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Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information

 

REMINDER:

The deadlines listed below are the dates on which the scholarship applications must be RECEIVED. Scholarships listed in "RED" are past the deadline or do not have an updated deadline. Please check back at a later time for updated information.

WARNING:

Please be advised. Some of our families have received letters from companies inviting them to financial aid/scholarship presentations that promise to help them find money to help defray the cost of college. Please know that all sources of financial aid/scholarship are equally available to all. These companies have no greater ability to access resources than school counselors or students and parents themselves. If you have to pay money to get money, it's most likely a scam. Millions of dollars are spent by anxious parents annually with no financial benefit and at additional expense. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is continually working to prevent these unscrupulous companies from taking advantage of well-meaning families.

If you require extra assistance, allow for the following:

If you need references, allow the individual you have asked AT LEAST two weeks' notice.
If you need your official transcript printed or sent, you MUST see Mrs. Froome in the Student Center.
If you are under the age of 18, be sure to have a Transcript Release Request Form signed by a parent or guardian.
If you need either an Official Transcript or a Counselor's Report filled out, allow for AT LEAST four days prior to the deadline. If it needs to be mailed, (which is usually the case) allow for AT LEAST seven days.
 

 

Scholarships/Grants offered by the State of Kansas

Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria and application requirements. Generally, each scholarship program requires the recipient to:

Be a Kansas resident
Enroll in a qualified program
Enroll at a Kansas college or university
Not already awarded an undergraduate degree, unless you are applying for the Nursing or Teaching Service Scholarships
Deadline:  May 1, 2024

Apply at: State of Kansas Scholarships/Grants

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
Kansas Teacher Scholarship
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
Kansas Comprehensive Grant
Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance
Career Technical Workforce Grant
State Scholarship
Kansas Military Service
 

Kansas Promise Scholarship

The Kansas Promise Scholarship act is available at all Kansas Community Colleges and is a first come first serve scholarship with no deadline (Seniors could apply now for summer or next fall theoretically).  To see the programs eligible at each college counselors should visit kacct.org and then click on the individual school links.  All information about this new scholarship, which pays for EVERYTHING (Tuition, Fees, Books, Supplies) only room and board are not covered, is listed on the KACCT website.  There is $10 million dollars available across the state to ensure Kansas students who want to study in the most in-demand fields can do so at no cost to them.  The fields of Physical or Mental Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing and Building Trades, Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Information Technology, and each school gets to choose one more program area are eligible.  In exchange for the scholarship (which funds technical certificates in addition to anything up to and including an associates degree in the eligible fields), the only thing the student must do is complete the program that they choose and then live and work in Kansas for two years post-completion (the two year commitment can be delayed if they pursue additional higher education). 

O'Brate Foundation - Dual-Credit Scholarship

The O’Brate Foundation desires for students with limited financial means to have the ability to take college courses while in high school. Our Dual-Credit Awards vary based on each student’s enrollment status and financial situation. Students who apply earliest in the semester are extended Priority Consideration. Applications submitted before December 1st in the FALL semester and before May 1st in the SPRING semester will be considered. Login to O'Brate Foundation > Click Dual-Credit Scholarship from the Programs Menu. No access code or permissions required. Qualified applicants will be contacted by O’Brate Foundation Staff to complete an in-person or video conference interview within one to two weeks of application submission. Notification of the award decision may take two to three weeks after the interview.

RaiseMe Microscholarship Program

Did you know that you can start earning incremental college scholarships, also known as micro-scholarships, during your freshman year of high school by signing up for the RaiseMe program? When you create your online portfolio, you can start logging your grades, classes, extracurricular activities, and other college prep experiences to track your progress toward scholarships, all the way up to your senior year of high school. Several colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe to help eligible high school students in grades 9-12 track their personal and academic progress and start earning micro-scholarships. These awards are performance-based scholarships that are earned for achievements both inside and outside the classroom, including excellent grades, volunteering, participation in extracurricular activities, and ACT/SAT scores. Raise Me offers high school students the opportunity to quantify their leadership in high school and their community, achieving good grades, taking challenging courses, and participating in extracurricular activities. Learn more about this exciting, no-cost opportunity and sign up. The deadline for seniors to add achievements to their RaiseMe profiles is December 1 of their senior year.

 

 

Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

 
American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships - The program guides juniors and seniors through the college planning process and offers the chance to earn scholarships, from $500 to $40,000, for every action that students complete.
College Covered - a site designed to guide high school students and their parents through all stages of the college process, from conquering the college essay and application to choosing a college.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
Fastweb – Create a profile and let Fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low-income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
Going Merry - A free, one-stop scholarship platform. It matches you with scholarships and then helps you apply directly. It has both local and national scholarships and you can bulk-apply for multiple scholarships, which share similar essay prompts, using one application.
Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - A national scholarship provider dedicated to advancing the education of promising students who have financial need. Open to high-achieving high school seniors who seek to attend and graduate from some of the nation's best four-year college and universities.
KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. The NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests.
Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
Scholar Snapp - A free, simple-to-use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity-building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room, and board.
 

 OPEN/REVOLVING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Not a scholarship but a tuition reduction program. Student must be a legal resident of Kansas enrolling as a non-resident at a participating college or university. Information available at Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Kansas Masonic Foundation Scholarships Legacy/General/Technical College/Persons with Disabilities

Criteria varies, visit Kansas Masonic Foundation Scholarships for more information.  You may contact the Kansas Masonic Foundation at (785) 357-7646.

Great Plains Manufacturing Scholars Program

Enhance your education with real-world, industry-specific training and get to your full-time career faster. With this scholarship, many students will earn their degree with little or no student debt. The Great Plains Scholars Program is a one-of-a-kind scholarship that helps students earn a bachelor's degree from one of K-State Salina's engineering technology programs. Students will gain first-hand exposure to specialized industry technology, including line assembly, robotic weld automation centers, and more. By completing the Scholars Program, students will have earned over 2,400 hours of relevant, professional manufacturing experience and their degree!  Scholarship Information

LDI - TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Tool Allowance/Sign-On Allowance Programs

LDI is proud to announce their new TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Tool Allowance Program for qualifying students interested in becoming a diesel mechanic.  The TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Tool Allowance Program provides financial assistance for both tuition and tools for qualified students entering a two-year diesel tech program.  The TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Sign-On Allowance Program provides financial assistance for tuition and a Sign-On Allowance for qualified students already attending a two-year diesel tech program.  For more information, contact Terry Braun at terryb@langdieselinc.com or visit their website at Lang Diesel Inc. TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Tool Allowance Program Application  TechUp ToolUp Scholarship & Sign-On Allowance Program Application

The Ellis Foundation

The Ellis Foundation, in partnership with Evergy, is accepting applications for graduating high school seniors interested in the trades, specifically Linemen, Wind Technology, Diesel Mechanic, Electrical Technology, or Power Plant. These scholarships offer up to $2,000 a semester for up to four consecutive semesters. These are fields with good employment outlooks, short-term programs, reasonable costs, and good salaries.  The Foundation is also looking for graduating seniors with an interest in the new Kansas State University program for Personal Finance majors through Advisors Excel in Topeka. This scholarship may pay $1,000 per semester for up to four years.  Apply through the online application at The Ellis Foundation.  In the top right corner you will find a LOGIN. The username is TEF and the password is Ellis2021. If you have any questions, reach out to The Ellis Foundation at 913-370-6779.

Kansas Kids @ Gear Up Scholarship

If you have participated in Kansas Kids Gear Up and are currently a senior in high school, or are a current college student (who has participated in KKGU), you may be eligible to receive a scholarship from KKGU. These awards are need-based, can be up to $3,000 per semester, and are specifically intended for eligible KKGU students. Children in foster care are given priority for services. Kansas Kids @ Gear Up

BigFuture Scholarships

Students can now qualify for BigFuture Scholarships as early as 10th grade. All sophomores and juniors in the classes of 2024 and 2025 can earn chances at scholarships by taking steps on BigFuture to explore careers, plan for college and pay for college. Students who complete one or more steps on their BigFuture dashboard, beginning with starting a career list and building their college list, will be entered into one monthly drawing for $40,000 scholarships and another for $500 scholarships. At least half of the scholarships will be awarded to students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.  BigFuture rewards you for doing what you already are doing: planning for life after high school. With no essay,  minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements, BigFuture makes it easy to enter drawings (yes, plural!) each month. Simply complete unlocked steps on your dashboard, and you'll be automatically entered to win. One step completed = one entry each month . . . the earlier and sooner you complete tasks, the bigger your chances to win. Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year receive two entries each drawing. Don't wait, get started today!  BigFuture Scholarship Page

Kansas State University - Land Grant Promise

We have expanded eligibility for its Land Grant Promise to students from all 105 Kansas counties. The K-State Land Grant Promise assures that full-time, Pell-eligible undergraduates with a total household income of $70,000 or less will receive a total grant and scholarship aid package up to the equivalent cost of 15 credit hours of in-state tuition. Students are automatically evaluated for this opportunity once they are enrolled at full-time, 12 or more hours, for a semester and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, by K-State’s priority date of March 1. The promise, which has been expanded to all K-State locations — including the Manhattan, Salina, and Olathe campuses and K-State Online — is offered to qualifying undergraduates actively working toward their first bachelor's degrees. 

Bethany College - Good Life Scholarship

The Good Life Scholarship is awarded to first-time freshmen who graduated from a McPherson County (KS) or Saline County (KS) high school. Awards: 1) Full Tuition,  2) Full-time enrollment and other renewal criteria,  3) Indexed to tuition increases. The first 40 students accepted to Bethany College who have reserved their spot with the enrollment fee and meet the qualifications will be awarded this scholarship. For a full tuition scholarship, students must live on campus and have the 19-meal/week plan. Students can contact the admissions department at (800) 826-2281, ext 8113 for more information.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.  To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student. If a student meets the criteria for this scholarship please have them contact the college/university they plan to attend for more information. 

Military Dependent Scholarships

Military service members take extraordinary risks and make great sacrifices when they sign up to serve their countries. Oftentimes, spouses and families also make sacrifices along the way. Thankfully, there are many programs designed to pay back this service from dependents of military service members in the form of college scholarships.  If you're the child or dependent of a military service member and you're looking for a way to fill in the gap in college tuition, check out the following scholarship opportunities.  Deadlines for scholarships vary.  Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

Army ROTC Scholarships

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded based on students' merit and grades, not financial need. Scholarships consist of 2-, 3-, and 4-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree. Full-tuition scholarships, the option for room and board in place of tuition, and additional allowances for books and fees if you should qualify. For more information, visit Army ROTC Scholarships.

Navy ROTC Scholarships

Join the NROTC for the multiple scholarships available, including 2-, 3-, and 4-year scholarships. Visit Navy ROTC Scholarships for more information!

Miss Kansas USA / Miss Kansas Teen USA

Are your sights set on the stars? Step onto the stage that can pave the way for the rest of your life as we bring together women from across the state of Kansas. This is the coveted crown that inspires young women to claim their beauty and voice! Apply now, You could be the next MISS USA or MISS TEEN USA. State/National Scholarship. For more information, visit Miss Kansas Teen USA.

Redfin Scholarship

Redfin Scholarship will provide $2,500 to a legal U.S. resident who is graduating high school or a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college attending an accredited university or college. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The scholarship application period will occur twice yearly from November 1-January 31 and May 1 - July 31 of each year. Please visit Redfin Scholarship for scholarship details and judging criteria.

College Covered - Scholarship Sweepstakes

Scholarship Sweepstakes - Students can enter to win a $5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award. We are giving away a total of $100,000 in scholarships to 40 individuals. Parents of eligible students can enter to win on behalf of their student. CollegeCovered.com/Assist