Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

 

KANSAS POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS

Listed below are Kansas post-secondary institutions and links to their scholarship pages (click on the college of your choice). We strongly encourage you to apply for admission and apply for scholarships for which you may qualify. Apply early, apply often!

  Allen County Comm College   Baker University   Barclay College   Barton Community College
  Benedictine College   Bethany College   Bethel College   Brown Mackie College - KC
  Brown Mackie College - Salina   Butler Community College   Central Christian College of KS   Cloud County Comm College
  Coffeyville Community College   Colby Community College   Cowley Community College   Dodge City Comm College
  Emporia State University   Fort Hays State University   Fort Scott Community College   Friends University
  Garden City Community College   Haskell Indian Nat’l University   Highland Community College   Hutchinson Community College
  Independence Comm College   Johnson County Comm College   Kansas City KS Comm College   Kansas State University
  Kansas Wesleyan University   Labette Community College   Manhattan Christian College   McPherson College
  MidAmerica Nazarene Univ   Neosho County Comm College   Newman University   Ottawa University
  Pittsburg State University   Pratt Community College   Seward County Comm College   Southwestern College
  Sterling College   Tabor College   University of Kansas   University of St. Mary
  Washburn University   Washburn Institute of Tech   Wichita State University  

 

 

MTV’s Tuition Request Live Scholarship (deadline Oct. 2, 2017)

MTV’s “TRL” has partnered with Get Schooled to honor its audience in a historic way with the first ever, “Tuition Request Live,” a week-long initiative to award five $20,000 scholarships to help students offset the costs of undergraduate or graduate education. “TRL” premieres on Monday, Oct 2nd at 3:30 p.m. ET.  Beginning October 9th and throughout the week, celebrity guests from the worlds of music and pop culture will help MTV present scholarships to five deserving students, with one winning every day. The winners will be previously narrowed down from a pool of 15 finalists. Those 15 finalists will have posted Instagram stories telling MTV about themselves, their family and why they deserve a scholarship, in addition to answering a prompt in 250 words or less. The entry period is currently underway and closes on October 2nd. The entry form can be found on www.getschooled.com.

Students must be 14-24 to enter the contest and answer one of the following prompts:

  1. What cause would get you into the streets and why?
  2. What would you risk your life for?
  3. If you could hang out with three people dead or alive who would they be and why
  4. How do you feel about your last name?
  5. How much does your neighborhood define who you are?
  6. What are your secret survival strategies?
  7. What event in your life pushed you out of your comfort zone?

The scholarship giveaway will also raise awareness of the availability of the FAFSA beginning October 1.  According to the National College Access Network, 85% of all seniors who submit a FAFSA will receive some kind of financial aid.   92% of students from families making less than $50,000 a year receive grant money, which they do not have to make back. “Young people consistently cite figuring out how to pay for college as a top stressor”, said Marie Groark, Executive Director of Get Schooled.  “Tuition Request Live will address that stress for five winners, but even more importantly allow us to inform students about how to access a wide range of aid that is available for them so that they make the college decisions that best suits them.”

www.getschooled.com


 

THE KANSAS BUFFALO ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP (deadline Oct. 15, 2017)

The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshmen who is involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in an agriculturally related field.

KBA members may act as sponsors to qualify family, friends or a member of a local school or county ag-related organization (FFA, 4H, etc.) for this scholarship.

The scholarship will be awarded at the 28th Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on Dec. 2, 2016. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with representatives from the sponsoring organizations.  The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November. 

To be considered, students must:

  • The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application, provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay outlining their relationship/interest in bison and why they should receive the scholarship.

http://www.kansasbuffalo.org/news.cfm?id=7​


 

Kansas Masonic Scholarships (Deadlines Vary, November 1, 2017-March 2018)

In 2013, the Kansas Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees voted to award almost $250,000, annually, to college students and residents. This fund has grown to almost $400,000 annually. Going forward, the KMF will offer four scholarships:

General Scholarship ($1,000)

The General Scholarship is available to all Kansas residents who elect to attend one of the seven identified universities/colleges:
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Kansas State University
Pittsburg State University
University of Kansas
Washburn University
Wichita State University

Legacy Scholarship ($1,000)

In 2013, the Kansas Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees voted to award almost $250,000, annually, to college students and residents. This fund has grown to almost $400,000 annually. Going forward, the KMF will offer four scholarships:

The Legacy Scholarship is available, as the name suggests, to the legacy of a Kansas Mason.  The student must be one of the following to be eligible:

  • A Kansas Mason
  • Son or Daughter of a Kansas Mason
  • Member of DeMolay International for at least 2 years
  • Member of International Order of Rainbow Girls for at least 2 years
  • Member of Job’s Daughter International for at least 2 years

Cynthia Ruth Russell Scholarship ($5,000)

The Cynthia Ruth Russell Scholarship is available to all Kansas residents who have a medically approved disability.

Technical and Community College Scholarship ($500) 

The Technical and Community College Scholarship is available to all Kansas residents who are seeking an Associates degree and attend an in-state technical or community college.

Applications will now be accepted from December 1st through March 15th.

Kansas Masonic Essay Contest (DUE NOVEMBER 1, 2017)

Each year, the Masonic Public School Essay Contest donates $12,000 to deserving high school students. $4,000 is awarded for the best essay.

Rules:

  1. The essay must be 300-500 words, typed, double spaced, with work cited in 12-point Arial font.  There are other specifications for this essay that you must adhere to.  See the website for all the rules. http://kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-foundation-scholarships/
  2. The original essay and one copy must be submitted to the Local Lodge.
  3. There are no contest entry forms.  Essays are to be presented to the LOCAL LODGE.

http://kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-foundation-scholarships/


 

HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP (deadline November 15, 2017)

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving and self-motivated student, who aspires to obtain a four-year college education in order to realize his or her full potential. Each four-year scholarship is worth up to $40,000.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen and resident of an eligible state.
  2. Must have attended as a junior and senior an eligible public high school.
  3. Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must score 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score.)
  6. Must enroll in a four year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2017using 2016 tax return information.
  9. FAFSA EFC must be less than $7,500.
  10. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  11. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

http://haganscholarships.org/

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SMART SCHOLARSHIP (deadline December 1, 2017)

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. All applicants are required to submit application online by December 1, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.
  2. All supporting materials, including references and test scores, must be received by December 1, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.
  3. Notifications of awards are traditionally made in the spring.
  4. Application materials are not returned to applicants.
  5. Applicants must click the “Submit Application” button to submit the application.

SMART Scholars Receive

  1. Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 per year, depending on prior educational experience
  2. Full tuition and related education expenses
  3. Health Insurance allowance
  4. Book allowance
  5. Summer Internships (multi-year participants)

Go to the link below to apply:

https://smart.asee.org/apply_/application_instructions


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Future of Assisted Living Scholarship  (deadline December 31, 2017)

SeniorAdvisor.comFuture of Assisted Living Scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.

Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Living page.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

 

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“Yes For Liberty”, Constitution Bee (Deadline December 31, 2017) 

YES for Liberty is designed to encourage study and knowledge of the Constitution and founding principles by establishing a powerful incentive to students in the form of a scholarship for further education. This is accomplished through an annual Constitution Bee.

Mail completed application and essay to: FHTP Educational Fund, Inc., 1300-A Westloop Place, PMB#326, Manhattan, KS 66502-2840.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be a Kansas resident.
  • Open to all students in grades 9-12 currently attending public, private, military or home school.
  • Recipient must be planning to attend either an accredited or approved (by the board of directors) two or four year public/private university or a vocational, technical, or trade school within the United States.
  • A student is eligible to win a scholarship each year the student participates.
  • A student may apply each year that the student remains eligible in accordance with the first 4 criteria.

http://www.yesforliberty.org/applications-and-instructions.cfm

 


 

ACT Student Champions Scholarships  (deadline December 31, 2018)

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

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KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS Margaret Van Horn Scholarship (Deadline January 19, 2018)

This scholarship program is awarded annually based on application, student behavior, and/or other factors supporting his/her candidacy.  The scholarship program is open to current Kansas High School, College and/or Technical school students.  Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in an education or busness related program.  Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours (at least half-time).  Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational facillity within the state of Kansas.  The $300.00 scholarship is awarded annually, to be used for tuition, books, class fees, supplies, or other scholastic expenses.  Applications may be obtained from any scholarship panel of evaluators OR from the counseling department.  

Completed application can be completed online or printed and typed.  HANDWRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!  Application must be submitted my email in pdf format or postmarked by Friday, January 19, 2018.  

Please see the other required application submissions and required essay writing information listed on the application  sheet located in the Counseling Dept.  

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Association of Educational Office Professionals (January 19, 2018)

Scholarship award is $300. This scholarship is open to students who intend to enroll in a Education or Business related program at an accredited post-secondary educational facility in Kansas. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Application must be completed online or printed and typed for submission.  
  2. Students must submit a one-page essay, “Why I am Choosing and Education or Business-Related Career or Vocation”.
  3. Students who plan to enroll in an Education or Business related post-secondary program are eligible.
  4. Mail submissions to: Linda Wallis Kansas State Department of Education 900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 252Topeka, KS 66612
  5. Email submissions to: Linda Wallis lwallis@ksde.org  Kelli Byrne kbyrne@ksde.org  Jan Williams jwilliams@ksde.org

http://community.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4704

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WHEAT COUNTRY PHEASANTS FOREVER & QUAIL FOREVER – CHRIS KAUFMAN MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST (Deadline January 31, 2018)

Chris Kaufman was an avid sportsman, hunter, fisherman and conservationist who passed away in 2016.This essay contest is to be awarded to a deserving Sumner or Cowley County resident and High School Senior who will use his or her education for advancement of the values Chris held so dear.

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education and land management policies and programs.  This $500 award is to help advance the mission of Pheasant Forever & Quail Forever.

Applications may be picked up in the ACHS Career and Counseling Center, room 117.   Completed application form and personal statement are due via mail by 1/31/18 with the winner being notifed by Sunday February 11, 2018.  The prize will be warded at the Wheat Country Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever Sumner Cunty banquet to be held February 24, 2018 in Mayfield, KS.  

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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders (deadline February 1, 2018)

The USDA projects  an average of nearly 60,000 annual job openings in ag over the next five years.  That’s why America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Monsanto Fund, is again giving students the chance to earn a $1,500 scholarship.  More than half-million dollars in scholarships are available.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Student must major in an ag-related field.
  2. Students must seek two farmer endoresements of their application.
  3. Members are not required to be members of FFA.
  4. Contact Brian Leake at Brian.D.Leake@monsanto.com with questions.

https://www.ffa.org/scholarships


 

Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship (Deadline February 1, 2018)

Each year the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation distributes over $22,000.00 in scholarships to Kansas High School and College students to assist them with their education. 

Eligibility Requirements 

  1. You do not have to be a member of a Key Club to apply. 
  2.  Mail applicatoin and required letter of recommendation to Secretary, Kansas Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 524, Colby, KS 67701-0524
  3. Application MUST be postmarked not later than February 1, 2018 for your application to be considered.
  4. Fill out application completely.  Failure to do so shall result in your applicaiton being disqualified.

http://kskiwanis.org/scholarships

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COUNTY WEED DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (Deadline February 1, 2018)

The County Weed Directors Association of Kansas (CWDAK) is a professional organization providing training and assistance for the 105 weed directors in Kansas.  The CWDAK would like to help students preparing for careers in the agriculture/agronomy industry and increase awareness of the County Weed Department’s role in local government. The CWDAK will be sponsoring at least four $500 scholarships for the Fall semester.  These scholarships will be awarded to high school Seniors majoring in Agriculture or a plant science related field at an accredited Kansas college. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Kansas high school senior
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. Plans to attend a Kansas college or university for the fall semester
  4. Plans to major in agriculture or plant science field (preference to agronomy and plant science)
  5. Returned completed application to the scholarship committee:  Duane Bruna, Scholarship Committee @ 812 B Street, Washington, KS  66968, by February 1st.
  6. Submit a copy of the student’s high school transcript signed by a school official

http://www.cwdak.org/


BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (Deadline February 2, 2018)

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation annually sponsors a video contest open to all students in grades 9-12 who reside in The Kansas Plains (all counties in KS except Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte). Cash prizes will be awarded to students and their schools for entries receiving first and second place.

Students may enter individually or form teams of two to four participants. Five hundred dollars will be given to the creator(s) of the winning video, and $500 will be given to their school. In addition, $250 will be awarded to the second place video, and $250 will be given to their school. Winners will be determined by how well the entry adheres to BBB’s brand, expresses the theme "Start With Trust,” the quality of the video’s production and how many times it’s been viewed on BBB’s YouTube channel.

This competition provides an opportunity for high school students to creatively learn the values of BBB - trust, honesty, reliability and objectiveness – and challenges them to discover how these values can be applied in their everyday lives. Contestants will gain valuable marketing experience because they are also challenged to get the most views on YouTube by promoting their video on social media. Aside from the benefit to the students, this is a wonderful opportunity for your school.

“If you know of high school students who are creative and ambitious, please encourage them to enter this contest,” stated BBB President Jim Hegarty. The video submission deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018, and the winners will be notified on or before March 1, 2018.

Complete details about the contest, required forms and videos submitted by the 2017 participants can be accessed by clicking on the Student Video Contest icon on the homepage of BBB’s website at bbbinc.org.

For more information, please contact BBB Senior Communications Specialist Jeff Niebaum at 402-898-8550800-649-6814 #8550 or atjniebaum@bbbinc.org

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Westar Energy Craft Scholarship (Deadline to apply March 1, 2018)

4-6 Craft Scholarships (linemen, power plant operators and wind energy technicians) that Westar Energy is offering in 2018 valued at $3,000 each and renewable for 1 additional year.  

This information can also be found on Westar Energy’s corporate website (http://www.westarenergy.com) by clicking on “scholarship opportunities” which is located at the bottom left hand side of the home page under “Community Programs.”  Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

Here is the direct link to the scholarship information:  https://www.westarenergy.com/scholarship-opportunities

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KANOKLA Scholarship (deadline April 1, 2018)

The KanOkla Networks Scholarship Program will provide eight scholarships, yearly, in the amount of $1,000 each. Four of these will be awarded to Kansas students and four to Oklahoma students. The scholarships are broken down into three categories: two Academic Scholarships; a Vocational Scholarship; and a scholarship selected by random drawing of all eligible scholarship applicants.  When the Academic and Vocational Scholarship recipients have been selected, all remaining eligible applications will be entered in the random drawing. A student may submit only one application. Primary emphasis of the Academic and Vocational Scholarships will be placed upon scholastic ability and leadership qualities, with secondary emphasis placed upon financial need. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Minimimum GPA of 2.3.
  2. Residence must have KANOKLA landline telephone service.
  3. Applications must be submitted by mail only.  KanOkla Networks Attn: Kim Reilly P.O. Box 111 100 KanOkla Avenue Caldwell, KS 67022 

Go to the link below for more information:

http://www.kanokla.com/kanokla-area-youth

 

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Kansas Seed Industry Association Scholarship (deadline April 1, 2018)

The Kansas Seed Industry Association wants to help out future Ag professionals. Are you a student looking to attend a college in Kansas?  Are you pursuing a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management, or Horticulture? If you answered “Yes!” and “Yes!”  then you are eligible to get a scholarship from KSIA. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be enterring a an Ag field listed above.
  2. Submit application with two letters of reference.
  3. Must attend a college in Kansas.
  4. Applications with transcript and letters of reference can be faxed to 785-867-2220 or mailed to the address on the application.

http://kansasseed.net/

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Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship (Deadline June 1, 2018)

This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Students who intend to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
  2. Has a demonstrable record of academic success.
  3. Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.  
  4. Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay. 
  5. Application and essay are submitted online at www.AnimationCareerReview.com.
  6. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program


 

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship (Deadline June 1, 2018)

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Intends to pursue a business related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
  2. Has a demonstrable record of academic success.
  3. Has a passion and drive for a business career.  
  4. Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student's application essay. 
  5. Application and essay are submitted online at www.OnlineMBAReport.com.
  6. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.

http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-program

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UEW HEALTHCARE (DEADLINE JULY 1, 2018)

 

UEW Healthcare is a Home Healthcare agency with locations across the US.

I'm pleased to announce the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. This scholarship is available to any High School senior nationwide.  

Our Deadline:

July 31, 2018

Award Amount:
$1000

Application:
https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application

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Pottroff & Karlin Law Firm (Deadline August 1, 2018)

Pottroff & Karlin Law Firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. 

The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2018. Qualifying students can apply here:

https://www.pottroff.com/scholarship/

To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must be a high school senior or college freshman from the United States. 
  2. You must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  3. You must attach a student aid report showing income status of your household. 
  4. A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered.

 


 

Wichita Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) Scholarship Check back for updates.

This scholarship oppotunity is funded by Wichita Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) and is for students to receive financial assistance in pursuing his or her educational goals. The scholarship is designed to motivate and assist high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution. The EWI scholarship has been approved by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American Vocational Association. The scholarship process begins at the local level. A panel of judges will review all the applications and select several finalists to participate in a personal interview process. The local winner will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Additionally, the local winner will advance to compete at the National level.

Eligibility Requirements 

  1. Plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  2. Have a demonstrated financial need (FAFSA application completed).
  3. Have a minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 
  4. Have contributed to their community as demonstrated by their involvement in extracurricular activities, work, religious, or volunteer activities.

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Optimist Essay Contest Scholarship Check back for updates.

The Essay Contest is sponsored by Optimist International to give young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live. The approach can encompass a young person’s personal experience, the experience of their country or a more historical perspective. In additional to developing skills for written expression, participants also have the opportunity to win a college scholarship!

Eligibility Requirements 

  1.  The Optimist International Essay contest is divided into two levels of competition: Club and District.
  2.  Contestants must enter through a local Optimist Club, or an At-Large contest if a local club is not available. An At-large student may not have competed in an Optimist International or District contest in the same year.
  3. Contestants must compose an original essay with limited guidance from others. Webster’s dictionary defines an essay as an analytic or interpretative literary composition. Works of fiction or poetry will not be accepted.

http://www.optimist.org/Forms/Essay_RULES_PAD-E_16-17.pdf


 

Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship Check back for updates.

This scholarship is designed to give deserving students a leg up in their academic endeveors and develop curious, persistent and passionate entrepreneurs.  First place will receive $3,000, second place $2,000 and third place $1,000 

Eligibility Requirements 

  1. Resident of Missouri or Kansas and will be enrolled full time in an undergraduate course of study. 
  2. Application must have at least a 3.3 GPA and 24 ACT.
  3. Students should be a business owner or plan to start a business.

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Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Check back for updates.

Over $7500 in scholarships will be awarded to Kansas high school seniors this school year! The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner and the Office of the State Bank Commissioner are consumer protection agencies dedicated to keeping Kansans informed about issues concerning their finances, and promoting integrity and increasing transparency and fairness in the financial services industry. 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: 

First Place: $2,500 Second Place: $2,000 Third Place: $1,500 Fourth Place: $1,000 Fifth Place: $500 AND Up to four $250 Honorable Mention scholarships may also be awarded.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The Senior must be planning to attend a Kansas technical school, college or university.
  2. Submission of a 1-2 page, 500 word essay on a financial challenge prompt located on the link below.
  3. The Senior must have enrolled in and *completed at least one KSC or OSBC sponsored program (EverFi, Life$marts, The Stock Market Game or the Personal Finance Challenge contest) during their high school career. A parent or teacher will be asked to verify student participation in one of the sponsored programs to confirm eligibility. *Successful completion of a sponsored course by April 20th is required.

Go to the link below for more information:

http://ksc.ks.gov/DocumentCenter/View/354


 

Purple Pack Catbackers Scholarship Check back for updates.

Multiple $500 scholarships are available to local seniors who plan to attend K State in the Fall. 

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Minimimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Seniors planning to attend K State in the Fall.
  3. Seniors were sent an application for this scholarship by Ms. Taylor on 2/23/17.
  4. Submit application with a typed essay explaining why you chose Kansas State University, your educational plans and any other information you wish to share with the committee.  AND a letter of character reference. 
  5. Submit the application, essay and letter to: Purple Pack Catbackers, Attn: Peggy Lawrence, PO Box 414, Winfield, KS 67156.

Email Audra Hittle for more information:

audrahittle@yahoo.com or call her at 620-221-0541

 


Addiction Resource Scholarship (Opens 9/21/17)

AddictionResource.com awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for an addiction-free world.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must submit a typed essay (1,000–1,500 words) answering the following questions:
    1. Why do you see drug abuse and addiction as a problem for individuals and society?
    2. What is the best way for society to overcome the issue of drug abuse, and why?
    3. What would an addiction-free world look like, and how would it differ from the world today?
    4. What message do you have for current addicts?
  2. Download, print and fill in a Scholarship Contest Application Form.
  3. Email your essay as well as a scanned copy of your completed application form to scholarship@addictionresource.co

https://addictionresource.com/scholarship/


 

Cowley County Scholarship Fund Check back for updates.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help create a pipeline of young individuals, graduating seniors that are planning to go into the construction industry (carpentry, welding, construction trades). Two, $500 scholarships will be awarded.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  2. Must live in Cowley County or attend a Cowley County school.
  3. Plan on pursuing an industry certificate or degree.
  4. Submit a one-page essay on why this scholarship will help and why construction is your career of choice.

Mail completed application and essay to Mario Perieira: 3051 N. Ohio, PO Box 9166, Wichita, KS 67219, 316-943-7111

mariop@concoconstruction.com


 

IBPA Student Scholarship (Open Enrollment)

Up to 2 scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded annually, by the International International Bullying Prevention Association.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be a high school senior or current college student planning to attend or enrolled in an accredited, non-profit, four year college or university in the United States in the fall of the following year.
  2. Be a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
  3. Complete the application with essay questions and submit on their website.

https://ibpaworld.org/resources/student-scholarship-program/


 

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Check back for updates.

Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Eligibility Requirements

  1. This scholarship competition is open to all U.S. high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.
  2. Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
  3. Only one application entry is accepted per student.

http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship


 

UNIGO ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SCHOLARSHIP

Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick!

Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

One successful survivor will receive $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

Application Deadline is 10/31/17

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

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TRUCK CENTER COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIP (deadline OPEN)

The Truck Center Companies scholarship is designed to provide opportunities for students to attend and graduate from accredited community and technical college programs in diesel or collision repair technology.

A total of $5,000 will be paid directly to the diesel or collision repair technology program on behalf of the selected individual as follows:

  • $1,500 will be paid at the beginning of the diesel or collision repair technology program.
  • $3,500 will be paid at the start of the second half of the diesel or collision repair technology program.


To be considered, students must:

  • Be accepted into an accredited diesel or collision repair technology program.
  • Complete and submit a TCC Scholarship Application in order to be considered.
  • Submit all applications a minimum of two months prior to the beginning of the diesel or collision repair technology.


​Scholarship finalists will be selected by the TCC scholarship selection committee based on the application materials provided and an interview with members of the committee.  Eligibility for continuing in the program is dependent upon successfully meeting the defined academic expectations as well as, compliance with program rules and regulations of the particular diesel or collision repair technology program.

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GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROG.  Check back for updates.

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

www.reaganfoundation.org

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME offers scholarships to graduating high schoolers studying mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology

asme.org

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aerospace-related or engineering programs

aiaa-awards.org

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

Winners and finalists get from $1,000 to $100,000

siemenscompetition.discoveryeducation.com

 

The Intel Science Talent Search

100's of semifinalists win $1,000 each and compete for additional awards

student.societyforscience.org

 

For Women Majoring in STEM

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

$10,000 to students of computer science or computer engineering

google.com/edu/students

 

HP Helion OpenStack Scholarship

4@$10,000 to students pursuing a career in technology

go.hpcloud.com

 

Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering

Grants from $1,500-$10,000 to women studying computer science or STEM fields

palantir.com/college/scholarship

 

Society for Women Engineers

Scholarships and fellowships $1,000-$20,000 for women pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, engineering technology and computer science

swe.org

 

Women in Technology Scholarship program

Multiple scholarships up to $2,500 for women who are planning to attend a 2-4 year college

trustvip.com

 

Association for Women Geoscientists

Scholarships to undergraduate women pursuing degrees and careers in the geosciences

awg.org

 

Microsoft Scholarships

Priority given to women and people with disabilities

careers.microsoft.com

 

For Underrepresented Minorities

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Tuition and expenses for undergrad minority students with need in any field

gmsp.org

 

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Up to $10,000 for minority students in a technical or engineering field

xerox.com/jobs/

 

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering STEM Scholarships

African American, Latino, or Native American seniors in precollege program or current college students pursuing degrees in STEM

nacme.org

 

National Society of Black Engineers

Engineering majors

nsbe.org

 

United Negro College Fund

Numerous scholarships for students in various fields

unscf.org

 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Awards

For students of Hispanic descent

shpefoundation.org

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Awards

A host of scholarships for students majoring in a broad spectrum of disciplines

hsf.net

 

Hispanic Scholarship Search Engine

http://hs.usd470.com/index.php?siteID=801&pageID=199067_3

Great Minds in STEM Scholarships

Students of Hispanic descent: $500-$10,000

greatmindsinstem.org

 

Google Lime Scholarship

$10,000 scholarships for computer science or computer engineering students with disabilities

google.com/edu/students

 

Generation Google Scholarship

Any students from an underrepresented group is eligible for $10,000 scholarship

google.com/edu/students

 

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship

Up to $20,000 renewable for 4 years for disadvantaged students pursuing biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research

training.nih.gov/programs

 

Microsoft Scholarships

Priority given to women and people with disabilities

careers.microsoft.com