• The following is a list of scholarships we refer to as Non-local Scholarships, Outside Scholarships or At-Large Scholarships.  The sponsors have provided us with this information.
    If student receives any scholarships from outside sources, including those from a college, you can have those published in the SoBoCo senior graduation program by providing the SoBoCo Guidance Office with a copy of the award by Monday,
    April     , 2019.  

    WEBSITE FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION   -   FREE   -   (Do Not use companies that require a fee; have money-back offers or guarantees, credit card or bank account information required, provides "exclusive" information) 

    Posted 12-13-18                                          DEADLINE - March 9, 2019
    Missouri Women's Golf Education Association (MWGEA) has granted scholarships to graduating high school young women from Misouri since 1997.  Scholarships are given in recognition of overall high school academic record, community service activities, leardership, and golf achievements.  If a student is already receivng a full collegiate scholarship they are not eligible.

    The application criteria can be found on our website:  http://www.mogolf.org/mwgea-scholarship/

    The complete application and all supporting documents must be typed and postmarked by the March 9, 2019.

    Please send all application documents (including letters of recommendation) in the same envelope to the MWGEA at P.O. Box 104164, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

    If you have any questions contact the office at 573-636-8994.

    Posted 12-11-18                                            DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 1, 2019
    James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program
    The program is administered by Scholarship America.
    • Be Missouri resident
    • Be graduating senior at Missouri high school with plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accedited four-year college or university.
    • Demonstrate limited financial resources with an expected family contribution of $7,000 or less per year and a family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Posted 12-06-18                   DEADLINE - TO GUIDANCE OFFICE - FEBRUARY 15, 2019
    Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) 
    Dr. Jack Holley / MUSIC Scholarship  


    Holley-MUSIC Scholarship Application v11-18 fillable

    Include a letter of recommendation from a district administrator, counselor, or teacher (submit only one letter).

    The Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley/MUSIC Scholarship application (click here) is now available. Six $2,000.00 scholarships (non-renewable) will be awarded to students who graduate in 2019 from high schools in MUSIC member districts. The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the golf tournament and corporate donations.

    The scholarship information is included with the application. Only ONE application from our district is to be submitted.

    Completed applications are to be turned in to the SoBoCo Guidance Office by February 15, 2019.  One application will be selected for the nomination from the SoBoCo District to be turned in for the February 22nd deadline.

    Apply Now - Click on the Black Rectangle below or up above where says "Click Here" or at top where says fillable application.
      Apply Now!  
    Posted 12-7-2018                                  DEADLINE - February 5, 2019
    HSF SCHOLARSHIP (for high school seniors and current college students)
    The HSF Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2019!
    The HSF Scholarship is designed to aid students of Hispanic heritage in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities. Awards are merit-based, and final amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on demonstrated financial need.
    Phase 1 of the application, which is a short questionnaire, opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 5. After review of all Phase 1 submissions, the top qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application Phase 2.
    About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $588 million in scholarships and provides a range of programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit HSF.net
    Posted 11-30-18                       DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2019
    P.E.O. Chapter LM Scholarship - $1,000   (Minimum GPA considered is 3.6)
    Information at www.peointernational.org and click on P.E.O. projects link.
    To support women's education on a local level, Chapter LM offers a scholarship of $1,000 (for Fall 2019) to a young woman who will be a graduate of a Boone County public high school.  The scholarship is for her freshman year at an accedited Missouri, post secondary educational institution of higher learning.
    Selection is based on academic achievement, leardership, volunteer experiences, honors, an official transcript and essay "stating educational goals and reasons for deserving this scholarship."
    Applications available in SoBoCo Guidance Office

    Posted 11-20-18                                                        DEADLINE -  January 1, 2019
    National Wild Turkey Federation's Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship 

    Return application to local NWTF Chapter no later than January 1st.  Applications sent directly to NWTF National Headquarter will not be considered.  To find your local chapter visit www.nwtf.org and select your state from the "Find all chapters by state" pull down menu.  Also, you can contact Southern Boone High School Resource Officer, James Gaddis.


    Posted  11-19-18                                      DEADLINE   -   JANUARY 23, 2019
    Missouri Society of CPAs (MOCPA)   -   $500 Scholarship
    • Declare as accounting major
    • Enroll in a college/university in Missouri
    Selection based on a point system, rating GPA, ACT, or SAT, written statement, educator recommendation, and leadership potential (honors, awards and activities).
    Online applications will be accepted through January 23, 2019.

    Links applicant will need to apply:

    Posted 11-9-18                                        DEADLINE - April 20, 2019                                    
    American Legion Scholarships
    Scholarship applications may be obtained on the web at www.missourilegion.org
    Some applications require a counselor's statement.
    Erma Taylor   -   Two $750   -   Must be a descendant of a veteran who served 90 or more days of active duty in the armed forces and having an honorable discharge.  Copy of discharge certificate required.

    Charles L. Bacon   -   Two $750

    Joseph Frank Scholarship   -   Five $750   -   Must have attended a session a full session of Boys or Girls State.

    Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship   -   Two $1,000 

    M.D. Jack Murphy Memorial Scholarship   -   One $1,000 given for two successive semesters, and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters.  Planning career to be a Registered Nurse.  Must have graduated in top 40% of high school class.

    Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship   -   One $750 - Each school in the State of Missouri may nominate one student to be considered for the award.  The nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities.  The nominee should be deeply involved in community and school activities.

     Posted 11-2-18                                             DEADLINE - March 15, 2019
    Maplewood Barn Community Theatre - Willy Wilson Memorial Scholarship
    $1,500 Scholarship - Plans to pursue any major, to enable continued involvement in theatrical activities.
    Must have previous theatre experience, either onstage, backstge, or on technical or production teams.  Applicant may pursue any major but must plan future involvement, in any way, in some aspect of the performing arts.

    Go to link:

    Willy Wilson Scholarship  

    Posted 10-29-18                                            DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 1, 2019

    Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., 2301 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, MO  65202
    The ESS Foundation builds and invests in the development of our current and future construction workforce. Your support will help us promote careers in construction; provide career opportunities through education, mentorship, and training programs; and benefit community development projects throughout our region.
    Scholarships Awarded - $1,500.00
    ELIGIBILITY 1. Applicant is applying for/currently attending college, graduate school, or a skilled trade school (vocational or technical). Trade school students 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. Eligibility is not limited to students pursuing technical degrees. The foundation retains the right to determine if a major or program in which the student is enrolled meets this eligibility requirement.
    3. Applicant may be awarded only one scholarship annually.
    4. Applicant is a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e. has a “permanent resident” card).
    APPLICATION 1. Applicants must complete an application furnished by The ESS Foundation, provide official high school or college transcripts, provide two letters of recommendation, complete an essay on their desire to work in the construction industry and be willing to take part in a personal interview.
    2. Applications, transcripts, reference forms and other required material must be received in the Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. office postmarked by February 1, 2019 via mail to 2301 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, MO 65202 or email essfoundation@emerysapp.com
    Application forms may be obtained on-line at www.emerysapp.com or by contacting the ESS office at 573-445-8331.

    Posted 10-23-18                                                        DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2019
    GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs
    The GFWC Tuesday Club of Columbia, Missouri area, offers a scholarship for young women who are high school seniors in a public high school in Boone County.

    AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2019: At least $500 one-time award.
    ELIGIBILITY: Young woman graduating from a Boone County high school in 2019 and entering her first year in an accredited post-secondary institution in 2019 in Missouri.

    The scholarship is based on community service, which is a hallmark of this Tuesday Club and its national organization GFWC-the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  GFWC, founded in 1890 during the Progressive Movement, is a federation of over 3,000 local women's clubs which promote civic improvements through the volunteer service of its more than 100,000 members.
    Criteria for evaluating applicants are as follows: attendance and strong academic performance in high school (especially in the senior year), expressive writing ability, range of activities in the last two years of high school (clubs, jobs, scouts, church, drama, athletics, etc.). Financial need will also be considered. A counselor reference should also be submitted.

    DEADLINE: March 1, 2019. Completed applications, including essay and counselor reference form must be submitted by email to realphyl055@gmail.com or postmarked on or before March 1 to GFWC, c/o Phyllis Evans, 1515 Whitburn Dr., Columbia, MO 65203. (Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.)

    Application due March 1, 2019


    Posted 10-19-18
    Education.com is awarding a $5,000 college scholarship to a deserving high school senior interested in pursuing a career in teaching.

    The Classroom to Classroom Scholarship, make an impact in the lives of aspiring teachers in America. To apply, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident; Open to students from all states; Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. Proof of enrollment; Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree; Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service (see scholarship page for details)

    You can find more detailed information on scholarship award here: https://www.education.com/scholarships/

    Posted 10-17-18                                    DEADLINE - JANUARY 28, 2019
    Go to Link:

    Posted 10-15-18                                             DEADLINE - JANUARY  31, 2019

    Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship
    CFMO offers 5 - $1000 scholarships to high school seniors or undergraduates in different natural resources areas.  Preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.  Applications must be submitted by January 31.  Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.  

    Posted 10-10-18                                            DEADLINE - MARCH 1, 2019
    Project 21 Scholarship Program sponsored by the Missouri Gaming Association.
    One (1) $2,500 first prize scholarship and Three (3) $1,500 second prize scholarships.
    The goal is to inform youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in a casino and also the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling.
    Provides Missouri students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or video addressing the issue of underage gambling.

    Here is a link to the application 


     Posted 10-15-18                                 

    BJC Scholars Fund
    Renewable scholarship awarded to a maximum of 14 NEW students annually who reside in communities served by BJC Hospitals: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Boone County, Crawford County and St. Francois County in Missouri; Madison and St. Clair County in Ilinois.  It is a need-based award of $10,000 per academic year and is renewable through graduation or a maximum of 10 semesters, as long as the student continues to meet eligibility and selection criteria.
    High School senior entering college 2019-2020 academic year; Attend a public Missouri or Illinois state college or university in your home state, or be receiving in-state reciprocity at a public university.; Meet all eligibility criteria for The Scholarship Foundation Interest-Free Loan, and Complete the two-part application between January 1st and April 15th by visiting myscholarshipcentral.org
    Not all schools may apply.  Contact The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis for more information.
    For more information visit www.sfstl.org or call 314/725-7990

    Posted 10-15-18
    Ava's Grace Scholarship Program
    Ava's Grace provides scholarships for stuents who have experienced parental incarceration.  It is a renewable scholarship awarded to students who live anywhere in Missouri or in the Illinois counties that comprise the St. Louis metropolitan area.  It is a need-based award of $5,000 per academic year and is renewable through graduation or a maximum of eight semesters, as long as the student continues to meet eligibility and selection criteria.
    To be eligible to be considered for this scholarship you must:
    Have a parent who is or has been incarcerated in a U.S. penitentiary (state or federal); Be a permanent resident of Missouri, or the Illinois counties of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe or St. Clair; Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale; Demonstrate financial need; Enroll at a nonprofit higher educaton institution accredited by a regional accediting body; Complete the online application between January 1st and April 15th by visiting www.myscholarshipcentral.org
    For more information visit www.sfstl.org or call 314/725-7990

    Posted 8-28-18                                                         DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 8, 2019
    Hy-Vee Scholarships   -   80  $1,000 Scholarship

    Posted 8-20-18                                                        DEADLINE - December 15, 2018


    A $1,000 Scholarship For Lovers Of Final Fantasy Games

    The Final Fantasy Fan Scholarship is a highly competitive award for high school and college students who enjoy the Final Fantasy game franchise. You have invested many hours in the world of Final Fantasy, and now you have the opportunity for Final Fantasy to invest in your world!

    Students applying must submit a brief essay explaining their relationship with Final Fantasy games and how it has made them a better student. In 5 paragraphs or less, you should share whatever you think will help us understand your appreciation for Final Fantasy games and how it has made you a better student or person overall. Include any lessons you have learned in any specific games, and the impact that they have had on your life. It's simple, it's open-ended, and what we are looking for is your raw passion for gaming and being the best student, leader, and person you can be!

    It is open to students studying in any field, as long as you are a passionate Final Fantasy gamer. You must be attending any level of college next calendar year. The criteria to win is the quality of your essay in communicating your love for Final Fantasy and personal growth!

     Posted 8-13-18             DEADLINE 4-1-2019
    Pledge Plato's Closet and earn a $1,000 Scholarship
    Our Story:
    At Plato's Closet Columbia, we live and breathe the ideals of "reduce, reuse, and recycle" every day.
    *We sell high quality, gently used clothing and accessories.
    Reusing clothing and accessories reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy required to produce new goods.  Reducing distant and costly shipping from big brand "factory fashion" also saves fuel
    *We keep cash local.
    We pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to our customers for the clothes they sell each year.  We create jobs and contribute to income taxes.  We're also locally owned and operated.  All of this contributes to the local economy and keeps cash circulating within the community.
    Long story short, we're passionate about community involvement and sustaining the green economy.  That's where you come in.
    Tell us how you've made a difference--at home, at school, or in the community.  Did you start a project?  Are you part of a team?  Maybe you made a difference individually.  Send us a one-page summary (because you've got better things to do than write some lengthy essay about the things you've already done!) Bonus points if you tell us how you've helped to "reduce, reuse or recycle":)
    Columbia, Missouri - 573-817-8100
    Plato Closet Flyers available in SoBoCo Guidance Office.
    Deadline: April 1, 2019
    Application Info