Scholarship Opportunities

FEATURED SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship – The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who demonstrate integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society. Receive up to $2,500.

Eligibility criteria 

·         Have completed high school or earned equivalency degree by Spring 2018
·         Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
·         Exhibit commitment to pursue & complete a career/technical program (<2 years) at accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the U.S.
·         Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive Pell grant as determined by FASFA)
·         Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
·         Be under the age of 30
·         Be a United States citizen 

 Go to application.horatioalger.org to apply deadline is June 15, 2018.

2018 Rotary Leadership Summer Camp - This camp is for students that are currently high school freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.  The fee for the camp is $300, however, the Rotary Club of West Wichita and the Sunrise Rotary Club will both provide partial scholarships in the amount of $100 each, with the applicant responsible for the remaining $100.  This partial scholarship is available for the first three applicants to inform Terry Finger at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they plan to attend. Camp dates are May 29 – June 2. Go to https://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/leadership/rotary-camp for application and more information.  Please note the deadline to apply with payment is May 8th. 

Google Change the Game Scholarship – Students 13-18 in the U.S. are eligible to participate in the Change The Game Design Challenge. Students can use their creativity and skills to create their own mobile game idea.  The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and $15,000 for their school’s technology program.  Five finalists will win a VIP trip to E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) to showcase their game design, receive mentorship from leaders in the industry, and join a celebration of women gaming. For more information go to https://play.google.com/about/changethegame/#challenge deadline to submit is May 15, 2018.

Chris Norgren Memorial Scholarship - To be eligible for this scholarship several criteria must be met, including the following:

·         Cumulative GPA between 2.7--4.0 (do not round up).
·         Leadership potential
·         Educational and career ambitions
·         Demonstration of service to others in the community
·         Service hour opportunities outside of required service hours by the school
·         Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
·         Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses
·         Fulfilled the graduate requirements for Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.

For more information and to apply, please download this document.

GPACAC 2018 – Meet with Colleges and Universities from around the country at our local College Fair – Wichita, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:00pm-7:30pm at Wichita Collegiate Upper School Gym - To Register Visit http://gotocollegefairs.com 

Rotary Club of East Wichita Foundation – has available limited number of one-year scholarship grants for the upcoming college freshmen.  Scholarships of $1000 each will be granted for the 2018-2019 school year. A special one-year scholarship, the George Fahnestock Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $2000 (payable $1000 each semester) may be granted to a deserving freshman who will be attending Wichita State University.  Go to http://www.eastwichitarotary.org/ for applications and qualifications for both scholarships.  Deadline May 8, 2018.

Kansas For Life is offering two opportunities:

  • KLP is sponsoring a summer internship program for high school seniors:  Interns will have to opportunity to learn everything there is to know about working for a state-wide non-profit educating the public through outreach events and literature distribution.  Interns will be paid $250 per week. Applicants can send their resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, call 316-687-5433
  • 2018 David Gittrich Memorial Kansas for Life Oratorical Contest: High School juniors and seniors are to research, write, and present an original pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research.  Speeches are to be 5-7 minutes in length.  Note cards may be used. First place winner will win $250 and represent Kansas (all expenses paid) in the national contest which is part of the National Right to Life Convention June 28-30, 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas.  Second place winner will receive $150 and convention registration ($50).  Third place winner will receive $100 and convention registration ($50).  The winner of the national contest will receive, among other prizes, a $1,000 check.

Go to http://kfl.org/events_oratorical-contest.html for registration and contact information.

Fort Hays State University's Hispanic College Institute is a free*, four-day, residential program that prepares high school Hispanic students to enter and succeed in higher education.

Where: Fort Hays State University
When: June 20-23, 2018
Who: Hispanic high school sophomores (Class of 2020) or juniors (Class of 2019)

The program is based on research and input from Hispanic educators and community leaders, and much of the content is delivered by Hispanics who can relate to the students' experiences and challenges. The program provides transportation, food, and lodging. Transportation to and from the HCI is FREE of charge. We will advise participants of pick-up and drop-off locations to and from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Students who attend the Hispanic College Institute will not only learn about-and get excited about-college, but they'll also have fun as they make new friends from all over Kansas and surrounding states.

*Note: Once a student is accepted, they will be required to pay a $10 reservation fee which will be returned to the student upon arrival. 

To apply, follow the instructions on the HCI Application Page. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have a 2.5 GPA or above;
  • Be a current Hispanic high school sophomore (Class of 2020) or junior (Class of 2019).

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 http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.  Deadline for entry is October 6, 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. 

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.

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 www.kwu.edu/admissions 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 https://www.avila.edu/

 

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