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Scholarship Information
Scholarships may be awarded on a one time only basis or have a renewal clause attached to them. If they are renewable, make sure you find out what the criteria is to renew them. There are two types of scholarships, institutional and private.   Institutional scholarships are awarded by the college and/or university. They can be based on GPA, class rank, ACT score, or any other criteria. You usually complete a scholarship form when completing the admission application to the college or university.  Private scholarships are awarded by companies, foundations, organizations, etc.  Check with your family’s job site and any organization they are member to see if there are scholarship opportunities in their organization. 
 
Organize your scholarship search by using a notebook, labeling each month on the top sheet of each page. Write the website address on the sheet one month in advance of when it was due last year. On the first of each month, return to the website and download an updated copy of this years' scholarship application. Notice things such as due dates and # of recommendation letters needed. Give them 3 weeks notice. Have multiple copies of your college resume copied and ready to add to the application. It is also beneficial to have an essay written describing in detail why you need financial help to attend college. BE SPECIFIC!
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Scholarship Opportunities
The following opportunities have come into the Hazelwood West Guidance Office recently.  Additional information can be obtained in the Guidance Office.  Remember the importance of meeting deadlines for applications for admissions and scholarships:  If your application requires information to be provided by your counselor or if a recommendation is needed, be sure to make arrangements at least two weeks in advance.  List is updated frequently.  Please check back for updates monthly. 
 
The scholarships are listed by deadline month date.
 
AUGUST
 
College Spring Bus Tour - For Bellarmine University, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Spalding University, Transylvania University, Fontbonne University, and Centre University. Registration opens August 25, 2015. For more information email buckmanjeff@rockwood.k12.mo.us
 
SEPTEMBER
 
OCTOBER
 
Cotillion & Beautillion Scholarship - Scholarships range from $1,500 to $10,000. Each level scholarship will be awarded to both a female and male student. Each student will receive at minimum a $500 textbook scholarship for participating. For more information visit website www.waywepraise.com/scholarship-program. The deadline is October 30,2014.
 
NOVEMBER
 
St. Louis Notre Dame Club Scholarship Program -The Notre Dame Club of St. Louis will award several four-year scholarships to the University of Notre Dame to St. Louis are high school seniors. The Club will grant these scholarships based uopn the students's academic an extracurricular record and financial need. Financial need is a prerequisite. Applications are available in the Guidance office. The deadline for early admission is November 1, 2014. The deadline for regular admission is January 1, 2015. website www.ndstlouis.com
 
DECEMBER
 
Burger King Scholarship- The Burger King McLamore Foundation is offering scholarships to High school seniors, BURGER KING employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners living in the U.S.,Puerto Rico or Canada. High seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Students should apply for the Buger King Scholars program. The deadline is December 15, 2014.
 
JANUARY
 
 United States JCI Senate FoundationThe United States Foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the United States who plan to continue at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The Missouri JCI Senate will pick two nominees to represent Missouri for the United States JCI Senate scholarships. The Missouri JCI Senate will present these two winners each a $250 scholarship.This is available to Missouri residents only. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Cox scholarships@mojcisenate.org The deadline is January 9, 2015.
 
Quest For Education Scholarship Program - To Vantage Credit Union members. Since financial aid is not a criterion, nor is class rank, SAT/ACT scores, or grade point average, virtually any high school senior can apply for the scholarship, once they have joined the credit union.- The deadline is January 9, 2015. Contact 314-264-5150 or jsandifer@vcu.com for more information.
 
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program  - The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program annually awards roughly 20 collge-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citzenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships- up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarship. The deadline is january 8, 2015.
 
 
FEBRUARY
 
MARCH
 
The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. The Mizpah Mount Moriah Lodge No. 40 is offering these scholarships, Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship, Masonic Merit Scholarship and the Lutes Bachmann Scholarship. No Masonic affiliation is required. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on scholarship performance and aptitude. The dealine is March 31, 2014. Aplications are available in the Guidance office. 
APRIL 
 
Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship- Two awards of $500 are given annually. Individuals who are currently members of the The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant are eligible. Applicants must be unmarried, a resident of Missouri, and under the age of 21. The deadline is April 20, 2015. For more information call Mr. John Buckwalter at 660-627-4713.
 
Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship - Two $500 awards are given annually to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education. Individuals must be a descendant of a veteran who served 90 days or more of active duty in the armed forces with an honorable discharge and a Missouri resident. Submit an essay of 500 words or less answering the question: In your Opinion, what was the most significant world event of 2013/2014? The application deadline is April 20, 2015. For more information call Mr. John Buckwalter 660-627-4713.
 
Joseph J. Frank Scholarship - Five awards of $500 are given annually to individuals who are descendants of a veteran. Applicants must have attended a full session of The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program. Applicants must be unmarried, under the age of 21, a current resident of the state of Missouri, and must use the scholarship as a full time student in an accredited college or university. The deadline is April 20, 2015. For more information call Mr. John Buckwalter at 660-627- 4713.
 
Lillie Lois ford Scholarship Fund - Two awards of $1,000 each are given each year. One to a boy who has attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri  or a full session of the Department Cadet patrol Academy. The second award is given to a girl who has attended a full session of The American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State program or full session of the Department's Cadet Patrol Academy. The application deadline is April 20, 2015. For more information call Mr. John Buckwalter at 660-627-4713.
 
M.D. "JACK" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund - Currently one $750 award is given for two successive semesters, and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters. This award is available to a Missouri boy or girl training to be a Registered Nurse. The student must have graduated in the top forty percent of their high school class. The application deadline is April 20, 2015. For more information call Mr. John Buckwalter at 660-627-4713.
 
Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship - One $500 award will be awarded, annually. 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 individual should be deeply involved in the community and school activities. The application deadline is April 20, 2015. For more information call Mr. John Buckwalter 660-627-4713.
 
 USPostmail Scholarship - USPostmail will be awarding ist annual Post Office Locator Scholarship for students enrolling in the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester.  Both incoming and current students who are US citizens are eligible. Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 word essay. Applications are due April 15, 2015 and finalist will be notified of selection on May 30,2015.
         
MAY
 
JUNE
 
 
Scholarship Opportunities with Unspecified Due Date
(Listed Alphabetically)
 
National Defense Transportation Association Schott/St. Louis Chapter ScholarshipTwo $3,500 and four $2000 awards available for students enrolling in a four-year or graduate degree college program related to business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution. Two $1500 awards available for students enrolled in  two-year associates degree or trade certification programs. Candidates must complete application, submit official transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on a given topic. More information and applications available in the guidance office or at www.ndtascottstlouis.org. 
 
 Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship For  high school grads ready to launch directly into a rewarding career. The Navy offers, hands-on training in more than 60 sought after vocations. It is also an opportunity to get a degree further down the road - with 100% tuition assistance while serving on Active Duty. For students with the grades and determination needed for college, the Navy will provide up to $180,000 toward a college degree from one of over 160 first-rate colleges and universities. 
 
United Negro College Fund, Inc. ScholarshipsMultiple scholarships with various application requirements.  For a list, visit: http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp    Deadlines vary.
 
 
General Scholarship Search Websites
 
www. fastweb.com
www.collegegreenlight.com
www.raise.me (earn $100-$1000 for each A etc)
www.scholarshipexperts.com
www.stlouisgraduates.org (scholarship opportunities specific to St. Louis area)
 
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