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    Please find a list of scholarship opportunities below:

     

     

     
     December Scholarships

     

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General Scholarship: Hispanic heritage and 3.0 GPA are the only requirements. $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline: Dec 15 Website: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships.

     

    AXA Foundation/U.S. News & World Report: Applicants must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college. AWARD: $10,000 (one per state) & $25,000 (10 nationwide). Deadline: Dec 15 or when 10,000 applications are received Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com

     

    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award (National Federation of Independent Business): For students who have started their own business (babysitting, lawn mowing, etc.).  $2,000 to $15,000. Deadline: Dec 18  Apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA 

     

    Scholarship Points Awards: College scholarship program to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. $10,000 Deadline: Dec 8 Website: https://www.studentscholarships.org 

     

    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships: Open to student’s enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. $5,000 (20) Deadline: Dec 5 Website: https://www.studentscholarships.org

     

     

     January Scholarships

     

    Burger King Scholars Program: Recipients selected based on grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities, and/or community service. AWARD: up to $1,000 Deadline: Jan 10 Website: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram 

     

     

    FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) Essay Contest: (open to juniors and seniors) Write an 800-1000 word essay on freedom of speech in Academia. AWARD: $10,000 (1), $5000 (1), $1000 (3) awarded based upon essays + $500 (4) based upon random drawing Deadline: January 1 Website: www.thefire.org/contest

     

    Gates Millennium Scholars Program:  (Exceptional) Eligible students must be pursuing a major in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. Students must be African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American with a 3.3 minimum GPA. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership and should also be Pell Grant eligible. (significant need)  Award: varies (1000 available) Deadline: January 15 Website: www.gmsp.org 

     

    Ron Brown Scholar Program: For African-American students who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Go to website to download application! AWARD: $10,000 per year for four years (ten awarded). Deadline: Jan 9 Website: www.ronbrown.org

     

    SAE Engineering Scholarships: Intend to earn a degree in engineering or related science (examples: math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science) and meet minimum requirements in regard to GPA and ACT/SAT (varies by scholarship). Must begin application process online. AWARD: varies. Deadline: Jan 15 Website: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm 

     

     February Scholarships

     

    100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis Black History Essay Contest: Applicants must develop a 500-word essay in response to one of one of two essay prompts. Award: $500 (3rd place), $1000 (2nd place), $1500 (1st place) Deadline: Feb 28 Website: www.100blackmenstl.com 

     

    AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Selection based on ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college. You must describe an outstanding achievement. AWARD: $2,000 (up to 12 per branch office). Deadline: Feb 1, or when 10,000 applications are received. Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html 

     

    Buick Achievers Scholarship for students interested in a career in the automotive or related industries. Majors in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing, or design required. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals, unusual circumstances and other criteria, such as being a first-generation college student, female, minority, dependent of military personnel, etc. AWARD: up to $25,000/yr (100) Deadline: Feb 28. Website: www.buickachievers.com 

     

    Church's Chicken   $1,000.   225 scholarships available  February 15, 2016 Deadline  2.7 GPA minimum. www.SCHOLARSAPPLY.org/CHURCHSSCHOLARS

     

    Davidson Fellows Scholarship: (open to students 18 and younger) Awarded to student who have completed a significant piece of work in mathematics, science, literature, music, technology, philosophy, or outside the box. AWARD: multiple scholarships in the amounts of $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 Deadline: Feb 12 Website: http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows

     

     

    Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship (University of Missouri-Columbia): Open to all under-represented minority groups, this scholarship has traditionally been awarded to an African-American student. Applicants must have achieved 27+ on the ACT. AWARD: up to $12,500/ year (1) Deadline: Feb 28

     

    Jackie Robinson Scholarship: For minority students showing leadership potential and commitment to service. Must demonstrate financial need. ACT score of 21 required. You must apply online. AWARD: Up to $7,500 annually. Deadline: Feb 15. Website: www.jackierobinson.org.

     

     

    James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program: 2.5+ GPA is required, as well as financial need. Recipients selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Award: Covers tuition, books, supplies Deadline: Feb 1. 2017 Website: http://sms.scholarshipamerica,org/Westlake

     

    The NHS Scholarship (National Honor Society): The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), parent organization of the National Honor Society, has awarded NHS Scholarships since 1946, providing more than $12 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. AWARD: 300 Semifinalists will receive $1,500, 25 Finalists will receive $3,000, and the National Winner will receive $15,500 Deadline: Feb 16 Website: http://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship.aspx

     

    Ponder Freshman Minority Scholarship (Mizzou College of Business) Based on strong background in mathematics, highschool class rank, 3.0+ GPA, ACT score, and ethnicity and geographic location. AWARD: $5000. Deadline: Feb 1. Website: www.business.missouri.edu/scholarships . 

     

    Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest  $5,000 (16 awarded) Feb. 25, 2016 Deadline.  regions.com/ridingforward 

     

    Zonta International's Young Women in Public Affairs Award: Women only (ages 16-19) who have shown a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations. AWARD: $700 (1-local), $1,000 (1-district), $4,000 (10- international) DEADLINE: Feb 1. Website: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx 

     

     

    March Scholarships

     

    USPAACC Scholarships: (open to students 16 and older) Students must be enrolling in post-secondary education in the fall. Must be of Asian Pacific Island heritage (except for Bruce Lee Scholarship); possess a 3.3+ GPA; demonstrate leadership, service, and need. Winners must be able to attend CelebrAsian conference in June. Various scholarships available. AWARD: $2500- $5000 (amount varies) Deadline: March 13 Website: http://celebrasianconference.com/scholarships 

     

    Eagle Scout/American Legion Scholarship: Must be an active member of a Boy Scout Troup chartered to an American Legion Post or be the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, at least 15 years of age, and have received a religious emblem. AWARD: $10,000 (1), $2500 (3) Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout

     

    The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering: Awarded annually to a high school senior of an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Evaluation based upon GPA, internship/co-op experience and community involvement, honors/awards, recommendations, and essay responses. AWARD: $5000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.nspe.org/Students/Scholarships/blitman.html

     

    Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri: 3.0 GPA, financial need and involvement in extra-curricular activities are requirements of both scholarships. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in nursing or education. The Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship is not major specific. AWARD: $1000-$8000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.momason.org/programs 

     

    McDonald's Scholarship Academic Excellence Award $3,000 need-based.  20-25 awarded to St. Louis and Metro East students. Apply at McDonaldsSTL.com/AEA

     

    Stacy Smith Foundation Scholarships: Academic Scholarship must have an overall GPA of 3.3, must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher in a major course of study and must also complete a typed, 150 word essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Athletic scholarship must have an overall GPA of a 3.0, be a member of a high school athletic team, submit a letter of recommendation for one coach, and must also complete a typed, 150 word essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Hardship Scholarship must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must also complete a typed 250-word essay explaining situation, their contribution to the community, and why they are deserving of the scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance hallway. AWARD: $500 – 3 Separate Scholarships Deadline: March 1 Website: www.stacysmithfoundation.org 

     

    William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund: Applicant will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, potential and financial need. Must live in 1st Congressional District (St. Louis City and part of St. Louis County – not Kirkwood area) and be a registered voter (if qualified). AWARD: unknown. Deadline: March 2 Website: www.wlcsrf.org 

     

    American Chemical Society Scholarship: For minority students pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Awards based on academic achievement in the sciences (3.0+), leadership skills, school/community involvement and financial need. Must start application process online. AWARD: Up to $5000 Deadline: March 1 Website: www.acs.org/scholars

     

    Arnita Boswell Scholarship: Recognizes African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their studies to completion. Participation in religious, community, high school, political activities considered. 2.75+ GPA. Essay required.   $1000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.nhbwinc.com

     

    The William Pablo Feraldo Memorial Foundation Scholarship: Applicant must be male high school student, demonstrates financial need and receive a recommendation by a school official.  $2,000 - $5,000 (Renewable) Deadline: March 15 

     

    April Scholarships

     

    Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation: Awarded to children of incarcerated parents in the state of Missouri. Financial need is a consideration. Student must have a 2.5+ GPA. AWARD: $5000 (2) Deadline: April 15 Website: www.avasgrace.org

     

    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis: Interest free loans awarded on the basis of academic potential, personal character, and significant financial need. Must have a 2.0 GPA. AWARD: Renewable interest-free loan. Deadline: April 15 Website: www.sfstl.org

     

     

    Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship: For young men and women who reside in metro St Louis who would otherwise be unable to obtain post-secondary education. Financial need, active involvement in a church, 3.0+ GPA are among the selection criteria. AWARD: up to $500 Deadline: April 15 Website: http://www.stlgives.org

     

    Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, INC. Engineering Scholarship: Three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will enroll full-time in an accredited university to pursue a degree in civil, structural, environmental, rail, electrical, mechanical or computer engineering or land surveying.  $1,000 (3) Deadline: April 17 Website: www.twm-inc.com  

     

    McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award: The McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship is a onetime, $3,000 scholarship that, in partnership with the UNCF, is awarded to college-bound St. Louis and Metro East high school seniors (both young men and women) of African-American descent. McDonald's values education and offers scholarships to empower area youth and provide resources to help them attend college. AWARD: $3,000 Deadline: April 24 Website: https://scholarships.uncf.orgDecember Scholarships

     

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General Scholarship: Hispanic heritage and 3.0 GPA are the only requirements. $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline: Dec 15 Website: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships.

     

    AXA Foundation/U.S. News & World Report: Applicants must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college. AWARD: $10,000 (one per state) & $25,000 (10 nationwide). Deadline: Dec 15 or when 10,000 applications are received Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com

     

    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award (National Federation of Independent Business): For students who have started their own business (babysitting, lawn mowing, etc.).  $2,000 to $15,000. Deadline: Dec 18  Apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA 

     

    Scholarship Points Awards: College scholarship program to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. $10,000 Deadline: Dec 8 Website: https://www.studentscholarships.org 

     

    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships: Open to student’s enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. $5,000 (20) Deadline: Dec 5 Website: https://www.studentscholarships.org