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.




For tips on applying for scholarships, credible scholarship websites, and a list of the most popular national scholarships, click this link.  If you are interested in applying for these scholarships, or would like help using these scholarship search engines, please see Ms. Alkire.


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



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.