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2017 - 2018 Scholarships

*****Scholarships will be updated as received by businesses and organizations.*****

Due dates in green indicate updated scholarships.

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October 25, 2017 The Horatio Alger Scholarship - high school senior, commitment to pursue & complete a bachelor's degree, demonstrate critical financial need, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, min GPA of 2.0, US citizen.
November 1, 2017

K-State priority deadline for scholarship applications.  Apply online    k-state.edu/admissions/scholarships

November 1, 2017  2017 State Masonic Public School Essay Contest for Juniors and Seniors. Potential for $12,000 in scholarships. Contact the counselor for more information.
November 7, 2017    Prudential Spirit of Community Award - participated in community service activities over the past year. You could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, DC!
November 15, 2017 The Hagen Scholarship Foundation - financial assistance need, 3.5 GPA or higher, ACT of 23 or higher
November 29, 2017 You Deserve It Scholarships -- $1,000 -- 1 award. Scholarship sweepstakes. Must be a U.S. resident. Must be an active member of ScholarshipOwl.com.
December 18, 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - graduating high school senior who operates their own small business.

December 18, 2017

Priority Deadline

Kansas State Acacia Leadership Scholarship – Must be an incoming male freshman at Kansas State University who displays excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. Not membership dependent. http://www.kstateacacia.org
December 31, 2017 4th Annual Constitution Bee Scholarship - must be a Kansas resident, a legal citizen, planning to attend postsecondary education.  
January 5, 2018  GE-REAGAN Foundation Scholarship Program -looking for students with leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship 
January 9, 2018

Kansas State Acacia Leadership Scholarship – Must be an incoming male freshman at Kansas State University who displays excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. Not membership dependent.

January 20, 2018 RMHC/ HACER Scholarship -- RMHC/HACER is a scholarship for Hispanic students presented by Ronald McDonald House Charities® with the support of McDonald's®. The scholarship provides financial assistance to graduating Hispanic high school students to fulfill their dreams of pursing a higher education. Students are selected based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and community involvement. This scholarship is not yet open.
February Scholarship
February 1, 2018 Kansas Kiwanis Foundation  - seniors are evaluated on several factors, primarily SERVICE and ACADEMIC PREPARATION. Other factors are life goals, activities, need, recommendations and membership in service organizations. Be sure to follow instructions: Kiwanis Scholarship Instructions -- MUST READ
February 1, 2018 Community Foundation of Southwest KansasNumerous scholarship programs are available to assist qualified applicants offset costs of higher education at accredited institutions.
February 1, 2018 FFA – National scholarships for college. FFA member and non-member.
February 1, 2018 Helium Litigation Scholarship – RequirementsReferenceList of Approved Majors
February 7, 2018 Phi Kappa Theta Man of Faith Scholarship -- $1,000 -- Need to be a senior male planning to attend K-State in fall of 2016. You do NOT have to join the fraternity. 
February 1, 2018 Pioneer Electric Scholarship – These scholarships are awarded on the basis of the application, resume, interview, and academics.  Applicants should be in good standing with their school and should be actively involved with their school and/or community. 
February 1, 2018 ESA Foundation Scholarships – a senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a minimum score of ACT 22.
February 8, 2018 Davidson Fellows Scholarship -- $50,000 -- 20 awards. Student must be 18 or younger by Oct. 1, 2016 and demonstrate exceptional in-depth knowledge of a particular subject. Winners must be able to attend awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in September. Travel expenses are paid.
February 15, 2018 Gas Capital Scholarship – 3.3 GPA; must be enrolled as a full time student; must be a resident of Finney, Grant, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Kearney, Morton, Seward, Stanton, or Stevens county.
February 15, 2018 American Legion Scholarships – Several scholarsips available to assist children of American Legion members. 3.0 GPA.
February 15, 2018 KADPF – The students must be residents of Kansas and 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.
February 15, 2018 Access To Academic Opportunity Grant Application – Academic achievement in high school, leadership and academic potential, personal and family background, and the overall ability of the applicant to contribute to a diverse, productive and qualified student body at Fort Hays State University. See Mrs. Barker for a hardcopy application.
February 15, 2018
Ulysses FFA Local Scholarship– must be a senior member  of UHS FFA Chapter in good standing for at least two years; 2.5 GPA; Scholarship amounts are determined by number of applicants, how active student has been in chapter activities, SAE, judging events etc.
February 15, 2018 Pheasant Heaven Charities Inc. Vocational Scholarship -  must be seniors at an area high school within fifty miles of Hugoton, KS. Scholarship funds will be awarded upon successful completion of the student’s first semester of full time attendance at a vocational school. Recipients must take courses at the location of the vocational institution of their choice.
February 15, 2018 Pheasant Heaven Charities, Inc. College Scholarship – must be seniors at an area high school within fifty miles of Hugoton, KS with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Funds will be awarded upon successful completion of the student’s first semester of college, with a minimum of 12 semester hours completed. Recipients must take courses at the location of the post-secondary institution of their choice.
February 17, 2018

Pioneer Communications Memorial Scholarship Program (Joseph B. Chilen & Earl B. Williams) Parent or guardian must be a Pioneer Communications telephone, cable television or Internet subscriber.

*March 1, 2018 FRS (Foundation for Rural Service) Scholarship – high school senior living in the Pioneer Communications telephone service area.
February 24, 2018  Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship - Migrant student, scholastic achievement and financial need.
February 28, 2018 2016 SER Corporation Scholarship -- $500-$1000 -- Open to all students including DACA and undocumented. 
March Scholarship
March 1, 2017 Cargill Scholarship – Academic achievement, community involvement.
March 1, 2017 Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) Scholarship – GPA 3.0; ACT 21-28; attending high school in KS, NE, or OK.
March 1, 2017 Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship – senior at a Kansas high school, GPA of 3.25+, minimum ACT of 22.
March 1, 2017 SWKS Board of Realtor's Scholarship -- must attend Seward County Community College Area Technical School. Special preference will be given to students who have an interest in the field of real estate, whether it is buying, selling, construction, etc.
March 2, 2017         Kansas Grain and Feed Association - must be a Kansas high school graduating senior, plan to attend any Kansas 4-year university, community college or vocational school, self-starter, excellent academic credentials, good school and community citizens
March 2, 2017 Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship -- $2,500 -- 20 Awards. Graduating senior who is enrolling in engineering or geosciences. Upon successful completion of first year studies and other criteria established by Shell, the recipient may be eligible to apply to receive a four-year renewable award of $5,000 annually. This is an annual scholarship--disregard the year on the first screen; click on the link at the bottom for the up-to-date scholarship deadline.
March 11, 2017 KSCPA -- KS Society of CPAs- Potential $1300 scholarship -- plan to major in Accounting. ACT scores dues March 11, 2017. Application due April 15, 2017. This is an annual scholarship--in the process of getting an updated form.  See Mrs. Barker for more information.
March 10, 2017 Scott Mecham Student of Integrity Award - students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community.
March 15, 2017 Golden Plains Credit Union Scholarship – applicant must be a member of Golden Plains Credit Union and be enrolled in or plan to enroll as a full-time student at a university, junior college, or trade school this fall.
March 15, 2017

Westar Energy Craft Scholarship -- Craft and plant scholarships are available for individuals who wish to pursue an associate degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, industrial technology or other industry-related degrees in Kansas.

March 15, 2017 Westar Energy Lineman Scholarship - KS resident, graduating high school senior or equivalent, if selected, attend mandatory one-day climbing camp
March 15, 2017 Westar Energy Power Plant Operator Scholarship - Ks resident, graduating high school senior or equivalent, if selected, attend mandatory one-day skills test camp
March 18, 2016 Pioneer Communications Primo Scholarship – Preference given to Marketing, Public Relations, or Telecommunications related field.       
March 24, 2017 Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship – academic scholarship, student must have participated in junior golf activities, including high school golf. Must attend college in Kansas. www.kansasgolf.org/foundation/scholarships
March 30, 2017 Ulysses Rotary Scholarship 2016graduating seniors attending a two or four year program in a post-secondary institute.  Preference may be given to Interact members. Turn in to Mrs. Barker in the counseling office.
March 30, 2017 Rotary Post-Secondary Scholarship 2016 - for post-secondary students continuing their education beyond their first year
March 30, 2017 American GI Forum of Kansas Scholarship – membership in GI Forum of Kansas. See Ms. Howard for membership application. AGIF state scholarship instruction page. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the instructional page.
March 31, 2017 Seaboard Scholarship --- $1,000 -- Seaboard Foods is awarding 40 $1,000 scholarships to seniors this year. Seaboard is offering The Community Scholarship, The Children of Employees's Scholarship and The Technical Career Scholarship. 
March 31, 2017 Southwest KS Bar Association - Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. 300 word essay contest and application.  *disregard the 2016 date on the application explanation page--it is always due March 31st of each year
March 31, 2017 LULAC National Scholarship Fund - Hispanic student, planning to attend college, US citizen *if page not found, click Go Back Home and the page will pop up.
March 31, 2017 KHERF (Kansas Hospital Education & Research Foundation) - Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study leading to a certificate, degree or credential in nursing, future faculty, other health care, health care administration, human resources, health information technology. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
March 31, 2017 Kansas Masonic Foundation Student Loan & Scholarship Program -- Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 for KS residents.  See Mrs. Barker for an informative brochure on scholarship options.
March 31, 2017 Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship -- $2,000 -- Applicant cannot be a child of a Shelter Insurance agent or employee. Scholarship is awarded according to applicant's scholastic standing and character. Turn in to Mrs. Barker.
March 31, 2017 KJIL and KHYM Christian Radio Scholarship -- $500 -- Must be a graduating senior enrolling full time in a Christian college or university in the Fall of 2016.
March 31, 2017 Teeter Irrigation, Inc. - USD 214 student - essay required
March 31, 2017 SP Scholarship -- $10,000 -- 10 awards. Must be a legal resident and at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the U.S. Scholarship sweepstakes.
April Scholarship
April 1, 2017 Skyland Grain College Scholarship – a graduating senior who is pursuing an agricultural or business related education at a four year college; GPA of at least 3.25; minimum ACT of 20; Be a resident of our service areas in Southwest and South Central Kansas, and Southeast Colorado.
April 1, 2017 Skyland Grain Vocational Scholarship –  a graduating senior who is pursuing an agricultural or business related education at a technical/vocational school; Be a resident of our service areas in Southwest and South Central Kansas, and Southeast Colorado
April 1, 2017 Grant CO Farm Bureau Association – graduating senior who is pursing agriculture related education.  Preference given (but not mandatory) to Farm Bureau family members. Undecided majors are also welcome to apply. Applications need to be received by April 1; so if mailing application, please mail a week in advance. 
April 1, 2017 Borrowed Dreams Scholarship - individuals who have been affected by the loss of a sibling or other family member.
April 1, 2017 Liberal Desk and Derrick Club – any graduating senior; Applications need to be received by April 1. If mailing, please allow one week for postal delivery.
April 1, 2017 Beef Empire Scholarship – plan to further their education full-time in an agricultural related field.  This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
April 1, 2017 Tigers In Action -Senior at Ulysses High School, community service. Turn in to Mrs. Barker.
April 1, 2017 Kansas Horse Council Foundation -  are current members of the KHC, have a history in the equine industry (4H, Kansas High School Rodeo, FFA, etc.), 3.0 GPA 
April 1, 2017 Grant CO Fair Board -- Must be a 4H member.
April 3, 2017 KS County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association- $500 -- The scholarship is available to applicants who will be attending Kansas Colleges or Universities. 
April 3, 2017 Kansas Financial Scholars -- $2500 -- Essay Scholarship contest.
April 14, 2017 Signet Classics Student Scholarships -- $1,000 -- 1 award. Must be a student in 11th or 12th grade. Essay required to be submitted on behalf of student by English teacher. Students have the choice of six essay topics covering the book Little Women.
April 15, 2017 Mary Queen of Peace Scholarship – active member of MQOP catholic church
April 15, 2017 Big Orange Boosters -Must have lettered 2 times in UHS sports, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  See Mrs. Barker for the application.
April 15, 2017 Mr. Rietcheck's Scholarship -- UHS 2016 graduating senior, GPA of at least 3.3, must be active within the school, essay required. Turn in to Mr. Rietcheck. 
April 15, 2017 First United Methodist Church Scholarship -- Provided by the endowment funds of First United Methodist Church of Ulysses. Applicant needs to be a member of the First United Methodist Church and complete an application including letters of reference, essay and submission of transcript. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
April 15, 2017 The Adam Carabajal Memorial Wrestling Scholarship - UHS graduate; member of UHS wrestling team
April 15, 2017 Steve Harper Memorial Scholarship – seniors attending  a Kansas college and majoring in either a natural resources or photography curriculum
April 15, 2018 Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship – graduating senior planning on a career in the medical field; $750
April 15, 2017 Extreme Fowl - GPA 3.0, renewable
April 15, 2017 Grant County Scholarship – Any senior graduating from a Ulysses secondary school. Awarded to the top 10% of the senior applicants.
April 15, 2017 Keri Wooley Memorial Golf Scholarship – Graduating senior lady member of UHS golf team.
April 15, 2017 Beef Empire Days Scholarship -Open to seniors planning to further their education in agricultural related fields.  See Mrs. Barker for an application.
April 21, 2017 Kiwanis Club of Ulysses - Financial need, academics, and community service.  
April 22, 2017 Angie Griffin Memorial Scholarship -- Graduating senior from UHS.
April 28, 2017 Northfork Tailgunners Pheasants Forever3.0 GPA or higher, graduate of Ulysses High School.
April 25, 2017 Dave Ramsey Scholarship -- Enter for a chance to win $40,000!!!
April 30, 2017 Southwest Kansas Recreation – graduating senior involved in recreational activities.This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
April 30, 2017

Northwest Cotton Growers Coop Gin – Students planning to enroll in post secondary education.

April 1-15, 2017 Varsity Tutors -- Students in their senior year may apply for a monthly scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
May Scholarship
May 1, 2017 KS Comprehensive Grant -The Kansas Comprehensive Grant is available to needy Kansas residents enrolled full-time at eighteen private colleges and universities located in Kansas, the six state universities, and Washburn University. This grant is funded by the state of Kansas. To be considered you must complete and submit the FAFSA, listing one or more eligible colleges in the FAFSA. The funding level allows about 1 in 3 eligible students to be assisted with award amounts ranging from $200 - $3,500 at the private institutions and $100 - $1,500 at the public institutions. This grant is based on financial need.
May 1, 2017 Cleve Currier Memorial Scholarship – member of the boy’s golf team
May 1, 2017 Cliff Currier Memorial Scholarship- member of the boy's golf team
May 1, 2017 Ulysses Jr. Civic Scholarship for Women of Community Service – senior female with a history of community service; minimum of 3.0 gradepoint average.
May 1, 2017 Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships - various scholarships available: Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant, Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship, Kansas Military Service Scholarship, Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program, Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship, Kansas State Scholarship, Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship, State of Kansas Student Aid Application. Apply online:  www.kansasregents.org (or pick up a hard copy application from Mrs. Barker).
May 1, 2017 O'Brate Foundation Scholarship -- The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursing higher education to apply for a scholarship. We are committed to helping these youth attain their personal goals and become successful members of society.
May 1, 2017 Grant County Drug - USD 214 senior interested in Pharmacy Careers preferably but will consider people going into the medical field in general.
May 1, 2017 The Goody Shop Scholarship - This scholarship is in memory of Katie Pauda, and is for any senior graduating from Ulysses High School. Turn in to Mrs. Barker or Olga Pauda at The Goody Shop. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
May 6, 2017 Ulysses Bit & Spur Scholarship - GPA of 3.0, majoring in some aspect of agriculture.This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
May 12, 2017 Nadine Howard Memorial Scholarship - graduating senior at Ulysses High School; GPA 2.5; must attend community college or vocational/technical school. Turn in to Mrs. Barker.
May 8, 2017 Lynn Mangels Memorial Scholarship - any graduating UHS senior. Turn into Mrs. Barker.
May 10, 2017 Gillen Memorial Music Scholarship – For students majoring in Instrumental Music Education in college.This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
May 15, 2017 Grasshopper Trust – Primary consideration is financial need.
June Scholarship
June 12, 2017 Abbott and Fenner Scholarship - available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Essay required. Visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
June 19, 2017 BigSun Scholarship - All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Short essay required. Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

***due dates are subject to change***

Scholarships Bold and Italicized need to be handed in to

Mrs. Barker or Ms. Betterton

in the Guidance Counselors Office.


***Scholarship availability is subject to change***

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