Harrisonville High School Student Scholarships for Seniors

  • The deadline for scholarship applications is April 13, 2017.

    Bob Hodge Achievement Award - $4,000 (Year 1), $2,000 (Year 2), $2,000 (Year 3), $2,000 (Year 4)
    Presented annually to a senior based on academic achievement, citizenship, and financial need. Funded through an endowment established by an alumni in honor of long-time district teacher, coach & administrator Bob Hodge. To be eligible, the applicant: 

    1. Shall graduate from Harrisonville High School.

    2. Shall have outstanding academic scholarship, including a 25 or higher on the ACT.

    3. Shall have been accepted at a state school in Missouri.

    4. Shall be of good citizenship and involved in school or community activities.

    5. Shall demonstrate financial need.
     
    This scholarship is renewable annually for three years based on the recipient’s grade point average. The recipient must provide the Foundation with proof of a GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each year (annual GPA, not cumulative) and a 250-word essay on how the scholarship has helped them to receive the annual payment.

    Steve Catron Memorial Scholarship - $300
    Presented annually to a senior based on music and athletic achievement, as well as community and school activities. Funded through memorial gifts from family and friends of 1979 HHS graduate Steve Catron. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1. Shall graduate from Harrisonville High School

    2. Shall have high achievement in the areas of music and athletics

    3. Shall be of good citizenship and involved in school and community activities.

    Stephen and Virginia Childress Athletic Award - $1500 
    Presented annually to a senior based on athletic and academic achievements, as well as community and school activities. Funded through an endowment established by the Childress family. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1. Shall graduate from Harrisonville High School.

    2. Shall have outstanding academic scholarship and have been accepted into a program of advanced education and training.

    3. Shall be of good citizenship.

    4. Shall have achieved high athletic achievement.

    William G. and Nettie Z. Deacon Family Scholarship - $1,000 
    Presented annually to seniors based on academic achievement, good citizenship, and financial need. Funded through an endowment established by Will Ella Deacon. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1. Shall be a graduate from Harrisonville High School.

    2. Shall have outstanding academic scholarship and have been accepted into a program of advanced education and training.

    3. Shall be of good citizenship.

    4. Shall demonstrate financial need

    The Trustees will give preference to those applicants who plan to pursue a career in the medical/nursing profession. The scholarship amount is $1,000.00.

    John & Wanda Foster Construction Trades Scholarship - $500
    Presented annually to a Harrisonville senior planning to study building trades, architecture, civil engineering or other related field. Funded through an endowment established by John & Wanda Foster. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1. Shall graduate from Harrisonville High School.

    2. Shall have outstanding academic scholarship.

    3. Shall have been accepted into a program of advanced education and training (2- or 4-year college or university)

    4. Shall be studying the field of building trades, architecture, civil engineering or other related field.
     
    John & Wanda Foster Agriculture Program Scholarship - $500
    Presented annually to a Harrisonville senior who has been active in the Cass Career Center Agriculture program and/or FFA Chapter. Funded through an endowment established by John & Wanda Foster. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1. Shall graduate from Harrisonville High School.
     
    2.  Shall demonstrate leadership in the Cass Career Center Agriculture Program and/or FFA chapter
     
    3.  Shall give back to his/her community through service activities.

    4. Shall have outstanding academic scholarship.

    5. Shall have been accepted into a program of advanced education and training (2- or 4-year college or university)

    Cara Roberts Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
    Presented annually to an HHS senior attending UCM. Funded through annual gifts to the Foundation from the Roberts/Keefer families. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1. Shall be a graduate of Harrisonville High School.

    2. Shall have been accepted to the University of Central Missouri.

    3. Shall have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Scott Morse Memorial Scholarship - $1,250
    Presented annually to an HHS senior who has demonstrated strength in overcoming a trial or hardship in his/her life. Funded through an endowment created by the Morse family. To be eligible, the applicant:

    1.Shall graduate from Harrisonville High School.

    2.Shall have outstanding academic scholarship, including a 21 or higher on the ACT.

    3.Shall have been accepted into a four-year college/university.

    4.Shall be in the top 25% of his/her class at time of application.

    5.Shall be of good citizenship and involved in school and/or community activities.

    Applications for the above scholarship are on-line by clicking "Apply for a Scholarship" in the gray box on the right. Applications are also available in the HHS College & Career Office.
     
    Allison W. Smith Memorial Scholarship - $2,000 - Click here to apply for this scholarship
    The intent of this scholarship award in memory of Allison Smith is to encourage and support the Senior female student athlete who strives for excellence in academics and sportsmanship, a student who demonstrates passion to engage in the world through leadership and/or innovative ideas to make the global and/or local community better for others, and who exemplifies the following characteristics:
    • A person of strong character and integrity
    • An inclusive person who encourages and respects others
    • A fearless and confident competitor who reflects good sportsmanship and best effort in all endeavors
    • An inspirational leader with a positive outlook motivated by her self-generated sunshine and energy.
    • A student who demonstrates a commitment to leadership to make the global or local community better for others. 
     
    Requirements:
    To be considered for the Allison W. Smith Memorial Scholarship Award, a student must meet the following criteria. 
    • Be a Senior female student athlete at the Harrisonville Senior High School.
    • At the time of application, the student must have a GPA of 3.6 or above. 
    • Complete a full application by the closing date. 
    • Demonstrate a commitment to challenge herself to set goals and strive for achievements that broaden her experiences and enlarge her horizons. 
    • A person of strong character and integrity
    • An inclusive person who encourages and respects others
    • A fearless and confident competitor who reflects good sportsmanship and best effort in all endeavors
    • An inspirational leader with a positive outlook motivated by her self-generated sunshine and energy.
    • A student who demonstrates a commitment to leadership to make the global or local community better for others. 
    The student must complete the application (linked above), plus submit two letters of recommendation that include one from a current teacher, coach or a non-family community member and an essay (see below).
     
    Essay:
    The successful candidate must include a one page essay (double spaced) on one of the following topics: 
    • Describe how you see yourself using leadership skills and/or innovative ideas now or in the future to engage a special interest or personal passion of yours to create a better world for others. 
    • Discuss a project or plan that you have completed in high school or will implement in college or your community that will encourage others to take action to preserve and protect the environment for the enjoyment of others in the future. 
    • Describe an experience in which you have challenged your comfort zone, expanded your personal view of the world or gained perspective and understanding through travel, experience, or interaction with others. What did you learn? How will this affect your outlook in the future?   
    Excellence in Academics - $500
    Presented to students who earn recognition at the Excellence in Academics Ceremony (top 15% of the class) for all four years of high school. Funded annually through donations to Excellence in Academics Ceremomy. An endowment has been created for this scholarship.