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: Questbridge
Amount: varies
Deadline: Sept 15, 2017

Applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and come from low-income households are invited to apply.  Questbridge works to help students access top-tier educational opportunities.  The following is taken into account when evaluating applications: GPA, class rank (top 10%), rigor of high school curriculum, test scores, writing ability, and recommendations.  Most finalists for this program come from households earning less than $65,000.  Applicants will be need three letters of recommendation and a transcript.  Apply online at  

Name: Missouri Cattleman Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: September 20, 2017

Applicants must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattleman’s Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association.  Students must meet the following requirements: 2.5 GPA or better, submit three (3) letters of recommendation, submit a transcript, and demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience.  Preference may be given to students who plan to attend a Missouri college or university & have financial need.  Preference also given to those planning to major in an Agriculture field, Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition and Plant Science. More information is available online at

Name: Wendy's High School Heisman Award
Amount: Varies
Deadline: September 22, 2017

Have at least a "B" grade average (3.0 GPA), participate in at least one of the 27 eligible school-sponsored sports (see website for a list), and be a leader in school and community. Students nominate themselves by applying online at  A counselor will review the student’s information and make the final submission (you will need your counselor’s email address). One male and one female from each school will be selected.

Name: AES Engineering 
Amount: $500
Deadline: September 26, 2017

AES offers scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.  Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship.  The student will submit an essay of 500-1,000 words in answer to the topic/question listed on the website.  Essays must be submitted to the following email address:  There is no application packet and student must include their full name, name of high school, and plans for next year.  The topic for the essay can be found online at

Name: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (open to grades 9-12)
Amount: State Winner-$1,000 and all expense paid trip to Washington D.C., National Winner-$5,000
Deadline: September 26, 2017

Created to recognize students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. When it asks for a name to send your application to please send it to Mrs. Howren at Students apply online at Savannah HS is allowed to send 1 student to compete against other applicants in the state. You will be notified if your application is selected.

Name: Cotillion Scholarship for Achievement (Local-turn into Mrs. Howren)
Amount: $900 (14), $1800 (2) 
Deadline: October 4, 2017
Students attending school in Andrew and Buchanan County that demonstrate high academic achievements, involvement in school activities and community service, plus high moral and ethical standards should apply. An ACT or SAT score is required.  If selected as a Cotillion finalist, the student will need to attend "Adventures for Achievement" sessions, participate in the final interview, as well as attend the Cotillion Ball in February (a formal event). Please see Mrs. Howren for help with this as it is very detailed-oriented.

Cotillion Application 2017-2018.pdf(the application is a pdf, you will want to use another computer other than your chromebook, make sure that you save the pdf first before you start to type on it) 

If you did not attend the Cotillion Meeting, please look over this PowerPoint that was shown. Cotillion for Achievement presentation17-18.ppt

Name: Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000-20,000
Deadline: October 16, 2017

Seniors who apply must have financial need ($55,000 or less in family income), have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, at least a 2.0 GPA, strength of character and a desire to contribute to society. Must be a graduating senior with a commitment to pursuing a bachelor's degree and a US citizen. Students will need to provide their school counselor's email address in order for their application to be certified.  An email address will also need to be provided for the individual who is completing the "Support and Verification" form for you.  A transcript and a copy of the front page of your parent/guardian's 2016 individual federal tax return must be provided as well.  Applications available online at Horatio Alger Link

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: International PEO Star Scholarship program (local-submit to Counseling Center)

Amount: $1,200
Deadline October 19, 2017

The Savannah Chapter PEO is able to send 1 female to compete for the $1,200 scholarship. The chapter is looking for a female student who is a leader, scholar, volunteer, participated in mission or service trips/community service, and involved in extracurricular activities. An interview will be required. If interested, please submit your activities list to the Counseling Center. 

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: Danforth Scholars Program (Washington University)
Amount: Full- or partial tuition
Deadline: October 20, 2017
This program is open to prospective undergraduate students applying to Washington University.  Undergraduates must be nominated to receive consideration.  If you are applying to Washington University and want to be considered for the Danforth Scholars Program, please notify your school counselor.  Your school counselor or another individual that has substantive knowledge of your accomplishments and goals must nominate you and include a letter of recommendation.  Students interested in this program must notify their school counselor by the above deadline so that there is adequate time to write the recommendation letter before the November 15th deadline.  More information is available at

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri

Amount: $2,500 (given to 1 deserving MO student)
Deadline: April 8, 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: 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: 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.