www.uncf.org – United Negro College Fund
    www.HSF.net – Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    www.IEFA.org – International Education for Financial Aid
    www.maldef.org – Mexican – American legal defense fund
    www.aises.org – American Indian Science and Engineering
    www.chci.org – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
    www.nacufs.org – National Assoc. of College & Univ. Food Services
    www.gmsp.org – Gates Millennium Scholars
    www.nsbe.org – National Society of Black Engineers
    www.chemistry.org – American Chemical Society

    www.womeninautocare.org - Women in Auto Care

    www.bestcolleges.com – Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students








    www.imfirst.org  Students who are the first in their families to go to college are invited to check out the website I Am First for many great opportunities to connect with other first generation students, hear about colleges looking for first generation students, and to even potentially earn scholarships.






    Scholarships are specifically for high school seniors and college students who have parents with disabilities.https://lookingglass.org/

    The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for people with disabilities. (March 1 application deadline.) https://aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/
    George Washington Health Resource Center. Online clearinghouse and postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.


    Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities. (see below)




    US Bank Scholarship Program

    Check the following sources to verify the legitimacy of any financial aid consultants or search services you may use or hire and for tips on avoiding scholarship scams:

    U.S. Department of Education: https://studentaid.gov/
    Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov
    Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.com

    HORATION ALGER ASSOCIATION - various scholarships w/ various deadlines



    Scholarships available through the American Legion are: National High School Oratorical Contest ● Hobble (LPN) Nursing Scholarship ● Hugh A. Smith Scholarship ● Ted andNora Anderson Scholarships ● Albert M. Lappin Scholarships ● Music Committee Scholarship ● Rosedale Post 346Scholarship ● Charles and Annette Hill Scholarship ● Scouting Scholarship ● Shooting Sports Scholarship ● Dr. “Click”Cowger Baseball Scholarship ● Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship ● Legacy Scholarship
    Check with your local American Legion Post for eligibility.
    ACT SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY - multiple entry dates
    University of Kansas Scholarships - ALL Opportunities


    Sept. 15  The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

    *Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.

    To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

     Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. *For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 

    Visit https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship for more information

    Sept. 15  The Horatio Alger Scholarship is a need-based scholarship. To be eligible, you must be enrolled as a full-time high school student in the US with plans to enter college no later than the fall following graduation.  Go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/horatio-alger-scholarship-applications/ to apply online. Currently open w/ priority deadline of July 15 for 2024 SY.  The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Association Members, Jim F. Dicke II and Dennis Washington. Scholarships (500 scholarships up to $2,500 each) are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

    Oct. 2 (5:00 p.m. EST)  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Apply online at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

    Oct. 8  AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. The AES Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study; therefore, recipients are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. http://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

    Oct. 15 The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshman 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 explaining why they have chosen agriculture as their field of study and why the selection committee should choose them to receive the KBA scholarship. KBA members may act as sponsors to qualify family, friends or a member of a local school or county ag-related organization (FFA, 4H, etc.) for this scholarship. Applications and supporting materials are due by Oct. 15. The scholarship will be awarded at the Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with a representative from the sponsoring organization. The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November. Questions? Please contact Kevin Leslie at 913-957-4687. To apply, click here: https://www.kansasbuffalo.org/kba-scholarship.cfmz

    Oct. 16  Newcomer Funeral Service Group is committed to excellence in funeral service education. We annually award $25,000 in scholarships to mortuary science students who demonstrate our core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth. The Mortuary Science Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a mortuary science program during the next school year or high school seniors who intend to enroll in a mortuary science course of study. Apply online at https://www.newcomer.com/scholarship/

    Oct. 31  Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. It is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. For more information and to hear a former winner’s speech, visit https://www.vfw.org/VOD/?Action=SkipLogin&cookieCheck=true

    Oct. 31  George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped. Go to https://artcontest.nra.org/ to apply online. 

    Oct. 31 or until 700 applications are submitted, whichever comes first  The Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities (plus other "brand name" scholarships) awards up to $2,500 renewable scholarships for full-time students and up to $1,250 renewable scholarships for half-time students.

    To apply, applicants must:

    • Have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activity).
    • Be high school seniors or graduates who are planning to enroll (or who are already enrolled) in full- or half-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the 2020-21 academic year.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

    Oct. 31  Finally, a scholarship for zombie fans, creative writers can hone their survival tactics and imagine what their school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive. To learn more and apply, visit Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship.

    Nov. 1  The Kansas Masonic Lodge is sponsoring an essay contest. Winners of the scholarship can earn anywhere from a $500-$4000 scholarship. The topic is: How does your personal involvement in serving others make a positive impact, whether in your community, your nation, or your world? The contest rules are: the essay must be at least 300 words and no more than 500 words. The essay must be typewritten, double-spaced, with work cited, on standard 8-1/2X11 paper with a 12 point Arial font. The original essay must be submitted to the students’ local lodge by November 1 (https://kansasmasonic.foundation/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Essay-brochure-KMF22.pdf to see a list of locations and contest rules). No reference to the essay, student's name, town or school should appear anywhere in the body of the essay. This scholarship can only be applied to a Kansas college.  *For other Kansas Masonic Lodge scholarships, which open Dec. 1 and are due March 15, please visit http://kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-foundation-scholarships/

    Nov. 2 The Prudential Emerging Visionaries program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. It also aims to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. To apply, go to https://www.prudential.com/links/about/emergingvisionaries

    Nov. 13  Elks National Foundation, Most Valuable Student scholarship opened August 1 and closes Nov. 13. To apply, go to www.elks.org OR https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm

    NO FORMAL DEADLINE   Kids’ Chance of Kansas is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers that have been killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease. Scholarships are awarded once a year and students may apply every year for which they are eligible. There are not many students that qualify for this type of scholarship compared to others, so if you are eligible, please apply! 

    Student Eligibility:

    • Child who is a dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease with a Kansas
    • Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education.
    • Accepted or already enrolled at a university, college or technical school.
    • Pursuing a degree as a FULL TIME or FULL OR PART-TIME student.
    • Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – for students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university.

    Documentation required for 1st year applicants:

    • Completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family and college contact information
    • Transcript of most recent grades – unofficial transcript is acceptable
    • Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
    • Brief description of the applicant’s education and career goals
    • Copy of deceased parent’s death certificate OR proof of compensable injury/illness claim as described in determination letter by the state worker’s compensation board
    • Parents’ basic employer information such as name, address, phone
    • Brief description of the injury, illness, or fatality

    To apply, visit https://www.kidschanceks.net/scholarships/overview/ 

    Nov. 16  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. In addition to the monetary award, students join a thriving network of nearly 2,500 Cooke Scholars.  To read more about the scholarship programs and to apply, visit https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/

    Nov. 24 The SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship opened June 12 and closes Nov. 24. This program offers a minimum of ten $2,000 scholarships for students who have experienced homelessness. In an effort to provide access to education to help students build their dreams, the SHC - 

    • Provides scholarships to youth who have experienced homelessness to ensure their completion of a post-secondary education program.
    • Assists youth with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
    • Builds a stable peer and adult support network for recipients, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
    • Offers young people meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life.

    To apply, go to https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program/

    Dec. 1  The Self Program is intent on identifying and nurturing engineering and computer science students with strong leadership and achievement qualities and who have a desire to orchestrate innovation in business and industry during their careers. Students chosen for the program should demonstrate key attributes that relate to successful leadership. The SELF Program will recruit, select and financially support students at the University of Kansas and administer to them an ongoing four-year personal development program that leads to a continuing supply of exceptional graduates at the bachelor of science level. For more information and to apply, visit https://engr.ku.edu/self

    Dec. 1 K-State Wabash CannonBall Scholarship (55) $2500 scholarships will be given! Must have been admitted and completed your app by Dec. 1; minimum GPA of 3.25 Go to www.K-State.com/WabashScholarshipKC to apply online.

    Dec. 1  The Future of School Scholarship Program application is now open. If you are a high school senior who has completed at least five (5) blended or online courses during your last two years of high school, you may be eligible.


    • Demonstrate academic achievement or improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in a blended/online learning curriculum
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year

    STUDENTS CAN APPLY ONLINE HERE: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/fos-scholarship/


    Dec. 1  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. It 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.  https://www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships

    Dec. 1/Jan. 7  The Hixson Opportunity Award was established by Christina Hixon to provide an opportunity for students to attend KU who would otherwise not be able to because of significant personal challenges and financial hardship. Awards are renewable for four years. Hixson Scholars engage in advising, tutoring, workshops, peer mentoring, and community service. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Hixson Opportunity Awards are available to 10 entering freshmen attending KU who are residents of the state of Kansas. 2024-25 FAFSA must be filed ASAP after it opens.

    Dec. 13/Jan. 3 The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming male freshmen at the Manhattan Campus of Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. One $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships are awarded each year. The priority deadline for application for this scholarship is Dec. 13, 2020; the absolute deadline is January 3, 2021. In order to receive the scholarship, the recipient must provide proof of enrollment at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS by September 1, 2021. Apply online here: https://goo.gl/forms/5zmxwALvC2JYAd6f1

    Jan. 4  High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2020 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online.

    Jan. 12 Applications are now available for the Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP) Margaret Van Horn Scholarship. Each year the association offers a scholarship to a Kansas student. The scholarship program is open to current Kansas High School, College, and/or Technical School students.  The applicant must intend to continue his/her education in an education or business-related program and must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours (at least half-time).  Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational facility within the state of Kansas. The scholarship award of $400 is offered for the purchase of books, payment of fees or tuition, purchase of supplies, or other academic expenses. Emphasis for selection of the recipient will be based on the scholarship application, initiative exhibited, character shown, and/or other factors supporting his/her candidacy. The application can be found at https://community.ksde.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=WoHHSU559_g%3d&tabid=4704

    Jan. 31 The Harry Hart Memorial Scholarships are named in honor of long-time KAEA member Harry Hart who passed away in 2009.  The Kansas Art Education Association gives TWO $500.00 scholarships each year which are paid directly to the Institutes of Higher Learning chosen by the winning student.  Visit http://www.kaea.com/p/harry-hart.html to apply.

    Jan. 31  The Cleland Scholarship was established to help eliminate hatred, violence, and bigotry against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons. The scholarship provides financing for the college education of incoming freshman at KU who have experienced discrimination, bullying, and/or violence based on the belief, real or perceived, that said students are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender; or for students who have exhibited support for GLBT persons. To apply, visit http://affordability.ku.edu/scholarships/jlcleland 

    Jan. 31 The Kansas Contractors Association is offering a minimum $2,000 scholarship for any student enrolled in, or who plans to enroll in, a construction management, construction science, construction engineering technology or related field of study at an accredited Kansas university, community college or technical college. To access the 2024 KCA Construction Education Foundation Scholarship application, contact Mrs. Lyke or CLICK HERE to download.

    Feb. 1  Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of continuing education and to altruistic activities that make a positive difference in the world community. Voluntary contributions of time and money from ESA members, ESA Foundation members, and friends of the Foundation are the ESA Foundation’s sole sources of support. It has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and the application process is 100% online. The applications for the 2023-24 academic year scholarships now open. Applications are due by 11:00 PM MST.  https://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships

    Feb. 1  Applications for three scholarships, in the amount of $1,600 each, are being accepted by Delta Theta Chi Sorority, a national non-collegiate educational sorority. Requirements call for all of the applicants to reside in the United States, or a Territory of the United States, and have the following: a high scholastic average, evidence of financial need, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college, and submit an application form, with attachments as specified by the National Executive Council, which are listed on the application. These scholarships are awarded annually to students of promise and distinction. All applications must be completed and postmarked by February 1 in order for the winning applicants to be notified by May. To access the application, click here. To download a copy of the map indicating where to submit your application, click here.

    Feb. 15 The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. It is ideal for students who can express in written format a link between current events and that of the American Revolution. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range. To learn more and/or apply, go to George and Stella Knight Essay Contest

    Feb. 15 The purpose of the Elizabeth Miller Watkins Scholarship is to assist women students of outstanding scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need in completing their college education at KU. Awards of up to $2,000 per semester will be made to each recipient.

    Eligibility criteria are as follows:

    1. All women enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at the University of Kansas;
    2. 3.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale; and
    3. Demonstrated financial need.
    4. Special consideration will be given to women who are first in their families to attend college and residents of Watkins and Miller Scholarship Halls.

    Recipients who meet ongoing eligibility requirements may apply for renewal annually. Selection will be based on application contents, a short essay on the life and influence of Elizabeth Watkins, transcripts, and financial information. Elizabeth Miller Watkins’ biography can be found here. To learn more and apply, visit https://gkccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/5407.

    Feb. 15  The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities established the KADPF Scholarship to bring greater recognition and professionalism to the buildings and grounds profession. KADPF will award seven $3,000 academic scholarships and three $3,000 technical scholarships to qualifying students, which are available only to graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level or technical school. The students must be residents of Kansas and graduate from a Kansas High School and plan to attend a Kansas College or technical school. The students must be residents of Kansas, graduate from a Kansas high school and plan to attend a Kansas College or technical school. Only children whose parent or legal guardian is 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. It is the responsibility of the school to submit their best applications for competition. Applications are located at https://kadpf.org/scholarships 

    March 1  Ten awards of $1000 each will be awarded for GPACAC Scholarships for students:

    • Student Scholarship (6)
    • Paul Max Service Scholarship (1)
    • GPACAC Member Scholarship (3) 

    To qualify for any of the above scholarships, students must meet the following general criteria. Additional criteria specific for each scholarship can be found on the GPACAC website below:

    • Be a member of the Class of 2024 
    • Attend high school in Kansas, Nebraska, or Oklahoma

    The completed application is due March 1. The application with additional criteria can be found on their website: https://gpacac.net/scholarships-%26-grants

    March 1 Are you planning to pursue a career in teaching? If so, Tomorrow's Teacher Scholarship through the College of Education at Kansas State University may be for you. There will be four scholarships of $5000 each and one for $2,000 awarded this year. These five scholarships are renewable for all four years. There will also be six $500 one-year scholarships awarded. To learn more and apply, visit http://www.tomorrowsteacher.com/ 

    March 1  Kansas Crime Stoppers Association Scholarship.  To apply, contact Mrs. Lyke or CLICK HERE to download application.

    March 15   The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships (1,020 scholarships up to $2,500 each) are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. The application will OPEN online MARCH 1 for students enrolling in Fall 2024. The deadline is a rolling deadline. The first round of scholarships will be awarded in July. Should spaces remain, the application will remain open until all spaces are filled.  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

    March 15  The Horatio Alger Scholarship is now open to JUNIORS who will be attending college in Fall 2025. This year, the Horatio Alger Association has transitioned to awarding National and State scholarships to high school juniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2025. Seniors are encouraged to apply for targeted awards. Click here to learn more and apply: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/
    Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Scholarships range from $10,000 to over $50,000. Applications close March 15, 2024.

    March 22  The Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship (Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officials) is to reward and encourage students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years.  There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which must be used at KACRAO member institutions. Eligibility: High school senior, have a seventh semester cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.00 scale. To apply, visit http://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship 

    TBD   The Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens Wednesday, Feb. 23, and the deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 30.  Mike Rowe and his group are looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard. This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar. It’s about the people who share their values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.  To apply, visit https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/ today!

    March 31  Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. To learn more and apply, visit Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.  Note: There are multiple deadlines associated with this scholarship.

    March 31  The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund occurred in October 2001 and is amed in honor of Janice Marie Scottt to recognize her involvement with various youth programs and community service activities within the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. Janice was one of 125 individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked and crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the building of the Pentagon. Eligible high school seniors must meet the following criteria: Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the US, have at least a 3.0 GPA, who will attend a four-year university or college; must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community services or other extra-curricular activities; combined income of parents cannot exceed $50,000. To apply go to https://jmscottmemorialfund.org/
    March 31 The Western Kansas Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (API) is a nonprofit organization comprised of oil & gas professionals working together  to improve the industry. Each year, the Western Kansas Chapter offers several 4-year college scholarships to area high school seniors who have parents that work in the oil & gas industry  and/or to students who plan to pursue an oil & gas related degree. For more information, click here; to apply, click here. 
    April 1  The OSBC is sponsoring the annual Kansas Financial Scholars essay contest to award up to five scholarships to Kansas high school seniors who, through school courses, independent study, and personal experience, have gained an understanding of money management and can demonstrate that knowledge and the importance it will have in their future. Awards will be in the amounts of $3000, $2500, $2000, $1500, and $1000. Apply at https://www.osbckansas.org/consumers/2024-scholarship-contest/
    April 1  The Kansas Seed Industry Association wants to help future Ag professionals. Are you a student looking to attend a college in Kansas? Are you pursuing a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management, or Horticulture? If you answered “Yes!” and “Yes!”  then you are eligible to get a scholarship from KSIA. Applications are due in the KSIA office by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Two lucky winners will be chosen.  To apply, visit http://kansasseed.net/
    April 5  The annual BBB Student of Integrity Awards program is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation. These scholarships were established to honor the memory of Mr. Scott Mecham who served as BBB president from 1991 until January 2006. Students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and the community are encouraged to apply.  You must be nominated by your principal, counselor or a teacher.  Go to BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarship  to learn more and to apply.
    April 15  In remembrance of one of the Kansas Association of Mappers’ (KAM) most respected members, the John Cowan Memorial Scholarship was created for the purpose of assisting students of higher learning in their pursuit of a geographic-based education. John was passionate and outgoing about the importance of geographic knowledge, and this scholarship seeks to symbolically carry on John’s passion by providing financial assistance to those with a desire for a higher education in geography.  To apply, go to https://www.kansasmappers.org/JCM
    April 30  The LDI (Lang Diesel Inc.) Scholarship is available for students who are interested in a diesel mechanics career. This is a scholarship and tool allowance program and requires a 36-month term commitment to the company post graduation. Lang Diesel has 10 locations conveniently located throughout Kansas. Interested students can learn more by accessing LDI's brochure ::: Click here for the application
    May 21  Available to high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution, students who apply for the B. Davis Scholarship must write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic: "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual."  Your submission must be sent by email to: awards@studentawardsearch.com.  Visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm and then click on the Scholarships link in the upper right corner. 
    May 31  The Lawrence Topeka PFLAG chapter is awarding the Lawrence/Topeka PFLAG Scholarship to a graduating senior in the Lawrence/Topeka area for the amount of $1,000. To be eligible, the student must be:

    1.  Self-identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or a straight ally.

    2.  A resident of the state of Kansas at time of application

    3.  A high school graduating senior.

    4.  Applying to or has been accepted at a post-secondary educational institution

    Please contact Mrs. Lyke, school counselor, for an application. 

    May-July  For students entering craft training or technical programs, The AGC Education and Research Foundation is happy to announce that thanks to a generous contribution from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and its Build Your Future initiative, the first Build Your Future Scholarships were awarded to nineteen applicants in the summer of 2015. The Trimmer Construction Education Fund (TCEF) is a national committee of Associated Builders and Contractors that funds efforts to train and retain the construction industry workforce. BYF has partnered with ABC to provide scholarships for aspiring craft professions and support future leaders. Applicants must be pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through an NCCER accredited program or state/federally approved apprenticeship in a merit shop training facility. Applications will be accepted starting May 2022 until July 2022. This is a $2,000 scholarship. For more information, visit http://www.byf.org/get-involved/scholarships/

    June 1  Workforce Development Scholarship - $1,000. The AGC Education and Research Foundation is committed to taking steps to ensure students have the technical skills needed to immediately enter into the commercial construction workforce by offering scholarships to those pursuing a construction education. BYF has contributed to this scholarship to help students entering craft training or technical programs. The applicant can be anyone who is planning to attend a technical school or an approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. For more information, visit http://www.byf.org/get-involved/scholarships/