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.
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship February 2, 2018 $1,000
  • Need 2 letters of reference
  • Write an essay of 100 words or more on “Why do you want this scholarship?”
The Arts Council of Johnson County November 3 teacher nominations
November 6 – student applications
varies Senior high school (12th grade) art students may participate as Finalists in the Shooting Stars Program once they’ve been nominated by an arts faculty member from their high school and have submitted an online Application Link
Alpha Kappa Alpha

Upsilon Rho Omega Chapter

 March 17, 2018  varies
  • Kansas City Metro area high school senior
  • attending four-year college or university

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Automobile Dealers of Greater Kansas City


March 30, 2018 $2,000
  • Graduating Senior
  • Pursuing a degree in the automotive field
  • GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Participated in community service and worked during high school
  • Letter of reference
  • High School transcript
  • FAFSA copy
Black Achievers Society of Kansas City November 1, 2017
  • GPA 3.7
  • Attend school in greater KC area
  • Be African American
Culture Class – A Women’s Club of Olathe February 21, 2018 $500
  • 300 word essay
ETC Institute May 20, 2018 $500
  • 1 scholarship per high school
  • post-secondary schooling or training in pursuit of a ministry position
Ellis Foundation Scholarship February 15th,  2018 $1000/semester
  • The student must be a high school senior
  • The student must attend one of our participating colleges (see our website for a complete listing)
  • The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • The student must have a minimum 20 ACT
  • We also seriously consider the financial need of each student

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Executive Women International

Kansas City Chapter

March 31, 2018 varies
  • Must plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Have a minimum 3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Have contributed to their community as  demonstrated by their involvement in extra-curricular activities, work, religious, or volunteer activities
Gear for Sports


April 10, 2018 $1,000
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale during junior and senior years.
  • recommendation letters from school and activities
  • 250 word essay on how you will “Make a Difference” after graduation from college
  • include picture with application
Global Culinary Escapades Scholarship
French Major/Minor
April 15, 2018 $350
  • Olathe School District Graduating Senior
  • Majoring or Minoring in French
  • Attending an accredited post-secondary school


Greater Kansas City Community Foundation varies varies Website lists over 100 scholarship opportunities. Link
Hispanic Development Fund March 1, 2018 $500-$4,000
  • Be of Hispanic Heritage
  • 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 defined as Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.)
  • Attend/have attended a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school for
    the last three years prior to graduation.
  • 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.)
  • Enroll or be enrolled as a full-time student. (A minimum 12 credit hours for
    undergraduate and 9 credit hours for graduate.)
HyVee Foundation February 10, 2018 $1,000
  • Senior working for HyVee
  • Essay
Johnson County Old Settlers Association Scholarship  April 10. 2018  $1000
  • GPA 3.0 during Junior & Senior Yr
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay
JCCC Sunflower Grant Scholarship March 15, 2018  varies You cannot save your progress once you begin this form.
Your essays must be saved as a Word doc or PDF and then uploaded this year’s essay questions are:

  1. How has your family background affected the way you see the world?
  2. Pick an event that occurred in 2017 and the impact it has had on the world
JOCO Stop April 6, 2018 $1000
  • accepted to university, community college, or technical college
  • high school senior
  • GPA >2.0
  • application form
  • PSA entry for top 10 applications
  • Johnson County resident
  • actively participate in twitter and instagram JOCO Stop Social Media campaign
Application Link

Information Link

Follow on twitter@joco_stop or Instagram@jocostop


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Kansas Rush Soccer Club


March 31, 2018 $500

(four awarded)

  • Graduating Senior
  • Registered Player, Referee, or Coach for Kansas Rush organization within past 4 years.
Kansas Rush Application
Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship January 10, 2018 $2,000
  • Loss of one parent due to cancer
  • Essay
  • Indicate financial need.
KCLSA February 1, 2018
$500 The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, leadership ability and need. The scholarship award may be granted to any qualified applicant with special emphasis on those whose work is of a legal nature Link
Nellie Briggs Scholarship – Sponsored by Olathe Noon Lions March 2, 1018 $500
  • Pursue career in medical, preferably eye care.
  • Student demonstrates academic excellence and financial need
National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Kansas City Section April 15, 2018
  • Available to all genders and religions
  • based on ACT & financial need
  • Need copies of tax forms and counselor has a part to fill out.
Olathe Sunrise Kiwanis Club Scholarship April 3, 2018 $1000
  • scholastic competence
  • participation in activities
  • college funding plans
  • attending 2 or 4 year school or university


Olathe Rotary Club High School Scholarship March 1, 2018 $1000
  • Awarded to one at each of the Olathe high schools.
  • Open to all graduating seniors
Olathe Noon Optimist Foundation Scholarship March 1, 2018 $1000 One graduating senior from each of Olathe high schools and one OATC student will be awarded. A special scholarship will be offered to a “Choices Student”. Link
Olathe Junior Service League Scholarship March 1, 2018 $1000
  • 1 Senior per high school
  • Community service
  • Essay
Olathe Lions Club – Ed Hamblin Memorial Scholarship March 2, 2018 $5000
  • US Citizen
  • GPA 2.5
  • must have taken ACT or SAT
Olathe Visual Artists Scholarship March 2, 2018 $1000
  • US Citizen
  • GPA 2.5
  • Must have taken ACT & SAT
  • Majoring in Visual Arts or related studies.
Olathe Health – Healthcare Career Scholarship March 2, 1018 $1000
  • 1 Senior per high school.
  • GPA 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
Olathe National Education Association Scholarship March 1, 2018 $500
  • 1 scholarship per high school
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrate a commitment to education
Oltjen Orthodontics


May 1, 2018 $1000
  • rank in the upper 1/2 of graduating class
  • quality ACT or SAT results
  • good citizen
  • 500-word essay “What a Smile Means”
  • transcript
  • two letters of recommendation
SevenDays Make a Ripple Scholarship March 2, 2018 5- $1000 Complete a project of kindness and write an essay on how you project has had a positive impact on the community Link
Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club Scholarship  February 23, 2018  $500
  • US Citizen
  • GPA 2.5
  • must have taken ACT or SAT
Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M.D. Memorial Scholarship   April 30, 2018  $500 & $250
  • Write/submit the most compelling 500-word essay on “The importance of peace and understanding in a pluralistic world.”
Trails West Barbershop Scholarship March 2, 2018 $500
  • Must have been involved in high school music.
  • Senior of Olathe Schools
  • Recommendation of high school music teacher
UNICO March 26, 2018 varies
  • Essay
  • Income Tax Returns
  • Local and State scholarships available
Zonta Club of Johnson County March 1, 2018 $1,000
  • Demonstrate experience in local or student government;
  • Be knowledgeable of Zonta International and its programs;
  • Demonstrate evidence of advocating on behalf of Zonta International’s mission to advance the status of women worldwide




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Written By: teddyirc Date posted: September 9, 2016