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 Kansas City

Crime Stoppers


November 25, 2019


  • senior of good character with no criminal background
  • he/She must be recommended, in writing, by at least two faculty members
  • recommendation must state the student’s accomplishments, grade average, class standing, activities and the reasons he/she deserves the award
  • the recommendation should be no longer than two typewritten pages
  • students must enter a 750-1,000 word essay on the topic “Will advances in technology change the role of police?  If so, how will the role of police be impacted and what adaptations will be realized?”
  • immediate family members of any Kansas City Crime Commission staff or board member are not eligible
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Students of the Year Kansas City

Fundraising Competition


November 29, 2019


Students of the Year candidates are high school students enrolled in local public or private schools who are interested in and enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach, and leadership. This campaign not only offers visibility in the community and local media but also demonstrates candidates’ excellence in leadership and community engagement for college applications and professional resumes.

The Students of the Year Campaign is a seven-week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit the life-saving mission of LLS: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Students of the Year nominees for the 2020 campaign must submit an application by November 29th. The campaign will launch on February 13th and will culminate with the Grand Finale Celebration at Sporting KC on April 2, 2020.


Wabash CannonBall Scholarship

for students attending

Kansas State University


December 1, 2019


55 freshman scholarships awarded

• Must be a high school senior in the greater Kansas City area (reside in Johnson or Wyandotte counties in Kansas; Jackson, Cass, Clay or Platte counties in Missouri).
• Must be admitted to Kansas State University and have completed the general university scholarship/awards application by priority date, Dec. 1.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or unweighted scale.
• Complete the Wabash CannonBall Kansas City Scholarship application by Dec. 1.
• Scholars will be paid half of the scholarship monies ($1,250) at the start of each semester with the requirement to maintain a 3.0 GPA in their first semester at K-State in order to earn the second half ($1,250) the second semester.
• Scholarships will only be awarded to recipients enrolled in 12 or more credit hours at K-State per semester.
• Freshmen recipients will have the opportunity to apply for renewal of the scholarship the following three years.
Sons of the American Revolution

George S. and Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

December 31, 2019

 $400 1st place chapter level

$500, $250, $150 state level awards

$5,000, $2,500, $1,000 national level awards

Open to all High School Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

Write an original essay of between 800 and 1200 words about an event, a personality, a philosophy or an ideal associated with the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence or the framing of the United States Constitution.






Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Applications opens January 1, 2020


  1. Be of Hispanic Heritage.
  2. 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 Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.)
  3. Attend/have attended a Greater Kansas City metropolitan area high school for the last three years prior to graduation.
  4. 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.)
  5. Enroll or be enrolled as a full-time student. (A minimum 12 credit hours for undergraduate and 9 credit hours for graduate.)
Kansas City Associated Equipment Distibutors (KCAED)


February 3, 2020


can be renewed for a second year

**Applicant must be enrolled as full-time student (12 hour minimum per semester).
**Applicant must be enrolled for the fall semester for the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
**Applicant must be pursuing an associate of applied science degree or certificate in either Diesel
Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair.
**Applicant must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 high school cumulative GPA, or a GED minimum score of 260.


Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club Scholarship February 18, 2020


one award at each of the Olathe Public High Schools

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Taken the ACT or SAT college entrance examination
  • Plan to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year vocational school, college, or university
Olathe Noon Optimist Foundation Scholarship February 28, 2020


one student from each of the Olathe High Schools and Technical School will be considered

Olathe High School Student Application
Olathe Health

Healthcare Career Scholarships

February 28, 2020


The Olathe Health Healthcare Career Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to seniors graduating from the high schools in our service area who choose to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Olathe Health will award scholarships annually to graduating seniors at each of the area high schools. Link
Olathe Junior Service League March 1, 2020
Three $1000 awards available
This scholarship is for Olathe High School Seniors.  Recipients are determined based mainly on their community service involvement. Link
Sons of the American Revolution


Joseph S. Rumbaugh Historical Oration Contest

March 21, 2020
$500 chapter level

$500, $150, $100 state level awards

$5,000, $3,000, $2,000 national level awards

national finalist all get $300 and all other national participants get $200

Open to all High School Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

Prepare an original oration of between 5 & 6 minutes about an event, a document or a personality of the Revolutionary War period showing the relationship it bears to America today.

Memorize it and prepare to present it without notes.



Rules and Entry Form

Trails West Barbershop Chorus Scholarship March 31, 2020


Standards used by the committee to evaluate these applications are:

  • Musical Involvement
  • Musical Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • College Plans
  • Career Plans
Institute of Science and Technology ongoing

50%-100% of tuition

(Tuition is $3,600 per semester)

The Institute of Science and Technology offers scholarships to reduce or eliminate the financial burden ($3,600 per semester) of earning a certificate. Scholarships are funded through charitable contributions from local businesses to increase the number of students entering careers where there is a shortage of qualified professionals in the Kansas City region.

Rather than evaluating scholarship applicants based on GPA, IST looks for candidates who are serious about completing the program and intend to enter a career in their field of training. Subject to available funds, students are permitted to keep their scholarship so long as they maintain passing grades and attendance.

Angel and Maude Munoz

Scholarship Program


Cosmetology up to $4,000

Community College up to $4,000

awards granted on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants

not renewable, but may reapply each academic term

  • Hispanic high school seniors or graduatesAND
  • Planning to enroll or are already enrolled at an accredited school of cosmetology in the greater metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri area. Students must be receiving Title IV funds. OR
  • Planning to enroll or are already enrolled in full- or part-time study at a community college located in the greater metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri area (Eligible counties: Jackson, Clay, and Platte in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas). Students must be receiving Title IV funds.
Cleveland University

Kansas City

Chiropractic and Health Sciences

CUKC A+ Scholarship


$1,800 per 12 credit hours


must be a full-time student at CUKC enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester

renewable for up to 60 credit hours or completion of A.A. in Biological Sciences

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.25 and an ACT score of 21 or higher
  • Must have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12
  • Must live in one of the following counties:
    • Kansas: Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Wyandotte
    • Missouri: Bates, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray
Contact Information
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