Scholarships – Kansas


Scholarship Name Application Deadline Amount Awarded Details and Eligibility Link to Apply
Scholarships from organizations in the state of Kansas.  Please visit your schools website for college specific scholarships.
Craft Scholarships

for linemen,

power plant operators,

and wind energy technicians


March 1, 2019 6 scholarships

$3,000 each

renewable for 2 year

  • Must be a Kansas resident
  • Must be a graduating High School Senior or must have graduated the previous year
  • Must pursue a degree in Electric Power and Distribution in Kansas
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License
  • Must enroll as a full-time student in a degree program (not required to be enrolled prior to scholarship award, but must be a full-time student in degree program to receive award)
  • Must maintain 2.5 G.P.A. during degree program
  • If 18 years old, must be willing to submit to a Motor Vehicle Records Check (drug free with no DUI convictions)
  • Must participate in a personal interview on one of the following days: March 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 (MaryKay Ulrich from Westar/Evergy will call to coordinate this date with you)
  • Must be able to attend a mandatory one day “Lineman Prep Day” on a Saturday in April or May (date has not yet been selected)

Paper Applications

Naismith Hall at KU

High School Senior Scholarship Program


March 1, 2019 $1,000

10 scholarships awarded

  • attending the University of Kansas as a full-time student during 2019/2020 Academic Year
  • Signed up to live as a resident at Naismith Hall
  • Open to graduating seniors regardless of academic standing
  • positive role model
  • demonstrated both academic achievement and citizenship through their high school and greater community service efforts
  • preference given to candidates that have strong leadership and/or service experience in a student, professional, educational, or philanthropic environment
Emporia State University

Latino Legacy Scholarship

Spring 2019 varies
  1. Applicants must be entering freshmen, transfer, or current students at Emporia State University
  2. Students of any major may apply
  3. Students applying must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  4. Attach an academic transcript.
  5. 500-word essay addressing what impact the Latino Legacy Scholarship will have on your life as a student of Emporia State University and on your future. Include previous experiences with and contributions to the Hispanic Community.
  6. Must be of Hispanic decent
Kansas Contractors Association



March 15, 2019 $2,000
  • enrolled in a construction management, construction science, construction engineering technology or related field of study at an accredited Kansas university, community college or technical college
  • Enrolled in a Kansas university, community college or technical college for the 2018/2019 school year and/or the 2019/2020 school year.
  • Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree related to a career in construction.
  • Eligible students: Students earning a Bachelor’s degree must have completed a minimum of 2 years of study in the related field. Students seeking an Associate degree or Certificate are eligible upon high school graduation.
Kansas Assoc. of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers




March 15, 2019 $500

four awards available: one per school type; four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college.

  • Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school
  • Have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit an application, which includes uploading a one-page essay, letter of reference, and resume
  • scholarship must be used toward attendance at KACRAO member institutions
  • awards not need based and may be used in conjunction with other awards
Kansas Masonic Scholarships

General Scholarships

Technical or Community/Junior College Scholarships

Legacy Scholarship



March 15, 2019 $1,000 to 4 yr

in state university/college

$500 to 2 yr

in-state technical or community colleges

  • applications open December 1st
  • General Scholarship
    • Kansas residents who elect to attend ESU, FHSU, KSU, PSU, KU, Washburn, WSU
    • Kansas residents who elect to attend select Kansas community colleges and technical schools (see website for complete list)
  • Legacy Scholarship open to:
    • A Kansas Mason
    • Son or Daughter of a Kansas Mason
    • Member of DeMolay International for at least 2 years
    • Member of International Order of Rainbow Girls for at least 2 years
    • Member of Job’s Daughter International for at least 2 years


Cynthia Ruth Russell Scholarship March 15, 2019 $5,000
  • applications open December 1st
  • Kansas residents who have a medically approved disability


Kansas Crime Stoppers Association

Collegiate Scholarship

March 25, 2019 $500
  • graduating senior of an accredited Kansas high school
  • planning to enroll full time at an accredited Kansas institution of post-secondary education

Information Letter

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship March 29, 2019 varies
  • Applicant must be a Kansas high school senior.
  • Applicant must be enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited Kansas college or university for the coming fall semester.
  • Applicant must have participated in high school golf or recognized junior golf programs, such as Kansas Junior Golf Association, Kansas Golf Association, Kansas Women’s Golf Association, AJGA, The First Tee, Wichita Junior Golf Foundation, Native American Junior Golf Association.
Kansas Seed Industry Association


April 1, 2019 $1,000
  1. Applicants may be high school seniors or college students.
  2. Applicants must plan to attend a college in Kansas.
  3. Applicants must be seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications,  Food Science, Grain     Millling,  Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management, Horticulture, etc.


Allen Community College Communication & Fine Arts Activity Scholarship April 1st preferred

applications will be accepted after April 1st

  • covers full-time tuition plus the loan of textbooks
  • students need not major in a discipline to be eligible for the scholarship
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for additional financial awards

Allen Community College Website

2019 Financial Scholars Essay Contest April 1, 2019 1st $3,000

2nd $2,000

3rd $1,000

4th $1,000

5th $1,000


The competition is open to any public, private or homeschool Kansas high school Senior who meets the following two qualifications:


  • The Senior must be planning to attend a Kansas technical school, college or university.

Not attending a Kansas school of higher learning will constitute forfeiture of the award.  


The Senior must have enrolled in and completed at least one of the following approved* financial literacy courses during their high school career: EverFi/The Kansas Financial Scholars Program, The Stock Market Game, Personal Finance Challenge (KCEE), MoneySKILL, Foundations in Personal Finance (Dave Ramsey), Banzai, High School Financial Planning Program (NEFE).  Successful completion of an approved course by April 12th is required.  IF a certificate of completion is available, the student should email it with their essay submission.  A teacher will be asked to verify student participation to confirm eligibility.

*Upon review and by request, other courses may gain approval as eligible for participation in the contest. Interested teachers should prepare a syllabus of their course and contact Dana Branam at 785.296.1783 prior to their students’ submissions.


If you are not enrolled in an approved program but would like to enroll for free today and be eligible for this year’s Essay Scholarship Contest, call Shannon Santschi at 785.296.4756.



Official Rules

Kansas Comprehensive Grant April 1, 2019 $200-$3,500 private institutions

$100-$1,500 public institutions

available to needy Kansas residents enrolled full-time at eighteen private colleges and universities located in Kansas, the six state universities, and Washburn University. This grant is funded by the state of Kansas. The Kansas Legislature provides limited assistance to financially needy students.

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship May 1, 2019

2019-2020 application window should open after January 1, 2019


This service obligation scholarship program provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor’s degree programs and
currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master’s degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group
planning to teach (K-12) in an underserved geographic area in Kansas. Applicants must complete the FAFSA.
Applicants must be: a resident of the State of Kansas and attending a Kansas postsecondary institution; AND
a) Enrolled in a program leading to licensure as a teacher in an identified hard-to-fill discipline* or underserved geographic area ** OR
b) Currently licensed as a teacher enrolled in a course of instruction leading to endorsement in one of the hard-to-fill disciplines* or teach in one of the underserved geographic areas** in Kansas; OR
c) Currently licensed teachers enrolled in a program leading to a master’s degree in an identified discipline* or underserved area** This scholarship is not a resource for Counseling, Administration or Reading/Library Specialist degrees); AND
d) Complete the FAFSA and the State of Kansas Student Aid Application.

Kansas State Scholarship May 1, 2019

2019-2020 application window should open after January 1, 2019


To be eligible to apply for the Kansas State Scholarship, in your senior year of a Kansas high school you would have:
1. received a certificate stating that you completed the required curriculum AND
2. received a letter stating that you were designated as a Kansas State Scholar by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship May 1, 2019

2019-2020 application window should open after January 1, 2019

up to $1,850 1) ACT score of 21 or SAT of 1060 – 1090; or
2) Cumulative high school GPA of 3.00; or
3) High school rank in upper 33%; or
4) Completion of Kansas Scholars Curriculum; or
5) Selection by National Merit Corporation in any category; or
6) Selection by College Board as a Hispanic Scholar.
Kansas Career Technical Workforce


May 1, 2019

2019-2020 application window should open after January 1, 2019

up to $1,000 1. graduated from a Kansas high school accredited by the Kansas State Board of Education; or
2. obtained a Kansas State High School Diploma issued upon successful completion of the GED® Test; or
3. graduated from a Kansas home school program or a Kansas non-accredited private secondary school as defined and authorized pursuant to K.S.A. 72-53, 100 et.seq; and
4. are enrolled in or accepted for admission to an eligible career technical education program.
University of Saint Mary-Leavenworth

De Paul Scholars Program

 incoming 2019 freshman  varies
  • Kansas Resident
  • 18 ACT score and 2.5 GPA
  • Pell Grant Eligible
  • Incoming 2019 Freshman
  • Full Pell Grant eligibility required for each year receive funds from De Paul Scholars program
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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
  • recipients must be accepted for admission to Baker
Music Link

Theatre Link

Baker Application

Northwest Missouri State University varies varies Out of State Students can get in-state rates based on GPA and ACT score Link
Butler Community College-General varies varies varies Link


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Written By: ccherryirc Date posted: January 23, 2018