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NoteDeadline dates may differ from one scholarship to the other. Deadline dates will be updated for the 2016-17 school year as soon as the information is verified.

AgCountry Scholarships in Agriculture

AgCountry Farm Credit Services is offering scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2018. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR must be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business.


Deadline: March 1, 2018

American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Six $500 will be made for the 2017-2018 school year in memory of past Department Commander Lyle C. Mikelson and others so memorialized.


The applicant must:

  • Be a child, grandchild, adopted child, or stepchild of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary member
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Be a student that shows qualities or initiative and desire
  • Be a student that is loyal to his/her country
  • Establish financial need.


  • High School or college transcript must be included
  • Applicant should include a personal letter
  • Applicant should include at least 2 letters of recommendation
  • An American Legion Post Official must sign application
  • Each American Legion scholarship application must be completed and submitted separately.


Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Bernick Family Scholarship

CommunityGiving/Central MN Community Foundation is excited to share that we are hosting the Bernick Family Scholarship.  The Bernick Family Scholarship was created to recognize the values of the Bernick family and their corporation, Bernick's.  The purpose of the fund is to recognize, assist and encourage high school seniors who are well-rounded individuals in their pursuit of advanced education.  Bernick's is awarding 10 scholarships for $2,000 each.  


  • High School Senior
  • Must live within Bernick service area
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Planning to attend a two-year or four-year college 

Deadline: March 1, 2018


(Select "High School Students" & then scroll down to "Bernick Family Scholarship")

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program  - Scholarships up to $100,000 available - awarded at up to $25,000/year

We encourage the following to apply.

  • High School Seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full tim at a four year college or university in 2016-2017
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.

Deadline:  February 28, 2018


Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

 One $2000 scholarship will be awarded per geographic region of the NTCA membership, with an additional $500 match from Arvig Communications. To be eligible students must:

  • Be accepted into a 2 or 4 year college, university or vocational-technical school
  • Be sponsored by a current NTCA member (Arvig)
  • Have at least a C grade point average (2.0 GPA)
  • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation.
  • Applicant's family must subscribe to at least one service from Arvig.
  • Be Graduating High School Senior

Scholarship applications must be received by the Arvig Corporate Office, Attention:  Josie Winkels, 150 2nd Street SW, Perham MN, 56573.   Accepted applications will then be forwarded by Arvig to FRS for final selection process on March 1, 2018.  

Applications are available in two formats: PDF and Writable PDF.


Deadline: March 1, 2018







American Legion Foundation Scholarship

$500 Minnesota Legion Foundation Scholarship


  • shall be a veteran, a child of a veteran or a grandchild of a veteran
  • must meet the academic standards of the school he/she wishes to attend
  • must have a good record of school and community citizenship
  • must have the desire to pursue an education beyond high school
  • Each American Legion scholarship application must be completed and submitted separately.


Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship, established by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, is a one time award given to students who are in financial need and have been accepted into an accredited school of nursing.  The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.  

Deadline: February 10, 2018


Financial Need Form

Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship

The scholarship is open to any Minnesota high school senior and offers a $1000 1st place and $500 2nd place award to the winners of an essay contest about biodiesel, a cleaner-burning alternative fuel produced and used in Minnesota.  Rules and an online entry form can be found here.

All entries must be submitted by 4:30 pm on March 30, 2018 to the American Lung Association in Minnesota.

Essentia Clinic Scholarship

  • $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior
  • Major interest is in the field of science and/or medicine
  • Each applicant must possess good character, high scholastic achievement and promise.
  • Awards shall be based upon scholastic promise, citizenship, personality, and seriousness of purpose as evidenced by recommendations, academic records and interview.
The applicant may attend any vocational school, technical college, college or university 
that provides training for completion of a degree program or specialized medical training 
(requiring less than a bachelor's degree) such as LPN, RN, radiology tech or laboratory 
specialty training programs. 




Write a short essay (200-300 words) on why you are interested in pursuing a degree in the health sciences/medicine?  What are your career goals?  


Deadline: May 1, 2017

Farm Credit Services - Scholarship in Agriculture

The Farm Credit Services associations in North Dakota area offering scholarships for high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2017.  Scholarship awards are $1,000 each.


  • Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family or planning to pursue a career in farming or some aspect of agriculture extension, ag education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, ag finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business.
  • must be a resident of MN counties listed on the application --- including but not limited to Becker, Hubbard, OtterTail, Wadena

Deadline:  March 1, 2018



Friends of Sanford Health Scholarship

Ten $1500 Friends of Sanford Health Scholarships are available to students in the SHNM service region and to present employees of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota.  To be considered for one of the these scholarships, an applicant must be pursuing a career in a health related field, and not have been a previous recipient.

A complete application MUST include the following information:

  • A completed application form
  • An official transcript (s) from the school's scheduling office, including ACT and or SAT scores(ACT/SAT scores needed for undergrads only)
  • A complete REFERENCE form by a counselor/principal or supervisor.
  • Two separate letters of recommendation (at least one from an instructor), in addition to the REFERENCE form enclosed in the application packet.  


Deadline:  March 15, 2018

GROW Ag Leaders Scholarship 

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is giving students pursuing ag-related degrees the change to earn a $1,500 scholarship.  Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are administered by the National FFA Organization as part of the National FFA Scholarship Program.  ALL interested students must have a FFA.org account to access the application.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Plan to pursue a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture or chemical/electrical/mechanical engineering.  
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Obtain two farmer endorsements - visit GrowAgLeaders.com for complete guidelines.   
  • Student does NOT need to be an FFA member
  • Student does NOT have to live in same county as farmer(s) who endorses them.  

Deadline: February 8, 2018

Directions & Application

Hubbard County Minnesota Farmers Union Scholarship (Warmbold)

$500 Scholarship 


  • Applicants must be completing their final term or have completed their final term of their senior year in high school or be a nontraditional student currently enrolled in a college program of study.
  • Applicants must have plans to attend or be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution (technical or trade schools, community colleges, state universities or private institutions).
  • Applicant must be planning on, or already enrolled in an agriculture related field of study.
  • Applicant and/or applicant’s family must be a Minnesota Farmers Union member residing in Hubbard, Beltrami or Wadena County.

Application and Guidelines            

Deadline: April 13, 2018

Hubbard County Mounted Sheriff's Posse Scholarship

  • One $750 scholarship 
  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Must live in Hubbard County.
  • Will pursue a post secondary education in the field of law enforcement/criminal justice.
  • This grant will be paid following the successful (requires GPA of 2.0) completion of the first quarter or semester of the applicant's second year of their studies.  

Please send completed applications to:

Roger A. Lueth

33879 Cty. Rd 4

Park Rapids, MN 56470

Deadline: April 13, 2018


JCI (MN) Senate Foundation Scholarship 

Each April, $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.  The number of grants awarded by each state will be two. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study.  Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the eduational instititution of their choice.

  • Must be a graduating senior 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen 
  • Must be attending a post-secondary college, university, or vocational year in 2017-2018.  

Deadline: January 20, 2018


Jody Daman Memorial Scholarship

The Jody Daman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001, following the death of our staff member, Jody Kininger Daman, who passed away March 7, 2001.  This $500 award is available to high school seniors who are patients or former patients of Dr. Bret Cooper, and who have plans of furthering their education following high school graduation.  Students who fit this criteria are encouraged to apply.

  • The students will have graduated from high school in the year of the award application, with intent to continue their education.
  • The student may apply by writing a short essay containing information about their interests, educational goals, and why they should be considered for this award.
  • This award is for students who are or were orthodontic patients of Dr. Bret E. Cooper of Bemidji Orthodontics.

The essay should be sent to:

Dr. Bret E. Cooper, 2205 23rd Street NW Bemidji, MN 56601.

Deadline:  April 15, 2018

Koch Pipline Company Discovery Scholarship

The Discovery Scholarship Program is new to this region and would like to award a student with a $1500 scholarship.  The scholarship may be applied to either a 2 or 4 year school.  The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by the high school scholarship committee.  Park Rapids Area High School will distribute the funds to the college or technical school of the student's choosing.

  • Miniumum GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrated academic success in math, science, technology, or engineering 
  • Intent to pursue career in math, science, engineering, or a related field 
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Planned attendance at a college, university, technical school, or trade school 


Additional Materials

Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Minnesota Benefit Association is please to announce it 57th Annual Scholarship Awards Program.  The Program offers financial assistance for post-secondary education and is open to high school graduate or any currently enrolled post-secondary student. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Must be a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota, or the child of a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota. SCHOLARSHIP:  up to $1000 per award - Instructions and applications are available for download directly from the MBA websit (www.MinnesotaBenefitAssociation.org) or email MBA at Scholarship@MinnesotaBenefitAssociation.org and request an application.  Questions?  call toll free at 1-800-360-6117.


Deadline:  April 15, 2018.

MN Dark House Angling Association Scholarship


The Minnesota Dark House Angling Association is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior at Park Rapids, Nevis or Menahga High School who is pursuing a 2 or 4 year post-secondary degree in any of the following fields of study: Natural Resources Conservation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Studies/Agriuculture.  

The winning recipient of the scholarship will receive the scholarship after satisfactorily completing the first semester of post-secondary education--- a copy of semester one report card and proof of registration for semester two is required.

Email resume format and application to:


Deadline:  April 13, 2018


Minnesota Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarships-Alpha Theta Chapter

Alpha Delta Kappa, an organization for women educators, is seeking recipients for two $500 college scholarships. To be eligible each student must meet the following criteria:

  • A high school senior graduating in 2018 and in the upper one third of his or her graduating class.
  • Student is pursuing an education major.
  • A graduate from one of the following high schools: Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Hawley, Lake Park-Audubon, Park Rapids, Pelican Rapids, Perham-Dent, Ulen-Hitterdal, Waubun.  

All eligible candidates may obtain applications forms from the guidance office or by contacting Carol Lewis at ck197@msn.com or 218/483-1042, or by writing to:

Carol Lewis - PO Box 331 -- Hawley, MN 56549

Deadline: The completed application and recommendations must be postmarked no later than April 2, 2018


Minnesota Association of Student Councils Scholarship

This annual MASC scholarship of $500 will be awarded to two outstanding MN seniors who have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership and character, and who have contributed significantly to the success of their local schools and communities.  


  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership in student council, school and community.
  • Applicant must contribute significantly to the success of the applicant's local school and community.  

Deadline: January 26, 2018


Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship - GRADE 11 only

Our association is proud to announce the 2017 Minnesota Association of Townships Scholarship Program awarding up to six $1,000 scholarships. 


  • All students currently enrolled in the 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial high school or home study program are eligible for this program. 
  • Winners will be chosen based on a written essay. 
  • For more information go to www.mntownships.org 

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Minnesota Football Coaches Association Scholarship

The Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association will be awarding sixteen $500 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a Minnesota High School and are members of their high school football team.  


  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in college for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.  Student transcript must accompany the application.
  • Student must write a 250 word essay that describes how the sport of football has impacted their life.
  • Essay must be typed.
  • Application must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from high school faculty members familiar with the student's academic and extra-curriculuar achievements. 
  • Head Football Coach must be a member or MHSFCA.  

Deadline: March 15, 2018


Minnesota Power's Community Involvement Scholarship

Going to College?  Involved in your community?  Minnesota Power's Community Involvement Scholarship is awarded to twent area students in recognition of their volunteer efforts in their communities.  Applicants residing in Minnesota Power's service territory will be considered and can apply online at www.mnpower.com/scholarships 

Deadline:  January 15, 2018

MN State Coaches Association Scholarship

The Minnesota State High School Coaches Association will again be awarding $1000 scholarships to deserving student-athletes from Minnesota High Schools. The number of scholarships to be granted will be determined at a later date with consideration given to the state of the budget for the upcoming year.

Announcement of the winners will appear in the May issue of the Minnesota Prep Coach and in time for announcements at spring graduation ceremonies.

The limited selection crieteria includes the following:

  • Must have a GPA that would equate with an honor student.
  • Applicant must have participated in High School Athletics through their 12th grade year.
  • Submit a one page letter outlining the role sports has played in your life.
  • Submit a letter of recognition from one of your coaches.
  • Submit the application form no later than March 28, 2017.
  • Submit a letter of thanks to the MSHSCA upon notification of the scholarship award.

Deadline: March 28, 2018 


Mail applications to:

Gregg Martig
3118 Partridge Circle
St Cloud, MN 56301

Minnesota Territorial Pioneers Scholarship 

Each year the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers awards a scholarship for use at an accredited college within the boundaries of the original Minnesota Territory.


  • Must be a high school senior. 
  • Show proof of acceptance by an accredited junior or academic college or university located within the original boundaries of the Minnesota Territory.
  • Membership in MTP is NOT required. 
  • The applicant must complete a 750-2000 word essay on the following topic:  Choose a Minnesota territorial settler you admire and why?

Deadline: April 21, 2018


Minnesota Women's Golf Association (MWGA) Foundation Scholarship

The Minnesota Women's Golf Association is awarding a scholarship in the amount of $12,000 ($3,000 per year) to senior girls residing in Minnesota and planning to enroll in a four year college program the year this application is submitted.  The scholarship is awarded on the basis of scholastic rating, financial need, and school acheivements, leadership, and activities. Although skill or excellence in the game of golf is not a criterion, candidates must be participants of the school's golf team.  

The applicant must have the following credentials to apply:

  • Grade point average of 3.2 or above
  • Have a copy of the submitted FAFSA form included with application (showing parents income level for the past year)

See application instructions for where to send completed application and materials.  

Application & Guidelines

Deadline:  March 31, 2018 (4:30 PM)


MRCA (Minnesota Resort & Campground Association)

The MRCA will again award six scholarships totaling $4,000 this year.  The maximum individual scholarship will be $1,000.  The scholarship program is open to the children of MRCA members as well as other students employed or otherwise connected with the member's resort and/or campground basiness. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant may be a child of an owner/operator of a Minnesota resort and/or campground business
  • Applicant may be recommended as a scholarship candidate by an owner/operator of a Minnesota resort and/or campground business
  • Said resort and/or campground business must be a member in good standing of the MRCA 
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree full time (defined as a minimum of nine credit hours per term) at an accredited post-secondary institution. 

Selection Criteria

  • Applicant must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. The student’s most recent secondary or post-secondary class transcript is required to be submitted with the application. 
  • Applicant is required to submit a 250–500 word essay on the topic “My Experience with a Minnesota Resort and/or Campground.” Please address the following:
  1. Your connection with the business.
  2. How this relationship has shaped your values and work ethic.
  3. How this experience has influenced your future plans.
  4. Additional relevant information you would like to share with the committee.  
  • Applicant must submit one letter of recommendation.  Copies are acceptible.
  • Consideration will be given to the applicants extra-curricular activities and interests.  
  • Preference may be given to applicants who aspire to careers in the resort and campground business.  
Applications due April 30, 2018! The selection committee will meet at the end of May to select the top applicants and the students will be notified in early June. Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to school finance offices in August. If you have any questions, contact Tracey Kruse at tracey@hospitalitymn.com.


NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship 

The NIAAA Scholarship program fosters and recognizes the partnership between the NIAAA and secondary education.  The scholarships will recognize the distinguished scholastic, leadership, and sportsmanship attributes of high school student-athletes and the importance of high school athletics in each student's life.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior.
  • Applicant must have achieved at least two of the following: (a) Minimum GPA of 3.3 (b) Ranked in top 25% of class (c) Minimum ACT score of 24.
  • Applicant must have participated in at least two sports for two years each.  
  • Applicant must have lettered in two different sports.  
  • Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application.
  • Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school's athletic director (Mr. Schumacher).  
  • Athletic Director must be a member of NIAAA and their own state association

Deadline: February 28, 2018


Northwest MN Women's Scholarship Fund

4 $500 Scholarships 

This scholarship supports women who reside within the 12 counties of the region, who are pursing a degree at one of the region's public higher learning institutions (BSU, Northwest Technical College, Northland Community and Technical College, University of MN Crookston, & White Earth Community College).

Eligiblity requirements:

  • The female student must reside in Hubbard County
  • The female student must intend to pursue postsecondary eduaction at one of the institutions listed above
  • Scholarship funds are to be used for tuition and books or direct educational material.


Deadline:  April 13, 2018

Paul Bunyan Communications Scholarship

Each year, Paul Bunyan cooperative provides at least 2, $500 scholarships to 12 area high schools within or near our service territory.  The application process, winners, and distribution of funds are handled by each high school independent of Paul Bunyan Communications.

Deadline: May 1, 2017


Shooting Star Scholarship

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and decendents seeking post-secondary education.  A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

  • a high school senior graduating in 2018
  • White Earth enrolled member or descendant 

Deadline: April 30, 2018



SFM Foundation

SFM Foundation is a nonprofit foundation offering college scholarship to children of parents who have been killed or injured on the job. 

A qualifying student will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 per year and can receive scholarships annually through graduation from a two or four year technical school, college or university.

All information regarding scholarship requirements as well as the application can be found at www.sfm-foundation.org

Deadline:  March 31, 2018


9th Annual Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarships

Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to continue its effort to advance sports medicine and orthopaedic care throughout Minnesota with the 9th Annual Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine scholarship for student athletes. We are excited to continue offering this award as exemplification of our commitment to provide unsurpassed patient care and community education.


Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists and Allina Health Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one male student athlete who intends to attend college to pursue a career in sports medicine.

  1. Graduating high school senior male from the state of Minnesota.

  2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States.

  3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school.

  4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine.

  5. Application Deadline: Must be post marked by May 1, 2018

Women’s Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health

This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to one female student athlete who intends to pursue a career in sports medicine. 
Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship criteria:

  1. Graduating high school senior female from the state of Minnesota.

  2. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States.

  3. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school.

  4. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine.

  5. Application Deadline: Must be post marked by May 1, 2018


Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

$1000-$2000 scholarship 

The Triple Impact competitor makes positive contributions on three levels:

  1. Makes oneself better
  2. Makes teamates better
  3. Makes the sport better


  • Must be a high school JR (Class of 2019) residing anywhere in the United States
  • Must participate on a high school sports team or club

Students may apply online:


Deadline:  May 31, 2018 

TruStar Federal Credit Union  

2017 High School Scholarship Program Requirements for Application:

  • Must be a TruStar Federal Credit Union Member (An account in the student's name).
  • Must attend a 2 or 4 year college/technical school in the Fall of 2016
  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Must provide school records to show merit.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Must provide letter of acceptance to college of choice.
  • Must provide a brief 100-300 word essay describing why the student believes he or she is deserving of a TruStar-sponsored scholarship. Students are encouraged to include mention of their plans for a major in college (if known) and career aspirations.

Due April 19, 2018




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State Tech College in Linn, Missouri, formerly known as Linn State, has announced several "Preview" Days for the upcoming school year. Students will learn about the 35 plus unique programs that State Tech has to offer. Their Open House will be October 14th from 8:00-1:00. A second Open House will be on March 24, 2018. Students and families will be able to meet inst......
Juniors and Seniors who want to learn more about U of A at Little Rock are encouraged to attend one of the following events. These events are held to make students and their families more aware of all of the opportunities and programs offered through this college. Discover is their fall preview day. Two Discover events have been scheduled for Friday, October 13 or F......
MSU - Springfield's School of Nursing will be hosting a Nurse for a Day workshop this fall to help students better understand the challenging, yet rewarding, field of Nursing. This is a great opportunity for students. You must have a 3.0 GPA, attend for the full day, and submit registration and payment materials promptly. The workshops will be held on Friday, Octobe......
According to the brochure for the Hagan Scholarship Foundation, their scholarship is a nationwide, need based merit scholarship for high achieving students who need financial assistance in order to attend college. 350 scholarships can be awarded each year. The student must be a US citizen, attend a an eligible public high school as a graduating senior, and have a min......
On Wednesday, September 13th, Alton High School FBLA is hosting Sergeant Kinder with Troop G MSHP. He will be showing a video to 9th-12th grade students in the gym. Please click on the link Highway Safety Video Information for further information. Remember, buckle up every time! ......
The Alton School District would like to thank Style & Grace for their gracious donations of school supplies to our teachers and students. They recently brought beautifully wrapped gifts that were opened by members of the administration and the counselors. The supplies ranged from pencils and paper to kleenex to protractors! We are so very thankful for donations such......
Alton High School hosted a MOACAC sponsored college fair on Thursday, September 7. Students in grades 9-12 at Alton and students from both Winona and Couch High Schools had the opportunity to visit with college, career center, and military representatives. Over thirty different schools and programs were represented. The recruiters bragged on how great the students w......
Did you know it's game time?? They have all put in the hours of hard work and now it is the time for the fun to begin. The Alton junior high cheerleaders met early this morning to decorate the junior high to celebrate the beginning of the basketball season! Both the boys and girls will travel to play against the Gainesville Bulldogs. The games begin at 5:00 P.M. We wan......
This year Alton High School Future Business Leaders are taking on a few of the responsibilities that promote safe lifestyles. This morning FBLA officers, Drew Clary, Colby Kernodle, and Ely King kept count of how many students and staff arrived at school wearing their seat belts. 61% of drivers and passengers were wearing their seat belts, while, 39% were not. In the w......
Alton High School will be hosting a MOACAC sponsored college fair on Thursday, September 7th at 1:00. College, career center, and military representatives will be available to visit with senior high students (and their parents if you wish to come). Other local high schools have also been invited to attend. One new program that we will be using at the fair is Stri......
Parents and students can find the newest edition of the "Counselor's Corner" and the newest "Scholarship List" under "documents." Three new scholarships have been listed for seniors and one new scholarship has been listed for students who are 30 and under and are enrolled in a career or technical program for Fall 2017. That scholarship, Horatio Alger Career and Techn......
Yesterday Alton middle school and high school students started a day with an assembly that explained the eclipse phenomena we were about to experience in our area. After the assembly all the students had the opportunity to view the 3 phases of the solar eclipse as it happened through out the day. Although it might not have been as dramatic as some had anticipated it wa......
ACT now offers seven national test dates after adding a test date for July 2018. The ACT is a test that is used by many colleges as a placement exam and for some scholarship applications as well as to determine eligibility for acceptance into the college. The test can be taken up to 12 times for each individual. For the past couple of years, the state of Missouri ha......
Reminder: All incoming 8th graders will need a Tdap and MCV shot before they can start school in August.All incoming 12th graders will need 2 MCV shots unless the first shot was given after the age of 16. In that case, they will only need one shot before they can start in August.Please do not wait until August to get these required vaccinations because you run the ri......
Ms. Watts' summer school puts their cardboard boats to the test. The students were challenged to create a boat from scrap cardboard and packing tape using Archimede's Principle.......
Missouri will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8-12, 2017, and as part of this year's celebration, we're asking public school students to participate in one of two contests to #ThankaMOTeacher and show how much he or she means to you! PK-8 Art ContestStudents in public school grades PK-8 are asked to draw a picture of your favorite teacher for Teacher Appr......
Caleb Steele, son of Joby and Brenda Steele, has received notification that he has been appointed to the United States Naval Academy as a member of the Class of 2021. He successfully competed with outstanding young people from across the nation for admission into this historic institution. When Caleb earns his degree in his four years at the Naval Academy in Annapoli......
Juniors and Sophomores are invited to apply to the Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations workshop. This is a two-week online course that includes a one-day visit to MU's campus in Columbia. Students will explore healthcare, enhance their self-awareness, and connect with peers, students, staff, and faculty in healthcare. This on-line workshop runs from June 23 - July......
Alton High School's FFA has been busy this year working on awards and degrees. They are proud to announce that two of Alton's senior FFA members have earned their State FFA Degree. Only 7% of state FFA members may apply for this award each year. Congratulations to senior FFA members Taylor Barton and Hunter Schmidt. Students who have received their Area FFA Degrees ......
Alton Junior/Senior High School hosted its first chess tournament on February 25, 2017. Willow Springs and Junction Hill brought teams to participate and players from the Alton and West Plains area participated individually. Faith Collins of Alton took first place, scoring 15 points in the high school division. Chris Faulkner of Willow Springs took second place with......
The Missouri High School Fast Pitch Coaches Association (MHSFCA) has announced the Academic All-State teams for the Fall 2016 Softball Season. Alton High School is proud to announce that the following softball players were named to the Academic All-State Team: Seniors - Ashlee Smith and Taylor Parsons and Sophomores - Adrian Lawing, Allie Campbell, Caitlyn Miller, Ba......
Students in grades 7-11 are now working on their schedules for next school year. I'm sure it doesn't seem like it should be time for this, but we are rapidly closing in on the end of the year. On Monday, February 27th, students met with Mrs. Gilliland to get a copy of the master schedule and the form on which they will need to plan their schedule. These forms should......
On Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 in the high school library, Dr. Michael Orf will present information to parents and students who are interested in the dual enrollment program offered through Alton High School and Missouri State University - West Plains. These are courses in which students can earn both high school and college credit while still in high school. Th......
We know students achieve their best at school in a safe and supportive environment, where they are free from bullying and disruptive behavior. At Alton R-IV, we try to place an emphasis on making sure we provide the most productive environment possible for our students, including one that is free from bullying.Alton R-IV understands bullying is a serious issue for eac......
AgDiscovery is a summer outreach program to help teenagers explore carers in plant and animal science, wildlife management, agribusiness, and much more! Students will have the opportunity to live on a college campus, learn more about agriculture from professors, scientists, and administrative professionals who work for the U.S. Government in a variety of fields. This......
Alton Senior Joseph Graves has been awarded the Horatio Alger Association State Scholarship. He is one of ten seniors in the state of Missouri to receive this honor. Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $125 million in college scholarships to deserving students. Through nationally recognized educational programs, the Association reaches out dir......
Is your child interested in taking classes for both high school and college credit? Would you like to learn more about the courses available and what those credits would mean for your child? What are the costs of these courses and the requirements for enrollment into them? On February 15th at 6:00 in the high school library, Dr. Michael Orf from MSU - West Plains wi......
Leadership in Practice is a program that was developed by the Missouri Chamber Foundation over 20 years ago. It is an academy for ninth grade students who will be entering their sophomore year in August 2017. It will be held at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri from Sunday, June 25th to Wednesday, June 28th. Freshmen who are interested in developing leadership......
Anne Oesch, Alton High School speech and drama coach, received a Grants In Place award from Carol Silvey, Rural Schools Collaborative board member and Community Foundation of the Ozarks senior associate for advancement (right) and Dr. Jane Dethrow-Ward, 2016 Rural Education Fellow and Missouri State University - West Plains faculty member (left). Mrs. Oesch's project ......
MGA Project 21 2017 Scholarship Program has been established to encourage young people to recognize the dangers and consequences associated with underage gambling. Seniors may create an article, a poster, or a video to be submitted for a chance to win scholarships valued between $1000 to $1500. The students must create their work and publish, post, or present it befo......
The following information was included in an email that was forwarded to me. It is presented so well, that I am copying it word for word for students and parents. Unfortunately, I'm unsure of whom to give credit for the information. Much can be accomplished with a college visit or two. Seniors are given two college days and juniors are allowed one. I would suggest......
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an important part of every senior and college students' life, opened on October 1st this year. This is much earlier than in past years when the first day you could apply was January 1st. The FAFSA that students should be completing now is the one that will help determine available financial aid for the 2017-2018 schoo......
Financial Aid is an extremely important topic for college students. As a junior, students should start researching the types of financial aid and begin looking at the process to obtain it. As a senior, students should begin the actual process of completing paperwork for grants, loans, and scholarships. Scholarships and most grants are "free" money for students. Loa......
Stop by the Senior Class Cafe' booth at the Walnut Festival tomorrow. The seniors will have a Jail for the rowdy kids and adults, and a Cafe' with refreshments such as: Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Cappuccinos to warm you up; Frappuccino, Sweet Tea, and Lemonade to cool you off; a variety of Giant Cookies, No-Bake Cookies, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake, and Warm Apple Dumplin......
Did you know that there is a study hall after school for 7th - 12th grade students? Every Tuesday and Thursday in the high school library from 3:30 until 5:00, students may take advantage of a quiet place to complete work or do research or just read. Teachers are there to monitor the study hall. Students may use the whole time or just part of the time and leave when......
Beta - $7.00 due by September 30thArt Club-$20 due by September 30th.FFA - $20 due by October 13th. The first 40 with good grades get to go to Ozark Farm Fest on October 7th. Science Club- $20 This includes a t-shirt. Your application and dues are due no later than October 3rd.FCCLA- $15 for new members and $10 for previous members. Due by September 28th. ......
Any previous member may run for FCCLA officer positions.We will have our first luncheon on September 29th. Paid member may eat free if they pay their dues by September 28th. ......
FFA Trap Team practice will be on Thursdays at 6:00 PM and Saturdays at 8:00 AM in Rover. FFA Dues of $20 are due by October 13th. The first 40 with good grades get to go to the Ozark Farm Fest on October 7th!......
According to the pamphlet available from the Hagan Scholarship Foundation, this scholarship is for seniors "who will require financial assistance in order to attend college." Their goal is to help four year college students graduate debt free. Two hundred scholarships can be awarded each year. The final amount awarded to each student will be determined by the HSF us......
A representative from the SEMO AHEC ACES program will visit with interested students in the Alton High School Library on Thursday, September 29 at 2:30. This program is designed for high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career as a physician, nurse, dentist, or other allied health profession. ACES Comprehensive Program Includes: Hands-on Le......
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is hosting master teacher training with follow-up for 2 high school teachers from each of Missouri’s nine in-service regions. Ms. Amanda Watts, one of our HS Science teachers, has been selected to participate in NASA’s professional development event for Missouri educators to be held Aug 10th – 12th. This is a pretty incredible honor as......
MemoTo: Alton R-IV Parents, Patrons, and EmployeesFrom: Dr. Eric Allen, SuperintendentDate: 3/20/17Re: Secure Rural Schools Legislation & Funding DecreasesThis memo and sharing of information is being provided to you in light of funding cuts to Alton R-IV’s Budget from the Federal Government. This specific funding source for Alton R-IV is referred to as Secure......

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