ACT School Code: 260065
ACT 2021-2022 Test Dates (ACHS):
- Sept. 11
- Oct. 23
- Dec. 11
- Feb. 12
- Apr. 2
Missouri National Guard
United States Army
Air National Guard
Most scholarships will ask one or both of the following essay questions:
What are your future plans and goals?
Why do you believe you deserve this scholarship?
Students should prepare 500-word essays addressing each of the questions. It would also be helpful to keep a 250-word version of both essays, as some scholarships request shorter essays. It would also be acceptable to address both of the questions in a single essay.
Letters of Recommendation:
Many scholarships require applicants to attach one or more letters of recommendation. Students should request three letters of recommendation from teachers, youth group leaders, and professional members of the community. Ask the person writing the letter to avoid referring to a specific scholarship. Also ask for permission to copy the letter so that you can use it for numerous scholarships.
It is helpful to prepare a resume with the following sections:
Awards & Recognition
Work (paid and unpaid)
Use bullets and be thorough as you list items in each category. Most scholarship applications are going to ask about information from these categories; therefore, to save time, you can type “See Resume” on the scholarship application and then simply attach your resume.
2021-2022 Scholarship Bulletin
The Scholarship page is always being updated with current or new scholarship opportunities. Please visit this page regularly.
Monthly Scholarship Opportunities
Missouri Cattlemen’s Scholarship. $1,000. Applicants must be a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association or their parent/guardian must be a member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha Scholarships. Wide variety of scholarships. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Missouri”.
Soil and Water Conservation Society. Show-Me Chapter Scholarship, $2,000.
Missouri Corn Scholarships totaling $7,500.
Hagan Scholarship Up to $48,000 over four years.
USDA National Scholarship Program. Applicants must be majoring in Agriculture, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and a 21 or higher ACT score.
USDA Tribal Scholarship
Bates County 4-H, Jeffrey Laughlin Memorial, and Pat Evans Memorial Scholarships. Students must be members of Bates County 4-H (Hudson Hustlers). Applications should be turned in to the University Extension office of the Bates County courthouse.
MFA Foundation Scholarship. $2,000. Applicant must be a child or grandchild of members of MFA Agri Services Centers, MFA Oil Company Bulk Plants and Propane Plants, or qualified customers of other MFA agencies.
Evergy Community Scholarships. $2,000 per year (renewable for additional three years). 15 students awarded to Missouri and Kansas high school seniors.
Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Scholarships. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Missouri from the list of states to view scholarships.
National Eagle Scout Association. Various Scholarships.
West Central Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship.$500. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, must submit application along with a transcript and two letters of recommendation. Due on or before March 1.
AC Alumni Scholarship. $1,000. The AC Alumni will give 5 scholarships. For AC students only.
Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship. $1,000. Applicants must be planning to major in a field related to banking, such as accounting, or finance.
Charles E. Kruse Agricultural Scholarship. $1,000. Applicant’s parents must be Farm Bureau members and applicant must be planning to major in agriculture at a 4-year Missouri college or university.
Opal M. Huffman Memorial Scholarship. $2,500 first semester, renewable for $1,000 spring semester. Create an account, fill out a general scholarship application through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, apply for eligible scholarships.
Masonic Lodge of Missouri Scholarship. $1,000. GPA, class rank, ACT, involvement in extracurricular activities, and financial need considered.
Hawthorn Bank Scholarship. $1,000. Students must be planning to pursue a degree in business or finance.
Chambers Memorial Scholarship. $1,000. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. For Appleton City students only.
Missouri Department of American Legion Scholarships. $750-$1,000. Various scholarships. However, regarding the Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship, only one scholarship per school may be submitted. The scholarships are all due April 20th and they are on the American Legion website as pdf files. If you would like any of the American Legion scholarships in Word format, please contact Mrs. Beckett.
St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships awarded. Applicant must be a St. Clair county resident pursuing an AA, BS, or BA degree in agriculture or a related field. Financial need considered but not necessarily the determining factor.
Missouri Broadcasters Association Scholarship. Renewable. Amount varies.
AC Optimist Club Scholarship $250. Two scholarships awarded; one to a male and one to a female. For Appleton City High School students. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and must be taking at least 6 credit hours or equivalent. For Appleton City students only.
Appleton City Masonic Lodge Scholarship. $750. AC and Montrose students are the only seniors who are eligible to apply.
Appleton City Car Club Scholarship. $1000. Turn in applications to Coach Moore.
United Producers Scholarship, $1,000
Hazel Bolander Memorial Scholarship. Amount Varies. Three scholarships will be awarded to Appleton City High School seniors. Preference will be given to students planning to enter the fields of medicine, law, veterinary medicine, or nursing.
Karlene May Memorial Scholarship. $300. Applicant must plan to major in business or a related field of study. For Appleton City students only. Please see your counselor if you are interested in this scholarship.
Ruth Perrin Fues Memorial Scholarship. Four scholarships will be awarded, including a scholarship for vocational or community college and business.
Appleton City Teachers Scholarship. Applicants must be Appleton City High School students and planning to major in education.