Local Scholarships Information (Selected by Committee)

 General Information:

Financial aid comes in three major forms: scholarships, grants or loans, and work study. Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. Loans must be repaid--generally after a student has left college. Employment aid is usually an allowance of salary funds earned by a student in a guaranteed part-time job through the college work-study program.

New scholarships are available, but these must be applied for by the student. Only a few are awarded automatically on a student's academic ability.

The student will be notified by mail as to the amount of financial aid for which he will be eligible. Usually, the college will then compile a "financial aid packet" indicating the amount of the grant and/or work-study the student is eligible to receive.

There are a variety of scholarships available to graduating seniors who pursue a post-secondary education. Many scholarships are offered by individuals, organizations and institutions locally, area wide and statewide. Eligibility requirements for these scholarships vary and require essential criteria to be met. To be eligible, a student may need to take the initiative and apply through an application process. Students are encouraged to consult with the high school counselor, teachers, or building administrators to learn about scholarship possibilities.

Over the past several years, the Licking R-VIII School District has been given trust funds by various individuals and organizations to make scholarships available to eligible seniors graduating from Licking High School. At the discretion of the donors, selection committees follow specific criteria to determine the recipients. Announcements of these awards are made at the graduation ceremony.

The following scholarships are those the school district has implicit responsibility for awarding to graduating seniors. Each of these scholarships are in memory of a loved one:

D. Wyatt Scholarship: Local scholarship where recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest earned on an established Trust Fund. This award, if possible, is to be presented to a student who desires to enroll in an accredited technical school. In the event there is no qualified graduating senior at Licking High School interested in attending an accredited technical school, then and in that event, the award shall be made to a qualified student interested in attending an accredited college or university.

Coy L. Rogers Scholarship: Local scholarship where recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest earned on an established Trust Fund. This award, if possible, is to be presented to a student who desires to enroll in an accredited college or technical school and pursuing a degree in agriculture. The recipient must show a potential for success by maintaining a high GPA and be enrolled in challenging high school classes.

Earl Haggard Academic-Physical-Social Scholarships: Local scholarship where the recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest earned on an established Trust Fund. Three awards to be given to male students and three awards to be given to female students. These are to be students who have participated in either athletics or vocational education and have shown merit and ability in one of these fields. They must have demonstrated scholarship abilities to succeed in college and must also exemplify qualities of good citizenship. The following areas are given consideration for candidate selection: (1) financial need evaluation, (2) achievements in athletics and/or vocational studies, (3) citizenship, (4) grade point average, and (5) potential for success in college. The students must enroll in a college in the fall term following high school graduation. Students must be those whose attendance in college must be aided by financial assistance.

Gina McKinney Athletic Award:  Local scholarship where the recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest earned on an established Trust Fund. The purpose of the trust is to provide the opportunity to honor the memory of Gina McKinney, a senior at Licking High School in the year 1982 who died in a car accident. The scholarship award will be given to a deserving students who demonstrates the many fine qualities of Gina McKinney. The student will be an honor student, an athlete, involved in extra-curricular activities, such as music, high moral character, and active in community affairs. (One of the scholarships must be awarded to a girl.)  This student must have demonstrated scholarship abilities to succeed in college and must also exemplify qualities of good citizenship. For the at- large scholarship award the student must enroll in a Missouri college of their choice in the fall term following high school graduation.

Lisa Michelle Henry Scholarship: Local scholarship where the recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest earned on an established Trust Fund. The purpose of the trust is to provide the opportunity to honor the memory of Lisa Michelle Henry, who was a sophomore at Licking High School and who died at the age of sixteen in a car accident. Lisa's honest and positive attitude to life, her high achievements in both athletic and academics and her willingness to help others would be a model for all students. Her faith in God, good sense of humor and appreciation for her school, community, and friends were constantly affirmed throughout her life. The designers of this scholarship fund expressed the desire that with the qualities and achievements of the prospective candidates being similar, preference be given to a female student excelling in both the academic and athletic areas of education, demonstrating scholarship abilities to succeed in college and exemplifying good citizenship qualities.

Stephen Maynard Memorial Scholarship: Local scholarship where the recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship is based on interest earned on an established Trust Fund. The purpose of the trust is to provide the opportunity to honor the memory of Stephen Linn Maynard, who had been a student in the Licking R-VII School District and who died at the age of sixteen. Stephen's positive attitude to life, his high achievement in many areas, and his participation in school and community activities would be a model for all students. His faith, good sense of humor, and keen wit were constantly affirmed throughout his life. The scholarship award will be given to a deserving student who demonstrates the many fine qualities of Stephen Maynard. The student will be an honor student involved in extra-curricular activities, such as Art, Church Youth Group, etc., possess high moral character, and be active in community affairs.

Luke Holland Memorial Scholarship: Local scholarship where the recipient is selected by a committee consisting of the Athletic Director teachers, the high school principal, the high school guidance counselor and the head baseball coach. 

Jimmy Gobble Memorial Scholarship: Local scholarship where the recipient is selected by a committee of teachers, counselors and administration. The amount of the scholarship will be based on a donation which could vary each year. The purpose of the trust is to provide the opportunity to honor the memory of Jimmy Gobble, who had been a student in the Licking R-VII School District and who died in a traffic accident. Jimmie's positive attitude to life, his high achievement in many areas, and his participation in school and community activities would be a model for all students. The scholarship award will be given to a deserving student who demonstrates the many fine qualities of Jimmy Gobble. The student must participate in sports, be academically driven, succeed in business classes, show financial need and be someone who brightens a room just by their presence.

Music Performance Award

This cash award is given to a graduating senior for outstanding performance and participation in music during high school. It is given by an anonymous donor.