Scholarships and Awards 

By: Grant Decker

     Students, now is the time to be applying for scholarships so you can graduate with little to no student debt. There are hundreds of scholarships that many of you can apply for depending on grade point average, major in college, financial need, and many other factors. Some of these scholarships are as follows:

     Hagan Scholarship: This need based, merit scholarship is given to students that will graduate a public high school located in a county consisting of 50,000 or fewer residents. It will give up to $5,000 a semester for the entirety of four years in college. There have been students at RHS that have received this award, including Katherine Pence, Abbie Donaldson, and Lydia Donaldson.

     The Paradigm Challenge: This scholarship is for students younger than 18. You alone, or a team, try to come up with effective ways to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and/or around the world. Entries may come in the form of posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives. Additionally, you must submit a brief statement of your idea (140 characters or less) in order to qualify for this award. This award is up to $100,000.

     G2 Overachievers Student Grant: This scholarship is for students between the ages of 13 and 19 and have been on the Honor Roll throughout middle school and high school. Applicants must submit an essay describing how they, or someone they know, are working outside the classroom to benefit others. This award is $12,500.

     Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Any high school student can apply by submitting an essay about any U.S. elected official that served during or after 1917. The award is up to $10,000.

     National Rice Month Scholarship: This Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are from a rice-growing state, which includes Missouri. Applicants must submit a video of 3 minutes or less about U.S. rice, National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state. The award is up to $4,000.

     These aren’t the only scholarships out there. You can always go to among many other websites to find the hundreds of opportunities to apply for different scholarships.

Posted by scomegys On 10 November, 2017 at 2:01 PM