External Opportunities

This list of external scholarships is provided as a resource to students to assist with the complex task of finding valuable regional scholarships opportunities. Missouri students can search by entering their county name in the search bar below. Illinois students can search by entering “Illinois” in the search bar.
Please be aware that you cannot apply to these scholarships directly using Scholarship Central.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 Foundation for Missouri DECA Scholarships
Missouri DECA offers several scholarships exclusively for Missouri DECA members: Lester B. Kesterson Scholarship $1,000 This scholarship honors...
Missouri DECA offers several scholarships exclusively for Missouri DECA...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$500 - $1,000 Missouri Society of CPAs Scholarships
Each year the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation awards approximately $40,000 in scholarships to students who are majoring in accounting at Missouri...
Each year the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation awards approximately...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2020
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
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Varies, up to $3,000 Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri Scholarship
Welcome Junior, Senior or Graduate College students majoring in one of the plant sciences and planning a career related to gardening, landscape...
Welcome Junior, Senior or Graduate College students majoring in one of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies, up to $3,000
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$500 Missouri Conservation Agents Association Scholarship
Open to Missouri residents pursuing a degree in biology, wildlife management, forestry, fisheries, ecology, agriculture, criminal justice, or a...
Open to Missouri residents pursuing a degree in biology, wildlife...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: $500
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Varies Missouri Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Scholarships
Missouri FBLA is pleased to offer scholarships that reward students for not only their academic achievement but also for their involvement in FBLA...
Missouri FBLA is pleased to offer scholarships that reward students for...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
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$2,000 renewable The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund
To provide financial support to students enrolled at an accredited college pursuing an undergraduate degree. Eligibility Criteria Cumulative 3.0...
To provide financial support to students enrolled at an accredited...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: $2,000 renewable
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$1,000 The Andrew D. Keithley Memorial Scholarship
The Andrew D. Keithley Memorial Scholarship is open to current seniors at Lafayette High School in Wildwood, MO. To be eligible to apply for the...
The Andrew D. Keithley Memorial Scholarship is open to current seniors...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Greater St Louis Mothers of Twins Club
The Greater St Louis Mothers of Twins Club offers two (2) scholarships for multiple-birth students seeking initial enrollment in accredited post...
The Greater St Louis Mothers of Twins Club offers two (2) scholarships...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: Varies
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Varies KC Scholars
KC Scholars awards scholarships to students who live in the Kansas City area. The Traditional scholarship is open to high school juniors. The...
KC Scholars awards scholarships to students who live in the Kansas City...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 Electro Savings Credit Union Edward G. Halliburton Scholarship
Student must be a high school senior; student (or parent or legal guardian) must have been an Electro member at least one year prior to the...
Student must be a high school senior; student (or parent or legal...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$500 - $1,500 Missouri Mayflower Society Scholarship
The Missouri Mayflower Society Scholarship Contest is open to any high school senior who is a resident of the State of Missouri and a Citizen of...
The Missouri Mayflower Society Scholarship Contest is open to any high...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500 - $1,500
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$1,500 - $4,000 National Defense Transportation Association Scott / St. Louis Chapter
The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship program is to promote careers in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical...
The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship program is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500 - $4,000
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$1,500-$2,500 Project 21 Scholarship
Project 21 2015 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to disseminate their message by writing an article or creating a poster or...
Project 21 2015 Scholarship Program provides students an opportunity to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500-$2,500
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Varies St. Charles Community College Foundation
The St. Charles Community College Foundation offers a number of scholarships each fall.
The St. Charles Community College Foundation offers a number of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
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$2,000 The Illinois Conservation Foundation Conservation Achievement Scholarship
The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement Scholarship to promote the value of our natural world and encourage the...
The Illinois Conservation Foundation offers the Conservation Achievement...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000
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$1,000 Missouri School Plant Managers Association (MSPMA) Scholarship
The Missouri School Plant Managers Association (MSPMA) seeks to assist qualified applicants who are continuing their education by pursuing an...
The Missouri School Plant Managers Association (MSPMA) seeks to assist...
  • Deadline: 03/06/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$2,500 Greater St. Louis Art Association
The Greater St. Louis Art Association is offering scholarships to college students in the St. Louis area who are majoring in Art. Scholarships are...
The Greater St. Louis Art Association is offering scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2020
  • Award: $2,500
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Varies Missouri Women's Golf Association
The mission of the MWGEA is to grant scholarships to graduating high school women from Missouri, on one occasion per high school...
The mission of the MWGEA is to grant scholarships to graduating high...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2020
  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 St. Louis Area Mensa Healthy Minds Scholarship
Recognizing that mental health is a vitally important community issue, St. Louis Area Mensa has established the St. Louis Area Mensa Healthy Minds...
Recognizing that mental health is a vitally important community issue,...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$1,000 renewable Boatman/King Scholarship
The Boatman/King Scholarship Foundation provides a one year, renewable $1,000.00 scholarship to two hard working students who attended the St....
The Boatman/King Scholarship Foundation provides a one year, renewable...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000 renewable
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up to $2,500 Conference of Women Legislators (Illinois)
The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) in Illinois seeks to maximize educational opportunities for all income levels by offering tuition...
The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) in Illinois seeks to maximize...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $2,500
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$1,000 - $13,000 Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. offers three different scholarships to Missouri high school students. These scholarships are...
The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. offers three different...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000 - $13,000
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$1,000 The Kansas City Section of the International Society of Automation Scholarship
The Kansas City Section of the International Society of Automation consists of engineers and technicians from different disciplines (including...
The Kansas City Section of the International Society of Automation...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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Varies The St. Louis Community College Foundation
For students attending St. Louis Community College, The STLCC Foundation offers a wide variety of unique scholarship opportunities.
For students attending St. Louis Community College, The STLCC Foundation...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
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Varies William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund
Open to individuals who reside in the First Congressional District of Missouri. ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION 1. Applicant must be a high school...
Open to individuals who reside in the First Congressional District of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Missouri Broadcasters Association Scholarship
The members of the Missouri Broadcasters Association are committed to encouraging the highest standards of broadcasting. The MBA Scholarship Fund...
The members of the Missouri Broadcasters Association are committed to...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
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$1,500 Together Credit Union Vince Jacknewitz Scholarship
The Credit Union will award six (6) $1,500 scholarships to members and four (4) to employees’ family members or co-op employees who are eligible...
The Credit Union will award six (6) $1,500 scholarships to members and...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: $1,500
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$1,250 Together Foundation Community Scholarship
The Together Foundation is offering one (1) scholarship of $1,250 to residents who live or work in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles...
The Together Foundation is offering one (1) scholarship of $1,250 to...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: $1,250
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$5,000 Isaac Bruce Foundation Scholarship
The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers a $5,000 scholarship presented by Ameren Corporation to a St. Louis Public Schools graduating high school senior...
The Isaac Bruce Foundation offers a $5,000 scholarship presented by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000
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Up to $5,000 The Next Step
The Next Step offers scholarships to individuals active in a 12-step recovery program. Applicants can be pursuing undergraduate or graduate...
The Next Step offers scholarships to individuals active in a 12-step...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Up to $5,000
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$500 University of Missouri MOST Scholarships
Overview In November of 2006, the University of Missouri announced the MOST Scholarship Program. 80 scholarships of $500 per year will be awarded...
Overview In November of 2006, the University of Missouri announced the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500
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$750 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Joseph J. Frank Scholarship
Open to students who attended a full session of Missouri Boys/Girls State. Basis for Eligibility: Must be the descendent of a veteran having...
Open to students who attended a full session of Missouri Boys/Girls...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $750
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$750 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Open to members of The American Legion Family, i.e., Legion Member, Auxiliary Member, S.A.L. Member, or a descendant of any member thereof as...
Open to members of The American Legion Family, i.e., Legion Member,...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $750
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$1,000 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Commanders Scholarship
Applicant must have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard for a minimum of 90 days and received an Honorable Discharge....
Applicant must have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$750 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Open to students who are the descendant of a veteran having served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard...
Open to students who are the descendant of a veteran having served 90...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $750
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$1,000 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship
Open to students who attended a full session of Missouri Boys / Girls State or Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy.. Applicant must be the descendant of...
Open to students who attended a full session of Missouri Boys / Girls...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$1,000 Missouri Department of The American Legion - M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship
Open to students planning a career as a Registered Nurse who are the descendent of a veteran having served 90 days on active duty in the Army, Air...
Open to students planning a career as a Registered Nurse who are the...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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$750 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship
Each High School in the state of Missouri may submit only one application for this award. Applicant must be selected by the faculty of the High...
Each High School in the state of Missouri may submit only one...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $750
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$2,500 St. Louis Area Hotel Association Scholarship Program
Open to individuals studying within the hospitality field. Enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year institution Enrolled...
Open to individuals studying within the hospitality field. Enrolled as a...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: $2,500
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$1,000-$2,000 Missouri Council of the Blind Scholarship Program
Open to all legally blind Missouri residents enrolled in or under consideration for admission to post-secondary training programs, technical school...
Open to all legally blind Missouri residents enrolled in or under...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000-$2,000
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$2,500 Better Business Bureau - Student of Ethics Award
The Better Business Bureau serving E. Missouri & S. Illinois Student of Ethics Award Program recognizes juniors in high school who personify high...
The Better Business Bureau serving E. Missouri & S. Illinois Student...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2020
  • Award: $2,500
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$500 Missouri Advanced Placement Incentive Grant
This is a nonrenewable grant designed to encourage high school students to take and score well on Advanced Placement tests in mathematics and...
This is a nonrenewable grant designed to encourage high school students...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $500
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$500 Missouri Department of The American Legion - Honoring our Hero's Scholarship
One scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible veteran who is currently or planning to attend a vocational technical college, college or...
One scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible veteran who...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $500
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$500 Missouri Department of The American Legion - William Basey Memorial Scholarship
A minimum of one $500.00 Scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible student who is planning to attend a vocational college, technical...
A minimum of one $500.00 Scholarship will be awarded annually to an...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $500
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varies MIssouri Minority and Underrepresented Environmental Literacy Program
This is a scholarship designed to assist academically talented minority and underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree...
This is a scholarship designed to assist academically talented minority...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: varies
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$500 - Full Tuition SEMO Educational Access Partnership Programs
The Office of Academic Support Centers (ASC) is designed to enhance the quality of educational experiences for students from underrepresented...
The Office of Academic Support Centers (ASC) is designed to enhance the...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $500 - Full Tuition
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$1,000 ITALIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIDWEST
Open to full time students who are residents of the State of Illinois, of Italian ancestry, and between the last year of high school and the last...
Open to full time students who are residents of the State of Illinois,...
  • Deadline: 07/31/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Kids' Chance of Missouri Scholarship for Children of Missouri's Seriously Injured Workers
This scholarship is available to children of workers who were seriously injured or died in a work-related accident covered and compensated by...
This scholarship is available to children of workers who were seriously...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
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$15,000 Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship - University of Missouri
The Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship is designed to enhance recruitment and retention of academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic...
The Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship is designed to enhance recruitment and...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Award: $15,000
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$2,500 Affton Education Foundation Scholarships
The Foundation awards up to six $2,500 renewable college scholarships to qualifying Affton High graduates each year, funding them from gifts and...
The Foundation awards up to six $2,500 renewable college scholarships to...
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  • Award: $2,500
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