• 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:  JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest
  
Amount:   $10,000
 
Deadline:  Jan. 18, 2019
 
Description: The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.
 
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Scholarship Name:  The Coolidge Scholarship Program
  
Amount:   FULL RIDE to ANY accredited college/univ in the US!
 
Deadline:  5:00 PM EST, Jan. 23, 2019
 
Description: The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.
 
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Scholarship Name:  MOCPA High School Scholarship
  
Amount:   $500
 
Deadline:  Jan. 23, 2019
 
Description: All high school Senior accounting, business, and math students are invited to apply for a scholarship sponsored by the Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA).
 
Eligibility:  Applicants must be: • MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online; • Recommended by an educator or school administrator; • Missouri residents (or child of a MOCPA member); • High school seniors during the 2018-2019 school year; • Enrolled in a college/university in Missouri (after high school graduation); and • Declared as an accounting major.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Don Day Agribusiness & Bioscience Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Jan. 28, 2019
 
Description: The Fair Missouri Foundation presents the Don Day Agribusiness & Bioscience Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize students in Boone County seeking to further their education in an agricultural-related or bioscience-related field.
 
Eligibility:  Applicants must be a graduating senior of a Boone County, MO public or private high school and plan to enter into an agricultural or bioscience related field. They must also plan to attend a higher-education institution, college or university either located in Boone County or that is a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. To confirm that your school meets these qualifications, please call the Columbia Chamber of Commerce at (573) 874-1132.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Columbia African American Association Memorial Scholarship
  
Amount:   $500 - multiple awards given, minimum of $500
 
Deadline:  Jan. 31, 2019
 
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:  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 2019 application packet ELECTRONICALLY (via email) no later than JANUARY 31, 2019
 
Contact Information:  Individuals applying for the CAAA Memorial Scholarship Fund must complete the entire application packet and submit to: Columbia African American Association (CAAA) ATTN: CAAA Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Keener Tippin: adiyb06@yahoo.com
 
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Scholarship Name:  ESS Foundation Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,500
 
Deadline:  Feb. 01, 2019
 
Description: The ESS Foundation builds and invests in the development of our current and future construction workforce. This program promotes careers in construction; provides career opportunities through education, mentorship and training programs; and benefits community development projects throughout the region.
 
Eligibility:  1. Applicant is applying for/currently attending college, graduate school, or a skilled trade school. Trade school programs must be pursuing a program requiring one academic year or more for certification. An applicant could also be involved in a community and/or industry craft training program. 2. Applicant is pursuing a career in the construction industry. 3. Application may be awarded one scholarship annually. 4. Applicant is a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the U.S.
 
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Scholarship Name:  HyVee Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Feb. 08, 2019
 
Description: he Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program exists to provide financial assistance to help students achieve their educational goals. Since 1969, more than $2.5 million has been awarded in scholarships to high school and college students from the Hy-Vee Foundation. For the 2018-2019 school year, 80 - $1,000 scholarships are available to qualifying high school and college students.
 
Eligibility:  Applicant must be:  A high-school senior employed with Hy-Vee (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary locations who began employment on or before September 15, 2018 or a high school senior son or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2018, Applicant must not be:  An immediate family member of a Hy-Vee Vice President or above.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Central Bank of Boone County Diversity Internship (Salute to Seniors Scholarship)
  
Amount:   1-2 Scholarships equal to $10,000 total per recipient, plus a paid part-time position over the course of the scholarship.
 
Deadline:  Feb. 14, 2019 by 8:55 a.m.
 
Description: We are looking for Seniors who are interested in Business, Marketing, Accounting, Agriculture and any other business related degrees. We provide a paid part-time position along with the scholarship money, and the applicant must be able to work 15 hours/week.
 
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Scholarship Name:  We the Students Essay Contest
  
Amount:   1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to Constitutional Academy Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each
 
Deadline:  Feb. 14, 2019
 
Description: This year we are asking you to dig deep and make your scholarship essay personal. A citizen comes in many shapes and sizes. Some serve their community by voting and participating in political events. Others serve through entrepreneurship or philanthropy. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Mediacom Scholarship
  
Amount:   55 $1,000 scholarships offered
 
Deadline:  Feb. 15, 2019
 
Description: Just like most American families, the Mediacom family believes in the importance of higher education. As a corporation with strong community roots, we wanted to support, in some way, the higher education of our customers. For this reason, we formed World Class – The Mediacom Scholarship Program to help graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Flavorful Futures Scholarship
  
Amount:   Five $5,000 scholarships!
 
Deadline:  Feb. 15, 2019
 
Description: We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures.
 
Eligibility:  •Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States. •Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. •Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors). •We support applicants in a vocational/trade, 2-year, or 4-year program.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Paxton Keeley Elementary Scholarship
  
Amount:   $250
 
Deadline:  Feb. 28, 2019 by 4:00 PM
 
Description: 1. The Paxton Keeley PTA offers a $250.00 (Two hundred fifty 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. The applicant must have attended Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary School for at least one full school year during their Kindergarten-5th grade years.
 
Eligibility:  3. Applicant must submit the application along with an essay entitled “What Paxton Keeley Meant to Me”. This 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.
 
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Scholarship Name:  200 Cash Now Scholarship
  
Amount:   $500
 
Deadline:  Mar. 01, 2019
 
Description: - All students currently enrolled in a colleges or a university are eligible to apply. - Students of all majors are eligible to apply. - Applicants must be above 18 years as on the date of the scholarship. - One student can send only one essay.
 
Eligibility:  It will be granted to one student who will provide the most interesting and in-depth essay on the topic: “Given the dubious nature of short-term loan products, they are more often censured than praised. What kind of a digital marketing strategy could be used to make them more appealing to customers?”.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Keith House Memorial Scholarship
  
Amount:   $750
 
Deadline:  Mar. 22, 2019
 
Description: To support excellence in the instrumental music tradition, The Columbia Community Band has created a scholarship in honor of former CCB music director Keith E. House. Professor House was a teacher and conductor who spent part of his professional career at the Swinney Conservatory at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. He is remembered as an inspiring professional who shaped the careers of many top-notch musicians and public-school music directors.
 
Eligibility:  This $750 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior band member who is planning to pursue a degree at a four-year college and participate in at least one band-related ensemble during the freshman year. Your major instrument must be a concert band instrument and you must be a resident of Boone or Howard Counties.
 
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Scholarship Name:  The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Jan. 1st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
 
Description: Each quarter Skin Care Ox awards $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals.
 
Eligibility:  + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States. + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident + Must identify as female. + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!
 
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Scholarship Name:  B. Davis Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  May 24, 2019
 
Description: The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Highland Community College Student Athletic Training Scholarship
  
Amount:   Tuition and books
 
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Description: Highland Community College is located in Highland, Kansas and offers a scholarship equivalent to book rental and tuition each semester for students interested in the Athletic Training field. HCC offers a two year pre-athletic training program that introduces students to Athletic Training as a career. Student Athletic Trainers gain valuable experience working with all of our college athletes as soon as they arrive on campus.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
 
Deadline:  Jun. 14, 2019
 
Description: To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. TOPIC: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
 
Eligibility:  The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Big Sun Scholarship
  
Amount:   $500
 
Deadline:  Jun. 19, 2019
 
Description: The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.
 
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