Providing Financial Education


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 1, 2019. The award will be announced in May, 2019.

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

2018 Scholarship Winners

Logan Epps, Blue Springs South High School

Logan Epps
Blue Springs South
High School
"I quickly learned (at School of Economics) that if you have some patience and wait until everything goes on sale, your money would go much further. This doesn't mean you don't buy anything, you could buy a couple of things here and there. However, if you had a little patience and waited until the end (of the field trip), you could get everything you wanted and more. You just have to be smart with your money and timing.

I think the School of Economics really helped me learn how to manage my money in a practical and real-life way. Even today I am very frugal with my money and rarely do I buy anything full price."

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

Cooper Stiles, Odessa High School

Cooper Stiles
Odessa High School

"In college, I plan to major in finance and accounting... It is exciting to think that this idea started in fifth grade at the School of Economics. I say behind (the bank teller) counter, crunched numbers, handed out paychecks, and could not have been happier. 

Attending the School of Economics was one of the best experiences I had growing up. Little did I know at the time, but being a bank teller and learning about the field would help me to choose my career many years down the road."

Cooper is attending the University of Arkansas and studying finance and accounting.
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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