Scholarships

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2021-22 Scholarships

Click on the name of the scholarship to access the scholarship application or the scholarship website. 

Missouri Cattlemen Foundation Scholarship....DUE SEPT 30, 2021....Student or parent must be a member of the MO Cattlemen's Association or the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association. Preference given to a degree program within the agricultural field, but not required.

AES Engineering Services Scholarship....DUE OCT 8, 2021...All students are eligible to apply...DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ENGINEERING CLASSES OR COURSE OF STUDY!

Wendy's High School Heisman...DUE OCT. 19, 2021...Minimum 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one high school sport, demonstrate involvement in the community

Coca Cola Scholars Foundation....DUE OCT 31, 2021 by 4 pm....Minimum 3.0 GPA

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing...DUE NOV. 5, 2021 by 10:59 pm....Must be female (or genderqueer or non-binary) and have computing/technology related achievements and interests. If you win the award, then you are eligible for additional scholarships from participating colleges (see website for details)

Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship...DUE NOV 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm...Scholarships awarded at local, state, and national levels and are renewable for 4 years. We usually have one or more students who receive this scholarship each year! Apply!!

SWCS Show-Me Chapter Scholarship ...DUE NOV 29, 2021...must plan to major in a conservation or a natural-resource related field.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation...DUE DEC 1, 2021...Minimum 3.75 GPA, show financial need (FAFSA EFC must be less than $6500), attend a 4-year college, hold a job. Start early, as there are many steps to this application. Follow directions carefully.

Nodaway County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship ...DUE DEC 1, 2021...minimum 2.5 GPA; preference may be given to students with their area of study in the field of agriculture and food production, but students pursuing non-agricultural degrees are still eligible and are encouraged to apply. One MHS student will receive this $1000 scholarship. Everyone should apply!

MU Annual Scholarship...DUE DEC 1, 2021 - ...Must be accepted to the University of Missouri-Columbia in order to apply. Fill out one application to apply for all general and departmental scholarships from Mizzou. All students who plan to attend Mizzou should apply!

Missouri S&T Chancellor's Scholarship...DUE DEC 1, 2021...Must apply to the University of MO-Rolla by Nov. 13, minimum 31 ACT, minimum 3.75 GPA.

Maryville Rotary Club Frank Felton Farm Youth Award and Scholarship ...DUE DEC 3, 2021...This award is presented annually to a student from Nodaway County that is involved in agriculture as well as school activities, community projects, church, and clubs. The recipient will be awarded a $500 scholarship to Northwest Missouri State University in any field of study.

John T. Belcher MSBA FutureBuilders Scholarship ...DUE DEC 6, 2021...all MHS students are eligible to apply. The Maryville R-II school board will select one applicant from MHS to receive a $250 scholarship and enter the statewide scholarship competition. One MHS student will receive a $250 scholarship.

MO Pork Association Youth Ambassador Program ...DUE DEC 15, 2021...applicant or parent must be involved in the pork industry. 

Burger King Scholars Program DUE DEC 15, 2021 (but application will close once 50,000 applications are received, even if it's before Dec. 15)...nation-wide scholarship program, many awards given - some for Burger King employees, some for the general public. See application website for more details.

National FFA Scholarships...DUE JAN 5, 2022...Separate scholarships available for FFA members AND for non-FFA members. Do not have to be an FFA member to apply! Fill out one application to apply for more than 1800 scholarships!

JCI Senate Scholarship...DUE JAN 14, 2022....all are eligible to apply

Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA) Scholarship...DUE JAN 14, 2022...must declare an accounting major at a Missouri college/university. Must be a student member of MOCPA, which is free of charge and can be obtained online (details on the application website).

MSTA Northwest Region Student Scholarship ...DUE TO MHS COUNSELOR JAN 25, 2022...submit this application to your MHS counselor to be considered to be Maryville R-II's nominee for the regional scholarship.

Rove Pest Control Scholarship ....DUE JAN 31, 2021...Minimum 3.0 GPA, Preference will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.

AllTrucking Women in Trucking Scholarship...DUE JAN 31, 2022...for any woman who is pursuing a career in the transportation industry.


Conservation Federation of Missouri Scholarships...DUE JAN 31, 2022...Various scholarships offered, see details on the webpage. Must major in a conservation related field at a Missouri college or university. High school students will be eligible for the Charles P. Bell Scholarship, the Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship, the Minority Natural Resource Scholarship, and the Nana Family Scholarship. There is a separate application for each.

Northwest Missouri State University Standard Scholarship....DUE FEB 1, 2022...Must be accepted to Northwest. Fill out one application to apply for several scholarships. All students who plan to attend NWMSU should apply!!!
***By completing the Northwest Standard Scholarship, you are applying for several scholarships, including but not limited to:

  1. Northwest Neta Derry Memorial Scholarship: awarded to an energetic and dedicated student who values learning. One MHS student will receive this $200 scholarship

  2. Northwest Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a student who plans to become a teacher. One MHS student will receive this $250 scholarship.

  3. Northwest Dennis Dau Scholarship: awarded to a student who has participated in MHS band and plans to be involved in instrumental performance at NWMSU. One MHS student will receive this $700 scholarship.

  4. Northwest Maryville Host Lions Club Scholarship. One MHS student will receive this $1000 scholarship.


Missouri Conservation Agents Scholarship...DUE FEB 1, 2022...must pursue a degree in biology, wildlife management, forestry, fisheries, ecology, agriculture, criminal justice or a field of study closely related to the preceding subjects.

James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship ....DUE FEB 1, 2022...minimum 2.5 GPA, family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and FAFSA EFC of $7000 or less. 

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship....DUE FEB 1, 2022...must be an active 4-H or FFA member who has participated in the Missouri State Fair as a youth exhibitor.

Elk's Foundation Legacy Award...DUE FEB 7, 2022...parent or grandparent must be an Elks member.

Louis and Grace Stelter Scholarship ...DUE FEB 11, 2022 by 3 pm to MHS Counselors...minimum 3.25 GPA, must plan to attend a 4-year university in the fall of 2021, must have work experience (written reference from employer is required). Two MHS students will each receive a $3000 scholarship!

Tenaska Clear Creek Wind Scholarship...DUE FEB 11, 2022...Must plan to attend a two- or four-year post-secondary education program at an accredited institution. Family members of Tenaska employees are not eligible to receive scholarship funds. A total of $3000 in scholarships will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Maryville High School and/or North Nodaway High School.

Missouri Corn Scholarship...DUE FEB 11, 2022...must attend a 2 or 4 year Missouri college or university and major in agronomy or a related field.

Missouri Gaming Association Project 21 Scholarship ....FEB 15, 2022 deadline for article, poster, or video display. Actual scholarship submission deadline is MARCH 1.....must write an article or create a poster or video on the topic of underage gambling. The article, poster, or video must be published or displayed between Dec. 1 and Feb. 15. See your MHS counselor for help with this. Our students have had good luck with this scholarship in the past. Give it a try!

MFA Foundation Scholarship...DUE FEB 15, 2022...applicant must be child or grandchild (including step) of a member or qualified MFA customer. Preference given to those furthering their education in agriculture or other fields that benefit rural life, but this is not an application requirement.

NW Missouri Assoc. of School Administrators Scholarship not yet updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 19, 2021 to MHS counselor....Must pursue a degree in education OR must be the child of a member of NWMASA pursuing any degree. MHS can nominate one student. Turn in your application to your MHS counselor by Feb. 19, and from these applications, one student will be selected to nominate for the scholarship.

Farm Kids for College Scholarship ...DUE FEB 22, 2022...must plan to pursue an agriculture-related degree. 

Nodaway County Chorale Scholarship.....DUE MAR 1, 2022...applicants must demonstrate a passion for vocal music. Any major is eligible, but preference may be given to applicants who intend to continue advanced study in fields related to choral music.

Nucor Foundation Community Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2022...Must major in engineering or metallurgy. Eligibility for this scholarship rotates each year among counties where Nucor has a place of business. For 2022, Nodaway County students are eligible. Read the instructions carefully on this Information Page for specific instructions about your online application. $3500 scholarship, renewable for 4 years.

Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship ...DUE MAR 1, 2022...write a 1200-1500 word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer's disease or another dementia-relate illness on yourself, your family or community, and what you've learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2022 (application opens on Jan. 15) ...apply for several scholarships in NW Missouri with one application. Various criteria for the many scholarships. Complete the "Qualifying Questions" on the website to determine which scholarships you will be eligible for. All MHS seniors should complete the qualifying questions to see if you are eligible for any of these. Odds are good!

Missouri Courage Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2022...For students who have demonstrated commitment (or show great potential) to work for change in their community to advance the lives of LGBTQ people or impact other social justice causes.

Midland Empire Equality Coalition Scholarship...MAR 1, 2022 (must be received by then)....Must identify as LGBTQ+ or be a child of a person who identifies as such, and is from the Midland Empire Area (Northwest Missouri, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Nebraska, Southwest Iowa).

Evergy Craft Scholarship...DUE MAR 1, 2022...submit 2 complete applications by March 1 (one application for Evergy and a second application for the Ellis Foundation. The information to complete the Ellis application will be sent to you upon completion of the Evergy application). M ust pursue an associates degree in Electric Power and Distribution or Wind/Renewable Energy. Must complete an interview and a job shadow. View website for more information: https://www.evergy.com/community/scholarship-opportunities. Or view this flyer for more information.

Missouri Assn Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship (Farmer's Mutual)...DUE MAR 4, 2022...must attend a MO college, university, community college, or vocational school. DO NOT need to be a policy holder at Farmer's Mutual to apply, but preference may be given to those whose parents or grandparents are. 24 statewide scholarships to be awarded....Additionally, if you indicate in the application that you are affiliated with Farmers Mutual of Nodaway County, your application will be forwarded to the local office to review for a local $1000 scholarship.


Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship...DUE MAR 4, 2022...minimum 2.5 GPA, MO resident, must enroll in a MOACAC (MO Assn of College Admission Counseling) member institution. See the application website for a list of eligible colleges - there are lots on the list!

Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship...DUE MAR 4, 2022...Must plan to pursue college studies in a banking-related degree program. Application requires signature of a Missouri Bankers Association Member Bank. Ask your bank if they are a member. Many are!

MARE (Missouri Association of Rural Education) Scholarship...DUE MAR. 11, 2022...must attend a MARE member school district (Maryville R-II is a member), must attend a Missouri college or university to pursue a teacher education degree, and express a desire to teach in a rural community.

Missouri Women's Golf Association Scholarship...DUE MAR 12, 2022...must be a Missouri female who has been active in golf activities.

Maryville Pride Lions Club General Scholarship...DUE MAR 15, 2022 by noon (turn in to MHS counselors)....All MHS seniors are eligible. You can apply for only ONE Pride Lions scholarship (choose to apply for either this one OR for the Pride Lions Gordon Monk Scholarship listed below).

Maryville Pride Lions Gordon Monk Scholarship...DUE MAR 15, 2022 by noon (turn in to MHS counselors)...Must have some type of visual impairment. You can apply for only ONE Pride Lions scholarship (choose to apply for either this one OR for the Pride Lions General Scholarship listed above).

Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri......DUE MAR 15, 2022....Three different scholarships available, 2 for any major (Masonic Merit and Samuel Smith Stewart), 1 for education or health fields (Ruth Lutes Bachman). See website for more details.

Missouri Farm Bureau Charles E Kruse Agricultural Scholarship...DUE MAR 15, 2022...parent or guardian must hold a current Farm Bureau membership, must enroll in a 4-year Missouri college or university with a declared major in an agricultural field.

Mosaic Life Care Scholarships...DUE MAR 15, 2022 (for most, some vary)...several scholarships offered for students pursuing various medical/nursing/healthcare degrees. See website for the criteria for each scholarship.

Northwest Missouri Docudrama Scholarship...not yet updated for 2021-22 DUE MAR 17, 2021 by end of school day...minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college, must express interest in pursuing Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Fire and Disaster Management, or related field.

SAE Scholarships...DUE MAR 21, 2022...Must major in engineering or other related science, including math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science, etc. Several different categories of scholarships available.

Maryville Knights of Columbus Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2022...must be an active parishioner of St. Gregory's in Maryville, St. Benedict's in Burlington Junction, or St. Paul's in Tarkio.

Missouri Farm Bureau Vocational Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2022...student or parent must be Farm Bureau member. Must pursue a degree or certification in field related to and supportive of agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to: Heavy Equipment Operations, Electronics, Welding, and Diesel and Farm Machinery Repair. Students pursuing a 4-year degree are not eligible. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship...DUE MAR 24, 2022...Must be a female Missouri resident. Write a 500 word essay on this topic, "If you were a state legislator, what would you hope to accomplish and why?"

North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarships...DUE APR 1, 2022...for students who will attend NCMC. Complete one application to apply for over 50 different scholarships.

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship...DUE APR 1, 2022...must enroll part- or full-time at a vocational technical school, trade school, or two-year community college. Must pursue an associate degree, certificate or industry-recognized credential in one of the fields listed on the application including Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Technologies, Mechanic & Repair Technologies, or Precision Production.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship...DUE APR 1, 2022...must pursue one of the following majors: aerospace engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, physics.

Wells Bank Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2022....all MHS seniors are eligible. Local scholarships are awarded. Applications can be dropped off to the Maryville Wells Bank location, or submitted through email to Gina Bradley (GBradley@wells-bank.com).

Missouri Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship....may not yet be updated for 2021-22 DUE APR 1, 2021...must be a son or daughter of (1) those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responder OR (2) those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service OR (3) those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty. Four Missouri students will be awarded a scholarship. 

United Producers, Inc Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2022...Applicants can be a child/grandchild of a UPI member or can be nominated by a member.

The Ike Foundation Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2022...must enroll full-time at a 2- or 4-year college or university, preferably fishing/conservation related major, but not a requirement; minimum 3.2 GPA. Must write a personal statement of how fishing has impacted your life and prepared you for college.

United Electric AECI Scholarship...DUE APRIL 5, 2022...Must attend a 2 or 4 year postsecondary institution, with a program of study involving science, technology, or computing.

Maryville Young Players Scholarship...DUE APRIL 9, 2022...Available to students who participated in MYP at least one year.

Maryville FUMC Howard Wood Ringold Scholarship...DUE APR 14, 2022 by 4:30 pm....Must be affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Maryville, or the Wesley Center at Northwest Missouri State University.  

Maryville R-II CTA Laura B Hawkins Scholarship...DUE APR 14, 2022...Minimum 3.0 GPA, must plan to major in elementary, middle, or secondary education. Will be awarded to an MHS student.

Margie E Burch Scholarship...DUE APR 14, 2022...Must have taken business classes at Maryville High School (through Northwest Technical School). Will be awarded to an MHS student.

Maryville Business Women of Missouri Scholarship...DUE APRIL 15, 2022...Open to all Nodaway County students

Ava's Grace Scholarship....may not yet be updated for 2021-22 DUE APRIL 15, 2021...for Missouri students who have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in a US penitentiary (state or federal).

Insuring Rural Communities Scholarship...DUE APRIL 15, 2022...must be a student from a rural area in MO or IL. Must pursue a degree or certificate in health care, information technology, or risk management. Must demonstrate financial need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County Scholarship....DUE APRIL 25, 2022...for students who are currently, or have previously been, matched as "Littles" in the BBBS Nodaway County program.

Abrielle Neff Foundation Scholarship...DUE APRIL 27, 2022...All 2022 MHS graduates are eligible to apply.

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship....DUE APRIL 29, 2022....must pursue post-secondary education in either Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, minimum 2.5 GPA. 

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Northwest Chapter Scholarship...DUE APR 30, 2022....3.0 GPA, Math ACT of 26 and English ACT of 24, must enroll in an engineering program at one of the institutions listed on the application, or in a pre-engineering program with plans in place to transfer to one of the institutions listed. Last year there were three applicants and $1500 scholarships were awarded to each!

Nodaway County Farm Bureau Scholarship...DUE MAY 1, 2022 at 5 pm....parent must be a Nodaway County Farm Bureau members. One MHS student will receive this $1000 scholarship.

Richard Allenbrand Memorial Scholarship by Hometown Comfort...DUE MAY 2, 2022...for a 2022 MHS graduate who will pursue further education in the trades.

Nodaway County Rotary Jim Fall Scholarship...DUE MAY 11, 2022...for students pursuing a degree in community journalism, communication, or graphic design.

Sig Ep Balanced Man Scholarship...DUE JUNE 1...for male students who will attend a university with a SigEp chapter. There is no obligation to join SigEp to be eligible. See the application website to determine if your college is eligible.

Mosaic Lifecare Scholarships...DUE JUNE 15, 2022...Various scholarships available. See website for details and criteria for each.

Nodaway Lodge Masons Scholarship...DUE JUNE 10, 2022...Minimum 2.75 GPA, must become a full time student at an accredited college, university, community college, or vocational program.

Alpha Gamma Sigma MU Scholarship...DUE SEPT 1, 2022...Must be a male who will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. Students do not need to join Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity to apply for the scholarship.