2019-2020 Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Information

The Guidance Office maintains a list of scholarship opportunities and scholarship webpages.  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.

While we do our best to filter potential fraud scholarship offerings, the following list can assist you in your search:

Here Are the Tell-Tale Signs of a Scholarship Scam:

  • Guarantee of a Scholarship – No company or organization can guarantee the receipt of a scholarship, especially before an application is submitted.
  • Advanced Fees – There is no reason to pay upfront for a scholarship search, since there are number of free resources online.
  • Financial Information – Bank account or credit card information is not required by legitimate scholarship grantors.
  • High Pressure Sales Tactics – No matter how much the promoter claims you can receive, don’t give in to pressure to sign up for any product or service immediately. Ask for written information and then research the company and the product before committing to any contract or payment.
  • Dodging the Question – If you receive vague or evasive answers to your questions, this is a big red flag. Walk away.


The following websites and search engines provide scholarship opportunities for high school students, some starting as early as the 9th grade.  Click on each link to reach the website.

FAFSA - Find answers to your questions:

Scholarship Search thru Sallie Mae
sallie mae website

TFS Scholarships - tuition funding sources website

Unigo - unigo website

Scholarship Central - Opens Sept 17, 2018 for 2019-2020 academic year
scholarship central website

Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.  Scholar Snapp website

Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)   
Scholy website

Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!)  
Peerlift website

Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.    www.fastweb.com

CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.  CashCourse website

Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.    www.cappex.com

Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.   www.scholarships.com

Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.   https://scholarshipamerica.org/

HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.   https://finder.hsf.net/

Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.    http://gmsp.org/

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).   http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.    https://collegefund.org/

Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.  www.dellscholars.org

UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.   www.uncf.org

Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.   www.chegg.com/scholarships

Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.   www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/

Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.  www.goizuetafoundation.org/goizueta-legacy-scholarships/


The Horatio Alger Scholarship
Criteria:  Current senior; minimum 2.0 GPA; require financial assistance; be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
Website:  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
Value:  up to $25,000
Deadline:  October 25, 2019


Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Criteria:   high school senior and must be a citizen of the United States
Website:    https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
Value:   varies
Deadline:   November 5, 2019
If there is an option to choose Crestwood Elks, click that lodge as they offer additional scholarship opportunities.


John T Belcher Scholarship
Criteria:  Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay.
2019-2020 Belcher Scholarship Application MS Word Format
2019-2020 Belcher Scholarship Application PDF Format
2019-2020 Belcher Scholarship Application Checklist PDF Format
Value:  $1,000


Legacy Award
Criteria:  Any child or grandchild of a living Elk who is in good standing.   ACT must be taken so score is available before December 31 deadline.
Website:  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm
Value:  $4,000
Deadline:  January 31, 2020  11:59am


Paige Suter Citizenship and Service Scholarship
Criteria:  Current senior; minimum 3.0 GPA; must show good citizenship and be involved in the community; be an active volunteer and be involved in extra-curricular activities
Website:   **See below for application**
Value:  $2,000
Deadline:  March 31, 2020


Pureland Supply Scholarship
Criteria:  senior who have been accepted to an accredited trade school, vocational college, technical school or community college for the study of trade, craft, or labor occupations.
Website:   https://www.purelandsupply.com/t-scholarship.aspx
Value $1,000
Deadline:  May 1, 2020

ProjectorLamps.com Entrepreneurial Scholarship
Criteria:   student enrolled as a Business major who may one day be an entrepreneur and start their own business
Website:   https://www.projectorlamps.com/t-scholarship.aspx
Value:  $1,000
Deadline:  $1,000

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