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The following are college scholarships that as Upward Bound Math/Science students, you may be eligible to qualify for:

Application AvailableApplication Due DateDescription / QualificationsLink

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation


Oct. 31, 2018

Minimum 3.0 GPA.  Nationwide award competition Apply Online

If you are interested in going to Mizzou


Dec. 15, 2018

Fill out one application for multiple scholarship opportunities.  Must be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. Apply Online

Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship


Feb. 1, 2019

Must pursue a degree in Biology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Fisheries, Ecology, Agriculture, Criminal Justice, or a related field. Scholarship Website

MO Assoc. of Mutual Insurance


March 1, 2019

Must attend a college or university in the state of Missouri. Scholarship Website

The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc.

Open March 31, 2019 Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full time student at an accredited college or university in the United States. Scholarship Website

Wendy's High School Heisman

Closed Oct. 2, 2018 @ 4:00 Minimum of 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one high school sport and demonstrate involvement in community. Scholarship Website

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation

Open January 11,2019  Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education  Scholarship Application

Strayer-Rairden Scholarship

Open January 31, 2019 If you are in Iowa & Interested in Physics and Astronomy... Check out the Strayer-Rairden Scholarship. This one is based on merit.  Scholarship Application

Mediacom World Class Scholarship

Open Feburary 15, 2019 This 1000 scholarship asks for an essay, transcripts and recomendations.  Application

Missouri Soil & Water Conservation Society



November 26, 2018 


($2000) You need to go to school in Missouri for this one. Must pursue a major in conservation or natural resource-related field at an accredited college or university.

There are several Scholarship and Grant applications here. If you are thinking about something in this field, definitly check this out. Some are for H.S. students and others for undergraduates. Pay attention to that.

MENSA Education and Research Foundation Scholarship


Jan. 15, 2019

All students are eligible.  A 550 word essay describing your career and academic goals is required. There are several scholarship opportunities on this site and a lot of $$$.  Scholarship Website

Elk's Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Open Nov. 15, 2018 All students are eligible.  Scholarships are awarded at the local, state, and national levels. There are 500 four-year scholarships available ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year.  Scholarship Website

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Open Jan. 18, 2019 ($10,000 for 1st place)Nationwide essay contest for scholarship money.  Additional details and requirements are available on the scholarship website. Apply Online
AXA Achievement Scholarship
Open December 14, 2018

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. 

Scholarship Website

Burger King

Open December 15, 2018 You don't have to be an employee to get this one.  Apply Online

BitIRA Scholarship

Open January 1, 2019

awarding $1,000 to one student. You will write a one-page (typed), personal essay containing specific examples of how cryptocurrency or blockchain could change the world over the next 20 years.

Scholarship Website

Comedy Defensive Driving School

Open December 31, 2018 Design an advertisement to win this 1000. Apply Online

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

Open January 31, 2019 Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.  Apply Online

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award

Open  Dec. 15, 2018

This is for Iowa residents looking to go to ISU. It is good for up to $15,000 and might be worth checking out.


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Open Nov. 6, 2018 Must be currently (or within the past year) involved in volunteer activities. Scholarship Website

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Open November 15, 2018 This scholarship is for students in Rural communities. It is good for up to $48,000. But there are quite a few requirements. Check to see if you qualify.  Apply Online

Stokes Educational Scholarship

Open Oct. 31, 2018 Computer/Electrical Engineer; Computer Science; Cryptanalysis; Information Assurance; Signals Analysis; Business Management; Finance & Accounting Student Program Wedsite

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

Open Jan. 15, 2019 For students planning a career in government. An essay and recommendation is required. Scholarship Website

Voice of Democracy (VFW Scholarships)

Open Oct. 31, 2018

To provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express them-selves in regard to democratic ideas and principles. 2017-18 Theme is "American History: Our Hope for the Future".

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