"Man in the Arena" Missouri Boys State Trust/Vogel Family Scholarship

This application is open to 2024 participants of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri held at Lindenwood University from June 22-June 29 ,2024.

The “Man in the Arena” Missouri Boys State Trust/Vogel Family Scholarship is a full college scholarship valued at up to $100,000. The scholarship will be awarded to one (1) student participant from the 2024 MBS session. This scholarship, funded by the Vogel Family of St. Charles, MO, was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt’s inspiring “Citizen in a Republic” speech which was a call to citizens to engage in public service. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit of the applicant. The applicant must plan to be enrolled as a full-time student in college. The applicant must participate fully and complete the entire week of Missouri Boys State to be eligible.

The MBS Trust Scholarship Committee will review the applications and determine finalists to be interviewed during the week of Missouri Boys State at Lindenwood University. Finalists will be notified of the time, date and place for interviews during the week of the MBS program. The scholarship will be awarded at the Final Assembly at Missouri Boys State on Saturday morning, June 29. A first and second runner-up will be selected by the scholarship committee. The recipient must meet the scholarship criteria set forth by the scholarship committee as communicated at the time of the award. Should the awardee fail to maintain academic performance during the scholarship term, the remaining scholarship funds will be available to the first runner-up and then second runner-up.

Questions? Contact Mike Stewart, mike.stewart@moboysstate.org

Missouri Boys State Memorial Trust
up to $25,000, renewable
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is only for students attending Missouri Boys State during summer 2024. Only complete this application if you are a participant.
  2. List high school activities (sports, clubs, offices, etc.).
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Describe involvement (position, office, award, honors, letter, recognition)
    • 3. Years
  3. List community activities (church, scouts, volunteering, etc.)
    • 1. Activity
    • 2. Describe involvement (position, office, award, letter, recognition)
    • 3. Years
  4. List honors or awards that you have received, including the name, date, and type of recognition.
  5. Employment
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Address
    • 3. Position
    • 4. Frequency (ie. hours/week)
    • 5. Dates (start date/end date)
  6. Describe your greatest academic achievement thus far? (100 words or less)
  7. Describe a time where your leadership skills benefitted others (e.g. classmates, family members, strangers)? (100 words or less)
  8. Describe something unique and interesting about yourself. (60 words or less)
  9. Where do you plan to go to college and why? (60 words or less)
  10. Please explain your career goals and why you plan to pursue this field. (100 words or less)
  11. Where do you see yourself 10 years from college graduation? (60 words or less)
  12. How do you plan to pay for college? (60 words or less)
  13. To determine your financial need, applicants are asked to complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator. Visit https://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/ and answer the questions. When you reach the results page, print to a PDF and upload that document here. If you have any questions contact support@myscholarshipcentral.org
  14. Please explain any special circumstances or expenses that may affect your financial need. (60 words or less)
  15. REFERENCE: Enter the name and e-mail address of a non-family member who will serve as a character reference on your behalf. (NOTE: Please inform the person you offered as a reference that they may be contacted by a scholarship committee member).
  16. APPLICANT SIGNATURE: By entering my full name below, I authorize Missouri Boys State staff and representatives of the various scholarship committees to examine, verify and discuss my academic, financial and other personal information as provided in this application. I certify that all answers are accurate and truthful to the best of my knowledge, and that all information in the application and essays are my own work.
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