Scholarships

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Class of 2024 Scholarships

***Scholarships printed in Italics may not be updated for the current school year. As they are confirmed and updated, they will be changed to regular font***

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


Coca Cola Scholars Foundation....DUE OCT 2, 2023 by 4 pm....Minimum 3.0 GPA

AES Engineering Services Scholarship....DUE OCT 8, 2023...All students are eligible to apply...DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ENGINEERING CLASSES OR COURSE OF STUDY!

Missouri Cattlemen Foundation Scholarship....DUE OCT. 13, 2023....Student or parent must be a member of the MO Cattlemen's Association or the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to a degree program within the agricultural field, but not required.

MASFAP Who's Making a Difference Scholarship...DUE OCT 15, 2023...Must plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or technical school in Missouri.

Wendy's High School Heisman...DUE OCT. 17, 2023 before 5 pm...Minimum 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one high school sport, demonstrate involvement in the community

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing...DUE NOV 6, 2023 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)

John T. Belcher MSBA FutureBuilders Scholarship ...DUE NOV 8, 2023 (turn in to Mrs. Houtchens)...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. Click here to see the Scholarship Scoring Guide-- it will give you details needed to make your application stronger.  One MHS student will receive a $250 scholarship.

Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship...DUE NOV 13, 2023 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!!

Hagan Scholarship Foundation...DUE DEC 1, 2023...Minimum 3.5 GPA, show financial need (Household income must not exceed $85,000), 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, 2023...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, 2023 ...Must be accepted to the University of Missouri-Columbia in order to apply. Fill out one applicationto 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, 2023...Must apply for admission to Missouri S&T by Nov. 14, minimum 31 ACT Superscore, minimum 3.75 GPA.

Maryville Rotary Club Frank Felton Farm Youth Award and Scholarship ...DUE DEC 15, 2023...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 (your major does NOT have to be ag related).

MO Pork Association Youth Ambassador Program ...DUE DEC 15, 2023...applicant or parent must be involved in the pork industry. 

Burger King Scholars Program... DUE DEC 15, 2023 (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.

Brain Injury Association of Missouri Scholarship....DUE DEC 15, 2023....for students who have sustained a brain injury (concussion, traumatic brain injury, or anything in between).

Rove Pest Control Scholarship ....DUE DEC 31, 2023...Minimum 3.0 GPA, Preference will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.

Missouri Daughters of American Revolution Scholarships...DUE JAN 1, 2024...Various scholarships available. Check the application website for details.

National FFA Scholarships...DUE JAN 11, 2024...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!

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship....DUE JAN 16, 2024...must be an active 4-H or FFA member who has participated in the Missouri State Fair as a youth exhibitor.

JCI Senate Scholarship...DUE JAN 19, 2024....must plan to continue education at an accredited college or university in the US. If you're having trouble with the Microsoft Word application on the website, here is a Google Doc link (make a copy, then you can fill it out): JCI Senate Scholarship

JCI Senate Vocational Scholarship...DUE JAN 19, 2024....must plan to continue education at an accredited vocational or industrial school within the US. If you're having trouble with the Microsoft Word application on the website, here is a Google Doc link (make a copy, then you can fill it out): JCI Senate Vocational Scholarship.


MSTA Northwest Region Student Scholarship ...DUE TO MRS HOUTCHENS JAN 19, 2024...submit this application to the MHS counseling office to be considered to be Maryville R-II's nominee for the regional scholarship.

Conservation Federation of Missouri Scholarships...DUE JAN 31, 2024...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.

Missouri Conservation Agents Scholarship...DUE FEB 1, 2024...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, 2023...minimum 2.5 GPA, family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less and FAFSA EFC of $7000 or less. 


Elk's Foundation Legacy Award...DUE FEB 5, 2024...parent or grandparent must be an Elks member.

Louis and Grace Stelter Scholarship ...DUE FEB 9, 2024 by 3 pm to MHS Counseling Office...minimum 3.25 GPA, must plan to attend a 4-year university in the fall of 2024, must have work experience. Two MHS students will each receive a $3500 scholarship!

Missouri Stem Signing Day Scholarship...DUE FEB 15, 2024....must plan to pursue a STEM career path (degree or certificate program) in Fall 2024 at a Missouri 2-year, 4-year, or technical college.

Tenaska Clear Creek Wind Scholarship...DUE FEB 16, 2024...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. Scholarships will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Maryville High School, North Nodaway High School, and/or West Nodaway High School.

Missouri Corn Scholarship...DUE FEB 16, 2024...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, 2024 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 Mrs. Houtchens 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, 2024...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.

Missouri Knights of Columbus Scholarships...DUE FEB 20, 2024...(to access the application on the Knights webpage, scroll to the section titled "Family" and click on "Scholarship Forms Folder). Student or parent must be a member of the Knights of Columbus. See last page of the application for additional criteria for the various scholarships offered.

Farm Kids for College Scholarship ...DUE FEB 20, 2024...must plan to pursue an agriculture-related degree. 

RootEd Career or Technical Scholarship...DUE BY 8 AM FEB 27, 2024...This is a one-time $375 scholarship that can be used toward tuition at a trade or technical school, and/or can be used to purchase tools, equipment, etc for a career bound student. The goal of this scholarship is to empower students to pursue career training by providing support toward expenses. One MHS student will receive this scholarship.

Cody Lee Stiens Memorial Scholarship...DUE FEB 28, 2024...Four $2000 scholarships will be awarded to students in Nodaway County who will attend a trade/technical school with the goal of obtaining a degree or certification leading towards employment in a related field.

Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA) Scholarship...DUE FEB. 29, 2024...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).

SAE Scholarships...DUE FEB 29, 2024 (OPENS FEB 1)...Must major in engineering or other related science, including math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science, etc. Several different categories of scholarships available.

FCS Financial Scholarship....DUE MAR 1, 2024...must be the child or grandchild of an FCSF customer.

Nodaway Chorale Scholarship.....DUE MAR 1, 2024...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. Must include a 2-5 minute video or audio recording of a vocal performance. They are not necessarily looking for the most accomplished singer or someone who plans to sing professionally, but rather for a young person who is joyfully passionalte about singing.

Nucor Foundation Children of Nucor Scholarship...DUE MAR 1, 2024...Parent or step-parent must be a qualified employee of Nucor.

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2024...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.

Missouri Courage Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2024...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.

Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri......DUE MAR 1, 2024....Three different scholarships available, 2 for any major (Masonic Merit, Samuel Smith Stewart), 1 for education or health fields (Ruth Lutes Bachman). See website for more details.

Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri Community College Scholarship...DUE MAR 1, 2024...Must attend a community college in Missouri. See website for more details.

Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship...DUE MAR 1, 2024...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!

Hagan Scholarship Foundation (spring application period)...DUE MAR 1, 2024...Minimum 3.5 GPA, show financial need (2022 Adjusted Gross Household income must not exceed $100,000), attend a 4-year college, hold a job. Start early, as there are many steps to this application. Students who applied during the fall application period should NOT reapply. Follow directions carefully.

American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship....DUE MAR 1, 2024...must be a direct descendant of a veteran who servied in the US Armed Forces and was honorably discharged. Must have completed 50 hours of volunteer community service during high school

Missouri Women's Golf Association Scholarship...DUE MAR 9, 2024...must be a Missouri female who has been active in golf activities.

MARE (Missouri Association of Rural Education) Scholarship...DUE MAR. 13, 2024...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. (on the website linked above, make sure you select the HS senior scholarship, not the college scholarship).

Missouri Assn Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship (Farmer's Mutual)...DUE MAR 15, 2024...all seniors are eligible to apply. 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.

Mosaic Life Care Scholarships...DUE MAR 15, 2024 (for most, some vary)...several scholarships offered for students pursuing various medical/nursing/healthcare degrees. See website for the criteria for each scholarship.

State Technical College of Missouri Foundation Scholarships...DUE MAR 15, 2024....must have applied to State Tech. Complete one application to apply for over 50 scholarships for State Tech students.

Maryville Pride Lions Club Brendan O'Riley Scholarship...DUE MAR 18, 2024 by noon (turn in to Mrs. Houtchens)....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). One or more MHS students will receive this $1000 scholarship.

Maryville Pride Lions Club Technical School Scholarship...DUE MAR 18, 2024 by noon (turn in to Mrs. Houtchens)...open to any senior from Maryville, West Nodaway, Jefferson, South Nodaway, or Northeast Nodaway who will enroll as a full-time student at a trade or technical school immediately following high school. 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 18, 2024 by noon (turn in to Mrs. Houtchens)...Must have some type of visual impairment. If you apply for this scholarship, you are prohibited from applying for the Pride Lions Brenden O'Riley Memorial Scholarship and/or the Pride Lions Technical School Scholarship. This scholarship is open to seniors from MHS, West Nodaway, Jefferson, South Nodaway, and Northeast Nodaway.

Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship...DUE MAR 22, 2024...Must be a female Missouri resident. Write a 500 word essay on this topic, "If you were a state legislator, what is one law you would work to pass and why?"

Abrielle Neff Foundation Scholarship...DUE March 25, 2024...All 2024 MHS graduates are eligible to apply - available for students attending college, university, technical school. First make a copy of the google doc, then you can fill it out. One or more scholarships will be awarded to MHS students.

Northwest Missouri Financial Women Scholarship...DUE MAR 28, 2024...must be female, 3.0 GPA, pursue a degree in a business or finance related area. Please make a copy of the Google Doc, then fill out, print, and mail to the address provided on the application.

Northwest Missouri Association of School Administrators (NWMASA) Scholarship...DUE MAR 28, 2024...must pursue a degree in education OR must be the child of a member of NWMASA who is pursuing any degree or certification.

NAMI Missouri Youth Ambassador Mental Health Scholarship...DUE MAR 29, 2024...NAMI Missouri will award $1000 scholarships to two high school seniors who demonstrate an understanding of the significant role mental health plays in our everyday lives.

Savannah Domann Memorial Volleyball Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2023...any volleyball player is eligible to apply.

Maryville Knights of Columbus Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2024...(make a copy of this Google Doc, save to your drive, then fill it out, print, and mail it to the address provided on the application)...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 Charles E Kruse Agricultural Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2024...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.

Missouri Farm Bureau Vocational Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2024...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.

Maryville Garden Club Scholarship....DUE APR 1, 2024....must attend a Nodaway County high school, must be enrolling in a college, university, trade school, or other institution of higher learning.

North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarships...DUE APR 1, 2024, BY 4:30 pm...for students who will attend NCMC. Complete one application to apply for over 50 different scholarships.

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship...DUE APR 1 by 3pm...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 BY 3PM...must pursue one of the following majors at a 4-year accredited university: aerospace engineering, computer engineering, computer science, cyber/cybersecurity, electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, mathematics, or physics. Must be willing to consider a paid internship with Lockheed Martin while in college (not a requirement).

Northwest Missouri State University Standard Scholarship....DUE APRIL 1, 2024...Must be accepted to Northwest. Fill out one application to apply for several scholarships. Access the application by logging into CatPAWS, select the Student tab, and then select the Standard Scholarship Application box.  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 $225 scholarship

  2. Northwest Nancy Goff Memorial Scholarship: awarded to a student who plans to become a teacher. One MHS student will receive this $450 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 $800 scholarship.

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

  5. Northwest Promise for Ag Sciences Scholarship. Awarded to a student who will pursue a degree in the NW School of Ag Sciences, has agricultural work experience, and qualifies for the NW Promise Program. One MHS student will receive this $5000 scholarship.

Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship ...DUE APR 1, 2024 by 4 pm...write a 1200-1500 word essay or submit a video of 4 minutes or less 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.

Connections Bank Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2024....Must attend a 4-year university. Local scholarships are awarded. Applications can be dropped off to the Maryville Connections Bank location or submitted through email to scholarship@connections.bank.

United Producers, Inc Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2024...Applicants can be a child/grandchild of a UPI member or can be nominated by a member.

The Ike Foundation Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2024...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.

Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2023 to MHS Counseling Office (date listed on application is April 20, but it must be to MHS Counseling office by April 1)...must plan to attend college in Missouri.

Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2024...student or parent must be a Knights of Columbus member, must plan to attend a Catholic college entering a bachelor's degree program.

Leadership Northwest Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2024....must plan to attend a vocational school, community collge, 4-year college, or university.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County Scholarship....DUE APRIL 1, 2024...for students who are currently, or have previously been, matched as "Littles" in the BBBS Nodaway County program.

Maryville FUMC Howard Wood Ringold Scholarship...DUE APR 3, 2023 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 Young Players Scholarship...DUE APRIL 9, 2022...Available to students who participated in MYP at least one year.

Northwest Missouri Docudrama Scholarship...DUE APRIL 12, 2024...Minimum 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or technical school. Must pursue education in Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, Fire and Disaster Management or related field.

Insuring Rural Communities Scholarship...DUE APRIL 15, 2024...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 and have minimum 2.0 GPA.

Nodaway Masonic Lodge #470 Scholarship...DUE APRIL 15, 2024...must be a graduate of a Nodaway County high school, must attend an accredited college/tech school. Two $500 scholarships to be awarded.

Ava's Grace Scholarship....DUE APRIL 15, 2024...for Missouri students who have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in a US penitentiary (state or federal). Must demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA and have minimum 2.0 GPA.

Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship...DUE APRIL 15, 2024...minimum 2.5 GPA, must enroll full time in a community college, technical school, trade school or apprenticeship program in a field leading to work in the construction trades (carpentry, construction management, electrical, HVAC, welding, etc).

Maryville R-II CTA Laura B Hawkins Scholarship...DUE APR 19, 2024...Minimum 3.0 GPA, must plan to become a teacher at the elementary, middle , or high school level. Will be awarded to an MHS student.

Margie E Burch Scholarship...DUE APR 19, 2024...Must have taken business classes at Maryville High School (through Northwest Technical School). Will be awarded to an MHS student.

MO Sons of the American Legion Scholarship...DUE APRIL 20, 2023...must be a member of the Sons of the American Legion or the Junior Auxiliary.

MO American Legion MD Jack Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship...DUE APRIL 20, 2023...must be the descendent of an armed forces veteran, must plan a career as a registered nurse.

MO American Legion Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship...DUE APRIL 20, 2023...must be the descendent of an armed forces veteran, must have attend MO Boys State, MO Girls State, or MO Cadet Patrol.

MO American Legion Joseph J Frank Scholarship...DUE APRIL 20, 2023...must be the descendent of an armed forces veteran, must have attended MO Boys State, MO Girls State, or MO Cadet Patrol.

MO American Legion Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship...DUE APRIL 20, 2023...must be the descendent of an armed forces veteran, must plan to major in education or a related field.

MO American Legion Charles L Bacon Memorial Scholarship...DUE APRIL 20, 2023...must be a member or a descendent of a member of The American Legion Family (Legion Member, Auxiliary Member, SAL Member).

Maryville Business Women of Missouri Scholarship...DUE APRIL 28, 2023...Open to all Nodaway County students

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship....DUE APRIL 28, 2023....must pursue post-secondary education in either Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, minimum 2.5 GPA. 

United Electric AECI Scholarship...DUE APRIL 28, 2023...Must attend a 2 or 4 year postsecondary institution, with a program of study involving science, technology, or computing.

MO Society of Professional Engineers Northwest Chapter Scholarship...DUE APRIL 30 2024...3.0 GPA, ACT Math of 26, ACT English of 24, must enroll in an Engineering program at one of the institutions listed on the application. Make a copy of this Google Doc, complete the application, then print and mail it to the address listed on the application.

Nodaway County Farm Bureau Scholarship...DUE MAY 8, 2023 at 4 pm....parent must be a Nodaway County Farm Bureau member.

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

RootEd Undergraduate Scholarship....DUE MAY 15, 2024...must have attended a RootEd high school (MHS is one), enroll in a bachelor's degree seeking program, demonstrate financial need with a FAFSA SAI less than 17,500 or have significant extenuating circumstances. 30 scholarships of up to $12,000 to be awarded. All MHS seniors who meet the eligibility criteria should apply!

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.

Tarkio Tech Larry L Yates Welding Scholarship...DUE JULY 1, 2023...to be awarded to a Nodaway County student who will enroll in the Tarkio Tech welding program. Click here for more information.

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.