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Private Scholarship Resources

Looking for additional financial resources?

With tuition costs on the rise, securing additional private resources may quickly become even more important in assisting you in your funding of higher education.  There are many scholarship opportunities that may be offered by businesses, community groups, schools, and religious and civic organizations in your local community or state scholarship incentives.

Remember these pointers as you begin your scholarship search process. 

  • The best time to begin the search is during your junior year in high school. Many scholarships repeat every year, so a student can see what is available. 
  • There are scholarships at every stage of your education, regardless of whether it is for the undergraduate, graduate or returning adult student.
  • Apply for as many scholarships as you can, no matter how small or large the award. 
  • Beware the scholarship scam: Avoid scholarship databases that charge customers to register or charge a processing fee, companies that claim to do all the work for the applicant, and out-of-the-blue announcements about winning a scholarship for which you haven’t applied.

Private Resources

FastWeb
FastWeb

Career One Stop

US Department of Labor
Scholarship Search Tool

Scholarship America

Scholarship America

Community Fund of Northwest Missouri

Scholar Link
For students who attended high school in the
Northwest Missouri area

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Greater Kansas City Community
Foundation Scholarship

For students who attended high school in the
Kansas City area

Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central
For students who attended high school in the
St. Louis area


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