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Publish: 03/26/19 - 03/26/19


What happens if you spend years painting the dials of watches with radium?  Bad teeth, Cancer, radium jaw, anemia, bone fractures amongst other medical illnesses.  Come and watch the Smith-Cotton Department of Theatre's show "Radium Girls" which shows the true story of how the women known as dial painters in the 1920's were suffering serious illnesses due to the radium and no one believed them.  

March 29-30 at 7:00 PM   Heckart Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $5/adult, $2/student 




Summer School applications are available in the Counseling Office.  They are due back May 1st.



Sedalia Girls Softball League registration forms are available in the front office.

Juniors and Sophomores:  If you are planning to take a dual credit course through State Fair Community College (English Comp I, Public Speaking, US History to 1877, World Civilization, National Government, US History Since 1877, or a course on SFCC campus) in the Fall of 2019 (first semester of next school year), then you should consider applying for the dual credit scholarship.  This scholarship funded through the Sedalia School District Foundation is solely for Smith-Cotton juniors and seniors who are taking a three-hour dual credit course through SFCC.  Applications and guidelines were sent to student's school email accounts.  If you have any questions, please see your grade level counselor or Mrs. Brock.



Juniors, according to MO state law you are required to have at least one meningitis immunization after your 16th birthday.  Please bring proof of this to Nurse Michelle by May 24th.


Fellowship of Christian Students meets every Tuesday and  Friday before school at 7:50 in the Commons Area. Anyone is welcome to join!




Location: Gold Lab and SC Student Commons

Tuesday 7:10-8:10am - Dean/Hanson

Thursday 3:40-4:40pm - Dean/Mattson

Second semester dates:

3/26, 3/28




Central Missouri Electric Cooperative offers $50 cash awards to students in grades 9-12 who receive an “A” in both Math and Science.  A drawing of seven winners is held each quarter.  Entries may be submitted by high school students whose parent/guardians are members of the Cooperative.

The Central Missouri Electric Cooperative also has a Youth Tour program for juniors who are interested in watching history come alive while exploring the museums, memorials, and monuments of Washington, DC.  The all-expense paid trip requires juniors to complete the Youth Tour application and submit a 500-1,000 word essay or a 3-5 minute video on the essay topic, “The Power of Membership:  In a Cooperative, you are a member/owner, not just a customer/consumer.  Explain the difference this relationship makes.”  Applications are available in the Counseling Office (Scholarship drawer) and the deadline is March 1, 2019

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the U. S. This scholarship is for junior students who plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2020 and are an American citizen or have obtained legal permanent residency.  If your junior is interested in this scholarship opportunity, he/she should visit the scholarship site at . Deadline for this scholarship opportunity is .  The Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at  or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext.



JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Below is a list of dates reserved for inhouse college visits.  If you are interested in speaking with a representative from any of the colleges listed, please sign up in the counseling office.  Be sure to check this list periodically as more institutions will be added throughout the year.

(None scheduled at this time)




If you are planning to be a Special Education teacher or to teach therapy (occupational, speech or physical) in a school setting, then you need to pick up an application for the West Central Area Local Administrators of Special Education Scholarship.  This $250 scholarship is due April 5 to Sarah Mason at Clinton High School, 1106 S. 2nd Street, Clinton MO 64735.


Are you planning to major in business?  Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA? Do you have a good work ethic and have financial need?  Then, stop by the counseling office for the Dairy Queen/Steak ‘N Shake scholarship application and requirements.  Deadline to the counseling office is Monday, April 8, 2019.


Are you or your parent/guardian a dues-paid member of the Pettis County Cattlemen’s Association?  This scholarship is for $250 for the 1st semester and be renewed a 2nd semester for an additional $250.  The criteria and application are available in the counseling office. Deadline to Linda Kahrs is April 25.


Is your parent/guardian or grandparent an alumni of Missouri Valley College?  If so, then to go to and look at the application and specific details for the Missouri Valley Alumni Legacy Scholarship.  It is a $500 competitive scholarship for a senior who meets all requirements.



The Sedalia #200 PTA/PTO Scholarships are now available.  Stop by the counseling office for an application packet and specific requirements.  Deadline to the counseling office is March 26, 2019 by 3:45 p.m.


If your parent is an educator/employee with the Sedalia School District and a member of SCEA, then come by the counseling office and pick up an application for their $1000 scholarship.  Deadline to the counseling office is by 4 p.m. on March 27, 2019.  


The Sedalia Lions Club has two (2) $500 scholarships available for seniors who show financial need, have held leadership positions, have good attendance, and have helped the Sedalia community.  Stop by the counseling office and pick up an application. Deadline to the counseling office is 3:45 p.m. on April 5, 2019.


Are planning to be a nurse?  The Voiture 333, 40&8 has two (2) $500 scholarships available to students planning to attend a vocational technical college, a university or a college in a program of nursing.  Pick up an application packet and specific guidelines. Completed applications and documentation are due to the address on the application by the second Saturday in April.  (April 13, 2019)


The May H. Ilgenfritz Trust Scholarship is now available.  This scholarship is for nine semesters but applicants must rank in the upper 20% of his/her class and have maintained at least a 3.2 GPA along with demonstrating financial need.  Stop by the counseling office and pick up a packet which includes the specific criteria and application. Applications are due to the counseling office by 3:45 p.m. on May 3, 2019.


The Sedalia/Pettis County Branch of NAACP has two (2) $500 scholarships available for a student who will be attending a not-for-profit college, university, or trade school during the 2019-2020 school year.  Applications packets are available in the counseling office. Applications must be received to the address listed on the application by April 20, 2019.


Do you have a 3.0 GPA?  If so, Alpha Delta Kappa (ADK) scholarship application and specific requirements are available in the counseling office for their $500 award.  Scholarship preference is given to students going into the field of education, but consideration is given to other candidates as well. Applications must be emailed to by 5 p.m. on April 20, 2019.


The Pettis County Women’s Democratic Club has the Laura Fischer Memorial Scholarship available for a senior planning to attend SFCC.  Preference for this $1000 will given to an applicant that is a registered Democrat or has a Democratic family background if scores are equal.  Stop by the counseling office and pick up an application packet with specific guidelines. Deadline to is midnight on April 30, 2019.


Need a laptop?  Midwest Computech has a scholarship for a new laptop available for a SCHS senior who shows financial need and merit.  Application is available in the counseling office and must be received by Midwest Computech no later than May 1, 2019.   (If you have questions about the laptop, see Mrs. Brock or Mrs. Foster.)



The Local Scholarship applications are available.  This application is for the Edna Snell (for education majors) and Chris Egdorf scholarships.  There are specific requirements for each scholarship.  Stop by the counseling office and pick up a scholarship packet.  Deadline to submit application is Tuesday, March 26, 2019.


The Bothwell Foundation has a $500 scholarship available for a graduating student who is pursuing a health-related career.  You must accepted into an accredited post-secondary educational institution and be enrolled in a health-related course of study.  A personal interview may be requested. Stop by the counseling office and pick a scholarship packet or go to  Deadline is April 15, 2019 to the Bothwell Foundation.


If you are planning a career in automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair work, then go to and apply for one of many scholarships through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.  These scholarships do not have a GPA requirement. Deadline to complete the application is March 31, 2019.



Are you a senior female in the top 10% of your class?  Then, stop by the counseling office and pick up an application packet for the Women’s Service League Scholarship.  Return your completed application to the counseling office by April 4, 2019.


Sedalia Kiwanis Club has the William A. Schien Scholarship available.  Pick up a packet with details and application in the counseling office.  Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2019.


The Local IAFF FireFighter Memorial Scholarship is available.  This $500 scholarship is for a graduating student who is pursuing a career in the Fire and/or Emergency Medical Services.  Scholarship application is available in the counseling office. Returned completed application to or by mail to Local 103, PO Box 1592, Sedalia, MO 65302 by April 5, 2019.


Are you planning to enroll as a full-time student at a state-accredited institution pursuing a degree or certification in Civil, Structural or Agricultural Engineering?  How about majoring in construction management, construction technology, architecture, or other construction-related skilled trade? If so, stop by the counseling office and pick up an application for the Septagon Construction academic scholarship with guidelines.  Applications must be delivered or postmarked by 5 p.m. on March 31, 2019.


Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship is available for the 2019-20 school year.  If you will be a freshman at a college/university, can provide proof of enrollment at that college/university, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0, then you need to go to and complete the application for this $750 award.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019.


If you are planning to attend school and are looking at a skilled trade, then you need to go to and complete the scholarship application.   There are several requirements but you have until March 28, 2019 to complete the scholarship applications requirements.


Are you a legal dependent of an eligible State Farm associate, agent or retiree?  Go to for more information.


If your career goal is for a skilled trade, check out Ranken Tech in St. Louis.  There is NEW scholarship for Smith-Cotton students funded by a SC alumni.  This scholarship will be awarded for two years ($10,000 per year).  Look for the Ranken Tech--Benner/Green Learning for Success Scholarship in the scholarship drawer for more details and to apply.  Deadline to apply is June 1, 2019.



Are you a senior interested in majoring in education?  Are you a member of Educators Rising? If so, stop by the counseling office and pick up a list of scholarships available to you.  Deadline is April 3, 2019.



If you are planning to attend Ranken Tech or State Tech, go to their website and apply for the Benner/Green “Learning for Success” scholarship available for SCHS students.  See Mrs. Brock if you have more questions regarding this NEW financial opportunity.

Are you interested in a career in public relations?  Check out the PRSA Foundation Scholarships at  Deadlines vary!

Check out the Chicano Organizing and Research in Education scholarship for undocumented students of Chicano or Latino descent who are high school seniors and enrolling in an accredited college/university.  Go to

Visit for several different scholarship programs.  Some deadlines are getting close so check these out today!


Are you planning to teach math, science, or special education?  Do you want to teach in Sedalia? Sedalia School District has a NEW scholarship available for Smith-Cotton students.  Stop by the counseling office and pick up specific details about the Tiger Legacy Scholarship worth $2,000/semester for four years.  Deadline is March 29, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.



Premier Climate Control of Sedalia has a $5,000 academic scholarship available for a student pursuing an AAS in HVAC Technology at State Technical College of Missouri.  For specific details and application, stop by the counseling office. Deadline to Premier Climate Control is April 30, 2019.

Have you dreamed of becoming a chef?  Sole Door Cooking is offering a $500 scholarship.  This scholarship requires an essay submission emphasizing the importance of a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.  Visit  Application deadline is June 30, 2019.



Are you an athlete?  The Big Sun Scholarship of $500 could be yours.  Essay topic and other details are available at  Deadline is June 19, 2019.



If your parent or guardian is a current member of the Central Missouri Electric Cooperative, then you are eligible for one of eight (8) $500 scholarships to be awarded in Central Missouri (4 will be awarded in Pettis County).  You must have a 2.75 GPA and a 21 on the ACT. Applications and specific details can be found at, or hard copies can be found in the counseling office.

Deadline is April 1, 2019.



Missouri Valley College has a Drive 45 Scholarship available.  If you are interested in attending Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO, then stop by the counseling office to pick up more information about this scholarship.

Visit or to complete a profile.  Based on the information you provide, you will receive emails about scholarships you are eligible for.