Local Scholarships

This year, we created another tab for scholarships that are not from our area.  Please check the information we have under "Other Scholarships".  All the best! 

Year Round Scholarships: 

MHEF Promise Scholarship
This scholarship is only for students who graduate from Mountain Home High School and will attend ASUMH.  The Mountain Home Promise pays the remaining tuition after all other grants and scholarships have been applied.  The Promise does not include payment for fees, books, or supplies.  Students are responsible for these costs. 

Scholarships by Deadline:


Baxter County Fair Scholarship - The 2020 scholarship will not be awarded due to the cancellation of the 2020 Baxter County Fair. 


VFW Voice of Democracy - Due October 29, 2020 at MH High School.  
This program is open to students in grades 9-12.  Applicants must record a 3-5 minute audio essay written on this year's theme: "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the post, district, state and national levels. Please submit your recording, typed essay, and entry form to the career coaches: MH high school room #408. If you have any questions please email us at (A-K) or (L-Z).

Moose Youth Awareness Program - Due October 30, 2020
One 9-12th-grade student will be selected to represent Arkansas. In order to participate in this program, students will have to contact the career coaches by the deadline and attend the Local Youth Awareness Congress which will take place at the Moose Lodge on November 7th, 2020. (A-K) and (L-Z) Students will create three KidsTalks presentations for 4 to 9 year-old children in the Mountain Home community.  The topics of the KidsTalks include drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse, “stranger danger”, bullying and peer pressure, and healthy habits and nutrition.  The student that gets chosen to represent Arkansas, will receive $1,000.  Students will also be required to attend the 2021 International Youth Awareness Congress, which will be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from April 22 - April 26. At the conclusion of the Congress, 5 students will be chosen to receive awards ranging from $2,000-$12,000. Note: Due to COVID-19, the international program might be virtual.


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Due November 15, 2020
This scholarship is only available to high school senior students.  Applicants will be judged on scholastic achievement, leadership, and financial need.  Students must have taken the ACT or SAT test by November 15th, 2020.  The applicant must be a US citizen and does not need to be related to a member of the Elks. 



The American Legion Dept.Oratorical Contest - Due January 8, 2021
The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest is a constitutional speech contest. High school students under age 20 are eligible. Competition begins at the post level and advances to a state competition, awarding three scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.  Legion department representatives certify one winner per state to the national contest in Indianapolis, Indiana, where department winners compete against each other in two speaking rounds. The contest caps off with a final round that decides the three top finishers. $20,000- $25,000 awarded.  Assigned topics.

The Arkansas Association of Federal Coordinators (AAFC) - Due January 10, 2020 
The AAFC scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to major in education and enroll in an Arkansas college or university.  To be eligible the student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, exhibit a good citizenship record, and participate in extracurricular activities.


Schliemann Scholarship - Due February 21, 2020
Some scholarship awards will be given to high school senior girl students.  Scholarship opportunities include full tuition for the CNA and Phlebotomy courses offered through ASUMH, as well as other $500 scholarships, some of which are renewable for up to four years, at the student’s higher education institution of choice.   All applications and a letter of recommendation must be submitted via your high school counselor. Please do not email or mail the application to the Schliemann Center.  The letter of recommendation has to be from a school counselor, school teacher, or administrator.  

Bull Shoals - Lakeview Rotary Club Scholarship - Due February 22, 2021 
To be eligible, applicants must live in Bull Shoals, Flippin, Midway, or Lakeview and attend Mountain Home HS, Flippin HS, or be Homeschooled. This scholarship is for college-bound students and vocational/trade training.  This application may also be used by adults in the Lakeview Rotary Club area, who are returning to college or technical/trade school.  Applications must be typed, neat, and complete. Applications must be received in the high school Counselors' office by the deadline.

Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship - Due February 24, 2021
Please be aware that this application must be received by department headquarters no later than March 1st. That means that the application has to be sent from the Mountain Home office before that date.  The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each.  Must have received the Eagle Scout Award among other requirements.   


Children of Warriors Scholarship - Due March 1, 2020
Fifteen scholarships, in the amount of $5,000 each, will be awarded to high school senior students who will be attending an institution of higher education.  Must have 50 hours of volunteer service, and must be children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of veterans who served in the US Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion: April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918; and any time after December 7, 1941.  The application packet must be sent or brought to: 
Alley-White American Legion Auxiliary Unit 52
ATTN: Children of Warriors Scholarship
717 Market Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund - Due March 1, 2020
Five scholarships, in the amount of $5,000 each, will be awarded to high school senior students who plan to attend an institution of higher education.  Candidates must have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary during 2017-2019, and must be a paid member for the year 2020.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Judging will be based on leadership, essay, and academic achievement.  Applications must be presented to the local American Legion Auxiliary unit presidents.  

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Due March 3, 2020 
For students who are incoming college freshman or currently in college and are pursuing an Associates, certificate or Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be the child of active duty, reserve, or veteran of US Marine. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and an annual family adjusted gross income no greater than $103,000.

CTE Completer Scholarship - Due March 5, 2020
Scholarships are open to any MHHSCA graduating senior who has completed one or more CTE programs of study while maintaining an overall 2.0 GPA with a C or better in the completed program of study in which they are applying. A separate application must be filled out for each program of study you are applying. Requires a 200 word essay and a letter of recommendation. $500

Farm Credit Midsouth College Scholarship - Due March, 6, 2020
This is a $1,000 one-semester scholarship awarded to high school seniors or current college students.  Must be sponsored by a Farm Credit Midsouth customer. Letter of recommendation, transcripts, and customer sponsorship form are required.

Coudret Trust & Garner Trust Scholarships Due March 12, 2021 
The Coudret Trust Foundation offers 4 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for students who choose to attend an Arkansas or out of state institution of higher learning. The Garner Trust Foundation offers 4 scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each for students going to an Arkansas college,university, or technical/trade school. Selections are based upon American spirit, character, leadership quality, scholastic endeavor, and basis of need. Must be children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of American Legionnaires. A brief autobiography will be required, using an essay format. 

D.A.R. Captain Nathan Watkins Chapter Mtn. Home Scholarship - Due March 13, 2020 
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior high student who is pursuing a 4 year college degree.  An essay, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation must also be submitted with the application. Each applicant may be interviewed by the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Committee.  This scholarship is only for the Freshman year. 

P.E.O. Local Scholarship Chapter DO Mountain Home - Due March 13, 2020
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a female senior high school student who is pursuing a 4 year college degree.  An essay, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation must also be submitted with the application. Each applicant may be interviewed by the P.E.O. Scholarship Committee.  This scholarship is only for the Freshman year.   

Arkansas Hospital Auxiliary Assoc. Scholarship - Due March 15, 2020
This is a one-time scholarship of $1000 to a student who is pursuing or will be pursuing a degree in nursing or other medical-related fields.  Financial need will be considered. It is very important that the student completes the entire application and enclose all pertinent information. 

BRMC Employee Children & Grandchildren Scholarship - Due March 15, 2020
The applicant must be a high school graduating senior and be the child or grandchild of an employee at Baxter Regional Medical Center.  The parent/grandparent must be an employee in good standing for at least one year and worked a minimum of 500 hours in the past year.  An essay and a letter of recommendation must be submitted with the application.  

The Caroline Meriwether Goodlett Chapter #2644 United Daughters of the Confederacy Scholarship - Due March 15, 2020
A $200 scholarship will be awarded to a senior student who can prove Confederate family lineage.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be accepted into a college and plan to attend in Fall 2020, towards a four-year degree. Must submit application, letter of recommendation and an essay.    

MHEF Fine Arts Concentration Scholarship - Due March 18, 2020
For any MHHS graduating senior that has completed one or more Fine Arts Concentration program of study, while maintaining an overall 2.0 GPA with a C or better in the completed program of study in which they are applying.  Completed application along with a transcript, personal essay, a letter of recommendation, and cover sheet must be delivered to your Fine Arts teacher. This is a $500 scholarship.

Arkansas Rice Accepting Applications for Scholarship Program- Due March 20, 2020
This applicant must be a high school Junior with a genuine commitment to agriculture, community service, and leadership. The goal of Arkansas Rice is to educate on the benefits, importance, and economic impact our state’s number one crop, rice, provides its natives and millions around the world. April through September, Reps actively participate in a program designed to teach them about rice farming and the importance of this crop around the world through education and volunteerism. They are also invited to attend four different, on-site experiences during the program, to better understand the reach of rice in Arkansas. Over $15,000 will be awarded in 2020

Nancy Luelf Memorial Junior Auxiliary Scholarship -  Due March 20, 2020
Applicants must be pursuing studies in fields which address the needs of children and youth.  The applicant must be a graduating senior that lives in Baxter County, have a GPA of 3.0, have financial need, and have done community service. Must submit completed application with a letter of recommendation, a letter written by the applicant, an essay, and a photo.

Friends of the Baxter County Library Scholarship - Due March 27, 2020
Applicants must be a resident of Baxter County and be a senior student from a school in this county.  Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and write an essay among other requirements. The amount of the 3 scholarships depends on donations, typically ranging from $1,500 to $500.   

AAA/Centennial Bank Scholar Program - Due March 28, 2020
Ten scholarships of $1,000 will be given to senior student-athletes who are registered with the AAA. Must have a 7-semester min. cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum ACT score of 21 or at least 900 on the SAT, must meet NCAA scholarship rules, display good leadership skills, and must have participated in other school activities.

Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship Application - Due March 30, 2020
This scholarship is for any students that are interested in going to a diesel tech school.This scholarship will be awarded for one year for a full time student who will be attending a medium/heavy duty truck technician program from a school in Arkansas. Students may start school either in the Fall or Spring semester. The application has two sections: one that will be filled out by an official from the high school, and another section that will be filled out by the student.

LDA- Ralph G. Norman Scholarship - Due March 30, 2020
$2,500 will be awarded to an individual with a documented learning disability who will be attending college in the fall semester. Applicant must submit, application, documentation of learning disability, a short essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation.

Stanley F. Novak & Robert W. Griffith Memorial Scholarship - Due March 30, 2020
For all graduating high school seniors who attend school in Baxter County (including those who are home-schooled or attend private schools), or are relatives of a Post 52 member in good standing are eligible to apply. Must provide documentation of a relative serving active duty in the United States Armed Forces, or parent/grandparent who is a veteran (any branch or service area) Two scholarships for $1000 per year for up to four years, with maintaining a 2.5 GPA given by American Legion Alley-White Post 52 by generous donations from the estates of Legionnaires Stanley F. Novak and Robert W. Griffith. Must submit an essay on “What Veterans Mean to Me.”

ArthurJ.and Blanch D. Raef Scholarship - Due March 31, 2020
This scholarship is for full-time students who are attending ASUMH. It is awarded based on academic achievements, extracurricular achievements, and financial need. Scholarships are awarded for one year at a time. Recipients who wish to reapply for the next school year may do so by filling out a new application.Reference letters are required. 

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship - Due March 31, 2020
Between three and five scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors.Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate leadership abilities, and will be attending a full time accredited four-year college or university. Parents combined adjusted income cannot exceed $50,000. Please see the attached criteria sheet. The application also includes an essay.  To ensure you have all the required information, you can review the checklist

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship - Due March 31, 2020
One senior will be awarded $2,000 based on scholastic achievements, participation, and leadership in school and community activities, and their reputation for good citizenship and good moral character. This scholarship is offered to graduating seniors at high schools where a Shelter Insurance Agent is actively participating in a Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship Program for the current school year. The applications must be received by 3:00 pm on the due date. Update: E-mail your counselor to complete the counselor portion and then, please mail to: 
Shelter Insurance, 333 AR-5 Ste 2, Mountain Home, AR 72653

The Hornlein Scholarship - Due March 31, 2020
Only students who have attended MHHS in MH, AR are eligible for the scholarship.  This includes students who attended MHHS and later received their G.E.D. or graduated from another high school.  The selection criteria for the applicant is a financial need, character, and scholastic ability.  Students can reapply for this scholarship each year but should apply using the reapplication. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered but must be received by the end of the business day of the due date. See attached Hornlein Scholarship Booklet for eligibility requirements.

Twin Lakes Playhouse-Performing Arts Scholarship - Due March 31, 2020
High school seniors or current college students can apply but all applicants must be pursuing a performing arts degree at an accredited school.The award ranges from $500-$1,000. Please type application here.


ASPMA (AR School Plant Management Ass.) Scholarship - Due April 1, 2020
Any high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0, at least a 19 ACT test score, and planning to attend a College/University, Vocational-Technical or Trade School is eligible to apply. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their leadership, scholastic achievement, and civic participation. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000 and are renewable when funds are available. 

BRMC Scholarships - Due April 1, 2020 for Summer and Interim.  Due June 30, 2020 for Fall Semester
All applicants must be residents of the Baxter Regional Service area, including the counties of Baxter, Marion, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone, and Searcy in Arkansas; and Ozark, Howell, Texas and Douglas counties in Missouri.  Please see the requirements for each of the scholarships offered.

Celebration of Life Scholarship - Due April 1, 2020

Awarded to a high school senior in the state of Arkansas, whose life has been affected by childhood cancer in some way.   

Gaylon Raney Memorial Scholarship - Due April 1, 2020
$1,000 will be awarded to a high school senior.  Must write an essay describing why you should be chosen for this award.  

MHEF Traditional Scholarships - Due April 1, 2021
The Mountain Home Education Foundation is pleased to offer many scholarships.  These scholarships are for students attending a post-secondary institution other than ASUMH.  There is one application for all the following scholarships: Bertha and Kirby Smith Scholarship; Bouraeda, Bryant, Gammill Scholarship; Dr. Simon Abraham Memorial Scholarship; Dr. Max Cheney Memorial Scholarship; MacHarg Scholarship x4; Dr. Sara Smith Scholarship; Baxter County Bar Association Scholarship; Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers Scholarship; Cliff & Frieda Schroder Scholarship; Griffin Scholarship; Mike Huett Scholarship; Louis & Margie Knight Scholarship; Ott Family Scholarship; Arkauskas Scholarship; and Lechtenberger Family Scholarship. For the Counselor Verification Form, please email the counselor to complete: A-K, and L-Z  Please do the digital submission on the application. 

NWFA - Due April 1, 2020 
The National Wood Flooring Association Scholarship is for any high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher, 25 or higher ACT, or 800 or higher SAT and who plans to major in the field of forestry,  environmental science, or natural resources. This is a $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship. 

Rotary Club of Mountain Home Scholarship - Due April 1, 2020

This scholarship is based on need, academic achievement, community involvement, and future leadership potential. Must be a resident of Baxter County, or have attended high school in Baxter County.  Note: if you are a Mtn. Home senior planning to attend ASUMH, do not complete this form.  Instead complete the MHEF Promise scholarship application.  

The Hayden Padgett Safe in HIS Arms Scholarship - Due April 1, 2020
This is a one time $1,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating Mountain Home HS student. The application must be turned in at the main MHHS Counselors' office. Please mail it to:
Michelle Padgett
1395 Blue Wing Road
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Mountain Home Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Due April 3, 2020
Required documents to apply are an official transcript, ACT or SAT scores, evidence of extracurricular activities, and work experience. A letter of intent from applicant and two letters of reference. Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Mountain Home Elks Lodge # 1714 Scholarship - Due by noon, April 6, 2020
Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to area high school seniors. Applications can be sent to the P.O box on the application or can be taken to the Elks Lodge at 101 Elk Way, Mountain Home. 

The Study of Engineering or Architecture Scholarship - Due April 6, 2020
The Arkansas Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will offer a $2,000 scholarship to a high school senior.  Must have applied to a 4-5 year architectural or engineering curriculum, or to a college with a cooperative program to transfer credits to such a school.  A letter of recommendation from a mathematics or science teacher is required.  

AACTEA (The AR. Association of Career & Technical Educators Administrators) Scholarship - Due April 8, 2020
Two high school seniors will receive a $500.00 scholarship for their college freshman year.  Must be a concentrator or completer on at least one Program of Study, have at least a 3.0 GPA, good citizenship record, and plan to major in a demand occupation among other requirements. Make sure you save the application and then fill it out.

Adeline Lynne Hais Dvorak and Clarence C. Dvorak Scholarships - Due April 12, 2020
For students who are graduating or have graduated from a high school in Baxter County.  The Adeline L. H. Dvorak scholarship is for students of German heritage.  The Clarence C. Dvorak scholarship is for students of Czech heritage.  Students must possess good character and have a B average or better.  

Harvey, Lippold, and Beyer Scholarship - Due April 12, 2020
These three scholarships are for graduating seniors at MHHS. The Harvey Scholarship is for education majors, preference given to future Math or Science teachers. The  Lippold Scholarship is based on financial need.  The Beyer Scholarship is based on financial need plus the student must be in the upper one-half of the class academically. If you apply for more than one of these scholarships, fill out a separate application for each scholarship, and mark which scholarship you are applying for on each application.

The Kelder Scholarship - Due April 12, 2020
For students who are pursuing studies in foreign languages as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university in Arkansas. The selection criteria will be based on academic ability, extra curricular achievements, and financial need.  Scholarships are awarded for one year at a time and may be re-applied for each year.

NAEC Trust/Operation Round Up Scholarship - Due April 13, 2020
This scholarship is available for any graduating senior whose parents or guardians are members of the NAEC and is based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, as well as financial need. Three letters of recommendation are required.  Update: A counselor's signature is no longer required.  However, a transcript still must be included. To have your transcript emailed to NAEC please contact Ms. Rose at 

Alley-White American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship - Due April 15, 2020
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who attends school in Baxter County.  Must prove that one of the student’s parents, siblings, grandparents or great-grandparents is a military veteran or currently on active duty.  Must submit one letter of recommendation. Must have also done community service.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship - Due April 15, 2020
For children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. To qualify and apply you must be a high school senior and/or accepted at or attending an institution of higher education, among other requirements. 

Baxter County Cattlemen's Association Scholarship- Due April 15, 2020
Applicant must be a starting college freshman, a Baxter county resident, planning on a career related to cattle industry or a continued interest in the cattle industry. Selections are based on the following: character, career plans, leadership potential, community involvement, agriculture involvement, financial need and academic achievement. Preference may be given to children or grandchildren of ACA members. If awarded the scholarship, it must be used in the school year of 2020-2021. Scholarship amount: $500.

Bill of Rights Institute. We the Students Essay Contest - Due April 15, 2020
The Contest is open to all United States citizens or legal residents who are students in grades 8-12, who are no younger than 14 and no older than 19. The essay prompt this year is: “What does civil discourse mean to you?” The national grand prize will be $7,500 (plus a scholarship to Constitutional Academy), the runners up will be five at $1,500 each, and the Honorable Mention will be eight at $500 each.   

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program - The priority deadline is April 15, 2020
For students who would like to pursue a career or technical program.  Must have financial need and have demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Students must be under age 30, and US citizenship. A copy of the full Student Aid Report (SAR) must also be submitted. 

Robert J Stewart Education Scholarship - Due April 15, 2020
This scholarship is for high school seniors planning to attend a trade school/VO-Tech or college full-time. A minimum of 3 character reference letters is required.

Twin Lakes Home Builders Scholarship - Due April 15, 2020
For any students who are going to ASU-Mountain Home/Trade school. Applicants must have an affiliation to the TLHB.  

William H. Thompson Educational Scholarship - Due April 15, 2020
Only for students attending a Vocational-Technical school or Trade school.  Applicants will be selected based on the student's financial need. Minimum of 2 reference letters from school counselors or teachers, and most recent federal income tax return are required.  

Baxter County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Due April 17, 2020. Deadline has been moved to April 24, 2020
$750.00 will be awarded to a high school senior who has an agriculture background or is going into an agriculture related field.  Must reside in Baxter County and parent/guardian must be a member of Baxter County Farm Bureau.  Letters of reference and ACT scores are part of the requirements. Update: The application can be emailed to

North Central Board of Realtors - Due April 19, 2020
$300 scholarships will be offered to graduating seniors from the Mountain Home area, who are planning to attend an institute of higher learning of their choice the fall semester following graduation. Applicants from REALTOR® families or affiliates will be given first consideration. Award may be used for not only tuition, but also other school expenses.

Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church Joyce Cook Memorial Scholarship - Due April 20, 2020
Open to all MHHS Seniors. Three letters of recommendation are requested. Applications must be turned in at the Mountain Home HS main counselors’ office. Due to our currrent situation, please mail scholarship to:
Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church; 1209 E. 9th St.; Mountain Home, AR 72653 


Cameo Club G.F.W.C. - Due May 3, 2020
This is a one time $500 scholarship for high school senior students who are going to further their education after high school. Applications must be turned in at the Mountain Home HS counselor’s office. Please email this application to by the deadline. 

Twin Lakes Retired Police Officers Scholarship - Due May 31, 2020
Must be the children or grandchildren of active and retired law enforcement officers and must live in Baxter or Marion Counties.  Preference may be given to applicants pursuing a course of study in law enforcement, criminology or criminal justice. 


AR Game & Fish Commission Conservation Scholarship - Due June 15, 2020
Must be Arkansas high school seniors or Arkansas college students pursuing a degree in an approved field of study.  Please see the list of fields attached. Must maintain full-time status and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. This might be a renewable scholarship for up to eight semesters. A 300 word essay is required.   

2020 HonorsGradU Scholarship - Due June 15, 2020, with an optional feedback deadline by May 15, 2020
Any high school senior is eligible to apply. There are several phases to this scholarship process. Submit your proposal for how you can better your community. Five students will be awarded $10,000 towards college tuition. 


The American Legion Baseball Scholarship - Due July 6, 2020
Please be aware that this application must be postmarked and mailed to the department headquarters no later than July 15. That means that the application has to be sent from the Mountain Home office before that date.  The American Legion will award several scholarships this year to a student that graduated from high school, is on a current roster filed with National Headquarters, and is part of a team affiliated  with an American Legion post. Must submit three letters of testimony.