Scholarships

Check this page regularly for new scholarship updates. Scholarships are listed in order of due date--not by date in which they were received by the counseling office. 

Creighton University ROTC Scholarship Students who complete the ROTC application can earn a full tuition and fee scholarship to more than 1,700 colleges nationwide.  Some colleges are unique in that they will give free room and board to Army ROTC scholarship awardees.  Creighton University is one example of that.  If a student comes to Creighton on a 4-year Army Scholarship, the student pays zero out of pocket expense to earn their degree. For more information, contact Todd Frerichs at toddfrerichs@creighton.edu ideally before or during October; however, the scholarship process runs through January.

Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Art Poster Contest As an Alliance Partner, Missouri DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) joins other Partners promoting and sponsoring student entries in the Missouri 2021 Art Poster Contest. Missouri students—grades three through twelve of the 2019-2020, i.e., last school year—are invited to help the Missouri Bicentennial Commission commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary by submitting a design concept for the art poster contest. Four concepts will be chosen, with each winner receiving $200. Entries should interpret the theme: Sharing Missouri’s stories—past, present, and future. Entries must be received no later than October 31, 2020. More information is online at: https://missouri2021.org/bicentennial-poster/. When the website comes up, look under Community Engagement Projects and click through to Missouri Bicentennial Poster.

Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest 
The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at enf.elks.org/MVS. The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2021. This year the top three male applicants and the top three female applicants will be awarded $100 each from St. Louis Lodge #9. 

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

«  Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
«  Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.
«  Male and female students compete separately. 
«  ACT or SAT test scores are not required this application cycle. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Brentwood students  should choose St. Louis #9 Lodge. Complete details can be found at enf.elks.org/MVSFor any questions, please contact Beth Schnettler at Beth12523@gmail.com.  The application deadline is November 15.


Scholarships Foundation of St. Louis Check out www.myscholarshipcentral.org for a listing of LOCAL Missouri and St. Louis scholarships. Deadlines will vary throughout the school year. 

Going Merry Going Merry is a FREE scholarship database that has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarship opportunities for students from every grade level, from freshmen to seniors. You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.  Additionally, all scholarships are vetted and students are matched to scholarships that fit their profile of activities, background, interests, etc. To sign up, go to https://app.goingmerry.com/sign-up#students. You can also download the Going Merry mobile app.

Scholarships and Contests Database Looking for a database that easily categorizes scholarships? Check out this website that sorts scholarships into the following categories: scholarships for certain majors, grade level, undocumented students, minority students, athletes, gender, LGBTQ students, religious students, students with disabilities, and more! For more information, visit https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/.

Scholarship Databases  Find external scholarships on these four reputable scholarship databases: Fastweb: https://www.fastweb.com/; Chegg Scholarships: https://www.chegg.com/scholarships; College Board Big Future: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search; Scholarships.com: https://www.scholarships.com/.