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2020-21 Scholarships

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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

Horatio Alger Scholarship may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE OCT 25, 2020 at 11:30 PM...must intend to complete a Bachelors Degree (can start at a 2-year then transfer to a 4-year), minimum 2.0 GPA, must demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). 

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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE NOV 30, 2020...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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE DEC 1, 2020...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.

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 not yet updated for 2021-22...DUE DEC 4, 2020...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 not yet updated for 2021-22...DUE DEC 8, 2020...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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE DEC 11, 2020...applicant or parent must be involved in the pork industry. 

Burger King Scholars Program may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE DEC 15 (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.

WiseGeek Women in STEM Scholarship may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE DEC 31, 2020...must be a female high school student interested in a STEM career.

National FFA Scholarships may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE JAN 14, 2021...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

MSTA Northwest Region Student Scholarship not yet updated for 2021-22...DUE TO MHS COUNSELOR JAN 22, 2021...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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE JAN 31, 2021...Minimum 3.0 GPA, Preference will be given to anyone pursuing a degree in entomology or a related field.

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 $250 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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 1, 2021...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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 1, 2021...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 not yet updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 12, 2021 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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 12, 2021...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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...FEB 15 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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 15, 2021...applicant must be child or grandchild (including step) of a member-level MFA customer. 

Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness Scholarship may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 15, 2021...write a 1200-1500 word essay that describes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on yourself, your family or community, and what you've learned in light of coping with the brain disorder.

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 may not yet be updated for 2021-22...DUE FEB 23, 2021...must plan to pursue an agriculture-related degree. 

**website still under construction. 2021-22 Updates have been made up to this point. Keep checking back for further progress.

Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA) Scholarship...DUE FEB 26, 2021...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).

Nodaway County Chorale Scholarship...DUE MAR 1, 2021...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.

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2021...apply for several scholarships in NW Missouri with one application. Various criteria for the many scholarships. Complete the "Qualifying Questions" on the webstie to determine which scholarships you will be eligible for.

Missouri Courage Scholarships...DUE MAR 1, 2021...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.

Missouri Assn Mutual Insurance Company Scholarship (Farmer's Mutual)...DUE MAR 1, 2021...must attend a MO college, university, community college, or vocational school. Eight state-wide scholarships awarded, then applications are forwarded to the local companies (Farmers Mutual of Nodaway County) for additional scholarship consideration. 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.

Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship...DUE MAR 5, 2021...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 5, 2021...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. 10, 2021...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 14, 2021...must bea Missouri female who has been active in golf activities.

Maryville Pride Lions Club General Scholarship...DUE MAR 15, 2021 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, 2021 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 MARCH 15, 2021...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.

SAE Scholarships...DUE MAR 15, 2021...Must major in engineering or other related science, including math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science, etc. Several different categories of scholarships available.

Missouri Farm Bureau Charles E Kruse Agricultural Scholarship...DUE MAR 15, 2021...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 (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...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.

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship...DUE MAR 18, 2021...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.

Maryville Knights of Columbus Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2021...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, 2021...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.

Women Legislators of Missouri Scholarship...DUE MAR 31, 2021...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?"

Wells Bank Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2021....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 (

Missouri Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship....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. 

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship...DUE APR 1, 2021...must pursue one of the following majors: aerospace engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, physics.

United Producers, Inc Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2021...Applicants can (but are not required to) be a child/grandchild of a UPI member. Applicants can (but are not required to) study in an agriculture related field. 

The Ike Foundation Scholarship...DUE APRIL 1, 2021...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.

Maryville FUMC Howard Wood Ringold Scholarship...DUE APR 8 by 4:30 pm....Must be affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Maryville, or the Wesley Center at Northwest Missouri State University.  

Ava's Grace Scholarship....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, 2021...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.

Abrielle Neff Foundation Scholarship...DUE APR 16, 2021...All MHS seniors are eligible to apply. One or more MHS students will be awarded scholarships.

Maryville R-II CTA Laura B Hawkins Scholarship...DUE APR 23, 2021...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 23, 2021...Must have taken business classes at Maryville High School (through Northwest Technical School). Will be awarded to an MHS student.

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, 2021...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.

Nodaway County Farm Bureau Scholarship...DUE MAY 1, 2021 at 5 pm....parent must be a Nodaway County Farm Bureau members.

Nodaway County Rotary Jim Fall Scholarship
...DUE MAY 14, 2021...for students pursuing a degree in community journalism, communication, or graphic design.

Alpha Gamma Sigma MU Scholarship...DUE JULY 31, 2021...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.