Counselor's Corner





Seniors, don’t forget to let Ms. Alkire know when you are awarded a scholarship so that she can get your name and scholarship amount added to the class total.




If you need help mailing any applications, please see Ms. Alkire.  She can help you with envelopes and postage.




FRA Americanism Essay Contest

  • Due: December 1, 2018
  • Award: National award of $5,000 with grade level awards for 1st -3rd place winners.  1st: $2,500, 2nd $1,500, 3rd $1,000
  • To apply, submit an essay of 350 words or less on “What Freedom of Speech Means to You”
  • Essay must be submitted with the essay cover sheet that can be found in the link above.  
  • You must type your essay, and it must have a title at the top of the paper
  • Full rules can be found here.
  • Essay and cover sheet should be mailed to the address that is found on the cover sheet


Arkansas Chamber SIngers Vocal/Choral Music Scholarship

  • Due: December 14, 2018
  • Award: 1st Place – $1,000 and 2nd Place – $500
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be planning on a major in music with an emphasis in choral or vocal performance
  • To apply, complete the application found in the link above and submit along with 3 SEALED letters of recomendation (1 from your choir teacher, 1 from another teacher, and 1 from a community leader), a 300 word essay detailing your desire to have a career in the field of music, and an official, sealed transcript
  • All applicants are required to attend an audition and interview on Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 P.M. at St. James United Methodist Church, located at 321 Pleasant Valley Road in Little Rock.
  • More information can be found here



Sixt Rent a Car Scholarship

  • Due: November 30th
  • Award: $5,000
  • Must be planning on enrolling full time at an accredited two or four-year college
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.7
  • Application can be found here.  Be sure to print a hard copy for your records.  More information can be found in the title link above.


Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

  • Due: December 15, 2018
  • Award: Scholarships range from $1,000 to $50,000 
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a Burger King employee, spouse, or child of an employee
  • Must be planning on attending an accredited 2 or 4-year university, college, or vocational-technical school
  • More information, and frequently asked questions can be found in the link above.
  • To apply, you must register and fill out the application located in THIS LINK.



Area Art Club Scholarship

  • Due: March 15, 2018
  • Award: $1,000
  • Must be planning on attending an accredited university or art school with an emphasis in art
  • To apply, fill out the application in the link above and submit along with the following: a short summary of your personal interests, your art field of interest, and your future goals for continued study or employment, and a list of any awards that you have received during your school years.
  • If you are invited for an interview, you must bring a portfolio of your best work done in or out of school, a copy of your grades, and two letters of recommendation (one of these letters must be from a non-school source (employer, pastor, etc.).
  • Mail application and supporting documentation to: Area Art Club, C/O Jeanne Roth, 29 Briarview Lane, Gamaliel, AR 72537.



VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship

  • Due: October 31, 2018
  • Award: Several awards given at state and local level with a national level scholarship worth $30,000.
  • To enter, complete the application in the link above and record a 3-5 minute essay onto a CD or flash drive. The essay’s theme should be “Why My Vote Matters”.  The essay must not identify you in any way (no name, school, city, race, etc.).  Be sure to label your typed essay and CD or flash drive with your name to show ownership.  
  • All essays should be turned in to the local VFW.  You may bring your application. typed essay and recording to Ms. Alkire and she will get it to the post.  



Nancy Luelf Memorial Junior Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Due: March 15, 2019
  • Award: Varies
  • Must be pursuing studies in a field that addresses the needs of children and youth.  (education, psychology, mental health, speech pathology, etc.)
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must show financial need
  • Application must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a teacher, youth director, employer, or another non family member
  • Must be involved in community service
  • Include a photo of yourself with application for publication purposes
  • Must be a resident of Baxter County
  • Mail completed application, photo and letter of recommendation to: Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home, ATTN: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 267, Mountain Home, AR 72654-0267


American Legion Coudret Trust and Garner Trust Scholarships

  • Due: March 12, 2019
  • Award: 8 scholarships will be awarded will be awarded.  4 in the amount of $1,000 and 4 in the amount of $2,500
  • Must be a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of an American Legionnaire
  • Must provide one character reference letter from a school official, a letter of endorsement from an American Legion Post Officer, and a letter of recommendation from an non family member.
  • Include a copy of your transcript and ACT or SAT scores with the application.
  • Include 3X5 color photograph with the application with written authorization to use it.
  • Include a brief autobiography in essay format describing your plans for achieving your educational and career goals and what led you into this career pathway. Explain your experiences and activites that were helpful in developing your leadership skills and justify why you are the most qualified to receive this scholarship.


The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

  • Due: October 25, 2018
  • Award: several scholarships are awarded ranging from $6,000 to $25,000
  • Must plan on enrolling in college in the fall of 2019
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must show financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross income)
  • Must be involved in in co-curricular and community service activities


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Scholarship

  • Due: November 15, 2018
  • Award: 500 four-year awards scholarships will be given ranging from $4,000 to $50,000
  • Application will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need
  • The application and more information can be found at the website in the link above


The Coca-Cola Scholarship Program Scholarship

  • Due: October 31, 2018
  • Award: 150 scholarships worth $20,000
  • Cannot be a child or grandchild of a Coca-Cola employee
  • Before applying, gather: your transcript, a list of school and non-school related clubs and originations, a list of honors and awards, a list of volunteer organizations, a list of employment history
  • The applications and instructions can be found in the link above.



Baxter County Fair Association Scholarship

  • Due: NOON, Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Award: $1,000 ($500 per semester for your first year)
  • Must be a resident of Baxter County
  • Application MUST be COMPLETE and signed by both applicant and guardian
  • Please send application and current transcript to: Baxter County Fair Office, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr., Mountain Home, AR 72653. (Ms. Alkire can mail this for you if you would like)
  • The application can be found by clicking the underlined link above.