Scholarships

Below is a list of resources that you may find helpful as you search for scholarships.

2022-23 LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP LIST - These scholarships are primarily available to SHS/Shawnee county seniors. 

DISCOVER CARD SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY
Discover Card has a Scholarship Directory which includes over 60 scholarships with varying deadlines. You can through the list of scholarships based on key categories.

SCHOLLY
Scholly was created by Christopher Gray who won $1.3 million in scholarships through grit, sweat, and hustle. In realizing how broken and time consuming this process was, he created Scholly to make things much easier.  Scholly is the #1 college scholarship app in the world and has helped students win more than $100 million dollars. Join today and start matching with scholarships in minutes.  Every month, Scholly added thousands of new scholarships.  By taking five minutes to tell Scholly what makes you YOU, Scholly’s scholarship matching algorithm is able to match you with life-changing scholarships based on your interests, accomplishments, and unique traits. With your Scholly student profile complete, our scholarship AI will compare your profile to thousands of active scholarships to create a prioritized list of opportunities. The scholarships with the highest Scholly Score are the ones you should apply to first!

RaiseMe
RaiseMe is a free college readiness tool that allows students to earn micro-scholarships to college for their achievements in high school.  Students grades 9-12 can use RaiseMe to build a portfolio, discover colleges, and earn micro-scholarships from over 300 partner institutions.  Students interested in attending Washburn University, Kansas University, Kansas State University, MidAmerica Nazarene University (in Olathe) or Newman University (in Wichita) as well as numerous out of state colleges can earn micro-scholarships that they can then use to attend these institutions.

STUDENTSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG
This website claims to have the largest collection of scholarships on the Web. It definitely does list many scholarships.

The Ultimate Guide to Scholarships for Military Dependents
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. 

KANSAS ScholarSHOP
The rising cost of higher education can be a discouraging factor for many Kansans in pursuit of attending their dream college or technical school. That's why the Kansas State Treasurer’s office has launched the Kansas ScholarShop initiative. ScholarShop aims to restore hope and excitement for students seeking educational and career advancement after high school. With access to 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion; students can search and find scholarships, grants and awards tailored specifically to their deepest passions.

SCHOLARSHIPS


Below is a list of scholarships. Not all of them will be of interest to you. Please continue to check this website, as new scholarships will be added as we become aware of them. Scholarships are listed in chronological order. To access scholarship applications, please click on the title of the scholarship.

Titles of scholarships include the following:

Due Date     --     Organization Offering Scholarships     --     Who Should Apply

SEPTEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


September 15--Gates Scholarship--HS seniors
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship has been awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

September 25--Mattress Help Scholarship--current HS students
MattressHelp.org is pleased to announce our annual Sleep Health Scholarship. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education.
Each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. The scholarship is awarded once every academic year and is open to all students in the United States who meet the eligibility criteria.

September 30 -- Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs -- HS Seniors and current college students
NBT, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to students enrolled in certification or degree programs that lead to careers in manufacturing. Submission begins July 1st.

September 30--Writers of the Future  --  All High School Students
L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

September 30--Illustrators of the Future -- All High School Students
L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

September 30-- Skin Care Ox -- females, HS seniors and current college students
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!

OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


October 2--What Do You Meme $30,000 BIPOC Scholarship -- Available to all students
What Do You Meme may look like all fun and games, but as a team of forward thinkers and creatives, we understand the critical importance of education. In our continuing partnership with Scholly, this semester we are dedicating this round of scholarships to furthering awareness and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and will be awarding three Black Identifying, Indigenous, andPeople of Color (BIPOC) students $10,000 each with the What Do You Meme Scholarship! Apply through Scholly before October 2nd for your chance to win, and please help spread the word by tagging @whatdoyoumeme in your social media posts.

October 15--Kansas Buffalo Association--HS seniors/1st year college students
The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshman who is involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in an agriculturally related field.

October 15--Wichita State University--HS students applying to WSU's Honor college
The Cohen Honors College offers a number of scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen.  To apply you must have applied to WSU by October 15th, and to the Honors College by November 1st.  Scholarship competitions are held in late November and early December, based on major.  Look for "Select Business and Engineering majors - Cohen Honors College: Koch Scholars Program" and "All majors - Cohen Honors College: Lenora Academic McGregor Scholarship" on the list.

October 15--Wichita State University--HS Seniors interested in vocal or instrumental music
The Music Department at WSU provides for a variety of scholarship opportunities. 

October 15--Wichita State University--HS Seniors majoring in Business
The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University invites graduating seniors to compete in the Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik Scholarship Competition. Scholarship awards will be given to the top finalist and the final selection will be awarded the $48,000 Clay Barton Scholarship.

October 15 -- WSU Distinguished Scholarship Invitational -- HS Seniors
Are you in the Class of 2022? How does a $64,000 scholarship sound?
Wichita State University invites you to participate in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational in fall of 2021. A variety of scholarships are awarded to DSI participants, including three $64,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships - three of the largest scholarships in Kansas! The Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) is one of the area's most prominent annual scholarship competitions. This year it will be held on November 20, 2021. More than $500,000 in scholarships to WSU are awarded each year.  Look for the "All majors - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational" link at the top of the list.

October 15 -- WSU Wise Scholarship Competition -- HS Seniors interested in engineering
The College of Engineering annually awards over $500,000 each year in both merit-based and need-based scholarships to engineering majors in all classes. These awards are made possible by our gracious donors. Their generous gifts provide over 200 students the opportunity to continue their studies in the field of engineering. Most College of Engineering scholarship recipients are selected using our online General Engineering Scholarship Application. This application is open from November 1 through February 1 each academic year, and applications received during this application period are used to select recipients for the following academic year.

October 15 -- Wichita State University -- HS Seniors majoring in math or science education
Each year the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship at WSU offers a scholarship competition to high school seniors who declare a major in math or science education at Wichita State University. Winners of the competition receive merit scholarships their freshman and sophomore years. Students who continue to meet the Klose scholarship guidelines during their junior and senior years at WSU will receive the Klose scholarship. This scholarship covers the average cost of tuition, books and fees, but does not include housing costs.
Even though the application for this scholarship isn't due until November 1st, students must be admitted to WSU by October 15th in order to be eligible for this scholarship.  This link takes you to a long list of scholarships.  Look for "Education Majors - School of Education Klose Scholars Competition".

October 15--Wichita State University--HS seniors interested in majoring in Entrepreneurship
The W. Frank Barton School of Business awards two $25,000 Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarships each year to students majoring or double-majoring in entrepreneurship. The scholarship is awarded over a four year period.  The scholarship deadline is actually December 15, 2021.  But students must have application materials in to WSU earlier than that.

October 16 -- Nat'l YoungArts Foundation -- 10th-12th grade HS students
YoungArts has honored thousands of young artists - including actors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, singers, visual artists and writers - with monetary awards and scholarship opportunities.

October 20 --- Wendy's ---Seniors Class of 2021
The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance, a leading provider of personal automobile insurance and other related products, today announced a new partnership between the two organizations to recognize high school student-athletes throughout the country for their academic and athletic achievements as well as their community service. As part of the partnership, Acceptance Insurance will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Heisman High School Scholarship program.Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.

October 23 -- Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship Program -- HS seniors and those enrolled in a MS program
Newcomer Funeral Service Group is committed to excellence in funeral service education. They annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate our core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth. This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the 2020-2021 school year and high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study.  Awards are for undergraduate study only and all institutions must be accredited with the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE).

October 31 --- Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy --- All High School StudentsThe 2021-22 theme is "Where do we go from here?"  Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, more than 50,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply?  See Mrs. Ross for local VFW submission information. 

NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


November 1 -- Raise.me Micro-Scholarships -- HS Seniors
For students at participating Kansas high schools who might not otherwise consider attending college. 

November 1 -- KSUKUESUPSUFHSUWSUWU  - HS Seniors
The priority deadline for many colleges is November 1st.  Please check each school's website for the most accurate information.
Students need to have all of their admission materials (transcript, ACT scores, application and scholarship application) submitted by that date in order to have priority for scholarship consideration. 
Visit the admissions and scholarship pages of various universities for more specific information.

November 1 -- Wichita State University -- HS seniors who plan to attend WSU and major in math or science education.Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship Competition
This exciting competition is held each November for high school seniors who declare a major in math or science education at WSU. Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, ACT Composite scores, SAT score and results of the hands-on competition. Winners of the competition will be offered a financial aid package that includes a combination of scholarships. The Klose Scholarship covers the average cost of tuition, books and fees during the junior and senior year as long as eligibility is maintained. Sign up at www.wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetition. The Klose Scholarship Competition application must be completed independently of all other scholarship applications.

November 1 -- WSU Honors College Scholarships -- HS Seniors
The Cohen Honors College at Wichita State University provides several scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen.

November 1 -- Golden Rule Lodge #90, Topeka -- Kansas public high school Juniors and Seniors
The Masonic Grand Lodge of AF & AM of Kansas sponsors an essay contest for juniors and seniors who attend a Kansas tax-supported public high school.  Kaleigh Blades, SHS's Class of 2020 grad was a 1ST PLACE winner of this contest her senior year!!

November 1 -- Good Citizens Scholarship Contest -- all HS seniors
The Topeka Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors a Good Citizens Scholarship contest for all high school seniors. The DAR Good Citizens program encourages and rewards the qualities of good citizenship among high school seniors: dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  Seniors who are interested in this contest must contact Mrs. Ross by November 1st.

November 4 -- Prudential Spirit of Emerging Visionaries Awards -- middle and high school studentsThe world needs innovations – your innovations. Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a national program that celebrates and awards young people who create solutions to financial and societal challenges.  We're building a community of young people working to create positive change across the nation. If you have a solution and a well-designed plan to make it happen, tell us about it.

November 15 -- Elks National Foundation -- HS Seniors
The Elks National Foundation awards 500 renewable scholarships to graduating seniors through their "Most Valuable Student" program.  Applications taken between August 2nd and November 15th.

November 15 -- The Soroptimists -- females only; HS or current college students
The Live Your Dream Awards offers three levels of cash awards. Eligible applicants can submit their application between August 1 - November 15. Ultimately, a Live Your Dream Awards finalist has the potential receive up to $16,000 to help offset tuition costs, purchase books, get transportation, or find reliable childcare so she can worry less about how to pay her bills and focus on reaching her dreams.Since 1972, the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) has disbursed more than $30 million to tens of thousands of women who have overcome poverty, domestic and sexual violence, divorce, the death of a spouse, or other life challenges. They are women— just like you—who had the courage and determination to turn their lives around.

November 15 -- Varsity Tutors -- HS Juniors & Seniors
Varsity Tutors has a monthly scholarship contest where participants write and post an essay on a specific topic. Essays are then published on their web site for the remainder of the month, where they are voted on. The author of the essay with the most votes each month wins a scholarship.

November 26 -- Nat'l Air Transportation Foundation Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship-- current college students
The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship was established in the honor and memory of Dan L. Meisinger Sr., whose career in aviation spanned 63 years. He was founder of Executive Beechcraft, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and was twice named Beech Aircraft's Man of the Year. The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual flight training scholarship to a qualified individual.

November 30 -- Avive Solutions -- HS seniors and current college students
Our company was founded by Rory Beyer, Moseley Andrews, and Sameer Jafri during their senior year in college. They are building a next generation Automated External Defibrillator (AED). It’s usable by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Because their origins stem from their time and experiences in college, it’s only natural that they are incredibly strong advocates of the innovative ideas fostered by higher education.

DECEMBER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


December 1 -- Huge-NWU Scholarship -- HS students enrolling in Nebraska Wesleyan University (Lincoln) in the fall To qualify, a student must: Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or higher (weighted on 4.0 scale). Submit the Nebraska Wesleyan University application for admission.  Huge-NWU Scholarships:One winner receives a full-ride Huge-NWU Scholarship that covers ALL tuition, fees, room and board for four years. Finalists receive $16,000 Huge-NWU Commendation Scholarships($4,000 x 4 years).  Select semifinalists receive $4,000 Huge-NWU Recognition Scholarships($1,000 x 4 years).

December 1 -- Scholly $2,000 Back to School Scholarship -- All students
Apply today to Scholly's $2,000 Back to School Quick Apply Scholarship!

December 1 -- Topeka Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution High School Essay Contest -- All HS students
Select a figure from the American Revolution era.  Discuss how he/she influenced the course of the revolution, who he/she was and his/her contribution to the founding of a new nation.  Your figure may be any person, whether a well-known figure or an everyday man, woman or child who supported the revolution in ways large or small.

December 1 -- Wichita State University Linwood Sexton Endowed Scholarship-- HS Seniors who will attend WU in the FallAward amount: Four-year, full-ride scholarship. A full-ride award geared toward minority students majoring in business or education who demonstrate financial need.  To be eligible to compete, you must:  Be a 2022 high school graduate, Submit Wichita State application materials by Nov. 1, 2021 and meet the following criteria:  Have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA, AND have a minimum ACT composite score of 21, OR minimum SAT composite of 1060.


December 1 -- Washburn University - HS Seniors who plan to attend WU in the fall
If you are a high school senior and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 21 composite ACT score you could be eligible for a WU Freshmen Academic Scholarship. December 1st is the deadline to submit your Freshmen Scholarship Application.

December 1 -- University of Kansas - Self Scholarship Program -- HS students interested in engineering or computer science at KU
The mission of the Madison A. and Lila Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program (the “SELF Program”) is to develop passionate engineering and computer science graduates who are strongly goal-oriented and who bring the business skills and vision needed to guide the technology-based corporations of tomorrow. The SELF Program will recruit, select and financially support students at the University of Kansas and administer to them an ongoing four-year personal development program that leads to a continuing supply of exceptional graduates at the bachelor of science level. By active participation in the program, the students will expand and refine their leadership, managerial, business, interpersonal, entrepreneurial, communication and engineering skills through mentoring, coursework, seminars and leadership opportunities. Graduates from the SELF Program will possess the personal attributes needed to become effective leaders who are motivated to make a real difference during their careers.

December 5 -- KSU Civic Leadership Scholarship -- HS students who will attend KSU in the fall
The objective for the K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship competition is to identify and reward exceptional high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others in their community, school or place of worship.
This competition rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing projects and programs with a lasting impact on those they serve.
Finalists will be selected by a committee of campus and community leaders and must participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

December 5 --Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation -- HS students
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation today announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5Give5 to help end hunger in their communities.

December 10 -- RUDD Foundation -- Pell Grant Eligible HS 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, 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.

December 15 -- Foot Locker -- current HS students
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.
Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.

December 15 -- Colby Community College -- HS seniors considering CCC
Colby Community College sponsors a strong student scholarship program. Scholarships are available to promote academic excellence, develop leadership, and to help students achieve their academic goals by minimizing financial barriers. Colby Community College offers scholarships in the following categories: Academic Scholarships, Co-Curricular Scholarships, Endowment Foundation Scholarship, Leadership Scholarships and Tuition-Based Scholarships.

December 15 -- AXA Foundation -- HS Seniors who will be full time college students next year
The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Each state winner receives a scholarship award of $10,000. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000, bringing the national AXA Achievers’ total scholarship awards to $25,000 each.

December 15 -- Varsity Tutors Scholarship Program -- HS Juniors & Seniors
Varsity Tutors has a monthly scholarship contest where participants write and post an essay on a specific topic. Essays are then published on their web site for the remainder of the month, where they are voted on. The author of the essay with the most votes each month wins a scholarship.

December 17 (PRIORITY DEADLINE) Acacia Leadership Scholarship -- HS senior men who will attend KSU in the fall
The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming male freshmen at the Manhattan Campus of Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership.

December 31 -- Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship -- graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.  Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.  Must be a single father, child of a single father, or closely impacted by a single father.  All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

December 31 -- Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship -- graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.  Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.  Must be a single mother, child of a single mother, or closely impacted by a single mother.  All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

December 31 -- Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship -- HS seniors and college studentsVirtasant has recently launched the Future Leaders in Technology scholarship which aims to service students from the following communities and groups:Black or African American, Latinx or Hispanic , Native American or Native Indian, Women, LGBTQA+
This award is for students pursuing any kind of technical major, like computer science, electrical engineering or data science. The award of $2,500 will be given to one college student and $1,000 to two high school seniors twice per year.

January 21 -- Seaman Education Advantage Foundation -- SHS Seniors
Five scholarships are funded through the Seaman Education Advantage Foundation. Applications can be delivered in person, I/O mail, or USPS, and MUST be delivered to Mrs. Theresa Dunham at the address listed on the application, by 4:00pm on Friday, January 21, 2022 (not postmarked on this date).

The scholarships are as follows:
  1. SEAF General Scholarship (ALL are eligible to apply for this scholarship)
  2. SEAF Amy Lietz Scholarship (Specifically for those planning to study in the field of Journalism and/or Communications)
  3. SEAF Technical or Community College Scholarship (Specifically for those planning to attend a Tech or Community College that is NOT Washburn Tech)
  4. SEAF Washburn Tech Scholarship (Specifically for those planning to attend Washburn Tech)
  5. SEAF Ed Albert Scholarship- (Specifically for those planning to study in the field of Education

JANUARY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


January 1-- Skin Care Ox -- females, HS seniors and current college students
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!

January 3 -- Acacia Leadership Scholarship - HS senior men who will attend KSU in the fall
The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming male freshmen at the Manhattan Campus of Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership.

January 4 -- Hixson Opportunity Award -- HS seniors who plan to attend KU in the fall  For students who would otherwise not be able to attend KU.

January 15 -- Jack Dresslar KIAAA Scholarship -- HS senior athletes
Each year, the members of the KIAAA are proud to award the prestigious Jack Dressler Kansas Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholarship to four deserving Kansas student- athletes. Scholarships are sponsored by Future Pro and Lou's Sporting Goods.
NOTE - IN ORDER TO OFFER THIS SCHOLARSHIP TO OUR STUDENTS THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR MUST BE A MEMBER OF THIS ORGANIZATION.

January 10 -- Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship -- HS seniors who have lost a parent to cancerThe KLL Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to help kids who have lost a parent to cancer pursue and attain their dreams of a college education. Kelly Lynn Lutz was a teacher by training, a loving stay-at-home mother, and a strong supporter of her husband. She fought cancer valiantly for nine years, all the while caring for her family, supporting her community and teaching us all the value of each and every moment. With Kelly’s passing in May 2008, her family and friends knew the best way to honor her memory was through continued life, education and support for those that cancer has left behind.  

January 11 -- National FFA Foundation -- HS Seniors/post-secondary students
The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals sponsor scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Just one application is required for multiple opportunities! Both FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible for scholarships.

January 12 -- Jackie Robinson Foundation -- HS seniors
The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. Serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need, the Foundation assists increasing numbers of minority youths through the granting of four-year college scholarships and comprehensive practical support.

January 14 -- America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships  -- HS Seniors and full-time college students

Sponsored by Bayer Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag - related field of study. Students can apply for a $1,500 scholarship.  This is open to non-FFA members.

January 15 -- Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship -- HS Seniors
The Kansas Kiwanis Foundation offers scholarships to deserving high school students. (College students can also apply, using a different application, available at the same link.)Application deadline is January 15, 2021.

January 15 -- Sunrise Optimist Essay Contest -- HS Students under the age of 19 as of October 1, 2020
The Optimist International sponsors an essay contest to give young people the opportunity to develop their own views around a central idea and have the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship.  Click on this link for more information and application form.  2020-21 Sunrise Optimist Essay Contest.pdf

January 21 -- Seaman Education Advantage Foundation -- SHS Seniors
Five scholarships are funded through the Seaman Education Advantage Foundation. Applications can be delivered in person, I/O mail, or USPS, and MUST be delivered to Mrs. Theresa Dunham at the address listed on the application, by 4:00pm on Friday, January 21, 2022 (not postmarked on this date).

The scholarships are as follows:
  1. SEAF General Scholarship (ALL are eligible to apply for this scholarship)
  2. SEAF Amy Lietz Scholarship (Specifically for those planning to study in the field of Journalism and/or Communications)
  3. SEAF Technical or Community College Scholarship (Specifically for those planning to attend a Tech or Community College that is NOT Washburn Tech)
  4. SEAF Washburn Tech Scholarship (Specifically for those planning to attend Washburn Tech)
  5. SEAF Ed Albert Scholarship- (Specifically for those planning to study in the field of Education

January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - students pursuing a post-secondary degree in nursing
The family of Harriet Hayes Austin established this $1,000 scholarship in 2003 to honor her memory and carry on her legacy of caring for others through the Harriet Hayes Austin Memorial Scholarship for Nursing. Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors who has been a "little" Brother/Sister
Big Brothers/Big Sisters sponsors a $2,000 scholarship to provide financial assistance to a graduating senior who was "matched" for a year or more with a "Big Brother" or a "Big Sister".  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - seniors graduating from a Shawnee County HS and will attend 4-year college/university
This $500 scholarship was created by the family of Jim and Sandy Brown to honor their memory and Sandy's dedication to the teaching profession.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS students (NOT JUST SENIORS) who plan to study abroad
A gift from the Blanche Bryden Foundation established this $1,500 scholarship for a student who attends a Topeka high school who is interested in international studies or foreign language studies.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS seniors pursuing a degree in Engineering
Until spring of 2020, the James P. Cox Family Memorial Scholarship has been awarded by the Seaman High School Historical Society. It has been moved to the Topeka Community Foundation for award.  Applicants must be a Seaman High School senior with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA and who is/will be enrolled in an Engineering program at a 4 year accredited US college or university.Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - Shawnee County resident with independent FAFSA status
The $1,000 Harry & Karen Craig Scholarship for Perseverance is awarded to a student who has been in the juvenile court system (through no fault of his/her own) and is now considered an independent citizen and is seeking an education at a higher institution of learning.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.

January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors in the Topeka/Shawnee County area
In 1991, Quaker Oats established this $500 scholarship to celebrated its 25th anniversary at its Topeka plant. When H.J. Heinz (Del Monte Foods) purchased Quaker, the company decided to continue the scholarship.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors planning to major in Journalism
The $500 Christian A. Ewell Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 for a student who is planning to major in Journalism.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS seniors pursuing degree in secondary education
This $500 scholarship was established in memory of Bruce Frederick and in honor of his daughter, Susie Frederick Alexander and is to benefit a Seaman High School student planning to pursue a degree in secondary education. Combined, Bruce and Susie dedicated 66 years to the Seaman School District.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS female seniors who have participated in Cross Country for at least 3 years
The Girls of '77 Scholarship was created to honor the original women of the 1977 Hayden High School cross country team, which was one of the first cross country teams established in the state of Kansas. This scholarship is available to a female graduate of a Topeka area high school who participated in cross country for at least 3 years.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors pursuing a degree in Education, Journalism or Creative Arts
As a retired school teacher, Darlene Harvey established this $500 scholarship support the education of students who have the desire to impact future generations through a dedication to the teaching profession.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - The Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors who will attend Kansas college/university
The $1,000 Dana and Louise Hummer Scholarship was established in 2017 to benefit Kansas students attending a Kansas college or university.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS seniors pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Medicine
The Howard T. Jackson Memorial Scholarship will be awarded by to an applicant who will enroll in a program of study in the field of Agriculture or Medicine at a 4 year accredited U.S. college or university.  This scholarship was established on February 3, 2014 through the Seaman Historical Society by 1934 grad Elizabeth (Jackson) Wooster-Petrik in memory of her father. (member of the Seaman School Board from 1925-1941).  It was moved to the Topeka Community Foundation for award in the spring of 2020.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - students pursuing a post-secondary degree in Wildlife Biology or Management
Kaw Valley Quail Unlimited is dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation and the safe enjoyment of upland bird hunting. This $1,000 scholarship is in memory of Larry Campbell, a founder and past president of the chapter. Larry had a long term interest in outdoor youth activities and gave much of his time to youth programs in Northeast Kansas.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.

January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS seniors
This scholarship was established in 2016 in memory of Morgan Michelle Kottman who was a student at Seaman High School. Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - Shawnee County HS female seniors who have participated in golf or basketball
This $1,500 scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Ms. Marjorie Helen Lanning and is focused on female students who participate in basketball or golf, two of her favorite sports.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - students who plan to attend technical school, community college or university in Kansas
LaRue A. "Bud" Moore was acknowledged by those who knew him as an honest man who lived life with the principles of integrity and fairness. After serving his country in the Coast Guard, he devoted nearly fifty years to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers enhancing the lives of working men and women. In his worklife as labor negotiator, working across the table from owners and managers of literally hundreds of companies, he demanded and established relationships with those three principles: honesty, integrity and fairness. This $1,000 scholarship was established in his memory.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.

January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors pursuing a career in a science field
This $1,000 scholarship was established in 2016 by Darline Peterson. Applicant must be a Topeka or Shawnee County high school senior pursuing a career in the field of science. This scholarship was created In honor of a family member who had a fulfilling career in a science related profession.   Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS seniors
This scholarship was established with the Seaman High School Historical Society on May 30, 2002 from member donations to the scholarship fund, memberships and memorials.  In the spring of 2020, this scholarship was moved to the Topeka Community Foundation for award.  This $500 scholarship to be awarded to a SHS graduate who has a 3.0+ cumulative GPA and is enrolled in a field of study of their choice at a 4 year accredited US college or university.  It was recently moved to the Topeka Community Foundation for award.  Applicants must be a Seaman High School senior.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors who will pursue a degree in education
The $1,000 W. Dale and Betty J. Smeltzer scholarship was established by the family of Dale and Betty Smeltzer, in memory of Dale and in honor of Betty, both retired educators who devoted their lives to positively influencing the lives of students.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors
The Brady Smith Memorial scholarship was established by his family to celebrate Brady's life and to honor his wish of supporting boys and girls wrestling.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - SHS seniors who will attend 4-year college/university
When Topeka educator Emily Steve died at the age of 31, her family established this $500 scholarship to honor her memory, so that she could continue to assist other area students in the pursuit of their academic endeavors.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors
This scholarship was established by the Topeka Alumnae Panhellenic Council to be awarded to a female high school senior graduating from a Shawnee County High School.  A commitment to join a college Greek sorority is not a requirement. Apply online until January 31, 2021.

January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors
The Topeka Jazz Workshop Scholarships were established to provide scholarships to selected music students for the purpose of pursuing their music education. Students must be planning to participate in a performance jazz ensemble or group in college and be enrolled in at least one collegiate music class or documented private jazz lessons during your freshman year. Apply online until January 31, 2021.
January 31 - Topeka Community Foundation - HS seniors who will major or minor in fiber arts
The Yak N Yarn scholarship fund was established by Karen Z Taylor to benefit Topeka & Shawnee County area high school seniors who plan to pursue a major or minor in fiber arts.  Apply online until January 31, 2021.


FEBRUARY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES

February 1 -- Dr. Robert E. Roeder Healthcare Career Scholarship -- Shawnee County HS seniors considering a healthcare career
This scholarship opportunity is provided by Stormont Vail Health Care and Cotton O’Neil.  The primary purpose of this scholarship is to reward high school seniors, within Shawnee County, interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare industry.  The Dr. Robert E. Roeder Scholarship Application Committee will review all applications, in their entirety, and award two chosen applicants $1000 each. 

February 1 -- Delta Theta Chi Sorority -- High School seniors and college freshmen
Delta Theta Chi Sorority, a national non-collegiate educational sorority is accepting applications for two (2) awards in the amount of $2,400 each.

February 1 -- Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships -- HS seniors/current college students
The ESA Foundation awards numerous scholarships annually, you do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is online. There are 51 scholarships listed for Kansas residents on this website.

February 1 -- Univ. of Nebraska @ Lincoln -- HS students who will attend there
In order to be considered for leadership, community service and diversity enhancement scholarships, out-of-state students must apply for admission and submit their personal statement by February 1st.

February 7 -- McDonalds -- current Hispanic HS seniors and college students
There’s a lot more to McDonald’s than the Big Mac. The McDonald’s HACER ® scholarship program grants scholarships and college resources for eligible Hispanic students. With opportunities on national levels, HACER ® is one of the largest programs committed to college scholarships for Hispanics. So what are you waiting for? This is your moment.

February 7 -- Topeka Legal Professionals -- HS Seniors
Topeka Legal Professionals, Inc. (TLP) will award two $500 scholarships this spring to 2 students who are furthering their education, based on scholastic achievements, future career goals, demonstration of financial need and leadership ability.

February 7 -- Elks National Foundation 2022 Legacy Awards -- HS Seniors
Legacy Awards are for children and grandchildren of Elks club members. The Foundation will offer $4,000 awards in the 2022 contest.


February 7 -- Kansas State University's Phi Kappa Theta -- HS senior males who plan to attend KSU in the fall
The Men of Phi Kappa Theta are proud to introduce to you the Man of Faith Scholarship for the Fall 2020 semester. We've developed the Man of Faith Scholarship to recognize up to three incoming male freshman at Kansas State University who exemplify men that place leadership and academics in the forefront of their everyday lives. Phi Kappa Theta also recognizes leadership and academics as the foundation of our Fraternity. It is because these ideals are so important to us that we offer one $1,000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships to three deserving recipients.

February 15 -- EVERGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- HS seniors and recent grads interested in a possible career with Westar
A limited number of community scholarships will be awarded annually to Kansas or Missouri high school graduating seniors. Strong consideration will be given to candidates living in an Evergy service area who are interested in a possible future career or internship with us, especially students in the following degree fields: business, finance, accounting, engineering, human resources, computer technology, communications or other similar fields. For information about community scholarships, please visit with your high school guidance counselor and have your counselor contact Bridget Fitzwater (bridget@theellisfoundation.org) at the Ellis Foundation. Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2022.

February 15 -- Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities -- HS senior whose parent is a K-12 support staff (custodial, transportation, food service, groundskeeper) employee
The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities promotes bringing the buildings and grounds profession to a greater height of knowledge and professionalism. To that end, KADPF has established a scholarship fund and will award three $1,000 academic scholarships and one $1,000 technical scholarship to qualifying students. These scholarships are available only to graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level. The students must be residents of Kansas, 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. It is the responsibility of the school to submit their best applications for competition.

February 15 -- Walter Morales Scholarship for Urban Education Improvement -- current college students and HS seniors The Walter Morales Scholarship will be awarded to the winner of an essay competition.  A single winner will be chosen based on writing a unique essay of less than 1000 words that addresses and answers the following:  “Think about the unique challenges that face urban schools.  Urban schools are marked by higher concentrations of poverty, greater racial and ethnic diversity, larger concentrations of immigrant populations, language diversity, and more frequent rates of student mobility. Discuss these and/or other factors that are challenges for urban schools and how you would improve the urban education system.

February 15 -- Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling -- HS seniors
GPACAC awards several scholarships to students in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, each year.  One scholarship has a community service component. Another requires a counselor's recommendation. The third is a general student scholarship.

February 15 -- Varsity Tutors Scholarship Program -- HS juniors and Seniors
The February essay topic is: "If you had the opportunity to design a new elective class, what would you choose and why would the class be beneficial to students?" The contest opens February 1st and closes February 15th.

February 20 -- The Vegetarian Resource Group -- HS seniors
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.
One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school.

February 28 -- Washburn University Leadership Institute -- HS Seniors who will attend WU in the Fall
The Washburn University Leadership Institute has committed to creating a structured learning environment that fosters and encourages student leadership development. Incoming, direct from high school or transfer, and current students who have demonstrated leadership initiative, academic excellence and participation in extra-curricular activities during high school or college may be eligible for leadership scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to students pursuing the Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate and are renewable up to four years if all requirements are met. If you are interested in a leadership scholarship, application materials are made available in September for the following fall.

MARCH SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


March 1-- Nikolaus Drake Richardson Memorial Scholarship -- Greater Kansas City Community Foundation - SHS seniors with a strong history of participation in Student Government, Theater, Debate, Forensics, Community Service. (click on "SIGN UP" and create a profile to apply)
The Nikolaus Drake Richardson Memorial Scholarship was established by Nik's parents, Dan and Kathy Richardson, following his death in 1999. When asked why they chose to establish an $8,000 scholarship in memory of their son, they wrote: "Those who knew Nik realized how great a young man he was, and knew the role he played in the life of Seaman High School and the role Seaman High School played in his life. While active in many extracurricular activities involving work, church and helping others, it was Nik's relationship with his high school classmates and teachers that guided us to establish this scholarship so that his life might continue on through helping others reach their goals."  Apply online until March 1, 2022.  

March 1 -- EEQUAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- HS seniors struggling with homelessness and/or poverty
The EEqual Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of young people in the United States who are struggling with homelessness, housing instability, or extreme poverty.  Please note: This is not an honorary scholarship for students who have experienced homelessness or extreme poverty in the past and overcame their situation.  EEqual is looking to support students who are currently struggling and are in need.

March 1 -- EVERGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -- HS seniors and recent grads interested in Lineman training
A minimum of 6 craft scholarships are available for individuals who wish to pursue an associate degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, wind energy, industrial technology or other industry-related degrees in Kansas. Award amount: $3,000 per year (renewable for 1 additional year)

March 1 -- Wayne Willis Foundation Scholarship -- HS Seniors/current college students (both undergrad and graduate students can apply)
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who are furthering their careers through a degree in wildlife management or conservation of natural resources.  Must plan to attend a public community college or university in Kansas, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.  Applications accepted February 1 - March 1.

March 1 -- Life Lessons Scholarship Program -- HS Seniors/college students who have experienced the death of a parent
The Life Lessons Scholarship Program is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who are between 17 and 24 years of age, have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and are currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, a college, university or trade school within the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Applications accepted February 1 - March 1.

March 10 -- Living the Dream, Inc -- Topeka HS Seniors
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, The Living The Dream, Inc., Topeka, offers a one-time scholarship award to high school seniors who meet the eligibility requirements.  The deadline date for the submission of the MLK scholarship application and the requested eligibility documents is March 10, 2022. BE SURE THAT ENOUGH POSTAGE IS ON THE ENVELOPE!  Applications must be mailed to the Living the Dream Inc, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 5298, Topeka, KS 66605.  No fax copies or email applications are accepted. If you should have questions regarding the scholarship application, please email Dr. Harriett Johnson, Scholarship Committee member, at: howens62@yahoo.com.

March 13 -- BBB Educational Foundation -- HS seniors

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.  

March 15 -- Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship (EMWMS) -- female HS Seniors/current college female students attending KU in the fall
Kitchen 8 is a non-profit, alumni organization that supports members of the University of Kansas' Miller and Watkins Scholarship Halls.  This scholarship is an annual, renewable award for female identifying students of all disciplines admitted or attending KU.  To apply, visit the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation's website at: www.growyourgiving.org/scholarships/ and complete a general application to be further matched with the EMWMS application.  The application period opens in December and ends  March 15th.  Or use the initial link listed and then click on the "Sign Up" button.

March 15 -- Sigma Phi Epsilon -- HS senior men who will attend KSU and wishing to pledge Sigma Phi Epsilon in the fall
Sigma Phi Epsilon will award a $1,000 scholarship to new, incoming members wishing to pledge Sigma Phi Epsilon in the fall.  The Sig Ep house offers opportunities in leadership, community service activities and successes in maintaining academic standards.

March 15 -- Horatio Alger Association -- HS Juniors
Horatio Alger Association was established in 1947 and began awarding scholarships in 1984. Since the first scholarship award the Association has awarded over $110 million in need-based aid to students who hope to pursue their American Dream.  As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

March 15 -- Emporia State University -- HS Seniors/current college students who want to become coaches and will attend ESU in the fall

Emporia State University is excited to announce that we will be offering scholarships to future coaches. The scholarship program began in the 2020-21 school year.

March 15 -- Kansas Masonic Lodge Scholarship Program -- HS Seniors and current college students who are/will be attending a Kansas College, University, Junior/Community College or Technical School
The Kansas Masonic Lodge offers 4 categories of general scholarships to Kansas youth.  Apply online.  Applications are accepted December 1 to March 15.

March 18 -- Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) -- HS seniors who plan to further their education in Kansas
The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) is offering 4 Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship. This scholarship is to reward and encourage students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical/vocational. The scholarship is not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards at the discretion of the Financial Aid office of the attending institution.

March 18 -- Kansas Association of Wheat Growers -- HS senior who plans to pursue a career in Agriculture
The Herb Clutter Memorial Scholarship was established through a fund in memory of Herbert W. Clutter, a farmer from Holcomb and the first president of the National Association of Wheat Growers, which was established in 1948. Clutter encouraged Kansas wheat farmers to organize as a strong, unified voice, which led to the formation of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers in 1952. He encouraged research in education and industrial uses of wheat, improved variety development and methods to produce the best product at the lowest cost. Clutter’s efforts led to the formation of the Kansas Wheat Commission by the Kansas legislature, in 1957.

March 18 -- Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association -- HS Seniors/current college and technical school students
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association will award the following scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year on the basis of merit to any high school or current undergraduate student.
4 – $1,500 KARA Scholarships ($750 each semester)
1 – $500 Jim Lee Memorial Scholarship ($250 each semester)

March 18 -- Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association -- KSU undergrad students
After more than 30 years of service, Dr. David Whitney retired from the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State. That includes years of service to the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association. KARA is a voluntary professional association for those involved in the plant nutrient and crop protection industry in Kansas. Dr. Whitney has played an invaluable role in KARA since its early days through Extension activities. For that reason, the KARA board of directors has established a scholarship in Dr. Whitney’s honor. The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to undergraduate agronomy students at Kansas State University with preference given to juniors and seniors.

March 18 -- Kansas Grain & Feed Association Scholarship -- HS senior who will attend a Kansas University, College, Junior College or Technical School
Kansas Grain and Feed Association is offering scholarships to deserving Kansas high school students who are interested in studying an agricultural-related field in college. Please pass this along to the appropriate party so we can award money to our future workforce.

March 21 -- Amy Lovell Memorial Scholarship --Greater KC Community Foundation -- SHS seniors who will pursue degree in elementary education
Amy Lovell is a SHS alumni who found her passion as an elementary school teacher. Amy's parents established this scholarship in honor of their daughter, to help other SHS graduates follow their dreams of being elementary school teachers too.  The Amy Lovell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a Seaman High School senior who has been an outstanding student and has a passion to be an elementary education teacher.

March 25 – Kansas Crime Stoppers Association – HS Seniors

KCSA will award one $500, non-renewable scholarship who is enrolled in a full-time post-secondary educational program at an accredited Kansas educational institution.

March 26 -- Washburn University -- female minority high school seniors interested in studying Computer Science or Pre-Engineering

Washburn University has a STEM scholarship opportunity for  Minority Women. There are four scholarships for up to $4000/per year, renewable for up to four years. These scholarships are for those interested in Computer Science or pre-Engineering.

The deadline for this scholarship is March 26th. Students should have already applied to Washburn University or plan to do so prior to March 26th.  (If the application fee to apply to Washburn University causes financial hardship, please email tracy.routsong@washburn.eduand she will see what she can do to help.)

March 27 -- Kansas Golf Foundation -- seniors who have participated in golf in HS
The 2019 Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship. Winners will be announced in early May.

March 27 --  National Air Transportation Association Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship - current college students; high school seniors planning a career in the aviation field
The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship is the newest addition to the National Air Transportation Foundation's (NATF) scholarship program. The scholarship is offered to a college or university student continuing his or her education in the aviation industry. The scholarship is named after Richard L. Taylor, Associate Professor Emeritus, and for 22 years a member of the Aviation Department at the Ohio State University. The last seven of those years he held the position of Director of Flight Operations and Education. Professor Taylor is the award-winning author of 14 aviation books including Instrument Flying, IFR for VFR Pilots and Understanding Flying. Professor Taylor's vision, insight and drive helped expand flight education and training at Ohio State. His distinctive leadership fostered extensive opportunities for aviation students to further their careers as professional pilots.

March 28 --  Topeka Kiwanis Foundation. --  HS seniors 
The Topeka Kiwanis Foundation will be awarding scholarships to selected Topeka area high school seniors for the 2019-20 school year.  the scholarship amount this year is $500 ($250/semester).  

March 31 --KCCEOA -- HS seniors and current college freshmen and sophomores
The Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association awards scholarships annually to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, provided they carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.
This $500 scholarship is for High School Seniors, College Freshman or College Sophomores who plan to attend or are currently attending a Kansas College or University and who will be or are majoring in Journalism, Political Science, Business or Communications. Ten or more scholarships will be awarded.

March 31 -- Shawnee County Extension Foundation -- HS Seniors
The Shawnee County Extension Foundation 4-H Scholarship will provide up to three (3) $500 scholarships for Shawnee County 4-H members who have been active at the club and county level for post-secondary education (includes technical institutes, community colleges and four-year institutions). This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and is non-renewable. Shawnee County 4-H members who receive a state 4-H scholarship are not eligible. 

March 31 -- LULAC -- Latino and Hispanic HS Seniors in Shawnee County
The Topeka chapter of LULAC - The League of United Latin American Citizens - annually awards scholarships to area high school seniors. LULAC Council 11071 will be awarding scholarships to Hispanic or Latino high school graduates in the Topeka-Shawnee County area.  (The application is a google document; make a copy of it to type on it.)

March 31--College Raptor--Fall, 2020 college students
College Raptor, the leader in discovering personalized financial aid and scholarship estimates for college-bound students and families, is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity to help students take a thoughtful approach to their selection process and help pay for a college education. College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship.

March 31 -- Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs -- HS Seniors and current college students
NBT, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to students enrolled in certification or degree programs that lead to careers in manufacturing.

March 31 -- Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship -- HS seniors and current college students who will pursue a degree in Environmental Science
The Kansas Environmental Health Association (KEHA) is a professional organization whose objective is to promote the competency and effectiveness of the environmental health professionals of Kansas. To maintain a competent environmental health workforce, KEHA recognizes the importance of a sound educational foundation. Since 2002, KEHA has offered one or more $500 scholarships from the Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship fund annually to encourage individuals to pursue a degree in Environmental Science or a related field.

March 31 -- Chelsea Gerbitz Memorial Scholarship -- HS Seniors/current college students
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who are furthering their careers through higher educational or vocational pursuits.  Must have maintained a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher.  Recipients can re-apply annually.

March 31 -- SHS Alumni Association -- SHS Seniors
The SHS Alumni Association Scholarship is intended to provide support for students pursuing a post secondary career.  Two $500 Scholarships will be awarded in 2021 to Seaman High School Seniors.  SHSAA application cover page.  Application Information Sheet.

March 31 -- Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association -- HS students and current college students students
Cyndi Beck, Shawnee County Clerk, and Andrew Howell, Shawnee County Election Commissioner, would like to announce that applications for the 2021 Kansas County Clerks' and Elections Officials' Association (KCCEOA) Scholarships are available for submission.  The deadline is Wednesday, March 31st. Scholarships are available to high school seniors who plan to attend a Kansas college or university.  $500 scholarships are available to those majoring in Journalism, Political Science, Business or Communications.  Winners will be notified mid-May.

March 31 -- VFW Auxiliary Young American Patriotic Art Contest -- 9th-12th grade students A Scholarship contest that recognizes up-and-coming artists and encourages patriotism in youth. 

March 31 -- Skin Care Ox -- females, HS seniors and current college students
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!

March 31 - Sparkling Ice - HS seniors
We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!

March 31 -- University of the Aftermarket Foundation -- HS Seniors

Apply for the hundreds of available scholarships to be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying IT/cybersecurity, engineering, accounting, business or other courses of study.  Graduating HS 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.

March 31 -- Viking Brew -- SHS Seniors
Students who have worked in the Writing Center or in the Viking Brew Coffee shop for 4 or more semesters (semesters do not have to be sequential), and are in good standing with the school are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


APRIL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


April 1 -- Azura Credit Union -- High School Seniors and current College students

Azura Credit Union believes in going above and beyond for our community, that is why they are offering 3 scholarship opportunities:  The Above and Beyond Scholarship - which is open to eligible applicants seeking a degree at a college, university, technical or vocational school, the Educators of Tomorrow Scholarship - open to eligible applicants seeking a degree in the Educational field, and the Skills Scholarship - open to applicants seeking a degree or certification from a vocational or technical institute. Eligibility requirements include: 

  • Azura Credit Union Members or those with an immediate family member with an Azura account.
  • Membership effective date must be prior to December 2021.
  • Applicants will be attending an accredited higher education institute within the state of Kansas or within 80 miles of an Azura Credit Union

April 1 -- Shawnee County Farm Bureau -- HS Seniors
Applicants need to be a student whose parents or grandparents are members of Shawnee County Farm Bureau Association. Students must be a high school seniors planning to attend a KANSAS four-year college, Junior college or Vocational School. Shawnee County Farm Bureau will award up to eight - $500 scholarships 
in the following four (5) categories.

1.  Preference to students who plan to pursue a course closely related to journalism or have agriculture interest or background.

2. Preference to students with plans to pursue a course in agriculture or has an agriculture interest or background. 

3.  Student must be entering a health care related field.

4.  Preference to students planning to pursue an education degree.

5.  There are no restrictions on the course of study of this scholarship.

SCFB High School Scholarship Application 2022 


April 1 --  Topeka Kiwanis Foundation. --  HS seniors 

The Topeka Kiwanis Foundation will be awarding scholarships to selected Topeka area high school seniors for the 2021-22 school year.  the scholarship amount this year is $800.  Microsoft Word version 

April 1 -- Frame My Future Scholarship Program (presented by Church Hill Classics) -- HS Seniors/college students who will attend a post-secondary school in the Fall
How do you envision your future? Whether through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

April 1 -- Kansas Seed Industry Association -- HS seniors and current college students
The Kansas Seed Industry Association wants to help out future Ag professionals. Are you a student looking to attend a college in Kansas? Are you pursuing a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management, or Horticulture? If you answered “Yes!” and “Yes!” then you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from KSIA. (This is an annually awarded scholarship; please disregard the 2019 date on the scholarship page!)

April 1 -- Kansas Securities Commission -- HS seniors who will attend college in Kansas
The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC), the Office of the State Bank Commissioner (OSBC) and the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) are consumer protection agencies dedicated to keeping Kansans informed about issues concerning their finances, and promoting integrity and increasing transparency and fairness in the financial services industry. Our agencies are sponsoring an essay competition and will award up to five scholarships (1st place - $3,000, 2nd place - $2,500, 3rd place - $2,000, 4th place - $1,500, 5th place - $1,000) to Kansas high school seniors this year.
 
April 2 -- Walmart -- HS seniors/current college students who are dependents of a Walmart associate
The Walmart Dependent Scholarship Program awards scholarships of up to $13,000 that can be used over the course of four academic years. Eligible applicants who complete the online application process will be evaluated based on financial need and academic achievement. Approximately 25% of all eligible applicants will receive scholarships.

April 2 -- Keith & Marilyn Harsh Scholarship -- HS Seniors
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to graduates of Kansas High Schools.  Eligible students must be pursuing a degree in education.  Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

April 2 -- EXCEL Industries, Inc. Scholarship -- HS seniors and college students
This scholarship is for those who are children or grandchildren of any current full-time employee of EXCEL Industries, Inc. or its subsidiaries who have been employed for a minimum of two (2) years.

April 3 -- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. - African-American female HS seniors
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has established a scholarship fund for African-American female high school seniors who wish to enroll in a four-year degree program, on a full-time basis, at an accredited college. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must live in Shawnee or Douglas, County, attend a Public School (USD 501, USD 437, USD 450 and USD 345) or parochial school. You must also be graduating this spring with a 3.0 GPA or better and must demonstrate community service. Community service may include civic, church or related activities.  Instruction Letter   Application

April 10 -- Terry Lee Kaylor Memorial Scholarship -- graduating HS seniors
The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to current graduating high school seniors who are furthering their careers through higher educational or vocational pursuits. Qualified individuals are those who plan to attend a public or private college/university or vocational-technical school. Preferential candidates have maintained a 2.85 cumulative GPA or higher; participated in high school wrestling as a wrestler; plan to pursue a career in equine studies (i.e., career involving horses), agriculture, entrepreneurial studies, or in a vocational area (e.g., diesel mechanic, welding); demonstrate financial need; and fifty percent or more of family income comes from a family farm. Alternative candidates are current graduating high school seniors involved as a wrestling manager and/or participated in high school athletics and/or other school/community activities (e.g., 4-H, County Saddle Club, Future Farmers of America). Students with fewer alternative resources will be given preference. In-eligible if awarded a full-ride. ANY student is encouraged to apply. 

April 14 -- Seaman Education Association -- SHS seniors interested in teaching

The Seaman Education Foundation will award the Future Teacher Scholarship to a SHS senior who will pursue a degree in education.

April 15 -- American Business Women’s Association, Topeka Chapter --  students who plan to attend or are attending Washburn University or Washburn Tech
Scholarships may be awarded in amounts up to $1,000 per semester for Washburn University students, and $350 per semester for Washburn Institute of Technology students.

April 15 -- Topeka Area Catbackers -- HS seniors who will attend KSU
Topeka Area Catbackers has established a new $1000 scholarship which was awarded for the first time in the 2019-2020 school year, and has been offered annually thereafter. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a KSU student who is currently enrolled or plans to attend Kansas State. One scholarship will be awarded each school year to a child of a current Topeka Catbacker member. Selection is based on academic achievements, honors, leadership, work and community experience and career goals. Financial need may also be taken in consideration.

April 15 -- Kansas Contractors Association -- HS Seniors and current college students
Through its Construction Education Foundation the Kansas Contractors Association is offering scholarships ranging from $500 up to $2,500 for any student enrolled or intending to enroll for the 2022-2023 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. Eligibility:  • Enrolled or intending to enroll in a Kansas university, community college or technical college for the 2022-2023 school year. • Enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree related to a career in heavy road/bridge construction. 

April 15 -- Bill of Rights Institute -- ALL high school students
Each year, our "We the Students" essay competition gives high-school students from across the U.S. a chance to share their perspectives on a trending topic.

April 15 -- Knights of Columbus Post 286 -- HS Seniors
The 4th Degree James W. Gibbons Knights of Columbus Assembly 286 will award one $1,000 scholarship.

April 15 -- Knights of Columbus Post 534 -- HS Seniors
The 4th Degree James W. Gibbons Knights of Columbus Assembly 534 will award two $500 scholarships.

April 15 -- The BHW Group -- females - HS seniors and current college students
The BHW Group is excited to announce their Women in STEM scholarship. This scholarship is for women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2019-20 school year.

April 15 -- Kansas Association of Mappers -- HS seniors and current college students
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.

April 15--Gloria Barron Prize--HS Seniors
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.

April 15--National Dairy Shrine--HS seniors planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications
NDS/ McCULLOUGH SCHOLARSHIPS (1st-$2,000 & 2nd-$1,500).
Applicant must be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year-college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science with a Communications emphasis or Agricultural Journalism with a Dairy/Animal Science emphasis. Student must be planning on a career in dairy journalism or communications. Scholarship is based on communication abilities and future plans. This scholarship is sponsored from a bequest fund sponsored by Marshall .E. McCullough, well-known Georgia nutrition researcher, educator and journalist. Co-sponsored with Dairy Management Inc.


April 18 -- Topeka Chapter of The Links, Inc. -- African-American HS students
The Topeka (KS) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated scholarship is dedicated to assisting young African American students in their pursuit of higher education. 

April 20 -- Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship -- HS Seniors
The Kansas Kiwanis Foundation offers scholarships to deserving high school students. (College students can also apply, using a different application.) Application deadline is April 20, 2021. 

April 22 -- Sunrise Optimist Scholarship -- SHS seniors
The Sunrise Optimist Endowment Association will offer three (3) $500 scholarships to Seaman High School seniors this year. Winners will be asked to join the Sunrise Optimists at their regular club meeting on May 10th to be recognized.

April 22 -- Topeka North Rotary Club -- SHS seniors who will continue their education beyond HS
Two scholarships of $750 each will be awarded to two different students. They will be awarded to honor Stanley & Jody Teeter and Ralph Gutierrez.  These scholarships are available to any permanent resident of Shawnee County, Kansas who is graduating from Seaman High School in the spring of 2022 and applying or accepted to a vocational training program or institution of higher learning as a full time or part-time student. There is no restriction as to the course of study or training pursued.

April 22 -- Topeka South Rotary Club -- HS Seniors
Topeka South Rotary offers a scholarship program for high school seniors in Shawnee County.

Award Amounts: 
1 - $500 scholarship to a Topeka High School Interact Club senior
1 - $500 scholarship to a Shawnee County high school Interact Club senior (Topeka High, Seaman, or Highland Park)
1 - $500 scholarship to a Shawnee County high school senior
Eligibility
To be eligible for a Topeka South Rotary scholarship, you must be pursuing a post-secondary educational opportunity in Fall 2022. 
Qualifications
To qualify for a Topeka South Rotary scholarship, the student should be: 
1. A person with a broad range of interests encompassing a good academic record, participation in a variety of school activities, and involvement in community or charitable service. 
2. An individual who has a knowledge of Rotary and has demonstrated a belief in work ethic through service experiences. 
3. A self-motivated person who has established goals and objectives with the proven ability to meet or exceed those targets. 
Additional Requirements:
Students will be asked to include the following when submitting their application
1. A copy of your high school transcript, produced within the past 30 days. It is not necessary to provide a certified copy. 
2. Two letters of recommendation. 
3. Candidates for this scholarship may be interviewed by the scholarship committee of the Topeka South Rotary Club.


April 23  -- Viking Brew -- SHS Seniors
Students who have worked in the Writing Center or in the Viking Brew Coffee shop for 4 or more semesters (semesters do not have to be sequential), and are in good standing with the school are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

April 23 -- Student View Scholarship Program -- HS seniors
The 2021 Student-View Scholarship program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors across the nation who plan to attend a 4-year college, community/junior college or career school. There are no minimum ACT/SAT scores required and no GPA requirement.

April 25 (at NOON) -- Topeka Evening Sertoma Club -- HS seniors
THE TOPEKA EVENING SERTOMA CLUB is pleased to award three (3) scholarships of $750.00 each. The scholarships are established to honor distinguished deceased members of the Topeka Evening Sertoma Club and the Topeka LaSertoma Club, Bennett Berggren, Vern Knobelauch, and Clint and Isabelle Hutton. ELIGIBILITY: All men and women who are in good standing and eligible to graduate from a Shawnee County High School during the 2021-2022 academic year, who have a 3.25+ cumulative GPA, and who are enrolled, have provisionally enrolled or have accepted and intend to enroll in a Kansas Board of Regents University.  Board of Regents Universities are:  Emporia State, Ft. Hays State, Kansas State, KSU at Salina, Pittsburg State, Kansas, KU Med, Washburn and Wichita State, or a Kansas Community College or a Kansas Technical Institute.
Information Sheet       Application

April 29 -- KC Associated Equipment Distributors -- HS seniors interested in a career in heavy equipment or diesel engine repair
In their continuing effort to increase interest in the areas of Heavy Equipment Repair and Diesel Engine Repair as a career, the Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors has developed a scholarship for students with an interest in pursing a post-secondary education in either of these fields.

April 30 -- Shawnee County Horse Club Scholarship -- HS Seniors who are members
The Shawnee County 4-H Horse club annually awards between $250-$1,500 (depending on available funds) to a HS Senior who is currently a member of the Shawnee County 4-H Horse Club and who has actively participated in the club for three or more consecutive years.  (Click on Shawnee County Horse Club Scholarship.)

April 30 -- Kansas Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon -- HS senior males who will attend Wichita State
The KS Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is offering four Balanced Man Scholarships totaling $3000 to an outstanding freshman male attending Wichita State next fall. We are offering these scholarships to the incoming male students who embody the principles of the Balanced Man. Our aim is to recognize and reward men who strive to achieve balance, and all- around excellence, as we believe it to be essential in achieving a satisfying college experience and life.

 

MAY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


May 1-31 -- Walmart -- HS seniors and current college students who are Walmart associates
The Walmart Associate Scholarship is available to associates (employees) participating in Walmart’s Lifelong Learning Program through American Public University and for associates pursuing a postsecondary education at an institution of higher education that is located in the U.S. and is accredited and listed on the official site of the U.S. Department of Education (http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx). Regardless of whether an associate is enrolled in APU or another accredited institution, eligibility requirements and maximum annual award amounts are the same for all educational institutions.

May 1 -- O'Brate Foundation Scholarships -- HS seniors with financial need
The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursuing higher education to apply for a scholarship. They are committed to helping these youth attain their personal goals and become successful members of society. Scholarships are based on financial need and range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. These scholarships are renewable until the age of 25.

May 1 -- Shawnee County 4-H Langley 4-H Scholarships -- current college students
The Langley 4-H Scholarship will provide one (1) $500 scholarship for college students in their sophomore, junior or senior year attending two or four year post-secondary institutions. Recipients must have been a member of Shawnee County 4-H.Selection is based on 4-H merit, with 30 percent weighted on leadership, 30 percent on achievement, 30 percent on participation, and 10 percent total on these criteria in school and/or community. 

May 1 -- Emporia Community Foundation -- HS seniors and current college students
The "What's In Outdoors" Fund was created to serve those interested in getting youth and families "Outside for a Better Inside!" The fund provides a scholarship to Kansas kids interested in making a career out of environmental education or related areas in photography, journalism, communications and conserving our natural resources.

May 1 -- Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant -- HS seniors/post-secondary students
The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Designated Kansas educational institutions include technical colleges, community colleges, and public four-year colleges that award associate of applied science degrees; and Washburn Institute of Technology. Only technical certificate and associate of applied science degree programs are included among the eligible programs. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need. Priority Deadline: May 1.

May 1 -- Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship -- HS Seniors/post-secondary students
The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. Priority Deadline: May 1.

May 1 -- Kansas State Scholarship -- HS Seniors DESIGNATED as state scholars
The Kansas State Scholarship is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-30% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars during the senior year of high school. To be eligible to apply for the Kansas State Scholarship, in the senior year of a Kansas high school you would have:

1) received a certificate stating that you completed the required curriculum 
AND
2) received a letter stating that you were designated by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Priority Deadline: May 1.

May 1 -- Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance -- HS Seniors/post-secondary
The Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance provides a percentage of tuition and fees paid; up to a maximum rate not to exceed the maximum rate that would be charged by the state educational institutions for enrollment. The percentage is determined by the number of eligible students and available appropriations. Students may be pursuing a certificate, diploma or degree program and must be an enlisted member of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit. Full-time enrollment not required. Student must have a GED or high school diploma to qualify for this assistance. The member must have less than 20 years of service with the National Guard and not already have obtained a bachelor’s degree.

Priority Deadline: May 1

May 1 -- Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship -- HS Seniors/post-secondary
he Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship requires an obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. A sponsor means any adult care home, psychiatric hospital, medical care facility, home health agency, local health department or any state agency, which employs LPNs or RNs, licensed by the State of Kansas. The sponsor will provide partial scholarship funding and provide employment upon licensure of the recipient. Recipients must sign an agreements to practice nursing for a sponsor one year for each year of scholarship support. Priority Deadline: May 1.

May 1 -- Kansas Military Service Scholarship -- HS Seniors/post secondary students
The Kansas Military Service Scholarship is available for the payment of tuition and fees at a public Kansas institution for students who are a resident of Kansas and has:

served in military service in international waters or on foreign soil in support of military operations for which the person received hostile fire pay for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries during such military service;
has received an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions (general) discharge from military service or is still in military service; and
has provided copies of military discharge papers (DD-214 form) or active duty orders whichever such paper or order indicate the location of such person’s deployment and indicate the person has served after September 11, 2001, in any military operation for which the person received hostile fire pay.
Because financial need is a priority in awarding this scholarship, students will need to file a FAFSA form. Once your school considers you as a graduate status student, you are not eligible for this scholarship. Priority Deadline: May 1.

May 1 -- Kansas 4-H Geology Project Scholarship -- HS seniors
The 4-H Geology Scholarship is a one-time payment of $250.00 dollars to the successful applicant. Applicants must be a high school senior and have been enrolled in the Geology Project for a minimum of three years.

May 22 -- ACT Scholarship Giveaway -- HS SENIORS, JUNIORS and SOPHOMORES
10th, 11th and 12th graders who register for the June 13th ACT test can opt-in for a chance to win a scholarship (up to $40,000) and tech package (($5,000). Students can also enter the giveaway by mail without registering for the test or making a purchase. (See official rules for details for the alternate method of entry.)
Entry Period: Drawing Date:      
March 14, 2020 - May 22, 2020  June 17, 2020 

May 31 -- PFLAG Scholarship -- Current HS SENIORS
The PFLAG Lawrence/Topeka Chapter is offering a $1000 scholarship to a LGBTQ high school graduating senior.  The application form is attached and is due by May 31st.  All information is on the application, including where to return completed form.

May 31 -- Divorce Matters -- HS seniors and current college students
Divorce Matters is a divorce & family law firm located in Greenwood Village, CO. They would like to announce the Divorce Matters Scholarship.
This scholarship is available high school seniors and current college students who have either had parents go through a divorce or who have gone through a divorce themselves. Divorce Matters understands how difficult it can be to pay for college after being involved in a divorce and want to help someone afford a better education.

May 30 -- PB & J Scholarship -- current HS seniors 
Traven Watase started the first PB&J Scholarship back in 2013 when he graduated Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School. Traven was not a good student when he was in High School and did not have strong family support from his parents. What he realized is that kids who do not have proper guidance/encountered an unusual challenge, are at a significant disadvantage that not a lot of scholarships recognize. Most scholarships you see are merit-based, financial need, or ethnicity. But students who encountered challenges in their lives may not be able to achieve merit-based benchmarks, might be in the middle ground of financial need, and not qualify for ethnicity-based scholarships. So because of this Traven decided to eat PB&J Sandwiches to save money on his budget so that he could pay forward a scholarship while he was in his first year of college himself. Traven did not start the scholarship because he had a lot of money, but he was willing to sacrifice a little and give what he could to help out someone going through similar challenges that he went through.

JUNE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


June 1 -- Colton Christenson Memorial Scholarship -- graduating seniors from any high school
Three (3) $1,000 Colton Christenson Memorial Scholarships are available to seniors graduating high school who will attend college. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be involved in extra-curricular activities while in high school.

June 1 -- Aspiring Animation Professionals -- HS students interested in pursuing a career in animation
The "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

June 1 -- Aspiring Fashion Professionals -- HS students interested in pursuing a career in fashion
The "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

June 5 -- HyVee Foundation Scholarship -- current HS seniors/college students who are employed by HyVee or who have a parent that is
Hy-Vee awards scholarships to both high school and college students through the Hy-Vee Foundation. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students - for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals. (Fees refundable to the student as well as entrance or application fees are not covered.)
To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, students may pursue any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree.

June 14 -- ACT Scholarship Giveaway -- HS JUNIORS and SOPHOMORES
10th and 11th graders who register for the June 8th or July 13th ACT test can opt-in for a chance to win a scholarship (up to $40,000) and tech package (($5,000). Students can call enter the giveaway by mail without registering for the test or making a purchase. See official rules for details for the alternate method of entry.

June 15--Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program--HS Seniors
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (1020 awards up to $2,500 each). Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree. 

June 26 -- ACT Scholarship Giveaway -- HS SENIORS, JUNIORS and SOPHOMORES
10th, 11th and 12th graders who register for the July 18th ACT test can opt-in for a chance to win a scholarship (up to $40,000) and tech package (($5,000). Students can also enter the giveaway by mail without registering for the test or making a purchase. (See official rules for details for the alternate method of entry.)
Entry Period: Drawing Date:       May 23, 2020 - June 26, 2020 July 22, 2020

June 26 --  National Air Transportation Association - Navigate Your Future Scholarship-- high school seniors pursuing a career in a general aviation field
The Navigate Your Future Scholarship is offered to a high school graduate continuing his or her education in the aviation industry. By making scholarships available, NATF's goal is to foster and promote careers in the general aviation industry. 

June 30 -- Little Bundle Superdad Scholarship -- graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.  Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.  Must be a single father, child of a single father, or closely impacted by a single father.  All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

June 30 -- Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship -- graduating high school senior in your final semester who has been accepted to university or must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.  Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.  Must be a single father, child of a single father, or closely impacted by a single mother.  All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

June 30 -- Jim Kincaid Memorial Foundation -- HS Senior Males who will attend KSU
$1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to two young men that are currently seniors in high school and attend Kansas State University in the Fall of 2020.

June 30 -- College Raptor -- HS seniors
To help students take a thoughtful approach to the college decision process and pay for college, College Raptor is awarding a $2,500 scholarship.

June 30 -- Avive Solutions -- HS seniors and current college students
Our company was founded by Rory Beyer, Moseley Andrews, and Sameer Jafri during their senior year in college. They are building a next generation Automated External Defibrillator (AED). It’s usable by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Because their origins stem from their time and experiences in college, it’s only natural that they are incredibly strong advocates of the innovative ideas fostered by higher education.

June  30-- Skin Care Ox -- females, HS seniors and current college students
Living a totally healthy lifestyle can be surprisingly challenging in our modern society—especially for college students! The Skin Care Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women program was established to provide financial support to college women who are striving to lead healthy lifestyles. If you’re a female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is committed to maintaining personal wellness, then this is the scholarship for you!
 

JULY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES


July 1 -- Kansas State Delta Chi Educational Foundation -- HS senior males who will attend KSU in the fall
The Kansas State Delta Chi Educational Foundation was created in 1998 to provide a way for alumni, parents, friends, and undergraduates to support the educational and programming needs of fellow students. There are two $250 scholarships that are awarded to incoming freshmen males at KSU.

July 15-- Balanced Man Scholarships @ WSU - senior males who will attend Wichita State University
Sigma Phi Epsilon at Wichita State University will award two or three $1,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen men who exhibit qualities of sound mind and sound body. Applicants do NOT have to be interested in joining Sigma Phi Epsilon or even Greek Life at Wichita State University. The point of the scholarship is to reward students with leadership, high academic achievement, community involvement, and overall good character.

July 31-- UEW Healthcare--HS seniors and current college students
UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer a $1,000 UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. This Award will be presented to current college students, but high school seniors who will be attending school in the fall semester of 2018 are also welcome to apply.


AUGUST SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES