submit an application. The link to the scholarship application can be found on this page Please be sure to read all information carefully before starting the scholarship application.  

Name: Project 21 Scholarship (added 10/3)
Amount: $1,500 (2 given); $1,000 (4 given)
Deadline: February 21, 2018
The Missouri Gaming Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  This is the twenty-second year the scholarships will be awarded.  The goal of the scholarship program is to not only to inform our youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino, but also to educate them about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling.

 The Project 21 Scholarship Program provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling.  Two (2) $1,500.00 first prize scholarships and Four (4) $1,000.00 second prize scholarships will be awarded. You can hand-write on the application as the writing line is extremely small.  2018 Project 21 Application (1).pdf

Name: Missouri Women's Golf Scholarship-added 10/27
Amount: varies
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Must be a female residing in the state of Missouri or Johnson County, KS.  Must also submit two letters of recommendation: 1 from a high school teacher, counselor, or principal AND 1 from your high school golf coach or golf course/club program director/instructor.  Students will also submit a transcript, and several brief statements (see application for more details). Application can be found here 

Name: Society of Engineers (SAE)
Amount: $1,000-10,000
Deadline: March 5, 2018
Students must major in engineering or a related science such as math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science, etc.; meet G.P.A. and ACT/SAT requirements and submit supporting information.  There are many scholarships that are offered through this organization; therefore, students may have more than one scholarship application to complete based on what they are eligible for.  There is one application for the various scholarships.  More information is available on the website as well as a list of scholarships available.

Name: Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri
Amount: $2,500 (given to 1 deserving MO student)
Deadline: March 21, 2018

The Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship is being offered to Missouri students who are sons or daughters of those who fall within the following categories:
(1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police/fire) (2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service (3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized. Patriot Guard Riders App.pdf

Name: University of Missouri-Kansas City Advantage Grant (for Pell Grant Eligible students) 
Amount: Full tuition 
Deadline: March 21, 2018
Students who are MO residents, Pell Grant eligible (based on FASFA) and complete the FASFA by April 1 will have their tuition met through this grant.

Name: Northwest MO Financial Women's Scholarship (local-turn into Mrs. Howren) (added 10/10)
Amount: $500 (2 given)
Deadline: March 21, 2018

To be eligible for the scholarship, interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be a female;

·         Must be a graduating high school senior;

·         Must attend school or live within the Missouri counties of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Nodaway, Platte, or Worth;

·         Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

·         The application must be free of spelling/grammatical errors;

·         Must plan on attending an accredited school or university;

·         Must plan to obtain a business or finance degree.

 Applicants must complete the application and submit it along with a copy of their transcript and a letter of recommendation from a mentor/professional with a good knowledge of the applicant’s character.  The scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the recipient’s school or university.  Should the recipient fail to attend an accredited school or university, they will forfeit the scholarship money.
 NW Womens.doc


Name: Bob Tietz Memorial Scholarship (local-turn into Mrs. Howren) added 10/25
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 21, 2018

Applicant must be a
1)high school senior accepted into an accredited college/university
2) have a 2.5 GPA
3)played a minimum two years on a high school golf team 
4)demonstrate good moral character.

Along with the application, applicants must submit two letters of recommendations from teachers, advisors, employers, minister and a 250-word essay about how golf has influenced your life, explain your work ethic, the character traits that best describe you, and your college and career goals. Bob Tietz.docx

Name: Andrew County Retired School Teachers Scholarship (local-turn into Mrs. Howren) added 10/27
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 20, 2018
The Andrew County Chapter of Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel (MRTA) created this scholarship in 2014 to encourage young people to become teachers.  The MRTA Scholarship will be presented to one graduating senior from each high school in Andrew County: North Andrew and Savannah. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually, based upon funds available.  The expected amount is five hundred dollars ($500.00).  The scholarship money will be paid to the college or university specified by the student AFTER he/she successfully completes two semesters of class work at the specified institution. ANDREW COUNTY MRTA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.docx

Name: Andrew County Youth & Family Recreation Scholarship(local-turn into Mrs. Howren) added 10/27
Amount: $500
Deadline: March 26, 2018
The individual must qualify as a low income student planning to attend a vocational school, two year or four year college. Parents’ 2017 Income Tax Return or other proof of income will need to be attached with this application. 
ANDREW COUNTY Youth and Rec Scholarship APPLICATION.doc

Name: Northwest Mo State Automatic Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 20, 2018

Admission-based scholarships have admission application deadline of May 1 to guarantee scholarship awards. For students who complete their admission application after May 1, scholarships will be awarded contingent upon available funding.

Name: William Toben King (local-turn into Mrs. Howren) added 10/19
Amount: $500-2000 (renewable, many given)
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Every single senior should apply for this as we had 23 students who applied and received this scholarship last year! Student must be a resident of Andrew or Buchanan County and be a high school senior graduating from a high school within the boundaries of these two counties.  A 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and ACT score of 18 or higher is required. The application is lengthy and requires submission of your parent's tax return (this year & last year). Students must include one letter of recommendation from a counselor, coach, teacher or principal written on a provided form.
KING Original Application 2018 - FORM.pdf

Name: MO State A+ Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: May 4, 2018

Students must apply for admission and submit the Missouri State A+ Recognition Scholarship Application by June 1 for full consideration. A final high school transcript verifying A+ certification is also required to confirm eligibility. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years.