Scholarship Opportunities

K-State Alumni Association is hosting another year of Just for Juniors that will be taking place on Monday, February 12, 2018 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 W. Waterman, Wichita 67202.  A drawing for three (3) $100 Scholarships will be held.  Click here to register.  Walk-in registrants are also welcome.

RUDD FOUNDATION is offering a Kansas college scholarship to Pell Grant-eligible students to attend either Emporia State University, Fort Hays University or Wichita State University.

Eligibility requirements:
·         Must be a US Citizen and a resident of Kansas that is eligible for in-state tuition
·         Graduation high school in 2018
·         Must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above
·         Have filled out the FAFSA application and qualifies for a Pell Grant.
·         Plan to attend or have been admitted to Wichita State, Fort Hays State or Emporia State Universities for the Fall of 2018 as a full-time student.

Students must apply online at and to see all requirements and selection criteria.  Deadline is Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm Central Standard time (Midnight)

The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship awards three, non-renewable scholarships:
1st place: $3,000 / 2nd place: $2,000 / 3rd place: $1,000.

To be eligible, applicants must:
Be a permanent resident of KS or MO who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time undergraduate towards a bachelor’s degree, or;
Be a non-resident of either state who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor’s program at a KS/MO accredited university or college
Have minimum 3.3 GPA (on 4.0 scale or equivalent) and minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT of 1680 (includes writing).
Apply at by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Westar Energy/Haines-Weber Scholarships (Deadline March 1, 2018) - Westar Energy is offering the following $3,000 Craft Scholarships that are renewable for up to two years: General Line Worker Scholarship and Power Plant Operator/Wind Energy Technician Scholarship.  Go to for eligibility requirements and to access the Scholarship application open link. 

AES Engineers is offering a $500.00 Scholarship to a deserving student, regardless of their field of study.  To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions they will find on their site at  Deadline for entry is October 6, 2018.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation - sponsors a video contest open to all students in grades 9-12 who reside in The Kansas Plains (all counties in KS except Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte). Cash prizes will be awarded to students and their schools for entries receiving first and second place.  Students may enter individually or form teams of two to four participants. $500 will be given to the creator(s) of the winning video, and $500 will be given to their school. In addition, $250 will be awarded to the second place video, and $250 will be given to their school. Winners will be determined by how well the entry adheres to BBB’s brand, expresses the theme "Start With Trust,” the quality of the video’s production and how many times it’s been viewed on BBB’s YouTube channel. High school students who are creative and ambitious, are encouraged to enter this contest. The video submission deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018, and the winners will be notified on or before March 1, 2018. Complete details about the contest, required forms and videos submitted by the 2017 participants can be accessed by clicking on the Student Video Contest icon on the homepage of BBB’s website at

United Way of the Plains - Aaron Joel Smith Youth Volunteer Memorial Scholarship - Three (3) awards are given to students who are active with United Way of the Plains or with a non-for-profit organization affiliated with United Way of the Plains’ Volunteer Center.  One scholarship is awarded in the amount of $5000, one for $3000 and one for $2000.  The scholarships are to be used for tuition and books during the student's first year of college.  To be considered for the scholarships, forms must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17th 2018 (Go to Form and complete) send to Dwane Wallace Youth Venture Grant Committee, United Way Volunteer Center, 245 N. Water St. Wichita KS 67202-1201. 

The Purpose Challenge - Are you a high school senior graduating in 2018? If you write a college essay based on what you’ve learned from the Purpose Challenge toolkit, you can submit it for the chance to win money for college! Five winners will each receive $5,000, and one winner will receive a grand prize of $25,000 to help pay for college. Lots of college essay question prompts are perfect opportunities to reflect on your purpose. Just follow the essay-writing tips in the Purpose Challenge toolkit and adapt to your chosen essay question. Once you complete the Purpose Challenge, you’ll be invited to submit your essay. Check out some examples @ Entries are due by February 1, 2018.

UEW Healthcare is pleased to offer the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. This will be a one-time award worth $1000. The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college in the fall semester of 2018. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account. Completed application must be submitted online by July 31, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Go to UEW Healthcare Scholarship 2018 for application and instructions. 

The Coolidge Presidential Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that covers student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  The main criterion is academic merit.  Any high school junior who plans to enroll in 2019 and meets all the qualifications can apply by January 24, 2018.  Go to for qualifications and application.

McPherson College Presidential Scholarship - $68,000 ($17,000 per year for 4 years). Students who have an ACT score of 22 or higher and minimum 3.2 GPA are eligible to participate.  See your counselor for more information to apply.

Delta Theta Chi Sorority Scholarship – 2 scholarships in the amount of $2,600 each. Requirements: reside in the US, have a high scholastic average, show evidence of financial need. Application deadline February 1, 2018. Go to for further instructions and forms.

Margaret Van Horn Scholarships are allocated by the members of the Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals. The scholarship program is open to any high school, college and/or technical student.  Applicants must be enrolling a minimum of nine semester hours in an accredited post–secondary educational facility within the state of Kansas. AMOUNT: One $300.00 scholarship will be awarded annually, and is not limited to tuition only, but will be offered for the purchase of books, payment of fees, supplies or other expenses required.  Emphasis for selection of the recipient will be based on scholarship application, initiative, character, and/or other factors supporting his/her candidacy. Go to KSDE AEOP for qualifications and instructions.  Deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Klose Scholarship - The Wichita State University College of Education announces the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholars Day for high school seniors who declare a major in math or science education at Wichita State University. Winners of the competition will be offered a financial aid package that may include various scholarships. The Klose Scholarship, up to $33,000, covers the average cost of tuition books and fees during their junior and senior year.

To be eligible, you must:
Be a current high school senior
Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.50 or
Have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a 1160 on the SAT or be in the top 10% of your class
Declare a major in a math or science education program

Kansas Wesleyan University Scholarships – Eisenhower Scholarship 90% Tuition / Presidential Scholarship - $12,000 / Trustee Scholarship - $10,000 / Pioneer Scholarship - $8,000 / University Scholarship $6,000 / Performance Scholarship – amount varies / Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $1,000 / Kansas Wesleyan University Award – Amount varies / Kansas Comprehensive Grant – up to $3,500 per year.  Must complete FASFA by April 1 Go to for more information and deadlines.

The Avila Promise - Provides a clearer, more affordable path to your future. Starting Fall 2018, first-year, traditional resident students will benefit from these four promises:

  • Lower tuition rate – $19,900 – includes books and campus fees; protects you from unexpected tuition hikes.
  • 4-Year graduation guarantee – when you do your part, we’ll do ours and you’ll graduate on-time.
  • Guaranteed internship/research experience – every student in every major will have the opportunity for these valuable experiences.
  • Travel award of up to $1,000 – we’ll not only show you the world, we’ll help you pay for it.

Together these four promises address the concerns most college students face: 1) college affordability and confusion over college costs, 2) on-time graduation and student debt, 3) securing valuable experiences outside of the classroom, and 4) getting access to global perspectives. Avila also guarantees that graduates of a Catholic high school will receive at least $5,000 in scholarships. To apply or get more information go to


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