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.
RUDD Foundation 2018 Scholarship December 14, 2018 20 scholarships available

4 year award

  • designed to pay any remaining costs after all other grants, scholarships and financial awards
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (unweighted)
  • US Citizen or a permanent resident
  • resident of the state of Kansas and qualify for in-state tuition
  • Graduating in 2019 and will enroll full-time in the Fall of 2019
  • Demonstrated financial need (Pell-eligible)
  • Must be admitted and will attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita State University


Acacia Leadership Scholarship

Kansas State University

December 17th, 2018

Late applications will be accepted until Jan 7th at 5:00pm, but applications received on or before December  17th  will be given priority and special consideration.



  • one time award
  • incoming male freshmen at the Kansas State University Manhattan campus
  • display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership
  • must provide proof of enrollment at KSU in Manhattan by September 1, 2019


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
Edgerley-Franklin Leadership Scholarship

Kansas State University


January 15, 2019 Freshman year $5,000

Total Award up to $20,000

  • High school GPA: 3.5 or above and
  • Have a strong record of community service and
  • Be a high school senior
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Kansas high school graduate and
  • Attend K-State in fall 2019 and
  • Apply for acceptance to the Developing Scholars Program and
  • Participate in leadership studies and
  • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on March 18, 2019
  • Low-income, first generation students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply
Margaret Van Horn Scholarship

Kansas State Department of Education Association of Education Office Professionals


January 17, 2019 $300
  • looking for student initiative, character and/or other factors
  • submit the application and supporting documentation
    • transcript
    • essay”Why I am choosing and Education or Business-Related Career or Vacation
Ottawa University Kansas



January 18, 2019 100%, 80%, and 60% of tuition
  • must be accepted to OUKS
  • minimum ACT composite of 24
  • Minimum Cum H.S. GPA 3.5 or top third of graduating class
  • submission of a portfolio which shall include:
    • official high school transcript that details graded coursework through the end of 2018, including in-progress coursework for the high school senior year;
    • single-page outline of extra-curricular activities that includes years and level(s) of involvement;
    • list of honors, awards and recognitions received;
    • two (2) letters of recommendation—one from a school official, teacher, activity director, etc. that addresses your excellence in academics, intellectual and creative work, and involvement in your high school community, and one from someone who will address your civic involvement; and
    • maximum of three (3) different graded samples of work that efficiently displays intellectual range and depth (i.e. recorded fine arts performance, graded artistic expression, graded writing sample, graded exam, etc.)
  • Based upon an evaluation of the portfolios, selected students will advance to the final round of competition conducted on campus on Saturday March 2, 2019.
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 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.
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

Kansas Comprehensive Grant April1, 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