Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Outside scholarships are awarded by civic groups, religious institutions, high schools, and organizations other than Wichita State.  Applications for the following scholarship opportunities and many others can be found on the websites below.  For your convenience, we have sorted most of the scholarships by their deadlines. 

Scholarship Pro Tip: Apply for at least one outside scholarship per week to maximize your opportunities.


Scholarships with Varying Deadlines

The following scholarship opportunities have varying deadlines.  More information is available at each organization's website.

Central Kansas Community Foundation Scholarships
On this page you'll find unique scholarship opportunities for students from a range of Kansas communities, such as Newton, Augusta, Andover, El Dorado, Remington (Whitewater/Potwin/Elbing), among many others.


Cobell Scholarship

Providing elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college studehts through empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education.


Dane G. Hansen Foundation

It is the purpose of all Dane G. Hansen scholarships to recognize young people of ability, regardless of financial need. Students graduating from high schools in the following 26 counties in Northwest Kansas may be eligible for Dane G. Hansen Scholarships: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.

For High School Seniors:

  • Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow: $10,000 – Renewable
  • Hansen Scholar: $6,500 – Renewable
  • Hansen Student: $4,000 – Renewable
  • Hansen Career and Technical Education: $4,000 – Renewable

For Community of Technical College Students:

  • Community of Technical College Transfer Scholarships: $4,000 – Renewable

Disabilities: Various Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Though the price of obtaining a postsecondary education can be steep, both traditional and online college degrees should be accessible to everyone. To offset costs, many seek alternative sources of funding, including grants, loans and scholarships. Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Below, discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.


DREAMer’s Roadmap
DREAMer's Roadmap is a mobile app designed to help DREAMer’s - undocumented students - find and track scholarship opportunities available for them across the nation.


Education.com
Our mission at Education.com is to champion the cause of children’s education and support teachers and parents as they seek to help their kids succeed in school and fall in love with learning. We believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to access education, but we know college tuition costs have significantly risen in the last decade. To better support future educators as they pursue their own education, we’re excited to offer three scholarships with varying deadlines. Apply now for up to $1,000 towards your education.


EduMed
At EduMed, we're always looking for ways to make college more affordable for students. Cost should never be a barrier to getting a quality education and pursuing a rewarding career. Today, we are very excited to announce that we are now offering our very own scholarships.


ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarships

ExtremeTerrain is offering two $3,000 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. This opportunity is offered every year and submissions are open and encouraged for the spring and fall semesters.


Elks National Foundation Scholarships
The mission of the ENF is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today's veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.


Health Care Scholarship for Arkansas City Graduates
South Central Kansas Medical Center provides three to four such scholarships per semester, through the Auxiliary. Scholarships are available for 6 semesters at $300 per semester, totaling $1,800. The student must have completed at least 1 full year of college before they may apply by using an application packet which is available at the hospital's front desk.

Other criterion are as follows:

  • Arkansas City Graduate
  • Health Care Major
  • Completed 1 full year, 24 hours or more, of college credits
  • Maintains at least a "B" grade point average
  • Must be enrolled in 12 hours or more each semester

For more information:
Auxiliary, PO Box 1107, 6401 Patterson Parkway, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-2500 and/or 620-441-8766
Ask for Elree Mullen, Scholarship Chairperson


Horatio Alger Association

The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.


International Associate of Fire Fighters Scholarships
The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 303,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,200 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.


JMJ Phillip Group
At JMJ Phillip Group, as an executive search firm specializing in the manufacturing, supply chain, and technology sectors, we know how valuable a STEM-based college education is to helping close the skill gap in the current American job market. We are thrilled to offer one annual $1,000 scholarship for graduating high school students and students looking to contribute to the US economy in the near future.


John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

 


LA Tutors 123
At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.


OppU Achievers Scholarship
Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.


U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship
Don't want a diagnosis of Medical School Debt?  Try some preventative medicine and apply for an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship.  If you want a careers as a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist or allied health professional, the Air Force has a way for you to achieve your goals. Every, the Air Force awards scholarships through its Health Professions Scholarship program. It pays for tuition, book and most fees.  It also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice. Students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Medical Service Corps and place on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies.  In return, the Air Force asks for your commitment to serve on active-duty as an Air Force health professional with a year-to-year repayment, with a minimum obligation of three years.


U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
How would you like to have your medical school paid for AND get paid while you’re in school?  If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship for the medical school of your choice plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000!

According to the American Medical Association, the average cost of four years of medical school has risen to more than $250,000. Add that to your living expenses, start-up costs of opening your practice plus the rising costs of malpractice insurance and you can see why the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program is a wise choice.


Veterans & Dependents of Veterans: Various Scholarship Opportunities
Paying for a college or graduate education can be expensive, but lowering the financial burden is critical. This is true for anyone, but perhaps especially true of those who have served in the armed forces, as they have often been far too busy serving their country to worry about saving up for college expenses.

Fortunately, there are numerous scholarships out there for veterans and their dependents. Some are exclusive to them, meaning that only those who have some service in the armed forces (or their direct dependents) can qualify.

January Deadlines

Akkadian Labs Information Technology Scholarship
Akkadian Labs exists to create innovative, forward-thinking software that simplifies unified communications (UC) administration. Akkadian is an experienced software developer with turnkey solutions, trusted by some of the world’s most successful companies. We want to see young people with the same passion we have get the opportunities that brought us to where we are today. Thus, we have created a $1,000 scholarship for one student who can display where they think information technology may take them in the future.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: January 1


ASEEES Internship Grant Program
This program provides MA, PhD, and professional school students and recent graduates with grants that make it possible for them to accept unpaid or underpaid internships in areas directly related to Russian studies. The program promotes the entry of young scholars with considerable Russian studies expertise into sectors outside of traditional academia.

These internships must be in the US and should be substantial in duration and responsibilities, lasting two months for summer internships and four months for internships during a semester in the regular academic year. The grant offers $2,000 a month, to be paid directly to the grantee during their internship. ASEEES is also working to secure funding for a similar program to support internships related to non-Russian aspects of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: January 13


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Our vision is to see that all Asian American and Pacific Islanders have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: January 1


Woodfield Laundromat
As strong advocates for higher learning, we are proud to give back to the community and help ambitious students progress along their acacdemic journeys. This semi-annual scholarship will award two students $500 each. 

For more info and to apply

Deadline: January 25 

February Deadlines

Delta Theta Chi Sorority
Delta Theta Chi Sorority, a national non-collegiate educational sorority, is accepting applications for three (3) scholarships, in the amount of $1,600 each. Requirements call for the student to reside in the US, have a high scholastic average, show evidence of financial need, and are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college. Applicants also need to submit an application form, with attachments as specified by the National Executive Council. These scholarships are awarded annually to students of promise and distinction. All applications must be submitted and accepted through a chapter of Delta Theta Chi Sorority. (Kansas Chapter: Kansas Beta; Scholarship Chairman: Cindi Cook).

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 1


Energy & Climate Internships in Rome
A new cooperation project between Enel Foundation and the Fulbright Program, an educational and cultural exchange initiative between the Italian and U.S. Governments, will offer four internships to U.S. students in the fields of Electricity, Energy transition at large and Climate mitigation, to be carried out at Enel Foundation in Rome.

The scholarships are offered in connection with the Study Abroad Engagement Grants (SAEG) Program, administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ U.S. Study Abroad Branch. SAEG grantees benefit from a funding opportunity designed to encourage strategic engagement with, or in support of, Americans studying abroad.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 14


Fulbright Aberystwyth University Summer Institute
Applications are open for Fulbright’s UK Summer Institute at Aberystwyth University, Wales.This funded three-week cultural and academic programme for current US undergraduates will focus on contemporary issues in Farming and Agriculture. Support for this Institute is provided in part through a Study Abroad Engagement Grant from USA Study Abroad within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 11


Government Finance Officers Association
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which serves government finance professionals throughout those countries, is pleased to announce the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship, Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship and the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship. Candidates for these scholarships should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level of performance. In addition, candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance. Candidates are asked to complete an application and to submit it to their academic advisor, or the department chair together with the required supporting materials. It is requested that the academic advisor or department chair prepare a letter of recommendation and send it, along with the application form and the candidate's supporting materials, in a single envelope, to:

Government Finance Officers Association
Scholarship Committee
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1210

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 10


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholarships
HSF is the nation’s leading provider of scholarships and services designed to give Latino students full access to the opportunity a college education can provide. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000, and Finalists who do not receive financial awards nevertheless qualify to be HSF Scholars and have access to our full range of Scholar Support Services, such as  career coaching, internship and full-time employment opportunities, mentoring, leadership development, and wellness resources, including tools for self-advocacy, well-being, and knowledge building.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 15 


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 1


Koch Discovery Scholarship Program
Are you an eager, creative thinker interested in developing and applying your skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow? We’re ready to meet you. The Koch Discovery Scholarship program provides scholarships and networking to students from universities across the country, awarding more than $60,000 annually in increments of no less than $1,000.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 10


Koch Rising Leaders
Elevate your future at this exclusive event where you’ll apply and interview for internships, network with other students and explore career opportunities – all while finding your fit on our unique culture.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 10


Oracle Corporate Scholars Program
The Oracle Corporate Scholars Program provides extended learning experiences at Oracle headquarters during the summer of 2020. The program includes scholarship support for African American, Hispanics or Native Americans who are currently pursuing a major in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Mathematics, Marketing, or Human Resources and related majors. Candidates must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. They must have attended a high school in the U.S. Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, African American, Native American or hispanic college student.  Students must be a sophomore or junior at time of the application and attend a four-year, accredited college or university located in the U.S by the time of application.

Successful candidates will be offered internships during the summer of 2020 and subsequent scholarship awards for academic year 2020-21.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 17


Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students
Our Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students supports our mission of helping people create the life they imagine, and we are excited to announce year 2 of the program. It gives four hardworking professionals the opportunity to not just earn an advanced degree, but also chase their dreams of making the world a better place for themselves and their communities.

Do you know an upcoming or current graduate student who:

  • Has a dream they want to achieve with their degree?
  • Has an interesting story to tell?
  • Could use financial help to further their education?

For more info and to apply

Deadline: January 4 - February 14


Sentient Furniture
SENTIENT Furniture strives to infuse artistic ideas and thoughts into our work. We are passionate about original concepts and creative thinking.  We have the aim of promoting creative-minded students who will soon be using their much-needed skills in their chosen industry by offering a financial step-up in their studies. To win the scholarship, applicants will need to explore how they’ve used their creative talents to achieve at their college or university.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 28 


Wichita Manufacturer’s Association

The WMA is encouraging students to pursue manufacturing careers by offering scholarships to students planning to study manufacturing at any technical college, community college or state college/university in Kansas. The number of scholarships given out each year is determined by the WMA board and member donations.

For more info & to apply

Deadline: February 11


Wichita SER Scholarship Program
The SER Board of Directors is a body of business and professional people working together to help the Kansas SER Corporation carry out its mission of training and job placement for the socially, economically, and academically disadvantaged.  The SER Scholarship Program is open to all Hispanic students who have maintained at least a 2.75 GPA, have applied for full-status as a student at an accredited college, and meet all admission requirements of the school selected.  Awards of $500 to $1,000 will be granted.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: February 28, 2020

March Deadlines

BrightStar Systems
Technology continues to change the way we communicate, work, and live every day. As a company that prides ourselves on delivering current pieces of technology to our customers, we would love to hear the perspective of the next generation. We have created a $1,000 scholarship for one undergraduate student who can display how technology has changed their life.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 15


Engebretson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
David J. Engebretson, a native of South Dakota, was a prominent business man who always held children close at heart. Mr. Engebretson had a dream, a dream to "Always Give Back." He supported many organizations and hospitals through donations, always focusing on the needs of a child. The Engebretson Foundation is based on this dream and founded to carry on the dream. Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability. The amount of this scholarship will be $5,000.00 per semester to be used for college tuition costs. The person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 1


Executive Women International
Executive Women International (EWI) is a business organization that brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement. EWI proudly provides scholarships each year to area students through its Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program. EWI partners with local resources such as educational providers, career professionals, and social services agencies to identify potential ASIST candidates. Students first apply and compete at the local Chapter level for an opportunity to be selected for a $2,000 scholarship. Chapter-level winners are then submitted to the corporate level for the opportunity to be selected for one of 7 scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Please be sure to select “EWI of Wichita” from the pull down menu to ensure that your application is submitted to the correct chapter.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 27


James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation - Graduate Fellowships
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

For more info

Deadline: March 1


Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) Scholarship
The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.

For more info and to apply:

Deadline: March 15


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships
Lockheed Martin is awarding 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or undeserved communities.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 12


NAWIC Wichita Scholarship Foundation
The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.  Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline.  Literally every career sector is available to you:  trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless.  Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help. Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.  For questions on eligibility please see below or email us at nfsf@nawic.org.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 31


Qualified Hardware
Qualified Hardware believes in hard work and a drive to succeed, and understands that even the most dedicated and hardworking students are not always able to complete their education due to the financial hardships they face. Considering the current financial climate for students in the US, we want to help by offering a scholarship to a candidate who is an example of a hardworking, dedicated student.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 15 


Zola N. & Lawrence R. Nell Educational Trust
The Nell Educational Trust Scholarship program was established under the last will and testament of Lawrence R. Nell to assist qualified students who have been accepted for the study of medicine at the post-baccalaureate level. Ideal candidates for this scholarship desire to earn an MD or PA degree, and must be graduates of a high school located within Sedgwick County, Kansas.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: March 15

April Deadlines

DaVinci Body Sculpting Women in STEM Scholarship
We have set up a $2,500 scholarship program for women that have a passion for science and technology. We understand that women from any  area of study can have the ingenuity, creativity and drive to further science, therefore, this opportunity is open to undergraduate women studying any major in the US. DaVinci’s annual scholarship program has been created with the purpose of helping women succeed in STEM fields, collating inspiring essays from the minds of our future innovators and being a part of the conversation that highlights the contributions women have made and are yet to make in STEM.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: April 30


Fully Funded Wine Industry Internship in Uruguay
The Fulbright Commission in Uruguay is pleased to announce a three-month fully funded opportunity in 2020 for U.S. students pursuing Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in viticulture, viniculture, agriculture or a related field. This fully-funded program will support two U.S. students for research and internships with National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), focused on the wine industry in Uruguay.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: April 30


Greater Wichita Ministerial League Scholarship Awards Program
Under the Program, six (6) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors attending a high school in the city of Wichita KS, served by Greater Wichita Ministerial League (GWML) or where the League has a presence. Children of GWML members are eligible to apply and should contact the GWML directly for more information.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: April 30


Industrial Access, Inc 'Go for the Gold' Scholarship
Industrial Access, Inc. is proud to offer a $3,000 scholarship to one student that is or will be enrolled in an engineering school or field of study. As an advocate of higher education, Industrial Access, Inc. is looking forward to helping a dedicated engineering student with their academic finances in the upcoming 2017/18 school year. We will be awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving student who displays a passion for the engineering field, has a good academic record in High School and who has significant volunteer activity.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: April 30


John Michener Scholarship from Credit Union of America
Credit Union of America is offering the $2,000 John Michener Scholarship.  John Michener was CUA's founding father and leader for many decades.  He believed in the importance of teaching financial literacy to CUA's members and community.  

For more info and to apply

Deadline: April 30


 LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Applications are usually accepted from January through April. Decisions are usually made in July. The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria. Family members and mentors are encouraged to work with applicants to help ensure their submissions are complete

The three awards are:

  • The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
  • The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
  • The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5 awards annually)

For more info and to apply

Deadline: April

May Deadlines

A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship
Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found at

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 1


American Indian College Fund – Full Circle Scholarship
The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. The Full Circle Scholarship Program is awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The Full Circle scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 31


Ampronix College Scholarship Program
College Scholarships are a great way to give back to the community and that is why we are offering our Ampronix College Scholarship Program. We will be awarding a total of $2,250 to 3 full-time undergraduate college students who demonstrate passion for their field of study and great desire to give back to their community. First place will receive a $1,000 scholarship; 2nd place will receive a $750 scholarship; 3rd place will receive a $500 scholarship.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 31


Evergy Scholarship Fund
The Evergy Scholarship Fund will award 10 $1,000 scholarships annually to students who live in zip codes 67208, 67214 and 67219. These awards can be applied to tuition, books or fees for post-secondary education, including technical education and two- or four-year colleges or universities throughout the U.S. Students must be seniors in high school to apply.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 15 (noon)


Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships and Grants
Numerous scholarships and grants are available for Kansas students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Browse through the updated list to find your options. To be considered for State of Kansas Student Aid, students must also complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 1


O'Brate Foundation Scholarships
O’Brate Foundation strives to improve the opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Kansas by assisting with emergency needs, providing educational scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing specific stumbling blocks lying in their path on the road to success. The scholarship awards are based on financial need and will vary in size from $1,000-$5,000 annually. This year we will be awarding approximately 60 scholarships; however, only students who meet the organization’s financial qualifications are encouraged to apply for this need-based scholarship. To determine if you meet their definition of financial need and to apply, see the link below.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 1


Sallie Mae's Funded Futures Competition
The contest will provide four deserving graduates $25,000 to help them along their path or journey whether that be starting a business, settling into their first job, or another important milestone.  

For more info and to apply

Deadline: May 24

June Deadlines

180 Medical
180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, we've developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

For more info

Deadline: June 1


Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship
Submit your application now for our yearly $1,000 scholarship. Refer to the form on the webpage (link below), and tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near & dear to your heart. This person does not have to be a direct family member, but must be factually-based, and meaningful to you personally.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 1


First Place Windows Green Home Scholarship
Climate change is one of the world’s leading problems. Everyone has a responsibility to personally make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, yet it can be a difficult task to navigate. One of the easier transitions to becoming greener is to reduce emissions generated by your own home. Are you an undergraduate student studying in the US and are you invested in helping Climate Change? You could well have the knowledge to win our $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 30


Heavy Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City Area Industry Advancement Scholarship
These scholarships are specifically for people who are planning or preparing for a career in heavy construction.  The amount of the scholarships is up to $2,000 per academic semester ($4,000) per academic year).  Recipients must be a full-time student and demonstrate a commitment to obtaining a career in heavy construction.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 1


John Fife Female Business Leadership Encouragement Scholarship
While we know that the number of women in financial fields continues to grow, we also know those numbers are fewer at the top of the ladder. Women in leadership roles can have positive effects on organizational culture as well in return on assets and equity. We want to encourage this kind of positive economic impact for businesses while increasing female representation. One scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to a woman or female-identifying junior or senior at any accredited college or university who is pursuing a business-related baccalaureate degree. Candidates must be enrolled full-time and in at least the second year of a business-related undergraduate program when they apply.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 13


Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship
The Mercy Auxiliary is offering scholarships in the health care field through the Independent USD #446 Education Foundation Fund to Independence High School graduates who will be a junior or senior at a Kansas Board of Regents institution, or approved private college or university within the state of Kansas.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 1 


Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation
The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. One or more awards will be given each year to a rising senior in college, to be applied during the upcoming academic year.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: June 18

July Deadlines

ABC Humane Wildlife - Women in STEM Studies Scholarship
At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: July 1


AmericanMuscle's Student Scholarships
We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in the automotive industry an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.

For more info

Deadline: October 15 - Spring award; July 15 - Fall award


BambooHR
Setting people free to do great work is our mission. And when we say “people,” we don’t just mean HR professionals—we mean everyone, including students. That’s why we are delighted to offer three $5,000 scholarships to three passionate, creative university students who care about improving people’s lives as much as we do. Does that sound like you? Check out the details below and send us an application.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: July 31


Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship
Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree? We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief. Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks.

For more info

Deadline: July 8


The JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
According to a 2013 Marketplace Morning report, 99.5% of American school teachers spend their own money on school supplies and instructional materials. All this while many are facing paycuts. At JAM, we see hundreds of these selfless teachers come through our doors for binders, folders, paper and other school supplies. While we appreciate their business, we appreciate their sacrifies even more. To thank them, we will be holding an annual $500 scholarship to students studying education. This money can be used to buy supplies for classrooms they might be student teaching in, personal course supplies like textbooks or planners, or their own school supplies.

The importance of teachers cannot be understated. They are responsible for imparting children with knowledge during their most impressionable years.

Certain teachers have profound effects on their students. Teachers who connect with students at a young age have the ability to mold their futures. These children often become valuable additions to our society. At JAM Paper, we want to thank you aspiring teachers for guiding our younger generations by offering a rolling scholarship. This scholarship will be available every semester for the foreseeable future. Please see "Submission Deadlines" below for more details.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: July 15 for Fall and November 15 for Spring


Sure Oak
Everyone here at Sure Oak works to our 5 core values: Be awesome, maximize your opportunities, always be the first to give, seek to improve everything and be curious, explore often! We don’t only wish to embody these values in the workplace, this is how we live our lives. We love to work with others that also express these values, and we’re proud to have been in a position to already have awarded two scholarships to promising students that share the same ethos. Are you an awesome student? Do you relate to our 5 core values? If you can discuss how your personal values will help you reach your goal in a well-written and considered essay, you could be our next winner!

For more info and to apply

Deadline: July 15th, annually


Topeka Daylily Club Scholarship
The Topeka Daylily Club is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote, encourage and educate its members and the public in the growth and development of daylilies, as well as facilitate mutual sharing and enjoyment of daylilies.  The American Hemerocallis Society was organized in 1946.  The Topeka Daylily Club has been a member of the society for many years and has offered two scholarships each year to Kansas students since 2008.  

For more info and to apply

Deadline: July 1

August Deadlines

AdvancePoint Capital
AdvancePoint Capital’s expertise and experience with guiding finances mean we have first-hand experience with understanding the difficulties students are facing as they pursue their educational journey. In the knowledge of the pressures and difficulties students and their families are experiencing to advance their futures, we have created a $1000 scholarship for undergraduate students that are getting their first step on the ladder.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: August 1


Disability Care Center
Disability Care Center we are an organization that helps disabled Americans apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits by providing information, resources, and customer service. Our mission is to assist the disabled community and we are now proud to offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: August 1


King Green Scholarship
For 30 years, the team members at King Green have committed themselves to providing the finest in lawn care service in the Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC markets. As a locally-owned and operated business, King Green understands the importance of stimulating the local economy and supporting the community, while upholding the highest in family and social values. One lucky student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from King Green. To apply, please review the qualifications and deadlines listed on the webpage.

For more info

Deadline: August 1

September Deadlines

Karman Healthcare
Karman Healthcare is proud to announce that we will providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life. We will be offering two, $500 scholarships for currently enrolled students that meet the requirements. This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.

For more info

Deadline: September 1


Seattle Towing
Seattle Towing is pleased to announce our $500 scholarship to a full-time high school student planning to pursue post-secondary education or a current, first-year student in college.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: September 8


We Mount TV's - The Supporting Local Business Scholarship
We have created this $1,000 scholarship to highlight the importance of local businesses to communities in the future. We would love to hear from the next generation on how they support businesses in their regions and how they plan to use their education to help local businesses thrive.


For more info and to apply

Deadline: September 20
October Deadlines

BusPatrol
Our goal is to create a culture of responsibility and awareness on the road. We aim to make the journey to and from school safer. Join us on our ‘Mission to Zero’ campaign. Through educating drivers and correcting behavior through stop-arm enforcement, we can see a day where there are no illegal passings on the road. Apply now to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship towards your college education!

For more info and to apply

Deadline: October 15 


Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Are you daring enough to reach for the stars? We believe that you are, and we at BransonShowTickets.com invite you to enter our Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship with an original essay, for a grand prize of $1,000 to be awarded to the winning author!

For more info and to apply

Deadline: October 15


RDC Paving ‘Pave the Way Scholarship’
RDC Paving believes in helping determined, persistent, and hard working students achieve their goals and dreams. Therefore, we created our Paving The Way Scholarship to help deserving young students get a head start on their education which will “pave the way” for a brighter future. RDCPaving.com will award one (1) $500 scholarship to a lucky post-secondary student who exemplifies the qualities we’re looking for (see requirements below), as determined by their judges.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: October 15


Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship
We believe that with the correct tools anyone can reach their aspirations and use their skills to empower others. Current students will be tailoring their talents, getting ready to apply them in their lives and in their careers and we’re excited to contribute to this exciting journey with a scholarship. Our scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate how their major can be used to empower others in a self-reflective essay.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: October 5


Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick! Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive. We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut?

For more info and to apply

Deadline: October 31

November Deadlines

Bella Ballroom Excellence in Performing Arts Scholarship
In order to further Bella Ballroom’s mission to provide opportunities to young, emerging artists, we are proud to sponsor an annual scholarship contest. This contest is open to current U.S. undergraduate students. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.

To Be Eligible to Apply:

  • Must be currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school.
  • Must be a current undergraduate majoring in dance, theater, music, performing arts or related field.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

For more info and to apply

Deadlines: November 15


Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, U.S. Department of State
The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.  Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language.

The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The scholarship program includes international airfare, tuition, and all program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. 

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: November 27


The Hagan Scholarship
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help recipients graduate college debt free. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents. The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: November 15


ZipHearing Hearing Health Awareness Scholarship
Awareness is necessary to keep in check with your own health, as well as inspiring empathy and knowledge; using the correct terminology and knowing how to offer help to those affected. As part of our ambition to raise awareness, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one undergraduate student who can best explore the importance of hearing health in a well-researched and empathetic written piece.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: November 1

December Deadlines

Allied Van Lines Scholarship
Allied Van Lines is looking to provide a scholarship to three students who major in logistics, supply chain management, business, or a similar field. Each scholarship is $1,000 and is available to current students and to those who are enrolling in college.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: December 15


Allied Van Lines Military Scholarship
We are excited and proud to offer our Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship, available to all those current or former active duty military and their dependents who qualify. Upon the contest’s close date, two lucky winners will be selected to be the recipients of an award totaling $1,000 each.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: December 15


Dell Scholars Program
Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition.
Grit by overcoming personal challenges in your life related to your family, school or community
Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree

We’ll work with you to ensure you have the tools you need to complete college with a degree in hand. Become a Dell Scholar, and we’ll help make sure you also become a college graduate.

For more info and to apply

Deadline: December 1


Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship for Service Program
The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.  SMART Scholars will receive a full tuition scholarship while in school, an annual stipen, summer research internship, and a job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility.

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines

For more info

Deadline: December 1


Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Through its Fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more info and to apply

Deadlines:

Predoctoral: December 17, 2019

Dissertation: December 10, 2019

Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019


Rudd Scholarship - Incoming Freshman Full-ride Opportunity
In an effort to help Kansas minds stay in Kansas, the Rudd Foundation has created a new college scholarship program to help Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant. The Rudd Scholarship will cover any remaining direct costs, including books, after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student's account. By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation.

For more info and to apply

Applications Accepted: October 14 - December 13, 2019


Sarasota Dentistry Dental
At Sarasota Dentistry, we are strong advocates of gaining as much experience related to your field as possible. We also understand the pressures that higher education can create on a student’s life and as such have created an annual scholarship available to all pre-dental and dental students. This annual scholarship is awarded to two students based on merit (one undergraduate student and one dental student).

For more info and to apply

Deadline: December 15


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