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In May, 2004, the Board of Directors established the School of Economics scholarship.  The scholarship is funded through the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and organizations.

The School of Economics Scholarship promotes the pursuit of a career in a business-related field of study (e.g., entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, computer/information systems, finance, accounting, personnel, economics, and management). A total of two $500 scholarships may be awarded each year. All applicants must have attended the School of Economics at some time during their K-6 school years.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until March 2, 2018. The award will be announced in May, 2018.

Please click here to download more information regarding application deadline, eligibility guidelines and scholarship application.

2017 Scholarship Winners

Duncan Hughes
Wellington Napoleon
High School
"Dirt Cups! Get your Dirt Cups here!, I yelled as another member of our team and I tried to interest the other students in purchasing a Dirt Cup. Our sales had started off strong, but slowed quickly as less expensive items became more desirable.

An idea suddenly hit me! We cold sell the individual ingredients for cheaper prices that kids could afford and price each ingredient so that the sum would total more than what we were receiving for a Dirt Cup. I quickly filled my team in and everyone was on board and excited. We updated our menu board and began the new marketing technique. Success! 

Teachers told us that we had done well, thought outside the box, and utilized creativity to adjust our marketing plan during difficult times and increase our profits. I don't know that I ever had a prouder moment during elementary school."

Duncan is attending the University of Missouri and studying Business Management.

Kaitlin Danaher,
Blue Springs
High School

"When my teacher told my class that we would be visiting the School of Economics for an interactive field trip, I was ecstatic. I remember anticipating the event for weeks. There was a plethora of restaurants and shops. I was employed at a Mediterranean restaurant and my mother was assisting children design a blueprint for a ballpark.

I remember the exhilaration of cashing my paycheck and getting to budget how I would spend it. My parents' work every day to provide for my large family. Their work ethic taught me to earn every single thing that I have."

Kaitlin is attending Santa Monica College and studying Business-Marketing. 
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Scholarship Fund Donors

The Meyer Companies
Jean Swanson and Tim Royse
Joe Haney
Jay Greco Farmers’ Insurance
Emagrace Colley
Lucy Franklin Elementary School PTA
Commerce Bank
Hy-Vee, Inc.
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Haldex Brake Products
Blue Springs Ford
Patrick Collins, DDS
Jeff and Carol Journagan
Patricia Hatley
Sunny Pointe Elementary School PTA
Clancy’s Café & Pub
Jennifer Oswald Brown and Scott Brown
Cavanaugh Pet Hospital
Blue Springs Jaycees
McCamm Management
America’s Community Bank
Lydia Jeter
William Yates Elementary School PTA
BJD’s Photography
Jennifer Weld
Liquid Soap Products
Servicemark Telecom
Pam Stepp
Gayle Voyles
Vicki Stanton
Cordill-Mason Elementary School PTA
Lisa Clark, Rachel Reynolds, and Shauna Reynolds
Karl and Sharon Knapp