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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     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   Wichita State University


Below are some of the scholarships sent out by Going Merry that have April application deadlines.

Going Merry has thousands of active scholarships on their website, at any given time. To get access to the full list (a monthly .csv of new scholarships,) sign up for a Going Merry  account today.


Below are some scholarships from Going Merry, the scholarship search engine, that have April deadlines.  


Kansas Seed Industry Association ScholarshipProvider: Kansas Seed Industry Association
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 2


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholar ProgramProvider: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Amount: Varies
# of winners: Varies


James T. and Rose M. Perryman Family Foundation ScholarshipProvider: James T. and Rose M. Perryman Family Foundation
Amount: $25,000
# of winners: 8


Beyond the Cure Ambassador ScholarshipProvider: The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS)
Amount: Varies
# of winners: 58


National Federation of the Blind ScholarshipsProvider: National Federation of the Blind
Amount: $12,000
# of winners: 30


LULAC General AwardsProvider: League of United Latin American Citizens
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: Varies


LULAC Honors AwardsProvider: League of United Latin American Citizens
Amount: $2,000
# of winners: Varies


Upsolve Access to Justice ScholarshipProvider: Upsolve
Amount: $2,500
# of winners: 1


Friends Reunited Class of 1970 ScholarshipProvider: Highland Class of 1970
Amount: $500
# of winners: 2


The K.E.Y. HBCU Scholarship Fund (2022)Provider: Omer A. Oppenheim
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 1

(it's free!)


Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship (2022)Provider: Kansas Golf Foundation
Amount: $10,000
# of winners: 5


Scholarship Opportunities for Your Students

The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships.

Below are deadline notifications for three of our partners: is a clearinghouse of national scholarships.  I have attached a list of scholarships from their website along with descriptions and requirements for each one.  Check it out at


Attached below are 15 scholarships available to Kansas students, with deadlines 10/31-12/31.  There will be 700 individual scholarships awarded through these 15 scholarship programs.  We encourage you to apply!  



APIA Scholarship

The APIA Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students who'll be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the fall of 2020. This year's application opened on September 4, 2019, and closes on January 22, 2020Learn more about the application process and minimum eligibility criteria.

Cooke College Scholarship Program

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides one of the largest scholarships in the country for high-achieving students with financial need.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

Subscribe to the Cooke Foundation's counselor newsletter to stay updated on all scholarship programs and opportunities.

Ron Brown Scholarship

African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019, or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers.

Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their website.

Guided Pathway Support Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program is also accepting applications from African American juniors and seniors for its Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS).

Launched in 2016, GPS is a free online college access and advising program that helps African American high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process using Ron Brown scholars as guides. Each year, GPS offers 10–12 scholarships to participating high school seniors based on contributions to the GPS online college access community, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership.(

GPS is now accepting applications from current and rising African American high school juniors and seniors. For more information on GPS, please visit their website.*Hope for Kansas Heroes Endowment- Active Military, Veteran, or immediate family is military, College, University or Vocational School in Kansas

*Nancy Jo Fox Memorial EndowmentBarbara Wilsterman Memorial Endowment-Education or Teaching Major

*Danzo & Elsie Shiramizu Memorial Endowment- attending school in Utah

*Joan G & Dean E Monson Memorial Endowment-attending school in Nebraska

*LaVerne 'Bun' Young Memorial Endowment- Rouge Community College or Southern Oregon University, Education, Medical, Nursing, or Teaching

*Martha & Jim Beshears Endowment-Student  with Learning Disability  on an IEP

*McConnel Family Endowment- Female going into Veterinary

* Rodger & Rhea Weaver Catastrophic Disease Survivor Endowment- Must be a survivor of a catastrophic Disease

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Cancer Survivor Endowment-Must be a St. Jude survivor

SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Deadline January 17, 2022


The Kansas Sheriffs' Association has 5 scholarships to give away, valued at $1,000 each!
SAFE students who are in their senior year at a Kansas high school may apply.

Each SAFE student who participates in the scholarship competition is expected to prepare a 10-minute virtual presentation on a topic related to driving safely.
You will be assigned a time on Feb. 17-18, 2022, to speak via Zoom to a panel of judges, who will pose relevant traffic safety questions immediately following the presentation.
Five winners will be selected to receive scholarships. The selected winners will be announced on March 1, 2022.
A Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office representative will visit the schools of the winning students, who will also be recognized at the Kansas Teen Transportation Safety Conference.

Application deadline is January 17, 2022.  Visit this website for details.


P.E.O. Star Scholarship-women only (Due October 15, 2021)


The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a highly competitive onetime $2,500 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service and who plan to pursue full or part-time post-secondary education in the United States or Canada beginning in the fall following their high school graduation.


A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

a. Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.

b. Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

c. Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year.

d. Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

e. Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States or Canada full-time or part-time in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation.

f. Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter.

Interested applicants can send an email to Jessica Buckingham ( or Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez ( with the following information:


High School:

Graduation Date:

Current GPA:

Are you a citizen or legal permanent resident of USA or Canada?

What school activities are you/have you been involved in?

What community activities are you/have you been involved in?

What college do you plan to attend after high school?

Anything else about yourself that you would like to share:

Optional: candidates could include a resume if desired.

Once a candidate is chosen by the local chapter, additional candidate information and an online application will be required. Our local chapter must select and submit a candidate by October 15th 2021, so the deadline for submission is very near.




The Eaton Scholarship  was recently established at KU Endowment. It is not major-specific; rather, it is for students attending KU who are from Burlington and Arkansas City. I spoke recently with Robert and Connie Eaton, and they wanted to make sure that students, families and educators were aware the scholarship exists. If you have any questions about applying for the scholarship or anything else, please visit or call the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 785-864-4700. I have attached a story about the Eatons and the current scholarship recipient, a recent graduate of Burlington High School.



RUDD Foundation Scholarship (October 11-December 10, 2021)

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a resident of the state of Kansas and qualify for in-state tuition
  • Must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated financial need (Pell-eligible)
  • Must be admitted and will attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita State University

Scholar Requirements

  • Living on campus in pre-approved dormitories/rooms
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • On track to graduate in 4 years
  • Complete FAFSA form annually
  • Active member of the Rudd Scholar Program through events and other activities

On October 11th, you will be able to apply via the website using the link:

You may also contact the foundation if you have any questions regarding the application process at



The Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative Scholarship application is now available on their website and can be completed AND submitted online.  The deadline is February 9th.  The only caveat is that the applicant must be related to or living in the home of a Sumner-Cowley Electric member.  

 The link for the scholarship information is  below.



The 2021 HSF Scholar Application is now open! Every year, HSF selects 10,000 students as HSF Scholars from a broad pool of applicants. More than $30 million in scholarships is awarded annually.  The deadline is February 15 at 4 p.m. CST.


  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)

Complete Phase 1 of the application in 30 minutes on average. Learn more about HSF scholarship opportunities and the timeline.

Introducing the True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship (Due March 1, 2022)


The KSHSAA will award True Blue Scholarships intended to support Kansas High School graduates in postsecondary efforts. This one-time scholarship is for students graduating during the 2021-22 school year. These funds will be made payable to a two-year or four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the name of the selected student. Awards are non-renewable, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2000 provided for a student in each activity administered by the -KSHSAA. The application is now open and due March 1, 2022.

Students must be seniors attending and graduating from a member school of the Kansas State High School Activities Association during the 2021-22 school year and have rostered in the activity chosen below their senior year. They must be considered as students in good standing as confirmed by their building principal. Students must enroll and attend a post-secondary institution of their choice as a full-time student within two years of graduation of graduation. Applicants must be in their final semester of high school.

Selection Criteria
The student will be selected based upon an assessment of the following components:

Community Service (30%)

                 Length of service in school
                 Length of service in the community
                 Variety of service in school
                 Variety of service in community

Academic achievement (30%)

                 Cumulative GPA through 7 semesters
                 Standardized test scores

Activity achievement (15%)

                 Varsity level participation
                 Varsity letters earned
                 All league honors
                 All state honors

Breadth of school activity participation (10%)

                 Number of full seasons/years in each activity
                 Number of KSHSAA activities
                 Number of other school activities

Financial need (15%)

                 Free lunch status
                 Reduced lunch status
                 Family obligations

Application Process

· All components of the application must be submitted digitally by 11:00 PM on March 1, 2022. Failure to complete submission by designated deadline will make the student ineligible for the scholarship.

· Scholarships will be awarded by categories noted below. Even though the student may participate in multiple activities, they may only apply in one category (one application per student).

· The student shall submit a scholarship application which reflects school activity participation; this component is reviewed by a school or district administrator.

· The student shall complete an essay of no more than 500 words in response to the following prompt: "How participation in school activities has helped me become a better citizen."

· The student shall submit one reference letter reflective of community service completed by the student during their high school career.

· The student shall submit an official seven-semester high school transcript.

The student and parent shall provide appropriate release to the selection committee to review the application materials and to approve using the name and image in local and social media if the student is selected as a scholarship winner.

Applications may be submitted during the open application period of January 15, 2022 to March 1, 2022

True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship Categories for all KSHSAA Activities

· 34 total scholarships, payable to post-secondary institution

· $2000 one-time award, non-renewable


Application and more information can be found at:



The Optimists of Arkansas City have issued a call for entries in the 2022 Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

The essay contest is open to any Arkansas City student who is younger than 19 as of Oct. 1, 2021. The deadline for students to submit essays to the Optimists of Arkansas City will be noon Feb. 22.

The 2021-2022 essay topic is “How Does an Optimistic Mindset Change My Tomorrow?”  Each student must write an original 700- to 800-word analytical essay on the topic, with only limited guidance from others. No poetry or works of fiction will be accepted. All guidelines must be followed.

Each student must complete an application form, which can be downloaded at, and submit proof of their age by furnishing a copy of their birth certificate or passport.

The Optimist Club will give a monetary award of $500 to the local winner in the form of a scholarship to a college or university of his or her choice, in addition to a certificate. At the district level, the overall winner will be awarded a plaque and a $2,500 college scholarship funded by Optimist International.

For more information, visit their website using this link and viewing this document: 01-26 Optimist Essay Contest.docx 


Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (Deadline 3/18/22)

The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school;
  • have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
  • be attending a KACRAO member institution (in Kansas) in the Fall 2022 semester. To find out if your college is a member click here.

Students will be required to submit three documents with their application. If they do not have the ability to upload the required documents, please email the documents to: by March 18, 2022.

Apply Now!  The Application Deadline is March 18, 2022.

Contact the KACRAO Scholarship Committee Chair at: if you have questions.



Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities (Deadline 3/1/21)

The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities promotes bringing the buildings and grounds profession to a greater height of knowledge and professionalism and has established a scholarship fund and will award ten $2,000 academic scholarships and three $2,000 technical scholarships to qualifying students. These scholarships are available only to graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level or technical school. The students must be residents of Kansas and graduate from a Kansas High School and plan to attend a Kansas College or technical school. Only children whose parent or legal guardian is actively employed in a K-12 or secondary education institution and engaged in a buildings and grounds, food service or transportation position shall be eligible for these scholarships and it is the responsibility of the school to submit their best applications for competition. It is again time for KADPF Scholarship applications.  Applications are located on our website. At the KADPF homepage, click on the KADPF Scholarship Program tab at the top.  Applications are due to me by March 1, 2021.




Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

To apply:


TransgenderFirst National Scholarship (December 31, 2020)

Organization Name: TransgenderFirst

Org Street Address: 3430 E Russell Road, LV, NV 89120

Org Phone Number: 800-729-1317

Scholarship E-mail Address:


PURPOSE: The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must identify as Transgender, plan to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, have a high school diploma or GED, and be a U.S. Citizen

CRITERIA: Awards are annual and based on eligibility, financial need, personal hardship, academic merit, and other related considerations

DURATION: Annual award in perpetuity

NUMBER OF AWARDS: 1 per year for now

HOW TO APPLY: Online form on the website at

Contact Information (appears as Contact on details page):

Study Level: Associate, Bachelor\'s, Graduate, High School

Award Type: Scholarship, Grant, Prize

Scholarship Award Amount: $2500

Residency Restrictions: United States

Gender Restrictions: None




Bill House Hereford Foundation Scholarships are very large and numerous scholarships at varying amounts and awarded every year. Priority is given to students graduating in Cowley and Chautauqua Counties.  In the past few years, we have had students receive $5,000-$2,500.  If you meet the qualifications, we strongly encourage you apply.  

Scholarship Requirements:
1. Applicants must be majoring in an agricultural field of study, including but not limited to, agribusiness,
agricultural economics, agricultural education, animal sciences, conservation, feed science, veterinary
medicine, or a similar major.
2. Preference will be given in the following order of priority:
• A graduating senior from Cowley or Chautauqua County schools
• Kansas or Oklahoma resident
• Students attending a Kansas or Oklahoma college, university or vocational school
3. This is a one year scholarship with half the amount paid in the fall and half in the spring. New scholarships
will be awarded each year. Former scholarship recipients my re-apply.
4. Recipients are required to have earned a 2.5 or higher GPA at the time of application and for the first
semester of college study to receive funds for the second semester.

Application Instructions:
Submit application cover page with all required information in the order listed, typed, one sided, and
with no staples. Please return completed application, email preferred, to the Community Foundation of
Southeast Kansas. Applications must be postmarked, delivered electronically, or hand delivered no later
than March 15.

Application: Bill House Hereford Foundation Scholarship Application.pdf 

Applications must be received no later than March 15:  

Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas 

P.O. Box 1448, 100 S. Broadway, Suite 100 

Pittsburg, KS 66762 

Fax: 620-231-0292



See below for the link to apply for the PB&J Foundation scholarship.  Up to $1000 awarded and there is no GPA requirement to be considered for this scholarship. Students are encouraged to apply as this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.  It is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but still have the drive to succeed.  Talk to your assigned counselor if you have questions.

PB&J Scholarship.pdf 





Wichita State has received a generous donation from Gene and Yolanda Camarena to offer 20 renewable scholarship to students who are of Black and/or Hispanic/Latino heritage!

Scholarship Breakdown:

  • $8,000-$20,000 for new freshman
  • $4,000-$10,000 for new transfer students

*Scholarships are stackable for students who receive a Freshman/Transfer Merit Scholarship

To be eligible to compete, students must:

  • Be a 2021 high school graduate or new incoming transfer student with at least 12 transfer credit hours
  • Submit Wichita State application for admission and scholarship materials by December 1

Meet the following criteria: 

  • Have a minimum unweighted 3.00 GPA
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1
  • For students ineligible to complete a FAFSA, please submit a need statement that speaks to the financial need for scholarship assistance
  • Have a resume built and ready to upload at the application site


  • Shocker Adelante Scholars applications are due December 1, 2020.
  • Students can apply for an Adelante Scholarship at:


Aaron Joel Smith Youth Volunteer Memorial Scholarship (January 8, 2021)

Attached is an application for the Aaron Joel Smith Youth Volunteer Memorial Scholarship. Each year three awards are given to students who are active with United Way of the Plains or with a not-for-profit organization affiliated with United Way of the Plains’ Volunteer Center.  We encourage you to apply because last year they only received 17 applications. 

One scholarship is awarded in the amount of $5,000, one for $3,000 and one for $2,000. The scholarships are to be used for tuition and books during the student’s first year of college. 

To be considered for the scholarships, forms must be in the office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021.  If you have questions, you may contact Mark Stump: 316-267-1321 or

AJS application2020-2021.doc 


GPACAC(Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling) Deadline February15, 2021

GPACAC offers annual scholarships to students attending high school in the three GPACAC membership states, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma. The due date to apply for the two scholarships below is February 15. Applications can be found at

Student Scholarship ($1000 awarded to one Kansas student)

·        Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)

·        Complete the application and submit an essay (500 word maximum): Tell us three things that are important to you. How will these things remain important to you through college and beyond? 

Paul Max Service Scholarship ($1000 awarded to one student in the GPACAC region)

·        Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)

·        Have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application

·        Complete the application and answer the essay question (500 word maximum): Describe a specific community service experience. How did the experience affect you? How did it impact your leadership?


KDAP (DEADLINE February, 15 2020)

The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities promotes bringing the buildings and grounds profession to a greater height of knowledge and professionalism and has established a scholarship fund and will award ten $2,000 academic scholarships and four $2,000 technical scholarships to qualifying students. These scholarships are available only to graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level. The students must be residents of Kansas and graduate from a Kansas High School and plan to attend a Kansas College or technical school. Only children whose parent or legal guardian is actively employed in a K-12 or secondary education institution and engaged in a buildings and grounds, food service or transportation position shall be eligible for these scholarships and it is the responsibility of the school to submit their best applications for competition. It is again time for KADPF Scholarship applications.  Applications are located on our website. At the KADPF homepage, click on the KADPF Scholarship Program tab at the top.  Applications are due to me by February 15, 2020.



Two individuals will be chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships in the spring of 2022 from the Kansas Seed Industry Association.  Selection will be made by the KSIA Scholarship Committee and will be based on criteria established by the Association.

Students applying for a KSIA scholarship must be seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management or Horticulture. Students must be planning to attend a college or university in Kansas. Both high school seniors and current college students may apply. Beyond those requirements, the recipients will be chosen from information and recommendations provided on the scholarship applications.

Applications are due in the KSIA office by 5 p.m. April 1, 2022.  Winners will be announced by May 1, 2022, so that they may be recognized at spring awards ceremonies and graduations.  When possible, a representative from KSIA will be present to make the award.  The scholarship recipients will be invited to the KSIA Summer Seed Seminar to be introduced to the KSIA membership.

Application: 2021-ksia-scholarship-app.doc 

Please send the completed applications to:

Kansas Seed Industry Association
c/o Debbie Feyh, Executive Director/ Secretary
26401 Fairfield Road
Alma, KS 66401


Applications may be faxed to: 785.765.4681

Or visit the website at


2020 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY (Due April 1, 2020)


The Office of the State Bank Commissioner, the Kansas Insurance Department, and its division, the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner are sponsoring an essay contest to award up to five scholarships to Kansas high school seniors who, through school course, independent study, and personal experience, have gained an understanding of money management and can demonstrate that knowledge and the importance it will have in their future.

Please note that entry forms and essays must be submitted by April 1, 2020.

All information, including the entry form is available at



Applications must be received in our office, at Newkirk Dental Center by Friday April 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm. On-line applications will be accepted
until midnight on that date. No late applications will be accepted.  Please add our website/link to your school website list of available scholarships.
Applications will be accepted February 1, 2020 through April 1, 2020.  Students should compose their essay and resume on documents that can be uploaded and submitted.  After the application period ends, winners will be posted on this site. We will ask the winners to submit a photograph which will be posted on this site and on social media. 


Cowley County Farm Bureau Scholarship (Deadline April 8, 2022)

Kansas Farm Bureau Scholarship, The Voice of Agriculture essay scholarship application is below.  Instructions say to write an essay of 1,000 words or less, double spaced explaining the following: "What the challenges for agriculture and how can you contribute to solving them?".  Submission instructions are on the form.  Due 4/8/22.

Scholarship 2022.doc 




The O’Brate Foundation Traditional College Scholarship Application for the 2022-2023 school year is NOW OPEN at deadline for completing the application is May 1, 2022PLEASE NOTE: this is a SUNDAY! Therefore, we STRONGLY recommend EARLY SUBMISSIONS as LIMITED ASSISTANCE will be available after 5 pm on Friday, April 29PDF Application Guides and in-depth information about the Traditional College Scholarship is below and available at > Programs.


  • Any student or adult who had previously signed up for an application account with us (i.e. dual-credit app, previous applicant for any program, served as a recommender/collaborator for any program) will still use the SAME USERNAME & PASSWORD Credentials to access SM APPY.
  • In addition, the Dual-Credit Application is now open for this Spring 2022 Semester―January 7th–May 1stSubmissions received EARLIEST in the semester will receive priority consideration.


The scholarship awards are based on financial need and will vary in size from $500 to $5,000 annually. This year we will be awarding approximately 80 to 95 scholarships, so we encourage only students who meet the financial qualifications to apply for this need-based scholarship. The following are tips for students to determine if they fall within our definition of financial need.

*If annual income exceeds the listed amount for that family size, then the student does not have financial need, unless there are extenuating family or financial circumstances. There is space available in the Application for students to share detailed information regarding an extenuating circumstance.


2022 O'Brate Scholarship Income Guidelines

Family Size

Immediate Needs

Traditional College &   
Dual-Credit Scholarships

























For households w/ more than 8 persons, add $4,720/additional person.

PDF Guide: 2022 O_Brate Foundation Traditional College Sc.pdf 






Southwestern College’s FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP Competition begins December 1 with applications being mailed out and available online at:

·       Southwestern College awards four FULL TUITION Scholarships per year! 

·       Every student that attends the scholarship competition receives an additional $1,000 in scholarship just for competing for one of the full tuition scholarships.  This can be added to their academic, athletic/activity and church matching scholarships from Southwestern College! 

·       The scholarship competition consists of an interview and essay on campus.  The scholarship winner is NOT based on ACT, GPA, Class Rank, Athletic/Activity Ability or Financial Need. 




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

The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application (below), provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay explaining why they have chosen agriculture as their field of study and why the selection committee should choose them to receive the KBA scholarship.

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 KBA website has a membership list to help applicants find a member in their area, and call, email or stop in for a visit to ask whether he/she would be willing to sponsor them. While a sponsor is not required, it is strongly recommended as an indication of the applicant's interest in the industry.

Applications and supporting materials are due by Oct. 15, 2021. The scholarship will be awarded at the Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2020. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with representatives from the sponsoring organization. The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November.

Questions? Please contact Kevin Leslie at 913-957-4687 or e-mail  

Application: Scholarship Application (1).pdf 




Kansas Masonic Scholarships (Deadline November 1, 2021)

The Kansas Masonic Essay Contest has been in existence for 60 years and has awarded more than $300,000 statewide to deserving high school students. Each year, the Masonic Public School Essay Contest donates $12,000 to deserving high school students for their 300-500 word essays.  ACHS students have been awarded these scholarships in the past.  It is very important that you follow all of the rules when writing and submitting for this contest.


1. Any Junior or Senior attending a Kansas tax-supported public high school is eligible.

2. Contact any Kansas Masonic Lodge, Kansas Mason, or your counselor for information.  Local Mason: Ralph McDonald,

3. Essays will be judged on originality, research, and development of the topic.

4. Contestant must follow contest rules as to topic, number of words, etc.


5. Essays shall be limited to a minimum of 300 and a maximum of 500 words.

6. Essays must be typewritten, double spaced, with work cited, on standard 8½” x 11” paper with a 12 point Arial font.

7. The original and one copy of the essay must be submitted to the Local Lodge. Local Mason: Ralph McDonald,

8. Essays MUST have a typed title page (download a fillable PDF from that will show the student’s name, gender, complete address, Junior or Senior Class, and School name. This information shall appear only on the title page. All pages, except the title page, must be numbered. NO REFERENCE TO THE STUDENT’S NAME, TOWN, SCHOOL, OR OTHER COMMUNITY IDENTIFIER SHOULD APPEAR ANYWHERE IN THE BODY OF THE ESSAY.

9. All essays become the property of the Local Masonic Lodge and may be published without the author’s permission.


10. Essays must be submitted to the Local Lodge on or before November 1, 2021.

11. The winning essay(s) from a Local Lodge (one per high school in the Lodge’s area) will be sent to the Grand Lodge and must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2021.

12. There are no contest entry forms. Essays are to be presented to the Local Lodge.

13. Essays must first win the Local Lodge competition before they can be submitted for State competition.

14. Grand Lodge essay winners will be notified prior to March 1, 2022.

Award Levels

  • 1st Place:  $4,000
  • 2nd Place:  $3,000
  • 3rd Place:  $2,000
  • 4th Place:  $1,000
  • Honorable Mention (Four Applicants Chosen):  $500 Each

Essay-Contest-Brochure-2021 Masonic.pdf 


HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP (deadline November 15, 2020)

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 $48,000.  Application available September 1, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

1. ACT and SAT scores are not required.
2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School. ACHS is eligible.
3. FAFSA EFC must not exceed $6,500.  FAFSA application opens up on October 1, 2020.  For information on how EFC is determined visit
4. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
5. Must have achieved a 3.75 GPA using a 4.0 Scale.
6. Must be ranked by the school and in the top 20% of the high school graduating class.
7. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation.
8. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year of college.
9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
10. Must not have a felony conviction.


SMART SCHOLARSHIP (deadline December 1, 2020)

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, 2020 by 5:00pm EST.
  2. All supporting materials, including references and test scores, must be received by December 1, 2020 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:



“Yes For Liberty”, Constitution Bee (Deadline December 31, 2019) 

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.

Acacia Leadership Scholarship (January 7, 2019)

The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming male freshmen at the Manhattan Campus of Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. One $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships are awarded each year.

 The deadline for application for this scholarship is January 7th, 2019. In order to receive the scholarship, the recipient must provide proof of enrollment at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS by September 1, 2019. Late applications will be accepted until Jan. 28th; However, applications turned in by the due date will be given priority.  Apply online here:




Applications are now available for the Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP) Margaret Van Horn Scholarship.  Each year the association offers a scholarship to a Kansas student.  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 business-related program.  Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours (at least half-time).  Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational facility within the state of Kansas. 

The scholarship award of $300 is offered for the purchase of books, payment of fees or tuition, purchase of supplies, or other academic expenses. 

Emphasis for selection of the recipient will be based on the scholarship application, initiative exhibited, character shown, and/or other factors supporting his/her candidacy. 

The completed application, with original signature and enclosures, must be postmarked by January 14, 2022.

The 2022 application can be found on their website:

For more information or to submit applications by email, please contact any of the following committee members:

Kelli Byrne                                                                                                


Josie McClendon


2022 KSDE-AEOP Scholarship Application.pdf Renee Brant




Association of Educational Office Professionals (January 17, 2019)

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  Kelli Byrne  Jan Williams



Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship (Deadline January 15, 2020)

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 January 15, 2020 for your application to be considered.
  4. Fill out application completely.  Failure to do so shall result in your applicaiton being disqualified.

 Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Application.pdf 



Students adopted at or after the age of 13 and have at least a 2.5 GPA are encouraged to apply 



The mission of SkillsUSA Kansas is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and
responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce
through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills
grounded in academics.
To assist students who are pursuing career technical goals, SkillsUSA Kansas will award a maximum of six
(6) scholarships per year. Each scholarship is a one-time award: Two (2) Bronze Level Award of $300.00;
Two (2) Silver Level Awards of $500; and Two (2) Gold Level Awards of $750. Scholarships are for high
school junior or senior members and postsecondary members.
• Each scholarship is only awarded to active paid members of SkillsUSA Kansas. These
scholarships may be used for tuition, books, or tools of the trade.
• The Scholarship Committee will award the scholarships into categories of Bronze, Silver, or Gold
level scoring applicants in high school or college/postsecondary. The winners of the SkillsUSA
Kansas Scholarships will be announced at the Opening Session of the annual SkillsUSA Kansas
1. Complete the entire application form.
2. Obtain all of the necessary signatures requested.
3. Email completed application to SkillsUSA Kansas by March 1st

Stop in the counseling center to pick up an application



Terms and Conditions
1) Must be a graduating senior of an accredited Kansas high school.
2) This scholarship will be awarded by April 25, 2022
3) This scholarship in non-renewable.

Attachments to Application
1) An official high school and if applicable, college transcript.
2) A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, local Crime Stoppers member or law
enforcement member..
3) A recent photograph for possible media use; photo will not be returned.
4) An original, personal essay describing your future goals and objective.

Disbursement of Scholarship Funds

1) Evidence of full time enrollment (12 hours minimum) at an accredited Kansas institution of
post-secondary education for the fall semester of 2022.
2) A one-time disbursement of scholarship funds in the amount of $500 will be paid to the

Your completed application form and required attachments must be received by March 25, 2022
and submitted by email to: Jacqulyn Ashcraft,

Application: KCSA_Scholarship_Application_2020 (2).pdf 

KANOKLA Scholarship (Deadline April 1, 2021)

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 2.5.
  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:





The Kansas Golf Foundation is now accepting applications for the the 2021 Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship.


5 Scholarships available, $1500 per year for four years.

Applicants must have participated in high school golf or recognized junior golf programs.  Applicant must be enrolling as a full-tme student in an accrdited Kansas college/university for the 2021 fall semester.

Email questions to



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




WE THE STUDENTS (Deadline to enter February 5, 2019

Each year, our "We the Students" essay competition gives high-school students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspectives on a trending topic.

This year, we’re asking students to consider what role the government should play in monitoring internet content and we are awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes to the winning essayists, including:
  • 1st Place – $5,000 and a scholarship to our 2019 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.
  • Runners Up – Six prizes at $1,250 each.
  • Honorable Mentions – Eight prizes at $500 each.

Students  sign up below and submit your 500-800-word essay before February 5, 2019.

P.S. Looking for a great summer opportunity for your students? Check out our Constitutional Academy program.





Do you know a student who is not afraid to be themselves? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!

The application deadline is February 15, 2019 and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at

General Requirements
Visit for full list of requirements. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
  • We support applicants in a vocational/trade, 2-year, or 4-year program.



The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities (February 15, 2019)

The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities promotes bringing the buildings and grounds profession to a greater height of knowledge and professionalism and has established a scholarship fund and will award five $1,000 academic scholarships and one $1,000 technical scholarship to qualifying students. These scholarships are available only to graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level. The students must be residents of Kansas and graduate from a Kansas High School and plan to attend a Kansas College or technical school. Only children whose parent or legal guardian is actively employed in a K-12 or secondary education institution and engaged in a buildings and grounds, food service or transportation position shall be eligible for these scholarships and it is the responsibility of the school to submit their best applications for competition. It is again time for KADPF Scholarship applications.  Applications are located on our website. At the KADPF homepage, click on the KADPF Scholarship Program tab at the top.  Applications are due by February 15, 2019.

Optimist Essay Contest Scholarship (Deadline February 27, 2019)

The Optimists of Arkansas City have issued a call for entries in the 2018 Optimist International Essay Contest. A local winner will receive a $500 scholarship.  The Optimist International Essay Contest gives young people the opportunity to express their views on a central topic, develop writing skills and compete for multiple college scholarships.  The essay contest is open to any Arkansas City student who is younger than 18 as of Oct. 1, 2018.
The deadline for students to submit essays to the Optimists of Arkansas City will be noon Feb. 28, 2019.

The 2018-19  topic is "When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?"” Each student must write an original 700- to 800-word analytical essay on the topic, with only limited guidance from other people.  No poetry or works of fiction will be accepted. All established contest guidelines must be followed.
Each student must complete an application form, which can be downloaded at furnishing a copy of his or her birth certificate or passport.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.

The Optimist Club will give a monetary award of $500 to the local winner in the form of a scholarship to a college or university of his or her choice, in addition to a certificate. At the district level, the overall winner will be awarded a plaque and a $2,500 college scholarship funded by Optimist International.

For more information, visit or


Westar Energy Craft Scholarship (Deadline to apply March 1, 2019)

4-6 Craft Scholarships (linemen, power plant operators and wind energy technicians) that Westar Energy is offering in 2019valued at $3,000 each and renewable for 1 additional year.  

This information can also be found on Westar Energy’s corporate website ( 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, 2019.

Here is the direct link to the scholarship information:


Kansas Grain and Feed Association Scholarship (Deadline to apply March 1, 2019)

Kansas Grain and Feed Association’s 2019-2020 scholarships awarded to graduating Kansas high school seniors.

Stop in the counseling center to pick up an application.


Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (Deadline to apply March 1, 2019)

Stop in the counseling center to pick up an application. 


The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship (Deadline to apply March 1, 2019)


We will award three, non-renewable scholarships:

First Place:  $3,000

Second Place: $2,000

Third Place: $1,000


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Kansas or Missouri who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree, or;
  • Be a non-resident of either state who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor’s program at a Kansas or Missouri accredited university or college, and;
  • Have a recommended minimum 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) and a minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1680 (includes writing section).

How to apply:

Apply at by clicking the “Apply Now” button.


Better Business Bureau (Deadline to Apply March 13, 2022)


Three high school seniors from the Kansas Plains (all counties in Kansas except: Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte) will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships. These awards are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — values of the BBB.

The Application Guide with complete instructions and the Application and Recommendation Forms can all be accessed at This year the application and recommendations are all submitted electronically. Applicants no longer mail their packet to a BBB office. It is important that students read the Application Guide before they fill out the application.

To be considered by the judges, applications must be submitted by Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Scholarship winners will be announced in April.

For more information, please contact BBB PR & Communications Director Josh Planos at 402-206-8276, or



Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (Deadline 3/15/19)

The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 400 higher education administrators who represent nearly 80 institutions and agencies in the State of Kansas. Each year, KACRAO offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years.

Four $500 awards are available, which may be used toward attendance at KACRAO member institutions (one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college). The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.

The 2019 KACRAO Scholarship information is available for applicants on our website at

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:

·         Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school;

·         Have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;

·         Submit an application, which includes uploading a one-page essay, letter of reference, and resume.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2019. Successful award recipients will be notified in May and posted on the KACRAO website after May 15, 2


KCCEOA Scholarship Program (Deadline March 29, 2022)

Kansas County Clerk’s and Election Officials (KCCEOA) is the statewide organization for my position. We have a fundraiser at our yearly conference and also use the money provided from the National Associated Press for providing election information to them to fund the scholarship program.

I wanted to make the high school counselors aware of this scholarship opportunity for your students. The information is available at

The application link is below. The deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2022.  If you plan to major in Journalism, Communications, Business or Political Science AND have at least a 3.0 GPA, we encourage you to apply.

application link: 2022+KCCEOA+Scholarship+Manual+Application.docx 


                     Automotive Scholarship (Deadline March 31, 2019)


The University of the Aftermarket Foundation operates the Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central website and, along with more than 40 other automotive organizations and donors, awards scholarships to students who apply online at In 2017, more than $400,000 in scholarships were awarded to more than 300 students.

Apply for Automotive Scholarships by the March 31, 2019 deadline at  

Available scholarships range from $1,000-$10,000 and will be awarded to students attending colleges and ASE/NATEF certified post-secondary Automotive, Collision, HD, or Alternate Fuel programs. Completed applications must be submitted by 3/31/2018. 

The scholarships are open to full time post-secondary students. Graduating high school seniors and former recipients are welcome to apply. Each completed scholarship application is reviewed by the organizations where the student meets the qualifications.  Last year, more than 50 students received multiple awards from one application. 

The application review begins in April. Recipients will be notified by each organization so that awarded scholarships will be available for summer or fall 2019 terms.



KSC.KS Essay Contest (Deadline April 1, 2019)

Our Essay Scholarship Contest is underway! Once again, students have the opportunity to win one of nine possible scholarships. Over $7500 will be awarded to Kansas high school seniors this year. Students may visit our website: to learn more and enter the contest. The deadline for receipt of entries is April 1, 2019. Teachers, counselors and principals may share this information plus the attached flyer with their students. Educators may contact with any questions.  First place award of $3000 given. 



Geography Student Scholarship (Deadline to apply April 15, 2019)

The Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM) is now accepting applications online for the John Cowan Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students within the State of Kansas pursuing a professional career in the field of Geography attained through a geographic-focused education.

The successful applicant must:

    Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a post-secondary educational institution within the State of Kansas.

  1.     Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in a Geography-based profession.
  2.     Be able to show the intent to make Geography or a Geography-related career the major focus of your higher education.

A maximum scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded once proof of enrollment has been received by the Treasurer of KAM.

K. John Cowan, one of KAM’s most respected members, passed away in February 2010 after a battle with cancer. John was passionate and outgoing about the importance of geographic knowledge, and this scholarship seeks to symbolically carry on John’s passion by providing financial assistance to those with a desire for a higher education in geography.

Apply online at


Purple Pack Catbackers Scholarship (April 15, 2022)

Students who are planning to attend Kansas State University and have a GPA of 3.0 or above should apply.   Scholarship is only eligible to first year K-State students.  Multiple $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2022. 

Application packet: 2022 Purple Pack Cat Backers Scholarship Application.docx 2022 Purple Pack Cat Backers Scholarship Application.pdf 


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.




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. 


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:




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



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.



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.




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.


The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farmworkers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.

The Center is committed to promoting equity for migrant farmworkers and their families by valuing diversity, understanding the importance of their work, advocating on their behalf, and identifying and addressing the ongoing and emerging needs of the migrant population.

They administer a variety of scholarships to offer financial assistance to migrant students who want to further their education. Please note the annual deadline for each scholarship.

Detailed information about each of the scholarship offerings can be found at  Also, the scholarship guidelines and application form can be downloaded or completed online beginning February 1, 2018.  There are several scholarships that are state or region specific.  The four (4) national opportunities include:

  • Gloria Mattera National Migrant Scholarship

  • Application Deadline:                     April 1st

  • Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship

  • Application Deadline                      February 1st

  • Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline:                     July 1st

  • Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

  • Application Deadline:                     Under $500 – None

                                                                 Over $500 – Nov. 1st & June 1st

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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.


ZipRecruiter Scholarship 

We offer a $3,000 scholarship which is offered twice a year, to eligible High School, College, and University students. It is only a follow-up email for after a job interview and on a separate page, describe the sections of the email template and why you included them.

Below is a link to our scholarship.


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aerospace-related or engineering programs

Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology

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


The Intel Science Talent Search

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


For Women Majoring in STEM

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

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


HP Helion OpenStack Scholarship

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


Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering

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


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


Women in Technology Scholarship program

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


Association for Women Geoscientists

Scholarships to undergraduate women pursuing degrees and careers in the geosciences


Microsoft Scholarships

Priority given to women and people with disabilities


For Underrepresented Minorities

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

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


Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

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


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


National Society of Black Engineers

Engineering majors


United Negro College Fund

Numerous scholarships for students in various fields


Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation Awards

For students of Hispanic descent


Hispanic Scholarship Fund Awards

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


Hispanic Scholarship Search Engine

Great Minds in STEM Scholarships

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


Google Lime Scholarship

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


Generation Google Scholarship

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


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


Microsoft Scholarships

Priority given to women and people with disabilities