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
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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$500-$4,000 Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program
The Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program is funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. The scholarships recognize scholastic...
The Illinois CPA Society Accounting Scholarship Program is funded by the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500-$4,000
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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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Up to $15,000 The Carl Fricks Sportsmanship Scholarship
The St. Louis Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s young professionals group – seeks applications for the 2020 Carl Fricks...
The St. Louis Sports Commission Associates – the Sports Commission’s...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2020
  • Award: Up to $15,000
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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: 04/15/2020
  • 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: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $1,250
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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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$1,000 Dr. Kevin Terrell Memorial Scholarship for Engineering Majors (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Kappa Sigma Chapter)
The Scholarship Committee of the Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., will award one $1,000.00 scholarship to deserving...
The Scholarship Committee of the Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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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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$1,000 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. - Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The Scholarship Committee of the Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., will award $1,000.00 scholarships (a minimum of 4...
The Scholarship Committee of the Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter of Phi Beta...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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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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Up to $300 Isaac Bruce Foundation Flight 300 Program
The Isaac Bruce Foundation’s Flight 300 Program provides transportation to college bound students in need. When Isaac graduated high school, he had...
The Isaac Bruce Foundation’s Flight 300 Program provides transportation...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $300
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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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Varies Healthcare Industry Training & Education (HITE)
The Missouri Healthcare Industry Training and Education (HITE) program provides eligible low-income individuals the opportunity to receive training...
The Missouri Healthcare Industry Training and Education (HITE) program...
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  • Award: Varies
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$500 - $1,000 Illinois Sheriffs' Association
Scholarships of $500 are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic, extra-curricular and character qualifications. - The...
Scholarships of $500 are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding...
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  • Award: $500 - $1,000
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Tuition charged for 6-9 credit hours while enrolled part-time Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship
Open to Missouri residents who are at least 18 years old, enrolled at least half time, but less than full time (6-11 credit hours), employed and...
Open to Missouri residents who are at least 18 years old, enrolled at...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Tuition charged for 6-9 credit hours while enrolled part-time
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Varies MDHE - Public Service Officer or Employee's Child Survivor Grant
This program provides tuition assistance to certain public employees and their families if the employee is killed or permanently and totally...
This program provides tuition assistance to certain public employees and...
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  • Award: Varies
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$5,000 Missouri Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
The Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in foster...
The Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program is a...
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  • Award: $5,000
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Varies Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program
These grants are available annually to children and spouses of Veterans whose deaths or injuries were: a result of combat action or were attributed...
These grants are available annually to children and spouses of Veterans...
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  • Award: Varies
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$3,000 Liberty Hospital Foundation - Nursing Scholarships
The Liberty Hospital Foundation annually awards one-time scholarships to elite, local high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in nursing....
The Liberty Hospital Foundation annually awards one-time scholarships to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
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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: Ended
  • Award: Varies, up to $3,000
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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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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