• Salute to Seniors Scholarship Program

    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.  

    The Salute to Seniors Community Scholarship Information can be found HERE

Scholarship Information

  • Scholarships posted on this web site are sent or communicated to RBHS Counseling Office for sharing with students; therefore, this list is not comprehensive. Please check directly with your prospective school(s) and other scholarship resources for more information about available scholarships.

    Scholarships on this page are listed chronologically by application deadline.  Scholarships with the closest deadline are listed at the top. 

    Our Scholarship Calendar (available on both the Scholarship and Post-Secondary Planning pages) provides scholarship information organized by scholarship deadline.  To get more detailed information about each scholarship found in the Scholarship Calendar (such as eligibility requirements & scholarship amount) click on the scholarship name and then click on the information link provided. 

 

RBHS Scholarships Database
 
Scholarship Name:  Beacon Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000 each Spring and Fall semester
 
Deadline:  October 31, 2019
 
Description: The Beacon® Scholarship for Rural America will award $1,000 scholarships to ONE winner in the Spring and TWO winners in the Fall semester, to graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners planning to enroll in an accredited college program during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.
 
Eligibility:  Applicants must be college-bound graduating high school seniors, current college students, or adult learners with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (high school or college) who are planning to enroll in an accredited college program. Applicants must also reside in a rural area and meet low-income criteria outlined in the application.
 
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Scholarship Name:  MASFAP Who's Making a Difference Scholaship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Nov. 07, 2019
 
Description: The Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) is dedicated to serving students and opening avenues to access the benefits of higher education and advocating for the maintenance of high ethical standards in the financial aid profession. Through early awareness and outreach we strive to help students to achieve and fulfill their dreams of a post- secondary education.
 
Eligibility:  Open to any 2020 Graduating Senior from a Missouri High School planning to attend a private or public 2 or 4 year institution, or vocational-technical school in Missouri in fall 2020.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Dec. 15, 2019
 
Description: The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.
 
Eligibility:  The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.
 
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Scholarship Name:  JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
  
Amount:   $100 - $10,000
 
Deadline:  Jan. 17, 2020
 
Description: The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
 
Eligibility:  The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. Contest Topic Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Successories Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,500
 
Deadline:  Jan. 31, 2020
 
Description: Motivation drives us to succeed. Whether it is an internal motivation that keeps us committed to reaching our goals or an external challenge that makes us push forward beyond what we thought possible. Not all people are motivated by the same things. And not all people are motivated to accomplish the same things. Only your motivations are known to you. That is why we need you to tell us in less that 250 words, what is that X factor that keeps you determined to reach your goals.
 
Eligibility:  Scholarship Applicant Requirements: Be fifteen (15) years of age or older at the time of application Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education - college, university or trade school.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Salute to Seniors - Columbia African American Assoc. Scholarship
  
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Deadline:  Jan. 31, 2020
 
Description: The Columbia African American Association (CAAA) is committed to the development of America’s youth; specifically targeting African American students living in the Columbia, Missouri area. Our children are the future leaders of America and we accept the challenge and responsibility of preparing them for success. Our top priority is to cultivate and develop responsible citizens and leaders.
 
Eligibility:  Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 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 2020 application packet in PDF format (no photographs or JPEGs) ELECTRONICALLY (via email) NO LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2020.
 
Contact Information:  Columbia African American Association (CAAA) ATTN: CAAA Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Keener Tippin: adiyb06@yahoo.com
 
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Scholarship Name:  Pascal's Pals Scholarship
  
Amount:   Three (3) $1,000 scholarships
 
Deadline:  Feb. 15, 2020
 
Description: Applicant must have been treated for a sustained period at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Applicant must be a high school student who has been previously diagnosed with a life threatening or chronic condition. The scholarship is for continuing education via college or trade school.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Paxton Keeley Scholarship
  
Amount:   $500
 
Deadline:  Feb. 28, 2020 by 4:00 P.M.
 
Description: The Paxton Keeley PTA offers a $500.00 (Five hundred dollar) scholarship as a way to congratulate our former students on their graduation from high school.The money is intended to be used for their continuing education in college or technical school.
 
Eligibility:  1. The applicant must have attended Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School for at least one full school year during their K-5th grade years. 2. Applicant must be a high school senior at Hickman, Rock Bridge, Battle and/or Douglas High School. 3. Applicant must submit the application along with an essay entitled “What Paxton Keeley Meant to Me”.
 
Contact Information:  4. Essays must be hand delivered to the office staff of Mary Paxton Keeley no later than 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2020. Entries may also be mailed to the following address, but must be received before the 4:00 pm deadline.
 
 
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Downloadable Application:   2020PaxtonKeeley.docx
 
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Additional Information: The essay should be no more than two pages in length, typed and should include the following: a. Timeframe and grade levels attended at Paxton Keeley b. Activities in which they were involved at Paxton Keeley c. Memorable experiences d. The impact their time at Paxton Keeley has had on their lives. 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Scholarship Name:  Doug Mooney Heart of a Champion Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000-$3,000
 
Deadline:  Apr. 01, 2020
 
Description: The Douglas R. Mooney Heart of a Champion Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2019 to provide financial assistance to deserving Central Missouri high school graduates who have consistently demonstrated the quali􀀦es, traits and characteris􀀦cs, both in the sports arena and in the classroom, that made the late Doug Mooney not just a great athlete, but also a great person: DEDICATION -- DETERMINATION -- PERSEVERANCE -- INTEGRITY -- HONESTY -- PASSION
 
Eligibility:  1. Must submit a completed scholarship application prior to April 1st of their Senior year 2. Will be a graduate of a Central Missouri High School 3. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 4. Must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a 2 or 4-year college, university or trade school in the semester immediately following graduation 5. Must have written recommendations from 1 coach or teacher 6. Plans to participate in collegiate athletics is NOT required but will be considered.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Maison Law Central Valley Community Scholarship
  
Amount:   $2,000
 
Deadline:  May 01, 2020
 
Description: The Maison Law Central Valley Community Scholarship is available to high school seniors who will be attending college in the fall.
 
Eligibility:  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: We ask that all applicants: Be a graduating high school senior Have a minimum 3.0 GPA Submit an essay of approximately 500 words in the form below telling us “How you would make the streets of the Central Valley (or your city) safer”. Your answer could address anything from a dangerous intersection to how to curb texting and driving or even making roads safer for cyclists. It’s up to you.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Pro Stock Hockey Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Aug. 01, 2020
 
Description: Through the Pro Stock Hockey Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree.
 
Eligibility:  To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must attend an accredited college or university based in the USA.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Dec. 15, 2019
 
Description: The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual.
 
Eligibility:  The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.
 
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