State Fair Community College

Endowed Scholarships

 

ENDOWED AND PATRON SCHOLARSHIPS

ENDOWED AND PATRON SCHOLARSHIPS are established through contributions made to the SFCC Foundation by individuals, civic or organizations, businesses, and industries.  The amounts of these scholarships vary and most have specific eligibility and renewal requirements.  Click here for a PDF application for the SFCC Foundation Scholarships or pick one up in the Financial Aid Services Office. 

The annual award amounts are normally split in half. You will receive half of your award for the fall semester and half for the spring semester. To apply for one of these scholarships you must complete a SFCC Scholarship Application, the essay answering the question “Why I deserve this scholarship?”, and any specific requirements for the particular endowed scholarship you are applying for.  The following is a short description of the scholarship.
 
Alumni Association Scholarship is open to any applicant.
 
Berlin Nursing Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who has received written notification of acceptance to the RN nursing program at State Fair Community College. Applicant must write a 500 word or less statement describing themselves. Recipients of other institution scholarships are not eligible for this scholarship.
 
W. E. Bingaman Memorial was established for full-time students in the Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Arts degree programs at SFCC. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, requires a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. Preference will be given to students who have expressed a desire to complete a four-year degree. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with the program, excluding living expenses.
 
Marjorie Bintner Scholarship is awarded by the Allied Health Department. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in an AA or AAS degree program with preference given to individuals pursing a course of study in a health-related field.
 
Andrew L. Bothwell, Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the SFCC Scholarship Committee. To be considered for the award the applicant shall have received written notification of acceptance to the Associate of Applied Science degree in the nursing program at State Fair Community College and shall have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for all previous course work taken at State Fair Community College. Scholarship awards shall be applicable to tuition, fees, and costs associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses. 
 
As a condition of this scholarship, recipients must agree to work as a registered nurse for one year after graduation in a hospital setting which focuses on treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.
 
Mark Jason Brewer Scholarship is awarded on a first priority to a student pursuing a degree in any area of science. If no eligible candidates are found, a student from Sacred Heart, with any major, will be selected. Recipients will be eligible for the scholarship for two years for a total of 4 semesters. Normally this means the scholarship will only be awarded every other year. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA.
 
Franklin Troy Cooley Scholarship is awarded to students graduating from high schools located in the SFCC service area who are enrolled as full-time students in the agriculture Associate of Arts degree or a Certificate in welding. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average for grades 9 -12, verified by grade reports or scholastic records. To be considered for the scholarship as a sophomore, the applicant should have maintained a 2.5 grade point average during his/her freshman year at SFCC.
 

Cunningham Scholarship is open to any applicant.

Dick Dalton Scholarship is awarded to full-time students enrolled in a program to fulfill the requirements for an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with the individual program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 – 12, verified by grade reports or scholastic records. The individual shall provide a written statement, which describes his/her financial need for the scholarship. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she shall be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
Dickman Accounting Scholarship is awarded by SFCC Accounting Department. Students should be enrolled full-time in the accounting program of the Vocational Technical Division at SFCC. The scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with the vocational program, excluding living expenses. The student should be graduating from a high school located in the SFCC district. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant should have a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. The scholarship is renewable on a semester-by semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she will be ineligible for reinstatement at a later date.
 
Dickman ADN Scholarship is awarded by SFCC Nursing Department. Students should be enrolled full-time in the Associate of Applied Science degree in the nursing program of the Vocational-Technical Division at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees, and costs associated with the vocational program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award the applicant must have received written notification of acceptance to the Associated of Applied Science degree in the nursing program at SFCC and maintained a 2.5 GPA for all previous course work taken at SFCC.
 
Dickman Family CIS Scholarship is awarded by SFCC CIS Department. Students should be graduating from a high school located in the SFCC district that are enrolled as full-time students in a computer information systems program of the Vocational-Technical Division at SFCC. Scholarships shall be applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with the vocational program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant should have a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by –semester basis for a maximum of 4 consecutive semesters, excluding summers, wit a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she shall be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date. Recipients of other institutional scholarship awards are not eligible for this scholarship.
 
Josh Eberting Scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from a high school located in the SFCC district who has earned credit from the SFCTC Alternative School.   The recipient shall be enrolled in a program to fulfill the requirements for an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Applied Science degree. The scholarship award is applicable to tuition, fees and costs associated with the individuals program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for this award as an incoming freshman, the applicant must have maintained an 80% attendance record during his/her senior year in high school. The applicant must also agree to volunteer ten hours of service to the SFCTC Alternative School during his or her freshman year at SFCC. Consideration will be given to those applicants who have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA during their senior year in high school.
 
Ewing Fellowship and Ewing Trust Scholarships are restricted to students enrolled in one of the two Agriculture Programs and be a resident of Pettis, Benton, Saline, Johnson, Henry, Cooper, Morgan, or Miller counties. 
 
Ewing Fellowship Program is designed as an intense practicum for up to six recipients. Students will have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired knowledge and skills through approved projects on campus. The criteria used for selection is a 2.5 minimum GPA, complete application, full-time enrollment, a complete declaration of intent to pursue agriculture as a field study, a signed agreement to complete 8 credit hours or 320 clock hours of work on projects according to a schedule determined by the Agriculture Program faculty, and an interview with the selection committee. The fellowship is renewable on a semester-by semester basis for five semesters with a 2.5 GPA, acceptable progress on projects adopted, and the recommendation of the Department Chairperson and the Vice President for Educational Services.
 
Ewing Trust Scholarship provides for a traditional scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester that may be applied to tuition, fees, and books. The scholarship is renewable on a semester- by -semester basis for five semesters, excluding summers. The criteria utilized in the selection of scholarship recipients are a minimum 2.25 GPA, a minimum 2.5 GPA for renewals, completed application, full-time enrollment, a completed declaration of intent to purse agriculture as a course of study, and a recommendation from the Vice-President for Educational Services or the Department Chairman.
 
Bertha Fielding and Alice Warner Endowed Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the SFCC Nursing Department. This scholarship is awarded to one or more full-time students enrolled in the Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing program at State Fair Community College. The award is applicable to tuition, fees and costs associated with the recipient’s program, excluding living expenses. Eligible candidates must be residents of the SFCC taxing district and must have demonstrated financial need and solid academic standing. 
 
Marvin and Rhonda Fielding Scholarship is awarded to students graduating from high schools located in the SFCC district who are enrolled as full-time students in an Associate of Arts degree program at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with individual’s program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant should have a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she is ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
 
Heckart Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship is awarded by Scholarship Committee. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average for grades 9 through 12, verified by grade reports or scholastic records. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant shall have maintained a 2.5 grade point average during his/her freshmen year at State Fair Community College, verified by transcript. 
 
This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 grade point average. One-half of the annual award shall be credited to the student’s account at the beginning of the fall semester, and one-half shall be credited at the beginning for the spring semester. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she shall be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
This scholarship will be awarded to students who graduated from Pettis County high schools who are enrolled as full time students in a program to fulfill requirements for an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Applied Science degree at State Fair Community College. Scholarship awards shall be applicable to tuition, fees and costs associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses.
 
Nellie Helm Scholarship is awarded to an applicant employed at Fair View Nursing Home and enrolled as a full-time student in the nursing program at SFCC. If sufficient funds are available, scholarships will be provided for employees of other nursing homes in the Sedalia, Missouri area who are pursing a nursing training program at the college.
 
William C. Hopkins Award for Excellence Scholarship will be awarded after careful consideration of academic credentials, community service, campus involvement, and personal representation. Qualifications of potential candidates include, enrollment as an SFCC student, completion of at least 24 semester hours, by the end of the current semester, with a minimum of 20 hours in residence at SFCC, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and anticipated return to SFCC for the following Fall Semester as a full-time student. The awards are not automatically renewable; however, previous recipients are eligible to reapply. 
 
Brookie K. Huffine Scholarship is to be awarded to students entered into the Social Security education program.  This is a one-time award with no renewal.
 
Kullman, Edward J. And Norene Sartin Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the Scholarship Committee. This scholarship is awarded to Benton County residents who are enrolled as fill-time students in a program to fulfill requirements for an Associates of Arts or an Associate of Applied Science degree at State Fair Community College. Scholarship awards shall be applicable to tuition, fees, and costs associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses.
 
To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average for grades 9-12, verified by grade reports or scholastic records. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant shall have maintained a 2.5 grade point average during hi/her freshman year at State Fair Community College, verified by transcript.
 
This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 grade point average. One-half of the annual award shall be credited to the student’s account at the beginning of the fall semester, and one-half shall be credited at the beginning of the spring semester. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she shall be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
John E Lamy Memorial Scholarship is awarded by the SFCC Nursing Department Program. Student must be enrolled in the Practical Nursing or the Associate Degree Nursing program at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees, books, and uniforms and cost associated with the recipient’s program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award, the applicant must have received written notification of acceptance to the Practical Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing program at SFCC. 
 
John and Betty Loague Scholarship is awarded to students graduating from high schools located in the SFCC district who are enrolled as full-time students in a program of the Vocational-Technical or academic transfer division at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees, and cost associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have maintained at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant shall have maintained a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summers, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she will be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
Lybarger Nursing Scholarship is open to students accepted into the PN or ADN programs.
 
David P. Marcum Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from the SFCC FFA Chapter who is enrolled in SFCC in the field of Agriculture. The scholarship is normally a one-time award. 
 
James Mathewson Scholarship is open to any student. 
 
Robert L. Maxwell Scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are enrolled as full-time students in the Practical Nursing or the Associated of Applied Science degree in nursing program of the Vocational-Technical Division at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and costs associated with the vocational program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award the applicant must have received written notification of acceptance to the Practical Nursing or the Associated of Applied Science degree in the nursing program at SFCC and maintained a 2.5 GPA for all previous course work taken at SFCC. 
 
Uncas & Edna McGuire Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Speech, Drama or English departments. 
 
Moore, Blanche and Virginia Rose Scholarship is awarded to benefit displaced women homemakers who are enrolled as full-time students in a program to fulfill requirements of an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees, cost associated with the individual’s program and day care costs, excluding all other living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the individual must be enrolled as a full-time student at SFCC and be a displaced homemaker as defined by Carl Perkins legislation and the SFCC special needs counselor. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient fail to qualify for any reason, she is not eligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
Frank Pennell Scholarship is awarded to students graduating from high schools located in the SFCC district that are enrolled as full-time students in the Information Management Technology Program at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees, and cost associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she is not eligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
Bernice Potter Scholarship is awarded by the Music and Theatre Department Directors. Applicants must be full-time students pursuing an AA degree with an emphasis in music or theater.
 
Kathryn Rader Scholarship is awarded to residents of the SFCC district.  Intent is to benefit students who have obtained a General Education Diploma through participation in the Adult Basic Education program at SFCC. Recipients of other institutional scholarship awards are not eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in either an academic transfer or vocational-technical program at SFCC.   Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with the recipient’s program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant shall have obtained a score of at least 2700 on the General Education Diploma examination. For first-time consideration as a sophomore, the applicant shall have obtained a score of at least 2700 on the General Education Diploma examination and maintained a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four (4) consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a student fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she will be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
Champ Richardson Scholarship is awarded by the Theatre and Art Departments.  Applicants must be full-time students pursuing an AA degree with an emphasis in art or theater. Applicants must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or greater.
 
Sabra Stevens Scholarship is awarded to students undertaking a vocation career. All AAS majors may apply.
 
Alan D. Schnakenberg Scholarship is awarded to students who have graduated from an accredited high school or have successfully completed the requirements of a GED certificate, maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA for all work for the final three years of their secondary education. The award is for tuition, fees and cost associated with the academic or vocational program of the designed recipient.  In addition to completing the SFCC scholarship application, the applicant must provide a handwritten paragraph describing their response to the question, “What difference will attending college make in your life?” In order to have the scholarship renewed for the sophomore year of study at State Fair Community College the recipient must have a cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and be approved for year two by the donor or appointed representative. 
 
Sedalia Democrat Scholarship is open to any applicant.
 
Bennie Williams II Scholarship is awarded to students graduating from high schools located in the SFCC district who are enrolled full-time in a program of the Vocational-Technical or Academic Transfer Division at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and cost associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses. As an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she is not eligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date.
 
Tharrington Scholarship is open to any applicant.
 
Charlene Wolz Scholarship is awarded to a nursing student in the amount of $100 per academic year. The scholarship is restricted to applicable fees associated with college attendance and may include expenditure for books, pin or uniforms, but not living expenses. In order to be considered, recipients must have completed at least one semester (12 credit hours) of academic work in the nursing program(s) prior to receipt of the scholarship, maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA for all collegiate work. Applicants must write a handwritten paragraph describing their response to the question, “What place does compassion play in modern nursing?”
 
Joe and Virginia Wright Scholarship was established to benefit of students graduating from high schools located in the SFCC district who are enrolled as full-time students in a program to fulfill the requirements for an AA or AAS degree at SFCC. Scholarship awards are applicable to tuition, fees and costs associated with the individual’s program, excluding living expenses. To be considered for the award as an incoming freshman, the applicant should have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for grades 9 through 12. To be considered for the award as a sophomore, the applicant should have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA during his/her freshman year at SFCC. This scholarship is renewable on a semester-by-semester basis for a maximum of four consecutive semesters, excluding summer, with a 2.5 GPA. Should a recipient subsequently fail to qualify for the scholarship for any reason, he/she will be ineligible for scholarship reinstatement at a later date. 
 
Zurcher Scholarship is open to any applicant.

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