News from the Scholarship Office

Mayda Skinner, Scholarship Coordinator

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Coffee & Conversations

The Scholarship Office hosted the first Coffee and Conversation session on Thursday, September 18. We shared information regarding the college admissions process and the various types of acceptance notifications students will receive.


The next topic will be Student Athletes and the College Admissions Process. The event will be October 16th at 7:00 am in the Media Center.

Looks what Universities are Visiting RP!

If you are wondering which colleges to visit, make sure to meet with these campus representatives when they come to RPHS. Have a list of questions ready so you can make the most of your time.


University of Missouri St. Louis
September 29, 2014
9:00 am

Washburn University
October 1, 2014
1:00 pm


Missouri Southern State University
October 3, 2014
9:00 am

Pittsburg State University
October 8, 2014
1:00 pm

Rockhurst University
October 16, 2044
8:30 am

Lindenwood University
October 16, 2014
9:30 am

University of Central Missouri
October 13, 2014
8:00 am

Emporia State University
October 20, 2014
9:30 am

University Of Missouri-Columbia
October 20, 2014
1:00 pm

Northwest Missouri State University
October 22, 2014
8:00 am

Truman State University
October 24, 2014
8:30 am

Newman University
November 5, 2014
8:00 am


University of Central Missouri
October 13, 2014
8:00 am

ACT Prep Worshop

Saturday, Oct. 11th, 8am-12pm

RPHS Media Center

The Princeton Review session for the October 25th ACT will begin on Saturday, October 11. There are typically 6 review sessions in each review series. Some people may wonder why attend--the answer is, "Because it helps!". Students will be given strategies to assist them during testing, learn what each sub-test is actually testing & they will also become acquainted with their own personal strengths that will assist them during this stressful event.


Contact Steven Meek at steve.meek@raypec.org to get more information.

SCHOLARSHIP LISTING UPDATED 9/12/14

WMC ARMY ROTC

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Western Missouri and Kansas Laborers District Council
Construction Craft Laborers Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship (Painter, Drywall Finishers,Glaziers,Floor Coverers, Application apprenticeship_painterdrywall_finisher.glaziersfloor_coverers.pdf

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Missouri's CattlemenFoundation
Deadline:September 24, 2014
Amount: $1,000
Details: Applicant must be a high school senior or a full-time college student and have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Applicant must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen's Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a member of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. Emphasis will be given to these programs: Agribusiness Management, Agriculture,Economics, Agriculture,Education, Agriculture Journalism,Systems Management, Animal Science, General Agriculture, Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition and Plant Science. Applicant must demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and wore experiences.
Application due in the scholarship office. missouris_cattlemen_foundation_fillable.pdf

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Wendy's Heisman Award
Deadline: October 3, 2014
Anount: Various
Details: Applications must be reviewed by a school representative. Seniors who have a 3.0 GPA, involved in school athletics, and have leadership skills should apply. Applications are to be submitted by 5:00 pm (CST) on Oct 3, 2014. School finalists are announced at the end of October, and state finalists announced in November. Applications available online at: www.wendysheisman.com


AES Engineering
Deadline: October 6, 2014
Amount: $500
Details: Students must submit an essay of between 500 - 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look on your life in 30 years, what will it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Apply online at:http:///www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm


Horatio Alger Scholarship
Deadline: October 25, 2014
Amount: Up to $20,000
Details: Be a full-time high school senior, exhibit a strong commitment or pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities,display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Demonstrate critical financial need.
Apply online at:http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships


The Coca Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2014
Amount: Varies
Details: Coca Cola is an achievement based scholarship awarded to high school seniors each year for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact in their school and community. Must have a 3.0 GPA,
Apply online at :http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/


Ron Brown Program Scholarship
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Details: The Ron Brown Scholasrhp Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicant must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.
Apply online at: http://www.ronbrown.org/apply/eligibilityrequirements.aspx


Prudential Spirit of Community Award:
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Amount: 1,000
Details: If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the last year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington D.C.by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Even more importantly you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example
Apply online at: sphttp://spirit.prudential.com


Megan Meier Memorial Foundation
Deadline:November 7, 2014
Amount: Pending
Details: Must be a full time high school senior, have a 2.5 GPA, have made a positive impact with regards to bullying and cyberbullying in their school /community.
Apply online at:http://www.meganmeierfoundation.org/megan-meier-memorial-scholarship.htm


Youth Volunteer Award
Deadline: November 29, 2014
Amount: $500
Details: Over the last 2 years student must have completed 50 a minimum of volunteer work, maintained a 3.5 GPA or greater. Must explain in 1000 word essay why you have chosen to volunteer your time.
Apply online at: http://www.studentscholarships.org/volunteer.php


Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: December 1, 2014
Amount: Four-Year Total Award No. of Awards Total First Place $50,000 2 $100,000 Second Place $40,000 2 $80,000Third Place $30,000 2 $60,000 Fourth Place $20,000 14 $280,000 Runners Up $4,000 480 $1,920,00
Details:The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition.
Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
College students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
Male and female students compete separately.
apply online at:
http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm
Application due in scholarship office December 1, 2014

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Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

MSSDAR- will offer the following scholarships, and each one is for a high school senior who must rank in the upper 10% of their class. Applicant must be a United States citizen, a Missouri resident and attend a Missouri university/college (with the exception of the Capps and the Irene Wacy scholarship whose recipients may attend the University/College of their choice.. All scholarships are paid directly to the university/college after enrollment is verified. All applications are to the State Chair postmarked no later than January 1., 2015
One Application/packet for each scholarship(s)
Application due in the scholarship office December 12, 2014

  • MSSDAR- A one-time preferred amount of $1,500 awarded to a student pursuing a degree of his/her choice.
  • Irene and Leeta Wacy Memorial- A one-time preferred amount of $1,000 awarded to a WOMAN pursuing a degree in education.
  • Dorothy Poikert Memorial-A one-time preferred amount of $600 awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business.
  • Roberta Capps American History-A one-time preferred amount of $1,000 awarded to a student who will have a concentrated study of a minimum of twenty-four credit hours in American History and Government while in college.

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AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2014
Amount: Fifty-two (52) students, known as AXA Achievers, will each receive a $10.000 scholarship. Ten (10) will be selected to receive an additional $15,000 scholarship.
Details: Be a United States citizen or legal residents living or claiming residency in one the the 50 U.S. states. District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Be a current high school senior who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two or four year college or university. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.
Apply online at: https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.htm

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution-Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: February 6, 2015
Amount:Varies
Details: All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship. Applicant must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool. This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2 or 4 year college or university.
The amount of the scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year. For more information visit: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian
Application due in the scholarship office February 6, 2015

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National Society Daughters of the American Indian-DAR American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: February 6, 2015

Amount: $4,000
Details: All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required.; however a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Committee. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian is required by letter of proof is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. For more information visit:
http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian
Application due in the scholarship office February 6, 2015

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships
All Applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Committee. For more information visit:
http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

Only one application for DAR scholarship(s). Separate application is needed when applying for nursing,medical,political science,history,government and economics scholarship

Application(s) due in the scholarship office February 6, 2015

Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship The Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship is a preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to graduating high school students. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript. Renewal transcript must be submitted to the Office of the Reporter General by July 1 of the year of renewal or the scholarship is forfeited.

Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger

American History Scholarship The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who will pursue an undergraduate degree with a concentrated study of a minimum of 24 credit hours in American History and American Government. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable. This award is intended to promote the study of our country's history among our finest students. U.S. Citizens residing abroad may apply through a Units Overseas Chapter. The Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship is an award of $2,000 each year for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship The Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States who is pursuing a major in political science, history, government, or economics. This is a one-time award in the amount of $1,000.

DAR Centennial Scholarship The DAR Centennial Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students pursuing a course of graduate study in the field of historic preservation at a college or university in the United States. This scholarship was established from a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Centennial Pin. This is a one-time award in the amount of $2,000.

The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship A one-time $2,000 scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated advance interest in history and are planning to major in or pursue the study of history in a full-time accredited college or university in the United States. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.25.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing.

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship A one-time $1,000 scholarship for students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application. Preference will be given to candidates from the Lowell, MA area.

Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship The Occupational/Physical Therapy Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and have been accepted or are attending an accredited school of occupational therapy (including art, music, or physical therapy)

Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship The Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are accepted or enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. Applicants must be members, descendents of members or be eligible for membership in NSDAR. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the Application. This is a one-time award of $1000.

Alice W. Rooke Scholarship A $5,000 scholarship awarded to students who have been accepted into or who are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre–med, osteopathic medicine, veterinarian, or physician assistant) at approved, accredited medical schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, applicant may reapply for up to four years.

Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship The Irene and Daisy MacGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students of high scholastic standing and character who have been accepted into or are pursuing an approved course of study to become a medical doctor (no pre-med, osteopathic medicine, veterinarian or physician assistant) at an approved, accredited medical school. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is also available to students who have been accepted into or who are pursing an approved course of study in the field of psychiatric nursing at the graduate level at accredited medical schools, colleges, or universities. There is a preference to females "if equally qualified."

Dr. Francis Anthony Beneventi Medical Scholarship A preferred amount $5,000 scholarship awarded for a student either attending or planning to attend an approved, accredited medical school, college, or university. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year for up to four consecutive years, pending receipt of proof of continued enrollment (no pre–med, osteopathic medicine, veterinarian, or physician assistant), and after the first semester, an annual transcript review indicating a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship The Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into the Harvey and Bernice Jones Learning Center, housing the Ben Caudle Learning Program at the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas. Applications must be requested directly through the Learning Center upon acceptance into this program for learning disabled students. This award is $1,000 annually for up to four years with annual transcript review by the National Chairman required for renewal.

District of Columbia Scholarship A one-time $1,000 award is given to two graduating high school seniors, one who has been accepted into the field of nursing and one who has been accepted into the field of occupational therapy, who reside in the District of Columbia, the home of NSDAR Headquarters.

Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship The Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded for up to four years to well qualified, deserving sons and daughters of members of the NSDAR for four years of college. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. Outstanding recipients pursuing graduate study may reapply each year for an additional period of up to four years of study. The DAR member number of the mother, who is a current dues paying member, must be on the application.

Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship The Nellie Love Butcher Music Scholarship as a one-time preferred amount of up to $5000 which shall be given annually to a male or female music student who is pursuing an education in piano or voice. Special consideration shall be given to students currently attending the Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. A performance CD (compact disc) must be submitted with the application. Click here for CD submission instructions. This substantial scholarship is for one year, and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year, for four years based on maintaining a 3.0 grade point average.

Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship The Arthur Lockwood Beneventi Law Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship awarded to a student who is either enrolled in or attends an accredited law school and has a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship The Mary Elizabeth Lockwood Beneventi MBA Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in business administration. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship The William Robert Findley Graduate Chemistry Scholarship is a one-time preferred amount $2,000 scholarship for a student attending graduate school full time in an accredited college or university and majoring in chemistry. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, however, recipients may reapply for consideration each year.

Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship A one-time only, preferred amount award of $3,000 to a student with a minimum 3.0 average at the third year level of undergraduate study or studying at the graduate level studying in the field of American History/Archives Management.

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education Scholarships Two one-time, preferred amount awards of up to $1,500 for students twenty-five (25) years of age or older. One award is given to students studying to teach at the elementary school level, the other to students studying to teach at the secondary level. All applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA, be at least a college sophomore, and attend or plan on attending an accredited college or university. The award is based on academic merit and is not automatically renewable; however, recipients may reapply for consideration as long as they meet the eligibility requirements national_society_daughters_of_the_american_revolution.pdf

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Missouri Southern View-MSSU
A new scholarship plan has been implemented at Missouri Southern,which rearranges current funds in an effort to attract and reward incoming students who are academically prepared. Some changes include,allowing institutional scholarships to pay all tuition and related university fees up to direct institutional costs which include tuition, books, and room and board. Allowing the A+ scholarship to be combined with other academic. For more information visit. http://www.mssu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/scholarships.php

National Co-op Scholarship Program-

Deadline: February 15, 2015
Amount: Varies
Details:Student must have a 3.5 GPA, and apply to attend one of the WACE Partner Institutions: Clarkson University,Drexel University,Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, SUNY Oswego, University of Massachusetts, Kettering University, Rochester University,University of Cincinnatil,University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology

For more information and to apply login:http://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html


Raymore Peculiar Optimist Club
Deadline: March 25, 2015
Amount: (5) $1,000
Details:Must be a senior at RPHS, have a 2.0 GPA,must have received no more than 4 disciplinary actions while in high school. Application due in the scholarship office.

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