• Native American Scholarships
    Amount: varies
    Criteria: numerous scholarships listing with different criteria
    Deadline: May (please check each scholarship for specific deadline dates.)

  • 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)

  • ACF Visionary Scholarship Program
    Amount: $1000-$5000
    Criteria: Applicants must be a current 9th-12th grade high school student, complete American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Application along with a copy of the student's most recent unofficial high school transcript and a 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay on "Why College is Important to Me". 
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Greater Than Gatsby Photography Scholarship
    Amount: $10,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating high-school student accepted into a post-secondary institution, undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited college/university in the United States, be majoring in any type of art, film, fine arts, journalism, multimedia, photography and visual arts, must be able to provide proof of your identity if you are chosen as the winner.  Qualified ID is a student id or driver’s license. 
    Deadline: May 1st (annually)

  • Insta4likes Scholarship
    Amount: $777
    Criteria:  Applicants must be hoping to pursue a successful career in Search Engine Marketing (SEM) or Social Media Marketing or SMM, be a legal citizen of the United States, or he/she must be a resident of the of America. Also, the candidate is required to present documents as proof of legal residency, be registered in an accredited American college or university. In addition, get parental approval or permission for applying for the Insta4likes Scholarship. An essay is required.
    Deadline: May 1, 2022

  • Jasper County Beef Producers Scholarship
    Amount: $500
    Criteria:  Applicant must be a Missouri resident of Jasper County and a member of the Missouri (Junior) Cattlemen’s Association, or parents/guardians must be a member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, enrolled as a full-time college student following graduation, and have a minimum 2.5 gpa. 
    Deadline: May 1st (annually)

  • Len Assante Scholarship
    Amount: $5,000
    Criterial: This scholarship is awarded to those studying in groundwater-related fields. Applicants must submit a completed application, transcript, a headshot, and any letters of recommendation they would like included. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • NSHSS Academic Paper Awards
    Amount:  (10) $250
    Criteria: Cash awards to recognize students who have written academic papers as class assignments in high school, such as a research paper, an original essay, or an analytical paper. The essay must have been assigned and submitted for a class you have taken in high school, or are currently taking. If you are dual-enrolled in high school and college, you may submit a paper from your college class. We will not consider fiction or poetry, journal entries, computer programs, or lab reports. You may submit one paper per year. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Pureland Supply Skilled Trades Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: available to graduating seniors who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations.  Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and why this is the path they have chosen. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Paradigm Challenge Scholarship
    Amount: up to $100,000
    Criteria: The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference.             
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Rice, Murtha & Psoras Scholarship
    Amount: $1,500
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior accepted in a college/university following graduation.  An essay is required. See the topic of the essay on their website.
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • The Rover College Scholarship
    Amount: $1000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a current freshman or sophomore and answer 400-500 scholarship questions. 
    Deadline: May 1, 2021  

  • Dutch Crafters-Heritage Scholarship
    Amount: $500 (2)
    Criteria: This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities.  
    Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Carl Junction Teacher's Association Scholarship (MSTA) LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP
    Amount: $ 1000
    Criteria: Any Carl Junction High School Senior in the upper 34 percent in the scholastic rank of the current senior class. Applicants shall be attending a college the following fall and spring semester. Character, personality, and scholarship standing will be a prerequisite of all candidates for the scholarship. An interest in the teaching profession is considered, but not mandatory.  Please return to the counseling office by 3pm. 
    Deadline: May 3, 2021 


  • Driver Education Initiative Scholarship
    Amount: $500
    Criteria: Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school, university, or college as a full-time student for the upcoming school year. An essay is required on a specific topic found on their website.
    Deadline: May 3rd (annually)

  • Work Ethics Scholarship Program
    Amount: varies
    Criteria: Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. An essay is required.
    Deadline: May 6, 2021

  • Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria: Submit your best short stories for a chance for a featured interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City. 
    Deadline: May 7, 2021

  • Stop the Bleed Scholarship
    Amount: $500-$3,000
    Criteria: All applicants must be current high school students. To apply, make a 1-to-2 minute video or write an essay from 250 to
    500 words addressing one of the topic listed on their website.
    Deadline: May 8, 2021

  • Mometrix College Scholarship

    Amount: $1000-$5000
    Criteria: Do you think you have great test preparation practices? Write a 400 word or less essay on why you think they work so well.  
    Deadline: May 14, 2021 
  • Aspire of Southwest Missouri Scholarship
    Amount: $750
    Criteria: Single head of household and not cohabitating with ex, current spouse, or partner who has sole custody of one or more children under the age of 21, high school or GED graduate, income level at no more than 125% of the current U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) income guidelines poverty level, pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full-time), to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicants cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree, be a recipient of a Pell Grant or in the process of applying for a Pell Grant. 
    Deadline: November 15th and May 15th (annually)

  • Ava’s Grace
    Amount: $5000

    Criteria: Applicant must have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in a U.S. state or federal penitentiary, demonstrate financial need, minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average, must plan to enroll in in a degree program at a nonprofit higher education institution accredited by a regional accrediting body (North Central or its equivalent in the region) and be seeking a first Technical, first Associate’s or first Bachelor's degree. 
    DeadlineMay 15, 2021 

  • Marc Ravenscroft Grant Program
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: An eligible student will be a senior in high school who has been accepted into an accredited US college/university. They may also be a freshman, sophomore or junior currently enrolled in an accredited US college/university. The student must submit an essay of approximatley 700-800 words titled with the topic “How Do You Cope with the Higher Education Fees in the US, and How Can People Challenge the Student Loan Problem?”
    May 15, 2021

  • Ortorex Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must graduating senior be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the USA, Canada, or Australia. An essay is required.  Visit the website for details.
    Deadline: May 15, 2021

  • Review It Scholarship
    Amount: $1000
    Criteria: In under 1,000 words write a review of your favorite movie. 
    Deadline: May 15, 2021 

  • B. Davis Scholarship
    Amount: $1000
    Criteria: All high school juniors and seniors can apply. 
    Deadline: May 22, 2021 

  • Amco Ranger
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior or college freshman. Applicant must find a service opportunity in their community, act on it, and then share their experience with us. Applications must be filled out and submitted electronically.
    Deadline: May 30, 2021

  • Amount: $Varies 
    Criteria:  A voice for animals essay contest. Applicants must be 16-18 years of age. 
    Deadline: May 30, 2021  
  • Detective Launch Scholarship
    Amount: $1000
    Criteria: Any high school student who is a US permanent citizen that plans to attend and accredited US institution. 
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • Encore Scholarship Program
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited college or university. Applicant must be the victim of a drunk driving accident or the child, dependent or spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident.
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • Full Circle Scholarship
    Amount: $15,000
    Criteria: The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at: – Tribal colleges & universities – All nonprofit & accredited schools. 
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • Ivy Panda Essay Scholarship
    Amount: $1,500
    Criteria: Applicants must be current high school, college, or university students from any country. Proof of academic enrollment is required.
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • LM Scholarship (Leavitt Machinery)
    Amount: $500
    Criteria: currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 yrs in length or greater) by September, gpa 3.0 or higher, U.S. resident.
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • PB&J Scholarship
    Amount: $500-$1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior who is college bound to a 2-4-year college following graduation. The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, who's test scores, or GPAs might not be the best, but still have the drive to succeed.
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • SILA Foundation Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria: Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, be enrolled in one of the following areas of study: Business administration, Education, Finance or accounting, Information Technology, Insurance studies, Marketing, Mathematics. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school OR be employed full-time and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school. 
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • Southwest Airlines Scholarship
    Amount: up to $5,000
    Criteria: Demonstrate career interest in the airline industry through one or more of the following: Acceptance into a degree program, major, or trade specialty that prepares for careers within the airline industry (including but not limited to: frontline operations, customer service and hospitality, aircraft maintenance, dispatch, engineering, flight operations; as well as corporate positions such as finance, technology, human resources, marketing, sales, and communications.) Demonstrated vocational interest or personal aspirations in the airline industry through internship, work, or extracurricular experiences. Age must be 24 or younger at the time the applications are due. Must be attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university in a vocational, 2-year or 4-year program in the upcoming fall or spring semester. Demonstrated academic achievement or growth and leadership qualities through extracurricular activities. Minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA (if currently enrolled in classes).
    Deadline: May 31, 2021

  • Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships
    Amount: Up to $2,000
    Criteria: Scholarship is open to high school current junior who reside anywhere in the United States and play for a high school team or club sport.
    Deadline: May 31, 2021