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Scholarship Information

See Jacque Hill in the career center for applications and more information.

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For additional scholarship opportunities, refer to free scholarship search service at:

www.fastweb.com

www.collegeboard.org

www.scholarships.salliemae.com

www.srnexpress.com

www.scholarsips.brokescholar.com

 

 

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

To apply for the vocational scholarship, you must be a KS resident (live in KS one year before attending a KS school and applying for any state aid), a graduate from an accredited high school (or received a GED from KS Board of Regents), plan to enroll full time in a designated vocational program in Kansas, and take the designated vocational scholarship test. The test is given twice each year.

For more information, contact www.kansasregents.org

WEB RESOURCES

 

Financial Aid Assistance

www.fafsa.ed.gov-www.pin.ed.gov

www.woredscholar.com

www.finaid.org

 

Financial Aid Association

www.nasfaa.org (National Association)

www.kasfaa.org (Kansas Association)

 

Other useful Websites

www.act.org

www.collegebaord.com (SAT Test)

www.ed.gov

http://studentaid.ed.gov

www.CampusTours.com (Virtual tours of college campus)

 

 

 

  W. Frank Barton School of  Business 17th Annual Scholarship Competition

Are you interested  in pursuing a college degree in Business?  How does a one in sixty chance of receiving a $44,000 scholarship to attend the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University sound?  If you believe that you meet the qualifications listed below, we would like to encourage you to apply to participate in the following scholarship competition.  

To be eligible to complete,  a student must: 

  • be a May 2007 high school graduate
  • have a minimum high school GPA of 3.50
  • have a minimum 24 composite ACT
  • be admitted to WSU no later than October 1st, 2007
  • declare a business major and 
  • submit the Yes!  I with To Compete form by October 1st, 2007 (form available in the Career Center)

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Deadline:  October 31, 2008                                   Amount:  $4,000 - $20,000

Eligibility

Seniors at secondary schools throughout the United States who meet the eligibility requirements may apply for one of 250 four-year merit-based scholarships.  High school seniors, who have not yet graduated, must submit initial applications between September  and October 31of his/her senior year in high school. 

Application Requirements

  • a CURRENT high school or home-school senior anticipating graduation from a school or program in the United States during the academic year in which application is made;
  • a U.S. Citizen; U.S. National; U.S. Permanent Resident; Temporary Resident (legalization program); Refugee; Asylee; Cuban-Haitian entrant; or Humanitarian Parolee;
  • planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of your junior year of high school
  • This is a preliminary application for our scholarship program.  At this time we only require the completed online application.  At this time we CANNOT review or return any supplements to your application.  We understand that there may not be enough space for you to fill out the application completely.  Please complete the application to the best of your ability and in the most accurate manner possible.  If your application advances, you will have the opportunity to elaborate on all your activities. 

Advancement of application

Only those students whose applications advance to the Semifinalist round are notified of their selection by mail in mid to late November.  Applicants who do not receive written notification by the first week in January can assume their application did not advance.   A list of semifinalists will be posted on our website shortly after notification letters are sent. 

Applicants may not be

  • children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca Cola Company or any other bottler or Company divisions or subsidiaries

**High school seniors can apply online through our website between September 1 and October 31 of his/her senior year. 

Scholarships awarded and amounts 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to 250 high school seniors each year.  Fifty of these are four-year $20,000 scholarships ($5,000 per year for four years), while 200 are designated as four-year $10,000 scholarships ($2,500 per year for four years).  The scholarships can be used at any accredited U.S. college or university.

Two-Year Coca-Cola Colleges Scholarships

The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program was created in 2000 through a grant from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation.  Mr. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.  In keeping with Coca-Cola's long-standing commitment to post-secondary education, this program recognizes students attending two-year degree granting institutions for their unique contributions to community service and academic excellence. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Current students, as well as high school seniors, planning to attend a two-year degree granting institution in the fall are eligible to apply for one of  350 one-time $1,000 scholarship award.  School officials are asked to  carefully consider the eligibility requirements and criteria listed below. 

Interested students should check with their campus contact (listed on our website) for application and deadline information.  

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents;
  • Carrying a minimum of a 2.5 GPA at time of nomination;
  • Planning to enroll in at least two courses during the fall term at a two year, degree granting institution; 
  • Actively engaged in volunteer service or employed at least part-time

Applicants may NOT be:

  • Children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company 

Recipients are well-rounded individuals with highly developed interests in their community.  Applicants are evaluated on the following:  Demonstrated leadership, committed to community, academic achievement, and employment. Go to http://www.coca-colascholars.org for electronic application.

NW KS TECHNICAL COLLEGE HONOR SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  November 1,  2008                                                                        Award:  $1,000

Requirements:

  • Senior student with a GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must interview for the award during Senior Day on November 9th, 2007.

K-STATE CIVIC LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  Applications must be received by 5pm on December 15, 2008. 

Award:  1st -$4000; 2nd-$2500;3rd-$2000(freshman year only)

The objective for the K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship competition is to identify and reward exceptional Kansas high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others in their community, school, or place of worship.

To qualify applicants must:

  • Have an exemplary record of community service.
  • Be a Kansas resident and a high school senior.
  • Be admitted to K-State. Apply at: www.consider.k-state.edu/admissions
  • Attend K-State in fall 2008
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily Lehning at 1-800-432-8270 or lehning@k-state.edu.

AMERICAN FIRE SPRINKLER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

Deadline:  Entries will be accepted from 12:00pm (noon) CDT August 29th, 2008 until 12:00pm (noon) CDT April 11, 2008.

 

Eligibility Requirements:  Read complete contest information before applying.  Please read all requirements carefully.  Entries that do not meet All requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the students. 

  • The AFSA Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors in the United States who plan to further their education at a college/university or certified trade school in the United States.  The scholarship is not based on financial need.  Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter. 
  • You must be high school senior during the 2007-2008 school year who will attend a college/university or trade school in the United States starting with the fall 2008 semester.
  • Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school. 

Prizes:  A total of $20,000 is awarded.  Ten(10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each.  Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest.  The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student's account to be used for tuition and/or books and may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.  

Winners:  Winners will be notified for appropriate recognition to include award assemblies, graduation ceremonies and newspaper announcements.  Due to the number of entries received, AFSA can only notify winners.  Winners' names will be posted on the AFSA web site on May 7th, 2007. 

For more information:  www.afsascholarship.org

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION 2008  MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need 

Deadline:  January 9, 2008

Eligibility:

  • Any high school senior who is a US citizen is eligible to apply.  Male and female students compete separately for identical awards. 
  • Don't hesitate to contact us with questions.  The Elks Foundation is here to assist you with any questions.  Contact us at scholarship@elks.org or 620-382-8411 (Paula Ash, Chairman)
  • Applications are available at the GCHS Career Center. 

The state of Kansas sends four applications to national judging.  These four students, two boys and two girls, are guaranteed a $4000 scholarship--$1000 per year for four years.  In addition to these four students, the state of Kansas awards 38 other students with a $600 one-time scholarship to use for their education.

THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS

Deadline:  January 12, 2009                                                      Award:  Full ride scholarship  

You may qualify for a college scholarship if you are:

  • African American
  • American Indian
  • Alaska Native
  • Asian Pacific Islander
  • Hispanic American
  • A citizen or permanent US resident

And if you:

  • have an overall GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • will enter an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking freshman in the fall of 2009
  • have significant financial need (such as qualifying for a federal Pell Grant)
  • have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extra-curricular, or other activities.
  • Are  nominated by a principal, teacher, counselor, someone who is familiar with your academic performance.
  • Get a recommendation from any adult (except a relative) who is familiar with your community service and leadership activities.
  • E-mail your questions to www.gmsp.org.

2008 SAM WALTON COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  Applications available on-line November 1st, 2008 

To qualify:

  • The student must be a graduating high school senior, and
  • May not be a Wal-Mart Associate, or be the child or legal dependent of a Wal-Mart Associate.
  • Interested applicants need to  logon to www.walmartfoundation.org for more information.  
  • These students will apply for the Sam Walton Community Scholarship on-line at www.scholarshipadministrators.net.
  • Applicants must use the access code (SWCS) to complete the application process. No paper applications are available.
  • In addition to submitting the online application, students must submit all required information to Scholarship Program Administrators (SPA) as directed on the on-line application by Jan. 14. 2008.  
  • Applications submitted after the deadline or to any other address will not be forwarded and will be considered ineligible.
  • Garden City Wal-Mart location number is:  #0652

 KANSAS KIWANIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  February 1, 2008                                                            Award:  To be determined 

Kiwanis Clubs are service organizations, and therefore are interested in recognizing young people who are service oriented.  The twenty plus scholarships awarded each year are evaluated on several factors, primarily SERVICE and ACADEMIC PREPARATION.  Other factors taken into consideration are life goals, activities, need, recommendations and membership in service organizations.

2007-2008 BERNADINE SITTS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  February 2, 2009                                             Amount:  $1000

This scholarship is open to any current senior who attended Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center for at least 2 full semesters and has a at least a 3.5 grade point average.  The recipient must be planning to attend a four year college.  Scholarship applications are available at GCHS Career Center. 

ACACIA AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Deadline, February 1, 2008

This scholarship opportunity is for young men at your school who display motivation for personal success, an interest in studying the principles of leadership, and who plan to attend Kansas State University.  

Acacia is awarding one leadership scholarship in the amount of $1000 and tow in the amount of $500 each to incoming male freshman at Kansas State University.  Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of merit as displayed in their application as well as an interview. 

Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1st, 2008.  The scholarship committee will contact all applicants within two weeks after the deadline to schedule an interview with the applicant.  

If you have any questions, or if we may be of assistance, please contact our scholarship committee.  

Bradon S. Nelson, Alumni Chairman, Scholarship Committee, bradsnelson@yahoo.com, 816-304-2504. 

Applications available at GCHS Career Center.

THE HELIUM LITIGATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND, INC

Deadline:  March 1, 2009                                              Amount:  $1200

  • Be a resident of a qualifying county, SW KS, OK & TX panhandles  (Finney is included)
  • Applicant will be engaged in agricultural, environmental or energy related studies at any accredited college or junior college
  • Applicant will become an undergraduate student who is enrolled as a full-time student
  • Applicant will satisfy other nondiscriminatory academic and economic criteria as requested

CARGILL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  February 15, 2009     

Awards:  $1,000 to 350 students & $200 grant to each recipients school library.

Recipients will be announced in May 2008.          

  • Applicant must be US citizen.
  • Applicant must live in a Cargill community.
  • Students must apply during their senior year of high school.
  • Students are selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular and other activities.
  • Scholarships are non-renewable.
  • Available for full-time, undergraduate study only.
  • Students must plan to enroll in a two or four-year college or university in fall, 2006.
  • Student must take application to the facility listed below:
  • Cargill Animal Nutrition, contact:  Tim Gouldie, 3680 W. Jones Ave.,  Garden City

For more information , contact www.cargill.com.

NATIONAL FFA COLLEGIATE & VOCATIONAL /TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline:  February 15, 2008                                                      Awards:  $1,000  

All scholarship applicants must be a:

  • Current FFA member unless otherwise stated
  • High school senior or currently enrolled in college
  • Full-time student if enrolled in a post-secondary institution (minimum of 12 credits)
  • Go to www.ffa.org to find 2008 scholarship book.

KADPF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline:  February 18, 2008                                                                          Award:  $500

The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities has established a scholarship fund in the name of Dave Williams and Dick Merriman.  These two individuals have been instrumental throughout the state of Kansas in bringing the custodial profession to a greater height of knowledge and professionalism.  The scholarship is available only to graduating seniors of custodial workers who wish to continue their education at the college level.  

  • Student must be a resident of Kansas,
  • Graduate from a Kansas High School,
  • Plan to attend a Kansas College.

NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  March 1, 2008                                                                Awards:  Forty - $500 each

NCKTC located in Beloit, KS and Hays, KS is excited to announce a new institutional scholarship program.  We encourage all prospective students considering a technical college education to apply regardless of academic or financial status.  Applications available in career center or on the website. www.ncktc.tec.ks.us

SAMMY 2007 AWARD PROGRAM

Deadline:  March 7, 2008                                                                   Awards: $7500 Scholarship plus other prizes

The purpose of the SAMMY 2008 AWARD PROGRAM is to recognize outstanding scholar athletes in grade 12 from high schools throughout the contiguous United States.  An athlete from your high school could be one of the 25 winners.  The application has to be done online @ www.bodybymilk.com.  Judging of the nominees will be based on five criteria:  

  • academic performance (35%)
  • athletic excellence (35%)
  • leadership (15%)
  • community service (10%)
  • milk experience (5%)

ARMY ROTC

Deadline:  As Soon As Possible     

Whether you're a college-bound high school student or already attending a college, Army ROTC has scholarships awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. 

Army ROTC scholarships pay most schools' full tuition costs and you'll receive a designated allowance for books and fees.  Army ROTC scholarships also provide a living allowance for each school year of up to $400 per month.  For more information, go to the following website.  http://scholarships.com/ArmyROTCQualify.asp

HIGH PLAINS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL AND NATIONAL WEATHER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 1, 2008                                 Award: $500

Our chapter annually awards scholarships to a high school senior who will be pursuing a career in one of the physical science (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science including geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and soil science).  The scholarship is also open yo those going into the teaching profession on the physical sciences.

Requirements for application

Applicant will need to provide proof of acceptance to a college with a physical science major.

Applicant will write a one page essay stating what they plan to do in the physical sciences once they receive the degree and how it will contribute to their discipline.

For more information contact Jennifer Ritterling at 620-225-6514

 

 

BARTON COUNTY SPORTS MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  As Soon As Possible                                                       Award:  Tuition and Books

The Barton County Community College sports medicine department is looking for students who are interested in joining our student athletic trainers' staff while continuing their education in college.

Eighteen to twenty students, including returning sophomores, are selected to join the athletic training staff each fall semester.  Each student receives a books and tuition performance award to help meet college expenses.  A minimum of 12 semester hours, and an overall GPA of 2.0 must be maintained to renew both the student-athletic trainer position and the performance award each semester.

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF THE SOCIETY OF CPA'S

Deadline:  March 3, 2008                           Awards:  $1,300; $900; $800; $700; $600, & $500

These scholarships are offered without regard to financial need to students who rank high in one of the two college qualifying examinations (ACT or SAT), who will attend a Kansas university or college, and who plan to major in accounting.  Students need to request that their testing company, teacher or counselor send a copy of their test scores (composite strips will suffice), along with verification of the student's home address, to the following address:

  • KSCPA Educational Foundation
  • P. O. Box 4291
  • 1080 SW Wanamaker, Suite 200
  • Topeka, KS  66604-0291

Once the test scores have been received, a questionnaire/short essay form will be sent to the student for completion.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THIS FORM IS:  April 14, 2008.

KANSAS LIVESTOCK FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 30,2008                                  

Application requirements:

  • Complete application- You must use the form provided, or recreate a form using the same size font and style and limit your response to space allocated.
  • Two letters of recommendation( one from each of the following categories) a0 4-H leader, FFA advisor, teacher or professor, counselor b) Producer, church member, employer
  • High school and/or college transcripts)
  • Completed application must be post marked by April 30,2008

For additional information, contact KLA office at (785)273-5115 or e-mail kla@kla.org

  • Kansas Livestock Foundation
  • 6031 S.W. 37th Street

  • Topeka, KS 66614-5159

  • Attn: Scholarship

KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  Friday, March 9, 2008             

This scholarship asks for the following information:

  • personal information
  • education
  • activities & honors
  • transcripts from high school & college
  • two references
  • essay about why you should be considered for the scholarship
  • For more information contact:  Kansas Grain & Feed Association, (785) 234-0461 or www.KansasAg.org

Awards: 1  - Dub & Inez Johnson $500 memorial Scholarship ($250 each semester)

             4  -  KGFA $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester)

KANSAS AGRICULTURAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  March 15th, 2008

This is a $1,000 scholarship, available to high school graduates and post high school students, to be used for study at any KANSAS  university, junior college or vocational/trade school. 

Applicants for this scholarship will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Recommended by a member of the Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association.  You can get recommendations from the following members:  

              Donnie Diehl, 275-0541, Air-Ag Service 

              Doug Chanay, 275-6800 Chanay Aircraft Service

              Johnny Crist, 275-2861, Farmers Aviation Johnny Crist

  • Interested in a career in agricultural, agricultural business, aviation or engineering
  • Show a financial need

We encourage any students pursuing any type of college career to apply for this scholarship.  Awarding of the funds, however, will be determined by the scholarship committee, and students pursuing the fields listed will be given first priority.

This application can be downloaded at www.ksagaviation.org.

KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE REGISTRARS AND ADMISSION OFFICERS (KACRAO)

Deadline:  March 15, 2008                                 Awards:  Two-$500 

KACRAO offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years.  There are two scholarships available for the 2006-2007 school year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions (list enclosed).  The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.

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

  • Be in their senior year at a KS high school;
  • Have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or SAT-I combined score of 1020.

KANSAS ESOL/BILINGUAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  March 15, 2008                                                            Award:  To be determined

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a qualified student in an English to Speakers of Other Languages or a bilingual program in order to further their post-secondary education.  The amount of the scholarship will be decided by the Scholarship Committee according to the amount of funds in the account.  It is for (4) consecutive semesters.

Selection Criteria:

  • Individual must have been enrolled in a bilingual or English As a Second Language Program during their high school years.
  • Individual must show financial need.
  • GPA, school performance, goals for the future will also be considered.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a qualified English to Speakers of Other Languages students who graduate from an accredited KS high school or who receives their GED and is accepted for admittance at a KS post-secondary school.  The recipient must be full time student carrying 12 or more hours.  This scholarship money shall be used for tuition and/or books.

SENATOR ROBERT J. DOLE PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  March 22, 2008                                            Up to 128, $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded this year!

Are you...

  • a 2008 graduating high school senior from an accredited public or private high school in Kansas?
  • maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • involved in a significant amount of volunteer community service projects or public service activities?
  • enrolling no later than fall 2008 in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a Kansas Regents' University* or Washburn University?
  • *University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Fort Hays State University, Wichita State University, or Emporia State University.

If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible.  The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics invites you to apply for a scholarship.  For additional information and a link to the application, visit: www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/senatordolepublicservice

AQUILA SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline:  March 14, 2008                                                               Award: 15 -  $500

Aquila will present approximately 15 scholarships of $500 each to Kansas students whose parents are customers of the company. 

To be eligible:

  • You must rank in the top 25 percent of your class or score 21 or higher on ACT or 980 or higher on SAT
  • Your parents or guardians must be customers of Aquila
  • You plan to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student to obtain a bachelor's or equivalent degree that requires a minimum of four years of higher education.  You may plan to attend a two-year institution first, but must plan to transfer to obtain a bachelor's or equivalent degree.
  • You are not a relative of a current or retired employee of Aquila.  We define relative as a child, grandchild, brother, sister, stepchild, foster child, spouse or in-law.
  • You may download from the website at www.aquila.com on or after Feb.10 (Under "For My Home", click "Programs & Services."  Enter your ZIP code in the field provided.) If you are unable to access the materials on line, please call the Aquila External Affairs Department at (888)-521-4059.

AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST- for 9th & 10th graders

Deadline:  March 19, 2008                                                              Awards:  Up to $2,000

Rules:

  • Read the book, "Anthem" by Ayn Rand.
  • To avoid disqualification, a stapled cover sheet MUST include: your name and address; your e-mail address (if available); the name and address of your high school; topic selected (#1, 2 or 3 from list above); your current grade level.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,200 words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced.  One entry per student, please.
  • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • All entries become the property of the Ayn Rand Institute and will not be returned.
  • Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest.   Past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest.
  • Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via e-mail and/or by mail by July 18, 2006.
  • Submit your essay online at:  www.aynrand.org/contests.

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Deadline:  March 30,  2008                                                                Award:  $1,000

Pioneer Hi-Bred is offering this scholarship thru their Sales Representative David A. Brakey.  The scholarship is only available for Garden City High School students planning to major in agriculture, business or science as their college major.

To be eligible:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 at the end of the first semester of the student's graduating year.
  • Involvement in extra-curricular activities at school.
  • Involvement in community activities and causes.
  • Selected agriculture, business or science as their college major.

THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZEN(LULAC)

Deadline:  March 31                                            Award: tuition, books, and stipend

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be consider for scholarships:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled as full-time student in a college, university, or graduate school, including 2-year colleges, or vocational schools that lead to an associate's degree
  • A student will be not eligible for scholarships if he/she is related to a scholarship committee member, the Council President, or an individual contributor to the local funds of the Council

Award Criteria

Applicants are eligible for the following three types of scholarships awards:

National Scholastic Achievement Awards ($1,000 and higher)

  • Student has a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and , if the student is entering freshman,
  • The student scores 29 or higher on the ACT test, or 1350 or higher on the SAT test.

Honor Awards($250 to $1000)

  • The student has a GPA of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent and, if the student is an entering freshman,
  • The student scores 23 or higher on the ACT test, or 1100 or higher on the SAT test.

General Awards($250 to $1000)

Grades and academic performance will serve as indicators of potential; however, emphasis may be placed on the individual's motivation, sincerity, and integrity, which cam be best revealed through a personal interview and in the personal essay.  Need, community involvement, and leadership activities will also be considered.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY BESITO PROGRAM PROJECT ADVOCATE

Deadline: March 1, 2008                                                Award: tuition, books and stipends

Project ADVOCATE ( Adding Diverse Voices and Opening doors to Change: Advancing Teacher Education)  is a program funded by Title III, which are federal funds designated to support the education of low-income, nonnative English-speaking students. Project goal is to recruit, prepare, mentor and graduate bilingual Elementary and Secondary education candidates who are highly skilled to serve Ell children.  Participant benefits are among other benefits provided by the scholarship, participants receive): 

  • Full tuition for coursework needed for the degree program( Fall, Spring< and Summer semesters).
  • A $150 book stipend each semester.
  • An additional $150 stipend each month ( doe 11 months) to support travel and costs related to program completion.
  • Access to a computer lab available only to participates of this scholarship program.
  • Tutoring to ensure academic success and program completion.

Criteria

For high school students:

  • Financial need
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Interest in bilingual/ESL education as a career
  • Degree of proficiency in English and other languages

For current enrolled university/junior college students:

  • Financial need
  • GPA of  3.0 or higher
  • Interest in bilingual/ESL education as a career
  • Degree of proficiency in English and other languages

For more information  call 888- 375-5669 or e-mail Pedro Espinoza at pedro1@ksu.edu

 

 

HISPANIC COLLEGE  FUND SCHOLARSHIP

Deadlines are:  March 30, 2008 & April 15, 2008                        Award:  To be determined

To apply for a scholarship, go to http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org.  Minimum eligibility criteria for all HCF programs:

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be studying full-time in the United States or through a U.S. based study abroad program.

BP HUGOTON FIELD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline:  April 4, 2008                                                                      Award:  $1,000 non-renewable

To be considered for a BP Hugoton Field Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the nine county area in KS where BP operates (SW KS)
  • Have a strong academic record (GPA of 3.5 or greater) verified by the appropriate school official.
  • Have a minimum composite SAT score of 1100 or composite ACT score of 24.
  • Provide a summary of personal data as outlined on Schedule "A" attached.

KANSAS COUNTY CLERKS' AND ELECTION OFFICIALS' ASSN. NEWS ELECTION SERVICE

Deadline:  April 1, 2008                                                               Award:  $500

Scholarships are limited to students who intend to major in journalism, Political Science or Communications; are a high school senior with a 3.0 GPA or a freshman or sophomore in college who will complete a minimum of 12 credit hrs in college with a 3.0 GPA.

DENNIS PARSONS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 1, 2009                                                                 Award:  $500

  • Senior baseball player
  • Played two years with GCHS baseball program
  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA or better (transcript needed)
  • Need to have applied to a college
  • 100 word paragraph on why They Think They are the Best Candidate
  • If candidate is unable to meet criteria, then scholarship will be held for the next year candidates. 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF PROFESSIONAL HISPANIC-NRCSE

Deadline:  April 1, 2008                                                     Awards:  $1000 - four

The National Organization of Professional Hispanic Resources Conservation Service Employees (NOPHNRCSE) provides scholarships to deserving Hispanic students that wish to pursue or are pursuing a Bachelors degree in a natural resources or a natural resources conservation-related field of study at an accredited four-year institution. Please complete the application (print legibly) and submit it with all of the items requested to the address listed on the website.  http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/intranet/hispanic/scholarship.html

KANSAS GOLF FOUNDATION

Deadline:  April 3, 2008                                                          Awards:  five - $1250

The KS Golf Foundation has just started the KS Jr Golf Scholarship that will award $1250 to each of five deserving young men or women for the 2007-08 school year.  This is an academic - not athletic scholarship program but in order to be eligible, a KS high school graduate must have participated in junior golf activities.  Qualifying junior golf activities are listed on application.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior in good standing enrolled in, or graduate of, a KS state high school.
  • Applicant must be enrolling as a full-time student (12 hours minimum/semester) in an accredited KS four-year college or university for the coming fall semester.
  • Applicant must have participated each of two golf seasons preceding the application in high school golf or junior golf programs sponsored by KS organizations.  These may include, but are not limited to:  KJGA, KGA, KWGA, The First Tee, Wichita Junior Golf Foundation, Native American Junior Golf Association.  Participation - not playing ability or performance - is the criterion.

DELTA SIGMA PHI SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 1, 2008                                                                          Award:  $500

As the cost of tuition is higher than ever, and the demand for scholarships continues to rise, Delta Sigma Phi hopes to help one Kansas male with the cost of his education through this scholarship opportunity.  Our fraternity takes education seriously, and we are excited to offer this scholarship.  

Considerations will be based on leadership and academic excellence in high school.  Grades, ACT/SAT scores, school and community activities, and leadership roles will be factors in our decision process.  While there is no minimum GPA or ACT score to apply, we encourage your top students to consider this opportunity.  The recipient of the K-State Delta Sigma Phi Fall 2008 scholarship will be under no obligation to join Delta Sigma Phi.  Applications are available online at www.ksu.edu/deltasig.

CHAPTER X P.E.O. EDUCATIONAL AWARD

Deadline:  April 14, 2008                                                                Award:  $500

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must enroll in at least twelve(12) credit hours in a college of your choice.
  • You must send Chapter X a letter stating you have enrolled & enclose a copy of schedule each semester.
  • You must maintain a 2.0 grade point average for the first semester or your scholarship status will be subject to committee review.
  • Applicants will be interviewed by the committee to determine the scholarship recipient.

Claude A. Mears Memorial Scholarship

Application should be postmarked no later than April 10, 2008. 

The Claude A. Mears memorial scholarship will be awarded to a High School Senior or current College student who has received foster care services in Kansas.  

To apply, fill out an application and submit along with a 500 or less word essay on how foster care shaped your life and three letters of recommendations.  Recommendations from current (or former) caseworkers and foster parents are highly encouraged. 

 The recipient of the scholarship will receive a letter of acknowledgement by May 15, 2008.Applications should be sent to: Claude A Mears Memorial Scholarship, C/O Vonda Mears, 2517 Maverick Lane, Lawrence, KS  66046. 

PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE CAREER CENTER.

GARDEN CITY ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 7, 2008, specific date to be announced                                                          Amount:  $300

  • Graduate from Garden City High School
  • Recipient must major in the area of business or education
  • Plan to attend a community college, vocational college or four-year university 
  • Scholarship may be used for tuition or books only.

LA ESPERANZA DE MANANA

Deadline:  April 19, 2008                                                         Award:  $500

The La Esperanza de Mañana Scholarship Application is available in the Career Center.  You will need to list organizations and/or offices held, club memberships, athletic teams/honors, music, debate, etc.)  You will need to write a personal essay (300 words or less) that includes your educational goals and other important information that describes what your plans are as you continue your education.  

KSU-SIGMA PHI EPSILON'S BALANCED MAN SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 15, 2008                                                 Amounts: 1-$1,000;1-$500; 2-$250

The purpose of these scholarships is to reward "Balanced Men".  These men are demonstrating outstanding excellence in all aspects of scholastics, athletics, social life, extracurricular activities, and overall leadership.  The applicant is in no way obligated to join Sigma Phi Epsilon, or even the Greek System of KSU.  Required along with the application form are the following:

  • a letter of recommendation
  • completed application with questions answered on separate sheet of paper, and a
  • definition on that same paper of what they think a balanced man is.

THE GAS CAPITAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Deadline:  February 15                                   Awarded: Determined by Scholarship Committee

Eligibility:

Applications will be solicited from High School Seniors and College Students who are residents of one of the counties in the Kansas portion of the Hugoton Gas Field area (Greeley, Hamilton, Kearney, Finney, Stanton, grant, Haskell, Morton, Stevens, and Seward.

Scholastic achievement required( on a 4.0 scale- a 3.3 GPA or above for High School Students and a 2.5 average or above for College Students).

HIGH PLAINS CHAPTER-API SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Deadline:  Received by April 15, 2008                          Award: $2000 subject to change

The High Plains Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API) is taking applications for their scholarship program for the 2007-08 school year.  Applicants should either be 2008 high school graduates or area students attending community colleges or universities pursuing a technical degree directly related to the Petroleum Industry such as petroleum engineering, geology, geophysics or mechanical engineering.

Student eligibility:

  • Must be graduating seniors in the High Plains Chapter of API area and enrolled as an undergraduate in engineering or science program which is directly related to the petroleum industry.
  • Scholastic achievement required (2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 basis)
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student
  • Area encompassed:  SW KS, panhandle of OK, Panhandle of TX, Baca & Prowers Counties in CO

AN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST-for 11th & 12th graders

Deadline:  April 16, 2008                                                              Awards:  Up to $10,000

Rules:

  • Read the book, "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand.
  • To avoid disqualification, a stapled cover sheet MUST include: your name and address; your e-mail address (if available); the name and address of your high school; topic selected (#1, 2 or 3 from list above); your current grade level.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 800 and no more than 1,600 words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced.  One entry per student, please.
  • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
  • All entries become the property of the Ayn Rand Institute and will not be returned.
  • Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest.   Past first-place winners are not eligible for this contest.
  • Winners, finalists, semifinalists and all other participants will be notified via e-mail and/or by mail by July 18, 2008.
  • Submit your essay online at:  www.aynrand.org/contests.

BEEF EMPIRE DAYS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  Received by April 15, 2008                                                Award: $500

The Beef Empire Days, Inc. Board of Directors are now accepting applications for the first-ever Beef Empire Days Scholarships.  When the Beef Empire Days celebration was created over 30 years ago, one of the principle functions of the organization was to provide education for the industry.  Through the years many students have participated in Beef Empire Days events that are education related and we felt that it was time to recognize the youth of the Beef Empire who are the future industry leaders.

To qualify:

  • Applicant agrees to provide high school transcript along with this application.
  • Applicant must enroll in a minimum of 12 hours during the semester following receipt of the scholarship.
  • Applicant agrees to provide a brief, no longer than one page, letter expressing future career goals and their relationship to the beef industry. (Must be education, communications, production, research, engineering or any other area involved with the beef industry)

NORTHWEST COTTON GROWERS CO-OP

Deadline:  April 30, 2008                                                               Awards:  $500

Northwest Cotton Growers Co-op would like to offer one (1) $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in our trade area.  There are no stipulations attached to this scholarship as far as future areas of study etc.  Selection will be made based upon leadership potential and community awareness.  The completed application needs to be returned to:

  • Northwest Cotton Growers Co-op
  • P O Box 300
  • Moscow, KS  67952

STEVE HARPER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 14, 2008                                                                             Award:  $1,000

One of the best-known Kansans of recent times, Steve Harper left his mark on Kansas with photographs and words.  During his 25-year career, he was a photojournalism instructor at Wichita State University, The Wichita Eagle's photography editor and eventually the newspaper's outdoor writer and photographer.

Sadly, Steve died of cancer on February 6, 2000, at the age of 55 in the same Newton house where he'd grown up and raised three daughters.  This scholarship was started at the suggestion of Governor Bill Graves, among others, as a way to honor Harper's dedication to Kansans and serving the Kansas outdoors.  As Steve would have wished, it's presented to Kansas youth pursuing natural resources or photography careers at Kansas colleges, with Kansas-based career goals.

Eligibility:

  • Any graduating senior enrolled in a KS high school that plans to attend a four-year college or university in the state of KS and study photography or natural resources curriculum.
  • University students enrolled in photography or a natural resources curriculum

CHAPTER FF  P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 25, 2008                                                             Award:  $500- 2 given     

The Chapter FF...P.E.O. Scholarships are made possible through donations of the chapter's members, with requirements being set by the Scholarship Committee.  The Chapter FF, P.E.O. Scholarship Committee for the 2008-2009 school year has established the following priorities:

  • Applicants may only be high school seniors that are women attending a college or university the fall of 2008.
  • Activities in school and community are considered important.
  • ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE COPIES OF THE LAST SEVEN SEMESTERS OF HIGH SCHOOL.
  • This scholarship is awarded for one year only.
  • Applicants will need to be enrolled in 12 credit hours at the college or university of their choice.
  • Completed applications must be received ON OR BEFORE April 25, 2008.
  • Address to mail scholarship is on the application.
  • The applicants will be contacted after the scholarship due date if they were or were not selected for the scholarship.
  • After receiving notice of the scholarship, a thank you card should be sent to the Chapter, with the address to which the scholarship check should be sent.

CONSTITUTION AND CITIZENSHIP DAY ESSAY CONTEST-WASHBURN UNIVERSITY

Deadline:  April 28, 2008                                               Awards:  $1,000 scholarships to WU

Attention:  Kansas High School Juniors and Sophomores

The purpose of this contest is to encourage a greater understanding of the United States Constitution and to promote student reflection on the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.  For information visit www.washburn.edu/constitution-day

THE TYLENOL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  April 30, 2008 (submitted online or postmarked)                   Awards: $1,000 to $10,000

Tuition Assistance for Healthcare Students!  Apply today to receive one of ten $10,000 grants or 150 $1,000 grants being offered to undergraduate and graduate students in health-related fields of study.  Get more information and apply online at http://www.tylenol.com.

HEARD THE WORD POETRY SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  May 1, 2008                                                                            Award: (1) $1000 scholarship

Heard The Word Poetry is an organization that is dedicated to give back to the community through scholarships. The scholarship winner will also have their poem published in a Heard The Word Poetry book, and they will be given free copies to share with their family.  Scholarship is open to all high school and college undergraduate students.  Please visit the website for application and mailing address.  Only 1 poem per student, please.  No emailed entries will be considered.

SIGMA PHI EPSILON-WASHBURN UNIVERSITY

Deadline:  May 1, 2008                                                       Amount:  To be determined

  • Be an incoming freshman male to Washburn University
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Ha e demonstrated leadership ability
  • Have demonstrated service to an organization or the community
  • Have some athletic experience, whether varsity, intramural, or recreational

To apply, visit www.ksdelta.org, fill out online application or a paper application.

PETERSON'S GET A JUMP! $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP SWEEPSTAKES

Deadline:  May 14, 2008                                                                    Award:  $5,000

GARDEN CITY MAVERICKS, INC. SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  May 30, 2008                                                                        Award:  $500 

The Garden City Mavericks, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed specifically to raise money for college scholarships.  These scholarships are for anyone with a high school diploma or equivalent, and enrolled in a minimum of twelve hours at an accredited college.  Applications for this scholarship will include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • A description of who you are.  Include your interests, hobbies, goals, and what principles guide you as an individual.

This information will be reviewed by the selection committee and the successful applicant will be contacted.  Mail application to:  Garden City Mavericks, Inc., 1709 Center,  Garden City, KS  67846   

American Legion

There are numerous American Legion scholarships available for children of veterans. There are also many scholarships for students whose parents were not in the military.  See Mrs. Hill to look through the materials; or better yet, visit www.legion.org. Scroll down the page and find Useful Links for the Scholarship Information. 

 

SOUTHWEST BAR ASSOCIATION ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: March 12                                                                Awarded: $500 five scholarships

 

Essay Required!  Five scholarships of $500 each will be awarded by the Southwest Kansas Bar Association.  Applicants must submit an essay on the subject of American Bar Association 2008 Law Day theme-"The Rule of Law:  Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity."  Winners will be chosen based upon writing skills, content, academic achievement and potential for making a contribution to society.  

 

Applications are available in the Career Center

 

HIGH PAINS CHAPTER OF AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline:  Before April 1st                                                   Awarded: To be Announced

 

Student Eligibility:

 

 Applications will be solicited from graduating seniors in the high school in the High Plains Chapter of API area and from area students attending accredited junior or community colleges or universities enrolled as an undergraduate in engineering or science program which is directly related to the petroleum industry.

 

Method of selection:

Selection will be made by scholarship committee based on scholastic ability and application and appraisal information.  Recipients will be notified on a or before May 31st and will have ten days to accept.  If recipient does not accept or qualify, the scholarship will be awarded to the alternate selected by the scholarship committee.

 

Scholastic achievement required:  (2.5 GPA or above on a 4.0 basis)

Must be enrolled as a full time student.

Area encompassed:  (counties by state)

Kansas

Clark       Hamilton       Scott

Finney      Haskell         Seward

Ford         Kearny        Steven

Greeley     Meade         Stanton

Grant        Morton        Wichita

Gray

 

Application Requirements:

  •  Completed application

  •  Appraisal form completed and mailed by school counselor or professor of current school

  • Up-to-date transcript mailed by high school or college

 

SONG OF KANSAS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: May 1, 2008                                                                                   

This is a one year only scholarship available to students pursuing degrees in vocal and instrumental music at one of the six Regents schools in Kansas . Each institution will be able to award three scholarships in the amount of $2,482 each. Preference in awarding this scholarship shall go to entering freshman. Applications are available in the Career Office. 

 

Requirements:

  • Application

  • Copy of your academic transcripts

  • At least one academic letter of recommendation

 

GOLDEN PLAINS CREDIT UNION

 

Deadline: March 15                                                         Awarded: to be announced

 

Eligibility:

Applicant must be a member of Golden Plains Credit Union. 

 Applicants must be enrolled on or plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university, junior college, or trade school this fall.

 

Submit:

  • An Academic Letter or Recommendation for your school principal, counselor, or advisor.

  • A Personal Letter of Recommendation from a responsible person in your community who knows you well and can attest to your personal qualities and abilities.  It SHOULD NOT  be written by a family member or casual acquaintance.

  • School transcript showing cumulative grade point average.

 

Requirements:

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Transcript must be postmarked on or before March 15

 

 

 

KSU URBAN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

 

Deadline: January 23, 2009                                            Awarded: $3000

 

The Urban Leadership Scholars Program seeks to shape the next generation of great American urban leaders. Urban Leadership Scholars will have the knowledge to make sound judgments, the character to flourish under the pressures of leadership, and the vision to bring new solutions to our nation’s most pressing urban needs. They will influence and inspire future generations to value education, hard work, and achieve academic and career success.

The Urban Leadership Scholars Program is not a typical scholarship competition. In addition to a monetary award, scholars will have access to academic and social experiences to encourage successful careers in law, public policy, education, journalism, business, and ministry. Scholars will be inspired to become exemplary citizens for life who will shape all aspects of American urban society.

 

Requirements:

•Hold a strong high school GPA (3.5 unweighted minimum), along with a strong record of community service.
•Be a high school senior. (Preference will be given to first-generation students from metro areas.)
•Be a U.S. citizen.
•Attend K-State in fall 2008
•Minor in Leadership Studies.

BENEFITS

Students who are selected for the scholarship will receive:

• A $3,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years with a K-State GPA of 3.0
• Participation in a one-day Urban Leadership Seminar each summer
• Possible internships, national and international travel, and special mentoring opportunities

APPLICATION

To apply (Applications must be received by March 15, 2008):

• Complete the K-State scholarship application
• Complete the K-State Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship supplemental application
• Resume of community service
• Official high school transcript  (If a high school transcript has been provided to the office of admissions, there is no need to submit another.)
• Essay response

Respond to the following question. Please limit your answer to no more than 500 words.
• What are the greatest challenges facing the urban community and how will your education prepare you to be a leader who will positively affect those challenges?

GARDEN CITY ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS SCHOLARSHIP 

 

Deadline:  April 7, 2008                                                            Awarded: $500

 

The Garden City Association of Educational Office Processional (GCAEOP) is awarding a scholarship , in the amount of $500.00, to a Garden City High School graduate who will attend a community college, vocational college, or a four -year university in the fall of 2008 and a full time student.  Applicants not associated to GCAEOP must have a major in the area of a business or education.

 

the scholarship may be used for tuition or books only.  Awards will be made directly to the school of choice, on behalf of the student.

 

Please submit a current copy of transcripts and one letter of recommendation for a complete application.

 

BILL SPANIOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  May 31, 2008                                                                Award:  $500

The purpose of this scholarship is to promote Kansas Environmental Health Association as a professional organization and encourage individuals to pursue a degree in environmental science or related area.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduating KS HS senior or person who will be attending a KS college or university.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 3.0, with a GPA in their major field of study of 3.2 at the time of application.
  • Student shows an interest in the Biological or Physical Sciences.
  • Scholarship forms can be found on the KEHA website at www.e-keha.org under scholarship.

SOUTHWEST KANSAS CATTLEWOMEN

Deadline: April 30, 2008                                          Awarded:$1000

College student majoring in a division of agriculture, foods and nutrition and/or a beef related area of study are invited to apply for a $500 per semester scholarship for two semesters sponsored by the Southwest Kansas Cattlewomen.

The Cattlewomen will award their scholarship to a young person who will be a college junior, senior or graduate student working toward a degree from a major four year university next fall, and whose permanent residence is within the following Southwest counties: Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane , Mead, Morton, Ness, Seward, Scott, Stanton, Stevens or Wichita.  The student must exhibit past involvement with cattle production and plan to promote the beef industry in the future.

Persons interested in the scholarship may request to obtain an application form by emailing Kim Miller at redkim@pld.com, calling (620) 649-2445 or downloading a form found at www.kansascattlewomen.org and following the Southwest Cattlewomen link.  The selection committee will select the recipient and notify them so that they recipient can attend Beef Empire Days. June 2008 in Garden City, Kansas.

 

CATTLE EMPIRE SCHOLARSHIP-Beca Imperio del Ganado

Deadline:  May 25, 2009                                                          Award:  $5000 per year, renewable for four years

This scholarship is to recognize the Cattle Empire organization's commitment to youth, leadership and the future of animal agriculture.  This scholarship award will be $5,000 per year per recipient for a maximum of two new students chosen each year.  Recipients of this scholarship will have demonstrated language proficiency in both Spanish and English along with an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic culture.  First preference will be for students who are affiliated with the Cattle Empire organization.  Student recipients must attend Kansas State University-Manhattan and be properly enrolled in the College of Agriculture, pursuing an undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine, animal science and industry, feed science management, agronomy, agricultural economics or agribusiness.  The scholarship may be renewed for up to four years.  For students to be eligible for scholarship renewal in subsequent years, they must meet minimum academic standards (2.4 GPA in year one, 2.6 GPA in year two and 2.8 GPA in year three).

To apply for this scholarship, complete the application and essay form. 

MISS KANSAS TEEN USA PAGEANT

Deadline:  June 15, 2008                                                          Award:  Up to $56,000

The winner of our Pageant will embark on an exciting journey, and will receive a fabulous prize package including cash, wardrobe, and travel.  Most valuable of all, she will receive an amazing college scholarship offered through our new partnership with prestigious Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri.  The winner will receive a scholarship to Lindenwood worth $57,600. For more information, go to this website.  www.misskansasusa.com

AYN RAND INSTITUTE ESSAY CONTEST-for COLLEGE STUDENTS

Deadline:  September 14, 2008                                                     Awards:  Up to $5,000

Atlas Shrugged - Judging;  Essays will be judged on both style and content.  Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized.  Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged. Atlas Shrugged - Rules;

  • Entrant must be enrolled in a full-time college degree program at the time of entry.
  • A stapled cover sheet MUST include: name and address of entrant; entrant's e-mail address (if available); name and address of entrant's university; topic selected (1, 2 or 3 from list above); and entrant's declared major.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 and no more than 1,200 words in length, and must be typewritten and double-spaced.  One entry per student, please.
  • Essay must be solely the work of the entrant.
  • Employees of the Ayn Rand Institute, its board of directors and their immediate family members are not eligible for this contest.  Past winners of the Atlas Shrugged essay contest are not eligible for this contest.
  • All entries become the property of the Ayn Rand Institute and will not be returned.
  • Winners and other participants will be notified by November 22, 2007.
  • To enter, go to www.aynrand.org/contests

KU HIXSON OPPORTUNITY AWARD APPLICATION

Deadline for all applications: March 1, 2009                               Award: Renewable $5000

Eligibility Criteria:

      Students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship.
      Students must be residents of Kansas and current high school seniors
      Students must be admissible to the University of Kansas
      Students must be entering freshmen for the upcoming fall term at KU
      Students must demonstrate financial eligibility as determined by the FAFSA
      Students whose parents/guardians did not earn a 4-year college degree will receive     priority consideration

BURGER KING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Deadline:  February 15, 2008                

                $1000 scholarships available to all eligible high school seniors
                Log on at www.bk.com/scholars to apply
                Easy online application process begins October 15, 2007

Eligibility Criteria:

         Maintain a gpa of 2.5 or higher
         Work part-time an average of 15 hours/week
         Actively involved in community service activities
         Plan to enroll in an accredited two/or four-year college, university, or       vocational/technical school

BILINGUAL TEACHERS OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  February 1, 2008

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Be a high school graduate from Garden City High School or one of many neighboring   schools
2. Complete an associate degree from Garden City Community College or enter Fort Hays State University as an incoming freshman.
3. Admitted to Fort Hays State University teacher education program
4. Submit an application form                                                                                                   5.  Submit 3 personal letter of reference and transcripts
6. Graduate from High School listed about with a GPA of at least 2.75.                                 7.      Maintain at least a 2.75 college GPA to continue to renew the scholarship when transferring from Garden City Community College or as an incoming freshman.
8. Enroll as a full-time Fort Hays University student either on campus or through continuing   education. or
9. Enroll as a full time student at GCCC 
10. Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish or a Southeast Asian language through a written and oral exam                                                                                                                         11. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

See Jacque Hill in the Career Center for Scholarship package and agreement.

KANSAS HORSE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility Criteria:

                1.  A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
                2.  Applicant must be accepted into a trade or other accredited scholastic institution.
                3.  Applicant must have a background in the horse industry such as 4-H, FFA, High    
                     or have shown a willingness to serve the equine industry such as volunteering at the county 
                      fair or assisting at a therapeutic riding center.
                4.  Applicant must be able to provide 2 letters of recommendation.
                5.  Applicant must be a current Kansas Horse Council member (Student memberships are $35)
                6.  Applicant can list scholastic accomplishments and community service.

 More information available at www.kansashorsecouncil.com 

ESA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline:  February 1

Application must be submitted on the current revised form (Revised, February 2008).  Current application form may be downloaded from the ESA Foundation website  www.esaintl.com/esaf .

Eligibility Criteria:

                     A senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with 
                     GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, OR a minimum score of ACT 22.


ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF THE KANSAS SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Deadline for submission of test scores is March 3, 2008

A total of $6,800 will be awarded as follows:  one each for $1,300, $900, $800, $700 and $600 and 5 for $500 each.  

Offered without financial need, scholarships will be awarded to students who:

  • rank high in the ACT or SAT examinations
  • will attend a Kansas university or college, and
  • plan to major in accounting

ACT or SAT test scores must be submitted by a counselor.  Students will also be required to submit a completed questionnaire.  Scholarships recipients will be chosen from among qualified applicants.  

SAE's 2009 Engineering Scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2008

In recognition of the important contributions made by engineers in improving the quality of our lives, particularly those related to mobility, SAE is proud to be able to offer more than 60 corporate- and university sponsored scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and related sciences. Applicant must be a high school senior at the time of application. For full details visit www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program

Deadline: February 6, 2009

Eligibility criteria: 

A seven-semester unweighted grade point average of 3.85, based on a 4.0 system. Please be sure that the reported GPA conforms to the 4.0 system.

A minimum of 300-word, maximum 500-word essay. Note: The essay must state how the applicant will utilize his or her abilities to achieve their lifetime goals.

Two letters of recommendation from any of the following categories:

  • school counselor or principal
  • teacher
  • character reference from outside of the school (employer, minister, community service coordinator)

Note: Letters of reference from immediate family members should be avoided.

  • Have a composite score of 32 or more on the ACT assessment.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Demacracy

Deadline: November 1st                       Grand Prize: $30,000 Scholarship

For more info go to www.vfw.org

Gates Millennium Scholarship

Deadline: January 12th 2009

For more info go to www.gmsp.org

Kansas Board of Regents

Deadline: October 6, 2008 and February 6, 2009

Criteria:

Full-time students who enroll in designated one or two year vocational programs. Designated programs are located at various Kansas area technical schools/colleges, community colleges, Kansas State University-Salina, several four year colleges and propriety schools. Only certificate and selected two year degree programs are included among the designated technical programs. Students with baccalaureate degrees are not eligible for funding.

For more info go to www.kansasregents.org/financialaid/awards.html

K. State of Salina Elite Scholarship Program

Apply for up to $5000

Eligibility:

First generation college student (or)

Come from a rural area (or)

Economically disadvantaged (or)

Member of a minority group

Must seek an Engineering Technology degree in:

Computer Systems Technology

Construction Engineering Technology

Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology 

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Web Development Technology

For more info go to salina.k-state.edu/elite

American Legion Scholarships

For more info go to www.ksamlegion.org

Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2008

Scholarship Requirements:

Hold a strong high school GPA (3.5 unweighted minimum)

Be a high school senior (Preference will be given to first-generation students in metro areas.)

Be a U.S. citizen

Attend K-State in fall 2009

Minor in Leadership Studies

P.E.O. Star Scholarship

Deadline: January 6, 2009

Criteria for Eligibility:

Successful candidates will exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, extracurricular activies, community service and potential for future success.

A graduating senior, age 20 years or under by the application deadline of Jan. 6, 2009.

Final semester of secondary education being completed at time of application deadline

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada

Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States or Canada full-time or part-time in fall of the year after graduation. (December graduates may be considered if the P.E.O. chapter requests a waiver in writing from the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Committee.)

Please return to Career Center no later than 4:00pm, January 6, 2009.

Kansas Kiwanis Foundation, Inc.

Application must be postmarked not later than February 1, 2009 for your application to be considered. 

Go to career center to pick up an application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          
                

 






              




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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