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.
Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline


Metropolitan Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association


November 26th, 2018
  • winners, one each from the Missouri and Kansas areas of the community
  • high school senior
  • recommended, in writing, by two faculty members
  • recommendations must list the student’s accomplishments, grade average, class standing, activities and the reasons they deserve the award
  • typed essay of 750-1,000 words on “If you were a school administrator/policy maker, what steps would you support and implement with respect to enhancing school safety?”
  • immediate family members of any Kansas City Crime Commission staff or board member are not eligible.
Northwest Missouri State

Northwest-Kansas City

Theatre Scholarship Day


November 26th, 2018
  • Workshop for Audition and Portfolio Interviews for 9th-12th graders
  • Scholarship Auditions for current high school seniors
  • Register by Nov. 26
  • Workshop Dec. 8

Registration Link

Knight Essay Contest

Kansas City Sons of the American Revolution

December 31, 2018 Local: $400

State: up to $500

National: up to $5000

  • High School Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • 800-1200 word essay

2018-2019 Knight Essa...

2018-2019 Knight Poster

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
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
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


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...

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
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