Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Students are encouraged to check directly with colleges/univerisities about scholarships and financial aid.  Some college/university scholarships are automatic with application for admission, but others are not.  There are many other resources for scholarships, including our senior newsletters, free online scholarship search databases, civic groups,churches, parent or student employers, etc.  The websites listed below are free sites that can be used for scholarship research:

Seniorsshould complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1st of their senior year.  FAFSA on the Webwork sheets are available in the counseling office or at

Any local/regional scholarships that are currently available are listed below and should be turned in to the ESHS Guidance & Counseling Office via This Form.

The deadline for submission is  March 15, 2017.  Please also consult the senior newsletters for state and national scholarship opportunities. The following local scholarships are represented with the above form: 

                American Legion – general academic scholarship

                American Legion Auxiliary - general academic scholarship – must rank in upper half of graduating class

                Anderson-Taylor Memorial – must enroll in a 4-year college/university in MO, financial need strongly considered  (*pending donor approval of new local application)

                Bonnie Casto Memorial – general academic with emphasis on activities

                Clay Lodge #207 Masonic – general academic

                Darren Couts Memorial – must be majoring in athletic training, physical therapy or sports medicine, have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be involved in at least one extra-curricular activity and community service

                Excelsior Springs Business Women of Missouri – for female seniors, 2.5 or higher GPA

                Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce – general academic

                ESSD Custodial Department – general academic

                Excelsior Springs Area Cultural Guild – must be planning to major in the arts and also complete a demonstration of your art/craft.  See a counselor for more information.

                Excelsior Springs Quarterback Club – general academic – must also provide a list of Quarterback Club activities that you have participated in or helped with.

                Excelsior Springs Quarterback Club Visual Arts – must be majoring in visual art or design and include a photo example of your work

                Excelsior Springs Rotary Club – general academic

                Gary Kennedy Memorial – for future teachers – must also submit an essay on why you want to be a teacher

                Gregg Williams Foundation – general academic

                Martha Jarman Memorial – for students going into a healthcare career

                Mary Denton Lamb Memorial – for future K-2 or reading teachers, 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, must have elementary tutoring experience and a letter from the elementary teacher for whom you tutored and must enroll at a MO college/university

                Michael Raybourn Memorial – general academic with emphasis on activities

                Optimist Club Wendell Clark Memorial – general academic

                Ray Reynolds Memorial – must be an ESHS wrestler

                Student Council – must be a member of ESHS Student Council

                Terri Garbison Memorial – general academic

The following scholarships are also available:

Diane McCullough Scholarship.

Elizabeth Spellman Health Career Scholarship