• Click HERE to go to the Salute to Seniors Scholarship webpage

    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

Scholarship Information

  • Scholarships posted on this web site are sent or communicated to RBHS Guidance 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:  Omega Psi Phi Fraternity International High School Essay Contest
  
Amount:   $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline:  Oct. 20, 2017
 
Description: Write an essay entitled: What Actions Can you Take to Promote Social Justice and Embrace Diversity of All People". The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. Essay must be between 700-750 words in length.
 
Eligibility:  The contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.
 
Contact Information:  Jaleel Joshua 618-670-2590
 
 
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Downloadable Application:   2017OmegaPsiPhiScholarship.pdf
 
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Scholarship Name:  Missouri Association of Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP) Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Oct. 31, 2017
 
Description: Open to any 2018 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 2018.
 
Eligibility:  1. Complete Online Application 2. Write an essay (300 word max) 3. Snap a selfie of you and the person making a difference.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Voice of Democracy
  
Amount:   $30,000
Deadline:  Oct. 31, 2017
 
Description: Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the VFW's premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. This year's theme is, America History: Our Hope for the Future.
 
Eligibility:  Open to students in grades 9-12.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Ron Brown Scholar Program
  
Amount:   $10,000 for 4 years
Deadline:  Nov. 01, 2017
 
Description: The Program which was named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, focuses on encouraging civic engagement among Scholars while promoting academic excellence, community and lifelong interactions. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Merrell University of Beauty Arts and Science Annual Cosmetology Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Nov. 2017
 
Description: Merrell University offers an annual Scholarship for Cosmetology and Esthetics* to each area high school. The Scholarship amounts are $1,000 for Cosmetology and $1,000 for Esthetics* and are non-renewable. One Scholarship is awarded per high school and applied to tuition and fees upon completion of the course.
 
Eligibility:  Candidates should be in the upper 50 % of their graduating class and indicate an interest in Cosmetology or Esthetics. Merrell University selects the recipient.
 
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Additional Information: Merrell University also offers a $1,000 A+ Recognition Scholarship! 
 
 
 

 
Scholarship Name:  HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship
  
Amount:   $2,000
Deadline:  Nov. 01, 2017
 
Description: As our way of giving back to future leaders in healthcare, Healthgrad.com is pleased to announce our bi annual Healthcare Leadership Scholarship. This is awarded the most deserving students who are pursuing their degree in healthcare.
 
Eligibility:  Healthcare candidates who are interested must submit the Healthgrad.com application and an original essay. The essay must be between 800-1000 words, and submitted through the form above. All essays must be formatted correctly.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Oklahoma State McKnight Scholars Program
  
Amount:   Waives out of state tuition, plus $5,000 scholarship.
Deadline:  Nov. 01, 2017
 
Description: Apply today to be part of an elite group of 50 incoming OSU students who demonstrate a commitment to service and have a proven record of leadership.
 
Eligibility:  However, all out-of-state students who apply will be considered for a scholarship that waives the out-of-state portion of tuition for four years, plus $5,000 during each of their first two years! Selected scholars will take part in the McKnight Scholars Leadership Program, which includes a leadership course and international travel abroad experience.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Prudential Spirit of Community Award
  
Amount:   $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent/guardian to Washington D.C.
Deadline:  Nov. 07, 2017
 
Description: The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
 
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Scholarship Name:  BeSkinHost Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1500
Deadline:  Nov. 25, 2017
 
Description: Be Skin Host has been devoted to finding answers and natural solutions to many people’s skin problems. We wish we could give healthier and more effective advises to our readers to help them get clear, glowing and flawless skin.
 
Eligibility:  Applicants should complete a 1,500-2,000 words essay on skin care topic. A panel of BeSkinHost’s leaders will choose 3 finalists. Finalists will participate in a phone interview. The top finalist will be awarded the $1,500 scholarship, which can be used for any educational expenses.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Show Me Chapter of Soil & Water Conservation Society
  
Amount:   $2,000
Deadline:  Nov. 27, 2017
 
Description: The SWCS Scholarship provides financial assistance to students wishing to pursue studies with a natural resource conservation orientation at properly accredited colleges or universities.
 
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Contact Information:  Kim Vinson 7005 SE Ketchem Rd Cameron, MO 64429 816-632-0735
 
Contact Email:  soilsgal78@gmail.com
 
Application Link: http://www.moswcs.org/
 
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Scholarship Name:  Boston Univ Trustee Scholarship Competition
  
Amount:   4-year, full tuition scholarship
Deadline:  Dec. 01, 2017
 
Description: Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.
 
Eligibility:  Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.
 
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Scholarship Name:  AXA Achievement Scholarship
  
Amount:   $2,500 - $25,000
Deadline:  Dec. 15, 2017
 
Description: The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.
 
Eligibility:  AXA Achievementsm Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. They share these qualities: • Ambition and drive • Determination to set and reach goals • Respect for self, family and community • Ability to succeed in college
 
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Scholarship Name:  MelbourneRehabs Scholarship Program
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Dec. 28, 2017
 
Description: - Prepare an essay according to the guidelines provided on this page: https://www.melbournerehabs.com/scholarship/ - Send an email to scholarships@melbournerehabs.com with the subject: "Scholarship Applicant." - Must attach your written essay (.doc and .pdf formats preferred) in the email. - Must include your name, address, and name of the institution attending or planning to attend in the email body.
 
Eligibility:  - Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college or university during fall 2017 academic year. - Must be in good academic standing with the educational institution. - If aged under 18, student must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Rove Pest Control Scholarship
  
Amount:   $500
Deadline:  Dec. 31, 2017
 
Description: This scholarship opportunity is open to high school students and graduates nationwide in the United States of America who have been accepted to a college or university. This award will be presented to a United States student for the following academic year in the amount of $500.00 and will be paid at the beginning of the fall semester (2018).
 
Eligibility:  The scholarship is judged primarily on academic achievement, but financial need may also be considered. Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or high school graduate nationwide in United States of America. Applicant must be accepted to a college and enrolled in courses full time. Special consideration will be given to those whom are pursuing entomology or a related field. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
 
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Scholarship Name:  John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
  
Amount:   $500 - $10,000
Deadline:  Jan. 04, 2018
 
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.
 
Eligibility:  The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas.
 
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Scholarship Name:  US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
  
Amount:   $250
Deadline:  Jan. 05, 2018
 
Description: The United States JCI Senate Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.
 
Eligibility:  The Missouri JCI Senate will pick 2 nominees to represent Missouri for the US JCI Senate scholarships. The Missouri JCI Senate will present these 2 winners each with a $250 scholarship. This is available to Missouri residents only.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship, Kiwanis International
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Jan. 15, 2018
 
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Eligibility:  Applicant must be applying for entrance to an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018. Applications will be judged on college academic readiness, volunteerism, and financial need.
 
Contact Information:  Angela Pigg PO Box 7279 Columbia, MO 65205-7279
 
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Scholarship Name:  Asian & Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
  
Amount:   $2,500 - $20,000
Deadline:  Jan. 18, 2018 (Application opens Sept. 21, 2017)
 
Description: The APIASF General Scholarship online application will open on September 21, 2017 and close on January 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards.
 
Eligibility:  Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status; Are the first in their families to attend college; Are representative of the AAPI community's diversity, geographically and ethnically, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and Have placed strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.
 
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Scholarship Name:  HyVee Foundation Scholars Program
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Feb. 10, 2018
 
Description: Hy-Vee is proud to support higher education. You could be 1 of 80 winners to receive a $1,000 scholarship!
 
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Contact Information:  Emily Streit 515-267-2873
 
Contact Email:  estreit@hy-vee.com
 
 
Downloadable Application:   2017HyveeScholarshipApp.pdf
 
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Scholarship Name:  Mediacom World Class Scholars Scholarship Program
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Feb. 16, 2018
 
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.
 
Eligibility:  Academic Achievement Leadership Abilities School and/or Community Involvement Teacher Reference
 
Contact Information:  World Class Scholarship Program 3737 Westown Parkway, Suite A West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
 
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Scholarship Name:  Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards
  
Amount:   $500 - $10,000
Deadline:  Mar. 31, 2018
 
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Eligibility:  Students in grades 9-12.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Missouri Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship
  
Amount:   $2,500
Deadline:  Apr.. 01, 2018
 
Description: This scholarship is a non-renewable award in the amount of $2,500 to one deserving Missouri student to help defray cost at any accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational and business schools.
 
Eligibility:  (1) Those who have given their lives in the line of duty, including both military and first responders (police/fire) (2) Those honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service (3) Those veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty to the extent that providing an advanced education cannot be easily realized.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Arch City Granite & Marble Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Apr. 30, 2018
 
Description: Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. awards an annual $1,000 scholarship in order to give back to the community. Arch City wants to give a helping hand to a deserving student from a lower income family from Missouri and Illinois.
 
Eligibility:  Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Missouri.
 
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Scholarship Name:  2018 Best Injury Lawyers Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,500
Deadline:  May 31, 2018
 
Description: This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students nationwide who plan on attending, or are attending, an accredited 4-year college/university or 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2018. The applicant or an immediate member of the applicant's family must have been involved in some kind of personal injury accident.
 
Eligibility:  Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Have a minimum 2.5 GPA. You or your family was involved in a personal injury accident. You are a high school senior in the USA. Will be attending an accredited 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college in Fall 2018. A current transcript MUST be submitted for consideration. 500-word min essay explaining you/your family's personal injury accident & how it changed your everyday outlook and possible future plans.
 
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Scholarship Name:  Groth Law Scholarship
  
Amount:   $1,000
Deadline:  Jul. 31, 2018
 
Description: The Attorney’s at Groth and Associates have spent years in school learning how to help you in different aspects of law ranging from personal injury to business law. Their time in school has helped them all understand the importance of education and they would like to reward you for your hard work by offering a scholarship to relieve a bit of the financial stress that education can bring.
 
Eligibility:  -Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+ -Fill out the form with your contact information -Attach school transcript to verify enrollment -Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome –Application Deadline: July 31st, 2018
 
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