Scholarship Information

2017 - 2018
Scholarship Information

The Guidance Office maintains a list of scholarship opportunities and publishes this list via our bi-weekly emails.  Links on this page lead to websites not maintained or supervised by the Mehlville School District.  While the pages linked are considered useful for educational purposes, they may contain other content or links.

Wells Fargo publicizes a website for daily scholarship information via social media i.e. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.   For more information visit   TuitionFundingSources.com.

The following website provides scholarship opportunities for high school students, some starting as early as 9th grade.   www.studentscholarships.org  To sign up for their newsletter, visit www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php



Unigo publishes various scholarships.  For more information visit
www.unigo.com

SEPTEMBER

Shout It Out
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website:  https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  September 30, 2017

OCTOBER

Unigo October Scholarships – various scholarships with a deadline in October.  https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships/


Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
Criteria:  Student must have a 3.0 GPA, participation in at least one school sponsored sport and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community
Website:  wendysheisman.com
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  October 2, 2017

Horatio Alger Scholarships
Criteria:  This scholarship is for students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
Website:  www.scholars.horatioalger.org
Value:  up to $25,000
Deadline:  October 25, 2017

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website:  www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  October 31, 2017

Coca Cola
Criteria:  Applicant must be anticipating completion of high school at time of application.
Website:  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  October 31, 2017

MASFAP Who’s Making a Difference Scholarship
Criteria:  Senior planning to attend a private or public 2 or 4 year institution or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2019
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/2HSzR11LbJfYcJpd2
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  October 31, 2017

NOVEMBER

Unigo October Scholarships – various scholarships with a deadline in November.  https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships/

Elks National Foundation – Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest
Criteria:   Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need
Website:  www.enf.elks.org/mvs
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  November 27, 2017
Note:   When asked, select Crestwood Lodge #2503.  This lodge also awards a cash prize to the Top (5) winners submitted thru their lodge.  Questions can be submitted to Angie at
afusco9@sbcglobal.net

Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Chapter Scholarship
Criteria:  planning to major in conservation or natural resources-related field
Website:  www.moswcs.org/scholarship
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  November 27, 2017

Education Matters Scholarship
Criteria:  Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website:  www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $5,000
Deadline:  November 30, 2017

DECEMBER

John Belcher Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:  The Mehlville School District Board of Education chooses one senior applicant to move forward to the next round.   
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  December 5, 2017 – Must be turned in to the Guidance Office by
December 5
.
**See below for application**  

Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship
Criteria:  seniors interested in sales and marketing
Website:  https://www.leadroster.com/?scholarship
Value: $1,000
Deadline:  December 15, 2017

The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship
Criteria:  seniors interested in SEO and content marketing
Website:  https://publicity.ai/?scholarship
Value: $1,000
Deadline:  December 15, 2017

AXA Achievementsm Scholarship
Criteria:  Recipients are students who demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and have the ability to succeed in college.  Only 10,000 applications will be considered – get your application in early!
Website:  https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  December 15, 2018 

Top Ten List Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  December 31, 2017 

ACT Student Champion Award
Criteria:  Student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions; have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date or 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale; preference will be given to a underrepresented and/or first-generation college student.
Website:  www.act.org/readinesschampions
Value:  $500
Deadline:  December 31, 2017

Rove Pest Control Scholarship
Criteria:  seniors seeking higher education
Website:  http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/
Value: $500
Deadline:  December 31, 2017

JANUARY

This applies to the following DAR scholarships:

There is a scholarship chairman, Jan Wenk, who will work with you to fill out the application and associated paperwork.   Please contact her at 314 849-4982 or email her at janwenk@sbcglobal.net.    

DAR – MSSDAR Scholarship
Criteria:  All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class and attend a Missouri University/College.   Four letters of recommendation are needed.
Website:  www.mssdar.org
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  January 1, 2018

DAR – Irene and Leeta Wagy Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:  All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class.  Four letters of recommendation are needed.   Will be awarded to a young woman pursuing a degree in education.
Website: www.mssdar.org
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 1, 2018

DAR – Dorothy Poikert Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:  All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class and attend a Missouri University/College.  Four letters of recommendation are needed.  Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.
Website:  www.mssdar.org
Value:  $500
Deadline:  January 1, 2018

DAR – Roberta A Capps American History Scholarship
Criteria All seniors must rank in the upper 10% of their class.  Four letters of recommendation are needed.  Awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college.
Website:  www.mssdar.org
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 1, 2018

Vantage Quest for Education Scholarship
Criteria:  Need to be a member of Vantage Credit Union
Website:  https://www.vcu.com/education/scholarship-finder
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 5, 2018 

U.S JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program
Criteria:  high school senior who plans to continue education at an accredited post-secondary college, university or vocational school
Website: . http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 5, 2018

Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship
Criteria:  high school senior interested in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.
Website:  http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship-and-awards/
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 5, 2018

DAR – Nash Music Scholarship
There is a scholarship chairman, Jan Wenk, who will work with you to fill out the application and associated paperwork.   Please contact her at 314 849-4982 or email her at janwenk@sbcglobal.net.    

Criteria:   The Nash Music Scholarship is available to any student who is pursuing a degree in music. Seniors in high school through juniors in college may apply. The student must be an accomplished musician, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The applicant must submit a DVD or a CD of three selections, from one of his/her performances, for music professionals to judge. Each applicant will be adjudicated on his/her academic level. The student must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Missouri, and plan on attending or already attending an accredited college or university in the United States.
Website:  www.mssdar.org
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  January 15, 2018

The Diversity Advancement Scholarship
Criteria:  Eligible student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA plans to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program
Website:  https://architectsfoundation.org/what-we-do/architecturescholarships/the-diversity-advancement-scholarship/
Value:  Up to $20,000
Deadline:  January 17, 2018

The Coolidge Scholarship   (JUNIORS ONLY
Criteria:  high school JUNIOR who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2019.  Based on academic excellence; interest in public policy and and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed and Humility and service
Website:  coolidgescholars.org
Value:  full ride, four-year merit scholarship
Deadline:  January 24, 2018

Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (TAI) Scholarship Foundation
Criteria:  Selection is based on academic performance; financial need and submission of an essay.
Value:  40 - $1,500 scholarships
Deadline:  January 26, 2018
**See below for application**

Note:  Contact Yolandea Wood, 618-622-3025 or  Yolandea.wood@gmail.com for review of essays and assistance/discussion how to improve application package


I have a Dream Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  January 31, 2018

FEBRUARY

James L and Nellie M Westlake Scholarship

Criteria:  Graduating seniors planning to enroll in a four-year college or university ; 2.5 GPA; family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less.
Website:   www.scholarsapply.org/westlake/
Value:  various awards
Deadline:  February 1, 2018
**applications open December 1**


This applies to the following DAR scholarships:

There is a scholarship chairman, Jan Wenk, who will work with you to fill out the application and associated paperwork.   Please contact her at 314 849-4982 or email her at janwenk@sbcglobal.net.   

DAR - Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
Criteria:    The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/scholarships
Value:  $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR - Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship
Criteria:    students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:    students who will pursue a major in political science, history, government or economics.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc
Value:  $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – DAR Centennial Scholarship
Criteria:    students who will pursue a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/history-etc
Value:  $2,500
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship
Criteria:    students who have demonstrated advance interest in history and is planning to major in or pursue the study of history.  Must have a GPA of 3.25.
Website:  www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship
Criteria:    Students who are in financial need.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  $2,500
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship
Criteria:    Students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.   A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application.  Preference will be given to candidates from the Lowell, MA area.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship
Criteria:    Students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy including art, music, or physical therapy)
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship
Criteria:    Students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.  Applicants must be members, descendants of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR.  The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  $2,500
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Alice W. Rooke Scholarship
Criteria:    Students who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, osteopathic medicine, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved accredited medical school, college or university.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:    Students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, osteopathic medicine, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved accredited medical school, college or university. 
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  up to $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship
Criteria:    student must either attend or plan to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college or university (no pre-med, osteopathic medicine, veterinarian or physician assistant) and have a minimum GPA of 3.25.   
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/nursing-medical-scholarships
Value:  $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship
Criteria:  Provides three scholarships annually to the three top students (one in each of the following areas – Math, Science and English. 
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0
Value:  $4,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship
Criteria:  senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship
Criteria:    Students who are well qualified deserving sons and daughters of the NSDAR.  The DAR member number of the mother who is current due paying member must be on the application.  
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0
Value:  $2,500
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship
Criteria:    students who are pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. A performance CD (compact disc) must be submitted with the application. 
Website: https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0
Value:  up to $5,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship
Criteria:    Student who is either enrolled in or attends an accredited law school and has a minimum GPA of 3.25.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/specific-scholarships-0
Value:  up to $2,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – American Indian Scholarship
Criteria:    This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels.  However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement.  Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. There will be no exceptions.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian
Value:  $4,000
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
Criteria:    This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2- or 4- year college or university.  Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian
Value:  varies
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

DAR – Anne Trevarthen Memorial Scholarship
Criteria:    Senior who will be attending the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Eligible applicants must demonstrate a personal connection to American Indian culture and traditions, as well as evidence of personal commitment to celebrating diversity and to bridging differences between disparate groups.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate knowledge of and/or involvement with one of Virginia’s state-recognized Tribes.
Website:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian
Value:  varies
Deadline:  February 15, 2018

HonorsGradU Design a Better Future $10,000 Scholarship
Criteria:  graduating seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the USA. 
Website:  https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm
Value: varies
Deadline:  February 11, 2018 – first round deadline

Sweet and Simple Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  February 28, 2018

MARCH

Project 21 Scholarship Program
Criteria:  graduating seniors.  Child of a Missouri Gaming Association officer or a Missouri Project 21 Executive Committee member is ineligible.
Value: varies
Deadline:  March 1, 2018
**See below for application** 

St. Louis Area Mensa Healthy Minds Scholarship
Criteria:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA or greater.  Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, psychology, counseling, social work and psychiatric nursing.
Website:  http://stlouisareamensa.weebly.com/scholarships.html
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 15, 2018

Paige Suter Citizenship and Service Scholarship
Criteria:  Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, must show good citizenship and be involved in the community and be an active volunteer.  Must be involved in extra-curricular activities.
Value: $2,000
Deadline:  March 31, 2018
**See below for application**

Superpower Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  March 31, 2018

APRIL

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship Program
Criteria:  Missouri student who are sons and daughters of (1) those who have given their lives in the line of duty both military and first responder and (2) those honorably discharged veterans who have passed their term of service
Value:  $2,500
Deadline:  April 1, 2018
**See below for application**

Notre Dame Club of St. Louis Scholarship
Criteria:  Must apply to Notre Dame.  Awards are based on the student's academic and extracurricular record as well as financial need.
Value:  Four year scholarship
Deadline:  April 6, 2018
**See below for application** 

BJC Scholars Fund Scholarship (applications will open on January 1, 2018)
Criteria:  Must apply to Notre Dame.  Awards are based on the student's academic and extracurricular record as well as financial need.
Value:  up to $10,000
Deadline:  April 16, 2018
**See below for application** 

All About Education Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $3,000
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

MAY

Injury Lawyers Scholarship
Criteria:  Minimum GPA of 2.5; seniors who will be attending a 4 year college/university or 2-year community college for the Fall of 2018.
Website:  https://www.bestinjurylawyer.com/
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  May 31, 2018

Fifth Month Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  May 31, 2018

JUNE

Do-Over Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  June 30, 2018

JULY

Flavor of the Month Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  July 31, 2018

AUGUST

Make Me Laugh Scholarship
Criteria:  Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships
Value:  $1,500
Deadline:  August 31, 2018

 
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