Listed below are many, many resources/websites of upcoming scholarship opportunities for Juniors and Seniors (some are even for Sophomores!)

The dates shown in bold are the deadline dates for each scholarship opportunity.  I highly encourage each student fill out an application for the "Going Merry" scholarship search engine.  This website simplifies the application process and makes it so much easier for the student to apply for multiple scholarships with one standardized process.


September 25, 2019

https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/ - have to do a video to submit to get this scholarship, please read, very interesting

September 29, 2019


Opens up in October 2019

https://www.nhs.us/students/the-nhs-scholarship/ - National Honor Society Scholarships

October 15, 2019

Here is information for a scholarship the Kansas Buffalo Association is offering. I have attached the scholarship application, which is also available from the website: http://www.kansasbuffalo.org/news.cfm?id=7

The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshmen who is involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in an agriculturally related field.

The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application, provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay outlining their relationship/interest in bison and why they should receive the scholarship.

KBA members may act as sponsors to qualify family, friends or a member of a local school or county ag-related organization (FFA, 4H, etc.) for this scholarship.

Applications and supporting materials are due by Oct. 15, 2019.

The scholarship will be awarded at the 28th Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on Dec. 7, 2019. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with representatives from the sponsoring organizations.

The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November. Questions? Please contact Kevin Leslie at 913-957-4687 or e-mail KevinELeslie@gmail.com. 


October 16, 2019

PSAT/NMSQT specific scholarship.. the better you do on the PSAT, the better chance you have at receiving a scholarship through this program:



October 25, 2019

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/ - up to $25,000 many different scholarships available

click on these two links for a brochure and more information:


Letter w/Information

November 5, 2019

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm - Most Valuable Student Scholarship - $4,000 - $50,000

November 15, 2019

https://haganscholarships.org/ - for rural students, up to $6,000 each semester for eight consecutive semesters

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
  3. Must be a student in the 2020 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.75 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 24 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score) or 1,150 on the SAT.
  6. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; from August 2019 to August 2020.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2019 using 2018 tax return information; the EFC must not exceed $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

OPENS UP November 15, 2019

https://www.legion.org/scholarships - 4 different scholarships to choose from, review each one for qualifications, can be up to $20,000 each year

December 2019

https://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship - More information comes out in December 2019, the Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. Four $500 awards available.

December 4, 2019

http://programs.applyists.com/NFTFscholarship/ -Established by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) in 2017, the Notes for the Future Scholarship Program aims to support student musicians through scholarship funding to recipients as well as a free opportunity – for all applicants – to have their audition reviewed by departments of music from colleges and universities nationwide. The program awards scholarships of up to $1,000 to promising young musicians in the United States.

December 12, 2019

https://bluestemelectric.com/content/high-school-senior-scholarships - if you live in an area that Bluestem services, you qualify for a scholarship. Please come by Mr. Hancock's office to get an application.

December 17, 2019

http://www.acaciaksstate.org – Acacia Fraternity at Kansas State University. Scholarship for young men attending K-State, but are NOT dependent on membership to the fraternity. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenXK73bLfWm3krXe1i64CR4KiO0IIi9eQTtgbWKrShALYkAA/viewform

December 20, 2019

https://www.derricklawfirm.com/library/scholarship.cfm - A $1,000 Scholarship For Those Affected By Auto Accidents

December 31, 2019 (September 17, 2019 opens up)

http://www.yesforliberty.org/scholarship.cfm - as high as $3,500.00



http://kansasseed.net/ksia-scholarships - TWO $1,000 Scholarships for collegiate agriculture bound students

January 5, 2020

https://admissions.ku.edu/tuition-scholarships/hixson-opportunity-award - KU only up to $5,250 per year

January 10, 2020

https://www.kllscholarshipfund.org/scholarship - $2,000 annual, renewable up to 4 years – For children who have lost their parents due to cancer


https://coolidgescholars.org/apply/ - The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.


http://www.kcceoa.org/scholarship/ - The Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association awards scholarships annually to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, provided they carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.

February 1, 2020 

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors (KCAED) – Four annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500/semester) to up to four full-time students attending a vocational/technical school and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair. See Mr. Hancock for the application and eligibility requirements

https://www.azuracu.com/Promotions/Scholarship.aspx - Azura Credit Union believes in going above and beyond for our community, that is why we are offering two scholarship opportunities:

The Above and Beyond ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to those eligible applicants seeking a degree at a college, university, technical or vocational school.

Diane Wright Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to those eligible applicants seeking a degree in the Educational field.

Applications are being accepted till February 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be awarded a onetime $1,000 scholarship in March 2020.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Azura Credit Union Members or those with an immediate family member with an Azura account
  • Membership effective date must be prior to December 2018
  • Applicants will be attending an accredited higher education institute within the state of Kansas
  • Applicants should be classified as one or more of the following:
    • A high school senior graduating in 2019
    • A current or future university college student
    • A current or future vocational or technical institute student
  • Both traditional and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply

February 14, 2020

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/?utm_source=NEWSLETTER&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=GENERAL&utm_term=GENERIC - "We the Students" Essay - What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in the 21st century America?

This year we are asking you to dig deep and make your scholarship essay personal. A citizen comes in many shapes and sizes. Some serve their community by voting and participating in political events. Others serve through entrepreneurship or philanthropy. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how citizenship is not an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles. We can’t wait to see what citizenship looks like in your community!

1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2019 Constitutional Academy in Washington, DC

Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each

Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each

February 15, 2020

https://alzfdn.org/young-leaders-of-afa/afa-teens/scholarship-contest/ - Alzheimer’s Foundation of American 2019 Teen Scholarship Essay Contest - $500 and up to $5,000 in scholarship money available.

http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/ - National Co-op Scholarship, many awards available – see website for eligibility and application information

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships - The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. Two Scholarships, one is $5,000 annually

https://www.gpacac.net/scholarships – Great Plains Association of College Admission Counselors - varying amounts, 3 scholarships available.

Mid-February/March 2020

https://www.thekrcf.org/apply - local scholarships - Walter Byers $1,000, Edward Phillips $1,000, and Kaw Valley Bank 3 x $100 ---- Edward Phillips has a preferences for students with disabilities

March 1, 2020

Bob Bowers Memorial Scholarship - $500 awarded to one Mission Valley senior – See Mr. Hancock for application and eligibility or click here for the application and requirements

Dover Community Foundation Scholarships – High school graduates with ties to the Dover community who will be attending any accredited college, university, community college or technical college in the Fall of 2019 may apply. Previous Dover Community Foundation scholarship recipients may reapply. Dollar amount of the awards vary---multiple applicants will receive an award. Students must maintain a 2.0 gpa in order to receive a renewal.

QUESTIONS---see Mr. Hancock

click here for the application and requirements

Richard Johnston Memorial Scholarship - $500 awarded to one Mission Valley senior – See Mr. Hancock for application and eligibility or click here for the application and requirements

https://www.kfb.org/Foundation-for-Agriculture/Scholarships - Kansas Farm Bureau – multiple scholarships at varying amounts

https://eangks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/KNG-Foundation-Scholarship-Application.pdf - Kansas National Guard Scholarship - Each year, members of the Foundation will make scholarship determinations based on the requirements below and reward scholarships in increments of $1,000 each up to a total of five scholarships.

https://www.westarenergy.com/scholarship-opportunities -  6 Craft Scholarships (linemen, power plant operators and wind energy technicians) that Westar Energy is offering in 2019 valued at $3,000 each and renewable for 1 additional year. Click here for the flyer

https://www.ksgrainandfeed.org/about-kgfa/scholarship-program/ - The Kansas Grain and Feed Association will award the following scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year on the basis of merit:

  • 1 – $500 Dub and Inez Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($250 each semester)
    • 4 – $1,000 KGFA Scholarships ($500 each semester)
    • 14 – $1,500 KGFA Scholarships ($750 each semester)

Click here to download an application.

  • Graduating Kansas high-school seniors
    • Self-starters, excellent academic credentials, good school and community citizens, strong desire to continue their education
    • Planning to attend any Kansas 4-year university, community college or votechnical school


The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association will award the following scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year on the basis of merit to any high school or current undergraduate student:

1 – $500 Jim Lee Memorial Agribusiness/Agronomy Scholarship
6 – $1,500 Agribusiness/Agronomy Scholarships

Click here for the .pdf  application

For more information contact:
Trae Green
(785) 234-0463

https://tortoiseadvisors.com/scholarship/ - The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors and college students who have demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship. The scholarship is sponsored by Tortoise Capital Advisors and aims to foster entrepreneurship among today’s youth. At Tortoise, we are proud of our firm’s entrepreneurial culture and are passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs. Details on the scholarship are below. A flyer is attached for your convenience.


We will award three, non-renewable scholarships:

First Place: $3,000

Second Place: $2,000

Third Place: $1,000


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a permanent resident of the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree, or;
  • Be a non-resident of the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor’s program or graduate program at an accredited university or college, and;
  • Have a recommended minimum 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) and minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1680 (includes writing section).

March 8, 2020

https://www.bbb.org/nebraska/for-businesses/programs-services/bbb-awards-pages/student-of-integrity-award-scholarships - Twelve $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who reside in the geographic area served by the BBB - Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa, Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska, South Dakota and The Kansas Plains.

Click on links for  application guideapplication form and recommendation form.

March 15, 2020 - (opens up December 1, 2019)

https://kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-foundation-scholarships/ - varying amounts

The Kansas Contractors Association is offering a minimum $2,000 scholarship - 

for any student enrolled in a construction management, construction science, construction engineering technology or related field of study at an accredited Kansas university, community college or technical college. 

Application is  HERE

March 25, 2020

KANSAS CRIME STOPPERS ASSOCIATION - A one-time disbursement of scholarship funds in the amount of $500 will be paid to the recipient.

Application is located  here.  Please 'make a copy' or 'print'out a copy to complete and submit to the contact information at the bottom of the 1st page.

April 1, 2020



Two Mission Valley seniors will be awarded a $1000 scholarship---one attending K-State and one attending Washburn University ---These scholarships are in memory of Lloyd & Edith Copenhafer, former residents of the Mission Valley area who pursued post-secondary education and wanted to assist local students in that endeavor.

Please contact Mr. Hancock for a paper copy of the application and/or any questions or you can click here for the  Washburn application and here for the KSU application

www.ksc.ks.gov/essaycontest - The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC), the Office of the State Bank Commissioner (OSBC) and the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) are consumer protection agencies dedicated to keeping Kansans informed about issues concerning their finances, and promoting integrity and increasing transparency and fairness in the financial services industry. Our agencies are sponsoring an essay competition and will award up to five scholarships to Kansas high school seniors this year. STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS First Place: $3,000 Second Place: $2,000 Third Place: $1,000 Fourth Place: $1,000 Fifth Place: $1,000

Essay submissions will be accepted from Jan. 21, 2019 until 11:59 p.m. CST, Monday, April 1, 2019. Judge’s clock is the official time keeper. If possible, entry forms and essays should be merged into a single Word document attachment and emailed by the deadline to:  ksc@ks.gov

click her for the  flyer and here for the rules.


1. Applicants may be high school seniors or college students.

2. Applicants must plan to attend a college in Kansas.

3. Applicants must be seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education,

Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Food Science, Grain

Millling, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management, Horticulture, etc.

Application  HERE

April 15, 2020

https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests - 11th/12th Grade up to $2,000 cash for winning essay - essay must be associated with Ayn Rand's literature -- many free books available for this. You can see Mrs. Spoon, Mr. Stucky or Mrs. McGann for a free book to use as long as they need to complete the essay.


$500.00 Award

---Parents must be Wabaunsee Co. Farm Bureau members

---planning to major in an agricultural related field (at university, community college or technical college)

---must have 3.0 gpa

Application can be found  here or you can contact Melda Mallett at wabaunseefb@kfb.org

Varying 2020 Dates

https://nths.org/scholarships-2/ - Career/Technical Education Scholarships – MUST REVIEW eligibility requirements as these scholarships do require some type of membership

2020 dates not yet determined (check back with website often)

https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ - up to $40,000 for four years

http://www.nationalgrocers.org/nga-foundation/scholarships - do you like to eat asparagus.. yes you can get a scholarship for it

All Year Round

https://gotranscript.com/scholarship-program - Scholarship Amount: $1000 USD

Frequency: This scholarship is offered during the Spring and Fall semesters (2017-2022)

Accounting Degree Scholarships

https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/accounting-degree-scholarships/ - an ever updated list of nationally based accounting scholarships

Business Degree Scholarships

https://www.discoverbusiness.us/resources/business-degree-scholarships/ - an ever updated list of nationally based accounting scholarships

Golf Related:

Open now if you are a golfer and are associated with a recognized junior golf program, such as Kansas Junior Golf Association, Kansas Golf Association, Kansas Women’s Golf Association, AJGA, The First Tee, Wichita Junior Golf Foundation, Native American Junior Golf Association.


Vo-Tech specific



https://www.goingmerry.com/ - You will be automatically assigned to MVHS so that your counselor can assist you with scholarships if you request. Counselor will invite seniors each year to this site. It is FREE!!!!

General Scholarship Site(s)




https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/kansas-scholarships <--- HAS A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SCHOLARSHIP!