Scholarships are arranged by application deadline.
Past due scholarships are moved to the bottom of this list.
ELKS Most Valuable Student Scholarship
This is the largest private scholarship in the US. It also has one of the most in-depth applications. Awards totalled 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 15. Click here for information and application.
Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarships
Five $1,000 awards. Only one student per school may enter so submit your entry to Mr. Zachman on or before November 23rd. Essay topic is: “How is your Religious Education influencing your Life?” For application and info click here.
AXA Achievement Scholarship
352 Scholarships between $2,500 and $10,000 will be given to graduating seniors who plan o 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 14. For information and to apply click here.
Burger King Scholarship (General Track, Employees/dependents and McLamore Scholarships)
$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 vo-tech school. Students should also demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics and/or similar co-curricular activity. Apply by December 15 at: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
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.
Smoky Hill Pheasants Forever Scholarship
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
Provides $5,250 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. Applications available from August 31 to January 5. Click here for more information.
Kelly Lutz Scholarship
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.
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
$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.
American Legion- Kansas Scholarships
All American Legions scholarships listed here are due by February 15.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Greater Salina Community Foundation
You may be eligible for several scholarships through this organization. Take the eligibility quiz to find out which awards you may qualify for, then apply online before February 15th at: www.gscf.org Click on the Scholarships tab.
Golden Belt Bank Scholarship
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. Due March 29. Click here for a PDF fillable application.
Design A Better Future Scholarship
Five $10,000 awards. High School seniors design & work on a community improvement project. Submit application by April 28. For more info click here.
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. Due April 1.
Kansas State Scholarship– Must take the ACT by December and complete the Regents Recommended Curriculum. If you qualify you will be notified by March. 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.
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.
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.
Past due: 2018-19 Scholarships
Dane Hansen Scholarships
Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow, The Hansen Scholar, The Hansen Student Scholarships- For students pursuing a four year degree at a Kansas college. $4,000-$10,000 renewable awards. Qualifiers must have a 3.5 GPA and a minimum ACT of 21. Students who meet these qualification must test take the Hansen test September 13th at Hays High School. Students who score well on the test will be granted an interview. Click here for more information.
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 3. Click here for an application.
Presidential Scholars in Career & Technical Education Program
This program recognizes and honors high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in career & technical education. Students must have a six semester GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 system (81.3% at TMP-M) with no grade below a B- in selected career pathway. TMP-Marian may nominate two students. Applications are due to Mr. Meitner by Wednesday, October 3. Click 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.
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Seniors may apply for TMP-M’s male or female nomination if they have a “B” average GPA and participate in at least one sport and who are active in service, community involvement or leadership by going to www.wendysheisman.com National finalists may win scholarships up to $5,000. Apply before October 17.
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs
Mission: To provide assistance to students who have need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. $7,000-$25,000 awards. Eligibility requirements: Commitment to earn a Bachelor’s degree, demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, 2.0 cumulative GPA, Apply online at: scholars.horatioalger.org between August 1 & October 25.
Dane Hansen Career & Technical Education Scholarship
For full time students in any career & technical education program in Kansas as long as it does not lead to a four-year degree. Applicants should display good character. There is no qualifying test. Submit your application and three reference letters by October 26. One hundred $4,000 scholarships will be awarded. Maybe renewed for one additional year. Click here for an application.
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
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 October 31. 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.