Private Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office at William Jewell College is dedicated to helping you find additional scholarship opportunities to help make your Jewell education even more affordable. Below you will find a listing of scholarship opportunities identified by the Financial Aid Office.  The scholarship opportunities on this page are not administered by William Jewell College or the Financial Aid Office. The organizations offering these scholarships are outside entities that privately support the scholarships with their own funding. Applicants for these scholarships apply directly to the sponsoring organization, not William Jewell College.

Remember to check back frequently as new scholarship opportunities are added.

Scholarships for Incoming Students

  • MSLF's Access EXTRA Scholarship

    Application Closed May 31, 2022

    Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation (MSLF) Acces EXTRA Scholarship ($2,000) is for incoming freshmen who are:

    • Access Missouri Eligible and
    • Have either a 3.80+ cumulative High School GPA OR 27+ on the ACT.

    Access Missouri Assistance Program eligibility is:

    • Missouri Resident
    • EFC of $12,000 or less
    • Enrolled full-time
    • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • 2022-2023 FAFSA submitted PRIOR TO Feb. 1, 2022



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Scholarships for Current Students

  • Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship

    Application Closes May 31, 2022

    The Purdy Emerging Leaders Scholarship ($5,000 per year) is a renewable scholarship designed to provide scholarships to emerging leaders who are outstanding students and who have a need for additional resources for higher education. This scholarship supports candidates who demonstrate leadership, character and academic performance. The eligibility criteria are:

    • Must be considered a Missouri resident by the institution.
    • Undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior attending a Missouri 4-year, or 2-year higher educational institutions.
    • Enrolled full-time and masking satisfactory academic progress.
    • Generally, a cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • Students' EFC range as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will factor into the decision. Unmet need is also a factor.
    • A recommendation from an instructor, counselor, advisor or other similarly qualified individuals at the institution is required.





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  • 2022 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship

    Application closes October 1, 2022.

    The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship ($1,000)  is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Recipient is a U.S. Citizen enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.
    • Has a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis.
    • Completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university

    In order to apply for the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. 2022 Disability Scholarship Program an applicant must submit the following items on or before October 1, 2022:

    • A completed scholarship application form. (Located at the bottom of page)
    • A one-page typed essay describing how you overcame adversity caused by your disability and what you learned from that experience.
    • An official or unofficial transcript from an accredited college or university that includes your most recent semester
    • Diagnosis documentation of the disability from a person qualified to make a diagnosis.

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  • Discover Student Loans Scholarship

    Monthly Applications ending January 1, 2023

    Discover is giving away $5,000 each month through their scholarship sweepstakes.  There is no essay requirement, no lengthy application and no purchase or student loan necessary to enter. Entry submission takes less than one minute.

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  • Leon Bradley Scholarship

    Application Closes May 31, 2022

    The Leon Bradley Scholarship Program ($3,500) was established to encourage more minorities or persons of color to enter the field of teaching and school leadership. The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) believes that it is beneficial for all students to experience diversity among the educators who serve as role models for our students. 

    AASPA will annually award up to two scholarships to assist a minority candidate seeking his/her initial teaching certification endorsement.  Each scholarship will be given in the amount of $3,500.00.  Candidates will be eligible for the award if they are in their final year of completing certification/endorsement requirements, including student teaching if applicable.

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