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 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 you have typed on it. 


Scholarships (Listed by due date)

Name: 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Amount: 

$20,000 (150 given)

Deadline: 

October 22, 2018

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 http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#programs.


Name: 

Missouri S&T Chancellor's Scholarship

Amount: 

$12,000

Deadline: 

October 23, 2018

Highly competitive scholarship awarded to 15 students and is renewable with a 3.25 GPA. Eligibility for this scholarship is met by the following criteria: 1.) must be in the upper 10% of graduating class after six (6) semesters OR have a GPA of 3.75; 2.) Must take the ACT (or SAT) by October and receive a score of 31 or better; 3.) Have strong leadership skills through school and community activities; and 4.) Resident of Missouri. Must apply for admission online apply.mst.edu and submit an official transcript (by October 15th is recommended to allow for processing time).  The scholarship application is only available online and cannot be completed until your paperwork for admissions is received. Applicants must also submit a 750-word essay (topic provided) and should follow the instructions on the website below.  Finalists for the scholarship will be invited to visit campus in December to discuss his/her essay.  More information and the application is available at http://sfa.mst.edu/chancellors/


Name: 

Kansas State University Freshman Scholarships

Amount: 

Varies

Deadline: 

October 23, 2018

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 http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/ for more information on each scholarship and the application.


Name: 

KU Freshmen Scholarships

Amount: 

Varies

Deadline: 

October 23, 2018

Must apply for admissions and scholarships before Nov. 1.Freshman scholarship information can be found here http://affordability.ku.edu/scholarships.


Name:            University of Arkansas-New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

Amount:         Reduced rate on out of state tuition

Deadline:        October 23, 2018

 Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 30 or higher ACT will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between the in-state and out-of-state tuition. Entering freshmen with a 3.4 cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT (1090 SAT combined math and critical reading) will receive the New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. Students must have the application, ACT Scores, and transcript sent to the admissions office by November 1. To see what the tuition rate will be with the scholarship, see the attached link http://scholarships.uark.edu/nrta/index.php 


Name: International PEO Star Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,200

Deadline: October 26, 2018

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. https://www.peointernational.org/about-star


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: October 26, 2018 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. Madsen at lmadsen@savannahr3.com. Students apply online at spirit.prudential.com . 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: 

John T. Belcher Scholarship Program (MSBA)

Amount: 

$750-1,500

Deadline: 

November 2018

Savannah may only nominate one student and the board of education will make the final selection as to who the district winner is. THE DEADLINE IS IN NOVEMBER, NOT JANUARY (like the website indicates). 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: Generation Google Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 Deadline: November 2018 The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2019-2020 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2019-2020 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2018. Requirements:  be a HS senior, intend to enroll as a full-time student at a university, intend to major in computer sciences or computer engineering, exemplify leadership and passion for technology, strong record of academic achievement, be a student in an underrepresented group in computer science (Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).   APPLICATION FOUND HERE: https://google.onlineapplications.net/applications/default.asp?mode=select


Name: 

Missouri S&T Freshman Merit-based Scholarships

Amount: 

Varies

Deadline: 

November 1, 2018

Scholarships are based on ACT scores and GPA.  These scholarships only require an application for admission.  Check online at http://sfa.mst.edu/scholarships/freshman/ for criteria. The priority deadline is 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.


Name:    Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Amount:   Up to $5,000 (renewable)

Deadline:  November 5, 2018

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 and have an EFC of less than $7500, and must work at least 240 hours a year. Application can be found online at www.hsfmo.org.

Name: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Amount:  Up to $40,000 a year for 4 years

Deadline: November 9, 2018

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 2019

  • Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2019

  • 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:            University of Central Missouri Scholarships

Amount:         Varies

Deadline:        November 16, 2018

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 https://ucmo.academicworks.com/

Name: Soil, Water, and Conservation (Show Me Chapter MO)

Amount:  $2,000

Deadline: November 16, 2018  

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 at http://www.moswcs.org/.  


Name: Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship

Amount:    $1,000-1,500

Deadline:   November 16, 2018

Awarded to high school senior. Does require an essay. Application online www.swcs.missouri.edu

Name: 

Truman State Freshman Scholarships

Amount: 

Varies

Deadline: 

November 21, 2018

Students wishing to be considered for all scholarships and financial aid programs are strongly encouraged to apply for admission and submit a resume/activities list by December 1. Truman has no separate scholarship application, unless otherwise noted. The materials submitted with the admission application are reviewed in the competitive scholarship selection process. http://www.truman.edu/admission-cost/cost-aid/scholarships/






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/.