Skip to main content
DistrictCampusDirectory
CAMPUS

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     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
        

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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:

Studentscholarships.org 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 https://studentscholarships.org/

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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!  

NOV-DEC studentscholarships.org.pdf 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

I. PURPOSE

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.

II. ELIGIBILITY

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 (jessicayoachim@hotmail.com) or Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez (rhoda.maclaughlin@cowley.edu) with the following information:

Name:

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.


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: https://www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships

You may also contact the foundation if you have any questions regarding the application process at info@ruddfoundation.org

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

.SUMNER – COWLEY ELECTRIC COOP SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE FEBRUARY 12, 2021)

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Current high school seniors graduating in 2021
  • Parents/Guardians are members of Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
  • Must plan to enroll as a full-time student in an accredited university or college including junior, community, vocational or technical college

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship merit is based on two categories: scholastic achievement and extra-curricular activities.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to complete the application and return it accompanied by a letter of recommendation (written by a non-relative).  Please also attach a copy of your current high school transcript and include a non-returnable wallet sized photo of yourself. Winners will be announced at our Annual Meeting in the spring of 2020. The application period ends February 12, 2021.

For more information and the application, click on this link  http://www.sucocoop.com/content/scholarships


HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND (DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15, 2021)

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Optimist International Essay Contest (Deadline 2/23/21)

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 19 as of Oct. 1, 2020.

The deadline for students to submit essays to the Optimists of Arkansas City will be noon Feb. 23.

The 2020-2021 essay topic is “Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism.”

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 https://optimist.org/Forms/20-21_Essay_Application.pdf, and submit proof of his or her age by furnishing a copy of his or her birth certificate or passport. For more information about these requirements, please contact Optimist Vice President Andrew Lawson at lawson.andrew.c@gmail.com or (620) 441-4415.

The essays first will be judged at the club level by at least three judges who are not acquainted with any of the contestants. Some of the judges may be Optimist Club members. Then the club’s winning essay will be submitted to the district level, to be judged there by a panel of three non-Optimist judges.

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.

“We encourage all local students to consider applying for this contest and submitting their essays as soon as possible,” said Optimist President Garrett Heilig.

For more information, visit www.optimist.org/member/scholarships3.cfm or www.ksoptimist.org.

20-21_Essay_Application.pdf 

01-22 Optimist Essay Contest.pdf 

01-22 Optimist Essay Contest.docx 


 


 

Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (Deadline 5/15/21)

The 2021 KACRAO Scholarship information is now available for applicants on our website at https://kacrao.memberclicks.net/kacrao-scholarship.

Four $500 awards are available, which may be used 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.

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, 2021. Successful award recipients will be notified in May and posted on the KACRAO website after May 15, 2021.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 

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. http://kadpf.org/ At the KADPF homepage, click on the KADPF Scholarship Program tab at the top.  Applications are due to me by March 1, 2021.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

 

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: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?utm_campaign=counselors&utm_source=programs&utm_term=FY21&utm_medium=email


 


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: applications@transgenderscholarship.org

SCHOLARSHIP URL: http://transgenderscholarship.org

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 http://transgenderscholarship.org

Contact Information (appears as Contact on details page): applications@transgenderscholarship.org

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 SCHOLARSHIP (DUE MARCH 15, 2021)

 

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 

sherri.stephens@southeastkansas.org 

Fax: 620-231-0292

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

PB & J SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE MAY 31, 2021)

Students that have had personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but still have the drive to succeed should apply for scholarship awards from $500 to $1,000.  Apply at bit.ly/pbjscolarship2021. You may also learn more at pbjscholarship.org

 


 

WSU ADELANTE SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2020)

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

Deadline:

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

 

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 mstump@unitedwayplains.org.

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 https://www.gpacac.net/scholarships

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. http://kadpf.org/ At the KADPF homepage, click on the KADPF Scholarship Program tab at the top.  Applications are due to me by February 15, 2020.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

KANSAS SEED INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (DUE APRIL 1, 2020)

$1,000 scholarship for those students planning to attend a Kansas College seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Food Science, Grain Milling, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management, Horticulture, etc.  Application may be picked up in the counseling center.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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 scholarship.osbckansas.org

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

NEWKIRK DENTAL CENTER (DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2020)

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.

https://www.newkirkdentalcenter.com/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 9, 2021)

This scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is a Cowley County Farm Bureau Member.
Complete the below application form along with a 1000 word essay as outlined on the application.
$1,000 scholarship awarded.
Deadline is April 9, 20201
For more information contact Audrie Bailey (cowleyfb@kfb.org or 620.221.2091)

Application: Scholarship.doc 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

WILLIAM NEWTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (DEADLINE MARCH 30, 2020)

If you are enrolled in a healthcare related major as a full time student (12+ hours per semester) in an accredited college or university healthcare program, please stop by the Counseling Center to pick up an application.  An acceptance letter along with proof of enrollment should accompany the scholarship application.  Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and provide 3 letters of reference.  The scholarships are $1,000 each ($500/semester).  Deadline for this scholarship is March 30th.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

O’BRATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE MAY 1, 2021)

The O’Brate Foundation Traditional College Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open at https://obrate.smapply.org/The deadline for completing the application is May 1, 2021PLEASE NOTE: this is a SATURDAY! Therefore, we STRONGLY recommend EARLY SUBMISSIONS as LIMITED ASSISTANCE will be available after 5 pm on Friday, April 30PDF Application Guides and in-depth information about our Traditional College Scholarship, Dual-Credit Scholarship and Immediate Needs Assistance Program are available at https://obratefoundation.org > Programs.

 

IMPORTANT

  • 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.
  • Dual-Credit is now open for this Spring 2021 Semester―January 7th–May 1stSubmissions received EARLIEST in the semester will receive priority consideration.
  • Immediate Needs DOES require special permissionAdult sponsors should initiate the request by emailing us at submissions@obratefoundation.org.

 

AWARDS

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 50 to 60 scholarships, so we would appreciate your help by encouraging only students who meet the financial qualifications to apply for this need-based scholarship. The following are tips to help your students 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.

 

2021 O'Brate Scholarship Income Guidelines

Family Size

Immediate Needs

Traditional College & 

Dual-Credit Scholarships

1

$12,880

$34,776.00

2

$17,420

$47,034.00

3

$21,960

$59,292.00

4

$26,500

$71,550.00

5

$31,040

$83,808.00

6

$35,580

$96,066.00

7

$40,120

$108,324.00

8

$44,660

$120,582.00

For households w/ more than 8 persons, add $4,540/additional person.

 


_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE (BEGINS DECEMBER 1, 2020)

 

Southwestern College’s FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP Competition begins December 1 with applications being mailed out and available online at: www.beabuilder.com/scholarships.

·       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 ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP (deadline Oct. 15, 2021)

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 KevinELeslie@gmail.com.  

Application: Scholarship Application (1).pdf 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION (APPLY ONLINE AUGUST 1 – OCTOBER 25, 2020)

The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial ned and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $10.000 to $25,000.  Eligibility criteria include: high school granduation in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) and United States citizenship.  Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.org

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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, ralph@mcsarkcity.com

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.

RULES

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, ralph@mcsarkcity.com

8. Essays MUST have a typed title page (download a fillable PDF from www.kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-foundation-scholarships) 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.

TIMELINE

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 https://studentaid.gov/complete-aid-process/how-calculated
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.

http://haganscholarships.org/

 


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:

https://smartscholarshipprod.service-now.com/smart

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

“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.

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



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:

 

https://goo.gl/forms/5zmxwALvC2JYAd6f1

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

KANSAS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS Margaret Van Horn Scholarship (Deadline January 14, 2022)

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: www.ksde.org/AEOP.

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

Kelli Byrne                                                        

kbyrne@ksde.org                                                

785-291-3097                                                

Josie McClendon

jmcclendon@ksde.org

785-296-5608

2022 KSDE-AEOP Scholarship Application.pdf Renee Brant

rbrant@ksde.org

785-296-7077

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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 lwallis@ksde.org  Kelli Byrne kbyrne@ksde.org  Jan Williams jwilliams@ksde.org

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

 


 

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.

http://kskiwanis.org/scholarships

 Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Application.pdf 


 

UMPS CARE CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP (Opens February 2020)

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

http://www.umpscare.com/allstar-scholarship/ 

 


SKILLS USA (DUE MARCH 1, 2020)

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.
GENERAL INFORMATION
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
Championships.
TO APPLY, FOLLOW THE STEPS LISTED BELOW:
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


KANSAS CRIME STOPPERS (DUE APRIL 12, 2021)

 

COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  

Terms and Conditions  

1) Must be a graduating senior of an accredited Kansas high school.  

2) This scholarship will be awarded by April 12, 2021  

3) This scholarship in non-renewable.  

Attachments to Application (Application link is at the bottom of this email.)  

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 2021.  

2) A one-time disbursement of scholarship funds in the amount of $500 will be paid to the  recipient.  

Your completed application form and required attachments must be received by March 15, 2021  and submitted  by email to:

Jacqulyn Ashcraft, kansascrimestoppersassociation@gmail.com 

KCSA_Scholarship_Application_2020.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:

https://www.kanokla.com/sites/default/files/KO%20Technology%20Scholarship%20Fillable%202019.pdf

 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

KANSAS JUNIOR GOLF & KWGA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

(DEADLINE MARCH 26, 2021)

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

Award

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.

www.kansasgolffoundation.org

Email questions to fountation@kansasgolffoundation.org

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

COUNTY WEED DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (Deadline February 1, 2019)

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/

 


 

 

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.
 

https://billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

 

 

 

BE SPARKLING. BE SMART. BE THE FUTURE

 
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 flavorfulfutures.com.
 

General Requirements
Visit flavorfulfutures.com 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. http://kadpf.org/ 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
www.optimist.org/Forms/17-18_Essay_Application-corrected.pdf 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 www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm or www.ksoptimist.org.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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 (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, 2019.

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


 

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)

Awards:

We will award three, non-renewable scholarships:

First Place:  $3,000

Second Place: $2,000

Third Place: $1,000

Eligibility:

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 www.tortoiseadvisors.com/scholarship by clicking the “Apply Now” button.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Better Business Bureau (Deadline to Apply March 8, 2019)

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is notifying you that it is accepting applications from high school seniors for the 2019 Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards.

This year, three students from the Kansas Plains will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships. These scholarships 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 required forms can be accessed at bbb.org/kansas-plains by clicking on the link “Student of Integrity Award Scholarship” on the bottom of the homepage.Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2019 and sent to BBB’s office in Wichita to be considered by the judges. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.

For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Margo Riekes at 800-649-6814 #8526, 800-649-6814 #8526 or mriekes@bbbinc.org.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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 https://kacrao.memberclicks.net/kacrao-scholarship.

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, 2019)

The Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association awards scholarships annually to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, provided they carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The scholarships are for those students who major in Journalism, Political Science, Communications, or Business.  This scholarship has been in place for several years and was started by the funds the KCCEOA received from the Associated Press and major news outlets for election night reporting. The bulk of the funding now comes from donations and from funds received through a silent auction held annually at the spring conference of the association. Conference participants bring items either donated or purchased for the auction and the conference attendees bid on them throughout the conference.

This scholarship program has awarded hundreds of scholarships to the youth of Kansas over the years and hopes to continue to do so in the years to come.

Visit http://www.kcceoa.org/scholarship/ for information


 

                     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 www.automotivescholarships.com. 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 www.automotivescholarships.com.  

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: www.ksc.ks.gov/EssayContest 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 Shannon.Santchi@ks.gov 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 https://www.kansasmappers.org/JCM


 

Purple Pack Catbackers Scholarship (April 15, 2021)

The Purple Pack Cat Backers Scholarships are for local students planning to attend K State and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Multiple $500 scholarships will be awarded.  

Please attach to the application form (see below for attachment link):

  • A typed essay explaining why you chose Kansas State University, your educational plans and any other information you want to share with our committee. 

  • One letter of character reference should also be submitted with application.  

  • A copy of current transcript. 

Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2021.  

Return to:  

Purple Pack Catbackers 

Attn:  Laikyn Beckner 

P.O. Box 414              (620) 222.1640

Winfield, KS 67156

Email laikyn.beckner@gmail.com if you have questions.

Application:

2021 Purple Pack Cat Backers Scholarship Application.pdf 

2021 Purple Pack Cat Backers Scholarship Application.docx 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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. 

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/35

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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.


GENESEO MIGRANT SCHOLARSHIP

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 http://migrant.net/scholarships/  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

  • _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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