• DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS

    SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES LISTED HERE ARE BASED ON THE MOST RECENT INFORMATION OUR OFFICE HAS RECEIVED.  CHECK OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES.

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  • Varsity Tutors Essay Contest
    Amount: $200
    Criteria: This award is a monthly essay contest. The winner is chosen by which essay receives the most votes. Eligibility is limited to individuals who are at least 16 years of age in their state of legal residence on or before their entry into the Promotion. Such individuals must be a legal resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia as of September 01, 2020. Please see official rules for further details. Essay topics are listed on their website.
    Deadline: Monthly (please see their website for exact dates)

  • Carson Scholars
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Students must be enrolled in grades 4-11 at an accredited school in the United States. Must exemplify academic excellence (minimum 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale for current year report card). Students must display strong humanitarian qualities and community service above and beyond what is required in school. Only one student per school may be nominated. A 650 minimum, 750 maximum word essay is required. 
    Deadline: December 1, 2021

     

  • Chip Unsworth Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: The student must display a track record of academic excellence, leadership attributes, and innovative thinking.   Scholarship essays will be judged for quality of writing as well as originality. Please find the essay topic on their website.
    Deadline: December 1, 2021

  • Dell Scholars Program
    Amount: $20,000
    Criteria:  Applicant must participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12, be on track to graduate, financial need, be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in the first year of college, be enrolled full time in college following graduation seeking as bachelor’s degree and a minimum gpa of 2.4.
    Deadline: December 1, 2021

  • Look Twice Save Life Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. 
    Deadline: December 1st (annually)

  • Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Scholarship
    Amount: $12,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a current graduating high school senior that has been accepted into Missouri S&T following graduation, accumulative GPA of 3.75, and have scored 31 or higher on the ACT.
    Deadline: December 1, 2021

  • The NHS Scholarship
    Amount: $3,200-$25,000
    Criteria: High school seniors who are National Honor Society (NHS) members in good standing of an affiliated NHS chapter are eligible to apply for the scholarship. There are no limits to the number of applications per chapter. 
    Deadline: December 1, 2021 

  • The American Hat Makers Scholarship
    Amount: $750
    Criteria: Graduating seniors aspiring to be hat makers must complete their formal education and get enrolled in a fashion design course offered by an accredited US college, university, or institution. Be a genuine citizen of the U.S.A or officially a legal resident in the United States. The aspiring fashion designer must furnish all official documents for proving his/her authorized and legitimate residency. The candidate should seek parental approval before applying for the American Hat Makers Scholarship in Fashion Design. Moreover, the candidate must provide written permission from a parent before accepting the gift-money.
    Deadline: December 1, 2021

  • National Space Club Scholarship
    Amount: $10,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior with intentions of pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, special consideration for those with space related interests. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university.
    Deadline: December 3, 2021

  • Amount: $5,000
    Criteria: Applicants must have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger. Volunteer services must be helping non-family members. Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process. 
    Deadline: December 5th (annually)
  • Scholastic Art Scholarships
    Amount: Varies 
    Criteria: Students enrolled in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate in the awards. Judging criteria include: Originality - Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed. Technical Skill - Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative. Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice - Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style. 
    Deadline: December 8, 2021

  • John T. Belcher Memorial Scholarship
    Amount: 17 regional winners receive $1000 each; one statewide winner receives $1,500
    Criteria: Academic achievement, need, leadership abilities, please write and title a 500-700-word essay on the following theme: School districts throughout Missouri and the nation are facing a shortage of teachers. In your essay, identify and explain how best to recruit students to pursue a teaching career. Reflect upon those teachers whom you consider to be excellent teachers. What skills are needed to be a high-quality teacher? Please provide examples of how high-quality teaching inspired you to succeed as a student.
    The Application MUST BE TYPED. Please save a copy of your application
    Deadline: December 10, 2021 (Must be completed by 3 p.m.) 

  • Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior currently accepted at an accredited college or university Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. Submit an essay of 700-800 words answering the following question. What is your best solution for resolution of the student loan debt crisis?
    Deadline: December 10, 2021

  • Science Ambassador Scholarship
    Amount: Full Tuition
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating female continuing their education in a science, technology, engineering, or math related major following graduation. Applicant must film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a STEM topic you're passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.
    Deadline: December 13, 2021 

  • DeWalt Trade Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduate students. Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year college or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year, Majoring in a degree/certificate which aligns with the Maker goals (trade construction, motor/power sector, mechanics, or technology degree/certificate), have or had a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    Deadline: December 14, 2020

  • Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
    Amount: $3,500
    Criteria:  Currently enrolled in high school or graduating at the end of your senior year, have a minimum gpa of 3.0, Be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines), be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA.
    Deadline: December 14, 2021

  • Allied Van Lines Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be enrolled (or enrolling) as full-time student at an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. Submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice. A personalized tone, referencing sincere firsthand experience and sentiment, is best—no need to be too formal. We want to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you!
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • Burger King Scholars Program
    Amount: 1,000-$50,000
    Criteria: Applicant must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, plan to enroll full-time, without interruption following high school graduation at an accredited two- or four-year college/university or vocational-technical school in the U.S. Applicant does not need to be an employee of Burger King. 
    Deadline: December 15th (annually)

  • Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a current or prospective college student that submits a winning essay on the topic, “How has your family contributed to who you are today?”
    Deadline: December 15, 2021
  • Jason Fisher Grant
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicants must be either a high school (freshman, sophomore or junior) and in the process of being enrolled in an accredited American colleges or universities. An essay on a specific topic is required.
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • Jinhee Wilde Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Currently enrolled at an accredited US college or university, currently a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior, submit a 700-850-word essay based on the topic noted on their website.
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • Josh Gibson MD Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: The student must have an enrollment at one of the accredited American colleges or universities. Then the student should be a sophomore, a junior, or a freshman, and at present an enrolled graduate. An essay is required.  The essay topic can be found on their website.
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • Medical Scrubs Collection Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior with a minimum gpa of 3.0 and pursuing a degree in the medical field such as therapy, nursing, medicine, nutrition, laboratory science, dentistry, etc. An essay is required. 
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • MSSU Foundation Scholarships  
    Amount: $50-$4,200 per year
    Criteria: Minimum 2.5 GPA; must be enrolling full-time at Missouri Southern State University. Some foundation scholarships have other criteria as well. Click on the title to apply.  
    Deadline: December 15th (annually)

  • North American Van Lines Logistic Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident), enrolled (or enrolling) as a full-time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. Limit of one (1) entry per contestant. Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • Paul Haarman Grant
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria:  Applicant Be currently enrolled at an accredited US college or university as a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.  An essay is required on a specific topic found on their website.
    Deadline: December 15, 2021

  • Amount: $500
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior.  An essay is required on a specific topic which can be found on Pretty Preset’s website. 
    Deadline: December 15th (annually)
     
  • Amount: $500
    Criteria: Applicant should submit a single‐line genealogy in a biographical format for five generations.  
    Deadline: December 15th (annually) 
  • Equitable Excellence Scholarships
    Amount: $25,000
    Criteria:  Demonstrate courage, strength and wisdom as shown by community impact through volunteer service, be high school seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States, be a United States citizen or legal resident living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
    Deadline: December 17, 2021

  • Footlocker Scholar Athletes
    Amount: (20) $20,000
    Criteria: Senior athlete, maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above from 9th grade to senior year, and a leader in your school and community. 
    Deadline: December 17, 2021

  • Spotless Cleaning Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: If you are a dynamic, passionate, hard-working student in high school, college, university, or trade school, create a 2-4 -minute video explaining why you think education is the key to a brighter future, and how you can shape society.
    Deadline: December 30, 2021

  • BadCredit.com Wealth Wire Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a current graduating senior, have a minimum 3.5 gpa and planning to major in the finance industry following graduation.  An essay is required.  
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • CC Bank's Young Scholars Scholarship
    Amount: $2,000
    Criteria: Applicants must be under the age of 30, must be U.S residents, must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must be enrolled to an academic institute.
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two- or four- year college or university located in the United States. To apply, submit an essay of between 500 and 1500 words describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice. 
    Deadline: December 31th (annually)
     
  • Eason/ NFAA Scholarship
    Amount: $5,000
    Criteria: Applicants must be a member of the NFAA or the NAA/USA Archery. High school applicants must be applying to be full time students at a two- or four- year college/university or a technical training college (these are considered qualified schools). Applicant must maintain a 2.0 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. College applicants must be full time students at either a two- or four- year college or university. Applicant must maintain a 2.5 GPA minimum on a 4.0 scale in the current year. Scholarship recipients must compete in archery during the entire academic year.
    Olympic, PanAm, or World Team members that have graduated from college may apply for training grants.
    Deadline: December 31, 2021

  • Free Speech Essay Contest
    Amount: $500-$10,000
    Criteria: Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic found on their website.
    Deadline: December 31, 2021

  • George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest
    Amount: varies
    Criteria: Submit an original essay in English on a topic that deals with an event, person, philosophy, or ideal associated
    with the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution.
    Deadline: December 25, 2020
    *Complete application materials must be in the possession of the George S. and Stella M. Knight Representative on or before December 31, 2020.

  • Benjamin Gordon Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Graduating senior enrolled in a college or university following graduation.  An essay is required on a specific topic found on their website.
    Deadline: December 31, 2021

  • Imagine America Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Student must be seeking a vocational/technical education. Minimum GPA 2.5, financial need, and demonstrate voluntary community service during the senior year. 
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship 
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior, enrolling in a 2- 4 -year college, or graduate program and are passionate about entrepreneurship. An essay is required. 
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • Navy ROTC Scholarship
    Amount: $200,000
    Criteria: Current juniors in high school that are 17 years old by September 1st of the first day of college. Cannot be older than 23. Complete high school/equivalent certificate , take the ACT or SAT test prior to deadline and receive at least the minimum scores of ACT combined math and English = 47 with no less the 21-math and 22-english. SAT combined math + verbal/critical reading=1200 with no less than 540-math & 550-verbal/critical reading. Juniors can attend one full year of college (that has an approved ROTC Program) paid in full without any obligation to commission with the Navy. After the first year of college, applicants will be commissioned for four years with the Navy. Click on the title to apply.
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • $2,000 Nitro Scholarship
    Amount: $2,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be 17 years or older at the time of entry, and meet one of the following requirements: a parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States; a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States; a parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior located within the United States; a student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior located with the United States; a student or a parent whose child has graduated from an accredited undergraduate school (a “School) and who is currently paying back a student or parent loan for his/her/child’s educational expenses for such School (“Entrant”).
    Deadline: December 31, 2021

  • OppU Achiever’s Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria: Applicant must be a current full-time high school student with a minimum gpa of 3.0, write an essay on a prompted question.  
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • Top Ten List Scholarship
    Amount: $1,500
    Criteria: Must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online written response to the question: "Create a Top Ten List of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship." (250 words or less). 
    Deadline: December 31, 2021

  • The WikiLawn Grass for Class Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria: You currently own a lawn care service or landscaping business, ran one in the past, or plan on starting a lawn care service or landscaping business upon graduating college, you’re driven and resilient, you have the passion, vision, and work ethic to build your own business, you are a high school senior pursuing a college degree or full-time college student enrolled in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program. Our scholarship is open to all majors, however, those who are pursuing a major that’s directly transferable to the landscaping industry are highly encouraged to apply.
    Deadline: December 31st (annually)

  • Unigo 10K Scholarship
    Amount: $10,000
    Criteria: Must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher educationSubmit an online written response to the question found on their website (250 words or less).  
    Deadline: December 31, 2021

  • Wealth Wise Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Minimum GPA of 3.5, major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g., finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors), must be a US resident.
    Deadline: December 31 (Annually)