Below you will find a variety of scholarship databases that offer many public scholarships that students may apply for. Institutional scholarships vary from institution to institution and students may need to explore them as they narrow the college search down. 

Andale High School also offers some district scholarships that students may apply for when they become available. Students, remember to check with the counseling department frequently to see if any new scholarships come open for application. Also be sure to periodically check our website and counseling bulletin board for scholarship information. 

  • Collegeboard.orgTheir scholarship database contains more than 2,300 scholarship opportunities, totaling nearly $6 billion.

 

  • Fastweb.com: Currently have over 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3 billion in their database.

 

  • Scholarships.com: Has more than 2.7 million scholarships worth a total of $19 billion in their database.

 

  • Collegenet.comOperates as a scholarship search engine and social network where students create topics, participate in discussions, and vote on scholarship winners.

 

  • Unigo.com: visit this site for Kansas Scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

College/ University Scholarship Deadlines:

What is a priority deadline?  A priority deadline is used to encourage early applications.  They do not guarantee acceptance after the priority deadline, but still do accept some applications. 

Fort Hays State University Scholarship Deadline:  Priority Deadline November 1st, Final Deadline: February 15th

 Kansas State University Scholarship Deadline:  November 1st

Emporia State University Financial Aid & Scholarship Deadline: February 1st

Kansas University Scholarship Deadline:  November 1st

Wichita State University Scholarship Deadline:  February 1st

Pittsburg State University:

-January 15th for Honors College Scholarships

-February 1st for Pitt State Scholarships

-March 1st is the application deadline for financial aid.

Hutchinson Community College Scholarship Deadline:  February 15th

Cowley County Community College Scholarship Deadline:  February 15th

Cannonball Trail

Technical School Scholarship

$1000, renewable for 2 years-To be used for post-secondary education at a vocational-technical school, trade school, etc. Can be renewable for 2 years is student stays in good standing. This scholarship is funded by C5 Manufacturing LLC. This scholarship could apply to the following but is not limited to:

Accounting/Accounting Clerk, Health Information Technology, Administrative Assistant, HVAC/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Advanced Systems Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Aerospace Coatings/Paint Technology, Industrial Systems, Aerospace Manufacturing Technology, Information & Network Technology, Aircraft Maintenance, Machine Technology, Associate Degree Nursing, Masonry, Automotive Repair, Mechanical Systems Technology, Automotive Maintenance, Medical Laboratory Technician, Building Construction Technology, Medical Administrative Technology, Carpentry, Medical Assistant, Business Networking & Telecommunications, Medical Coding/Billing, Computer Information Systems, Metal Fabrication, Computer Repair, Network Specialist, Computer Specialist, Medical Transcription, Criminal Justice, Metal Fabrication Technology, Construction, Network Specialist, Dental Assistant, Paralegal, Dental Hygiene, Paramedics, Diesel Mechanics, Physical Therapists Assistants, Electrical & Power Transmission, Practical Nurse, Electrical Technology, Radiography, Fire Science, Respiratory Therapists, Health Information Technology, Sheet Metal, HVAC/Heating/Ventilation, and Welding.

Scholarship Application Guidelines & Checklist

The following guidelines must be followed in order for your application to be considered: 1. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average. Please attach a current transcript. 2. Attach two letters of reference from teacher, administrator and/or employer. 3. The scholarship application, resume, transcript and the typed paper must be postmarked/turned in on or before March 30, 2018.

 Please ask Mrs. Hatfield to send the application to your email!

Kansas Seed Industry Association Scholarship

Two individuals will be chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships in the spring of 2018 from the Kansas Seed Industry Association.  Selection will be made by the KSIA Scholarship Committee and will be based on criteria established by the Association.

Students applying for a KSIA scholarship must be seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management or Horticulture. Students must be planning to attend a college or university in Kansas. Both high school seniors and current college students may apply. Beyond those requirements, the recipients will be chosen from information and recommendations provided on the scholarship applications.

Applications are due in the KSIA office by 5 p.m. April 2, 2018.  Winners will be announced by May 1, 2018 so that they may be recognized at spring awards ceremonies and graduations.  When possible, a representative from KSIA will be present to make the award.  The scholarship recipients will be invited to the KSIA Summer Seed Seminar to be introduced to the KSIA membership.

Please send the completed applications to:

Kansas Seed Industry Association
c/o Roberta Donohue, Executive Secretary/ Treasurer
331 N. Vine Street
Greeley, KS 66033

Applications may be faxed to: 785.867.2220

 

 

 

Pass it Along to a Deserving Student: KGFA to Award More than $25,000 in Scholarships

Pass it along to a deserving student you know. Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) will award 19 scholarships to Kansas students in 2018.

Eligible students must be (a): 

·         Graduating Kansas high-school senior

·         Self-starter, excellent academic credential, good school and community citizen, strong desire to continue their education

·         Planning to attend any Kansas 4-year university, community college or votechnical school

Apply Today

KGFA will be awarding four scholarships in the amount of $1,000 ($500 each semester) and 14 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 ($750) each semester. Each year KGFA also awards one $500 ($250 each semester) Dub & Inez Johnson Memorial Scholarship.

New this Year
KGFA is only accepting mailed applications. Each applicant must mail SIX (6) printed application packets, complete with all required materials (see bottom of application for additional material requirements).

Deadline
Friday, February 23, 2018. ABSOLUTELY NO applications will be reviewed that are postmarked after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23 and that do not have ALL accompanying materials.


Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Attn: Trae Green
816 SW Tyler
Topeka, Kansas, 66612

 

The Rudd Scholarship Program

“THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION IS TO TURN MIRRORS INTO WINDOWS.”

- SYDNEY J. HARRIS


The Rudd Scholarship is a Kansas program for Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant and gives preference to first generation and underrepresented students. This program believes in the Midwestern values of humility, hard work and integrity that make this state and its people great. This scholarship strives to help the brightest Kansas minds stay in Kansas and build new businesses, teach in it's schools, lead in it's communities and achieve excellence in all that they do right here in Kansas. 

The Rudd Scholarship is a competitive, 4-year award designed to pay any remaining costs associated with tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board after accounting for all other grants, scholarships and financial awards. It can be applied only towards studies at either Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, or Wichita State University for full-time students in pursuit of an undergraduate degree provided a student maintains the renewal criteria below. Selection is based on the aptitude to succeed at the collegiate level, graduate in 4 years, and be a productive and contributing member of their chosen profession, their community and society as a whole.


Eligibility:

  • Must be a US Citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Must be a resident of the state of Kansas and qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Graduating high school in 2018 and will enroll full-time in the Fall.
  • Demonstrated financial need (Pell-eligible).
  • Must be admitted and will attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita State University.
  • Preference given for first generation, underrepresented students at each college institution.

 

Rudd Scholars are a select group of students chosen for their leadership, grit, determination, work ethic, academic performance and overall potential. Living on campus, participating in residential learning communities, and being vibrant members of college student life, Rudd Scholars meet as a group periodically throughout the year at foundation sponsored events and are exposed to extraordinary speakers, events, and activities outside of the classroom that will prepare them for a life after college and shape them for a dynamic future. Scholars will also have the opportunity to network with leaders in their future professions, build relationships among themselves, and serve to help the next generation of scholars through an active and connected alumni association after graduation.

If selected, the scholarship can be renewed each year providing the student submits a renewal application and meets the following mandatory criteria:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each and every semester
  • On track to graduate in 4 years
  • Continued evidence of financial need
  • Participation in required Rudd Scholar Program activities

The program staff will support and assist scholars each step of the way to help them maintain these academic standards and remain in good standing. However the program is not just looking for good students, but a real commitment to achieve something larger. Participants don't just receive a scholarship to pay the cost of attendance, but a lifetime education to achieve their potential. This program seeks real "go-getters" who have the capacity to take advantage of this opportunity and rise to the next level. 


The Program will accept applications from January 8, 2018 until March 11, 2018 (midnight). Finalists will have personal interviews in April and winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Click here to apply online now.

 

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA)

Seniors: Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) will award six scholarships to Kansas high school graduating seniors and one scholarship to a current undergraduate student enrolled in a Kansas four year university, community college or vocational technical school and planning to or currently majoring in an agricultural related field of study.

Recipients of a scholarship must be (a):

·         Kansas high school graduating senior or current undergraduate student enrolled in a Kansas 4-year university, community college or votechnical school

·         Planning to or currently majoring in an agricultural related field of study

·         Self-starters, excellent academic standing, good school and community citizens, and strong desire to continue their education

2018-2019 Scholarships
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association will award the following scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year on the basis of merit to any high school or current undergraduate student:

1 – $500 Jim Lee Memorial Agribusiness/Agronomy Scholarship
4 – $1,500 Agribusiness/Agronomy Scholarships

Application

Other Scholarship
1 – $1,500 Dr. David Whitney Agronomy Scholarship

Application

Requirements for Dr. David Whitney Agronomy Scholarship
Any undergraduate student majoring in agronomy at Kansas State University who will be enrolled as a junior or senior in the 2018-2019 school year.

New this Year
KARA is only accepting mailed applications. Each applicant must mail four printed application packets, complete with all required materials (see bottom of application for additional material requirements).
 

Mail applications to:
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association
Attn: Trae Green
816 SW Tyler Street
Topeka, Kansas, 66612

Deadline
Friday, March 2, 2018. ABSOLUTELY NO applications will be reviewed that are postmarked after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and that do not have ALL accompanying materials.

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships

Seniors: There are a number of scholarships available through the State. Please click HERE to see all that is available and deadlines.

 

Westar Engergy Scholarships

 

Craft Scholarships:

-A minimum of four craft scholarships will be awarded yearly in the amount of $3,000, renewable for up to two years.

Eligibility Criteria:

-Must be a resident of Kansas or attending a Kansas high school

-Must be an upcoming graduating high school senior or graduated last year

-Must be pursuing a degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, wind energy, industrial technology  or other industry-related degrees

-Must be eleigible to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (line worker scholarship only)

-Must enroll as a full-time student in a degree program (does not have to be enrolled prior to scholarship award, but must be a full-time student 

-Maintain a 2.5 GPA during degree program

-If 18, Must be willing to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record Check (drug free with no DUI convictions

-Females and minorities are urges to apply.

Selection Criteria

-Award based primarily on personal interview or job shadow, however;

-Minimum ACT of 18

-Minimum GPA of 2.50

-Volunteer work is also taken into consideration.

How To Apply:

-Applications can be found at WestarEngergy.com and clicking on the “Scholarship Opportunities” under the Community Programs tab located at the bottom of the home page.  

Deadline:

-Applications and essay must be submitted by March 1, 2018 via email to MaryKay.Ulrich@westarenergy.com or via mail at 

                                Westar Energy’s HR Department

                                Attn:  MaryKay Ulrich

                                P.O. Box 889

                                Topeka, KS 66601-0889

 

General Line Worker Scholarship

Line workers are responsible for doing what it takes to safely keep the lights on by working on teh complex electrical systems that power our homes and businesses.  Some of the skills required for these jobs include climbing poles and towers, operating machinery, and working around engergixed conductors in all types of conditions.

Eligibility Requirements:

-Must be a Kansas resident or attending a Kansas high school

-Must be an upcoming graduating high school senior or graduated last year

-Must be pursuing a degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, wind energy, industrial technology  or other industry-related degrees

-Must be eleigible to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (line worker scholarship only)

-Must enroll as a full-time student in a degree program (does not have to be enrolled prior to scholarship award, but must be a full-time student 

-Maintain a 2.5 GPA during degree program

-If 18, Must be willing to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record Check (drug free with no DUI convictions

-Females and minorities are urges to apply.

Selection Process

-Submit a completed application and essay by March 1, 2018

-Participate in a personal interview on one of the following dates: March 5-9th

-Attend a mandatory one-day Lineman Prep Day 

More information on WestarEnergy.com

Power Plant Operator/Wind Engery Technician Scholarships

Keeping the lights on 24/7 starts with reliable power generation and the right people to make it happen.  From traditional power plants to wind frams, our power plant professionals and wind energy techcnicians do what it takes to keep our processes running smoothly while maintaining critical equipment to generate electricity in real-time.

Selection Process:

-Submit a completed application and essay by March 1, 2018

-Must attend a mandatory one-day job shadow and participate in a personal interview

Job Shadow:

-One day between March 1 -31, 2018 at one of the followng lacations:

-Power Plant:  Jeffrey Energy Center (St. Mary’s, KS)

-Wind Farm:  Flatridge (Nashville, KS), Central Plains (Marienthal, KS) or Western Plains (Spearville, KS)

Renwick Foundation Scholarship

$700 Gold Award:  To be used for post-secondary education such as college, vocational-technical school, trade school, etc.

Awarded to current senior who has attended Andale or Garden Plain High schools all four years.

$400 Black Award: To be used for post-secondary education such as collge, vocational-technical school, trade school, etc.

Awarded to current senior who has attended Andale or Garden Plain High schools all four years.

 

$400 White Award:  To be used for dual high school/college credit at one of the cooperating universities serving Renwick USD 267

Awarded to current junior who has attended Andale or Garden Plain High school for three years.

Renwick Education Foundation will send scholarship monies upon receiving a copy of the student’s official fall class schedule which serves as a proof of enrollment.

This scholarship can be found and filled out online at http://www.usd267.com/205090_3

Garden Plain Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Post #8983 Scholarship Application

 

Purpose:  To encourage and assist Garden Plain High School Seniors to obtain a higher education.

 

Application Procedure:  All applicants will write a letter of application describing their academics, extra-curricular activities, awards and honors, community service activities, and employment experience, (if any).  Additionally, applicant will write a brief essay on the following subject: “Given that only about 5% of all American avail themselves the opportunity to join the military, argue either for or against the idea of establishing a system of universal military service in the U.S.” The essay should be 500 words or less.  Candidates will not put their names on their application or essay.  All applications will be given to Mrs. Hatfield; she will number them before they are scheduled to be judged.   Deadline for applications will be March 2nd, 2018, by 3:30 p.m. 

 

Scholarship Amount:  A $500 scholarship. 

 

Divorce Matters Scholarship

This scholarship is available to high school seniors who have either had a parent go through a divorce or who have gone through a divorce themselves.  Divorce Matters understands how difficult it can be to pay for a college after being involved in a divorce and want to help someoen afford a better education.  

-It’s a $2500 (one time award)

-Due May 31, 2018

-Must be attending a 4 year college/university or a 2 year community college in the Fall of 2018

-Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.  

You can fill out the scholarship application at https://www.divorce-matters.com/#divorce-scholarship

Kansas Crime Stoppers Association Scholarship

Terms and Conditions:

  • Must be a graduating senior of an accredited Kansas high school
  • This scholarship is non-renewable

Attachements you need to the Application:

  • An official high school and if applicable, college transcripts
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or local Crime Stoppers member.
  • A recent photograph for possible medial use; photo will not be returned.
  • An original, hand written essay describing your future goals and objectives

Disbursement of Scholarshp Funds:

  • Evidence of full time enrollment (12 hours minimum) at an accredited Kansas institution of post-secondary education for the fall semester of 2018.  
  • A one-time disbursement of scholarship funds in the amount of $300 will be paid to the recipient.

Application can be found in Mrs. Hatfield’s Office

Your completed application forma nd required aattachments must be RECEIVED by March 23, 2018 and submitted to :

KCSA Collegiate Scholarship Application

Attn:  Bev Hill

3117 Tomahawk Drive

Lawrence, Kansas 66049