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, 2018

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

September 29, 2018


October 10, 2018

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, 2018

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

November 15, 2018

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

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

OPENS UP November 15, 2018

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 2018

https://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship - More information comes out in December 2018, 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, 2018

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 7, 2018

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

December 12, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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

December 31, 2018 (September 17, 2018 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, 2019

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

January 10, 2019

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

January 23, 2019

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, 2019 ***NEW***

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, 2019. Scholarship recipients will be awarded a onetime $1,000 scholarship in March 2019.

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 3, 2019

Eminence Lodge No. 205 - $400 scholarship awarded to a student enrolling in a Kansas technical college. See Mr. Hancock for application and eligibility.

February 15, 2019

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 2019

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, 2019

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

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 15, 2019 - (opens up December 1, 2018)

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

March 30, 2019

Bud Weems Memorial Scholarship - $500 awarded to two Mission Valley seniors – See Mr. Hancock for application and eligibility

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

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---Contact Cole Rutledge at 785-289-0038 or crutledge@wildcatfeeds.com or see Mr. Hancock for application and eligibility.

April 1, 2019



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 the application and/or any questions.

April 15, 2019

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

Contact Melda Mallett at wabaunseefb@kfb.org

Varying 2019 Dates

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

2019 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!