Scholarship Opportunities

During the school year, this page is updated frequently as information is made public. Please click on the links below to find out information regarding scholarship opportunities:

---Cadet Thomas Surdyke Scholarships (2 $1,000, & 1 $2,500)
Here are the links (also located in the St. Pius X Financial Aid Handbook) for the Cadet Thomas Surdyke online scholarships (two - $1,000 for high school and one- $2,500 for college) applications which are now active on the more, and apply

---St. Louis Notre Dame Club Scholarship
Seniors:  I do not know of any of you interested but if you are this is for you 

Juniors and Sophomores:  This could make Notre Dame financially doable if you have the Financial Need requirement and can get accepted at Notre Dame.  Realistically, this means a mid to upper 30s on the ACT.  
These scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000 for 4 years. 
See maz for more specifics. 

---Apply Today for a MOCPA Scholarship ($500)
High school seniors are eligible to receive $500 toward their college education.  Applicants must be: MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online. More information and application here
Deadline: 1/23/19

---Niche $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship
The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again. More information & apply here
Deadline: 1/31/19 apply monthly

---Quincy bound student partnership scholarship ($2,000)
Quincy University has a new partnership with the Western Catholic Union for a substantial scholarship See maz for details.  Deadline Jan 18th but you need to see maz to find out why you really need to get on this now. 
Deadline: 1/18/19 More details & application

---Niche $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship
The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again. More information & apply here
Deadline: 1/31/19 apply monthly

---MOCPA Scholarship
High school seniors are eligible to receive $500 toward their college education.  Applicants must be: MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online.
Deadline: 1/23/19 More information here 

---Book Lovers Scholarship Essay Contest
The Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest is sponsored by the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries as an annual essay contest for students 9-12. If this is you as you love to read and write, see maz for details.  St. Pius can send only one nomination. 
Deadline: 1/31/19

---College Covered $10,000 scholarships
We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2018 scholarship program. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students, and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. More information & apply here
Deadline: 1/31/19

---Bank of America  - Accepting Student Leader applications now!
Juniors and Seniors only
- Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid....more information & apply
Deadline: 2/1/19

---Westlake Scholarship application now available
Westlake Scholarship criteria:

-Missouri resident
-Graduating from a public or private high school or completing one of two years at a community college. (Keep this in mind for next year(s)?
-Maintaining a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

-Family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less. (You will have to prove this with tax records.)
Deadline: 2/1/19 More information go to

---Optimist Essay Contest - Sponsored by Twin City Area Optimist Club
Topic: "When All the World's Problems are Solved, is Optimisn Still Neccessary?"
Deadline: 2/1/19 More information

---StapleSearch $1000 Scholarship Program
Staple Search is happy to announce this year’s Yearly Scholarship, 2019 and inviting you as a participant. If you are a student of College, University or and High School, this can be an excellent opportunity to offset your educational cost. More information here
Deadline: 2/1/19

---Bill of Rights Institute - We the Students Essay Contest{$5,000 first prize)
The deadline for our We the Students Essay Contest is less than a month away so please remind your students to submit their essays as soon as possible.
-We don’t want you to miss out on an opportunity to win one of fifteen scholarships including a $5,000 First Prize.
-We are especially excited about this year’s contest because we are asking students to personalize their essays by telling us what citizenship looks like in their communities in 21st century America.
Deadline: 2/14/19 Please visit the website for the full list of rules and regulations and the application portal.

---Sam Shapiro Festus/Crystal City Rotary Scholarship ($750 Lump sum)
Award given to one local area high school senior. (CC, Festus, Pius, Herky, R-7 only) See maz for the application. 
Deadline: 2/20/20 - Due to maz by Feb. 20 We can send four Finalist only three from St. Pius. 

---The Newnan Society - $5,000 Essay Scholarship Contest
The Newman Society just announced its Essay Scholarship Contest for high school seniors! The winner will receive $5,000 towards the cost of attending one of the colleges or universities recommended in The Newman Guide for the fall of 2019. Students can learn more at this link:
Deadline: 2/18/19

---MIAAA/NIAAA scholarship essay
The MIAAA, in conjunction with the NIAAA, will offer two $1000 scholarships and two $500 runner-up scholarships for Missouri male and female student-athletes.
-For our student winners to qualify for the NIAAA Section V and National Scholarship, their Athletic Director must be a member of the MIAAA and NIAAA. We will use the NIAAA criteria when selecting the MIAAA winners. If you are not a member of the NIAAA, please consider joining.  Membership information can be found here
Deadline: 2/28/19 More information & apply

---Sam Shapiro Scholarship ($750)
Hosted by the Festus-Crystal City Rotary Club - The scholarship is a $750 lump sum to be used for post-secondary education at a community college or university. 
Deadline: 3/1/19 Letter to St. Pius - Scholarship details

---DeSoto Chamber Scholarship
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce is offering Scholarship opportunities for graduating students living in the 63020 zip code who will be attending college in the fall. The deadline is March 1, 2019. We are offering 3 types of Scholarships; academic, technical school, or First Responder (EMS, police, fire). 
Deadline: 3/1/19 More Information & application

---2018-19 Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship ($1,000)
The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is pleased to offer the Braxton Rethwisch scholarship to Missouri high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Five one-time $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Deadline: 3/1/19 More information & apply

---Festus/Crystal City Elks Scholarship forms are here
-These are awarded only to the 7 local (Festus) area high schools.  You do not have to be a Festus resident to apply for this. Attending St. PIus is good enough.  The application is very extensive and you have to be very precise in completing it. It requires family financial information as it is partially based on financial need and it requires your social security number. (I do not agree with this but have no say in the matter.) Usually there is a cover letter with these applications, but there was not one attached.  So, I do not know how many of these will be awarded nor the dollar amount. 

-You need at least one letter of recommendation and, that said I would rather it not be me as I cannot fairly recommend one  of you over another St. Pius student.  You do need for me to attach a transcript and ACT scores. This I will do.
Deadline: 3/1/19 to have everything completed and to the local Elks Lodge. See maz if interested.

---DevTeam.Space STEM Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship to be used towards your educational and professional development goals. You can spend this on anything from coding boot camps to online programming courses, textbooks etc. More information & apply

Deadline: 3/1/19

---A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship
We are pleased to announce we just awarded our first-year winners for our scholarships, of $1000, $500 and $250. These scholarships are open to all nationalities and there are no fees to apply. They are all offered on a continuous basis so they will be available for 2019 and onwards.
Deadline: 3/10/19 More information & apply

---DeSoto Women's Auxiliary Post 48 Scholarships
DeSoto Women's Auxiliary Post 48 Scholarship AND the State AND the National applications are attached.  Maz also has paper copies. 

Deadline: 3/15/19 to the Post Chairperson AUX LOCAL - AUX STATE - AUX NATIONAL

---Century Credit Union Scholarship - The Louis Kovarik Scholarship is for $1,000 
The Lousi Kovarik Scholarship is for $1,000 and open to current 13-15 year old students as of April 30.   There is an essay.  See maz for topic and application.

Deadline: 3/15/19 For more information go to

---Century Credit Union Scholarship - The William Pauly Scholarship is for $1,000
The William Pauly Scholarship is for $1,000. and is for ages 16-18 as of April 30.  There is an essay.  See maz for topic and application.

Deadline: 3/15/19 For more information go to

---Jefferson County Association of Educational Office Personnel - $750 Scholarship Opportunity This is just for a St. Pius X student!!
-We as a group, award 2 $750 scholarships to students of member schools. This year is St. Pius X High School's turn.
-The award will be presented on May 6, 2019, at Case & Bucks Pub and Grub in Barnhart at 6:00 pm.
-The recipient and parents will be invited and have dinner with our group.
-This year a student from Northwest District will also receive an award.
-The check will be sent directly to the institution in September.
-This is not a renewable scholarship.  
Deadline: 3/15/19 Scholarship details - Student application
Please complete the application and turn in to Mr. Zielonko. A committee of staff members will select the winner and notify the winner in April.

---Skin Care Ox. We're awarding $4,000/year in college scholarships to support the health of college women
Our scholarship is called The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women and each quarter we award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education more & apply
Quarterly Deadlines: 3/31/19, 6/30/19, & 9/30/19

---Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award
VFW Sponsored - 
NOBODY applied for this last year. See maz for application.
Deadline: 3/31/19

---Hillsboro Civic Club Scholarship - For Seniors only.  5 - $1,000 scholarships
Three of these go to Hillsboro high school grads and two go to any HS grad in Jefferson County. 
Maz has a paper application. This is an extensive application requiring personal family financial information, a recommendation form from a teacher, coach, etc.  To be fair to all,  maz cannot do this recommendation.  It also requires writing on your part, but hey, it's for $1,000!
Deadline: 4/1/19

Jefferson College Scholarship Application
Very important Jefferson College Scholarship information.  One site for over 100 scholarships! More information here
Deadline: 4/1/19

---Homer Boyer Scholarship 
The Homer Boyer Scholarship is from the Sons of the American Legion Post 253 and is for $500. You must be related to a current member of the military or deceased veteran (parent, grandparent).  Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a post secondary institution of higher learning. Pick up the the application which has the required essay topic on it, from maz.  It also requires two letters of recommendation and my signature.

Deadline: 4/1/19 

---Scholarship Foundation Loans
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis provides INTEREST FREE loans to help financially needy students. A student can borrow up to $5,500 per semester or $11,000 per year.  The next application process begins on January 1 This application is very extensive. Apply at AND get the Q and A  brochure from maz.  Many Pius students in the past have done this. 
Deadline: 4/15/18

---Missouri S and T - Building Balanced Men Scholarship (Males)
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity offers annually the Building Balanced Men Scholarship.  The goal is "to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and Sound Body.  See maz for the letter and application.

Deadline: 5/1/19

---BBB Student of Ethics Scholarship ($2,500)
The Better Business Bureau is offering a $2,500 college scholarship for someone in the class of 2020 who exemplifies leadership, community service, personal integrity, and academic history.  The deadline is this May, the link for the application is below, you need to fill it out and get a letter of reference from a faculty member.
Deadline: 5/31/19 More information & apply

---B. Davis Scholarship ($1,000)
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
There is no age restriction, Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next, & This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
Deadline: 5/24/19 More information & apply

---2018 STEM Scholarship Opportunity ($1,000 winner, 2 $250 runner ups)
Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay is continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.
Deadline: 8/16/19 More information & apply

---OppU Achievers Scholarship ($2,500 Award)
Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30, Eligibility: GPA above 3.0
How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on our scholarship page
Deadline 9/30/19 More information & apply

---$2,000 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!...guidelines and more information here
Deadline: 10/31/19

---Kidguard - $1500 Annual Scholarship Resource for Students
KidGuard Education is offering multiple $500-$1,000 scholarships for students at St. Pius X High School. Within the last two years, KidGuard Education has provided $8000 in scholarship to support students of all professions.  This scholarship will now be an annual opportunity. The application deadline is every year on Oct. 31. More information here   
Deadline: 10/31/19

---Scholarship program by Toptal company
Scholarship program to award 12 scholarships over the next 12 months to help young women pursue their technical career aspirations. It is open to more than just young aspiring developers; the award applies to anyone with a passion for tech and we welcome applicants from high school who have a growing interest in STEM. Each scholarship winner will receive a stipend, and in addition, a year of mentorship and guidance from the senior developers within our network. Here are the scholarship guidelines.

---Imagine America Scholarship
The Imagine America High School Scholarship is an award-winning scholarship program offered by the Imagine America Foundation. The scholarship is for high school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. (Participating career schools are listed at here
More information & apply