- FSHS does not organize or help with the application process of these scholarships. These are based on the state and national level.
- For information about Local Scholarships, click here
- Please note that not all sites are reputable, so investigate them carefully. If they charge a fee, they are not helping you; you are helping them. No scholarship should ever charge a fee or require credit card or bank account numbers.
- Please inquire about merit scholarships from the colleges you are applying to as well.
- This area will be updated as we receive college scholarship information.
KANSAS SCHOLARSHIP DIRECTORY
GOING MERRY - Scholarship Search
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools. https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/
AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS
The American Legion is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs. Click this link to learn more about the variety of scholarships they offer.
AMERICA'S BLACK COLLEGIANS
ARMY ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS
ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
BBB STUDENT OF INTEGRITY AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS
Three high school seniors from Kansas will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships. These awards are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — values of the BBB. The Application Guide with complete instructions and the Application and Recommendation Forms can all be accessed at bbb.org/local/0714/bbb-student-of-integrity-awards.html
. This year the application and recommendations are all submitted electronically. To be considered by the judges, applications must be submitted by March 10.
BIG FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS
This website provides links to 200 free scholarships for minority students in all disciplines of study.
BRICKER ChemScholar at KU
The Clark E. Bricker ChemScholars Program supports students planning to attend the University of Kansas and major in Chemistry. The scholarship provides $2,000 per year for up to four years ($8,000 total). For more information and to apply to the program, please visit: https://chem.ku.edu/chemscholars-program
. Chem Scholars Info
BRIDGING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIPS
This website offers a free search engine of over 850,000 local, state, and national scholarships and grant money. This site also identifies scholarships based on academics, community service activities, talents, and interests.
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION
This website allows users to complete a profile and find colleges and scholarships that are tailored to their needs.
CAREER ONE STOP
This site provides a scholarship search database of over 5,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities. Users can search by category or by keyword.
COCA-COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION
Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application
that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 2 at 4 p.m. .
College Answer, provided by Sallie Mae, gives families and students information on how to find scholarships and navigate the financial aid process.
COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLARSHIPS & AID
This website includes information on college scholarships, how to apply, and a free scholarship search engine and other information important to the financial aid process.
COLLEGES, COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FINANCIAL AID
This site is designed to offer college-bound students and parents easy access to information on U.S. colleges and universities, free college scholarship and financial aid searches, plus SAT and ACT test preparation tips.
This website is an online college advisor that matches interests to colleges and provides information on opportunities of college admission.
This website allows students to explore college, major, and career options and matches students' specific needs and interests.
COLLEGE GUIDANCE CONSULTANTS
This site provides information and a list of scholarships that schools can access for a yearly fee, and the list is updated regularly throughout the year.
This website includes a list of currently open scholarships as well as a free online searchable database. This site breaks scholarships down by topics, such as a regional scholarships, art and writing scholarships, student athletes, etc.
This website allows students to browse scholarships by category, and it also provides resources about how to write scholarship essays.
COMPLETING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIPS
CULINARY & HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIPS
These scholarships, sponsored by WebstaurantStore, were set up in order to support the next generation of innovative chefs and restaurant managers, who are such a critical part of WebstaurantStore's success. The scholarship is open to ALL
students who are currently enrolled in culinary/hospitality programs, as well as high school seniors, GED students, and non-traditional learning students who plan to enroll in similar programs at the start of the next year. The winning applicants will receive $5,000 towards the cost of their education. Additional details can be found on our scholarship page, here: https://www.webstaurantstore.com/scholarship
CULINARY ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
This website includes a list of businesses and organizations that provide scholarships to students interested in attending a culinary program of study.
DELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
$20,000. 300 Awards. Deadline: December 1. The Dell Scholars program was designed to provide a support system for the challenges many students face while pursuing a degree. Even so, we recognize that college costs can be a significant burden for many students and their families. Nationally, 500 Dell Scholars are selected each year to receive a scholarship plus lots of non-monetary supports.
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has established a scholarship fund for African-American female high school seniors who wish to enroll in a four-year degree program, on a full-time basis, at an accredited college.
ELIZABETH MILLER WATKINS MEMORIAL SCHOALRSHIP
For female-identifying students who are accepted to the University of Kansas. This is an annual, renewable scholarship for students of all disciplines. A minimum of 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need are required. Awards are given at $4,000 per year. The website will open December 1 and all applications must be received by February 15. Interested students should apply at http://www.growyourgiving.org , under "Scholarships" click on "Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship"
EVERGY CRAFT SCHOLARSHIPS
For students interested in electric power and distribution or wind energy. These scholarships are valued at $3,000 each per year and renewable for 1 additional year. Interested students will need to visit our company website and click on the scholarship link under our community tab to complete the first application. The direct link is as follows: https://www.evergy.com/community/scholarship-opportunities
. A separate Ellis Foundation application will also be required, and information on how to complete this application will be forthcoming after the first application has been submitted. Deadline to apply is March 1.
FASTAID FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
This website is the world's largest and oldest private-sector scholarship database. It boasts twenty years of scholarship research that is regularly updated.
Fastweb includes tools to help students search for college scholarships by interest. After completing a profile, students are able to find scholarships that meet their goals and activities. Students can search, find, and apply to scholarships from one website.
This website links to a free scholarship search engine, but also provides a list of less commonly found scholarships. This includes unusual scholarships, full tuition academic scholarships, and scholarships for average students.
FINANCIAL AID FOR DISABLED STUDENTS
FINANCIAL SCHOLARS ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST
The Office of the State Bank Commissioner, the Kansas Insurance Department, and its division, the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner are sponsoring an essay contest to award up to five scholarships to Kansas high school seniors who, through school course, 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.
This is a national database of scholarship listings. The site includes scholarship lists based on majors, religion, athletics, minorities, state, military, and sorority and fraternity life.
GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIPS (for juniors, opens December 1, due March 15)
Targeted to students who have faced significant adversity in their lives and demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income)
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID
This site is a resource for financial aid, college scholarships, and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. The site includes a comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings as well as international student loan programs.
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
$220,000. 40 Awards. Deadline Nov. 17. Must have GPA > 3.5. The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of students who aspire to attend college but to guide them through the process of higher education. Applications due January 11. https://jackierobinson.org/apply/
JAYHAWK BATTALLION SCHOLARSHIPS (ARMY ROTC)
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID
Please encourage your JCCC-bound students to apply for 2020-21 scholarships today. There are millions of dollars available for a variety of degree and program areas. With just one application, students could be eligible for hundreds of JCCC scholarships. An official seventh semester high school transcript is required. Students should also complete their 2020-21 FAFSA by the March 15 priority deadline for need-based scholarship consideration. See jccc.edu/FinancialAid
for the step-by-step process. For more information, contact JCCC Financial Aid at 913-469-3840 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KANSAS AG SCHOLARSHIPS AND MORE!
KANSAS CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION FOUNDATION
For seniors who plan to study in a construction-related program at a Kansas technical college, community college or four-year university. Due January 31.
KANSAS CRIME STOPPERS ASSOCIATON
Due March 25
KANSAS FINANCIAL SCHOLARS ESSAY CONTEST -Up to 5 scholarships awarded to seniors who continue their education in Kansas.
Due April 3
KANSAS KIWANIS FOUNDATION
The Kansas Kiwanis Foundation offers 44 scholarships for amounts $500-$750. These scholarships provide extra credit or points to applicants from high schools in Kansas that have Key Clubs. All graduating Seniors who are members of Key Club at Free State High School are eligible.
KANSAS PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
Kansas Promise Scholarship is available to students attending Kansas community colleges, technical colleges, Washburn Institute of Technology and certain private postsecondary educational institutions. Four year public universities are not included in the Promise Scholarship Act. The scholarship requires specified programs of study in the following fields: informational technology and security, mental and physical health care, advanced manufacturing and building trades and early childhood education and development. In addition, the participating schools may also add one other eligible program area. The scholarship can be used toward tuition, required fees, books and required materials but is a “last dollar” scholarship, therefore it will be awarded after other aid, grants and scholarships are awarded. In exchange for the scholarship assistance, students must live and work in the state of Kansas for a minimum of two years following the completion of their program of study.
KANSAS SEED INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
The Kansas Seed Industry Association wants to help out 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. Two lucky winners will be chosen: just fill out the KSIA scholarship application. Applications are due in the KSIA office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2022.
THE KELLY LYNN LUTZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Kelly Lynn Lutz (KLL) was an amazing woman who lost her battle to breast cancer at the young age of 40. She left behind a locing family including two young children. The KLL Memorial Foundation 50I(c)3 was established to provide scholarships and financial assistance for students and families suffering from cancer related illnesses. Students pursuing secondary education are eligible for up to a 4 year scholarship if they have lost a parent or caretaker to cancer.
LAWRENCE LATINX YOUTH COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
The Lawrence Latinx Youth Council
is a group of Latinx and Hispanic professionals dedicated to four focus areas: fundraising, scholarships, mentorship, and advocacy. Our mission is to partner with the Lawrence community to provide mentorship and educational resources for Latinx Youth. We define Latinx as inclusive and stand in solidarity with Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, LGBTQ+, and differently-abled members of our community.
Please use the general application to apply for this scholarship and attach the answers to THESE QUESTIONS
to the application.
This site is a complete listing of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges and universities across the USA. It allows students to complete a profile for a direct search, or allows aid to be searched for by school name.
MESOTHELIOMA DOT NET SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Mesothelioma.net provides information and support for people with mesothelioma. This coming fall semester, and in an effort to further education, they are awarding $2000 to families and students fighting cancer.
MESOTHELIOMA CANCER ALLIANCE
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to providing information for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. They are awarding $4,000 per semester to a student who has dealt with cancer, personally or within the family, in an effort to help them further their education.
Here’s a link to information for scholarships and financial aid for students who are military dependents.
MINDSCAPE BIG PICTURE SCHOLARSHIP
$10,000. 1 Award. Deadlie December 15. Applicants should have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake, whether that be pursuing studies in philosophy, biology, math, literature, or any other field that seeks a better understanding of our existence. https://bold.org/scholarships/mindscape/
MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTION SCHOLARSHIP RESERVATION
MINORITY STUDENT FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES
NACAC FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
NACAC, The National Association for College Admission Counseling, provides a list of resources on how to pay for college, as well as links to specific scholarships and scholarships databases.
NATIONAL SPACE CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
$15,000. 1 Award. Provided to a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. https://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html
NAVAL RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NROTC)
Great for Juniors and Seniors! Juniors need to apply in April and Seniors should apply by December 31st. The Navy offers 1,500 scholarships each year.
OTTAWA CO-OP AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP
For any student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an agricultural related field at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Amount: $3000 divided between 1-5 recipients.
OVERACHIEVERS STUDENT GRANT
$15,000. 1 Award. Due December 15. Applicants should be a person who is making a difference in others' lives outside the classroom.
For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically.
PFLAG Lawrence/Topeka will be awarding a $1000.00 scholarship in June. This is for LGBTQ high school graduating seniors that will be attending college or technical school in Fall 2023. Application must be received by May 31st. All information included on application.
PETERSON'S PAY FOR SCHOOL
This site provides a free, searchable scholarship and grant database as well as offering information to students on federal student aid.
PRINCETON REVIEW SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
This site includes information on federal student aid, FAFSA, a free scholarship search database, and articles on how to find more aid for students.
REGENERON SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH
The competition recognizes 300 student scholars and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards.
RUDD SCHOLARSHIP (KANSAS GRADUATES)
The RUDD Foundation provides full scholarships to help pell grant-eligible Kansas high school seniors to attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita University. Opens October 3.
Join the Safe Speaks presentation competition. The Kansas Sheriffs' Association is providing $1000 scholarships to the winners. Prepare a 10-minute virtual presentation on a topic related to driving safely. Students will be assigned a time in Feb to give their virtual presentation and answer questions from a panel of judges. Five winners will be selected and announced on March 1. Apply by Jan 17. ktsro.org/safe-scholarship-form
Provides a searchable database of over 2.7 million scholarships and grants worth over $19 billion. Students can search for state, local, and national scholarships and can review results by deadline, dollar amount, and more.
This site provides information on current, open scholarships based on availability to the public or special interest groups.
This site includes a free, easy, fast scholarship database. Students complete a profile and then are connected to scholarship matches. The database is constantly updated providing accurate, current information.
This site provides an online scholarship search, information on scholarships, and boot camp.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS
This site is a list of scholarships for undergraduate minority scholars interested in science, engineering, and technology.
This site allows students and parents to search for private and federal student loans and to learn about loans and the financial aid process.
STATE OF KANSAS SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS
STUDENT AID ON THE WEB
This site includes information from the federal government on federal student aid, including guides to FAFSA, information on federal grants and loans, as well as a Scholarship Wizard.
TEN WORDS OR LESS
$1000. The deadline is November 15. In 10 words or less, describe why you deserve the $1,000 scholarship
UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND
US PAN ASIAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP
We Magazine is a list of 100 grants, loans, and scholarships for women.
This site includes a student center where students can learn how to prepare and pay for college. This site also contains a scholarship search engine for students to browse scholarships or generally search.
Zinch is an online scholarship database. Students complete a profile and are connected to a host of scholarship opportunities.