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. 

 

Elks National Foundation (ENF) Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. 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. Eligible applicants include: Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks, nor do they have to have an affiliation with St. Louis Elks Lodge #9 or any Elks lodge. Male and female students compete separately. Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code; consider choosing St. Louis Elks Lodge #9. Applications can be found online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm. Deadline is 11/5/2019.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards  Students who excel in community service can apply for this very competitive national awards program.  Maybe you have raised money for an important cause, or coordinated a neighborhood cleanup. Maybe you collected food or clothing for the needy, or started a project to help disadvantaged children or senior citizens. Whatever it was, consider applying for this award!  Brentwood is allowed to nominate one student whose appli​cation will be forwarded on for statewide recognition and possibly a $1,000 award and trip to Washington DC.  Ten national winners will receive an additional $5,000 award and more benefits.  Students can apply  at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Interested students need to complete the application and student/parent agreement by 11/5/19.   Go to the "Certification" page to email or print out instructions for your certifier--Mrs. Diaz: ediaz@brentwoodmoschools.org.  BHS has until 11/15/19 for our scholarship committee to determine our one school nominee. Good luck!

Daughters of American Revolution Good Citizen Contest 
Seniors who demonstrate dependability, service, leadership and patriotism can apply for this program by submitting a one page essay on "Why I should be Brentwood's nominee this year for the DAR Good Citizen Contest"  to Mrs. Diaz (ediaz@brentwoodmoschools.org.) by no later than 3:15pm on 11/15/19; a committee will meet to determine who will be our school's honoree.  The student chosen for our high school honoree will then go on to compete at the next level and will be asked to complete an application which includes an essay, high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from a close adult associate (other than family) such as a minister, employer, a scout or 4-H leader, teacher, counselor, etc. BHS can nominate one student who will then need to complete a supervised essay before 11/25/19 with Mrs. Diaz.  That essay and a student scholarship application will then be submitted to the local chapter of the DAR for consideration in this contest.  Local chapter winners will compete at the state level for at least $250; national winners will receive addition funds. Questions? See Mrs. Diaz.

UMSL Opportunity Scholars Program Students selected for the OSP will receive a scholarship that covers tuition, fees, books, laptop, and room and board. To qualify, students must be from the STL metro area and have a 3.5 GPA and 26 ACT. OSP recipients will receive automatic admission into the Pierre Laclede Honors Program at UMSL. Preference is given to first generation students majoring in the STEM fields. Qualifying students may apply between 10/1 and 12/15. For more information, visit the following website: http://www.umsl.edu/~honors/Opportunity%20Scholars/

Vantage Credit Union Question for Education Scholarship: 
Vantage Credit Union is dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals through higher education.  Vantage Credit Union awards twenty $1,000 scholarships to young members who qualify. Any Vantage Credit Union member who is a graduating high school senior and a primary account holder may apply for the QFE scholarship. If you're not a member, you may open an account (establish a $5 General Share) and become eligible to apply. For more information about this scholarship and how to apply visit the following website: https://www.vcu.com/education/quest-for-education-scholarship. Deadline to apply is 1/10/2020.
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Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship: Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community is pleased to announce the availability of $1000 scholarships for seniors gradating in 2020. The scholarships are funded by the Earl Collins Foundation of the Missouri-Arkansas District of Kiwanis International. Strong candidates should have a 3.3+ GPA and 23+ ACT; financial need is considered (income less than $150k); and community service​ record should be shown. Bonus points are given to Kiwanis Key Club/Key Leaders. Hard copy applications can be downloaded here or picked up from Mrs. Diaz (or from the bookshelf right outside her office in the counseling office). ​​Deadline to have all materials turned into the Kiwanis Club of Meramec Valley Community is 1/15/20. Please no​te, however, that two letters of recommendation are required. Please give your designated recommender ample time before the deadline to work on his/her letter. 

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
 Legacy Awards provide 300 $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. Applications are online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm
. Deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time.  

18​​th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program Seniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA who are considering Clarkson U, Drexel, RIT, U Toledo, Wentworth Inst of Technology, U Cincinnati, SUNY-Oswego, Johnson & Wales U, and Merrimack College can check out this great program that will award merit scholarships this year totaling $4.2 million. Interested students can get more information and apply by 2/15/20 (there are some earlier and later deadlines for a few of the partner institutions) online at https://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html

National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Scott/St. Louis Chapter Scholarship The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship program is to promote careers in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution.  Although all students may apply, preference will be given to students pursuing these and related courses of study. The Scott / St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA intends to award a minimum of two (2) scholarships of $3,000 each and four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each for recipients enrolled in an accredited bachelors or graduate degree program in 2020. An additional award of $1500 is set-aside for students enrolled in a two-year associate degree or trade certification program. Scholarships are open to any high school student that meets the eligibility criteria. One of the $3,000 awards is set aside for immediate family members of active members of the Scott / St. Louis Chapter of the NDTA.  ​​​​Applications can be downloaded here or picked up picked up from Mrs. Diaz (or from the bookshelf right outside her office in the counseling office). Applications must be postmarked most later than 3/1/20. Please allow your recommenders ample time to meet this deadline.