College and Scholarship Information

ALL LISTINGS IN RED ARE NOT UPDATED, THIS IS LAST YEAR'S INFORMATION.  However, the information found may still be useful.  Also, I would like to include a warning, this is from The University of Missouri's web page concerning scholarship scams:

Avoid scams

Every year students and their families lose money to scam artists posing as legitimate scholarship funding agencies. To avoid being defrauded, be cautious about suspicious scholarship offers.

Consult the Federal Trade Commissionexternal link for tips, facts and reporting information. Also keep a few guidelines in mind while researching scholarships.

It might be a scam if:

  • You have to spend money to get money. Legitimate scholarship providers don't charge application fees, "redemption" fees or up-front taxes; nor do they ask students to make investments.
  • They want bank account or credit card information. Trustworthy donors won't ask for a credit card number to "hold" your award.
  • It's guaranteed. No one can guarantee that you'll receive a scholarship, and any promise of a money-back guarantee is a red flag.
  • You can't find the information anywhere else. Scholarship agencies don't keep information secret; they want to award scholarships. If a service promises to provide funds no one else knows about, be suspicious. 
  • You win a contest you don't remember entering. If you receive a message saying you've been selected for an award or you're a finalist in a competition you've never heard of, it might be a scam.
  • It sounds too good to be true. Trust your instincts. If you're suspicious about an offer, you probably have a good reason.

A+ ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS --click here.  ​This is a list of all the colleges and vocational schools that are eligible for A+ scholarships.

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AASA (The Superintendent of Schools Association)--

The AASA is offering 16 scholarships this year for more information concerning this opportunity click here.

ALTON-THAYER ELKS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP--

The Alton-Thayer Elks Scholarship application has been released.  The deadline for this scholarship is April 18, 2019.  Please return application ot the high school office.  Click here for a copy of this scholarship.

AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS--

The American Legion offers several scholarships for students in the state of Missouri.  To obtain an application or more information about these scholarships, click here.  Applications that require school administration approval need to be presented to the counselor one week before they are due.  This will allow administration time to make a selection.



ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
--Jonesboro, AR

ADMISSION CRITERIA
UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION

To be considered for unconditional admission to Arkansas State University, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

High School GPA (or comparable GED).

  • High School GPA of 2.75
  • GED 525 (if taken before 2002) or GED 550 (if taken after 2002) or GED 600 (if taken after 2014)

    Official ACT Score (or comparable SAT, ASSET or COMPASS*):

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 21
  • SAT score of 990 on the Reading and Math combined
  • 2016 SAT: score of 1070 on the Reading and Math combined

                COMPASS* Writing Skills to ACT English Concordance >>
                COMPASS* Reading Skills to ACT Reading Concordance >>
                COMPASS* Algebra to ACT Math Concordance >>
                COMPASS* College Algebra to ACT Math Concordance >>


             All three COMPASS* sections (Writing, Reading and Algebra) must be taken in one sitting (just like 
             the ACT and SAT). Subject scores from different test dates will 
    NOT be mixed and matched.

         NOTE: Test scores must be within five years prior to application date.

    *COMPASS is no longer available or given by ACT Testing.  We will accept COMPASS scores that are less than five years old.

  • CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

  • To be considered for conditional admission to Arkansas State University, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • High School GPA (or comparable GED).

  • High School GPA of 2.30
  • GED 460-524 (if taken before 2002) or GED 460-549 (if taken after 2002) or GED 460-599 (if taken after 2014)

    Official ACT Score (or comparable SAT, ASSET or COMPASS*):

  • A minimum ACT composite score of 19 
  • SAT score of 910-989 on the Reading and Math combined 
  • 2016 SAT: score of 990 on the Reading and Math combined

          NOTE: Test scores must be within five years prior to application date.

*COMPASS is no longer available or given by ACT Testing.  We will accept COMPASS scores that are less than five years old.

  • For ASU financial aid information click here.    
    For ASU scholarship information click here.

    The annual deadline to apply for A-State Privately-Funded Scholarships, and there are several hundred various opportunities, is February 1, 2019.  To apply simply complete the online application.  This application is good for all privately-funded scholarships for the entire 2019-2020 award year.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY--Mountain Home

Click here for Admission information.
Click here for financial aid information.

BANK OF SALEM--Salem, AR

The Bank of Salem is offering a scholarship to eligible seniors.  For more information click here.  The deadline for this scholarship is April 18, 2019.

BILL OF RIGHTS INSTITUTE--
The Bill of Rights Institute is offering a scholarship in the amount of $5000.  Information concerning this scholarship/essay contest can be found by clicking here.  Deadline for this opportunity is February 14, 2019.

BURLINGTON NORTHERN/SANTA FE FOUNDATION--

Click here
 for more information concerning the Burlington Northern Foundation's scholarships.

CC TAYLOR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS--

The Reverend Charlie E. and Cinderella S. Taylor Foundation is offering a $1000 scholarship.  The scholarship criteria for this scholarship are as follows:

--Must be a high school graduating senior
--Active in church, school and the community
--3.0 GPA or higher
--SAT score of 1050 or higher/ACT score of 22 or higher
--250 word essay:  "How I will Use My Education to Bless Others"
--Three letters of recommendation
--Copy of parent's W2 or signed 1040 Form
--See the application for more details....Click here for more information
Deadline for this application is March 31, 2019

College of the Ozarks 

Click here for CofO's admissions page.

Admission into Cof O fairly competitive, when applying to CofO, it is imperative that you stay aware of due dates and timelines.  Click here to see more information concerning the application process for CofO.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE--Columbia

For more information click here.

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE OZARKS--

Go to this website to look at 
possible scholarships you may be eligible for.  Click here for more information.  Below I have listed a few possible scholarships from this site.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CROWLEY'S RIDGE COLLEGE
--Paragould

Click here for CRC's website.

CURT, CLIFF AND OPAL YOUNG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS--
The Curt, Cliff and Opal Young College Scholarship in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to one eligible senior.  Deadline for this scholarship is April 1, 2019.  For more information click here.

The Curt, Cliff and Opal Young Technical/Vocational Scholarship College in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one eligible senior.  Deadline for this scholarship is April 1, 2019.  For more information click here.

DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL, XI CHAPTER--

Delta Kappa Gamma will offer two scholarships this year.  One for $1000 and the other for $500.  This scholarship is designated for women entering the field of education.  The application return deadline is March 31, 2019.  This means that the application needs to be in the counselors hands by March 18, 2019,the application requires several sections to be completed by the counselor. Click here for more information and the application.

DRURY UNIVERSITY--Springfield

Click here for Drury University's admission page.
Click here to see the tuition and fees information for Drury University.
Click here to see scholarship information for Drury University.

EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION--
ECCU is offering two $1000 scholarships, applicants must be members of the ECCU.  For more information you can click here.  For an application click here.  Deadline is March 15, 2019.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION--

The 2020 Most Valuable Student Scholarship application is now available.  Deadline for this scholarship application is November 5, 2019.  For more information or to access the Elks Lodge scholarship application click here

EVANGEL UNIVERSITY--Springfield

Click here for Evangel University's admission page.
Click here for Evangel University's financial aid page.

FASTWEB--search engine
Fastweb is a tool used connect students with scholarship applications, internships, financial aid tips, college life information, and now part-time jobs.  Click here to go to the fastweb site.


GREATER OZARKS CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (GOCAT)--West Plains

GOCAT is a partnership between MSU-WP, SCCC, and the city of West Plains.  The goal is develop a highly skilled workforce.

Courses offered within the degree and certificate programs include electronics and electricity, machining, CAD/CAM, PLC’s, controllers, robotics, hydraulics, welding and more. Graduates will be ready to pursue entry-level careers in various industries and occupations such as electrician technician; installation, maintenance and repair worker; welder; electronics technician; robotics programmer; millwright and many other opportunities.

Employment in these job sectors in South Central Missouri is expected to grow by 8.5% by 2022 with 28.5% coming from new growth. Average salary is $40,108. Top employers and industry partners are DRS Technologies, Armstrong, Perennial Energy, Caterpillar, Arlee, Regal and Missouri Sun Solar.

For more information concerning GOCAT, click here.

HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION--

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need based, merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college.  These students will graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  Over 400 new scholarships will be awarded in April 2020. 

Hagan Scholarship's purpose is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free; to provide a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum.  These skills are taught via Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Study Abroad.  For information click here.

HARDING UNIVERSITY--Searcy, AR

Click here for admissions information for Harding University.
Click here for financial information for Harding University.

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION---

The Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Application form has been released.  This scholarship is for individuals who exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution.  Applicants will need to demonstrate critical financial need and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  for more information 
click here.  For a brief synopsis of of the criteria and application process click here
.  The deadline for this application is October 25, 2019.

HOWELL-OREGON ELECTRIC CO-OP
Howell-Oregon Electric is offering a Scholarship this year to THS students.  Click here to obtain an application.  Application deadline is April 1, 2019.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINIST AND AEROSPACE WORKERS--
This scholarship is for $500.  The local chapter, #2782 is offering this scholarship.  The deadline is April 14th, 2019.   Click here for a copy of the application.  The application must be postmarked by the deadline date.  The return address is:

 I.A.M. Local 2782
c/o Neil Pickett
408 Washington Ave.
Suite 134
West Plains, MO 65775

LINN TECH--Linn

See STATE TECH for more information.

LISA ROGERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP--

This scholarship is in honor of Mrs. Lisa Rogers.  Mrs. Rogers taught for the Thayer school district to many years and had a major impact on many young students.  To obtain a copy of the application click here.


LYONS COLLEGE
--Batesville

Click here for Lyons freshmen admission page.
Click here for Lyons tuition and fees page.
Click here for student financial aid information for Lyon.

LUCAS A. ORF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP--THAYER

This scholarship was created in honor of Lucas A. Orf by the family and friends.  Lucas was a member of the 2023 THS graduating class.  For more information and a copy of the application click here.


MIDWEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES--

MAHEO is offering five $3,000 scholarships for deserving students in Southeast Missouri.  For more information click here.


MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES--
2019 Application has not been released.
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MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF RURAL EDUCATION--
MARE has announced the release of its 2019 scholarship for more information click here.  The deadline for this application is March 8, 2019.


MISSOURI COURAGE SCHOLARSHIPS--

The Missouri Courage scholarship applications and information can be found by clicking here. Deadline for this application is March 31, 2019. 

MISSOURI SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION--


The MSBA's Future Builders Foundation offers the John T. Belcher Memorial Scholarship.  The MSBA established this scholarship to honor the memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri public school districts.  The learning environment for thousands of Missouri public school students was improved as a result of his work.  A $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA's 17 regions.  Applicants are judged on the based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay.  A statewide winner is selected from this group of regional winners and awarded an additional $1,500.

The local school board of each MSBA member district is eligible to nominate one high school senior to apply.  The local board of education should select their applicant based on academic achievement and leadership abilities; need may also be a consideration in selecting an applicant.  Please see Mr. Rouse for more information concerning this opportunity.  Deadline to submit all application materials to the THS Board of Education is December 6, 2018.  Click here to obtain the application for this scholarship.

MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD--

Interested in the military, but unsure about a full-time commitment, the guard may be for you.  You can serve while attending college, gain work experience, and earn a paycheck all at the same time.  Below is a list of benefits of the Guard:

-Up to 100% Tuition paid at over 90 Missouri schools through State Tuition Assistance
-$4,000 in tuition paid to any accredited school through Federal Tuition Assistance
-Up to $50,000 is Student Loan Repayment
-Receive pay for attending college $392-$742 a month
-Paid job experience $200-$280 for working one weekend a month
-Serve your community
-Receive military preference from employers
-Paid training in a career field of your choice
-Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance and life insurance
-Retirement plan

For more information contact Sgt Wright at 417-505-8535 to discuss your options


MISSOURI SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY​--Rolla

Click here for MS&T's admissions page.
Click here for MS&T's costs page.
Click here for MS&T's financial aid page.

Below is the link to Missouri S&T's Chancellors Scholarship.  The deadline to apply is October 25th.  Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or be in the top 10% of your high school class after six semesters.
  • Take the ACT or SAT prior to November 1 and obtain an ACT score of 31 or higher OR obtain a score of 1390 for CR+M on the SAT.
  • Apply for admission to S&T by October 25

            --Complete the application at apply.mst.edu
                --Submit transcripts and test scores at scholarships.mst.edu by                           midnight November 1

  • Submit the following items at scholarship.mst.edu by midnight November 1:

--Completed Chancellor's Scholarship application
        --A 750-word essay based on the provided topic
The Chancellor's Scholarship replaces any previous merit scholarship packages.  Bright Flight will be awarded in addition to the Chancellor's Scholarship.


  • MISSOURI SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS--

    The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) has announced that it is now taking applications for scholarships.  All high school accounting, business, and math students may apply.

    -Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior (class of 2018).
    -A high school member of MOCPA (a complimentary student membership application can be found  by clicking here.
    -Provide a recommendation form educator or school administrator
    -Missouri resident (or child of MOCPA member)
    -Enrolled in a Missouri college/university with a declared major of Accounting

    Winners will be selected based on a point system, rating their GPA, ACT or SAT, educator recommendation and leadership potential (honors, awards and activities).  February 23, 2018 is the submission deadline.  Winners will be announced in April.  To obtain the application click here.  To find the reference form click here.

    MISSOURI SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY--Joplin

    Click here for MSSU's admissions page.
    Click here for MSSU's financial aid page.

    MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP--Thayer

    2019 Application has not been released.

    MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY--Springfield

Click here to see MSU Admissions requirements page.

Click here to see MSU Admissions Checklist.

MSU-Springfield offers numerous freshmen scholarships.  The following is a list of available scholarships and some of the requirements for each scholarship:

Presidential Scholarship
-$12,500 per year ($6,250 for tuition and $6,250 for on-campus housing).  Total value          over four years is $50,000.

University Scholarship
-Includes the Board of Governors Scholarship (below) plus $2,000
-Applicants must apply for the Presidential Scholarship

Board of Governors Scholarship
-$5000 per year plus a $500 voucher toward a university-approved study-away program
-10% of class or 3.0 GPA after 6th or 7th semester
-ACT of 28 (scores from December ACT are the last to be accepted for                         consideration)
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by January 15

Provost Scholarship
-$2500 per year
-20% of class or GPA of 3.7 after 6th or 7th semester
-ACT of 26 (scores from December 2016 ACT are the last to be accepted for                       consideration)
-Students who rank 1st or 2nd in class are also eligible
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by January 15

Dean's Scholarship
-$1500 per year
-20% of class or 3.7 GPA after 6th or 7th semester
-ACT of 24 (scores from December 2016 ACT are the last to be accepted for                       consideration)
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by January 15

Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leaders Scholarship
-Combine with the Provost, Dean's, Inclusive Excellence, or Diversity scholarships for up          to $3500
-50% of class or 3.0 GPA after 6th semester
-ACT of 20
-Apply for admission and complete the Hutchens/SGA Centennial Leadership Scholarship       application
-www.missouristate.edu/centennialapp
-Deadline to apply is January 30

Missouri State Promise Scholarship

-$1000 (1st year) $1500 (2nd year)
-Selected based on financial need and academic potential (class rank, GPA, and ACT)
-Apply for admission and complete the FAFSA no later than February 1
-www.fafsa.gov

Missouri State Advantage Scholarship
-$1000 per year
-Entering freshmen must have completed 6 credit hours through the Missouri State              University dual credit program with a MSU GPA of 3.0
-Eligible students will be identified based on their application credentials
-Apply for admission by June 1

Missouri Boys State/Missouri Girls State Leadership Award
-$1000 award
-Applicants must have both solid academic record and strong record of leadership and           must have participated in Missouri Boys/Girls State
-Apply for admission and complete the general scholarship application
-www.missouristate.edu/genanddepapp
-submit a Missouri Boys/Girls State certificate of completion, or letter from Boys/Girls             state confirming attendance to MSU's office of financial aid by the deadline
-Deadline is March 1

A+ Recognition Scholarship
-$500 per year
-Qualify for regular admission to MSU and meet A+ program requirements
-Apply for admission and submit the A+ Recognition Scholarship application
-www.missouristate.edu/financialaid/aplusapp
-A final high school transcript verifying A+ certification is also required
-Deadline June 1

For more up to date information concerning these scholarships can be found by clicking here.


MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
-West Plains 

Click here for find MSU-WP admissions page.

MSU-WP offers several academic scholarships:

Scholarship

Amount

Minimum ACT


Class Rank 


GPA/4.0 scale

Deadline

 Board of Governors   

 $2000 per year    

28

 

  Top 10%    

 

3.90 or higher

 March 31

 Chancellor's

 $1500 per year

26

 

Top 20%

 

3.70 or higher

March 31

 Dean's

$1,000 per year

24

 

Top 20%

 

3.70 or higher

March 31


Also available is the 
A+ Course Fee Scholarship; this scholarship is equal to all individual course fees not covered by the Missouri A+ Grant.  Courses must lead to the completion of an associate degree.

Above that, MSU-WP offers more than 90 endowed and restricted scholarships.  The criteria for these scholarships and other information concerning financial aid at MSU-WP can be found by visiting:  www.wp.missouristate.edu/finaid.

MUSIC (MISSOURI UNITED SCHOOL INSURANCE COUNCIL)--
MUSIC has announced that it is taking applications for the Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley scholarship.  Information concerning this scholarship can be located by clicking here.  The local deadline for this scholarship is February 7, 2019.

NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY--Maryville

Northwest Missouri State University offers five merit-based Freshman Scholarships.  The table below indicates the needed ACT and GPA scores to qualify.  These scholarships are divided equally between the fall and spring semester.


 19-20

 21-22

 23-24

 25-26

 27-36

 2.75-2.99

 NORTHWEST

 NORTHWEST

 NORTHWEST

 NORTHWEST

 UNIVERSITY

 3.00-3.24

 NORTHWEST

 UNIVERSITY

 UNIVERSITY

 UNIVERSITY

 TOWER

 3.25-3.49

 NORTHWEST

 UNIVERSITY

 TOWER

 TOWER

 ACADEMIC

 3.50-3.74

 NORTHWEST

 UNIVERSITY

 TOWER

 ACADEMIC

 ACADEMIC

 3.75-4.00

 UNIVERSITY

 TOWER

 ACADEMIC

 ACADEMIC

 DISTINGUISHED

Northwest Merit Scholarship--$1,000
University Scholar--$1,500
Tower Scholar--$2,000
Academic Excellence--$3,000
Distinguished Scholar--$4,000

Other scholarship awards available include:

President's Scholarship
Award Amount
-$8,000
-Competitive; 10 awarded
Requirements
-ACT 27-36 and minimum GPA 3.75
-Must attend Northwest's Distinguished Scholar's Day

Cultural Enrichment Scholarship
Eligibility:  American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, U.S. citizen or a graduate from eligible high school.  Student must participate in the MORE mentoring program.  For more information contact Northwest Missouri State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Award Amount/Requirements
-$500/Index:  100-119 or ACT 21
-$750/Index:  120-139 or ACT 22
-$1,000/Index:140-159 or ACT 23-24
-$1,200/Index:  160-199 or ACT 25-36
-Limited number awarded/Minimum GPA 2.0

A+ Scholarship
Award Amount
-$1,500--May receive in addition to other Northwest automatic scholarships
-Limited number awarded
Requirements
-First-time freshman
-Index:  100-199 or ACT 21-36 and a minimum 2.50 GPA
-Attend an A+ eligible Missouri High School, indicate A+ on admission application
-Actual award made upon confirmation of completed A+ requirements

Alumni Scholarship
Award Amount
-$500
Requirement
-Son, daughter or spouse of Northwest graduate
-Provide graduate's personal information on admission application

Missouri Boys/Girls State Scholarship
Award Amount
-$1,000 (five total for Boys State)
-$1,000 (five total for Girls State)
Requirement
-First-time freshman
-Missouri Boys/Girls State attendee (indicate participation on admission application,              complete Standard Scholarship Application and provide proof of attendance to the Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance

For more up to date information concerning NWMSU scholarship click here.

MISSOURI UNITED SCHOOL INSURANCE COUNCIL--

The Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC) encourages you to apply for the Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley/MUSIC Scholarship.  the funding of the scholarship is provided by proceeds from the golf tournament and corporate donations.

Dr. Darrell "Jack" Holley was MUSIC's first Executive Director.  As a school business official with the Mehlville School district and president of MOASBO, he worked with the Arthur J Gallagher Company and others to create the MUSIC Program in 1985.  Jack served as the Executive Director for 12 years developing/enhancing coverages, expanding services and growing the program to include close to 400 school
 districts, community college and educational associations before retiring.  MUSIC  members are designated into three enrollment size categories:  small, medium, and large.  Six (two per category) nonrenewable $2000 scholarships will awarded. The guidelines are:

1.  Your school must be a current member of MUSIC
2.  Only one application from each school will be submitted
3.  Application must be postmarked by February 22, 2019, however, THS has a local deadline of February 1, 2019.
4.  All applications must be typed
5.  An official transcript along with an ACT score must accompany your application
6.  Application will need a letter from your school administrator
7.  Winners names will be posted on MUSIC website by April 12, 2019
8.  The scholarship be sent directly to recipients once proof of paid college tuition is provided


​NATIONAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION--Thayer
The local NEA chapter has released the application for this year's scholarship.  Applicants planning to pursue a degree in education should apply for this scholarship.  Click here for the application. 

OREGON COUNTY FARM BUREAU--

Oregon County Farm Bureau is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student majoring in agriculture related field.  For more information concerning this scholarship, click here.

OZARK MEDICAL CENTER--

OMC has released a scholarship application for those planning to enter the medical profession.  this $500 scholarship is due in the office on April 22, 2019.  Click here for an application.

OZARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE--Springfield

The deadline for nomination for the OTC Institutional Scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year is March 1, 2019.  If you are planning on attending OTC see Mr. Rouse.

Click here for admissions information for OTC.
Click here for financial information for OTC.

OZARKA COLLEGE--Melbourne, AR

Click here for admissions information for Ozarka College.

Ozarka College has a scholarship specific to Missouri students! It’s called the Ozarka Opportunity scholarship. It’s worth $1,000 the first year and $2,000 the second year. In order for a student to receive this scholarship, they must be nominated by the counselor and one senior per graduating class is eligible. The must enroll full time at Ozarka and maintain have a 2.00 GPA or cumulative 2.25 GPA.

 Other scholarships Missouri students are eligible for:

Academic Excellence—any graduating senior who has a 24 or higher on their ACT OR is in the top 10% of their graduating class. Student must enroll full time and have a 3.00 GPA or cumulative 3.25 GPA. This is a full tuition scholarship!

College NOW—any graduating senior who completes 12 or more concurrent credit hours with Ozarka. Must have a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled full time. This scholarship will cover tuition and fees for the first semester.

Foundation scholarships—awarded to anyone (including non-traditional students) and they range in value from $250 to $1000 per semester.

Scholarships Specific to Thayer:

Tom Dawe Jr. Memorial scholarship—This is worth $250 per semester! All students have to do is apply for it. I will include instructions below (when they apply for this one, they will also be considered for other Foundation scholarships!)

Instructions for applying for Tom Dawe Jr. Memorial scholarship (you can’t apply for this until spring):
1.)    Login to your myOzarka account
2.)    Click on the Finance tab
3.)    Over on the right click on $Apply for Scholarships
4.)    Click on the arrow that says Begin
5.)    Upload essay and submit (student MUST upload essay to be considered.)

Ambassador scholarship—we have decided to extend this scholarship offering to Thayer students! It is worth $250 per semester, you (the counselor) will choose which senior will get it. The student must be enrolled full time and maintain a 2.00 GPA.

PHYSICAL THERAPY SPECIALIST SCHOLARSHIPS--

PTCS offers eight $600 scholarships.  The criteria for these scholarships are as follows:

1. Applicant must be a 2019 Graduate of a high school in the PTSC's service area.
2. Applicant must rank in the upper two-thirds of his/her
 graduating class.
3. Applicants must be applying to a two or four year accredited college, university or technical training school.
4. Applicants must submit a high school transcript
5. Applicants must write a one page essay-- "Describe your leadership ability."
6. Applicants must have two letters of reference; one from a community member and one from school personnel.

For more information and an application, click here.

PROJECT 21 SCHOLARSHIP--

The Missouri Gamin Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Project 21 Scholarship Program.  This is the 24th year the scholarship has been awarded.  The goal of the scholarship program is to not only inform youth that it is not permissible in Missouri for persons under the age of 21 to gamble in casinos, but also educate then about the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling.  The Project 21 Program 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.  One (1) $2500 first prize scholarship and three (3) $1500 second prize scholarships will be awarded.  for more information click here.  Deadline for this scholarships is March 1, 2020.


SOUTH CENTRAL CAREER CENTER--West Plains

SCCC has a adult education program that offers industry recognized credentials in the fields of
auto-body and collision repair, auto mechanics, carpentry, practical nursing, surgical technology, welding, commercial and advertising art, culinary art.   For more information click here.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL--

2018 Scholarship Information

  1. There will be multiple $500 scholarships given to a graduating senior from the class of 2017/2018 to area seniors. 
  2. Applicant must have a cumulative C average at the end of the 1st semester of their senior year.
  3. All information including essay must be submitted no later than March 31, 2018.
  4. Scholarship funds must be utilized for an accredited college, university, or community college.
  5. Questions should be sent to:  Ms. Pam Monetti via call or text to (618) 444-2891, or by email to psmonetti@ailife.com.
  6. Completed application and all scholarship information and documentation for submission should be sent to semoclc@gmail.com.
  7. Selected submission – Essay, Social Media, Public Relations Project or PowerPoint on one of the following subjects:
    • What are the mutual benefits and historical significance of Collective Bargaining?
    • How do Prevailing Wage laws benefit the tax base of local communities?
    • Right to Work is on the ballot this year. Please explain how/why Right to Work legislation does not benefit union members. 
  8. Special scholarship award for the individual who can post, share and have friends share her/his submission on social media. Proof of submission and shares must be provided. Every share MUST include SEMOCLC FB and Twitter handles. 
  9. Notification of winners will be done by April 15, 2018.
  10. For more information and an application click here.


SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY--Cape Girardeau

Currently, SEMO offers 145+ undergraduate majors, 100+ undergraduate certificates and minors, and 75+ graduate programs emphasizing national accreditation, experiential learning and career preparation.  Let's help your students launch an extraordinary career.

  • Scholarship Deadline – Our early admission consideration and scholarship deadline will be December 1, 2017.  December 1 is also the recommended housing contract completion date. If a student wishes to meet this suggested deadline, we recommend a November 1 application date.  Have your students apply now at semo.edu/apply.
  • 2018-2019 Scholarship Program – Visit semo.edu/scholarships to review our 2018-2019 scholarship offerings.  The Midwest Achievement Award is now expanded to all states with no deadline and the Governor’s Scholarship is now available to Missouri residents only.
  • River Campus Open House – The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts invites you and your students to attend a master class, have dinner on us and see the final dress rehearsal of An American Hero on Tuesday, September 26.  Register at semo.edu/visitrivercampus.
  • Monday, Nov. 13 Show Me Day with Diversity and Inclusion Showcase – We are hosting a Show Me Day open house event on Monday, Nov. 13 with a Diversity and Inclusion Showcase and would like to invite you to bus students from your high school.  Benefits include free lunch in Towers Café, academic and student life fairs, and sessions on Financing Your Education, Living on Campus, Diversity & Inclusion, and Transferring to Southeast.  Register your group at semo.edu/showmeday.    
  • New Degree Programs – Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.  View degree maps with sample four-year plans, career options and more at semo.edu/study.  

  Click here to find SEMO's website.  If you would like to apply to SEMO, click here, to find the incoming Freshman page.

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY--

Chapter Scholarships

The Show-Me Chapter offers a $2000 scholarship for a high school senior, or undergraduate, planning to major in conservation or a natural resources-related field.  This is an essay contest.  Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.  Please encourage any eligible students to apply.  Applications must be postmarked by November 26th (Monday after Thanksgiving).

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 on the same website, at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.  


STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF MISSOURI (Linn Tech)--Linn

Linn Tech is Missouri's premier technical college.  Linn Tech has a 97% placement rate after graduation, with over 350 industry partners.  The ratio of student to faculty is 12:1.  It is currently ranked in the top 10% of 2-year schools in the nation.  Linn has a wide numerous programs of study for more information about Linn Tech or register for a preview day, click here.
For more information about applying to Linn Tech click here.


STEPHENS COLLEGE--Columbia

Stephens College in an all-girls, private, liberal arts college.  It is located in central Missouri.  For more information about Stephens College click here.  For more information on how to enroll click here.  

Stephens College will host six preview days they are:  September 16th, October 7th, 21st, 28th, November 4th and 18th.  These events starts at 10:00 and runs til 12:00.  To register for one of these events click here
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STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP--

This online site contains a large list of national scholarships.  Those interested can receive the newsletter.  For more information or to login to the site click here.

THAYER BOBCAT BOOSTER SCHOLARSHIP--
The 2019 Booster Club Scholarship is now available.  Click here for an application.  May 1st, 2019 is the deadline.

THAYER CRESCITE CLUB--
The 2019 Cresitie Club scholarship is a $350 scholarship for graduating senior girls of Thayer High School.  For a copy of the application click here.  Deadline for this application is April 22, 2019.

THAYER-MAMMOTH SPRING ROTARY CLUB--

the Thayer Mammoth Spring Rotary Club has announced it is now taking applications for the 2019 scholarship.  Click here for an application.  The deadline for this scholarship is April 26th, 2019.

THAYER HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION--
The 2019 Application for the Thayer High School Alumni Association's scholarship has been released. The deadline for this application is 8:00 am, Friday April 5th, 2019.  Click here for a copy of the application.

THAYER HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER OF THE FFA's ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP--
2019 Application has not been released.

THAYER SCHOOL FOUNDATION--
All Thayer School foundation scholarships have a application deadline for April 12, 2019.  Click on the links below to access each individual scholarship application.

Barbara Dea Williams Memorial Scholarship
Bill Garrison Memorial Scholarship
Eli Pounders Memorial Scholarship
Emily Beck Memorial Scholarship

THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY COLLEGE--Poplar Bluff

Click here for more information about the admissions process at TRCC, and you can click here to access the online application.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI--Warrensburg

The university's "Choose Red Days" are as follows:  Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 13, Feb. 12, March 30, and April 13.  For more information click here.


UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI--Columbia

Click here to apply for admission to Mizzou
Click here to apply for financial aid to Mizzou

The MU annual scholarship application is now due on December 1st.  Students are encouraged to apply for admission no later than November 15th of their senior year to ensure maximum scholarship eligibility.

Also, MU's preference form and housing and dining contract open on December 1st.  These forms should be submitted by February 1st to be included in the first round of housing assignments.

Chancellor's Award $6500 --ACT 31+
Curators Scholars Award $4500 --ACT 28-30
Excellence Award $3000 --ACT 25-27

The Honors College has a firm deadline of March 1st.  Applicants must submit a resume and essay.  In order to apply for competitive scholarships and research and artistry programs, students must be admitted to Mizzou and the Honors College by December 1st.

Click here for more information about MU scholarship opportunities.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY (UMKC)
--Kansas City

Click here for UMKC Admission page.
Click here for UMKC Freshmen information page.
Click here for UMKC Financial Aid information page.

UMKC's Trustees' Scholars Program provides a fully funded educational and experiential program for a select group of first-time students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  This program is a collaboration between the university and its trustees.  A large philanthropic support organization made up of Kansas City's most outstanding business and civic leaders.  The program gives students access to UMKC Trustees' knowledge, experience and mentorship, as well as guidance from key UMKC staff.  

The benefits of this scholarship program include:
-Full payment of tuition and educational fees for 120 credit hours or up to four years, whichever comes first.
-Full payment of on-campus room and board fees during years one and two
-$2,000 towards living expenses during years three and four
-$500 towards books each year
-A four-year professional enrichment curriculum to build scholars' networks in Kansas City and prepare them to be future community leaders
-Opportunity for mentorship by a Kansas City business leader
-Opportunity to be part of a tight-knit group of other high-achieving students
-Opportunity for involvement with the Kansas City community
-Special assistance from Career Services in finding internships and jobs

Eligibility Requirements:
-Rank in top 5% on high school class
-A minimum ACT composite score of 30
-Unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 calculated on the 17 core classes:
-4 Language Arts
-4 Math
-3 Science
-3 Social Studies
-2 Foreign Languages
1 Fine Art
-In addition, candidates are evaluated on their community or school involvement and   leadership abilities.

This program is not available to those students pursuing six year programs in the medical field or architecture majors.

VOICE OF RURAL MISSOURI SCHOLARSHIP--

The Oregon County Farm Bureau will award a $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing appropriate certification in a field related to and supportive of agriculture.  For more information click here.

WACE

Is an organization that helps students find colleges and employers interested in creating a co-op model of learning.  This unique academic program combines classroom studies with professional work experience in a field related to your education and career goals. More information can be found by visiting www.waceinc.org, or see Mr. Rouse.

WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN--

Student Athletes interested in the this award/scholarship program need to click here.

WESTLAKE SCHOLARSHIP --

The James and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program is provides awards for college tuition, fees, books and supplies for the 2018-2019 academic school year.  To be eligible applicants must be a Missouri resident, a senior in high school, planning to enroll in a four year university or college, or completing two years at a Missouri community college and transferring to a four year college or university at the sophomore or junior level.  He/She must maintain a 2.5 GPA and the applicants family's adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less.  For more information click here.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY--Saint Louis

Click here for the admissions page of Wash U.  This page will also have links to the financial aid and scholarship page.

Interested applicants need to see Mr. Rouse about nomination to Wash-U's Danforth Scholars program.  For more information click here

WILLIAMS BAPTIST COLLEGE--Walnut Ridge

Click here for WBC admission information.
Click here for WBC financial aid information.

WILLIAM WOODS--Fulton

 For more information click here.

A LIST OF POST HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION WEBSITES:

Registered Apprenticeships: http://www.missouriapprenticeship.com
U.S. Military: http://www.usmilitary.com/
Community Colleges: http://www.aacc.nche.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Technical Schools: http://www2.ed.gov/students/prep/college/consumerinfo/index.html
4-year Colleges: 
http://www.dhe.mo.gov/

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS (grades 9-12)

MISSOURI BOYS STATE
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Missouri Boy State is an eight-day program designed specifically for high school juniors who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their school.  Last year, 986 students representing approximately 400 high school across Missouri participated in this outstanding one in a lifetime experience.  Additional information can be found by clicking here.

MISSOURI GIRLS STATE--

Missouri Girls State (MGS) was first established in 1940 as one of 11 Girls State programs in the nation. The first session was held at William Woods University (then College), Fulton, in the summer of 1940 under the direction of Lutie Long Smith. There were 213 citizens in attendance the first year and Juanita Curry was elected Governor. The citizens were divided into 3 counties -- Scott, Price, and Barton; and there were six cities -- Pershing, Koontz, Boone, Crowder, Lewis, and Clark. MGS was located at William Woods for 17 sessions, with no sessions held in 1943 and 1945 due to war. Following a fire at the college in 1959, MGS transferred to Christian College, Columbia, in 1960. In 1961, the program moved to Stephens College, Columbia, due to the need for a larger facility. The program returned again to William Woods University in 1976, where it remained until 1998 when it moved to Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg (now University of Central Missouri).

Currently, MGS has 760 citizens in 7 counties and 21 cities. Our cities and counties are named after famous or important people to the American Legion Auxiliary and the State of Missouri or those individuals who have contributed in some way to the success of the Missouri Girls State program.  For more information click here.



MISSOURI CADET PATROL ACADEMY--Jefferson City

This program is designed to give cadets an opportunity to see what a typical week of rigorous patrol recruit training is like.  Activities will include:  Classroom instruction in history of law enforcement, defensive driving, radar, motor vehicle laws, first aid, shooting demonstrations, drug abuse and use of alcohol, as well as demonstration of police skills, such as personal defense and weapons firing.  Organized sports will be a part of the program as well as tours of the area as time permits.  It is expected that Missouri State Officials will also visit during the week.  For more information click here.  For an application to the patrol academy click here.  

MISSOURI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE--
2019 Application has not been released.
This leadership camp is held in June at Westminster College in Fulton, MO.  For more information click here.


MISSOURI LEADERSHIP SEMINAR--

MLS will celebrate its 33rd year of providing exceptional high school sophomores from across Missouri the opportunity to discover and expand their leadership potential.  The MLS mission is to empower young adults to expand their minds and be truer to themselves so they can develop into leaders who change lives and make a positive difference in their local communities and the world.  MLS dates are: June 8-10, 2018 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri.  The three-day seminar is offered free of cost.  THS is allowed to nominate one sophomore student.  For more information click here.

ROBERT J. STUCKEY ESSAY CONTEST-- 

The Friends of the Libraries organization is cooperation with the University of Missouri Libraries are sponsoring this essay contest.  All essays will need to be between 1200 and 1500 words in length and address one or more aspects of books and reading.  All entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2018, in order to be considered.  This contest is open to 9th-12th grades.  First through Third places will be recognized and a monetary award is given.  For more information click here.

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD--

The NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) and Prudential Insurance have teamed up for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  This program was created to recognize student who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  For more information concerning this award and to apply click here

HOWELL-OREGON ELECTRIC
Howell-Oregon Electric is offering an opportunity for THS juniors to attend the 2019 CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience).  This is event in held in Jefferson City, MO from July 17-19.  For an application and more information click here.

PSAT/NMSQT--


ASVAB--

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be given this year to both sophomores and graduating seniors.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS (grades 7-8)

MISSOURI PEACE OFFICERS FOUNDATION--
 
PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD--

The NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) and Prudential Insurance have teamed up for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.  This program was created to recognize student who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  For more information concerning this award and to apply 
click here.
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  ACT National Test Dates    

Thayer School Code:  263-385

Thayer Test Center Code:  179150 * indicates test will not be given at the Thayer test site.       

Test Date

Regular Deadline

Late Registration

Photo Upload


December 8, 2018
February 9, 2019
April 13, 2019
June 8, 2019*
July 13, 2019*



November 2, 2018
January 11, 2019
March 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
June 14, 2019


November 3-19, 2018
January 12-18, 2019
March 19-25, 2019
May 4-20, 2019
June 15-24, 2019


November 30, 2018
February 1, 2019
April 5, 2019
May 31, 2019
July 5, 2019

      

 Learning Express Library

This site has ACT practice tests as well as many other tests and practice items.Check it out!
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The Learning Express Library is now available through the Thayer Website. 
To access the Learning Express Library go to:

  • thayer.k12.mo.us
  • High School
  • MediaCenter
  • Learning Express Library


 

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