Scholarships are arranged by application deadline.

Past due scholarships are moved to the bottom of this list.


Going Merry-Scholarship website – Grades 9-12

Going Merry ( is a new scholarship website.  It makes scholarship applications easier by saving your profile information and using it to auto fill applications for you!  You can also apply for scholarships right from the Going Merry website!

*Remember to create and use a unique personal email that you only use for scholarship searches so your school & personal emails don’t get overloaded!  


Army ROTC Scholarship – Grade 12

Students who complete the ROTC scholarship application can earn a full tuition and fee scholarship to more than 1,700 colleges nationwide.  Some colleges are unique in that they will give free room and board to Army ROTC scholarship awardees.

Timing is important for this program.  The first board meets in October, so it is vital that those who desire to apply have the information on the process and requirements now.  This will ensure they have enough time to complete the online application and ensure all other requirements; physical fitness test, transcript requested / submitted, and Officer interview are turned in timely.

This information was provided by Creighton University.  Click here for more information about CU ROTC.   Other universities offer similar scholarships and timelines.


County Weed Directors Association of Kansas Scholarship – Grade 12

Four $500 scholarships are for Kansas high school graduating seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, who plan to major in Agriculture, Plant Science or a related field at a Kansas college or university.  Due February 1.  Click here for an application.


Nex-Tech “Break The Rules” Scholarships – Grade 12

Ten $1,000 scholarships.   Choose any method you want to tell what you are passionate about and how it has led to your chosen career.  We don’t care if you send us a video, slideshow, artwork, essay, whatever.  Submit your application electronically or by mail.  Apply by February 1 at:


ELKS Legacy Awards – Grade 12

$4,000 awards.  Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a living ELKS member.  Apply by February 5.  For information or an application click here.


Midwest Energy Scholarship – 11th grade

Five $1,500 scholarships.  Juniors in high school whose parents/guardians receive electric and/or natural gas service from Midwest Energy may apply  Click here for more information or to apply. Applications due by February 10.  Questions? Call 785-625-1403 or email


American Legion Kansas Scholarships-Grades 12, 12+

All American Legions scholarships listed here are due by February 15 unless noted.

Click here for American Legion scholarship applications.

Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund-This is an outright grant of $500 for high school seniors and college level freshmen or sophomores who are in need of educational assistance, and are enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved junior college, college, university, or trade school located in the state of Kansas. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a veteran; the parent(s) must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion and/or Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid up at the time of death. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically, and must show a high school transcript (with grade point average).

Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships-Four $500 scholarships awarded annually to children of Legion and Auxiliary members. Selections by Department Oratorical and Scholarship Committee are based upon scholastic standing, financial need, major field, etc.

Albert M. Lappin Scholarship-An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at time of death.

Music Committee Scholarship-The name of this scholarship, to be awarded annually, will be the “American Legion Music Committee Scholarship”. This $1,000 scholarship is available to all Kansas high school students who have distinguished themselves in the field of music and/or who will major or minor in music at an approved Kansas junior college, college, or university.

Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship-Two scholarships of $1,500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at the time of death.

Charles W. & Annette Hill Scholarship-An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level Freshman or sophomore, and the descendent of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion for the past three years. The descendents of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the veteran’s dues were paid-up at time of death.

Scouting Scholarship-The American Legion Life Insurance Trust Fund provides for an $10,000 National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Scout of the Year”. The individual selected will be named by the National Americanism Commission during the annual National Spring Meetings. Three runner-up scholarships, at $2,500 each have been added to the scholarship awards. The Department of Kansas also gives a $500 scholarship to the Kansas Scout of the Year.

Shooting Sports Scholarship-An outright grant of $500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman, who has participated in an American Legion Shooting Sports program in the State and Regional levels. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically.

U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship – The purpose of the U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship is to assist financially in the education of needy and worthy children and grandchildren of Kansas Legionnaires.  Applicants must be a current 3-year member of the Sons of the American Legion within the Detachment of Kansas.

Jay B. Thielen Scholarship – The purpose of the Jay B. Thielen Scholarship is to assist financially in the education of needy and worth children and grandchildren of Sons of The American Legion members of the Detachment of Kansas or members of the Sons of the American Legion of the Detachment of Kansas.  Five scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each are annually awarded.

Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship-DUE JULY 15. This $250 scholarship is awarded to a high school boy or girl who has participated in school athletics. Applications must be received in Department Headquarters by July 15


Greater Salina Community Foundation – Grade 12

This organization supervises numerous area scholarships. Scholarship criteria include county of residence, college major and college of choice.  To apply online between November 1 and February 15 click here.    Create an account then take the eligibility quiz to find out which scholarships you may qualify for.  Click here for more information.


Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling Scholarships – Grade 12

GPACAC offers three $500-$1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma who have a GPA 3.0 and an ACT composite of 21 or higher.  Click here for information and an application.  Application due by:  February 15.


Bill Auman Family Scholarship

This $2,500 one time scholarship is for seniors who plan to attend a technical school or cosmetology program.  The only application is an essay.  Click here for more information.  Deadline to apply is March 1.


Farm Bureau Technical Scholarships – Grade 12

Eight $500 scholarships.  Applicants or parents must be Farm Bureau members in Kansas and student must be enrolled full-time in Agriculture or closely related area of study.  Deadline March 1Click here to apply.

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities – Grade 12

Ten $2,000 academic scholarships and four $2,000 technical scholarships. Requirements:  graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level.  Parent or legal guardian must be actively employed in a K-12 or secondary education institution and engaged in a buildings and grounds, food service or transportation position shall be eligible for these scholarships and it is the responsibility of the school to submit their best applications for competition.  Click here for information or an application.  Applications due March 1.

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Scholarships – Grade 12

Eight scholarships from $500-$1,500.  For high school seniors and current college students who plan to major in an agriculture related field of study in a Kansas school.  Applicants should be self-starters, good academic standing, be good school and community citizens and have a strong desire to continue their education.  Deadline is March 5Click here for information and an application.


Kansas Grain & Feed Association Scholarships – Grade 12

19 scholarships.  Awards between $500 and $1,500.  Qualifications:   Graduating high school seniors who are self-starters, with excellent academic credentials, good school and community citizens, strong desire to continue their education and who will attend a college university, community college or technical school.  Deadline to apply is March 5.  Click here for more information and an application.

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarships – Grade 12

National scholarships range from $2,500-$7,000.  For high school seniors whose parents receive services from Nex-tech (landline phone, internet or cable TV) and plan to return to a rural community following graduation from a technical school, a two or four year college. Before applying, please verify your eligibility by contacting Lisa Wagoner at Nex-Tech, 877-625-7872, Ext 5101.  The application opens January 1.  Applications must be received at a Nex-Tech office by 4pm on March 5  Click here for information or an application.


Hays Rotary Club Scholarship – Grade 12

Three $1000 scholarships are granted.  One FHSU scholarship is given to a TMP-M graduate, one is given to a Hays High graduate.  The NCK scholarship is open to high school graduates from TMP, Hays, Ellis or Victoria.  Application deadline is March 15Please note:   Click here for the NCK scholarship application.  Click here for the FHSU scholarship application.


Kansas Masonic Lodge Scholarship Program

All scholarships require demonstration financial need.

General Scholarships-Ten $1,000 scholarships will be granted to each of the Regents universities and Washburn University.

Technical or Community College scholarships – Ten $500 scholarships to each of the seven Kansas technical college and twenty-0five $500 scholarships to any of the nineteen Kansas community colleges.

Legacy Scholarships – $1,000 scholarship to any accredited university or $500 to any technical college or communityh college for high school students who are Masons or sons/daughters of a Kansas Mason

Apply online at:                 Applications accepted December 1-March 15


Golden Plains Credit Union Scholarship – Grade 12

Applicant must be a member of Golden Plains Credit Union and plan to enroll as a full time student.   Applications are due March 15.  Click here for information and an application.


Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) Scholarships – Grade 12

Selections based on leadership & minimum 3.25 GPA.  Four-$500 awards.  One award for a public 4 year student, a private 4-year students, a community college student and a technical college student.   Deadline: March 15.  Click here for information and an application.


Shelter Insurance Scholarship – Grade 12

This scholarship is for graduating TMP-M seniors.  Applications are due in Mr. Zachman’s office by March 31Click here for an application.


Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship – Grade 12

Five renewable $1,500 scholarships for graduating Seniors attending a college or community college in Kansas.  This is an academic scholarship but students must have participated in junior golf activities, including high school golf.  Awards are based on academic performance, leadership and need. Due March 26Click here for details and an application. Please Note: TMP-M Spring Break is March 20-28 so request transcripts and other information early!


Golden Belt Bank Scholarship – Grade 12

One $1,000 award for a graduating senior with a 3.0 GPA who attends an Ellis County high school.  Preference given to Golden Belt Bank customers.  Application deadline: March 31.  Click here for information and a PDF fillable application.


Ellis County Farm Bureau Ag Ambassador Scholarship – Grade 11

This $500 scholarship program is for two high school juniors.  Students do not have to be in FFA.  Student’s parents do not have to be Farm Bureau members.  Click here for details.  Click here for an application.  Deadline to apply:  April 1.


Kansas Crime Stoppers Scholarship – Grade 12

This $500 award is for graduating high school seniors.  Personal essay required.  Deadline to apply:  April 12.  Click here for information and an application.


Horatio Alger Career and Tech Ed Scholarship Program

1,020 scholarships up to $2500.  Criteria:  graduating seniors who are Pell eligible, are enrolled in a two year or less career or technical program at a not-for-profit school, have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Apply between February 15 & April 15.  Click here for information and an application.


Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships

For more information and applications for all KBOR Scholarships go to:

Kansas Board of Regents Career Technical Workforce Grant                                    $1000 scholarships for students in high cost, high demand, critical industry fields.  Click here for more information.  Click here for a list of eligible programs.   Preference goes to students with financial need.  Apply by May 1.

Kansas Comprehensive Grant – For needy Kansas students attending any Kansas public or private colleges or universities.  Students must complete a FAFSA and list a Kansas college/university on the FAFSA to be considered.  Due April 1.

Kansas State Scholarship– Must take the ACT by December and complete the Regents Recommended Curriculum.  Qualifiers names will be be submitted to KSDE by the school counselor in February.  Priority Deadline:  May 1.

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship– Due May 1;  Must complete the Regents Recommended Curriculum and have a minimum ACT of 21 or GPA of 3.0 or rank in the top 1/3 of class.

Teacher Service Scholarship– Applicants must want to teach in the following areas:  Elementary Ed, English, Fine Arts, Special Education, Math, Science or be willing to teach in an underserved geographic area in Kansas such as Topeka, Wichita, Kansas City or western Kansas.  Deadline:  May 1

Nursing Service Scholarship– Applicant must locate a licensed sponsor to provide partial scholarship funding and employment upon licensure.  Due May 1.

Military Service Scholarship- Candidates must have served in any military operation after 9/11/2001 for which they received hostile fire pay.  Deadline:  May 1

Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance – Applicants must be an enlisted member of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit.  Deadline:  May 1.


PB&J Scholarship – Grade 12

$500 & $1,000 scholarship for college-bound high school seniors who have experienced challenges in their life and have the drive to succeed.  Students must attend a 2 year or 4 year college in fall 2020.  Selection based solely on personal statements.  Click here to apply.  Priority deadline for $500 award:  December 16.  Priority deadline for $1,000 award:  May 31.



2020-21 Past due Scholarships 


Dane Hansen College Scholarships – Grade 12

For students pursuing a four year degree at a Kansas college or university.  $4,000-$10,000 renewable awards.  Qualifiers must have a 3.5 GPA (87.5% or higher cumulative GPA at TMP-M) and have a minimum ACT composite of 21.  Students who meet these qualification must take the Hansen test Wednesday, September 16 at the Rose Garden Banquet Hall (2350 E. 8th St, Hays, KS) from 1-4pm.  Interested qualifiers should notify Mr. Zachman of their intent to test on or before Friday, August 28th.  Students who score well on the test will be granted an interview.  Click here for more information.


Rosemary Smith 4-H Scholarship – Grades 11 & 12

This award is available to Ellis County 4-H members in their Junior or Senior year of high school currently enrolled in a higher education course.  Applicant must have completed a Kansas Award Application for the year, held a county office or actively served on a county 4-H committee and completed 10 or more hours of 4-H promotion.  Deadline is  September 2.  Click here for information and an application.


Dane Hansen Career and Technical Scholarships – Grade 12

These $4,000 scholarships can only be used for a 1 or 2 year program or certification.  An applicant ultimately seeking a 4 year degree DOES NOT qualify for this scholarship.  Requirements include:  a resume’, a one page essay and three letters of reference.  Click here for an application.  Application and reference letters must be received by the Hansen Foundation by:  October 23


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs – Grade 12

Four Scholarship types:

State scholarships – Up to $10,000 for students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree,

Career and Tech Ed scholarships – $2,500 for students pursuing Associates or    Certificate programs,

Targeted scholarships – for students pursuing a specific degree or attending a    specific university and

National scholarships – $25,000 for students who have faced and overcome great obstacles.

Eligibility requirements vary by scholarship type.  Click here for more information and to apply online.  Apply August 1 through October 26


Coca Cola Scholarship Program – Grade 12

Students must have an unweighted cumulative 3.0 GPA (75%) and demonstrate:  leadership, academic achievement and motivation to serve.  Deadline: October 31Click here to apply on-line.  150 $20,000 scholarships are available.


ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Grade 12

This is the largest private scholarship in the US.  It also has one of the most in-depth applications.  Awards totaled over $2.4 million in 2018.  This program is open to any high school senior who is a US citizen.  You do not need to be affiliated with the ELKS organization.  Applications due November 5Click here for information and application.


Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Grades 5-12

This program honors students in grades 5-12 for outstanding community service.  Apply at:   Click on Apply Now and follow the on-screen instructions.  Once you have completed your online application, go to the Certification page.  Submit your printed application to your principal.  Applications are due November 10. TMP-M High School’s nominee will receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award and will become eligible to win an unrestricted award of $1,000 or more, an engraved medallion and an all–expense paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. next spring for four days of special recognition events. Essay Scholarship – Grade 12+

This $1,000 essay scholarship is for 18 year old or older students currently enrolled in a post-secondary school who are pursuing an associates, bachelor, master or doctorate degree.  Write an original essay that is less than 1200 words about binge drinking.  Essay submission deadline is November 15.  For more information about the essay and rules go to:


MARYKNOLL Student Essay Contest             Grades 9-12

Write an essay explaining what you think the pope means by “a civilization of love.” 1st place:  $1,000; 2nd place:  $300; 3rd place:  $150.   Click here for information and an entry form.  Deadline to apply:  November 16.


Carson Scholarship – Grades 9, 10 & 11

TMP-M may nominate one student from grades 9-11.  Qualifications:  Students must have a 3.75 GPA in core classes this year (a grade of 90% or above is considered a 4.0 for this award) and must demonstrate humanitarian qualities in their schools and communities through volunteer work and/or community service above and beyond what is required.  Students may self-nominate by submitting a paragraph to Mr. Zachman explaining why you deserve the nomination before December 10.  Students will be notified if chosen so they can complete their application by January 15. Click here for a flyer.


Rudd Foundation Scholarship – Grade 12

This competitive four year scholarship is for Kansas high school seniors who are Pell Grant eligible, have 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and who are admitted to attend Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University for the fall 2021.  Covers all other cost of attendance after aid, grants, and scholarships are applied.  You must apply online at:    Application opens October 12.  Deadline to apply:  December 13Click here for a flyer.


Equitable Excellence Scholarship – Grade 12

352 Scholarships between $2,500 and $25,000 will be given to graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited two year or four year college/university.  Applicants should demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.   Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.  Apply between September 1 and December 15 or when 10,000 applications have been received.  For information and to apply click here.


Burger King Scholarship (General Track, Employees/dependents and McLamore Scholarships) – Grade 12

$1,000 to $50,000 awards for graduating high school seniors who have a unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and plan to attend an accredited two year, four year or technical school.  Students should also demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics and/or similar co-curricular activity.   Click here to apply between October 15 and December 15 or when the first 50,000 applications have been received.


Florin Roebig Scholarship Essay Contest – Grade 12

Requirements:  Full time high school or college student at least 18 years of age.  Essay topic:  How to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.  Prizes: 1st $5,000, 2nd $1,500, 3rd $500.  Apply by December 15. For more information click here.


Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever Scholarship – Grade 12

One $500 award will be given to an Ellis, Rush or Trego county senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plans to study Agriculture or Biology at a Kansas technical school, college or university.  Entries must be postmarked by December 20Click here for information and here for an application.


Navy ROTC – Grades 11 & 12

Free college tuition!  The only Kansas university with this program is the University of Kansas.  Eligibility requirements:  1. ACT English of 22, ACT Math of 21, English & Math total of 47.  Four year commitment to the Navy or Navy nurse corps.  Apply by December 31 of your senior year.  The application opens in April of your junior year.  Click here for more information.  Questions? Contact:     Click here to apply.


Hixson Opportunity Award – Grade 12

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.


Kelly Lutz Scholarship – Grade 12

This $2,000 award is renewable up to four years.  Qualification criteria:
1) Lost the life of at least one parent (biological or not) to cancer before the age of 22.    2) Be a US citizen and live in Kansas or Missouri.    3) Attend a 2- or 4-year (minimum) higher education establishment.    4) Have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science.     5) Show service involvement in the community, church, school, or other non-curricular activity.     6) Indicate financial need.   Apply by January 10 here.


Paul Brassfield Foundation Scholarship – Grade 12+

The recipient of this scholarship must be a US citizen and a resident of Graham, Norton, Rooks or Ellis counties at the time of graduation, show financial need, possess a strong desire to learn and/or have demonstrated academic excellence in the past.  This scholarship is not just for high school seniors!  Past TMP-M grads may apply!  Students may attend technical school, community college or a college or university.  Be sure those who write letters of recommendation include their current address and telephone number.  Applications must be postmarked by January 15.  Complete applications may be given to Mr. Zachman before the deadline for delivery.  Click here for information and application.




This information is outdated but can be a useful planning tool because you can see what scholarships were available last year and when their deadlines were.
When updated scholarship information is available it will be posted at the top of this page in the 2020-2021 section.


UPS Tell Your Tale Contest – Grades 5-12

Submit a short story inspired by The UPS store 2020 Rose Parade float with a theme of community and hope.  Open to students age 5 to 17.  Five $1,000 scholarship.   Entries due October 6. Click here for rules and to enter.


Apply Kansas Scholarship – Grade 12

October is College Application month.   TMP-M will celebrate an Apply Kansas event Tuesday, October 22 to encourage seniors to submit their college applications.  Decorate your locker, decorate your car or decorate yourself-just show how excited you are about your future school and you could win a new TV, a $400 book scholarship and more!  To enter post a picture or video to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and tag it with #ApplyKS and #IApplied.  Don’t forget to tag your school!  Apply by October 31.                                  Facebook:  ApplyKs        Twitter:  @ApplyKs         Instagram:  @ApplyKs


High School Heisman (Formerly Wendy’s High School Heisman) – Grade 12

For graduating Seniors with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, who are leaders and role models and who participate in at least one recognized sport (Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Track & Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling).  Applications due by October 29.  Click here to apply.


Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarships – Grades 12

Five $1,000 awards.  Only one student per school may enter so submit your entry to Mr. Zachman on or before November 22.  Essay topic is:  “How is your Religious Education influencing your Life?”  Essays may not contain any identifying information of the student, school or location and must be no longer than 750 words or 2 pages.  For application and info click here.


Early Childhood Connections/ Head Start Scholarship – Grade 12

The Kansas Head Start Association awards scholarships to former Head Start/Early Head Start students.  Applicants must be former students in Ellis, Rooks, Rush or Russell County and be a current high school senior pursuing post-secondary education.  Apply by December 13Click here for an application.


Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships – Grade 12

The Kansas Kiwanis will give forty four scholarships to high school and college students valued at over $28,000 this year.  Applicants need not be members of Key Club.  Click here for an application.  Application deadline:  January 15.


Dane Hansen Community or Technical College Transfer Scholarships 

 For students transferring from a Kansas community college or technical college with a minimum of 32 credit hours or an applied science degree to a public or private Kansas college or university.  Renewable $4,000 award.  Application and letters of reference are due February 1.  For more information click here.


National Co-op Scholarship Program – Grade 12

160 merit co-op scholarships totaling $4.2 million.  Applicants must be current high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and must apply for admission to a co-op partner institution.  For complete instructions and to apply go to:  Click on the Co-op Scholarship Program tab.  Deadline to apply:  February 15


Kansas Voices Writing Contest – Grades 9-12

Prizes:  Best Youth Poem $100, Best Youth Prose $100.  To compete in Youth Division you must be in high school or under the age of 18.  Must be postmarked by March 13.  $4 entry fee per submission.  Click here for info and entry form or enter online here.


Kansas County Clerks & Election Officials Association Scholarship – Grade 12

Twelve $500 scholarships will be awarded to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen & sophomores who have at least a 3.0 GPA and who major in Journalism, Political Science, Communications or Business.  Deadline to apply:  March 29.  For more information or to apply click here.


American Petroleum Institute Scholarships – Grade 12

Four renewable $1000 scholarships.  Two scholarships will be given to students whose parents are actively employed in the oil or gas industry.  Two scholarships will be given to students who are enrolled in an oil or gas related major such as engineering or geology.  Requirements for all scholarships:  Must be a graduating high school senior in upper 50% of class.  Applications are due March 31.  Click here for information.  Click here for an application.


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship – Grade 12

This $300 award is given to one TMP-M senior.  Click here for the application.  Applications should be turned in to Mr. Zachman.  Deadline to apply:  April 1.


Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Contest -Grade 12

Seniors can win one of five awards between $1,000-$5,000 by writing a two part essay.  Application deadline:  April 1.  Click here for a flyer, rules and an application for the contest.


Jim Johnson Scholarship – Grade 12

This $500 scholarship is for high school seniors who will pursue a career in the physical sciences or who plan to teach one of the physical sciences such as Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography.  Deadline to apply is April 15Click here for more details.


St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus Scholarship – Grades 9-12

Two $1,000 scholarships for college students and two $500 scholarships for high school students.  Applicants must be registered and active members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hays, KS.  Apply between March 15 and April 15Click here for information. There is not a formal application page for this scholarship.  Submit completed applications to St. Joseph Church Office, Attn:  Knights of Columbus Grand Knight or email to:  Questions?


Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 939 Scholarship – Grade 12

Three $1,000 scholarships.  Criteria:  for students who have been reasonably conscientious academically, who have been employed for pay during high school and have exhibited good citizenship.  Applications must be postmarked by April 15Click here for information and an application.


We The Students Scholarship – Grades 9-12

Fourteen $500-$7500 scholarships for ages 14-19.  500-800 word essay about what you think makes a good citizen in your community.  Deadline:  April 15.  Click here for information and application.


Kurz Wind Scholarship – 

Two $1,000 scholarships.  Applicants must be studying in a Renewable Energy field, have at least a 3.0 GPA and be currently enrolled for next semester.  Additionally, this scholarship is open to those enrolled in specific technical certification programs.  Students must submit a one minute video about what renewable energy means to you.  Due April 20Click here for an application.


Kansas State Treasurer Surprise a Senior Scholarship

Twenty scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to high school seniors obtaining their diploma in the 2019-2020 school year.  Five scholarships will be given out in each of the four Kansas congressional districts. The $2,500 will be deposited into a new or existing LearningQuest® 529 Education Savings account for the student to use for qualified educational expenses.  Click here for moreinformation and an entry form.  Entries will be accepted online through midnight April 30.


O’Brate Regular Scholarship – Grade 12

The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursuing higher education to apply for a scholarship. Forty-five scholarships range in size from $500 to $5,000 annually. These scholarships are renewable until the age of 25.  Eligibility Criteria:  Financial Need, 2.5 GPA or higher, Full-time student, Plans to attend (or currently attending) technical, 2 year or a 4 year higher education institution, or graduate school, Work experience and continued commitment to work while in school, drive and determination to succeed, Kansas High School Graduate or equivalent.  Deadline May 1 but early application is encouraged.  Click here for financial need guidelines.  These guidelines must be met to qualify.   Click here for more information and to apply.


TMP-Marian PTF Essay Contest

Two $1,000 awards for TMP-M Seniors.  Essay prompt:  How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your faith? Additionally-how will you reflect upon this time in your life while missing out on many milestones typical seniors would experience? What you have experienced this spring semester will be studied in history and what lessons have you deemed from this time?  May 15 is the deadline to submit essays to Mr. Zachman’s TMP-M email.  Click here for detailed information.


Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship

This $250 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior, college freshmen or sophomore who has participated in athletics and has at least average grades.  Click here for American Legion scholarship applications.  Applications must be received by July 15.


J. H. Baker Trust Loans

If you need additional money to pay for college, consider this local loan program.  It is only available to students under the age of 25 who live in and graduated from a high school in Barton, Ellis, Pawnee or Rush counties.  Loans maximum is $1,250 per semester.  Interest rate is 4-6%.  A parent must cosign.  Interest must be paid semi-annually.  Click here for more information and an application.