Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to these resources, check the institution you would like to attend to view available scholarships. Colleges and universities will usually help you find money to attend their school. 


Comprehensive Scholarship List 2016-2017  (updated 3/23/2017)  

Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation Scholarship--due Sept. 30
Student/Parent or Grandparent must be a current member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's or Missouri Cattlemen's Association
2.5 GPA
Agriculture focus

Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship--due Nov. 15
3.0 GPA
Major in Agriculture
Applicant must be the child or grandchild of an ASA (American Soybean Assoc.) member
500 word essay
2 letters of recommendation

STAATS Awards & Missouri Association of Fairs & Festivals Past Presidents Scholarship
--Must be postmarked by November 27th and received by December 1st
--up to $1000
--2.5 GPA
--Must demonstrate past support of school, community, and fair or festival environment
--Two-page essay
--Two letters of recommendation

Show-Me Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society
--Must be received by email or postmarked by Dec. 1st
--Must major in a conservation or natural resource related field
--3-5 page essay

K-State Wabash CannonBall Scholarship
--Students should submit the application online by December 1st
--Must be admitted to K State and have completed a general scholarship application by Nov. 1st
--MInimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or un-weighted scale.

John T. Belcher Scholarship
--due January 15, 2016
--$750; $1500
--Students apply locally and the School Board selects one senior student to submit official application
--Selection based on academic achievement and leadership abilities
--Students should submit the application to Mrs. Sutton by Tuesday, December 1st 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student--due Dec. 4th
--Amount of scholarship varies
--Local and national awards
--Based on leadership and financial need

Burger King Scholars Program--due December 10th or the first 50,000 applications received
--High school senior
--2.5 GPA
--Plan to enroll fulltime in a 2- or 4-year college or university or technical school

Missouri Pork Assocation's Youth Pork Ambassador Program--due Dec. 11
--Applicant must be involved in the pork industry or the son/daughter of a parent or guardian involved in the pork industry (owner, operator or allied industry).
--Missouri resident
--Must attend a technical, community college or 4-year university

AXA Achievement Scholarship
--due Dec. 15 or the first 10,000 applications received
--$10,000 (52)
--US Citizen
--Enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or university
--Demonstrate ambition and self-drive by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

Ed Stegner Natural Resource Scholarship--December 31st
--Five area of focus:  fisheries, forestry, wildlife, parks and recreation, soil and water conservation
--Missouri resident
--Attend a Missouri college or university in the chosen discipline of study
--Must demonstrate financial need

National Wild Turkey Federation's Academic Scholarship Program--due January 1, 2017
--$250 (local); $1000 (state)
--Must hold a current Conservation Card of Hunter Ed Card
KLL Memorial Scholarship--due Jan. 10, 2016
--$1500, renewable up to four years
--Applicant must have lost the life of at least one parent (biological or not) to cancer before the age of 22
--Be a US Citizen
--Attend a 2- or 4-year post-secondary institution
--Interest in education, arts, environment, math or science
--Community involvement
--Indicate financial need
--Personal essay

KMBC-TV/Hy-Vee Scholar Athlete Scholarship--due Jan. 14
--$1000 (10 Awarded)
--Graduate in Spring 2016
--3.0 GPA or better
--Plan to attend college in fall of 2016
--Played at least one year of any varsity sport
--Display strong involvement in other school and civic activities

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship-- due Jan.29
--17 years or older
--GPA 3.0 or higher
--600-1,000 word essay
--Information can be found at

Missouri Sheriffs' Association Scholarship (John Dennis Scholarship)--due Jan. 31
--$1000 (16 awarded)
--Must attend a Missouri college or university
--Criminal Justice majors
--Demonstrate financial need
--2.0 GPA
--Involvement in extracurricular activities

ESA Foundation--due Feb. 1, 2016
--Multiple scholarships available
--Online application process

MSPE Western Chapter 2016 Scholarship Program--due Feb. 1
--$1500 (2)
--HS senior with at least a 3.0 GPA
--ACT:  Math-29, English-25
--Must enroll in an engineering program that is an accredited program at specific universities
--Click here to download the application

James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program--due Feb. 1
--Renewable scholarship
--Must be a Missouri resident
--Archie seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college or university
--Maintain a 2.5 GPA
--Family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less
--Click here to download the application

Robert J. Trulaske, SR (Mizzou-School of Business)--due Feb. 1

Sam M. Walton Scholarship (Mizzou-School of Business)--due Feb. 1

The Monsanto Fund Grow AG Leaders Scholarship program--due Feb. 1
--Cass and Bates county residents
--high school senior or full time college student
--2.5 GPA
--Two endorsements from local farmers
--Apply online at
--$1,500 scholarship

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship--due Feb. 2
--Amount varies
--Applicant must have participated in the Missouri State Fair as a youth exhibitor in the FFA or 4-H divisions
--Must be an active 4-H or FFA member
--Must enroll in an accredited community college, college or university and major in agriculture

Missouri Corn Scholarship--due Feb. 7
--$750 (multiple awarded)
--Must be a high school senior and a Missouri resident from a Missouri farm or rural area
--Must attend a 2- or 4-year college or university
--Must pursue a degree in agronomy or related field

Dr. Darell "Jack" Holley/MUSIC Scholarship--due Feb 12 to Mrs. Sutton
--$2000 scholarship
--only one applicant from Archie HS
--those interested should submit the application to Mrs. Sutton by Friday, Feb 12
--must attend post-secondary institution
--Essay required:  Why you think you deserve the Holley/MUSIC Scholarship and what makes you unique.

FFA Deep in the Heart Scholarship--due Feb.17
--Contest runs Jan. 18- Feb.17
--Be a current FFA member in good standing
--Essay over the movie "Deep in the Heart"

Cyberbulling Prevention for Teens Scholarship--due Feb 28
--$1000 scholarship
--Applicant must be a high school student
--Essay required: Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship--due March 1
--$1000 (4) and renewable
--must pursue an associate of applied science degree or certificate in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair
--2.5 GPA
--Essay required:  Why you are deserving of this scholarship
--Pick up applications in the high school office or from a senior advisor

FCS Financial Scholarship--due March 1
--$1500 (up to 35 awarded)
--Must be a relative (child or grandchild) of an FCS Financial customer
--Must attend an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university, preferably in the state of Missouri
--Preference will be given to those pursuing an ag-related career
--Must rank in the upper 20% of the graduating class, attain a 2.5 GPA or higher, score a 26 or higher on the ACT
--Must demonstrate participation and leadership in the school and community
--This is an online application.  Please visit to apply.

Esther Gilbreath Scholarship--due March 1
--$300 scholarship
--Senior girl pursuing education
--Must demonstrate scholastic achievement, moral and spiritual character, strong social skills and leadership
--Application form may also be picked up in the high school office or from a senior advisor

Cass Community Health Foundation--due March 1
--Students must be pursuing a degree in the medical profession, with a priority for nursing
--Minimum GPA of 3.0
--Minimum ACT score of 20
--Scholarships range between $750 and $2500 each for tuition only

The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year--due March 1
--$10000 for First Prize, three runner-up scholarships for $2500
--Submit applications to the State American Legion Department Headquarters.

Farm Kids for College Scholarship--due March 3
--$1000 (3 scholarships)
--Must be a high school senior
--Must pursue a degree in the agriculture field at an accredited college or university
--Essay required, two letters of recommendation
--See the office for complete details

Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity Beta Chapter, University of Missouri-Columbia--due Mar 15
--2 $500 Scholarships 
--Must be a male student planning on attending the University of Missouri-Columbia
--1 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, 1 for any other major

Hawthorn Bank Scholarship--due March 31
--4 $1000 scholarships
--3.0 Cumulative GPA
--Pursue a degree in business or finance
--Received no more than 4 disciplinary actions (detentions, ISS, OSS, etc)
--Application must be typed

Missouri Insurance Educational Foundation Scholarship--due March 31
--$1500 (4 awarded)
--Must pursue a degree in insurance, risk management, or actuarial science
--Must attend an accredited Missouri college or university

Automobile Dealers Association if Greater Kansas City--due March 31
- $2000
- Must be planning to pursue a degree in the automotive field;
- Must have a GPA of 2.75 or above and include transcript with online application;
- Must have participated in community service and have worked during high school; and
- Must provide one letter of reference with online application.
- Preference will be given to applicants that have demonstrated financial need; a copy of the FAFSA is required with online application.

Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri
Masonic Merit Scholarship--due March 31

Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship--due March 31
Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship--due March 31
--300-500 words stating why you are applying for this scholarship
--Pick up applications in the high school office

Bates County Farm Bureau--due April 1
--Parents must be a member of Bates County Farm Bureau
--Ag background
--Community and school involvement
--Visit the high school office for the application

Agrilegacy Tomorrow Scholarship--due April 1
--$1000 (multiple to be determined annually)
--High school senior or current full-time college student
--Must attend a 2- or 4-year college or university
--Must pursue an ag-related career
--Must demonstrate participation and leadership in school and community activities.
--2.5 GPA
--Must have Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or school administrator
--Letter of personal reference
--Copy of High School transcript

Patriot Guard Riders of Missouri Scholarship--Due April 1
Must be a son or daughter of those who fit one of these categories: --Given their lives in the line of duty (either military or first responder) --Honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service

Heartland Tractor and Case IH Scholarship-- due April 1
--Graduate of a Cass, Bates, Vernon or Barton County High School
--First preference given to a student enrolled in Agriculture or closely related field of study
--Involvement in extra curricular and community activities including academic achievements,  citizenship, church involvement and attitude precepts
--Pick up application in high school office or download here

Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship--due April 7
--Must enroll in an accredited college or university
--Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the food service/hospitality industry
--Selection based on academic achievement, work experiences, extracurricular involvement
--Short essay, letter of recommendation and transcript must be provided

American Legion:  M.D. "Jack' Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Scholarship--due April 20
--Planning a career as a registered nurse
--Must be a descendant of a veteran
--Must show financial need
--Must be in top 40% of graduation class

American Legion:  Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship--due April 20
--Must be a member or descendant of The American Legion Family
--Must show financial need
--Must attend an accredited college/university full time

American Legion:  Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship--due April 20
--500 word essay
--Descendant of a veteran
--Must show financial need

American Legion:  Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship--due April 20
--Only one student selected by Archie HS faculty
--Student chosen by financial need, participation in athletics and activities, volunteer work, leadership qualities, high moral standards, and extreme patriotism
--If interested, submit a resume to Mrs. Sutton by April 1

American Legion:  Joseph J. Frank Scholarship--due April 20
--Must have attended a full session of Missouri Boys / Girls State
--Must be a descendant of a veteran
--Consideration for scholarship will be determined annually for high school graduates in NEED of financial aid to attend a college / university

American Legion: Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship--due April 20
--One boy and one girl who has attended a full session of Missouri Boys/Girls State or Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy.
--Must be a descendant of a veteran
--Consideration for scholarship will be determined annually for high school graduates in NEED of financial aid to attend a college / university

US Bank--due May 29, 2015
--$1000 (40 awarded)
--Random selection
--Must attend a 4-year university
--Apply online at and search US Bank Scholarship

Scholarship Resources

To search for scholarships that are available now, please visit any of the following sites:
1.  In the CENTER column titled 'CFO Programs' - Click on "CFO Scholarships"
2.  The next page, click on "Browse Scholarships"
3.  Where it says, "Search by CITY" - click on the drop-down, select "Archie" and hit "Search"
4.  You will be able to view ALL of the scholarships available for the students attending Archie High School; plus those for which any‚Äč student living in any city in Southwest Missouri may apply, providing you meet the eligibility.
5.  Some applications will be emailed to Mrs. Sutton; some applications students will be able to download directly from the CFO website; and still others will link to SmarterSelect, a web program that allows you to apply directly online.
6.  Deadlines - Most CFO online & downloadable scholarships are due Friday, March 18, 2016.  All other scholarships chosen by the school's selection committee need to be returmed by Friday, April 15, 2016. Be sure to double check deadlines on applications!

Local Scholarships

This is a list of local scholarships available for Archie High School Seniors.  At this time, the applications are not available.  As they become available, the applications will be posted on this website.

Grand River Masonic Lodge--due March 1
--Must attend a post-secondary institution or vocational school
--Must be in the upper 1/3 of the graduation class
--Must exhibit leadership qualities
--Need letter of recommendation
--Application is also available in the high school office

Archie Fall Festival Scholarship--due March 1
Archie High School senior
Short essay about why the applicant is deserving of the scholarship

MFA Scholarship--due March 15
--Must be attending college in the fall
--Participation and leadership in school and community
--Financial need will be considered
--Pick up application in the high school office or click here to download.

Spirit of '76 Chapter Missouri Society NSSAR - due March 23
--Must be a student in Cass County
--300 Word Essay: What Patriotism Means to Me in 12 pt. Type and Double Spaced
--If interested, submit a resume to Mrs. Sutton by March 13

Helen Morse Memorial Scholarship--due March 27
--Preference given to those involved in 4-H and/or FFA 
--Must be enrolled in a college or university for the summer or fall of 2014
--Emphasis placed on leadership skills
--Academic achievements, financial need, citizenship will also be considered

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Vocational Scholarship--due March 31
--$500 (4)
--Pursue certification in fields related to and supportive of agriculture, such as:  Heavy Equipment Operations; Electronics; Welding; Diesel and Farm Machinery Repair
--Must be a member of Farm Bureau

Cass County Retired Teachers Association--due March 31
--$300 (2 scholarships offered)
--Must submit an application that consists of:  GPA, Class Rank, ACT score, transcript, future plans, career objectives, extra-curricular activities and verification signature from Mrs. Sutton
--Please see Mrs. Sutton or advisor for details

Cass County Farm Bureau Scholarship--due April 1
--Must be a member of Farm Bureau
--Ag or FAC degree
--Provide one letter of recommendation

Archie Alumni Scholarship--due April 1
--Must have an educational and career objective
--250 word essay
--Turn in completed application to Mrs. Sutton

Cass Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship--due April 3
--Accepted or enrolled in an accredited program leading to a career in health care.

Robert W Kelsay Scholarship--due April 3
--Minimum of 3.0 GPA

Cass County Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship--due April 4
--Pursue a business degree
--Turn in to Mrs. Sutton by April 1

Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation Scholarships:

Alma Brown Scholarship--due April 7
--Pursue a degree in:  nursing, medical technology, phlebotomy, respiratory therapy, radiologic technology, nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech pathology

Wanda Brown Scholarship--due April 7
--Nursing degree
--Financial need

Elvin S. Douglas, Jr. Scholarship--due April 7
--Any Health professional degree
--Selection based on academic merit and financial need

Dr. Harold E. Kirsch Scholarship--due April 7
--Any Health care degree
--Academic achievement
--Extracurricular activities
--Financial need

Jan Perry Scholarship--due April 7
--Pursue a degree in nursing, medical technology, phlebotomy, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech pathology
--Demonstrate financial need
--Goal oriented

Peculiar Charitable Foundation Scholarship--due April 7
Information page- PLEASE READ
Application page 1
Application page 2
Application page 3
**Must complete all pages of application before submitting to Mrs. Sutton
**If submitting on your own, you must provide an additional 2 copies of your application with your original.  
--$1000 (multiple awards given)
--Top 1/3 of the graduating class
--Must enroll as a full-time student in a 4 year college or university
--Essay required and must have taken the ACT
--Academic achievements
--Extracurricular activities
--Leadership skills

Christopher "Da Bull" Moles Memorial Scholarship--due April 7
--Minimum of 3.0 GPA
--Display outstanding character, citizenship, and involvement in school activities
--Must be accepted and enrolled at an approved college, university, or trade school
--Must attach to the application a transcript and two (2) letters of recommendation
--Turn in to high school office and we will submit to Drexel High School

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship--April 15
--Attach resume
--Written paragraph explaining why you want to receive this scholarship

Archie CTA Scholarship--due April 15
--Amount varies annually
--Must attend a post-secondary institution
--One letter of recommendation
--Must have a 3.0 GPA and an attendance rate of 90% for the last two years of high school
--250-500 word essay describing why you feel you deserve this scholarship

Erwin L. McCoy & Cleo M. McCoy Scholarship--due April 15
--Amount varies annually
--Must attend a 4-year university or college

Adrian Bank Scholarship--due April 15
--Do NOT have to be an Adrian Bank customer

Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) Scholarship--due April 15
--$500 (this is a one-time scholarship)
--Must pursue a career in education
--Short essay as to why you deserve this scholarship

Rob Willson Memorial Scholarship--due April 15th
--Must be attending college or university
--Must have participated in Sports
--Essay: How Has Athletics Impacted Your Life Spirit 

V.F.W. Cass County Memorial Post 4409 Scholarship Application--due April 15th
--Must be a student in Archie, Harrisonville, Midway, Ray/Pec, or Sherwood
--Must be a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter of a veteran eligible for V.F.W membership
--3 letters of recommendation

Disabled American Veterans Scholarship--due April 15th

--Be a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of a veteran eligible for Disabled American Veterans membership

--Be accepted by a college or university

--Three letters of recommendation

--Copy of DD214, Certificate of Release, or Discharge from Active Duty

Archie PTO Scholarship--due April 27
--500 word essay "Why I should be chosen for the PTO Scholarship"
--Turn in to Mrs. Sutton

Caring Whirlwind Scholarship--due April 29
--Minimum $300
--Must be planning to continue education at a vocational, two or four-year program
--Essay on community contributions
--Turn in to Mrs. Botkin by April 29th

Bob Lotspeich Memorial Scholarship--due April 28
--Selection based on academic achievement, participation in student, school and community activities

Mary Sibley DAR Memorial Scholarship--due May 6
--Cass County graduate

Alice Madden Barton Cosmetology School Scholarship--due June 30 and December 31
--Scholarships are given out twice a year
--Can attend any cosmetology or barbering school
--Visit or click here to apply