Scholarships- Local


Scholarship Name Application 
Dollar Amount Awarded Details and Eligibility Link to Apply
Scholarships from organization in Olathe and the Greater Kansas City Area.
Mid-America Nazarene University

Scholarship Challenge


January 25-26, 2019
  • Full-tuition to top three winners
  • $2,000 to top ten participants
  • $1,000 scholarship to all non-placing participants
  • Academic Scholarship
  • minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (3.75 preferred) OR minimum 25 ACT/1150 SAT (27 ACT/1200 SAT preferred)
  • apply to MNU
Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors

Heavy Equipment Repair OR Diesel Mechanics


February 1, 2019
 $1,000 (four awarded)
  • for students with pursuing a post-secondary education in Heavy Equipment Repair or Diesel Mechanics
  • Full-time student at a vocational/technical school
  • Can re-apply for a second year if awarded
  • Enrolled as a full-time students (12 hour minimum per semester)
  • Enrolled for the fall semester for the year in which the scholarship is awarded
  • 2.5 Minimum High School cumulative GPA or a GED minimum score of 260
Application Packet
Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club Scholarship February 8, 2019
$500 to a selected graduating senior at each Olathe High School
  1. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Applicant must have taken the ACT or SAT college entrance examination.
  4. Applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year vocational school, college or university.
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
February 8, 2019
  • High School Senior employed with Hy-Vee who began employment on or before Sept. 15, 2018 OR a high school senior son or daughter of a full, regular, or part-time employee who has a minimum of six months of employment as of Sept. 15, 2018
Olathe’s Got Talent

organized by

Olathe Noon Optimists

February 11, 2019
 varies, but more than $7,500 in scholarships may be awarded

High School Seniors planning to attend JCCC or MNU may be selected for $1,000 scholarships to go to JCCC or MNU

  • Apply by Feb. 11, 2019
  • Auditions Feb. 21 and Feb. 23
  • Mentoring session Mar. 6
  • Mandatory rehearsal Mar. 22
  • Performance Mar. 23
  • To be considered for the JCCC or MNU scholarships, the high school senior applicant must make it know on their application that they desire to attend JCCC or MNU



Students of the Year

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

February 17, 2019
Kick-off date
The Students of the Year campaign is a philanthropic leadership development program through which highly motivated, high-school leaders embark on a journey of professional growth, ensuring that they stand out when preparing for college and beyond. During the program, students foster professional skills such as entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management in order to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Student leaders fundraise for LLS in honor of children who are blood cancer survivors. The title Student(s) of the Year is awarded to the candidate or co-candidate team in each community that raises the most funds during the 7-week competition. Link
Olathe Lions Club

Ed Hamblin Memorial


February 25, 2019

Five scholarships will be awarded

  • US Citizen
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Completed the ACT or SAT
  • Plan to enroll in accredited community college or four year college/university in a min. of 12 hours of academic credit
Department of Fine Arts, Photo & Film

2019 Incoming Freshman Talent Scholarship

Johnson County Community College

February 28, 2019
• Be a Johnson County, Kansas resident.
• Be a Johnson County High School graduating senior
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress according to the JCCC Student Financial Aid policy.
• Have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
• If awarded a scholarship, be a JCCC student and take at least one Fine Arts/Photography/Film class in the semester following receipt of the award and be enrolled in at least six hours at the college.
Application and Scholarship Submission Information


Olathe Health

Healthcare Field


March 1, 2019
  • graduating high school senior pursuing a career in the healthcare field
  • minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • plan to enroll or enroll in either an accredited two-year or four-year college or university
  • Two letters of reference
Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship March 1, 2019 Three total

1st place: $3,000

2nd place: $2,000

3rd place:


  • Be a permanent resident of the United States who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree, and;
  • Have a recommended minimum 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) and minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1680 (includes writing section).
  • Applicants will be judged on demonstrated entrepreneurial success/accomplishments, academic record, extracurricular activity and anticipated future potential.

KC Scholars


March 1, 2019
apply as an 11th grader
University of Central Missouri

Cesar E. Chavez


March 1, 2019 $3,125 per year
(renewable for 4 years)
  • Be a graduating senior of a high school located in the Kansas City metropolitan area (Eligible Kansas City, MO counties include: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson and Platte; Eligible Kansas City, KS counties include: Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte);
  • Be accepted to the University of Central Missouri;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold legal immigration status;
  • be of Hispanic or Latino descent or demonstrate involvement in the Hispanic or Latino community;
  • Have a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale following the seventh semester of high school;
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid);
  • File the FAFSA by April 1, 2019.
Hispanic Development Fund



March 1, 2019
A. Be of Hispanic Heritage.
B. Graduating/have graduated from a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high
school or obtain a general equivalency diploma (GED) from a local organization.
(The Greater Kansas City metropolitan area is generally de ned as Clay, Jackson,
Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.)
C. Attend/have attended a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school for
the last three years prior to graduation.
D. Accepted or enrolled in a fully accredited college or university and working
toward an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree. (Applicants attending
vocational or trade schools are ineligible.)
E. Enroll or be enrolled as a full-time student. (A minimum 12 credit hours for
undergraduate and 9 credit hours for graduate.)
SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World Scholarship March 1, 2019
  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Complete a project of kindness
  • Essay over project
  • attend an awards ceremony for winners on April 9, 2019
Olathe Rotary Club



March 1, 2019
Five scholarships will be awarded.  One scholarship will be awarded to a  student from each of the five Olathe High Schools.
  • graduating senior
  • pursuing post secondary education
  • 4 or 2 year college OR trade school
  • demonstrated a commitment to community service
Les Dames d’Escoffier

Kansas City Chapter


March 1, 2019
Up to $3,000
3 awardees
  • Female high school senior
  • pursuing post high school education in the culinary arts and sciences such as Hospitatlity, Nutrition, Food and Beverage, Dietetics, Food Communications, Food Chemistry, Culinary Management
  • new and continuing students
  • application available January 2019
  • reference from an instructor required
Trails West Barbershop Harmony Chorus



March 1, 2019
  • graduating senior
  • involvement in some form of High School music
  • priority given to students pursuing music involvement in college
  • recommendation fo High School music teacher and additional character reference
  • If selected, must provide documentation of college enrollment
  • paid out 2nd semester of Freshman year
  • Submission requirement: letter of application addressing topics on scholarship information flyer and letters of reference
Scholarship Information Flyer
Olathe Junior Service League Scholarship March 1, 2019

Five scholarships will be awarded.  One scholarship will be awarded to a  student from each of the five Olathe High Schools.

  • Recipients are determined based mainly on their community service involvement
Nellie Briggs Scholarship

Olathe Noon Lions

March 8, 2019
Five scholarships will be awarded
  • Students must be pursuing a career in the medical field, preferably eye care (optometry, ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Student must demonstrate academic excellence and have financial need
  • graduating senior of Olathe School District
Paper Application
Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

Kansas City Sons of the American Revolution

March 16, 2019 Local: $500

State: up to $500

National: up to $5000

  • High School Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Prepare and present an original oration 5-6 minutes in length
  • Contest Dates 2019: Local-April 20th, State-May 4th, National-July 6-13

2018 Oration Contest ...

2018-2019 Rumbaugh Po...


Kansas City Chapter


March 18, 2019
  • metropolitan Kansas City area high school senior
  • $8,000 four-year award available to a graduate of Italian-American heritage as well as additional smaller scholarships
  • must be planning to attend college next fall
  • criteria equally weighted between scholastic achievements, community service, and financial need.
  • UNICO national scholarships also available.  Information can be found by following the link in the next column.
Paper Application


Johnson County Old Settlers Scholarship
April 10, 2019
1-$2,000 to a Vetran’s child
  • Johnson County area High School Seniors
  • Application must be mailed to Pam Kasberger, 14712 South Village, Olathe KS 66062
Baker University

Music Scholarships

Theatre Scholarships




  • scholarships available for music majors and nonmusic majors
  • plan to audition early
  • schedule audition by calling 785.594.8478 OR emailing
  • recipients must be accepted for admission to Baker
Music Link
Theatre LinkBaker Application
Metropolitan Community College varies


see individual scholarship listings
Bloch Scholarship Link
Donnelly College varies


see individual scholarship listings
Hispanic Development Fund varies


HDF’s post-secondary partners help foster HDF’s mission by matching the scholarships that HDF awards. See Flyer link for more information on matching opportunities and a list of post-secondary partners.
Northwest Missouri State University
Out of State Students can get in-state rates based on GPA and ACT score
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation varies varies Website lists over 100 scholarship opportunities. Link




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Written By: teddyirc Date posted: September 9, 2016