Local Scholarships

  • Students can apply for approximately 20 scholarships with one application!

    The 2021 Local Scholarship General Application will be available in the Spring 2021. 

    Students:  Double check and be sure you meet ALL REQUIREMENTS before clicking the "I meet the requirements and wish to apply" button.  

    Students are required to complete this form in full, AND submit 2 letters of recommendation and an essay briefly describing your goals/plans and why you are deserving of a scholarship to the counseling office NO LATER THAN 3:00 pm on March 27th.  Partial or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted or considered.  

    *If the scholarship requires an additional essay, that must also be submitted by the deadline.  

    There are several additional local scholarships with their own hard copy application.  You may click on this link to print the application, or stop by the counseling office for a copy:

    Griffin Family Scholarship Application:  Students must have attended both semesters of their senior year at WHS, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and be enrolling at a 2 year/4 year or technical/trade school in the fall.  Preference is given to students pursuing a career in the education field or a trade, but they will consider applicants pursuing other career interests.  More information available Here  *DEADLINE April 1, 2020 (3:00 pm)

    Josh Slatten Memorial Scholarship:  This $1,000 scholarship is open to any WHS senior band member who has meet the following criteria:  90% cumulative attendance all four years, 2.5 GPA, full time college enrollment in the fall and spring semesters next year, complete the application and required essay detailing what band has meant to you and the impact it has had on your life.  *DEADLINE: March 27th (3:00 pm)

    MFA Foundation Scholarship:  $2,000 scholarship for students furthering their education in studies relating to agriculture or other fields of study that benefit rural life, participate in leadership in school, church, and community, good citizenship, and financial need.  *DEADLINE:  March 13th (3:00 pm)

    Willard Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship:  Criteria considered includes the student's career goals, financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities, and scholastic achievement.  *DEADLINE March 27th (3:00 pm)

    Willard Athletic Booster Club Scholarship:  This scholarship will be awarded to graduating senior male or female students who have been active participants in at least one extracurricular school sport/activity that is supported by extracurricular funding from the Willard Athletic Booster Club, during three of his/her four years in high school.  Athletic participation in college is NOT required.  Additional criteria:  3.0 GPA, 90% attendance, displaying exemplary behavior both on and off the field or court, positive attitude, good sportsmanship, enthusiastic participation, and team spirit.  *DEADLINE:  March 27th (3:00 pm)  

College and University Scholarships

  • To research college or university scholarships, please look at the website of the school in which you are interested. You can typically find information about scholarships under a link on the main page that is labeled something like "futurestudents" or "scholarships and financial aid". If you have questions concerning a specific scholarship offered at a university, please contact their admissions department.

Financial Aid

  • A student may receive government financial aid in certain cases. Financial aid may come in the form of student loans which must be paid back after college, or grants which do not have to be paid back. Financial aid is based on family income and is determined from results of a student FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA should be completed online by a student and his/her parent in the spring of his/her senior year. Missouri Department of Higher Education also has an online tool to help with FAFSA information. You can access this by going to the MDHE Website.