• JANUARY SCHOLARSHIPS

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

    Deadlines in red indicate the deadline has passed or the updated information is not available at this time.

    LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP  = designates local scholarship

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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)

  • Amount: $500
    Criteria: Applicant must be a female student who is leading a healthy lifestyle.  Write a 500-word essay on your experience maintaining health and wellness while enrolled in college.
    Deadline: January 1st (annually)
  • The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria: This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum accumulative gpa of 3.0 or above, college undergraduates, and graduate students. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States. This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations. A 500-word essay is required on a specific topic found on their website.
    Deadline: January 1st (annually)

  • Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at an accredited two or four-year college or university, studying engineering and/or science at their chosen school. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and scholarship essay questions are required. 
    Deadline: January 1, 2022 

  • Press Cleaner Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a graduating senior with proof of current enrollment at a post-secondary institution, write a 500-800-word essay telling us about your business idea and what problem it will help solve along with an updated resume.
    Deadline: January 1st (annually)

  • Danforth Scholars (Washington University in St. Louis)
    Amount: Danforth Scholars may receive full-tuition scholarships with a $2,500 stipend or half-tuition scholarships.
    Criteria: Applicants may apply for the Danforth Scholars Program after the completion and submission of an application for admission. You will need to provide a separate application and an additional letter of recommendation.
    Deadline: January 4, 2022

  • National FFA Scholarship
    Amount: $ varies
    Criteria: Numerous scholarships are available. Some require the applicant to be an FFA member and some do not. All applicants must have an account in FFA.org to access the application. FFA members create an FFA.org account using an Invite code or FFA ID obtained from their FFA advisor. Non-members do not need an Invite code or FFA ID to create a "Community" account.
    Deadline: January 5, 2022

  • Amount: $40,000
    Criteria: Applicant must demonstrate at school, workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, and graduating in the current year. Must plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire academic year following graduation. 
    Deadline: January 6, 2022
  • Scholastic Writing Scholarships
    Amount: $10,000 
    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: January 5, 2022

  • 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: January 8, 2021

  • Automotive Women’s Association
    Amount: $2,500
    Criteria:  Applicants for consideration of this scholarship must be women that solicit passion and drive for the automotive industry, accepted to a college or university, applicants must have and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during a scholarship-funded semester
    Deadline: January 8, 2022

  • KLL Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Amount: $2,000 renewable for 4 years
    Criteria: Any High School Senior who has lost a parent to cancer before the age of 22, have plans to attend a 2-or 4-year (minimum) higher education establishment.
    Deadline: January 10, 2022

  • Love Your Career Scholarship- Jones T-shirts
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Any student who will be enrolled in a college or university at the time of the next deadline. Any essay is required. 
    Deadline: January 10th (annually)

  • Jackie Robinson Foundation
    Amount: up to $30,000
    Criteria: High school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. 
    Deadline: January 12, 2022

  • Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Awarded to a graduating high school senior who plans to continue their education at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school. Applications to be mailed to Wendy Cox at 16509 Winter Leaf Drive, Wildwood, MO 63011. 
    Deadline: January 14, 2022
  • Amount: $300-$1,000
    Criteria: Planning to attend an accredited college, essay of fewer than 550 words, which describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional, and national. 
    Deadline: January 15th (annually)
  • Missouri United School Insurance Council- Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP
    Amount: $2,000
    Criteria: Scholarship based on essay, academic achievement, leadership, extra-curricular activities, and post high school plans. Applications MUST BE TYPED and include one letter of recommendation from a district administrator, counselor or teacher (submit only one (1) letter). Save your application where you can access it later.  If nominated by the Carl Junction Board of Education, you will need to fill out the official application.
    Deadline: January 15, 2021 

  • Amount: $500-$10,000
    Criteria: Competition open to all high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year. 
    Deadline: Must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2022
     
  • The Coolidge Scholarship
    Amount: Full ride
    Criteria: This is a merit-based scholarship. Applicant must be a US citizen, must intend to enroll full-time in an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time following high school graduation. That is to say, students in their junior year of high school are eligible to apply. (Students who are currently high school juniors but take some courses at a local college are indeed eligible to apply for the Coolidge Scholarship.) 
    Deadline: January TBD 

  • APIA Scholarship
    Amount: $2,500-$20,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply, be enrolling as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall following high school graduation,  minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED, must apply for federal financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA)during you r senior year of high school, and submit one letter of recommendation online.
    Deadline: January 26, 2022

  • Anne Frank Scholarship Award
    Amount
    : $5,000

    Criteria: Scholarship is open to high school seniors in the United States who will be attending a four-year college following graduation. Applicant must have proven themselves as exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their schools and communities. Click the title to apply.
    Deadline: January 28, 2021 

  • Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a high school student, complete the application form, and include a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction. 
    Deadline: January 30, 2022  

  • AWM Scholarships
    Amount: $500
    Criteria: Essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. 
    Deadline: January 31st (annually)

  • Charles P. Bell Conservation Scholarships
    Amount: $250
    Criteria: Graduating senior must be involved in or plan to be involved in the management of natural resources, specifically fish, wildlife, forest, soil, or water. Scholarship based on community and school activities, 3 letters of recommendations.
    Deadline: Applications must be received by January 31st (annually)

  • Amount: $10,000
    Criteria: Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. 
    Deadline: January 31, 2022
     
  • Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must be a high school senior planning to major in one of five areas of natural resource management: Fisheries, Forestry, Wildlife, Parks and Recreation and Soil and Water conservation. Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need. 
    Deadline: Application must be received by the deadline date of January 31st (annually) 

  • ExploraVision Awards
    Amount: $10,000 Bond
    Criteria: The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students engages the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM. ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 20 years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology. 
    Deadline: January 31, 2022

  • I Have a Dream Scholarship
    Amount: $1,500
    Criteria: All students, regardless of academic merit or financial need, are encouraged to apply. The sponsor is looking for eligible applicants who follow directions and submit applications that are well-written and clearly and creatively address the topic. 
    Deadline: January 31, 2022

  • Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Applicant must have been accepted and enrolled as an undergraduate in a Missouri college or university and should have already selected a major in a natural resource field. Preference may be given to individuals with a demonstrated financial need. 
    Deadline: January 31st (annually)
  • Amount: $250-$1,500
    Criteria: This contest is open to 9th-12th grade high school students.  Type a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay addressing one or more aspects of books and reading.  Application MUST be turned into Mrs. Alford room 401.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021 
  • Rove Pest Control
    Amount: $500
    Criteria: High School Seniors who have been accepted into a college or university. Scholarship is based primarily on academic achievement, but financial need may also be considered, minimum GPA of 3.0, must submit application online.
    Deadline: January 31, 2021

  • The Advocates Scholarship
    Amount: $1,000
    Criteria: Go to this Instagram post on @theadvocatesutah. Follow us and comment a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, what school you go to, & tag your best schoolmate. All prospective or current students enrolled in an accredited university or college, located within the United States may apply. An essay is required on a specific topic found on their website.
    Deadline: January 31 and June 30th (annually)

  • Union Plus Scholarship
    Amount: $500-$4,000
    Criteria: Applicant or parent must be a current or retired member of participating unions. At least one year of continuous union membership is required. The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by the end of May following high school graduation. This scholarship is based on; academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor, GPA of 3.0 or higher. An essays is required. 
    Deadline: January 31st (annually)