2018-2019 SSD Scholarships & Opportunities Sheet
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NORTH AND SOUTH TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLS
SSD OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY
SCHOLARSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES SHEET
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FOR SPECIFIC AREAS OF STUDY, CLICK THE LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
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SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES WITH
YELLOW BACKGROUNDS
HAVE BEEN RECENTLY ADDED OR UPDATED
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DUE DATES: SCHOLARSHIP TITLEAMOUNT/Other InfoLINK
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Dates vary
Financial Ressources and Discounts for Students wtih
Disabilities
A valuable resource for students with disabilities!https://tinyurl.com/ybndrf35
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Contest opens
1/1/2019
andcloses on
12/31/19
CareerSafe National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship
Four awards of $500 each for students who have
received their OSHA 10-Hour card. Requires an essay
about the impact in the way the writer recognizes hazards
and how that recognition will benefit the writer's future.
https://goo.gl/n7xisX
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ASAPSPEDcamp UnConference
There will be a SPED camp at Ladue on April 27th from 8:30 to noon.
It is for educators, community members, and parents to collaborate
and discuss topics related to special education services including
therapeutic services, social/emotional learning, gifted education,
community based learning, related services, etc. Breakfast is
included and it is free, but donations to defray breakfast costs
will be accepted.
https://tinyurl.com/y4q22spa
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2/14/2019Power Up Conference Scholarship
Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Power Up
AT Conference. The scholarship is available to assist individuals
with developmental disabilities or who are low vision/blind or family
member oF children with disabilities. Two night hotel accommoda-
tions for students having disabilities and family member to attend
the Missouri Power Up Conference in Columbia, MO on
3/31/19 and 4/01/19.
https://tinyurl.com/ycb3fm3v
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2/14/2019
Starkloff Career Academy for Individuals with Disabilities
The Starkloff Career Academy is a unique learning opportunity that
shares the knowledge and experience of recruiters and hiring
managers from the region's top employers, including Ameren and
Mercy. This course includes 20 sessions centered on professional
development topics. Sessions will focus on resume and cover letter
writing, networking skills, public speaking, and presentation skills.
Course will be held Dates: February 19th - April 25th
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm
SDI Classroom at 133 S. 11th Street Suite 500 (conveniently
located near public transit and free parking in downtown St. Louis)
There is no out-of-pocket cost for candidates. Fees may be covered
by services providers or candidates may apply for scholarships.
https://starkloff.org/starkloff-career-academy/
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2/15/2019
Mothers Of Twins Scholarship (aka Mary Joan Wolf
Memorial Scholarship and Betty Radetic Memorial
Scholarship)
For multiple-birth students seeking initial enrollment in accredited
post high school education or training. The applicants must reside
within the St. Louis, MO-IL metropolitan statistical areas (MSA)
which includes the City of St Louis; the Missouri counties of
Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren,
Washington, or Crawford; or, the Metro East).
https://tinyurl.com/yc2vxdx7
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2/20/2019What to do This Summer (with voucher info)
During this “Recreation Fair” families will be able to visit with providers
of summer programs and camps that include all children. No
registration is required for this event which will include a 20-minute
presentation on funding and voucher information starting at 6:30 p.m.
https://custapp.marketvolt.com/cv.aspx?cm=1283402139&x=35619735
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2/21/2019
2-Hour Workshop on Supported Decision Making for
Students with Disabilities
2-Hour Workshop ideal for primary caregivers and their
family members with a developmental disability.
Presenters Sharon Spurlock, Director of
Family Support, St. Louis Arc, and Debra Fiasco, SSD
Parent Education and Diversity Awareness St. Louis ARC
1177 N. Warson Road, 63132. Using tools from Missouri
Guardianship and Charting the LifeCourse, presenters
will coach your family to assess decision making in each
of six life domains (health, employment, safety, advocacy,
social and community living) and create a plan to utilize
a variety of resources to build self-determination skills.
To register, call 314-989-7807or use link on next cell.
https://tinyurl.com/ ycd7hsnn
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2/23/2019ONE DAY ONLY!!!-Infinite Scholars Fair at UMSL
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with colleges and universities
about scholarship opportunities. Some colleges will be accepting
students and awarding scholarships on the spot.
Learn about our Micro-Scholarship program that awards you
scholarship dollars for your high school accomplishments.
Students need to bring: multiple copies of transcripts, ACT/SAT test
scores, letters of recommendation, an essay titled “Why I want to
attend college.”, and a resume.THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL
STUDENTS, NOT JUST THOSE PLANNING TO ATTEND UMSL!
http://www.infinitescholar.org/
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2/26/20192-Hour Workshop on Student Self-Determination
SSD Effective Practice Specialist, Jeff Schneider, presents on how
to make choices and decisions based on students' preferences and
interests.The development of self-determination skills is a process
that begins in childhood and continues throughout one’s life, leading
to students’ ability to monitor and regulate their own actions and be
goal-oriented and self-directing.This workshop will provide
participants with an overview of self-determination and best
practice principles that will support students’ post-school outcomes.
To register, call 314-989-7807or use link on next cell.
https://tinyurl.com/ ycd7hsnn
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2/28/2019Educators Rising Scholarship
Applicants must be a Missouri high school senior planning to attend
a college with an education or pre-education program to pursue a
career in teaching, and a member of the Educator Rising Association.
Applicants must be in the top 20% of their class. Those 18 and older
must be registered voters. Each award is $500.
https://www.mnea.org/Missouri/News-Events/875.aspx
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2/28/2019PDK Prospective Educators Scholarship
The PDK Educational Foundation awards 30 Prospective Educator
Scholarships each year. One-time and renewable awards range from
$500 to $5000. Most of these scholarships are for high school seniors
who are interested in earning teaching degrees.
https://tinyurl.com/y6asbx37
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2/28/2019Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship rewards one student who can tell
the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the
life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general.
https://www.petplay.com/scholarship/
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2/28/2019Toyota/Discovery Education Teen Drive 365
1st Place: $15,000 and the chance to work with a Discovery
film crew to make your video TV-ready! 2nd Place: $10,000;
3rd Place: $7,500
http://teendrive365inschool.com/about-the-video-challenge
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2/28/2019
Regions Bank Riding Forward Black History Scholarship
$5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in
states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited
college in the U.S. during the 2019-2020 academic
school year. Essay required.
https://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship
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3/1/2019Missouri STEM Signing Day Scholarship
$1000 Scholarships to 10 students who are 2019
graduating high school students planning to pursue
a 2-year, 4-year or Technical College of their choice degree
in the fall of 2019 will be eligible to apply.
• Applications will be evaluated on the basis of passion for
STEM learning, advancing society through STEM, high
school activity involvement and scholarship.
• Representatives from the Missouri Chamber and
corporate sponsors will be on the selection committee to
determine recipients.
• Awards will be formally announced on May 8, 2019 in
Jefferson City, at a signing event with state officials,
business community representatives, students, parents
and school officials.
•Award recipients must be able to attend the May 8th
celebration and signing day to receive the scholarship.
https://mochamber.com/signingday/
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3/15/20192019-2020 Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship
Six scholarships of $2500 each from HomeAdvisor for students
planning to attend a community or technical college or
university in 2019-2010 school year. You must plan to study
anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry
to landscape architecture or interior design. There is no
minimum SAT, ACT or GPA. You must be 18 or older and
submit 1000-2000 word essay, Pick your topic:

How would you encourage your peers or others to pursue a
career in construction or maintenance?
What do you think trade professionals or organizations could do
to engage, train, and hire young talent in the trades?
What would you say to persuade parents, teachers, or others
to educate young people about these job opportunities?
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/scholarships/
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03/31/2019Missouri Youth Leadership Forum
The Forum is a unique career leadership training program for
individuals with disabilities ages 16—21. Participants are selected
from their local communities to cultivate leadership, citizenship,
social and career development skills during a 5-day leadership
conference.
http://disability.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.htm
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3/31/2019
The Boule' Foundation in conjunction with the
United Negro College Fund
$4,000 for high school seniors of African-Amerian descent with a
minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
https://tinyurl.com/y8mqgjas
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5/1/2019
American Montessori Association Teaching Scholarships
To be eligible, individuals must have been accepted, are in the
process of being accepted or are currently enrolled in a teacher
education program affiliated with AMS. In 2017, $57,000 was
awarded to 23 aspiring Montessori teachers.The application includes
information related to financial need, a personal statement, 3 letters
of recommendation, and confirmation of acceptance to a program
affiliated with AMS.
https://tinyurl.com/y2wpsphw
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06/04/2.19
Work Ethic Scholarship (Mike Rowe's Professionalism
Scholarship for students pursuing trade schools after
high school.)
Applicants must be graduating seniors planning to enter trade
schools in the Fall of 2019. This scholarship is based on students'
signing a pledge agreeing to adhere to Mr. Rowe's standards of
professionalism and other requirements (see link, next cell).
https://tinyurl.com/y7hbb8fs
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Graduates of the
SSD Fire
Tech program
may apply after
completing their
coursework and
received EMT-P
license from the
State of MO.
Greater St. Louis County Fire Academy Scholarship
$500 to $4,000 per applicant to be
used towards their tuition at the
St. Louis County Fire Academy.
https://goo.gl/vm7sWP
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After SkillsUSA
contests
SkillsUSA/Ranken Technical College
Rankin Scholarships for SkillsUSA winners who
place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in qualifying contests.
$500 - $7,500 for full-time enrollment at Rankin (12-hrs)
NOTE: To qualify, students MUST enroll the year
following their graduation from high school.
For more info, contact
Ms. MissyBorchardt
Dean of Enrollment Mgmt.
314-286-4809
email: maborchadt@ranken.edu
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ASAP, but not
less than 10-
weeks prior to
start of class
Ryan Hummert Memorial Scholarship
The Scholarship provides for tuition, textbooks and
other fee expenses paid by the Ryan Hummert Memorial
Scholarship (for paramedics and fire-fighters)
https://goo.gl/hMYwdJ
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Not currently open
for 2018. Check
back after 1/1/19
AG Bell Scholarship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Competitive scholarship for students with
hearing impairments diagnosed prior to
the age of 4. Must have 3.25 GPA
https://goo.gl/E526CK
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Opens around12/15
Closes 4/1
American Foundation for the Blind$500 - $2,500https://goo.gl/riFiPI
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VariesSt. Louis Graduates Scholarship
Database
Database of 140+ scholarships
specifically for St. Louis area
students
www.stlouisgraduates.org
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Varies. See link.
Missouri Higher Education Scholarship
(Bright Flight)
Up to $3,000 scholarship
designed for students in the
top 3-5 percentile on ACT-
SAT scores (see link for
more info)
https://goo.gl/FFzgNS
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Year roundSTLCC STEM Scholarship - Florissant Valley
$6283/academic year for students in STEM disciplines.
For students with 3.5+ GPAs Biotechnology, Computer
Integrated Manufacturing, Computer Science,
Engineering Science and Engineering Technology.
Students mave have earned a “B” or better in
Intermediate Algebra or higher and demonstrate
financial eligibility as determined by the STLCC Financial
Aid Office.
https://goo.gl/JeqC3V
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ASAPStarkloff's Dream Big Summer Career Camp
Provides exclusive, behind-the-scenes opportunities to college
and career-bound high school students wtih disabilities and
IEPs. Participating businesses include: Monsanto, Boeing,
Centene, Express Scripts, Nestle Purina PetCare,
Fleishman Hillard, Riot Games, Bi State Development,
Cortex Innovation Center, Launchcode, and St. Louis
Community College Culinary Arts. Students will meet
business leaders, learn about a wide variety of
professions, and see what it takes to achieve in those
roles. For more info or to apply, visit next cell's link
or call 314-588-7090. Some scholarships are available.
https://goo.gl/evD8NV
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Varies, many are
due March 1, 2019
Scholarships for Students on the Autism Spectrum
25 Different awards for students on the Autism spectrum
ranging from $500-$7500; including locally available ones --
Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental
Disabilities Scholarship; Achieving in Higher Education with
Autism/Developmental Disabilities Scholarship; Charles H.
Hoens Jr. Scholars Program; CVS Caremark All Kids Can
Scholars Program and more.
https://www.top10onlinecolleges.org/scholarships-for/autism-spectrum/
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DATES VARYBDPA Scholarships for IT StudentsVarious Scholarships for various amounts. Check often!http://www.bdpa.org/?scholarships
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Contact STLCC
Scholarship
Foundation just
prior to high
school graduation
Gateway to Innovation Scholarship (Computer and IT)
Students must complete a scholarship application;
must be a recent high school graduate or current STLCC
student, and enrolled full-time at STLCC pursuing an
AAS degree in Information Systems or Computer Science;
must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in
good standing; must file FAFSA as financial need will be
considered; must submit a letter of recommendation
and a written essay outlining their career aspirations
and how this scholarship will benefit the student.
Renewable for up to 70 hours of college credit at STLCC
if student maintains a 2.5 GPA and continues to pursue
a degree in IT/CS.
https://stlcc.academicworks.com/opportunities/1310
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Requires a continued
commitment, good
attendance, and
community service
A+ (Four-Year Colleges)
The A+ Scholarship is funded by the State of Missouri
and primarily intended for community colleges and
trade schools; however, some 4-year colleges accept
funding. See link, next cell for more information
https://tinyurl.com/y7gsdnd7
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ASAP80 in 80 Ferguson Roofing Scholarship
For trade students in Automotive, Construction,
Electrical, IT, Mechanical or other trades.
Ferguson Roofing is offering scholarships to
deserving youth in our local community. For
more info, see link next cell.
https://fergusonroofing.com/80in80/scholarship-application/
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VariesSTLCC Scholarship Foundation
Various Scholarships and awards from $150-$4000 for
students studying at St. Louis Community Colleges
(see next link for more info)
https://stlcc.academicworks.com/?page=1
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ASAP - Apply
IMMEDIATELY after
completing your
FAFSA
and learning
your Estimated
Family Contribution
(EFC)
Fontbonne University Scholarship - Full ride!!!
Students who qualify for The Fontbonne Promise will receive
a financial aid award that covers full tuition and fees - loan free.
As the link below indicates, the scholarship is available to
students who:
• Are accepted into Fontbonne University as full-time students
• Are Missouri residents
• Complete the FAFSA by the February deadline
• Have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $0
https://www.fontbonne.edu/admission/fontbonne-promise/
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Varies
Financial Aid and Scholarships for Minority Students
Multiple scholarsip opportunities for students with
minority backgrounds.
https://tinyurl.com/y9u3u87k
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Varies
Financial Aid Guide for Hispanic Students
Multiple scholarsip opportunities for students with
Hispanic heritage
https://tinyurl.com/yc2l2fxn
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VariesValuable Resource for MULTIPLE Scholarships
Scroll down on the next cell's link to "Resources" for valuable info
on multiple scholarships.
https://www.teachtomorrow.org/scholarships/
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Ongoing Opportunity
for financial aid for
hearing devices
AG Bell Financial Aid for Hearing Technology
If you cannot afford hearing aids, several organizations offer
other sources of funding you can explore (Let Them Hear
Foundation, Starkey Foundation, Lions Clubs and others).
Medicaid provides hearing aids to qualifying children.
Hearing assistive device manufacturers often offer financial
assistance programs including help in contacting your health
care insurance company or Medicare to obtain approval for
coverage. Also, your audiologist may be able to refer you to
possible sources of funding in your community.
AG Bell maintains a list of resources detailing the hearing
aid-related insurance mandates on a state-by-state basis.
https://www.agbell.org/Families/Hearing-Technology
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For more, see: https://www.scholarships.com/news/fall-in-love-with-2018-autumn-scholarships
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NOTE: ANY STUDENT MAY APPLY FOR ANY SCHOLARSHIP.
CATEGORIES BELOW ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS FOR FASTER
ACCESS TO POSSIBLE AREAS OF STUDENT INTEREST, ONLY.
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