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Students should also do general searches on the Internet. American citizens of Italian decent may apply for scholarships through the Italian American Association. Applicants should do general searches on the Internet to see if there is an organization related to their heritage and see if they give scholarships. The American Cancer Society gives scholarships to young cancer survivors. If a student has a health situation, see if there is an organization related to it and see if they give any educational incentives. Members of religious organizations should check with their church, synagogue, mosque, etc.

Students should check with their employers and with their parent's employer if they are a dependent.  Some businesses include educational funding in their benefits package.  Also some students may be eligible for funding if they had a parent in the military (see page 70 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog).

Students should also look for organizations on the web associated with their major to see if those organizations give scholarships.  Criminal Justice majors would search for law enforcement associations at the national, state and local levels.  Accounting majors should look at websites for organizations such as the National Society of Accountants.

Dependents of active duty Air Force should apply for the Air Force Aid Society/General Hap Arnold Grant.  Dependents of Navy and Marine active duty members should apply for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's VADM E/P/ Travers Scholarship.  Inquiries for both should be directed to ACT at 1-800-205-6372.

Many large corporations give scholarships.  Check the websites of automobile manufacturers, soft drink corporations and large restaurant chains to see if they have any additional awards.  It is a good idea to start looking in the Fall for the next year's award.  The Missouri Retired Teachers Association's scholarship application deadline is in December for awards that will not be given out until the following Fall.


Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program

The Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) has served the Greater Kansas City community since 1983. This year's HDF scholarship application is now officially open! Scholarships are awarded annually to high school graduates entering college as well as continuing college students. There are two applications, one for high school seniors and one for college students. Please complete the appropriate application. 

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Greater Kansas City Chapter of ASIS-International

ASIS is a 37,000 member, worldwide organization of security professionals. Our local chapter is seeking students interested in applying for a Chapter Matching Scholarship available through the ASIS Foundation. These scholarships provide matching funds for an education award to a chapter member or undergraduate/graduate student seeking a security career. If a scholarship is awarded to a chapter member, the Foundation doubles the chapter's award, up to $1,000. If a scholarship is awarded to a student, the Foundation matches the amount up to $500. The Foundation funds 30 Chapter Matching Scholarships per calendar year. It is NOT necessary to be a member of ASIS to apply for these scholarships.

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Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

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