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 Covereda 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 [email protected] or visit their website at Lang Diesel IncTechUp 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.  Website


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.


Scholarship Sweepstakes

Scholarship Sweepstakes - Beginning mid-March, students can enter to win a $2,500 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award. We are giving away a total of $100,000 in scholarships to 40 individuals. New for 2017 - Parents of eligible students can enter to win on behalf of their student. CollegeCovered.com/Assist



 

APRIL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Saline County Farm Bureau Association Scholarship

In 2023 the Board awarded $2,000 scholarships to four very deserving area students. The Board of Directors for Saline County Farm Bureau Association examines every application, and they make their decision based on several factors but most importantly on student need. Most scholarship funds will continue to be given to students pursuing a career in Agriculture, however, since 2006 we’ve been awarding funds to students pursuing a variety of academic interests and the only requirement for the scholarship is that they, or their parents, are a Saline County Farm Bureau member. Return applications back to the Saline County Farm Bureau, 2740 Belmont Blvd., Suite B, Salina, Kansas 67401, or email to [email protected] by April 1, 2024  Scholarship Application


Kansas Seed Industry Scholarship

The Kansas Seed Industry is offering a $1,000 scholarship. Scholarship Application. Deadline: Applications must be received by April 1, 2024.


Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Contest

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.  Entry forms and essays must be submitted by April 1, 2024.  Details and entry form is available at Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship.


Kansas County Clerks & Election Officials' Association Scholarship

Saline County Clerk and Election Officer Jamie Doss is calling on high school seniors and college freshmen in Saline County to take advantage of a valuable educational opportunity offered by the Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association (KCCEOA). The association is set to award 10 to 12 scholarships, each valued at $500, to support Kansas students in their higher education journey.  Recognizing the importance of academic achievement and the burden of college expenses, these scholarships aim to make higher education more accessible and affordable for students.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the KCCEOA May meeting, and Jamie Doss will personally contact any recipients from Saline County. This scholarship is open to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must plan to major in Journalism, Political Science, Communications, or Business at a Kansas college/university. For application details visit: http://www.kcceoa.org/scholarship Deadline: April 5, 2024.  Application Form 


Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Award Scholarships

Three high school seniors from the Kansas Plains (all counties in Kansas except Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, and Wyandotte) will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships. These awards are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion, and respect for their peers, teachers, and community — values of the BBB.  The application guide with complete instructions and required forms can be accessed at Student of Integrity Award Scholarships. Application portal open until April 5,2024. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.  For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Josh Planos at 402-206-8276 or [email protected] 


Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship

The Salina Court will award one $500 scholarship to a Salina Catholic female student entering college in the Fall of 2024.  The applicant must be a member of a Salina Catholic Church.  An essay of approximately 500 words typed and double spaced, entitled "How has my Catholic Faith strengthened my life and how will it enhance my decisions as a college student?"  The essay must be submitted with the cover sheet.  Letters of recommendation from the applicant's Pastor and CYO Pastor/Sponsor (if the applicant is a CYO member).  If not a CYO member, they can ask their School Counselor for a letter of recommendation.  Application must be received no later than April 15, 2024


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - Geary Riley Saline Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Geary Riley Saline Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has established a scholarship fund. This scholarship is for three African American female high school seniors, who wish to enroll in a degree-granting program on a full–time basis at any accredited college or university. The scholarship will be awarded to the most well-rounded candidates based on academic achievements, community service, and financial need. Candidates must hold a GPA of 2.75 or better. Candidates must be actively involved in the community. Community involvement may include civic and/or church activities. We are seeking deserving students to receive scholarships in the amount of up to $1000 each. We are awarding scholarships to qualifying students to attend an accredited college, university, or technical school. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 15, 2024. Any questions about the scholarship application procedures should be directed to [email protected] and/or mailing address: Geary Riley Saline Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. c/o Scholarship and Awards Committee PO Box 291 Junction City, Kansas 66441.  Scholarship Application


John Cowan Memorial Scholarship

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: 1. Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a post-secondary educational institution within the State of Kansas. 2. Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in a Geography-based profession. 3. 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. Apply online at John Cowan Memorial Scholarship. Deadline is April 15, 2024.


NAIFA of the Heartland Scholarship

The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of the Heartland exists to serve its members and the community, to improve the business environment, enhance professional skills and promote the ethical conduct of individual members to better assist the public in achieving financial security and independence.  NAIFA of the Heartland will award a one-time $1,000 scholarship to a student in any KS county in which we have a member of our association in good standing. See Application Details to apply.  The deadline is April 15, 2024


Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House

Smurthwaite is a wonderful community of women who work to build each other up. Throughout the year, we hold events, big and small, to foster our community. We are also the least expensive residence hall at K-State, and in addition to our low price, we offer on-site parking and free black-and-white printing. In exchange for low rates, Smurthwaite residents participate in weekly cleaning and desk duties. Smurthwaite residents also complete a list of requirements throughout the year. More information about Smurthwaite and the application can be found on our webpage.  Our priority deadline for applications is March 31, 2024, and our final deadline is April 15, 2024. 


AED - Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship

In an effort to increase interest in the areas of Heavy Equipment Repair and Diesel Mechanics as a career, the Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors (KCAED), has developed a scholarship for students with an interest in pursuing post-secondary education in either of these fields. Four $1000 Scholarships to students pursuing a certificate or associate's degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair. The recipients are chosen based on their interest in entering these fields with a GPA of 2.5 or a GED of 260. Selection is based on the individual's general aptitude and personal traits that are conducive to success in these fields of study. To remain eligible, the recipient must be enrolled full-time starting the fall semester. This scholarship is renewable! Scholarship Application. Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors, Attention: Jennifer Orr, 638 W 39th ST, P.O. Box 419264, Kansas City MO 64141 Phone: 816 561 5323. Application deadline: April 30, 2024


Andrew Flushe Scholarship

Andrew Flushe Scholarship will award 2 $500 scholarships: to be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) be a high school senior who has been accepted into a college, university, or trade school or B) students who are currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school. The Andrew Flushe Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem. For the application process and video criteria please visit Andrew Flushe Scholarship.  Deadline: April 30, 2024



 

MAY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

2023 Dunbar Scholarship

The Dunbar Alumni Association/Robert C. Caldwell Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dunbar School and the late Robert C. Caldwell, who was a former teacher and Principal at Dunbar School and was one of the founding members of our association. The purpose of our scholarship program is to continue the legacy of Dunbar School and to support future generations who are decedents of Dunbar School and other students who want to further their education. A unique aspect of our scholarship program is that students who receive our scholarship must attend our Dunbar School Reunion Banquet. This year it will take place on July 22, 2023, at the Homewood Suites Hotel. Scholarship recipients are expected to read their Dunbar legacy essay that was submitted with their application. The deadline for submitting the scholarship application for consideration is May 1, 2023.  Applications received after the deadline will not be eligible. For information on the scholarship go to our website: Dunbar School or contact Dunbar Alumni Association Scholarship Committee member Dr. Jennifer J. Gordon at [email protected]


Ellevation Education Scholarship

Ellevation has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Up to ten (10) $2,000 one-time awards will be granted.  Applicants of the Ellevation Education Scholarship Program must: 1) Be a high school senior who has been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education.  2) Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.  Application Deadline:  May 12, 2024


B. Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all high school seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time. Award: $1,000. To apply visit the B. Davis Scholarship. Application Deadline: May 21, 2024 



 

SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Boys/Girls State-Samsung American Legion Scholarships

Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. Application deadline: June 1, 2024. To apply visit: Scholarships


2024 Immigrant Heritage Scholarships

The application period for the 2024 Immigrant Heritage Scholarships (#IHS2020) opens on March 31, 2024.  There are at least four (4) single-payment undergraduate scholarships up for grabs for Kansas’ graduating immigrant high school seniors! 1st Place: $2,500 • 2nd Place: $1,500 • 3rd Place: $1,000 • 1st Runner Up: $500. To be considered for #IHS2020, all candidates must comply with the following scholarship application requirements: 1. A Resume and Written Statement that highlights the candidate’s abilities, skills, academic accomplishments. personal achievements, school involvement, community involvement, interests, goals, etc; 2. A copy of the candidate’s Kansas High School Diploma and final Certified Transcript for the scholarship year; 3. Proof of the candidate’s Foreign Birth and Photo ID (e.g. Photo ID + Birth certificate; Passport; Resident Card); 4. The candidate’s College Acceptance Letter for the scholarship year (Fall 2020); 5. POSTMARK all application requirements by June 1, 2024, addressed to: Immigration Law / IHS2020 Entry P.O. Box 49462, Wichita, KS 67201. 


Sig Ep Balanced Man Scholarship

SigEp knows that the transition for graduating high school seniors to college can be tough, and the cost of college can create even more stress. We want to do our part to help. With college around the corner, we wanted to make sure you and the students you work with know that we have more than $300,000 in scholarship opportunities at over 140 campuses nationwide. To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students should submit an online application and enroll full-time at any of these institutions for the Fall 2024 term (no essay required). Final deadlines vary by school, but the early application deadline for most scholarships is June 1, 2024. Applicants have no obligation to affiliate with or join SigEp to be eligible. This resource is intended to assist with college affordability while introducing students to campus life opportunities.


Schoolhouse Connection Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program

Schoolhouse Connection is one of the nation’s only national scholarship programs specifically serving youth that have experienced homelessness. The goal of our program is to provide financial assistance, staff, and peer support to ensure that youth are successful in getting to and through higher education and into the workforce. Use this toolkit to promote the Scholarship Program, encourage student applications, and feel confident in communicating the benefits of this program to college-bound students. This is a $2,500 scholarship for students attending a four-year, community college or trade school for the first time in 2025. The application deadline is June 1, 2024. Scholarship Link


OCCK - More Than You Think Scholarship

OCCK, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its More Than You Think Scholarship for 2023. The new scholarship was established as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of OCCK in 2020. The More Than You Think Scholarship recognizes and honors students in north central Kansas from Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth or Dickinson Counties, who have a disability and are looking to further their education by enrolling in some type of post-secondary learning opportunity (college, university, community college, vocational school, cosmetology school, etc.)  Any type of credentialed program will be considered. To apply, applicants must complete the Scholarship Application or contact Janae Cramer at [email protected] or 785-827-9383 and include two letters of reference.  Applications are due June 5, 2023. Multiple winners may be selected in amounts up to $500 each. For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit www.occk.com 


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award ($1,000) within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: [email protected]. Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Visit Abbott & Fenner for application and additional information. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2024.


Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program: 1,020 scholarships awarded, with a maximum award amount of $2,500. Scholarship criteria include high school completion by the spring of 2022, Pell eligibility, enrollment by Fall 2024 with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and U.S. citizenship. Interested applicants can visit: Horatio Alger beginning March 2024. The first priority deadline will be June 15, 2024.


Big Sun Scholarship

You must be a student-athlete that is planning on playing sports in college is eligible for this scholarship. The award amount $500. Visit Big Sun Scholarship to learn how to apply. Application deadline: June 19, 2024


Beacon Scholarship for Rural America

Carrot-Top Industries, Inc., a leading flag and patriotic products retailer wants to help rural low-income high school students as they prepare for college. We offer the Beacon® Scholarship every year in the Spring (one $1,000 scholarship) and Fall Semester (two $1,000 scholarships) to help your students with college expenses so they can focus on their educational goals. Scholarship Website For more information, contact: Tina Williamson [email protected]. Deadline: June 30, 2024  


Kansas American Legion Scholarships

In an effort to make scholarships more conveniently accessible, all Kansas American Legion Scholarships are posted on the website: Kansas American Legion. Click on the "Scholarships" icon then select which scholarship(s) you wish to view and print. Application deadline: July 15, 2024



 

SEPTEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Dane G. Hansen Scholarship

Students interested in qualifying for the DANE G. HANSEN Leaders of Tomorrow, Hansen Scholar, or Hansen Student Scholarships can sign up to take the Hansen Scholarship Academic Test. Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or better (unweighted) and an ACT composite score of 23 or higher. The student should be an active participant in extracurricular school and community activities, display good citizenship, leadership, and moral integrity. The sign-up deadline is Wednesday, September 6, 2023.  Be on the lookout for an email from Mr. Allen for instructions on how to sign up for the Scholarship Academic Test. The Scholarship Academic Test will be given Wednesday, September 13, 2023 (1 pm - 4 pm) at the Salina Hilton Garden Inn.   


The Gates Scholarship (TGS)

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households.  Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.  Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.  To apply students must be: a high school senior, from at least one of the following ethnicities (African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American), pell-eligible, a US citizen, national, or permanent resident, in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  A student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US-accredited, not-for-profit, private, or public college or university.  Students can apply online at The Gates Scholarship. Deadline to apply is September 15, 2023.


Nike HSI Scholarship Program

The Nike HSI Scholarship Program Application is now open and closes on September 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT. The Nike HSI Scholarship Program is designed to empower young leaders who currently attend a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).  An HSI is an institution of higher education with an undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. Please reference the latest US Department of Education NCES list to confirm if an institution is designated as an HSI. Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $10,000, based on demonstrated financial need. 1) Must be of Hispanic heritage. 2) Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).  3) Currently enrolled full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university that is officially designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) – as defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965. For more information, visit the US Department of Education NCES list.  Phase I of the Nike HSI Scholarship Program application is now open and closes on Friday, September 15, 2023, 5:00 PM PT.


P.E.O. Star Scholarship

Salina Area Scholarship for Women is seeking qualified students who meet the following criteria: exhibit excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academic and potential for future success, senior in high school, minimum GPA of 3.0, a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada, and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada. Students may apply through the website at P.E.O. Star Scholarship. Applications must be submitted by September 18, 2023 Qualified students will be notified of their selection for an interview by September 21, 2023, with interviews to occur on Friday, September 27, 2023. The P.E.O. Star Scholarship provides a $2500 award to high school senior women who wish to pursue post-secondary education.


SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Scholarship

Kansas Seniors:  Compete in SAFE Speaks.  The Kansas Sheriffs' Association will provide $1,000 scholarships to the winners.  Prepare a 10-minute presentation on a topic related to driving safely.  You will be assigned a time on October 4th or 5th to give the presentation via Zoom and answer questions from a panel of judges.  Winners will be selected and announced on October 13, 2023. Apply by September 29, 2023.  Scholarship Form


Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is a scholarship open to almost all learners. This scholarship is sponsored by Digital Responsibility, an organization started by Silicon Valley tech workers who aim to “share with young people the personal and public consequences of technology.”  You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, or a student entering college or graduate school of any level. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.  Visit:  Don’t Text & Drive for application and details.  Deadline:  September 30, 2023



 

OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education

The Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education program recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in academics, technical competence, job skills and shows promise of continued achievement in those areas. If you are a current Senior and are interested in being nominated, please visit the Student Center. Nomination Applications are due to Mr. Allen by October 2, 2023.  All nominations must be postmarked on or before October 10, 2023.  Presidential Scholars for Career and Technical Education Program Information


Presidential Scholars Program

The Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors high school seniors who have demonstrated high achievement academically or in the arts.  If you are a current Senior with a GPA of 3.85 or above and have an ACT score of 30 or more and are interested in being nominated, please visit the Student Center. Nomination Applications are due to Mr. Allen by October 2, 2023.  All nominations must be postmarked on or before October 10, 2023.  Presidential Scholars Program Information


Coca Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools); U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees; Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application; Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution; Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. To apply, go to Coca Cola Scholars. Application deadline is October 2, 2023.


AES Scholarship

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. How to Apply: Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Amount of award: $500.00 Deadline for entry: October 8, 2023. Submit essay to AES Scholarship.  


Kansas Buffalo Association Scholarship

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 a field related to agriculture. The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application, provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay outlining their relationship/interest in bison and why they should receive the scholarship. 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. Applications and supporting materials are due by October 13, 2023The scholarship will be awarded at the 28th Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on December 2, 2023. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with representatives from the sponsoring organizations. The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November. Questions? Please contact Kevin Leslie at 913-908-7520 or e-mail [email protected].


WSU - Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering (WISE)

The WSU College of Engineering will host the annual Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering (WISE) Competition on Friday, November 17, 2023. At the WISE competition, 10 seniors will be awarded $28,000 each to study engineering at WSU. To compete in WISE, high school seniors must be admitted to WSU by October 15, 2023, complete the WISE application by November 1, 2023, declare a major in engineering, and meet ONE of the following: GPA of 3.5 (unweighted), minimum 27 ACT composite score, OR top 10% class ranking. Please visit Wallace Invitational for application and additional information.


Heisman High School Scholarship

The Heisman High School Scholarship continues the legacy of the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship, a program created in 1994 by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in partnership with The Heisman Trophy Trust. The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures but to improve the communities and world around them.  Visit Heisman High School Scholarship to apply.  Deadline: October 17, 2023


Dane G. Hansen Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Applicants for the Dane G. Hansen Career and Technical Education Scholarship must submit to the Hansen Foundation a completed application form and three personal letters of reference postmarked no later than October 20, 2023. Students can download the form online at Dane Hansen Foundation. Three letters of reference are due in the Foundation office by October 20, 2023. It is the student’s responsibility to see that reference letters are mailed to the Hansen Foundation.  One letter of reference must be submitted by either your high school counselor or principal. Recipients must enroll as full-time student in any career and technical education program in any Kansas School, as long as it does not lead to a four-year degree. 100 scholarships of $4,000 each are available to encourage students who seek competence through career and technical education. 


DAR Good Citizens & Scholarship Program

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students. United States citizenship is not required. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of: Dependability: truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality and being worthy of trust Service: cooperation, courtesy, and contributing to the welfare of others Leadership: personality, self-control, ability to assume responsibility, ability to inspire others, and a decision-maker Patriotism: devotion to and support of one’s country, supporting service members and veterans, working for causes. that make one’s community stronger, and appreciating the cultural and historic importance of America’s unique population. Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen. Each school’s DAR Good Citizen receives a DAR Good Citizen pin, certificate and wallet recognition card. This student is eligible, if he/she wishes, to enter the DAR Good Citizens scholarship contest. The DAR Good Citizens scholarship contest consists of two parts. Part I consists of the student describing how they have manifested the qualities of a good citizen. This part may be completed at home and is to be submitted together with a grade transcript and two letters of recommendation. Part II is a timed essay to be administered under the supervision of a faculty or DAR member. It must be completed at one sitting, within a two-hour time limit, and without assistance, using only a dictionary. Each contest entry is evaluated by independent, non-DAR judges. The winning entry is advanced through state, divisional and national levels of judging.  Deadline:  October 27, 2023  Scholarship Contest Instructions


Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition

Voice of Democracy 2023-24 Theme "What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?" patriotic audio essay competition with a grand prize: $30,000 scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12 who submit their original 3-5 minutes' essay on an audio CD or flash drive by October 31, 2023. For more information, students may visit VFW or pick up an application with rules and regulations in the Student Center.



 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

WSU - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI)

The Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) is one of the largest undergraduate scholarships awarded in Kansas. This year through the DSI process we will award three $64,000 scholarships to attend Wichita State University in the fall of 2024. This year, the competition will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023. The criteria for this year is: 1) 3.5 or higher unweighted GPA, or 27 (or higher) ACT (1210 SAT equivalent) or rank in the top ten percent of their high school class. 2) Must submit application materials to WSU by October 15, 2023) Submit the scholarship application by 11:59 pm on November 1, 2023. To apply, go to: DSI Application 


2023 State Masonic Public School Essay Contest

Any Junior or Senior attending a Kansas public high school is eligible to participate in this essay contest in order to win cash prizes including 1st place, $4000, 2nd place, $3000, 3rd place, $2000, 4th place $1000, and 4 Honorable Mention for $500 each. Essays must be submitted to the Local Lodge (Masonic Lodge, 143 S 3rd, Salina, KS 67401) on or before November 1, 2023. Visit Masonic Foundation for contest rules and to download required forms. Essay Brochure 2023 


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships (National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,000 per year) to the highest-rated applicants in the 2024 competition. The 2024 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The 2024 MVS application deadline is November 13, 2023. Students can apply online by visiting Elks or Elks MVS Scholarship.  Students should choose Salina Elks Lodge #718 as their sponsoring Lodge.  For questions, contact Mary Ann Tanking at [email protected].


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship is a scholarship program that aims to support high-achieving high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need. Each year, 40 Jack Kent Cooke Scholars are selected and receive funding for four years of college. This funding includes tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees. For details and application, visit Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.  You can apply online through the Common App.  Application Deadline: November 16, 2023


Schoolhouse Connection Youth Scholarship Connection

Schoolhouse Connection provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.  Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.  Ten $2,000 scholarships will be awarded as well as a trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included).  Applicants must have been born on or after October 1, 2000.  Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the 2022-23 school year.  Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply.  Visit Schoolhouse Connection for details and scholarship application.  Deadline:  November 24, 2023


Andrew Flushe Scholarship

Andrew Flushe Scholarship $500, 2 awards, deadline November 30, 2023, and June 30, 2024: to be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) be a high school senior who has been accepted into a college, university, or trade school or B) students who are currently enrolled in a college, university or trade school. The Andrew Flushe Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem. For application process and video criteria please visit Andrew Flushe Scholarship.



 

DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Physics Teachers

Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Physics Teachers $2,000, 5 awards, deadline December 1, 2023: to be eligible for the scholarship a student must A) be a senior in high school, B) be a high school senior planning to pursue a career in teaching physics in high school, C) be a citizen of the US. Applications can be found by going to Barbara Lotze Scholarship.


Kansas State University Scholarship Deadline

December 1, 2023, is the priority deadline for incoming freshman students to submit the Kansas State University scholarship application for the following fall semester. KSU also offers test-optional awards that do not require applicants to submit their ACT/SAT scores. Get started: KSU Application


University of Kansas Scholarship Deadline

Students who apply by December 1, 2023, are automatically considered for thousands of dollars in scholarships. Visit: KU Application


Wichita State University Scholarship Priority Deadline

The priority deadline for Freshman Merit scholarships at Wichita State University is December 1, 2023. Submit a complete admission application by this deadline. December 1, 2023: Admission Deadline for Merit Scholarship consideration.  Get started: WSU Application 


K-State Salina Tenfold Scholars Program

K-State Salina is committed to the academic goals of outstanding students and will be offering the first-ever valedictorian scholarship in Kansas. The Tenfold Scholarship will provide 10 exceptional students annually with tuition, room and board, and a new laptop!  Top students are encouraged to start the process early; eligible recipients must follow these requirements: 1) Apply to K-State Salina and submit a supplemental Tenfold Scholarship application by the December 1, 2023 priority deadline of your senior year of high school. 2) Must be named valedictorian of a Kansas public or private high school by April 1 of your senior year. 3) A school official must verify student's rank and overall good standing. 4) Must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.95 and a minimum score of 32 on the ACT or 1420 on the SAT. 4) Complete an onsite interview at K-State Salina and provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Visit Tenfold Scholars Program for more information and application.


The Hagan Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship is now available to students attending ALL public high schools located in the U.S. that are governed by a school district. This is a scholarship you will want to inform your students about, especially your highest achieving goal-driven students having the greatest financial need. The Hagan Scholarship is a need-based merit scholarship providing each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free, by providing up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters. After graduation from college, Hagan Scholars can apply for a four-semester extension of the scholarship to attend graduate school, receiving $6,000 each semester.  The Application Deadline is December 1, 2023. The link will be removed at that time.  Visit Hagan Scholarship for details.


Rudd Foundation Scholarship

The Rudd Scholarship is a Kansas program for Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant and gives preference to first-generation and underrepresented students. The Rudd Scholarship is a competitive, 4-year award designed to pay any remaining costs associated with tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board after accounting for all other grants, scholarships, and financial awards. It can be applied only towards studies at either Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, or Wichita State University for full-time students in pursuit of an undergraduate degree provided a student maintains the renewal criteria below. Selection is based on the aptitude to succeed at the collegiate level, graduate in 4 years, and be a productive and contributing member of their chosen profession, their community, and society as a whole. Eligibility: Must be a US Citizen, 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, graduating high school in 2024, and will enroll full-time in the fall. Demonstrated financial need (Pell-eligible). Must be admitted and will attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, Kansas State University, or Wichita State University. Preference is given for first-generation, underrepresented students at each college institution. Application opens October 1, 2023, and closes December 1, 2023.  Apply online at Rudd Foundation Scholarship Application


National Space Club Scholarship

National Space Club Scholarship $15,000 - 1 Award, deadline December 4, 2023: to be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) be a senior in high school, B) have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited US college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests, C) the applicant can only use the $15,000 scholarship towards tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications can be found by going to National Space Club Scholarship.


Burger King Scholars

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 - $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary school. Based on GPA, work experience, and extra-curricular activities. Application is open from October 15, 2023 to December 15, 2023. Visit Burger King Scholars.


Equitable Excellence Scholarship

The Equitable Excellence Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000, and $25,00 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community, or the workplace. Apply online at Equitable Excellence Scholarship. The 2024 program will be accepting applications from October 1, 2023, until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 18, 2023, whichever comes first.



 

JANUARY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Doris and Ralph Klose Scholars Day - WSU

The Wichita State University College of Applied Studies announces the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholars Day for high school seniors who declare a major in math or science teacher education at Wichita State University. Winners of the scholarship will be offered a financial aid package that may include various scholarships. The Klose Scholarship, up to $20,000, covers the average cost of tuition books and fees during their junior and senior year. Requirements: High School Senior, Minimum 3.5 gpa, ACT Composite Score of 24 or higher, Top 10% of Class, Declare major in math or science teacher education program and Submit application materials to WSU by January 1, 2024. Competition interviews: January 2024. Application Deadline: January 1, 2024Scholarship Application


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute awards more than $1 million in college scholarships to exceptional student leaders each year. High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2024 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient.  Applications for the 2024 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program are accepted until January 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm CST.


KSU - Acacia Fraternity Scholarship

The Kansas State Chapter of Acacia Fraternity is offering one $3,000 Leadership scholarship and two $1000 scholarships to incoming male freshmen at KSU.  Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of merit as displayed in the application process as well as an interview, which will be scheduled later in the spring.  The priority deadline for applications will be December 15, 2023 at 11:59pm.  Applications will be accepted until January 7, 2024 at 11:59pm.  The application can be found and submitted online at Acacia Fraternity.


APIA - Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship

The APIA General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S.-accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. Opens September 13, 2023 - Closes January 9, 2024, at 5:00 pm EST. National Scholarship. For more information, visit APIA Website.


Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Show leadership potential; Demonstrate a dedication to community service; Present evidence of financial need; Be a Minority student and 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; Application deadline: January 10, 2024


Margaret Van Horn Scholarship

Funds for the Margaret Van Horn Scholarship have been allocated in the amount of $300 by members of the Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP). 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. Application is to be completed online or printed and typed for submission (handwritten applications will be disqualified). Submit current "official' high school/college/technical school transcript(s) (with GPA). Submit a one-page typed essay, "Why I am Choosing an Education or Business-Related Career or Vocation.' The application must be signed. The completed application with enclosures must be submitted by email or postmarked by Friday, January 12, 2024. The application with instructions and criteria can be accessed at Margaret Van Horn Scholarship. 


U.S. JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities, or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient's choice. Applications must come from high school students from States that have a US JCI Senate program (see link below "State Contact Information") and are U.S. Citizens graduating from U.S. accredited schools. This may include state-approved home school and state-approved GED programs, cyber schools, and overseas U.S.-approved schools. For more information, please visit their website at US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship. Applications must be postmarked no later than January 19, 2024. Please plan accordingly.


Kenneth R. Rearwin Scholarship

The Kenneth R. Rearwin Scholarship is available to Salina South and Salina Central Seniors who will be attending a university, junior college, or technical/vocational school within the state of Kansas during the Fall of 2024. It is Mr. Rearwin's preference to help students with approximately a "B' average GPA span 3.0-3.69 who have good moral character and have been actively involved in school and community activities. Applications along with three reference forms are due to Mr. Allen by Friday, January 26, 2024.  Application and forms are available in the Student Center or you can use the Fillable Forms: Rearwin Application   Rearwin Reference Form.


Salina Education Foundation - LIFT Scholarship

The LIFT program is designed to encourage talented students to enter the teaching profession and teach in the Salina Public Schools (USD 305). Recipients sign an agreement to complete the program of study leading to a teaching degree and to teach one year for each year of recipient support. Recipients receive up to $5,000 each academic year and the loan may be received for four years (in a five-year degree program). Graduate work can be funded if it is required for initial certification. In order to be eligible to apply to the LIFT program, each recipient must: be a Saline County resident or work for or attend a Saline County School, enroll or plan to enroll in a qualified undergraduate program or graduate program leading to initial certification, and submit completed application with all required documents by January 31, 2024, no later than 4:45 PM. For more information and to apply please visit LIFT Scholarship Application.


Kansas Contractors Association Scholarship

The Kansas Contractors Association is offering scholarships ranging from $500 to $2500 for any student enrolled or intending to enroll for the 2024-2025 school year in a construction management, construction science, construction engineering technology, or related field of study at an accredited Kansas university, community college or technical college.  For eligibility and application information, go to KCA Application.  Application must be received by January 31, 2024.



  

FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Optimist International Essay Contest

Optimist International Essay Contest sponsors three scholarship contests for students to earn money to pursue opportunities in higher education: the communication contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the Essay contest, and the Oratorical Contest. The contests are conducted at the Club level, then Zone and Regional, and at the District level. District-level scholarships are funded by the Optimist International Foundations and awarded by Optimist International. Students must be under age 18 and must show proof of age. The topic for this year's essay is "Optimism: How It Connects Us" The rules for typing the essay can be found in the contest rules, Section III on the website: Optimist International. The deadline for entering the essay is Thursday, February 1, 2024. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at 760 Highland Ave., Salina, KS 67401. Please email Jaylynn Anders at [email protected] or contact your school counselor with additional questions.


Rural Voices Youth Contest

The 2023-2024 Rural Voices Youth Contest gives eligible high school seniors the opportunity to win $1000. Students must write an essay or create a short video reflective of this year's theme "Rural Kansas...Success Through Innovation". Students may complete the online registration and submit written or video entry electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2024. Visit Rural Voices Youth Contest for more information.


Delta Theta Chi Sorority Scholarship

Delta Theta Chi National Education Sorority is offering a scholarship that is available to any high school student. Applications for three scholarships, in the amount of $1,600 each, are being accepted by DELTA THETA CHI SORORITY, a national non-collegiate educational sorority starting November 1, 2023. These scholarships are awarded annually to students of promise and distinction. Requirements call for all of the applicants to reside in the United States, or a Territory of the United States, and have the following: a high scholastic average, evidence of financial need, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college, and submit an application form, with attachments as specified by the National Executive Council, which are listed on the application. Applicants: All applications must be completed and postmarked by February 1, 2024, in order for the winning applicants to be notified by May 2024. You can obtain an application from this Scholarship page. All applications must be submitted through a local Delta Theta Chi Chapter. I have attached a map of where different counties will need to send their application. All applications must be submitted through a local Delta Theta Chi Chapter. If you have any questions, you can email Cathie Barber: [email protected].


Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships

Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship – High school seniors can complete to be considered for a Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship.  The application is available on the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation websiteIt is very important that students complete all sections of the application, obtain required signatures and letters of support, and submit the complete application to the PO Box provided on the application by the February 1, 2024 deadline.


DSO Electric Cooperative Scholarship

DSO Electric Cooperative, Inc. will award many $1,000 scholarships to its members or their dependents pursuing higher education in Kansas in 2023. Available to current high school seniors and all college students who are dependents of active DSO members. Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Application Deadline: February 2, 2024Application Form 


Ivy A. Monk Scholarship Trust Program

Ivy A. Monk Scholarship Trust Program sponsored by UMB Bank is for high school seniors from designated schools in Dickinson, Ottawa, and Saline counties in Kansas who have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year. Apply at Ivy Monk Scholarship. The deadline is February 5, 2024.


Salina Family Healthcare Foundation Scholarship

Salina Health Education Foundation (SHEF) – the parent company for Salina Family Healthcare Center (SFHC) and Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program (SHFMRP) – is proud to open the SFHC Scholarship fund for applications, for the first time since its creation earlier this year. This scholarship program honors former Board and Finance Committee members’ dedicated service to SHEF. This scholarship will grant approximately $500 to student(s) planning to enter the practice of medicine, dentistry, behavioral health, pharmacy, optometry, healthcare ancillary services, or healthcare administration in the State of Kansas. People sixteen years of age or older who want to enter the healthcare profession in the state of Kansas are eligible. “We would like to thank those Board and Finance Committee Members who have volunteered their time to build SHEF into the strong, impactful organization that it is today,” said Dr. Robert Kraft, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer. “Their legacy will help future healthcare leaders in Kansas make contributions of their own in the field and in the lives of hundreds or even thousands of patients.” Those interested in acquiring a degree in the healthcare field can visit SFHC Foundation Scholarship Application to apply. The scholarship application will close on February 14, 2024.


Todd "Moose" Moss Memorial Scholarship

A one-time award of $500 shall be awarded to a Salina South High School football and softball student-athlete who exemplifies exceptional leadership, scholarship, and citizenship traits.  This scholarship award is in memory of Todd "Moose" Moss who playted for the Cougars from 1986-1989 and was a great leader both on and off the field.  All documents must be submitted to Mr. Allen by February 15, 2024Scholarship Information


Kansas American Legion Scholarships

In an effort to make scholarships more conveniently accessible, all Kansas American Legion Scholarships are posted on the website: American Legion. Click on "Scholarships" icon then select which scholarship(s) you wish to view and print.  Deadline:  February 15, 2024 


Alma Olson & Michael T. Olson Scholarship

Alma Olson & Michael T. Olson Scholarship is available for students attending North Central Kansas Technical College and provides varying amounts of aid. Applicants must plan on obtaining a degree in one or more of the building trades (electrician, bricklayer, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning, etc.) Applicants need not have graduated from high school or attained a specific GPA. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Booker T. Washington Scholarship

The Booker T. Washington scholarship is for students graduating from any Saline County high school. One new $500 scholarship will be awarded. This scholarship is eligible for renewal for up to three years. Applicants must be an African-American student who has graduated or currently qualifies for graduation from any Saline County High school and be accepted to attend any accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must be of good character. Applicants must submit a resume or a list of community and school activities, honors, recognition(s) received (if any), employment, and volunteer activities. Applicants must submit an essay outlining why they want to pursue their education beyond high school. All other criteria being equal, awards will be based on the highest GPA and on financial need. Application opens November 1, 2023. The application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Florence Evelyn Westhoff Scholarship

The Florence Evelyn Westhoff Scholarship was established to assist students with ties to the University United Methodist Church, Salina, KS. Applicants should be connected with, but not necessarily members of, the University United Methodist Church (UUMC), Salina, Kansas. Applicants must be Salina area residents eligible for graduation or a graduate from a Salina area high school or have a GED. Applicants must be accepted to any accredited post-secondary institution. Scholarships will be awarded based on need. If there are no applicants associated with UUMC, the scholarship may be awarded to a student attending Kansas Wesleyan University. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Frances E. Curtis  NAACP Scholarship

The Frances E. Curtis NAACP Scholarship was established to assist students with ties to the NAACP-Salina. Applicant must be eligible for graduation or have graduated from a high school located within Dickinson, Ottawa or Saline Counties. Applicant must be accepted for admission to an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicant must be active in or have a close family member active in NAACP-Salina. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicant must submit an application, including an essay and letters of recommendation. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Jeanne B. Marts Scholarship

The Jeanne B. Marts Scholarship was established to provide assistance to Salina area students who are intending to major in elementary or secondary education. Applicant is in good standing qualifying for graduation from a Saline County High School. Applicant has a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Applicant is involved in extra-curricular activities. Applicant demonstrated leadership in school or community activities. Applicant is accepted to an accredited college with an intended major of elementary or secondary education. Applicants must submit a 1-page essay on what they value in life and how continued education will contribute to that pursuit. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Orpha J. & Ernest Milbradt Scholarship

The Orpha J. & Ernest Milbradt Scholarship was established to assist students attending KSU or KU. One new $500 scholarship will be awarded. This scholarship is eligible for annual renewal for up to three years. Applicants must attend either KSU or KU. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must have participated with success in extracurricular school activities (e.g., forensics, music, athletics, etc.). Applicants must have exhibited a strong sense of community involvement (volunteer activities, church activities, etc.). All merit criteria being the same, awards will be based on need. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Wally Beets-John Marino Scholarship

This scholarship honors two individuals who displayed great devotion to the Salina Country Club, its members and the employees; Wally Beets, an accomplished golfer, teacher and Golf Professional and John Marino a devoted and proficient General Manager. This scholarship is open to any Salina Area High School Senior/Graduate. Applicants currently are or have been employed by the Salina Country Club within the 24 previous months. Applicants must be eligible to attend or are currently attending any accredited post-secondary school. Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher, or another adult for whom the applicant has studied or worked - outside of the Salina Country Club. Applicant should display strong characteristics in one or more areas including: leadership, community service, extra-curricular school activities, or employment. All merit criteria being the same, the primary basis for awarding scholarships will be student financial need. All applicants shall be judged on the merit of the application with regard to the criteria outlined above, and no special preference shall be given to applicants because they may be members of the Salina Country Club. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Linda K. Freeland Early Childhood Education Scholarship

The Linda K. Freeland Early Childhood Education Scholarship was established to assist any Saline County high school graduating senior pursuing a major in early childhood education. Preference will be given to graduates of Salina Central or Salina South. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.5. Must be accepted to an accredited college with an intended major of early childhood education. Applicants will need to submit an essay that states why they have chosen to major in early childhood education. The amount of the scholarship varies. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Marcella Dowling Oakes Art Scholarship

The Marcella Dowling Oakes Art Scholarship was established to assist any Saline County high school graduating senior pursuing a degree in an art field (e.g. visual arts, fine arts education, digital/graphic arts, architecture or design). Applicants must have strong skill in drawing and submit up to three examples of their work that demonstrates their drawing capabilities. The work shall be representational to realism in nature, using traditional to contemporary 2-D medium (no relief art). Applicants will need to submit a personal statement about how they will utilize their drawing skills to accomplish their future career goals. In cases of equal merit, awards will be based on financial need. The amount of the scholarship varies. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Mary Olson & Viola Olson Gustafson Scholarship

Mary Olson & Viola Olson Gustafson Scholarship provides a varying amount of aid to students attending Cloud County Community College and plan to obtain a degree in nursing or a related medical field. Preference will be given to applicants who have attained grades that place them in the top quartile of their high school graduating class. Application opens November 1, 2023. Application deadline is February 15, 2024. To begin the application, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal.


David E. Freeland Scholarship

The David E Freeland Scholarship is available to Salina South or Salina Central seniors who plan to attend Kansas State University and major within the College of Business Administration with preference given to applicants intending to major in accounting.  Preference is given to applicants with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.5.  Applicants must submit an essay that states why they have chosen a major in the College of Business Administration.  Application opens November 1, 2023.  The application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Richard and Lou Ann Bergen Scholarship in the Creative Arts

Richard and Lou Ann Bergen Scholarship in the Creative Arts is available to High School seniors from Saline County interested in the creative arts (arts and humanities) either through their proposed area of study or extra-curricular Activities.  Preference will be given to students who plan to major or minor in the creative arts field.  Students must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and plan to attend 1 of the following four-year colleges: Bethany, Kansas City Art Institute, KSU, KWU, KU, or WSU.  Minimum $1,000 scholarship renewable annually.  Application opens November 1, 2023.  Application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Jody Fredrickson Nursing & Health Scholarship

The family and friends of Jody Fredrickson, desiring to continue her memory, established a scholarship to a student for the purpose of promoting continued education.  Preference is given to the nursing field, but all other health-related fields will be considered.  At least one minimum $500 scholarship.  Graduates or seniors qualified for graduation from a high school within the Dane G. Hansen Foundation service area, which is defined as the 26 counties in northwest Kansas north of I-70 and west of I-135/Hwy 81.  Applicant must be a graduate of or qualified for graduation from a high school within the Dane G. Hansen Foundation service area, which is defined as the 26 counties in northwest Kansas north of I-70 and west of I-135/Hwy 81. Preference will be given to applicants who are a graduate of or who are qualified from Decatur Community High School, Oberlin, KS. Applicant must plan to major in nursing or another health-related field, must be accepted for admission to a qualified post-secondary school, must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, must have demonstrated respect for students and citizens of the school and community, must have demonstrated leadership through active participation in school and community activities, must show reverence and concern for life, must have demonstrated a desire to achieve excellence by good school attendance, and will provide three letters of recommendation from a member of the clergy, an educator and a person of his/her choice.  Application opens November 1, 2023.  The application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


C.L. Clark Scholarship

C.L. Clark was a native Kansan.  Born in Paxico in 1908, he graduated from Washburn Law School in 1931 and practiced law for 53 years in Salina.  He and James P. Mize were the co-founders of the Salina law firm of Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered.  During his career, Mr. Clark was recognized as a leading banking, business, tax, and corporate attorney.  He was heavily involved in community activities, serving on the boards of numerous civic organizations, and he also served as Salina’s city attorney in the late 1940s and early 1950s.  Mr. Clark passed away in 2004 at the age of 96.  He was at one and the same time a very passionate and compassionate man, constantly championing the rights of minorities and the underprivileged.  This scholarship is given in the hopes that the recipients will use it to further not only their legal educations, but also the standards of excellence maintained by Mr. Clark on a daily basis for over half a century – legal skills, integrity, character, credibility, ethics, and compassion for the less fortunate.  The amount of scholarship varies.  Applicants must be attending law school at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law, may be first-year, second-year, or third-year students at either school, so long as they are full-time students making normal progress toward graduation, must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and if and to the extent possible, applicants must have graduated from a high school located in Saline County, Kansas.  Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to re-apply as part of the total applicant pool as long as they meet the above criteria.  Application opens November 1, 2023.  The application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


The Coyne Family Scholarship

Any person of immigrant parents in the USA, whether the parents have acquired citizenship or not, and whose parents have not had a college education or any professional certification, is eligible to apply for a scholarship.  Applicant must be a graduate or high school senior eligible for graduation, planning to pursue post-secondary education at a college, university, vocational, or technical school.  Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Students are eligible to reapply as part of the total applicant pool.  The amount of scholarship varies.  Application opens November 1, 2023.  The application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Donald A. Smischny Educator Scholarship

The Donald A. Smischny Educator Scholarship for $2,500 is for Kansas high school seniors, students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs, or current professionals pursuing a teaching career at USD 327 in Ellsworth, Kansas.  Applicants must be one of the following: A high school senior qualified for graduation from a high school in the state of Kansas planning to enter an accredited post-secondary institution as an undergraduate student; Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an accredited post-secondary institution; Have received a baccalaureate (B.A. or B.S.) or graduate (M.A. or M.S.) degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, and may or may not currently be employed as a K-12 teachers; or Currently serving as a K-12 teacher, planning to obtain additional certification or skill enhancement at an accredited institution. Degrees received or sought must be in education, or in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field. Applicants planning to or are currently attending a post-secondary institution must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). If the applicant is offered a scholarship, the applicant must commit to accepting a position at USD 327 with the expectation of serving USD 327 for a meaningful period of time depending upon personal and professional circumstances.  Application opens November 1, 2023.  The application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Larry and Millie Triplett Scholarship

The Larry and Millie Triplett Scholarship is for students in the Triplett Inc. service areas: Dickinson County, Ellis County, McPherson County, Russell County, Saline County, Sherman County, Thomas County, Trego County, and Wabaunsee County. Applicant must be a graduate or student in good standing qualifying for graduation from a Kansas high school in the following Triplett, Inc. service areas: Dickinson County, Ellis County, McPherson County, Russell County, Saline County, Sherman County, Thomas County, Trego County, and Wabaunsee County. Applicant must plan to enroll or be enrolled in a full-time course of study at a Kansas college, university, community college, or vocational/technical school in the academic year for which the scholarship is applied. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to qualify for the scholarship, however, this shall not be used as a determining factor. Applicant must be thirty years of age or younger at the beginning of the academic year for which a scholarship is applied. Applicant must demonstrate good work ethic and involvement including but not limited to academics, extracurricular activities, and employment by submitting the following items: Resume, Letter of recommendation, and Essay explaining how they spend their time outside of school. Applicants must submit personal statements addressing their plans after continuing their education. Preference shall be given to applicants who plan to return to a county in which Triplett, Inc., operates. Preference shall be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need. Recipients may receive this scholarship for a maximum of 8 semesters total. Application opens November 1, 2023.  The application deadline is February 15, 2024.  To begin the application process, create an account in the GSCF Scholarship Portal at GSCF Scholarship Portal.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF Application opens January 1st and allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with one application! Awards range from $500-$5,000 and may be used for the institution and major of choice. Create your MyHSF profile and get ready now, to apply for scholarships January 1st! Eligibility for the HSF Scholarship: 1) Must be of Hispanic heritage. 2) U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA). 3) 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. 4) Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year university in the fall of the desired scholarship year. 5) Complete FAFSA or Dream Act (if applicable). Deadline:  February 15, 2024.


Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship

The Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for female-identifying students who are accepted to the University of Kansas for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Kitchen 8 is an alumni group that founded this scholarship fund in honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Watkins who established the first scholarship hall for women in America.  Our fund is held and administered by Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. The Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship is an annual, renewable scholarship for students of all disciplines.  A minimum of 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need are required.  Awards are given at $4,000 per year.  This year, Kitchen 8 will give around $70,000 in scholarships.  Our website will open on December 1, 2022, and all applications must be received by February 15, 2024.  Interested students should apply at Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, click on "Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship"


Kansas American Legion Scholarships

In an effort to make scholarships more conveniently accessible, all Kansas American Legion Scholarships are posted on the website: Kansas American Legion. Click on "Scholarships" icon then select which scholarship(s) you wish to view and print. Application deadline: February 15, 2024.


Washburn University Leadership Scholarship

Direct from high school students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and an ACT score of 24 or higher.  Accepting a leadership scholarship commits a student to participate in Washburn University’s Leadership Institute.  This is an approximately $1,000 per year scholarship, renewable for up to four years.  Students will submit the scholarship application, personal resume highlighting leadership accomplishments, a typed leadership essay, and two letters of recommendation no later than February 28, 2024  Please visit Washburn University Leadership Scholarship for more information and to find the application materials.


Centriq Training - Scholarship

Centriq Training is excited to offer a $5,000 scholarship to their four-month TechSmart KC program. Any 2024 graduating senior who has taken at least one computer or technology class is eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2024. Students can visit Centriq Scholarship to apply.



 

MARCH SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

Earl Bane Foundation Scholarship

The Earl Bane Foundation is proud to announce the dates for the 2023 Earl Bane Scholarship program. Ten $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors graduating from high schools in Saline County. The scholarships are renewable for seven additional semesters if all the criteria are met. The total value of a scholarship could be $20,000.  The technical program scholarship is renewable for a total of 4 semesters, with a potential worth of $10,000.  The eligibility criteria are listed in the application form, however, demonstrating a strong work ethic and enterprising potential are most important. We are particularly interested in helping students who might not otherwise receive scholarships. For the fillable application, please click Earl Bane Scholarship Application.  Please be sure to download and save your work.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2024 and mailed to Earl Bane Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Salina, KS 67402-0201


Salina Noon Rotary Club Scholarship

The Salina Noon Rotary Club is offering scholarships to worthy Saline County High School graduates.  This year, we are offering scholarships up to $1,500. Financial need, leadership, scholarship, grade point average and community service are the criteria by which applicants will be judged. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship application shall consist of an application form, a Reference Questionnaire, a certified transcript of grades, and a signed Agreement of Understanding. Applications are available in Mr. Allen's office or you can print and complete the Application Packet. Scholarship applications need to be postmarked no later than Friday, March 1, 2024. 


Kansas Crime Stoppers Scholarship

The mission of Kansas Crime Stoppers, "Reaching Across Kansas to Stop Crime,' is implemented in many ways. We involve youth whenever possible in our local organizations. We further support the youth of Kansas by offering one high school senior a scholarship of $500. To apply for this award, a student must be a senior in good standing, and on target to graduate from an accredited Kansas high school. The application must include the attached Scholarship Form as well as a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or Crime Stoppers member with knowledge of the character and accomplishments of the student. In addition, the students must include an original essay describing their future goals and objectives. A non-returnable photo is requested for media purposes. All materials must be completed and received by March 1, 2024. The scholarship will be awarded on April 1, 2024. It is non-renewable. Payment will be made when Kansas Crime Stoppers receives evidence of enrollment as a full-time student (12 hours minimum) at an accredited Kansas institution of post-secondary education for the Fall semester of 2024.


GPACAC Student Scholarship

GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. Six scholarships of $1,000 are awarded each year. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees, and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice. GPACAC Scholarship Application  Deadline:  March 1, 2024


GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship

The 2024 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards one scholarship to a student in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees, and/or books. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April. This scholarship is a one-time award and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  Paul Max Service Scholarship Deadline:  March 1, 2024


Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship

Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship - $500 available to students whose parents are members of Farm Bureau in Kansas and are enrolled in an accredited technical school in Kansas. Students can visit Kansas Farm Bureau Scholarship to apply. Application Deadline: March 1, 2024


True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship

In partnership with Capitol Federal Foundation, the KSHSAA will award True Blue Scholarships intended to support Kansas High School graduates in postsecondary efforts. This one-time scholarship is for students graduating during the 2023-24 school year. These funds will be made payable to a two-year or four-year accredited college, university, or technical school in the name of the selected student. Awards are non-renewable, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2,000 provided for a student in each activity administered by the KSHSAA. Deadlline is March 1, 2024. You may contact the KSHSAA at [email protected] or 785-273-5329 with any questions.  True Blue Scholarship Application


SkillsUSA Kansas Scholarship

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 Awards 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 post-secondary members.  Scholarship Application.  Deadline: March 1, 2024 


Nex-Tech Break the Rules Scholarship

Unlike most scholarships, ours is designed to allow the student to showcase his or her passion and chosen career path in a variety of formats. It does not focus on academics or GPA. Ten, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Deadline:  March 1, 2024.  Nex-Tech Break the Rules Scholarship


Nex-Tech Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

FRS is a national organization promoting rural America. Through its members, like Nex-Tech, FRS offers programs to engage youth. The FRS 2021 scholarship program awarded $87,000 in 2022. Awards range from $2,500 to $7,000. Application Process Opens January 1, 2024.  Deadline: March 1, 2024, Nex-Tech Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship   


Dennis G. Pugh Scholarship

The Dennis G. Pugh Scholarship annually will award approximately $400 to a senior at each Salina public high school. Any senior at a Salina public high school who intends to pursue post-high school education is eligible. A student's educational goals may include college, vocational training, apprenticeship, or job skill development. The scholarship trustees will select the students who, like Major Pugh, are dedicated to pursuing excellence through education and service to others. Applications are available in the Student Center and are due to Mr. Allen by March 1, 2024.


KSU Tomorrow's Teacher Scholarship

KSU invites future teachers to apply for the Tomorrow’s Teacher Scholarships that will be awarded to incoming freshman students enrolled in the College of Education at Kansas State University. There will be four scholarships of $5000 each and one for $2000 awarded this year. These five scholarships are renewable for all four years. There will also be six $500 one-year scholarships awarded. If you wish to apply for this scholarship, you must complete the Tomorrow’s Teacher Scholarship Application by March 1, 2024. The scholarship application requires an essay to be completed of at least 1,000 words on the following: “Describe your responsibility to teach your students about the ideals in which America is founded and create a classroom environment where your students live up to these ideals.” For further information on the scholarship program, please visit our website at www.tomorrowsteacher.com. 


Owen E. Hodgson Scholarship

The Owen E. Hodgson Scholarship is given in honor of a long-time educator whose exemplary Salina career as a teacher and administrator spanned nearly forty years and touched the lives of thousands of students. The Owen E. Hodgson Scholarship Committee will award $500 to a graduating senior from Salina South and Central High Schools. The grant requires plans for full-time attendance at a college, university, community college, or other post-secondary institution. The award will be made by the committee on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated the persistence, responsibility, high ideals, and good character that Mr. Hodgson valued. Financial need will be considered in the committee's decision. A completed online application, including three letters of reference, should be submitted by March 1, 2024. Letters need to be received from one school and two non-school references. SEF Scholarship Application Link 


Reuben R. Montoy Memorial Scholarship

Reuben Montoy was a lifelong Salina resident. He taught and was an administrator for over 30 years and touched the lives of thousands of USD 305 students. His family and friends have established the scholarship in loving memory of Reuben, hoping to carry on his positive influence. In 2023, the scholarship awarded $1000 each to a graduating senior from both Salina Central and Salina South high schools. The online application must be submitted by March 1, 2024SEF Scholarship Application Link


Loan T. Nguyen Scholarship

Loan T. Nguyen was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and was a Salina resident for nine years. She is the mother of (Jennifer) Tram Nguyen, a graduate of Salina South High - Class of 2013. Loan passed away in May 2016 at the age of 43 in Salina, KS. During her lifetime, Loan was a loving daughter, devoted mother, caring sister, and loyal friend. She had always believed in the pursuit of higher education and the need to give back to others. The Nguyen family established this scholarship in the loving memory of Loan, hoping to carry on her legacy of respect, generosity, and compassion. Loan T Nguyen Memorial Scholarship is a $500 scholarship available to South High Students this year. Scholarship requirements include a minimum of 2.5 GPA, 1 reference letter, a short essay describing an obstacle or adversity that the student has overcome, and a copy of the student's transcript. The online application must be submitted by March 1, 2024SEF Scholarship Application Link


Ethan Michael Sankey Memorial Scholarship

Ethan was a gifted, kind, and humble student. He graduated from South High School in 2020. His life was an adventure but ended too soon. Ethan aspired to be somebody and his positivity and ambition were infectious. Ethan's family wished to honor Ethan and the way he lived his life by establishing this scholarship in his memory. The Ethan Michael Sankey Scholarship will annually award a graduating senior from South High a $500 scholarship.  The online application must be submitted by March 1, 2024SEF Scholarship Application Link


Eloise Hodgson Lynch Memorial Scholarship

Eloise Hodgson Lynch began her career as a social sciences teacher in Salina. She completed a bachelor’s degree at Kansas Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She received the Kansas Master Teacher Award in 1987, the same award her father, her life-long role model, received in 1960. Eloise embarked on a career in politics at the end of her teaching career. She served three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives. The Eloise Hodgson Lynch Memorial Scholarship Committee will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Central High School and from South High School and one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from Central High School and from South High School. Students must be planning to attend full-time at a Kansas college, university, or other post-secondary institution. The awards will be made by the committee on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated persistence, responsibility, high ideals, and good character. Financial need may be considered in the committee’s decision.  The online application must be submitted by March 1, 2024SEF Scholarship Application Link


Miss N Scholarship

The Miss N Scholarship honors Anne Nettleton, a beloved artist and teacher. The scholarship recognizes a current graduating USD 305 senior who plans to major in art or art education. Anne Nettleton taught elementary art in Salina USD 305 for 37 years from 1973 until her retirement in 2010. For additional information, please contact Kate Lindsay, Executive Director of the Salina Education Foundation. A completed application must be submitted to the Salina Education Foundation (Box 797) by April 1 of each calendar year. One $500 scholarship may be awarded each calendar year. All applicants must be planning to major in art education or visual arts from an accredited degree-granting institution.  Application Due Date: March 1, 2024  SEF Scholarship Application Link


United Capital Management - United Capital Scholar

United Captial Management of Kansas, Inc. is offering a scholarship to upcoming college freshmen.  A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male high school senior who will be starting their freshman year at a 2-year or 4-year college/university for the Fall 2024 semester.  In order to be a United Capital Scholar, students must meet all eligibility requirements and submit all materials on or before March 1, 2024.  The amount of $1,000 (nonrenewable) will be awarded to two students who display academic success with preference given to those who have an interest in a finance-related career.  United Capital Scholar Information.


The Great Scholarship Program

The Great Scholarship Program given in memory of Alice Madden Barton will provide scholarships valued at $250 - $1,500 to students interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology. Application deadline: March 1, 2024, get started at Great Clips Scholarship.


Joe McKenzie Youth Scholarship - Salina Public Library

Each year the Salina Public Library awards several Joe McKenzie Youth Scholarships in the amount of $500-1500 to worthy seniors in Saline County.  Two of the requirements for the scholarship are to volunteer at the library a minimum of 30 hours during their high school years and they must work at least one Friends of the Library book sale.  There are many opportunities for teen volunteers during the summer as well as other times of the year and the Friends usually have two big book sales each year in April and October.  The requirements, as well as the application for the scholarship, can be found at:  https://salinapubliclibrary.org/support/friends/scholarship/. Please feel free to contact Judy Kohman at [email protected] or by calling 785-825-4265 with any questions.  Application Deadline = March 1, 2024


Hagan Foundation Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to achieve their goals and graduate college debt-free. Applicants must graduate from a high school located in the United States. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. Free workshops, Free Schwab Brokerage Accounts, and Free Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum. The scholarship provides up to $7,500 each semester for up to eight consecutive semesters.  Hagan Foundation Scholarship.  Deadline is March 1, 2024.


Agriculture Future of America Scholarship

Agriculture Future of America offers a $3,200 academic scholarship as well as a $1,000 leader development award to attend the AFA Leaders Conference during the fall of the freshman year of college. To be considered for an AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship, please visit AFA Scholarship. The Saline County AFA application deadline is March 6, 2024. Please contact Jason Kern at 785.820.6573 with questions concerning the online application.


Oliver Hagg Memorial Scholarship

Applicant must be a current resident of Saline County. Applicant must be a spring graduating senior entering college or vocational school in the fall. Applicant must be majoring in the Agricultural field. Three letters of recommendation must accompany the scholarship application. (Suggestions for letter: school counselor or teacher, civic leader, 4-H club leader/project leader) Applicant must have at least a 3.0-grade point average. Scholarship can be renewed. Scholarship money will be sent directly to the school of choice. Applicant must complete Oliver Hagg Memorial Scholarship application. Scholarship Application due in Saline County Livestock and Expo Center Office, 900 Greeley, Salina, KS 67401 by March 8, 2024.


Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship

The Kansas Golf Foundation awards academic scholarships to five deserving Kansas Junior Golfers, both men and women, through the Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship. Applicants must have participated in high school golf or in junior golf activities. The Scholarship is worth $1,500 per year, renewable for four years, and must be used for expenses at an accredited college or university in Kansas, including community colleges. Junior Golf Scholars are selected based on the applicant's academic record, essay, financial need, leadership and community service, letters of recommendation, and participation in golf. Download, print off, and fill out the application HERE. The scholarship deadline is March 11, 2024.


Kansas Masonic Foundation - Technical College Scholarship

Kansas Masonic Foundation - Technical College - $500 Scholarship available to all Kansas residents who elect to take a non-academic route and attend an in-state trade school. Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2023.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024. Students can visit Tech College Scholarship to apply.


Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship

For students planning to attend the University of Kansas for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The EMWMS is an annual, renewable award for female-identifying students of all disciplines admitted or attending the University of Kansas.  A minimum 3. 0 GPA and demonstrated financial need is required.  Special consideration is given to first-generation students and current or incoming residents of Watkins and Miller Halls.  Awards are administered at $4,000 annually for a maximum award amount of $16,000 per student during their time of study.  To apply please visit the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to complete a general application and to be further matched with the EMWMS application.  A few short essays in addition to academic and financial information is required.  The application period is December 7th, 2023 through March 15, 2024


Kansas Masonic Lodge General Scholarship

The Kansas Masonic Lodge General Scholarship provides $1,000 to attend 1 of the 7 Kansas Universities/Colleges. Students must demonstrate financial need and plan to enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester. Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2023. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2024. Please visit Kansas Masonic General Scholarship for more information and to apply.


Kansas Association of Director of Plant Facilities - Academic and Technical Scholarships

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 that will award 7 $3,000 academic scholarships and 3  $3,000 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. KADPF Scholarship Application.  At the KADPF homepage, click on the KADPF Scholarship Program tab at the top.  Applications are due to Jeff Arnhold by March 15, 2024.


Kansas Masonic Lodge Legacy Scholarship

Kansas Masonic Lodge Legacy Scholarship provides $1,000 to any U.S. Accredited University/College or $500 to any Technical, Community or Junior College in Kansas. Available to current Kansas Mason or Legacy of a parent of a Kansas Mason, Member of DeMolay, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Job's Daughter International and must demonstrate financial need.  Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024. Please visit Kansas Masonic Legacy Scholarship for more information and to apply.


Kansas Grain and Feed Association - Scholarships

KGFA will be awarding four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 ($500 each semester) and 14 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 ($750) each semester. Each year KGFA also awards one $500 ($250 each semester) Dub & Inez Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Deadline: March 15, 2024.  Attn: Staci Storey ([email protected]), 816 SW Tyler, Topeka, Kansas, 66612. Application Form


Cynthia Ruth Russell Memorial Scholarship

Cynthia Ruth Russell Memorial Scholarship endowment for medically approved disabilities. $5,000 in scholarship funds available to attend 1 of the 7 Kansas Universities/Colleges. Students must be living with a disability and demonstrate financial need. Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2023. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024. Please visit Cynthia Ruth Russell Scholarship for more information and to apply.


MKC COOP - Scholarship

For many years, MKC has placed a strong emphasis on leadership development.  We recognize leadership is what keeps our rural communities strong and vital.  Our scholarship program is just one way in which we can support the student leaders of today on their path to becoming tomorrow's business and community leaders.  This year, MKC will award 20 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and current college students pursuing higher education.  An applicant must be the dependent (child or grandchild) of an MKC member-owner or a dependent of an MKC/Producer Ag employee.  The application can be found at www.mkcoop.com.  Application deadline is March 15, 2024.


Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association - Scholarships

KARA will be awarding five scholarships in the amount of $1,500 ($750 each semester), and two scholarships in the amount of $500 ($250) each semester. Deadline: March 15, 2024.  Attn: Staci Storey ([email protected]), 816 SW Tyler, Topeka, Kansas, 66612. Application Information


Combined Scholarship Fund of Greater Fort Riley, Inc

Combined Scholarship Fund of Greater Fort Riley, Inc. offers scholarships for high school seniors, college students, and military spouses, all of which must be either a son, daughter, or spouse of all ranks of the military (active duty, retired, or deceased) in the greater Fort Riley area who plan to attend any accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school. Additionally, seniors who are planning to attend K-State are also eligible to apply for the K-State/Fort Riley Partnership Scholarship program by checking and signing that portion on page 8 of the scholarship application. The completed application must be mailed in by the applicant and must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2024. The application and information can be downloaded at Combined Scholarship Fund.


KACRAO Scholarship

The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical/vocational. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards. For information about eligibility, visit KACRAO Website. Check back periodically for more updated information. Application Deadline: March 22, 2024. Contact the KACRAO Scholarship Committee Chair at [email protected] if you have any questions.


Nick Charvat Memorial Vocal Music Scholarship

In September of 2010, Nicholas Charvat tragically died at the young age of 30.  Music and education were a huge part of Nick's life.  Nick was employed with Smoky Valley, USD 400, teaching grades 6-12; he had previously worked for Robinson Middle School for seven years, which feeds into Wichita East; and, he grew up in Salina, Kansas, and graduated from Salina South High School.  Because these schools and music programs were all very important to Nick, we have set up an annual $500 scholarship fund in his name to be awarded to a student at one of these three schools.  See Mr. Allen for a copy of the scholarship application.  All materials must be postmarked on or before March 22, 2024.  If you have any questions, contact Lana Charvat at (785) 212-1272.


Wichita Community Foundation Scholarships

The Wichita Community Foundation has assembled a variety of scholarships that are available to high school students! Each scholarship has various criteria, but there’s something there for everyone. Some of these apply to community colleges, vocational and tech schools, seminary, etc, not just universities.  Here is the link to access and apply: WCF Scholarships.  Application Deadlines: March 31, 2024. 


Cash Hollistah Scholarship

Cash Hollistah Scholarship will award $1000 to a graduating senior in North Central Kansas who shows merit in the field of community enrichment, such as poetry, music, or visual art. Students must fulfill academic requirements, and plan to attend an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2024. Students must also complete the application form, as well as provide at least 2 letters of recommendation. The deadline for applicants is March 31, 2024. Click Here for additional criteria and application materials. 


Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House

Smurthwaite is a wonderful community of women who work to build each other up. Throughout the year, we hold events, big and small, to foster our community. We are also the least expensive residence hall at K-State, and in addition to our low price, we offer on-site parking and free black-and-white printing. In exchange for low rates, Smurthwaite residents participate in weekly cleaning and desk duties. Smurthwaite residents also complete a list of requirements throughout the year. More information about Smurthwaite and the application can be found on our webpage.  Our priority deadline for applications is March 31, 2024, and our final deadline is April 15, 2024. 


St. Elizabeth's Women's Group Scholarship

St. Elizabeth’s Women’s Group is pleased to announce that a $750.00 scholarship will be given to one young woman in our St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, graduating from high school this spring. The scholarship is for education at a 2-year or 4-year college, vocational school, or any higher level of education. The scholarship deadline is March 31, 2024


Knights of Columbus Scholarship

Council #601 of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship to a young Catholic man who is graduating from high school and is a member of the Salina Catholic community.  The scholarship recipient will be awarded in May 2024.  If you meet these criteria and would like to apply for the Knights of Columbus Senior Scholarship, please email Grand Knight, Tym Bonilla, at [email protected] for a link to the application form.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2024.  Scholarship Information


University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarships

Hundreds of available scholarships to be awarded for the 2024-25 academic year to students training to become automotive, heavy-duty, or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying engineering, accounting, business, or other courses of study. Graduating high school seniors, full-time post-secondary students, and former recipients are welcome to apply. Each completed application is considered for all scholarships where the student meets the qualifications. Application Deadline: March 31, 2024


American Petroleum Institute (API) Scholarship

The Western Kansas Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API) is pleased to announce we will once again be awarding four scholarships to qualifying graduating Seniors in May 2023. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000 annually ($500 paid each semester) and may be renewed for up to four years. Please see letter and application for more details and requirements. Please send completed applications to [email protected], or you can mail them to API, PO Box 446, Great Bend, KS 67530. Students can also download the application on our website www.westernkansasapi.org.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2024.


Organization of Latino Actuaries - 2024 - 2025 Scholarship

The application deadline for the Organization of Latino Actuaries (OLA) 2024-2025 Academic Scholarships is coming up on March 31, 2024. As a reminder, OLA will award academic scholarships of up to $7,500 to Latine students who are interested in pursuing the actuarial profession. Check out a testimonial from one of our high school senior winners from last year's cycle. In advanced of our scholarship deadline, we will be hosting a Q&A session on March 16th from 3 - 6 PM ET.  Please sign up for the Q&A session here. If you are not able to join the session but still have questions regarding the application, you can submit them here. We will be posting an FAQ with answers to your questions on our website following the session.