Financial Aid & Local Scholarships

Financial Aid and Local Scholarships

• Make certain you are checking the Guidance Newsletter emailed to families weekly for updated scholarship information.
• Students have access to the Newsletter and scholarship applications in Clever under "Guidance Newsletter and Scholarships".
• FAFSA opens October 1st - All college bound Seniors and their parents should file the FAFSA as soon as possible; you will need to complete the forms with last year’s tax information and your social security numbers.

Local Scholarships

3 CATS SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who is goal driven, hard-working, plans to attend a Missouri 4-year college (27 ACT) or a career technical program (21 ACT). $500/renewable. Deadline: last Friday in February.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who is a resident of Blue Springs or Lee's Summit, 3.0 GPA. $750/renewable for a total of 4 years. Deadline: February 15.

ANDERSON-BARTOLOTTA FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior planning to major in a construction-related field (construction trades, engineering, technology, design, architecture, et.), 2.75 GPA. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BECKY KENNEDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 3.0 GPA, engage in school and/or community activities. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BILL AUTREY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior softball player for BSS, 3.0 GPA, engaged in school/community activities. $250. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BLUE SPRINGS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: seniors who work for a business that is a member of the BS Chamber of Commerce or have a parent/guardian that works for a business that is a member of the BS Chamber of Commerce. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

BLUE SPRINGS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior with need due to difficult circumstances, are ambitious and hard-working, who may be "left out of the loop" and may not otherwise apply for a scholarship. $1,000/renewable. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

BLUE SPRINGS FORD SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, financial need, grades & test scores, activities, work experience and/or community service. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BLUE SPRINGS MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, financial need, grades, test scores, activities, work experience and/or community service. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

BLUE SPRINGS MNEA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 3.0 GPA, priority given to children of NEA members. $200 - $500. Deadline: March 

BLUE SPRINGS MUSIC BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, member of a high school music performing ensemble, in top 50% of graduating class, family must be a current member of the BS Music Boosters. $1,000. Deadline: March 8

BLUE SPRINGS ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, financial need, activities, work experience, community service. $2,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH FOOTBALL BOOSTER CLUB COLLEGE AWARD - Criteria: senior who participated in a high school football program for 3 years (at least 2 years at BSS), 3.0 GPA, paid member of the BSSHS Booster Club. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH PTSA BOOK AWARD - Criteria: senior, member of BSSHS PTSA, 2.0 GPA. $250. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BLUE SPRINGS SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP- Criteria: senior, 2.5 GPA, has been directly involved in planning, conducting, or actively participating in a Blue Springs Special Olympics related event during high school. $250. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BRITTANY HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended BHMS, 3.0 GPA, current member of the BSS PTSA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

BSEF SUPERINTENDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, financial need, GPA, test scores. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

BSSD FAMIILY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who has a parent/guardian who is an employee of the Blue Springs School District. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

CEA SCHOLARSHIP- Criteria: senior, parent who has been a CEA member for 4 consecutive years. $500. Deadline: March 1.

CEA ARTISTS' SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: Senior must present a photo of a piece of original artwork they created. The winning artwork will be displayed at the Gale T. Bartow Administrative Center and the winner will receive $250. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

CHAPEL LAKES ELEMENTARY PTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended CLE for at least 3 years, 2.5+ GPA, current member of BSSHS PTSA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

CHARLES & JUDY QUALKINBUSH SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, grades, financial need, activities, leadership, and/or work and community service. $250 - $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

CORDILL-MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended CME for at least 3 years, member of the BSS PTSA. 2 awards. $1,000 - $2,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

DELTA WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended DWMS, grades, activities, work experience, financial need. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

DANIEL YOUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended DYE, involvement in activities, GPA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

DAVE SHERIDAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 3.0 GPA, plan to make a difference in your community. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

DAVID CROMWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, plans to attend a four-year public university in Missouri. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

DEVIN BRANCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who has participated in the ROTC program for at least 2 years, 3.0 GPA. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

DOCTORS OF ST. MARY'S SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior planning to enter the field of medicine (excludes veterinary medicine); grades, ACT, financial need, activities, community service and/or work experience. $1,000. Deadline: February 15.

EARL COLLINS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, grades, financial need, volunteer experience. $1,000. Deadline: January 15. Paper applications in the Counseling Office.

FRANKLIN SMITH ELEMENTARY PTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended FSE, 3.0 GPA, current member of BSSHS PTSA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

GALE T. BARTOW/BLUE SPRINGS PTA COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, current member of the BSSHS PTSA, grades, financial need. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

GROW YOUR OWN TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Criteria: seniors planning to enter the education field, 3.0 GPA. $2,000/semester renewable for up to 4 years, along with an opportunity for a teaching job in the Blue Springs School District after college graduation. Deadline: February 15. 

HOME SWEET HOME REALTY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior. NO MINIMUM GPA TO APPLY!! Just write a 1-2 page essay on how having a positive attitude has influenced your life. $250. Deadline: last Friday in February.

JACKIE HANSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 3.0 GPA, school involvement in the areas of: Art, Creative Writing, or FACS. $1,000 - $2,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

JASON STONE CREATIVITY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, pursuing a visual art or creative writing degree, 2.0 GPA. $1,000 renewable. Deadline: last Friday in February.

JEAN SWANSON ROYCE SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who plans to major in elementary education, 3.0 GPA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

KELLY BEVER MEMORIAL COLLEGE APPLICATION SCHOLARSHIP (FOR JUNIORS) -Criteria: JUNIOR planning to apply to an elite college (see full list on application), 31+ ACT, 4.0+ GPA. $300 used to reimburse for application fees to highly selective colleges. Deadline: last Friday in February.

KONICA MINOLTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior with leadership potential, activities, volunteer service/community involvement. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

LAKEWOOD GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, Lee's Summit resident, interested in studying Botany, Horticulture, Ecology, education, or related subjects. $750. Deadline: March 29. Paper applications available in the Counseling Office.

LEE'S SUMMIT BASEBALL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who participated in at least 3 league seasons of LSBA, 2.75 GPA. $1,000. Deadline: March 

LUCY FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended LFE for at least 2 full years, current member of BSSHS PTSA. $500. Deadline: April 1.

LUNAR BOWL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who is ambitious and hard-working, good grades, financial need. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 2.5 GPA, school and/or community involvement. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

McCARTHY AUTO GROUP STEM SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior pursuing a future career in the field of science, technology, engineering, or math; 2.5 GPA, school and/or community involvement. Deadline: last Friday in  February.

MEYER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, plans to attend school at a 2 or 4-year college in the state of Missouri, 3.0 GPA, financial need, extra-curricular involvement, leadership, and/or work and community service. Amount: potentially will pay for any unmet financial need and is potentially renewable for up to 4 total years. Deadline: last Friday in February.

MICHELLE NURNBERG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who has been affected by cancer personally or through a family member. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

MORELAND RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended MRMS, 3.0 GPA, current member of the BSS PTSA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

NICK McFERREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior planning to major in Fire Science or EMT, 3.0 GPA. $600. Deadline: last Friday in February.

NICK MORTALLARO STATE FARM SCHOLARSHIP- Criteria: senior who has a job, 3.0 GPA, leadership, strong work ethic, financial need. $250. Deadline: last Friday in February.

PAM MARQUEZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who plans to major in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Psychology, or a related field; 3.0 GPA. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

PAUL KINDER CEA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, GPA, test scores, work experience. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

PAUL KINDER MIDDLE SCHOOL/BEVERLY LEONARD SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended Sunny Vale/Paul Kinder Middle School for 3 years, 3.0 GPA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

PAUL KINDER MSTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, GPA, test scores, work experience. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

PAUL KINDER PTSA LEADERS OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP- Criteria: senior who attended Sunny Vale/Paul Kinder Middle School, 3.0 GPA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

PETE & BETTY SMOOT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 2.8+ GPA, financial need, involvement in activities. $1,500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

RACHEL HOUSE HUDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 3.0 GPA, involved in school activities, and work and/or community service. $1,000. Deadline: February 

RAYTOWN-LEE'S SUMMIT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION - Criteria: senior, activities, work experience, grades, test scores. $500. Deadline: March 29th. Paper applications available in the Counseling Office.

RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, child or grandchild of a Blue Springs School District Employee, plans to major in Education. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

ROBERT LEELAND DANLEY SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 2.75+ GPA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

RUSTY HODGE/ROLLAND STUDIOS SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, 3.2 GPA, ACT of 23 or higher, combined parent income of no more than $200,000. Amount of award: $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

RUSTY HODGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR TRACK & XC - Criteria: senior, 3-year participant in high school XC OR track & field, varsity letter winner, 3.0 GPA, 21 ACT. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended the School of Economics during elementary school, must be pursuing a career in a business-related field (entrepreneurship, accounting, economics, marketing, etc.). Two awards of $500 each. Deadline: March 1.

STAYTON & PATRICIA PARR SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior, grades, test scores, involvement in extra-curricular activities, leadership, and/or work and community service. $200 - $500. Deadline: last Friday in February. 

SUNNY POINTE ELEMENTARY PTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended SPE for at least 2 years, current member of BSSHS PTSA. $350. Deadline: last Friday in February.

THOMAS C. LOCKE SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior interested in a career in law, involved in school activities, work and/or community service. $1,000. Deadline: February 1.

THOMAS ULTICAN ELEMENTARY PTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended Thomas Ultican Elementary for at least 2 years, current member of the BSS PTSA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who is planning to pursue a career in education, 3.0+ GPA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

TRUMAN HEARTLAND FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS- click this to apply for more scholarships through Truman Heartland Foundation

VISIONARY SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior with big dreams, NO GPA or test score requirement. $1,000. Deadline: last Friday in February.

VOY SPEARS ELEMENTARY PTA SCHOLARSHIP - Criteria: senior who attended VSE for at least 3 years, 3.0 GPA, current member of BSSHS PTSA. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.

WILLIAM BRYANT ELEMENTARY PTA BOOK AWARD - Criteria: senior who attended WBE for at least 1 full year, 3.0 GPA, current member of BSSHS PTSA. $250. Deadline: last Friday in February.

WOMEN'S CIVIC CLUB SCHOLARSHIP- Criteria: senior girl, financial need, grades & ACT scores, activities, work experience, community service. $500. Deadline: last Friday in February.