Scholarships- Local

 

Scholarship Name Application 
Deadline
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
Link
Flyer
Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors

Heavy Equipment Repair OR Diesel Mechanics

Scholarship

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.
Application
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship
 
February 8, 2019
$1,000
  • 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
Link
Letter
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
Link


Flyer

Application

Students of the Year

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

February 17, 2019
Kick-off date
varies
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

Scholarship

February 25, 2019
$500

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
Application
Department of Fine Arts, Photo & Film

2019 Incoming Freshman Talent Scholarship

Johnson County Community College

February 28, 2019
$250-$750
• 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

Scholarships

March 1, 2019
varies
  • 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
Link
Application
Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship March 1, 2019 Three total


1st place: $3,000

2nd place: $2,000

3rd place:

$1,000

  • 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.
Link
 

KC Scholars

 

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

Cesar E. Chavez

Scholarship

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.
Link
Hispanic Development Fund

Scholarship

 

March 1, 2019
$500-$6,000
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.)
Link
Flyer
SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World Scholarship March 1, 2019
5-$1,000
  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Complete a project of kindness
  • Essay over project
  • attend an awards ceremony for winners on April 9, 2019
Application
Olathe Rotary Club

Scholarship

 

March 1, 2019
$1000
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
Application
Les Dames d’Escoffier

Kansas City Chapter

Scholarship

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
Flyer
Trails West Barbershop Harmony Chorus

Scholarship

 

March 1, 2019
$1000
  • 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
$1000

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
Link
Application
Nellie Briggs Scholarship

Olathe Noon Lions

March 8, 2019
$500
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
Link

2018 Oration Contest ...

2018-2019 Rumbaugh Po...

UNICO

Kansas City Chapter


Scholarship

March 18, 2019
 varies
  • 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

Link

Johnson County Old Settlers Scholarship
 
April 10, 2019
4-$1,000
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
Application
Baker University

Music Scholarships

Theatre Scholarships

 

ongoing

varies

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

varies

see individual scholarship listings
Bloch Scholarship Link
Link
Donnelly College varies

varies

see individual scholarship listings
Link
Hispanic Development Fund varies

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.
Flyer
Northwest Missouri State University
 
varies
varies
Out of State Students can get in-state rates based on GPA and ACT score
Link
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