April Senior Newsletter

By: Lindsay Bunch


If you think you might qualify for a scholarship to help pay for Dual credit courses, please go here to apply:


Come to the counselor for a copy of your transcript when you apply.

Spring Break

Spring Break will be: April 7-10th.

Construction Career Day 4-13-23

On April 13, there will be a construction career day at the Sedalia Fairgrounds. If you would like to attend, please get your permission slip back ASAP.

See Video for more information.


La Monte Career Fair 4-18-23 11am-1pm

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Book Fair

The book fair will be held: April 18th-21st.

Blood Drive at La monte

Please sign up for our April 27th drive! We are trying for enough donors to qualify our NHS to receive scholarships and we need several more donors to make it happen!


Test Dates:

October 22, 2022 Register by September 16th, 2022

December 10, 2022 Register by November 4, 2022

February 11, 2023 Register by January 6, 2023

April 15, 2023 Register by March 10, 2023

Please come see me if you are interested in practice materials for the ACT.


  • Scholarship Description

The MSBA John T. Belcher Memorial Scholarship fund was established in memory of John T. Belcher, a former vice president with the investment banking firm of Dain Bosworth Incorporated. Belcher was instrumental in developing a number of innovative financing programs which improved the learning environment for thousands of Missouri public school students. Each year FutureBuilders awards over $12,000 in scholarships to students in MSBA’s member districts. Each regional winner receives a $1000 scholarship and is automatically eligible to compete for the statewide winner that provides an addition $1500.

  • Scholarship Description

Parent Projects purpose is to create a positive and material impact on families by reducing barriers to safe living environments for older adults. We are interested in finding out how students themselves, or someone they know, had the opportunity in improving an older adult’s living environment, as well as how their experience impacted their approach on helping others.

Parent Projects awards four (4) $500 annually scholarships; two (2) in the Fall and two (2) in the Spring. We will be awarding one (1) from personal experience stories and one (1) from working in the industry with senior adults. Applicants must complete a 400 to 500 word essay about a situation where they or someone they know had an opportunity to improve the living environment for an older adult. How did the experience impact your approached to helping others?

  • Scholarship Description

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

To apply, students must be a high school senior from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American and be Pell-eligible. Must be a US citizen, national, or permanent resident in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. An ideal candidate will have an outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class), demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities) and exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

  • Scholarship Description

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Deadline: November 14, 2022.

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Description

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional

women in their final year of high school to attend an accredited postsecondary educational

institution in the U.S. or Canada in the next academic year. Once a P.E.O chapter recommends

this student for a $2500 scholarship, you will be notified of your selection and receive an access

code to officially apply online. An application form including an essay, school transcript, and

two references who have answered five questions are due by noon, October 3, in the

counselor’s office. Winners will be announced by April 30, 2023. Sedalia has three P.E.O.

chapters in Sedalia and each chapter may nominate one student for this scholarship. An

international committee selects the final winners. In the previous school year, 900 winners

A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

 Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities,

community service and potential for future success

 Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

 Is in the final academic year of her secondary education and is 20 years of age

or under at the end of the calendar year

 Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada

 Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or

Canada full time or part time in the fall of the academic year following high

school graduation

 Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter


The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes

(the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) Saturday, January 01, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Saturday, December 31, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstake. The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the five (5) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:

1. a parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;

2. a student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;

3. a parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior located within the United States;

4. a student who is currently enrolled as a high school senior located with the United States;

5. a student or a parent whose child has graduated from an accredited undergraduate school (a “School) and who is currently paying back a student or parent loan for his/her/child’s educational expenses for such School (“Entrant”).

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Award Amount: $10,000 - renewable for up to 4 years

Scholarship Deadline: January 5

Details: The GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program honors the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President. It rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership (in their community and through extracurricular activities), drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Ron Brown Scholars Program

Award Amount: $40,000

Scholarship Deadline: January 9

Details: RBSP competitively awards 45 – 50 four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship.

Applicants for the Ron Brown Scholarship MUST be Black/African American, US citizens or permanent residents, and a current high school senior at the time of their application.

Live Más Scholarship

Award Amount: $5,000 - $25,000

Scholarship Deadline: January 11

Details: The Live Más Scholarship is Taco Bell's contribution to helping students achieve their higher education goals. To apply, students must submit a video telling the story of their real, true passion.

Jackie Robinson Scholars Program

Award Amount: Up to $30,000

Scholarship Deadline: February 1

Details: Scholarship for students accepted to accredited four-year colleges or universities. Must be a minority student, United States citizen, involved in community service and demonstrate leadership potential and financial need.

Hagan Scholarship

Description of Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship provides up to $48,000 to attend college over four years, a $1,000 Personal Schwab Brokerage Account, a $15,000 HSF Schwab Account to manage until graduation with all gains up to $10,000 going to the recipient, and up to $8,000 to study abroad during the second semester of the third year of college or during the summer after the third year of college,

  1. The undergraduate disbursement amount will be determined each semester by HSF by taking the Total Cost of Attendance including tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, personal and transportation costs; then, deducting the total dollar amount of ALL scholarships, awards, grants, waivers and one-half of the recipient’s EFC. The EFC does not have to be paid; it is used only to determine the disbursement amount.
  2. The disbursement amount will be adjusted each semester to offset the expiration or loss of other scholarships, awards, grants, waivers, and changes in the recipient’s EFC.
  3. The scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional consecutive semesters if the recipient fulfills the scholarship criteria and mandatory workshop responsibilities. There is no limit to the number of credit hours that can be earned.
  4. First year recipients receive $1,000 prior to college enrollment to purchase essential items for college not covered by the scholarship; items such as a computer, cell phone, clothing, office supplies, and bedding.
  5. Second year recipients are provided with $1,000 to establish a personal brokerage account and provided with a $15,000 HSF brokerage account to manage until graduation, in order to learn first-hand how to invest to achieve financial security.
  6. Third year recipients who have achieved a 3.50 CGPA are eligible for an all-expense paid study and travel abroad experience worth up to $8,000 or the funds can be used to study abroad the second semester.
  7. Recipients who graduate college with a 3.75 GPA can apply for a $24,000 graduate scholarship for up to four additional consecutive semesters to attend graduate school or a professional school receiving $6,000 each semester. Recipients must enroll in college as a full-time graduate or professional student the first semester following college graduation.
  8. Must work 240 hours each year, from January 1 until commencement of the fall semester in college. Employment must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
  9. There is no application fee or processing fee.

Hagan Scholars who graduate college in fewer than four years with a 3.25 or higher CGPA can use the remaining term of their four year scholarship to attend graduate school receiving $6,000 each semester. Hagan Scholars who graduate college with a 3.75 CGPA are eligible to apply for a two-year extension of their Hagan Scholarship to attend graduate school receiving $6,000 each semester. It is possible for a Hagan Scholar to graduate college with a professional degree debt-free.

Recipients of a scholarship will be selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, regardless of applicant’s race, creed, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or sex.

Decisions made by HSF are final and not subject to appeal. Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

2022-2023 Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
3. Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
4. Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
5. Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.
6. Must work 240 hours each year, from January 1 until commencement of the fall semester in college. Employment must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
7. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for Federal Income Tax Purposes must not exceed $85,000.
8. Must provide a complete copy of the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC.
9. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
10. Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high-achieving goal-driven student having a genuine financial need in order to attend college.

Please come see the counselor for scholarship opportunities and how to apply.


Dear MUSIC Members,

The Dr. Darrell “Jack” Holley | MUSIC Scholarship application (clickable link) is now available. Six $2,000.00 scholarships (non-renewable) will be awarded to students who graduate in 2023 from high schools in MUSIC member districts. The funding of the scholarships is provided by proceeds from the MOASBO-MUSIC Annual Golf Tournament and corporate donations.

The scholarship information is included with the application. Only ONE application from your district is to be submitted. In districts which have multiple high schools, an application from EACH high school may be submitted.

MUSIC K-8 districts are allowed to nominate one of their former students. This nomination must be a student graduating from a Missouri public high school, and it may be an additional selection from a K-12 district or from a high school not in the MUSIC program.

All scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

The Women's Service League is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship again this year for a Pettis County female student in the graduating class of 2023.

The deadline for applying is April 3, 2023. Please submit each applicant's scholarship packet electronically to the following email: mossr@sedalia200.org

Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship

The Missouri Bankers Foundation provides college scholarships for graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue college studies in banking-related degree programs.

Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to seven high school students for their first semester tuition payment and/or college expenses. One scholarship recipient will be chosen from each of the seven MBA geographical regions (see map).

These scholarships are made possible through the John W. Rogers Memorial, the Willis W. Alexander Scholarship Fund and donations by Missouri bankers.

La Monte R-IV School Foundation

Scholarship Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. You must have been an active member of the La Monte R-IV School district for your senior year.
  2. You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. You must be planning to attend an accredited post secondary school after graduation.
  4. You must be a graduating senior.
  5. The application must be neat and legible.
  6. The application and all supporting material are due by April 1st.
  7. Spelling and grammar must be thoroughly checked.

General Information:

  1. The scholarship amount will be based on available funds.
  2. The announcement of the scholarship winner will be made at the current year’s school graduation or awards ceremony.

Achievement Scholarships- State Fair College

The Achievement Scholarship is available to current, transfer and upcoming freshman students. Students must be admitted to the college and most recent transcripts from all schools and test scores submitted as part of the admissions application. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester for the school year.
2. Current high school graduates must score at least a 24 on the ACT test (SAT/Compass/Accuplacer score equivalent), have a 3.0 GPA
or higher and be ranked in the top 25% of their graduating class.
3. Current and transferring students must have a 3.0 overall cumulative GPA.
4. To receive the second semester award students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA (4.0 scale) or higher.

Award$500 - $1000Deadline03/01/2023

The Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship Program

Seven $1,000 regional scholarships awarded annually

The Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship Program is designed for graduating Missouri high school seniors who plan to pursue college studies in banking-related degree programs. These scholarships are made possible through the Willis W. Alexander Scholarship Fund and the John W. Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund. Willis W. Alexander (1919-1985) was a career banker and a past president of both the American Bankers Association and MBA. Brothers John and James Rogers established the John W. Rogers Fund in 1997 in memory of their father, John W. Rogers, who was a career banker and past MBA president. These one-time $1,000 scholarships are awarded to seven Missouri high school students per year for first semester college tuition, books and fees.

Deadline: 3-2-23

WC MASA Scholarship Opportunity

Directions for Completing Scholarship Application

1. Only ONE application accepted per district.

2. Only applications from dues paying districts will be considered.

3. All applications must have an attached recommendation from the superintendent or building

principal on school letterhead.

4. Applicants must be planning to major in education.

5. Applicants may attach information to the application in lieu of typing it on the application.

6. Applications can be submitted electronically.

7. Applications must be postmarked and/or received by March 24, 2023, to be considered.

8. Applications should be mailed or sent to:

Dr. Troy Marnholtz

West-Central MASA Scholarship

201 S. Holden St.

Warrensburg, MO 64093

Email: tmarnholtz@warrensburgr6.org

9. Scholarship winners will need to provide verification of college enrollment to the address

above by September 1, 2023, to receive the scholarship.

10. All scholarship checks will be made out and mailed to the university or college.

Deadline: 3-24-23

Scholarship Links