Scholarships

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. Hughes in the Counseling Center. 

 

A month by month list of scholarships typically available through the Counseling Center are listed in the 2018-2019 Scholarship 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.

 

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**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 Ms. Madsen 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 Ms. Madsen 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 you have typed on it. 


Scholarships (Listed by due date)

 

         

Name: Agriculture Future of America Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 3, 2019

AFA and its partners award scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled in agriculture-related degree programs across the U.S. young leaders in the agriculture and food industry to enter AFA leader development programming and receive an academic scholarship. National awards vary in amounts, depending on the scholarship partner. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of career vision and goal, leader and community involvement and financial need. Apply online at http://www.agfuture.org/s/1342/rd16/index.aspx?sid=1342&gid=1&pgid=329&utm_source=AFA&utm_medium=Fliers&Resources=&utm_campaign=2016+Scholarships.

  

Name: Andrew County Farm Bureau (local)

Amount: $250

Deadline: March 3, 2019

Scholarship awarded to a student planning to major in agriculture who parent is a member of the Andrew County Farm Bureau.
Andrew County Farm Bureau Scholarship App 2019.pdf
                     

Name: Missouri Farm Bureau-Charles Kruse Agriculture Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: March 5, 2019

Applicants must be a Missouri resident and they, their parents/guardians must hold a Missouri Farm Bureau Membership and pursuing an agricultural field of study. Documents needed include • Letter of recommendation from a high school counselor • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator • Letter of personal reference • Copy of high school transcript • Notification of acceptance into the degree program of a 4-year college or university in Missouri. Apply at: https://mofb.org/scholarships-and-grants/charles-e-kruse/


Name: MFA Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 5, 2019

This scholarship will be selected by a local scholarship committee based on the following: 1) the applicant's interest in pursuing an education in studies relating to agriculture or other fields of study that benefit rural life; 2) participation and leadership in school, church, and community activities; 3) reputation for good citizenship and moral character; 4) financial need; and 5) satisfactory academic progress.

         

Name: Andrew County Retired Teacher Scholarship (local)

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 19, 2019

One senior planning to major in education is selected from either North Andrew or Savannah to receive the scholarship.
Missouri MRTA Scholarship Application 2019.pdf
               

Name: Brett Baltezor Memorial Scholarship (local-must submit to Counseling Center)
Amount: $500 (multiple given)

Deadline : March 19, 2019
Any senior entering college next year with the hopes of a Fine Art degree or who has been and will be participating in Fine Arts endeavors such as Band, Music, Theater, etc.  Preference to students with significant financial need.
Baltezor Application 2019.pdf

         

Name: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #287 General Scholarship (local)

Amount: $250

Deadline: March 20, 2019

Given to a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a veteran. Must be involved in community activities, have average or above average grades, and be a well-rounded individual.
American Legion Auxillary Unit #287 Scholarship Application 2019.pdf
          

Name: American Postal Workers Union Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 21, 2019        

This scholarship is for a senior in high school who is the child or grandchild, including stepchild or legally adopted child, of an active member, Retirees Department member, or deceased member of the APWU.  Parent or grandparent must be a full dues paying member or retirees member. More information is available online at http://www.apwu.org/issues/scholarships


Name:  Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

Amount:$4000 per semester

Deadline: March 21, 2019

This scholarship is for those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) or for those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.  The applicant must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program in the fall of 2018 and the student must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

This scholarship is given out two times a year.  The new deadline and updated application will be available on the website.  See details and application online. Ms. Madsen can help you with uploading required documentation.  http://www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/

         

Name: St. Joseph Firefighter Local 77 Auxillary Scholarship (local-you mail to the below address) Amount:$250 (2 given) Deadline: March 21, 2019 Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Application requires 2 letters of recommendation, short essay, and a transcript. Eligible students must meet the below criteria. St Joseph Firefighters Local 77 Auxiliary Scholarship 2019.pdf One of the following must apply:

a.      Child of a firefighter (active or retired)
b.      Child of an Auxiliary member
c.       Step-child of firefighter (Firefighter’s household must provide 50% of support)
d.      Grandchild of firefighter (active or retired)
e.      Grandchild of Auxiliary member
f.        Active Auxiliary member           

Name: Bob Tietz Memorial Scholarship (local)

Amount: 1,000

Deadline: March 21, 2019

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, advisers, 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 Scholarship Form 2019.pdf


Name: 

Natalie Thompson Clizer (local)

Amount: 

$200

Deadline: 

March 2019

Must be an Andrew County resident attending an approved MO college or university. Financial need is taken into consideration. Preference is given to students attending MWSU and majoring in a humanitarian course of study.  Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of need, completeness, clarity, student potential, and appropriateness.

     

Name: Helena Lions Club (local)

Amount: Varies

Deadline:March 2019

Applicants must have attended Helena Elementary. Scholarship is renewable for 7 semesters.
Helena Lions Club Scholarship APplication 2019.pdf
                    

Name: Jeremy Ingle Memorial Scholarship (local)

Amount: $500

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Awarded to a Savannah HS senior who has at least a 2.7 GPA, involved in activities and is a leader. A short essay is required. Jeremy Ingle Scholarship Application 2019.pdf

Name: St. Joseph Firefighter Local 77 Auxillary Scholarship (local-you mail to the below address)

Amount:$250 (2 given)

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Application requires 2 letters of recommendation, short essay, and a transcript. Eligible students must meet the below criteria.
St Joseph Firefighters Local 77 Auxiliary Scholarship 2019.pdf
One of the following must apply:
a.      Child of a firefighter (active or retired)
b.      Child of an Auxiliary member
c.       Step-child of firefighter (Firefighter’s household must provide 50% of support)
d.      Grandchild of firefighter (active or retired)
e.      Grandchild of Auxiliary member
f.        Active Auxiliary member           

Name: The Genevieve and Pat Fallis Scholarship (local)

Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 1

For a student pursuing a pharmaceutical or medical education. Criteria includes: academics, athletic interests, moral and personality traits, and financial need. Bring Completed Applications to the counseling center. Fallis Scholarship Application 2019.pdf
                    

Name: Bob Tietz Memorial Scholarship (local)

Amount: 1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2019

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, advisers, 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 Scholarship Form 2019.pdf

  

Name: Ellis & Mary Breit Scholarship
Amount: $500 (2 given-1 female & 1 male)
Deadline: March 2019
Given to 1 female and 1 male. Criteria for this scholarship includes: Senior who has attended at least 3 years at SHS, rank in the top 25%, involved in community/school activities, and plans to major in business or agriculture.  Ellis & Mary Breit.pdf

Name:          Savannah Memorial Scholarship (local)

Amount:       Amount varies (multiple given)

Deadline:     April 1, 2019

Applicants should rank in upper 50%. Priority consideration is given to students who have a deceased parent. SAVANNAH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.pdf


Name:       Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship Program

Amount:       $2,500

Deadline:    April 1, 2019

Given to one deserving MO Student who is one of the following:

a) a son or daughter of one who has given their life in the line of duty including both military and first responder (fire/police)

b ) a son or daughter of an honorably discharged veteran who has passed after their term of service

c) a son or daughter of a veteran or first responder disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized. See attached scholarship. Patriot Guard Riders App.pdf

Name: Colleen Watson Business Scholarship (local)
Amount: $250
Deadline: April 1, 2019
Applicant must be female, with at least a 3.2/4.0 and plan to major in business. Selection will be based on ACT, class rank, & activities. 
COLEEN WATSON BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP (1).pdf



Name:           Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Center Scholarship (local)

Amount:       $500

Deadline:      April 2019

Scholarship given to student with a strong science background. Preference will be given to student planning a medical related career. MURPHY WATSON BURR.pdf


Name: Wells Bank (local)

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Given to seniors from Holt and Andrew Counties. Application, essay, and letter of rec are required. Wells Bank.pdf


Name: Stephen Maag (local)

Amount: $500

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Given to a senior who is college bound and has been a part of the Savannah HS Cross Country Team for at least two years. Essay is required.

Stephen Maag.pdf

Name:            CTA Scholarship (local)

Amount:        $400 (2 given)

Deadline:      April 1, 2019

Given to two seniors who have an interest in pursuing an education degree. CTA Scholarship App.pdf


Name:        Harold Puckett Savannah Alumni Association Scholarship (local)

Amount:    $100

Deadline:   April 1, 2019

Scholarship given to a student who is planning to enter the education field. HAROLD PUCKETT Scholarship Application.pdf


Name:        Savannah Alumni Association Scholarship (local)

Amount:     $250

Deadline:    April 1, 2019

Given to a student who parent or grandparent is an alumnus of Savannah High School. Criteria includes: activities, honors, and work experience. SHS Alumni Association Scholarship Application.pdf


Name:        Sertoma Club Scholarship (local)

Amount:     $250

Deadline:    April 2019

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. Application coming soon!


Name:        The E.J. and K.B. Swanson Business Award (local)

Amount:      $1,000

Deadline:     April 2019

Awarded to a Savannah High School senior in the upper 50% of the graduating class, has a financial need, and been involved in Distributive Education or Office Education. E.J. Swanson and K.B. Swanson.pdf


Name:     Missouri Society of Professional Engineers-Northwest Chapter (local)

Amount:     $1,500

Deadline:    April 2019

Provided for students who plan to major in Engineering.

Requirements for Northwest Chapter Scholarship:

1) Be a high school senior

2) Be a citizen of the United States at the time of application

3) Have at least a 3.0 grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) for the 10th and 11th grades.

4) Have at least a minimum score on the American College Testing Program (ACT) test of 26 in Math and 24 in English.

5) Must enroll in an engineering program that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). (See application for accredited schools). Application coming soon!



Name:         Ava's Grace Foundation 

Amount:      $3000-$5000 (renewable) 16 given in MO 

Deadline:     April 2019

Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation is providing HOPE to young people who have dreams of higher education and a different life. Our mission is to break the cycle of incarceration through the gift of education. Founded in 2010, Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to children of incarcerated parents in the state of Missouri.  Applicant must have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in the US state or federal penitentiary.  Student must be a citizen of the US, demonstrate financial need, have a 2.5/4.0 GPA, plan to enroll in a degree program at a nonprofit education institution (North Central accredited), be a responsible borrower, and any fields of study qualify.  Submit the application and additional documents to the counseling center by the deadline. Application coming soon! 

Name: Aiden McVicker Scholarship (local) Amount: Varies Deadline: April 1, 2019

Aiden McVicker is an 11-year-old boy who lives in Cameron, MO and was born with bilateral anophthalmia. This means that he was born without eyes or any eye structure (optic chiasm, nerve, etc.). As a result, Aiden does not possess vision or light perception. Aiden has an extraordinary spirit and an unmatched love of life that the world needs to know.  This scholarship was developed to create awareness for children with special needs and to help recruit and develop the special needs workforce in our area.  If you are considering a career working with students with special needs or if you have overcome hardships, your own learning disabilities or difficulties, you should apply for this scholarship. Aiden McVicker Scholarship App.pdf


Name: Ryan D. Consolver Memorial Amount: $1,000 Deadline: April 1, 2019 This scholarship has been established as a memorial to Ryan D. Consolver, a 1996 graduate of Savannah High School. Ryan completed the building trades program at Hillyard Technical Center, and went on to get a degree in construction. Preference for this award will be given to a student seeking a career in construction OR engineering. The award recipient will be chosen by the Consolver family.  Family income and grade point average is not a consideration for this scholarship. Ryan Consolver Application.pdf

Name: 

American Legion - Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 

$500 (2 given)

Deadline: 

April 2019

Current members or descendants of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion. Must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a resident of Missouri, and enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Must have some financial need.

Name: 

American Legion - Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 

$500 (2 given)

Deadline: 

April 2019

Must be an education major who is a descendant of a veteran (be able to provide copies of discharge papers), enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, and submit an essay of 500 words or less. Must have some financial need.


Name: 

American Legion--Joseph J. Frank Scholarship

Amount: 

$500 (5 given)

Deadline: 

April 2019

Student must be a descendant of a veteran and have attended Boys or Girls State. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Must have some financial need.


Name: 

American Legion--Lillie Lois Ford

Amount: 

$1000 (2 given)

Deadline: 

April 2019

Must have attended Missouri Boys/Girls State OR Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy and be a descendant of a veteran. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, and a current resident of Missouri and be attending an accredited college or university as a full-time student. Must have some financial need.


Name: 

American Legion—M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial (Nursing)

Amount: 

$750

Deadline: 

April 2019

This scholarship is for a male or female interested in pursuing a degree in nursing (registered nurse) and is a descendant of a veteran. Must be a Mo resident, and graduate in the top 40% of high school class.  Must have some financial need.


Name: 

American Legion - Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 

$500

Deadline: 

April 2019

One student from SHS may be nominated so this application must be turned into the counseling center. Nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities and should be deeply involved in community and school activities. Must enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university in Missouri. Must have some financial need.

Name: Kids Chance Scholarship Program Amount: Varies Deadine April 2019 To be eligible for the scholarship the child’s parents must have sustained a serious injury or a fatality in a Missouri work related accident covered by workers’ compensation.  The parent’s injury or death must be compensable under Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law, Chapter 287 RSMo. Documentation must be provided. Along with the application, students will need to provide several documents. A list of documents can be found at https://www.mokidschance.org/scholarship-information-1.html

Deadline: Student View Scholarship Amount: Varies Deadline: April 2019 Sponsored by the organization Student Insights which provides market research to higher education organizations.  Students fill out a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The only requirement is that the student is planning to attend a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school.  The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. Application survey is available at www.student-view.com


Name: Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Deadline: April 2019 Named in honor of Elaine Chapin, this scholarship provides funds to support the post-secondary education of an individual(s) impacted by multiple sclerosis, either directly or as a family member. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic standing, and the impact with which multiple sclerosis has affected their lives. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States who plans to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school located in the United States. Applicants must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree, license, or certificate. Two letters of recommendation and an essay are also required. More information is available online at http://www.elainememorial.com/.


 

Name: 

UMKC Trustees Scholar Program

Amount: 

Full Tuition, Room & Board

Deadline: 

November 5, 2018

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 http://www.umkc.edu/trustees/trustees_scholars.asp.

Name: 

Elks Scholarship - "Most Valuable Student"

Amount: 

$4,000-50,000

Deadline: 

November 5, 2018

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 scholarship@elks.org. 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 http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/.