College Events & Information

2020-21 College Events and Information

This page is organized alphabetically by college then chronologically by event.

The following college representatives will visit TMP-M.  Any student may attend.

Representatives will be available during 1st hour (8:00-8:51 a.m.) unless otherwise noted.


AMDA – The American Musical & Dramatic Academy

Bachelor & associate degrees in acting, music theatre and dance theatre.  Now accepting applications and holding auditions for NYC and LA locations.  For more information go to: or call 800.367.7908


Assumption College (Worcester, MA)

$2,500 renewable scholarship for graduates of Catholic high schools that are are accepted for admission.  Consideration for additional scholarships up to $25,000.

Light The Way Scholarship – A $27,000 non-academic based renewable scholarship awarded for up to 50 students who contribute to make the world a better place.   Apply for admission & scholarship by December 15 by clicking here.


Barton Community College

Junior Day – April 14 form 9am-1pm.  Explore multiple majors such as Agriculture, Art, Athletic Training,  Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood, EMS, Medical, Music, Natural Gas, Nursing, Psychology, Scales Technician, STEM, Theatre & Welding.  Free t-shirt. BCC goodies, lunch and entry into a drawing for one $1,000 & two $500 scholarships.  Sign up by April 5 at:

Enrollment Days -Enrollments days are designed to hlep freshman get enrolled for classes in August.  Register online at or call Admissions at:  800-722-6842. Enrollment Days:  April 20, 21, 27, 28; May 5,19,26;  June 9, 16, 23;  July 14,21 28.

Senior Days for the following fields.  Each event will be from 9:30am-1:00pm.  Space is limited to the first 45 guests per date.

February 10 – Performing Arts,Undecided or Liberal Studies.

February 11 – Agriculture and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

February 17 – Business and Criminal Justice

February 18 – Undecided or Liberal Studies

Barton Athletic Training – BCC offers scholarships for student athletic trainers.  Interested?  Click here to fill out a student questionnaire.  Information will be sent to you.


Benedictine College

BCYC immersion-Be immersed in the community, faith & scholarship of Bendictine College.  High school students will experience life at BC. Each afternoon students take classes taught by a BC professor.  Tracks offered include:  Theology, Engineering, Nursing, Voice, Creative Writing, Great books, Philosophy, Education, Biology & Pre-Medical.  Learn more at

Three sessions:  June 13-18; June 20-25; July 11-16.


Bethany College

Test optional admissions and in person campus visits available!

Virtual Preview Days-Virtual events Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:15 pm on Septe. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec 10.  Register at:

Academic Days of Biology/Chemistry, Education, Art, Music & Criminal Justice.  Thursday afternoons on October 1, 15, 29 and November 12


Butler Community College

Junior Day – April 21, 9:30-Noon.  In-person or live stream.  Register at: 

New Student Orientation & Enrollment – For students and parents.  All 8:30am-4pm.          El Dorado campus – April 14.  Andover Campus – March 31 & April 23 & 30.   Registration required at:

Grizzly Senior DaysNovember 22 (Andover campus) & November 23 (El Dorado campus).  Register at:   or call 316-322-3382 by November 18.


Cloud County Cmmunity College

Junior Preview Day -This in-person event is Tuesday, April 27 from 9am-noon on the Concordia campus.  Masks are required.  Sign up at: or call 800-729-5101, ext 212.


Colby Community College

Scholarship application for 2021-22 is now open.  Priority deadlines are December 31 and February 15.

Presidential Scholarship – ($1,500)  requirements:  Minimum ACT of 21, recommendation from high school administrator, interview with college president & maintain a college GPA of 3.0

ACT Academic Scholarships-Awards for ACT scores.  16-18 = $200; 19-21=$400; 22-24=$600; 25-27=$800; 28-30=$1,000; 31-36=$1,200.


Congregation of Holy Cross

Old College Program – For undergraduate men considering a vocation to the religious life or priesthood, in collaboration with Notre Dame and Holy Cross College.   For more information click here.

Come and See Weekends– For high school students.  September 24-26, 2020  or February 11-13, 2021


Fort Hays State University

Student Recognition Programs (virtual)-

Student Recognition Programs offer you and your family a chance to hear from the FHSU administration, admissions staff, and current FHSU students. You will learn about the opportunities and unique programs available only to students at Fort Hays State. These events are designed for first-time freshmen and transfer students planning to take classes on-campus.

These virtual events will also recognize those students receiving scholarships from FHSU. Seniors and transfer students in attendance will have the chance to win a $600 tuition scholarship, a $500 book scholarship from Fort Hays State, or a laptop computer.

All students who sign up for an event will be mailed a swag box that includes an FHSU t-shirt and more! Those in attendance will receive a Future Tiger Yard Sign and their Scholarship Award Certificate/s if applicable.

The Ellis county event is at 7pm on Sunday, February 28th.  Be sure to register at:     If you can’t attend this event their are several others you can attend instead.

FAFSA priority deadline – November 15     Final Deadline-  February 15

General Scholarships:  Priority deadline-November 15     Final deadline-February 15          Apply at:

Honors College -Application deadline is  March 15.  Admissions requirements:  28 ACT composite and cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 (87%) or higher.  Click here for more information.  Apply at:

Tiger Freshmen automatic scholarship deadline:  June 30, 2021.

Unique Scholarship opportunities:  Rudd Scholarship-full ride for 4 years at FHSU for Pell eligible students.    Access to Academic Opportunity Grant-$2,000-$4,000 for 1st generation college students

The Housing application will be open at 10am on November 10th.  $40 application fee.

FHSU Nursing-Virtual Open House November 12 & February 25.  Register by email at:


Garden City Community College

Exploration Day – November 11, 9:30-1:00pm. This is a virtual event for high school juniors and seniors. The event will include informational videos about residential life, financial aid, athletics, clubs/organizations.  Click here for a flyer.


Hesston College

Virtual Engineering Day – April 3.  Get more information and sign up at:


Kansas City Art Institute

Apply by February 1, 2021 and you will qualify for a $1,000 enrollment grant.  As a qualified applicant you will also receive a minimum merit-based scholarship of 415,00 annually.  Apply at:


Kansas State University

K-State Scholarship Network-The priority date to submit the KSN application is March 15.
The KSN portal will be open until Saturday, May 1, but students who
submit their KSN application by March 15 will be given priority
consideration. Students can complete the KSN application at:

K-State now has test-optional scholarships!  Complete the supplemental scholarship application by January 5th.

KSU Housing – Admitted students can complete the no-cost residence
hall interest form now. The residence hall contract opens on
December 7th at 3:00 PM CST. With their contract, students will
submit a $200 initial payment and a non-refundable $30 processing
fee to reserve space in the residence halls. The $200 initial payment
amount is refundable until June 1, 2021.


Newman University

Campus visits – In person M-F 11am and 3pm. Virtual visits at 9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Day-November 6 from 1-5pm

Virtual Preview Day – November 14th from 10am – Noon

Virtual Open House – November 17th and November 24th from 6-7:30pm

LIVE Virtual Application & FAFSA Walkthrough – November 21st, 1-3pm

Saint Newman Scholarship (Full tuition)- ACT of 29 and GPA of 3.9

ASC Community Leader Scholarship ($17,500) – Must have a 3.0 and community service and or leadership experience

Newman Academic Scholarship ($11,000) – 2.25 GPA and test optional

Art & Theatre Scholarships ($11,000+) For Art or Theatre majors.  Audition or portfolio required.

Choral Music Scholarship ($2,000)


North Central Kansas Technical College   

Junior/Senior Day – February 24 (Hays) and March 3 (Beloit).  Click here for a flyer.  Interested students can register on our website or at the link below:

NCK is waiving the $50 application fee during the month of October is support of Apply Kansas month!

Virtual tours of the Hays campus are also available on weekdays after 4:30pm and on Saturdays.

Scholarship deadline:  January 15

Program Days:  Both the Beloit and Hays campus will be hosting students on campus to check out our programs. We have divided up these days to keep groups smaller than past years. Students can RSVP for a day at
-Oct. 14, 2020     Business & Technology Program Day – Beloit Campus
(Automated Controls, Business Management, and Information Technology)
-Oct. 15, 2020     Business & Technology Program Day – Hays Campus
(Business Management and Business Technology)
-Oct. 21, 2020     Transportation Technology Program Day – Beloit Campus
(Agricultural Equipment Technology, Automotive Collision Technology, Automotive Technology, and Diesel Technology)
-Oct. 22, 2020    Transportation Technology Program Day – Hays Campus
(Automotive Technology)
-Oct. 28, 2020    Construction Program Day – Beloit Campus
Carpentry/Cabinetmaking, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operation, Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning, and Welding)
-Oct. 29, 2020    Construction Program Day – Hays Campus
Carpentry/Cabinetmaking, Electrical Technology, Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning, and Welding)
-Nov. 5, 2020     Health Program Day – Hays Campus
(Nursing, Culinary Arts, and Pharmacy Technician)
-Nov. 12, 2020   Health Program Day – Beloit Campus

Virtual College Fairs: Virtual college fairs have started.  Log in and join a session at


Ottawa University

In-person visit day experience March 19. Any attendees will receive a $500 scholarship to be applied if they attend in the Fall!  Use the link below and click on JR/SR Visit Days to register:


Pittsburg State University

Department of Music Scholarship Auditions– Audition Day February 19 or weekly Fridays at 1 & 2pm or by appointment, if necessary.  Open to all students regardless of major. Audition application and guidelines at:   Schedule an appointment at:  620-235-4466 or


Pratt Community College

Virtual Tech Week – February  22-26 at 6:30pm.  Tech programs include: Agriculture, Ag Power, Information Networking Technology, Electric Power Technology (linemen), Modern Distribution Sales and Management, Business & Accounting, Wildlife Outfitting and Operations, Automotive Technology, Nursing, and Welding (new program).  Interested in learning more about any of these programs?  Sign up here:


Washburn University

Virtual visit –  November 17 at 6pm for students and parents.  Click here to connect 

Ichabod Days – October 2 (seniors), October 23 (seniors), November 20 (admitted seniors), January 29 (seniors & juniors), February 12 (juniors), March 15 (juniors).  RSVP at:

Leadership Studies scholarships (renewable $1,000 awards) are available for students who earn a Minor or Certificate in the program.  Apply by December 1 at:


Wichita State University

Shocker Admitted Student Reception – Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 7-8:30 p.m. a virtual event for any KANSAS students admitted to Wichita State.

Steps to enroll at Wichita State –

Checking & Accepting Wichita State Financial Aid Awards –


2019-20 College Events and Information

This information is outdated but can be a useful planning tool because you can see what events each college had available and when you could participate.
When updated scholarship information is available it will be posted at the top of this page in the 2020-2021 section.



Exploring College Options

Program provided by Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford at locations throughout the US.  These evening programs for students and families include a brief slide presentation about each institution and information about selection practices, financial aid and related issues related to selective college admissions.  They will be in Wichita, Kansas September 16.   RSVP website for students:


Assumption College (Worcester, MA)

$2,500 renewable scholarship for graduates of Catholic high schools that are are accepted for admission.  Consideration for additional scholarships up to $25,000.

Light The Way Scholarship – A $27,000 non-academic based renewable scholarship awarded for up to 50 students who contribute to make the world a better place.   Apply for admission & scholarship by December 15 by clicking here.


Barton Community College

Scholarship format for incoming freshmen based on GPA & ACT (whichever leads to a higher award).  Visit: for more information.

Excellence Award-3.6 GPA & above or ACT of 26+;  Tuition & Books.

Honor Award-3.0-3.59 GPA or ACT of 24-25; $1,000.

Achievement Award-2.5-2.99 GPA or ACT of 22-23; $800.

Barton Athletic Training – BCC offers scholarships for student athletic trainers.  Interested?  Click here to fill out a student questionnaire.  Information will be sent to you.

Senior Day November 13 from 9:30am to 1pm.  Attend college classes, tour campus and housing.  Lunch is included.  All students who attend will be entered in a drawing for two $1,000 scholarship and four $500 scholarships.  Sign up here by October 31.

Fifth Annual Career FairFebruary 26, 2020 from 10am-2pm.  THe day includes:  campus tour, pizza for lunch, career & Degree exploration opportunities, education sessions, & prizes.


Bethany College

Music Scholarships available.  Schedule an audition at 785-227-3380, ext 8113.

Senior Preview Day – October 25 & January 20  

Junior Preview Day – November 15 & March 30

Presidential Scholarship Celebration – December 7, February 8 & February 22.  Register for any Bethany College Visit Days at 800-826-2281 or


Butler Community College

New Student Orientation & Enrollment – For students and parents.  All 8:30am-4pm.          El Dorado campus – March 25 & April 8.  Andover Campus – April 17 & 24.   Register at:

Grizzly Senior DaysNovember 22(Andover campus) & November 23(El Dorado campus).  To register go to:   or call 316-322-3382 by November 18.


Colby Community College

Junior DayFebruary 5 from 11am-2:00pm.  Includes tour of campus, lunch, visit with academic advisors, talk to coaches & extracurricular directors as well as entertainment & activities.  RSVP by Jan. 28 at:

Second Priority Scholarship deadline is February 15.

Trojan Tuesdays – Tuesdays from April 14  through July 31 are enrollment days. Students may begin making appointments now. Appointments may be made for mornings (9:00-11:30am) or afternoons (1:00-4:30pm).  Click here to register.


Congregation of Holy Cross

Old College Program – For undergraduate men considering a vocation to the religious life or priesthood, in collaboration with Notre Dame and Holy Cross College.   For more info click here.

Summer Seminary Immersion Program – 2 week program for high school men considering a vocation to the Roman Catholic Priesthood.  Apply at: after January 1


Fort Hays State University

Future Educators DayMarch 9, 9am-2pm   Future Educators Day is in conjunction with the Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY) presentation on our campus!  This annual event is for high school students interested in PK-12 teaching to see the FHSU campus and show them the great things both FHSU and the teaching profession have to offer, which includes working with the KTOY team.  There is no fee for this event.  Lunch will be served.

Tiger Mania (Sophomore & Junior Day)March 30.  Day includes a walking tour of campus, information about scholarships, academics, extra-curricular along with free food, free t-shirt and a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.   RSVP by March 25.

Hispanic College Institute.  June 17-20.  This free event for 10th & 11th graders prepares high school Hispanic and Latino students to enter and succeed in higher education.  Learn about admissions & scholarships, explore career opportunities, develop critical thinking skills, and engage with Hispanic leaders and role models.  Transportation, food and lodging is free of charge.  Apply online by May 1 at:

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS based on ACT AND GPA!  Use your best 6th, 7th or 8th semester GPA and your highest ACT composite.  The College Board conversion will be used for TMP-M GPA’s.  Click here to see more details.

Tiger TakeoffOctober 8.  Tour campus, visit an academic department, learn about financial aid, free t-shirt & lunch.  Space is limited to 30 students from central and northwest Kansas.  Questions?  Contact Kyle Stacken at: or 785-639-2907.  Click here for a flyer or  click here to reserve your seat

Leadership Studies Shadow Days –  October 10, 24 and November 12 from 10am-2:30pm.  RSVP at:

Majors and Graduate Programs Fair (MGPF)-Wednesday, October 16 from 11am-3pm in the FHSU Memorial Union Ballroom.  Talk to students and staff about programs.  Click here for the Prospective Student Guide which will provide you with information on how to prepare for the event and make the most of your time on the FHSU campus.  It includes a free career assessment tool which will match you with FHSU majors.  See Mr. Zachman by Friday, October 11th to sign up.

FHSU Department of Applied Technology Jr/Sr Day. November 13th, 9am-3pm.  Register with Mr. Zachman by Tuesday, November 5.  For those interested in Construction Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Design Technology, Manufacturing Technology, and Technology & Engineering Education.

Leadership Studies Shadow Days –  February 11 & 25 from 10am-2:30pm.  For high school Juniors & Seniors.  RSVP at:

Student Recognition Program in Hays, KS – February 23.


Hutchinson Community College

Enrollment Days – April 25, May 29, June 19 and July 17.  Register at:

Fire Science Student Field DayOctober 16.  9am-2pm  Pre-registration required. For info or to register click here.

Recruiting Day – October 25.  For 2020 and 2021 high school graduates.  Registration is required.   Register at:


Kansas City Art Institute

National Portfolio Day in Kansas CitySeptember 28th from 1-5pm.  For more info go to:


Kansas State University

Personalized Visit – Schedule your visit at:

Click here for Before you’re a Senior flyer

Click here for Important Dates to Remember flyer

Click here for In-State Scholarship flyer

Engineering DayApril 17.  Free event for high school 9th-11th graders who want to explore the field of engineering.  Click here for a flyer.  Pre-register by April 13 at:

Discover K-State Day – September 20, October 7 & 28, November 1.  For  more info or to register click here.

Admitted Wildcat DayOctober 11, November 4 & 15, December 6.  For more info or to register click here.

ACT Workshop – Manhattan:  October 12.   Salina:  November 23For more info or to register click here.

Engineering Scholars Day-October 21.  For high school seniors who have an ACT composite of 28 or above and a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.  This event fills up quickly so reserve your spot early!  Register by Monday, October 14 at:

Wildcat Week – KSU is coming to western Kansas!  Join us at the location and date of your choice for helpful information from K-State insiders on admission, scholarships, financial assistance and much more. No cost to attend. Representatives from academic colleges will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Monday, October 21-Colby, KS 

Colby Community College 1255 S Range Ave, 1:30 to 3 p.m. AND                                     City Limits, 2227 S Range Ave, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 22-Great Bend, KS

Barton Community College, 245 NE 30 Rd, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. AND
Front Door Community Center, 1615 Tenth St, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 23-Hutchinson, KS

Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N Plum St, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Kansas State University Polytechnic

Learn more about these events and others at:

Preview DayOctober 18

Act Workshop – November 23

TWIST (Teen Women in Science and Technology)January 9 from 8:30-1pm.  Purpose:  To expose teen women in 9th-12th grade to various career possibilities. Students must register individually to choose their top five career sessions.  Sessions include:  Accounting/Finance, Attorney, City Government, Communications and Marketing, Food Science, Graphic Designer, Highway Patrol, Pediatric Care, Pharmacy, Pilot, Speech Pathology, Social Work/Mental Health, and Zoo Veterinary Medicine.  See Mrs. Schoepf to register.

Polytechnic Wildcat for a Day Select a date online that fits your schedule

Crash a Class – Select a date online that fits your schedule


Naval Academy

Representatives for the US Naval Academy will be in Kansas City, MO September 22 (2-4:30pm) at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, 11411 Plfumm Rd, Overland Park, CLICK HERE for FREE registration! and November 24 (1-2:30pm) at The Liberty Memorial, 100 West 26th St Kansas City, Missouri. To RSVP for November 24, email Mr. Lee Gilgour at with your name and the number of persons attending.


North Central Kansas Technical College   

NCK is waiving the Accuplacer/ACT requirement to apply to their programs.

The $50 application fee will be waived for the first 50 full time students who have not applied yet.

Virtual tours  of the Hays campus are also available on weekdays after 4:30pm and on Saturdays.

Junior/Senior Day – Hays March 4; Beloit March 5.                                              Sophomore/Junior Day – Hays March 10; Beloit March 13.                                        Enrollment Day – Hays May 28, June 11 & 12;  Beloit May 29, June 18 & 19.

Summer CNA class – May 18-June 30. Online/Hybrid. Cost:  $692.  CNA classes taken by high school students, during the school year, are funded by Senate Bill 155, so the student pays approximately $100.


Northwest Kansas Technical College

Latino Student Leadership DayNovember 7, from 9am-3:30pm(CST).  Registration is due October 31 and is $20 per person. Includes lunch and t-shirt.  Click here for more info or to register

Senior DayNovember 12th from 9:30am-2pm (CST).  For more info click here.


Pratt Community College

Senior DaySeptember 11                    College Prep DayApril 1                      Schedule your visit at:  620-450-2217 or

Tech DayNovember 13 from 9am-1pm.  Experience any three of these programs:  Agriculture, Automotive, Wildlife Outfitting, Info Network Technology, Business & Accounting, Nursing, Modern Distribution, Sales and Management.  Register by November 4 at:


University of Kansas

Crimson & Blue Day (Free Open House) Friday, October 18 from 8:30am-4pm.  Click here to register.

Rock Chalk Days – October 11, 25 & November 11.  These days provide acadmici sessions and campus tours.

Hixson Opportunity Award – Provides $6,000 per year and is renewable up to four years. This award is meant to help students who have faced significant personal challenges and financial hardship and is only available to Kansas residents attending the University of Kansas.  Priority given to first generation college students.  Applications available from August 31 to January 3.  Click here for more information.


Washburn Tech

Ichabod Days – September 27 (seniors), October 18 (seniors), November 15 (admitted seniors), January 24 (seniors/juniors), February 17 (juniors), March 6 (juniors) and April 17 (sophomores).  RSVP at:

Fall Open HouseOctober 17.  Tours 8:30-11am or Noon-2:30pm.  Schedule now at:

Garvey Scholarship Exam – To qualify for Washburn University renewable scholarships from $500 -$2,000 you must have a high school cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and take the Garvey Scholarship exam. First, apply for WU admission by December 1.  Exam is available in Hays Saturday, December 7 at 9am.  Other dates & locations are available.  Register for the exam here.


Wichita State University

Sign up for these events and more at:

Campus Visits – Every Weekday

Shocker SaturdaysFebruary 15, March 14 & 21, April 4

W-S-You – For admitted high seniors and transfer students. March 28

Black & Yellow Days (For High school juniors & seniors) – February 17  & April 17

Freshman and Sophomore Day April 25

Scholarship Information programsAugust 17, 24, 27 & 29

Honors in ActionOctober 5

Diversity Leadership Symposium October 10

Distinguished Scholarship Invitational – Scholarships up to $64,000. Submit application materials to WSU by October 15.  Minimum ACT of 27  OR minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 OR rank in top 10% of class.  Submit DSI application by November 1.  For more information or to apply click here.

Other WSU Scholarships are available for:  Business, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurs, Fine Arts, Honors College, Math/Science, Minority students majoring in Business or Education, and First generation students.  Click here for more information.