Available Scholarships

The Alton R-IV Public School Foundation has established a "Scholarship Fund".  Contributions to this fund will be used to award scholarships during the year they are received.  Donors who want to help an AHS student further their education or training may designate their contribution be put in that fund.  The number and amount of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the total amount of the fund accumulated each year.  We will get the criteria for selection of recipients to Mrs. Gilliland, the High School Counselor, in the near future so students interested may get that information from her.


  • The Justin Crews Memorial Scholarship was formed by family and friends, with the first scholarships of $500 being given in May 2008. It is now endowed, assuring the $500 scholarship will be available in perpetuity.
  • The Larry Wallace Memorial Scholarship was endowed by his wife, Mildred Owens Wallace, in honor of her husband who founded an operated the Wallace-Owens grocery stores in Alton, Thayer, and six other locations in MO and AR. The $500 scholarship was first awarded in 2009, and will be available in perpetuity.
  • The J.Q. & Nancy Clary Scholarship was established by John Clary to honor his parents, who founded the first mortuary in Alton in 1948. The Clary family continues to operate funeral homes in Alton, Thayer, and Mammoth Springs. 2009 marked the first year for the $500 scholarship.
  • The Jimmy Clary Memorial Scholarship was established by John Clary, to honor his brother who was a cancer victim at a young age. The $500 scholarship was first given in 2009.

  • The Wendell P. and Rebecca Williams Family Scholarship, established by the Williams family to go to a student pursuing a degree in education or in a medical field. 
  • The Luie and Anna Roberts Scholarship was endowed in 2011.  It provides a $500 scholarship to a student planning to attend a Public College or University.  Luie graduated in 1956 from AHS, and Anna was a graduate of Thomasville in 1957.

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