Scholarships

2019-20 SCHOLARSHIPS

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 (www.goingmerry.com) 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!  

 

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 April 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.  Please Note:  March 15th is a Sunday so submit applications early!  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.  Please Note:  March 15th is a Sunday so submit applications early!  Click here for information and 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:  March 15 is a Sunday so the Rotary Club requests that students turn in complete applications to Mr. Zachman by Friday, March 13.  Click here for the NCK scholarship application.  Click here for the FHSU scholarship application.

 

Kansas Crime Stoppers Scholarship – Grade 12

This $500 award is for graduating high school seniors.  Personal essay required.  Deadline to apply:  March 16.  Click here for information and 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 27Click here for details and an application. Please Note: TMP-M Spring Break is March 21-29 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 extended from March 29 to April 30th,  Click here for information and a PDF fillable application.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.  Priority deadline:  April 15.  Click here for information and an application.

 

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.  Application deadline is 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:  rcgstn20@gmail.com.  Questions?  rcgstn20@gmail.com

 

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 – Grade

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.

 

Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships

For more information and applications for all KBOR Scholarships go to:  http://www.kansasregents.org/scholarships_and_grants

Kansas Board of Regents Career Technical Workforce Grant                                    $1000 scholarships for students in high cost, high demand, critical industry fields.  More information click here.  For a list of eligible programs click here.   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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

2019-20 Past Due Scholarships

Scholarships listed in this section are past the deadline to apply.

 

Dane Hansen Scholarships – Grade 12

Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow, The Hansen Scholar, The Hansen Student Scholarships- 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%) and a minimum ACT of 21.  Students who meet these qualification must test take the Hansen test September 11 at the Robbins Center on the FHSU campus from 9-noon.  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 member 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 27.  Click here for information and an application.

 

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

 

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 25

 

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 25. 

 

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.

 

Coca Cola Scholarship Program – Grade 12

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

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Grades 5-12

This program honors students in grades 5-12 for outstanding community service.  Apply at: http://spirit.prudential.com   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 5. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 explaining why you deserve the nomination to Mr. Zachman before December 6.  Students will be notified if chosen so they can complete their application by January 10.

 

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.

 

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 will attend Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University.  Covers all other cost of attendance after aid, grants, and scholarships are applied.  You must apply online at:  www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships    Deadline:  December 13.

 

AXA Achievement 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 by December 15.  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.

 

Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever Scholarship – Grade 12

One $500 award will be given 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 21 Click here for information and an application.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ELKS Legacy Awards – Grade 12

$4,000 awards.  Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a living ELKS member.  Apply by February 1.  For information or an application click here.

 

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 3 at: www.nex-tech.com/allaboutyou

 

Greater Salina Community Foundation – Grade 12

This organization supervises numerous area scholarships. Scholarship criteria include county of residence, college major and college of choice.  Apply online between November 1 and February 15 at:  www.gscf.org    Click on the Scholarships tab then create an account.  Take the eligibility quiz to find out which scholarships you may qualify for.  Click here for a flyer.

 

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:  waceing.org  Click on the Co-op Scholarship Program tab.  Deadline to apply:  February 15

 

American Legion- Kansas Scholarships – Grades 12, 12+

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

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 Eagle Scout of the Year” is awarded a $10,000 National Scholarship.  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.

 

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.

 

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 February 15.

 

Farm Bureau Technical School 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 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 6Click 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 6.  Click here for more information and an application.

 

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarships – Grade 12

National scholarships range from $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.  Applications must be received at a Nex-Tech office by 4pm on March 6  Click here for information or an application.

 

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.

 

 

2018-19 SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Presidential Scholars Program

This program recognizes and honors high school seniors who have demonstrated high achievement academically or in the arts;  some having to overcome special challenges or hurdles to do so.  Students must have an ACT composite of 30 or more or an SAT of 1300 or more AND a six semester GPA of 3.85 on a 4.0 system (96% at TMP-M).  TMP-Marian may nominate two students.  Applications are due to Mr. Meitner by Wednesday, October 3Click here for an application.

Kansas Buffalo Association Scholarship

The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshmen who is involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in an agriculturally related field.  The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application, provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay outlining their relationship/interest in bison and why they should receive the scholarship.  Applications and supporting materials are due by October 15.  Click here for an application.

Lights Camera Save! Contest

This video contest is for teens between the ages of 13 and 18.  Create a video that shows the value of sound money management in away that will appeal to other teens.  Video and entry are due by December 3Click here for a flyerClick here for a Contestant Submission Packet.  For more info go to:   LightsCameraSave.com

Kansas State University Acacia Male Leadership Scholarship

One $1,000 and Two-$500 Scholarships.   For young men who display motivation for personal success, an interest in studying the principles of leadership and who plan to attend KSU.  Applications at:  www.acaciaksstate.org    Priority deadline is December 17.  Applications accepted until January 7.

Zebra Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship competition for seniors in high school.  Create a video, post online then submit your entry.  The Zebra wants to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state-from your unique perspective.  If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that’s great! But there are no limits to what we’re looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.  Due December 31.  Click here then scroll down for rules and details.

 

Ellis County 4-H Scholarship

Applicant must be a perspective high school graduate presently enrolled in 4-H.  Deadline is March 8Click here for information and an application.

 

Ellis County Farm Bureau Scholarship –This scholarship was replaced by the Farm Bureau Ag Ambassador Scholarship for 2019-20

Two $300 scholarships will be given to Ellis County seniors. Eligibility:  Applicant must attend a Kansas post-secondary institution.  Applicant’s parents or guardians must be members of Ellis County Farm Bureau.  Priority will be given to a student majoring in an ag-related or vocational field.  Due April 1.  Click here for application and information.

Hays Wrestling Club Scholarship

Four $500 scholarships for TMP wrestlers who have been members of the Hays Wrestling Club for at least two years, wrestled all four years of high school and have a GPA of 2.5(62.5%) or higher.  Due April 1.  Click here for an application.

David Gittrich Memorial Kansans for Life Oratorical Contest

Sponsored by Kansans for Life.  State winner receives $250 and will represent Kansas (all expenses paid) at the National Right to Life Convention and national contest in Charleston, SC, July 5.  Contestants are to research, write, and present and original pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research.  Register by April 5.  Click here for more information and an application.

 

Design a Better Future Scholarships

Five $10,000 awards.  High School seniors design & work on a community improvement project.  Submit application by April 28.  For more info click here.

 

Amethyst Recovery Center Scholarship

This $500 award is open to all college students with a 3.0 GPA.  This includes high school seniors who will graduate in May.  Applicants must exhibit a strong aptitude for writing when they submit a 1000 word essay on the topic “How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Families In American.”   For more information click here.  Application deadline is May 31.  Apply at:   scholarship@amethystrecovery.org

 

Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship

This $250 American Legion 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.

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.  Click here for more info or to apply.  Apply by June 30.

Kansans for Life Infographic Contest

Create an infographic that will be displayed on the KFL Facebook page.  Four age divisions:  11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20 and up as of January 1, 2019. Division winners receive $250;  Runner up=$100.  Deadline for submission:  August 1Click here for information and an application.

ACT Scholarship

For 10th & 11th graders who take the ACT in April, June or July.   A $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 tech package for one student each test date and a $40,000 scholarship and $5,000 tech package for a grand prize winner.   Students must opt-in to participate in the scholarship giveaway when prompted during registration.

FHSU Residence Hall Scholarships

This is open to any major!  Apply to live in the Hansen Residence Hall at FHSU and receive a 50% reduction($2,800) in your housing costs in exchange for participating in entrepreneurship activities organized by the FHSU Center for Entrepreneurship.  You must be admitted to FHSU first.  Then complete a Housing application in your Tiger Tracks account.  Click here to apply.

 

Kansas ROTC Service Scholarship – Student agrees to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant and serve for not less than four years as a commissioned officer in the Kansas Army National Guard.  This program is only available at KSU, PSU, KU, Washburn University and some community colleges.  Contact the ROTC program at a participating school for more information.