Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship Essay

Shanna Humphries - High School Counselor

The FAFSA will be available to graduating seniors on October 1st. Please fill out the FAFSA as soon as possible and speak with Mrs. Humphries if you need any assistance. 
Students with indicators of economic need are eligible to take the ACT free. 

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Scholarship Opportunities
Multiple scholarship opportunities. 
Multiple scholarship opportunities.
Multiple 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.

    -Available to cable industry employees, spouses, and children in the Mid-America region. 
Horatio Alger State Scholarship -- due Oct 25
- student must demonstrate critical financial need for national and state scholarship ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
Elks ScholarshipsPlease select Cass County 2791 when you submit your online application
    - Must be attending an accredited US medical school to pursue a medical degree or Osteopathic Medicine degree. 
--Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to 
    achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as         financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 
--Program year is open until December 15, or until 10,000 applications are received.
    - Must maintain GPA of 2.5 or greater
    - Demonstrate financial need
    - Voluntary community service during senior year
    - Missouri residents only
South Grand River Gobblers - National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship - due Jan 5
    - See Mrs. Humphries for application 
    - Must hold a current Conservation Card or Hunter Ed Card
    - Application says you must be NWTF member, but you do not. If you win they will ask for you to consider membership. 
    - Applications can be mailed to: Jason Dieckhoff, Cass County Center, 1600 East Elm, Harrisonville, MO. 64701, or return to Mrs. Humphries to be mailed. 
--$1000 (16 awarded)
--Must attend a Missouri college or university
--Criminal Justice majors
--Demonstrate financial need
--2.0 GPA
--Involvement in extracurricular activities
--There are many scholarships offered from ESA. Click for Missouri. 
MSPE Western Chapter 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
--Midway 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

Robert J. Trulaske, SR (Mizzou-School of Business)--due Feb. 1
Great Clips Cosmetology School Scholarship - Deadline Varies
--Scholarships are given out twice a year
--Can attend any cosmetology or barbering school

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship--due Feb. 1
--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
--Must be a Senior in NHS
--See Mrs Dahman for an application 

Missouri Corn Scholarship--due Feb. 10
--$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
Missouri Association Mutual Insurance Companies -- due Feb 26
-- Must be enrolling in a Missouri College or University
-- See Mrs Humphries for an application
---Awards based on merit and financial need

FCS Financial Scholarship--due March 1
--$1000 (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.

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

Masonic Scholarships -- March 1
Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship

Farm Kids for College Scholarship--due March 2
--$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
Dolan-West Fire Protection District Scholarship - due March 10
--- Current Jr or Sr of Cass Midway High School
--- Pursuing a career in Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Medical, or EMS 
--- See Mrs. Humphries for an application

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 from Mrs. Humphries
--Must declare a major in education
Cass-Midway PTO Scholarship Application--due March 28
--For students pursuing a degree in the automotive field 
--One letter of recommendation
--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
--Senior going in to a four year university or college
--Leadership through community service or other extra curricular activities 
--Combined adjusted income of parents cannot exceed $50,000

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
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. Humphries
--Please see Mrs. Humphries for details
Helen Morse Memorial Scholarship--due March 31
--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
Patriot Guard Riders Scholarship - due April 1
-- Sons or daughters of those who have given their lives in the line of duty (military, police, fire)
-- Sons or daughters of honorably discharged veterans who have passed after their term of service
-- Sons or daughters of veterans or first responders disabled in the line of duty
-- See Mrs Humphries for application

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
Christopher "Da Bull" Moles Memorial Scholarship -- due April 10
--Display outstanding character, citizenship, and involvement in school activities 
--2 letters of recommendation and transcript needed
--See Mrs. Humphries for 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
--2.5 GPA

American Legion Scholarships--due April 
--Amount varies annually
--Must be a descendant of a veteran
--Must show financial need
--Must be in top 40% of graduation class

Chris Richardson Scholarship - April 1
--Must attend Midway High School
--Must have a minimum GPA of 205
--Need two letters of recommendation
--Pick up application in the high school counseling office
-- See Mrs. Humphries for application
--$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
Stephen Hatch Memorial -- due April 15
-- See Mrs. Humphries for an application
---Awards from $1000 to $5000 each with multiple winners
---Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels encouraged to apply 
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship-- due June 30
Scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, books, supplies, or any other direct education expenses. Scholarship recipient must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited U.S. nursing program.
- 500 word essay about difficulties you've personally overcome


The student must be a resident of Missouri. Applicants must be under the age of 21, unmarried and a descendant* of a veteran with at least ninety days active service in the U. S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, who received an Honorable Discharge for such service. A photocopy of the veteran's DD 214, discharge or separation notice must accompany the scholarship application.  Please see the counseling office for an application or one can be obtained from


Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Fund - April 20 Two awards of $1000 each are given each year. One to a boy who has attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State of Missouri or a full session of the Department's Cadet Patrol Academy. The second award is given to a girl who has attended a full session of The American Legion Auxiliary's Girls State program or a full session of the Department's Cadet Patrol Academy.

 M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Nurses Training FundApril 20 Currently one $750 award is given for two successive semesters, and may, by application, be extended for two additional successive semesters. This award is available to a Missouri boy or girl training to be a Registered Nurse, and may be used in their freshman or subsequent college years. The student must have graduated in the top forty percent of their high school class or have a "C" or equivalent standing from their last college or university semester. Scholarships are awarded for one year, payable $375 per semester.

Joseph J. Frank Scholarship – April 20 Five awards of $500.00 are given annually to individuals who are descendants of a veteran. Applicant must have attended a full session of The American Legion Boys State or The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program, be a current resident of the state of Missouri and must use the scholarship as a full time student in an accredited college or university.

 Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship -    April 20  Two awards of $500 are given annually in memory of the first Missourian to serve as National Commander of The American Legion. Eligible are individuals who are currently members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant* of a member of any thereof. Applicants must use the scholarship as a full-time student in an accredited college or university.

 Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship -  April 20  Two $500 awards are given annually to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education, in honor of this Past National Executive Committeeman from Missouri. To be eligible the student must: be a Missouri resident,  use the award as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, and submit an essay of 500 words or less on the subject In your opinion, what was the most significant world event of 2015/2016?

Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship -  April 20**  One $500 award will be awarded, annually. Each school in the State of Missouri may nominate one student to be considered for the award. The nominee will be selected on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities. The nominee should be deeply involved in community and school activities, and must use the award as a full-time student at an accredited college or university.  **Inform the PCHS counseling office and turn in application by March 15 if you are interested in this scholarship.


Direct all questions concerning the above scholarships to: Mr. John Buckwalter, Chairman Education and Scholarship Committee (660) 627-4713. Completed applications should be mailed no later than April 20, 2016 to: The American Legion Department of Missouri, Inc. Attn: Education and Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 179 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0179.



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