Salute to Seniors Community Scholarships Information

  • The Salute to Seniors scholarships are from the Columbia and Boone county area and are set up specifically for local high school Seniors.  These scholarships will be awarded to R.B.H.S. Seniors at the Salute to Seniors awards ceremony in May. The scholarships awarded that night are a surprise to the students.  In addition, other Senior awards and certificates are presented at the Salute to Seniors Ceremony. This ceremony is by invitation only and those students who are invited should receive an invitation to the ceremony at the beginning of May.  

  • IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS:

    READ BEFORE BEGINNING the Salute to Seniors Community Scholarship Application Process:

    ⇒ All Salute to Seniors Scholarship Applications are due in the Counseling Office to Mrs. Geyer by Thurs., Feb. 15th at 8:55 a.m. in the morning (unless otherwise noted in green on the Salute to Seniors Scholarship List).

    ⇒ LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. We mail applications to community organizations the morning of Feb. 15th.

    ⇒ YOU ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO TURN IN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS EARLY. Turn in applications as you complete them to make the process easier for you and so you don't lose them.


    General Application Instructions:

    1. The general R.B.H.S. Salute to Seniors Community Scholarship Application must be  completed and turned in for EACH scholarship you apply for.

    • Fill out the application ONCE, SAVE it, and PRINT as many copies as you need.
    • Make sure to TYPE all portions of the R.B.H.S. Community Scholarship Application.

    2. Some scholarships require an application from the community organization and/or other information in addition to the general R.B.H.S. Salute to Seniors Community Scholarship application . Read carefully below to see what is required for a completed application!

    3. ONLY Turn in FULLY COMPLETED applications!

    • Make sure you are getting transcripts (from Mrs. Davis) and signatures or other information needed from your counselors BEFORE you turn in an application.
    • Counselors will NOT be available the morning of Feb. 15 to fill out or sign applications, so you need to make sure you are visiting them prior to this date!

    4. A parent/guardian must sign the Scholarship Application Form, indicating they have verified all information is accurate.

    5. If a scholarship application requires letters of recommendations, make sure to give teachers and/or counselors at least TWO WEEKS notice to write it.

    6. Make sure to spell check and proofread your applications!

    PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS


    Application & Salute to Seniors Scholarship List:

    General R.B.H.S Salute to Seniors Scholarship Application

    Printable List of Salute to Seniors Scholarship Offerings. This list will be updated as we receive additional scholarships throughout the semester.  Please be sure to  check back regularly for an up-to-date listing of scholarships.  


    ***The Salute to Seniors Ceremony, where community scholarships and other awards are presented, will be held Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the R.B.H.S. gym.

    Salute to Seniors is by invitation only. Letters of invite will be sent to students the first week of May. Scholarship recipients will be surprised the night of Salute to Seniors.***


     

Salute to Seniors Scholarships:
Scholarship Name:  Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship
Amount:  $600
 
Eligibility:  1. Majoring in education 2. Scholastic achievement 3. Financial need 4. Extracurricular activities or community service 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS General Salute to Seniors Scholarship App 2. Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship App
 
Downloadable Application:  2018AlphaDeltaKappa.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Doris H Lewis Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. “B” average or above 2. Good citizenship 3. Interest in pursuing a bachelor's degree 4. Involvement in extracurricular and community activities 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application
 
Downloadable Application:  2018DorisHLewis.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Boone Electric Community Trust
Amount:  $2,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Must reside in Boone Electric Cooperative service area 2. Attending college/university as full time student in the fall 3. Demonstrate financial need 4. Complete their application 5. Recommendation form (found at http://booneelectric.coop/content/scholarship-program) 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS General Salute to Seniors App 2. Boone Electric Community Trust App 3. High School Transcript 4. Recommendation Form
 
Downloadable Application:  2018BooneElectric.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Boonslick Kiwanis George Parker Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Active member of Key Club 2. Demonstrates strong ties to local community service 3. Exemplifies effective leadership skills 4. Has the intention to attend an institution of higher education in Boone County and/or the State of Missouri 5. Emphasis on higher education in the areas of community service, i.e. Education, Health Related Professions, Social Service, etc. 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS General Scholarship Application ONLY
 
Downloadable Application:   

Scholarship Name:  Cassidy Ray Scholarship
Amount:  $500
 
Eligibility:  1. Minimum 3.25 GPA 2. Will be attending an accredited 4-year university 3. Interested in Public Service 4. Finalist chosen may have to participate in an interview 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application--2 essay questions slightly tweaked 2. Interview
 
Downloadable Application:  2018CassidyRay.doc 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Central Bank of Boone County (CBBC) Diversity Scholarship & Internship Program
Amount:  $10,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Awarded to a minority student 2. Plans to major in business or a business related field (ex. Business finance, marketing, economics,etc.) 3. Strong communication skills 4. Character 5. Must be able to work at Central Bank of Boone County 15-20 hours week 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS General Scholarship App 2. CBBC Diversity Scholarship & Internship App 3. CBBC Employment App 4. 2 Letters of Rec 5. ACT/SAT scores
 
Downloadable Application:  2018CBBCDiversityIntern.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Chapter L.M. PEO Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Young woman who will be a graduate of a Boone County High School 2. Academic Achievement: 3.6 GPA or higher 3. Volunteer Experiences 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. Scholarship Application 2. Separate application 3. Essay 4. Transcript
 
Downloadable Application:  2018LMPEO.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  CMNEA Scholarship
Amount:  $500
 
Eligibility:  1. Graduating senior who intends to pursue a degree in education at an accredited college 2. Student must be an EDX intern 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  Separate online application only
 
Downloadable Application:   

Scholarship Name:  CMSTA Scholarship
Amount:  TBA
 
Eligibility:  1. Parent is an employee of CPS and/or member of MSTA (MO State Teachers Assn) Student interest in Education as a career goal 2. Strong academics 3. Involvement in activities 4. Financial need 5. Recommendations by faculty/community leaders 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application & attachment 3. Transcript 4. Two letters of recommendation
 
Downloadable Application:  2018CMSTA.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Columbia African American Association (CAAA) Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  Minimum of $500
 
Eligibility:  1. Applicant must be African American. 2. Applicant must possess/maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (cumulative). 3. Applicant must attend high school in Columbia, Mo. 4. Applicant must submit complete 2018 application packet ELECTRONICALLY no later than JANUARY 31, 2018 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS JAN. 31, 2018! 2. APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO CAAA c/o Keener Tippin: adiyb06@yahoo.com
 
Downloadable Application:  2018ColumbiaAfricanAmerican.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Columbia Art League
Amount:  Four (4) $500 scholarships
 
Eligibility:  1. Boone County Senior 2. Majoring in Art, Art Education or Art Therapy 3. Accepted to a college/university 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS General Application 2. Columbia Art League Application 3. 3 Digital Images of your artwork 4. Teacher Letter of Rec 5. DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS 5:00 PM on WED., MARCH 21, 2018. 6. Applications should be submitted directly to Karen@columbiaartleague.org
 
Downloadable Application:  2018ColumbiaArtLeague.docx 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Columbia Entertainment Company Dennis Riordan
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Student pursuing a career in theatre, technical theatre, or performing arts 2. Student attending a post-secondary institution in the fall 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application with essays
 
Downloadable Application:  2018DennisRiordan.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Columbia Rotary Club Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Will attend a post-secondary institution in the state of Missouri 2. Outstanding citizenship and moral character 3. Helpful to others 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS General Application Only
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Columbia Track Club Joe Marks Scholarship
Amount:  $500-$1,000 (one male and one female will be awarded)
 
Eligibility:  1. Columbia Track Club will select from students that apply. 2. Must be involved in track, cross country AND current member of Columbia Track Club. 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application 3. Transcript 4. Three (3) letters of rec 5. Copy of college/university acceptance letter
 
Downloadable Application:  2018TrackClub.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Columbia Youth Basketball Association (CYBA) Scholarship
Amount:  $500 (awarded to one male and one female)
 
Eligibility:  1. Must have played at least one year in the CYBA league 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application 3. Essay 4. DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS MAR. 23, 2018. 5. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT DIRECTLY TO CYBA at cybabasketball@gmail.com
 
Downloadable Application:  2018CYBA.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Cosmopolitan Citizen Award
Amount:  $500 (awarded to 1 male and 1 female)
 
Eligibility:  1. Member of service organization 2. Supports school programs and promotes positive participation 3. Possesses an optimistic attitude 4. Shows concern for others 5. Church/community activities/responsible citizen 6. Prefer some involvement with or personal experience with diabetes. 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. A brief statement added to app about your involvement with or personal experience with diabetes.
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Daniel Boone Little League Scholarship
Amount:  TBD
 
Eligibility:  1. Must have played in Daniel Boone Little League 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application 3. Photograph and publicity release form 4. DEADLINE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS MAR. 15, 2018. 5. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT DIRECTLY TO travis@theneilteam.com
 
Downloadable Application:  2018DanielBooneLittleLeague.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarship Columbia Chapter
Amount:  $500
 
Eligibility:  Minimum 3.5 GPA Minimum ACT score of 27 Community Service 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application 3. Essay 4. Letters of recommendation **Note: this scholarship has a later deadline of March 1, 2018 and should be emailed by student directly to columbianDARscholarship@gmail.com
 
Downloadable Application:  2018DARScholarship.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Downtown Optimist Scholarship Award
Amount:  $1,000 (awarded to 2 students)
 
Eligibility:  1. Ranked in top 25% of class 2. Sound moral character and maturity 3. Outstanding citizenship 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application 3. Official transcript 4. Two (2) letters of rec Essay
 
Downloadable Application:  2018DowntownOptimist.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Ella Glascock-Minnie Brown Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $800
 
Eligibility:  1. Student must be a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, great-grandson, or great granddaughter of a U.S. wartime veteran or service member who served during one or more periods of war. 2. Character 3. Leadership 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. R.B.H.S. general scholarship application 2. Separate application 3. Three (3) letters of rec 4. Essay 5. Transcript
 
Downloadable Application:  2018EllaGlascock.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Focus on Learning Center Scholarship
Amount:  $250
 
Eligibility:  1. Student plans to attend college or technical school after graduation 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS general scholarship application
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  GFWC Scholarship of the Tuesday Club Chapter of Columbia Public Schools
Amount:  $500
 
Eligibility:  1. Senior girl who will be enrolling in college in the fall 2. Strong academic performance 3. Involvement in school and community service 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. GFWC application 3. This application is not due until MARCH 1, 2018 4. Submit application directly to torealphyl055@gmail.com
 
Downloadable Application:  2018GFWC.docx 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Harold E. Mason Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $350
 
Eligibility:  1. Former Rock Bridge Elementary student (at least one year in attendance) 2. Planning to major in education 3. Financial need 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Harold Mason application 3. Two (2) letters of rec
 
Downloadable Application:  2018HaroldEMason.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  John Patton Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Scholastic Achievement 2. Plan to pursue a career in law or public service 3. Participation in community activities or services 4. Good citizenship 5. Financial Need 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS general scholarship application
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Maplewood Barn Theater's Willy Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,500
 
Eligibility:  1. Senior who will be enrolling in college 2. Must have previous theatre experience, onstage or backstage 3. Must plan to be involved in the performing arts in the future 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Maplewood Barn Scholarship application including essay, resume’, and 1 letter of rec
 
Downloadable Application:  2018WillyWilson.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Megan Ankeney Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $400
 
Eligibility:  1. Senior who has received special services, e.g. IEP 2. Attending a 2 or 4 year college or technical school 3. Active involvement as volunteer in school and/or community activities 4. Demonstrate genuine compassion for others and set an example as an advocate for individuals with special needs. 5. Essay: Describe an event that has made a difference in his/her life 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Additional essay-topic listed in "5" above
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  MFA Foundation Scholarship
Amount:  $2,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Plans to attend post-secondary school. 2. Possess leadership qualities, good citizenship and moral character 3. Scholastic progress 4. Financial Need 5. Extra-curricular involvement 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. MFA application including counselor form & photo
 
Downloadable Application:  2018MFA.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Mill Creek Elementary PTA Scholarship
Amount:  2 @ $500
 
Eligibility:  1. Must be a Mill Creek Elementary Graduate 2. Essay: What Mill Creek Means to Me 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Additional essay listed in “2” above
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation Ron Marley Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. African American Senior with 2.5 GPA or higher 2. Accepted admission to an accredited post-secondary institution 3. Leadership 4. Involved in school/community activities 5. Applicants may be evaluated on the basis of financial need 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. MMNEF Scholarship Application 3. List of 3 references 4. College/University acceptance letter 5. Resume
 
Downloadable Application:  2018MinorityMens.pdf 

Scholarship Name:  Missouri Credit Union (MCU)
Amount:  TBA
 
Eligibility:  1. Financial need 2. Scholastic achievement 3. Extracurricular activities 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. MCU application 2. High school transcript 3. Essay 4. Biographical sketch 5. Copy of FAFSA
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  National Honor Society
Amount:  $750 (1 male and 1 female awarded)
 
Eligibility:  1. Plans to attend college/university 2. Leadership in National Honor Society 3. Good citizenship and moral character 4. Academic achievement 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS general scholarship application
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Rock Bridge Booster Club Student Athletic Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000 (awarded to 1 male and 1 female)
 
Eligibility:  1. At least 2 years of participation in athletics/cheerleading/poms 2. 3.0 GPA or higher 3. Involvement in extracurricular or community activities 4. Acceptance to 2 or 4 year college or university 5. Additional essay: How has athletics helped me prepare for my future education? 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Additional essay list in "5" above 3. Transcript
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Rock Bridge Faculty Scholarship
Amount:  TBD
 
Eligibility:  1. Student(s) selected based on academics, leadership, character, involvement in school/community. 2. Additional essay “If you were to look back on your high school years at RBHS, what advice would you give to someone beginning their high school career?” Limit your response to one page. 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Additional essay listed in “2” above
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Rock Bridge Lions Club L. Kim Graham Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Demonstrates high moral character 2. Community Involvement 3. Financial Need 4. Personal drive e. Scholarship is not weighted on GPA, as much as financial need and educational tenacity. In particular, students who attended Columbia Area Career Center classes are encouraged to apply. 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Lions Club application 3. Transcript 4. Resume 5. Essay
 
Downloadable Application:  2018RBLionsClub.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Rock Bridge PTSA Award
Amount:  $200 (5 awards given)
 
Eligibility:  1. RB student or student’s parent/guardian must be a current member of RBHS PTSA OR have volunteered for one of the PTSA committees/activities during the current academic school year 2. Academic achievement, minimum 2.5 GPA 3.Excellent character, leadership, and involvement in extra-curricular activities 4. Award is open to students attending junior college, technical schools or 4 year university. 5. Additional essay 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Additional essay: “If you were to look back on your high school years at RBHS, what advice would you give to someone beginning their high school career?” Limit your response to one page.
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Russell V Thompson Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Plans to further education at a higher-education institution, college, or university located in Boone county or an institution that is a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 2. Proven leadership ability through extracurricular activities 3. Academic performance 4. Financial need 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Russell V Thompson application 3. Transcript 4. This scholarship has a later deadline of March 2, 2018 4. Application must be electronically submitted directly to penny@ColumbiaMOChamber.com
 
Downloadable Application:  2018RussellVThompson.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship
Amount:  $2,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Academic Achievement 2. Good Citizenship 3. Involvement in school & community 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Shelter Insurance Foundation application NOTE: Agent Name: Nancy Allison. You can leave the Agent Number section on the application blank.
 
Downloadable Application:  2018ShelterInsuranceScholarship.docx 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Shelter Insurance MAC Scholars
Amount:  $2,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Active member of MAC Scholars Program 2. Good Academic standing 3. Accepted into two or four year educational organization 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS General Application 2. Separate application, essay 3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
 
Downloadable Application:  2018ShelterInsuranceMACScholars.pdf 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Sherman Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. A plan of post-high school training or education (not to be limited to a four year education) OR Post-high school employment plans (money may help to support student in the work field) 2. Should embody some or all of these characteristics: Citizenship, responsibility, charismatic, altruistic 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS General Scholarship Application Separate Application
 
Downloadable Application:  2018ShermanBrown.docx 

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Sue Maddox Memorial Award
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Senior, accepted to a 2 or 4 year college or technical school 2. 2.5 GPA minimum 3. Demonstrated academic improvement, recorded by a significant GPA increase each year during time at RBHS (describe in your essay) 4. Demonstrates kindness, thoughtfulness and forgiveness towards others through involvement in school and community activities. (Describe these characteristics within your essay) 5. Two letters of teacher recommendation that speak to the student’s desire to grow personally 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Transcript 3. Additional essay that attests to “3” and “4” above 4. Two (2) letters of rec
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Visionworks Communications Award
Amount:  $150
 
Eligibility:  1. Plans to attend college or university 2. Career in advertising, marketing, public relations, graphic design, journalism 3. Involvement in extracurricular activities 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  RBHS general scholarship application
 
Downloadable Application:   

Application Link:  
Scholarship Name:  Wayne Mountjoy Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
 
Eligibility:  1. Good work ethic, honesty, attitude, and character 2. Scholarship 3. Financial need 4. Boone County resident for at least 5 years 5. Demonstrated history of striving for high achievement 
 
Requirements for Completed Application:  1. RBHS general scholarship application 2. Wayne Mountjoy application 3. Essay 4. Transcript
 
Downloadable Application:  2018WayneMountjoy.pdf 

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