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2018-2019 Scholarships

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

Due dates in green indicate updated scholarships.

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Oct.7 - Deadline for Student Applications

Dec. 14 - Deadline for recommendations)


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Due Date




Wichita State University

October 15, 2018

Admissions Deadline for Wichita State University at:


Distinguished Scholarship Invitational - a premier scholarship competition, awarding THREE $64,000 scholarships to attend WSU in the fall of 2019 -

W. Frank Barton School of Business - Allen, Gibbs, Houlik, L.C. Scholarship Competition - up to $48,000

College of Education - Klose Scholars Competition - up to $20,000

College of Engineering - Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering (WISE) - up to $28,000

Dorothy & Bill Cohen Honors College - Koch Scholars Competition - up to $30,000 - $60,000

Lenora McGregor Endowed Scholarship - up to $26,000

College of Fine Arts - Arts, Music & Performance - School of art, Design and Creative Industries annually awards over $120,000 in scholarships - contact Levente Sulyok at Levente.sulyok@wichita.edu

School of Music awards scholarships through audition days in the fall and spring, and by appointment. Contact the School of Music at (316)978-6430 or wichita.edu/musicscholarships

School of Performing Arts awards scholarships through an audition day int he fall and by appoinment.  Call the School of Performing Arts at (316)978-6634

Linwood Sexton Endowed Scholarship: Four-year, Full-ride Scholarship - Deadline Dec. 1, 2018 

Jabara Endowed Scholarship - up to $25,000 - Scholarship materials deadline - Dec. 18, 2018

Freshman Merit Scholarships - $8,000 - $24,000 - Dec. 1 Priority Date for Consideration

WSU Honors College Merit Scholarship - $2,000 - Dec. 1 Priority Date for Consideration

WSU National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition Scholarship Programs:  est. value of $80,000 - $112,000

Transfer Merit Scholarship - $4,000 - $6,000

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on November 1. Visit - wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetitions 

Minimum ACT Composite score of 27 or SAT equivalent to 1280, or 

Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5, or

Rank in the top ten percent of their high school class

October 25, 2018 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, 2018 Apply to KU deadline to be considered for admission and scholarships and the University Honors Program.  apply.ku.edu
November 1, 2018

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

November 1, 2018  2018 State Masonic Public School Essay Contest for Juniors and Seniors. Potential for $12,000 in scholarships. Contact the counselor for more information.
November 15, 2018 Elks National Foundation - 2018-2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Go to http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm  or see Mrs. Darrough-Hayden in the counselors office for the link and information.
November 15, 2018 The Hagen Scholarship Foundation - financial assistance need, 3.5 GPA or higher, ACT of 23 or higher www.hsfmo.org
November 16, 2018

Bethany College Scholarship Opportunities - Presidential Scholarship

Student my be academically accepted ( https://www.bethanywv.edu/admissions-aid/apply/ ) by November 14, 2018

Interested students must appears, in person, for an on campus interview Saturday, December 1, 2018 and meet the following eligibility requirements:

Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.5

1200 or higher 2-part SAT Score

25 or higher Composite ACT Score

Completion of a 500-word essay in which you will attack or defend the following proposition "The rise of social media has decreased opportunities for individuals to interact with people from different social, political, or economic backgrounds."

Students mus register online using a form they can receive from their counselor, Mrs. Darrough-Hayden and submit their essay by Friday, November 16, 2018.  Essays are to be emailed to submissions@bethanywv.edu  

November 29, 2018 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 14, 2018

RUDD Foundation 2018 Scholarship - 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.

www.ruddfoundation.org (Applications Accepted Oct-8 - Dec 14)

December 18, 2018 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - graduating high school senior who operates their own small business.

December 18, 2018

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, 2018 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 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 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 1, 2018

Helium Litigation Scholarship – RequirementsReferenceList of Approved Majors; This is an annual scholarship (sometimes the year is not always updated-disregard).

February 6, 2018

Phi Kappa Theta Man of Faith Scholarship -- $1,000 -- Need to be a senior male planning to attend K-State in fall. You do NOT have to join the fraternity.

February 12, 2018

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.

February 14, 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

Rotary District 5690 -$1,000 scholarship awarded annually. 


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 scholarships available to assist children of American Legion members. 3.0 GPA.
February 15, 2018 KADPF 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. Darrough-Hayden for a hardcopy application.
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 15, 2018

Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) Scholarship GPA 3.0; ACT 21-28; attending high school in KS, NE, or OK.

February 16, 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.

February 16, 2018

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. 

February 23, 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.  See Mrs. Darrough-Hayden for a hardcopy application.
February 23, 2018 Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship - Migrant student, scholastic achievement and financial need.

February 23, 2018 

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

February 28, 2018 2016 SER Corporation Scholarship -- $500-$1000 -- Open to all students including DACA and undocumented (the year has not been updated on the website--fill out information regardless)
March 1, 2018

FRS (Foundation for Rural Service) Scholarship – high school senior living in the Pioneer Communications telephone service area. This is an annual scholarship (sometimes the year is not always updated on the link--disregard). Once completed, the application MUST be mailed or delivered to Pioneer Communications for the sponsorship letter to be added.  Pioneer Communications will then mail all applications to the Selection Committee.

March 1, 2018 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 1, 2018

Westar Energy Craft Scholarship -- $3,000 per year (renewable for 2 years) 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 1, 2018

Westar Energy Lineman Scholarship - KS resident, graduating high school senior or equivalent, if selected, attend mandatory one-day climbing camp.

March 1, 2018

Westar Energy Power Plant Operator Scholarship - KS resident, graduating high school senior or equivalent, if selected, attend mandatory one-day skills test camp.

March 3, 2018 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. 
March 11, 2018 KSCPA -- KS Society of CPAs- Potential $1300 scholarship -- plan to major in Accounting. ACT scores dues March 11, 2018. Final application due April 15, 2018. This is an annual scholarship--disregard the year listed.
March 9, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018

Kansas Masonic Foundation Student Loan & Scholarship Program -- Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 for KS residents.  

March 15, 2018 Hutchinson News-Future Journalist Scholarship-$1,000 scholarship offered to a student interested in journalism or photojournalism; a communication degree would be considered, too.  Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  See Mrs. Darrough-Hayden for an application.

March 19, 2018

Southwest Kansas Bar Association - Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. 300 word essay contest and application. See Mrs. Darrough-Hayden for an application with the current Theme.

March 29, 2018

FIDM National Scholarship Competition - awards more than 28 scholarships, including eight full one-year scholarships worth $31,000 each. This years winners will be selected from the following majors: Apparel Industry Management, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Merchandise Product Development, Visual Communications, Beauty Marketing and Product Development, Graphic Design, Merchandising & marketing and Social Media.

visit bit.ly/FIDMscholarship  for entry detail and the most up-to-date information.

March 30, 2018 www.kansasgolf.org/foundation/scholarships– academic scholarship, student must have participated in junior golf activities, including high school golf. Must attend college in Kansas.
March 30, 2018 Ulysses Rotary Scholarship 2018– graduating seniors;  preference may be given to Interact members. 
March 30, 2018 Rotary Post-Secondary Scholarship 2018 -for post-secondary students continuing their education beyond their first year; for an updated application, please email kdarrough-hayden@ulysses.org
March 31, 2018 American GI Forum of Kansas Scholarship – membership in GI Forum of Kansas. AGIF state scholarship instruction page  This is an annual scholarship--disregard the date on the instructional page.
March 31, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 KJIL and KHYM Christian Radio Scholarship-- offering two, $1,000 scholarships-- Must be a graduating senior enrolling full time in a Christian college or university in the fall.  See Mrs. Darrough-Hayden for an application.
March 31, 2018 Teeter Irrigation, Inc. - USD 214 student - essay required.

April 1, 2018

Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship – senior at a Kansas high school, GPA of 3.25+

April 1, 2018 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. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
April 1, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 Borrowed Dreams Scholarship - individuals who have been affected by the loss of a sibling or other family member.
April 1, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 Tigers In Action -Senior at Ulysses High School, community service. Turn in to Mrs. Darrough-Hayden
April 1, 2018 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, 2018 Grant CO Fair Board -- Must be a 4H member.
April 2, 2018 KS County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association- $500 -- The scholarship is available to applicants who will be attending Kansas Colleges or Universities. *please note the due date is actually April 2nd this year
April 3, 2018 Kansas Financial Scholars -- $2500 -- Essay Scholarship contest.
April 13, 2018 Cattle Empire (www.cattle-empire.net/202/scholarship-program) --for students from high schools in Finney, Grant, Gray, Hamiliton, Haskell, Kearney, Meade, Morton, Seward, Stanton, or Stevens counties; must be interested in pursuing a career in the beef industry.
April 15, 2018 Mary Queen of Peace Scholarship – active member of MQOP catholic church.
April 15, 2018 Big Orange Boosters -Must have lettered 2 times in UHS sports, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  See Mrs. Darrough-Hayden for the application.
April 15, 2018 Mr. Rietcheck's Family Scholarship -- UHS 2018 graduating senior, GPA of at least 3.3, must be active within the school, essay required. Turn in to Mr. Rietcheck. 
April 15, 2018 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, 2018 The Adam Carabajal Memorial Wrestling Scholarship - UHS graduate; member of UHS wrestling team
April 15, 2018 Steve Harper Memorial Scholarship – seniors attending  a Kansas college and majoring in either a natural resources or photography curriculum.  This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
April 15, 2018 Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship – graduating senior planning on a career in the medical field; $750
April 15, 2018 Extreme Fowl - GPA 3.0, renewable
April 16, 2018

Keri Wooley Memorial Golf ScholarshipGraduating senior lady member of UHS golf team.

April 16, 2018

Angie Griffin Memorial Scholarship -- Graduating senior from UHS. Turn in to Mrs. Darrough-Hayden.

April 20, 2018

Grant County Scholarship Any senior graduating from a Ulysses secondary school.  Awarded to the top 10% of the senior applicants. Turn into Mrs. Darrough-Hayden.

April 20, 2018 Kiwanis Club of Ulysses - Financial need, academics, and community service.  Turn in to Mrs. Darrough-Hayden.
April 27, 2018 Northfork Tailgunners Pheasants Forever3.0 GPA or higher, graduate of Ulysses High School. Turn in to Mrs. Darrough-Hayden.
April 30, 2018 Southwest Kansas Recreation – graduating senior involved in recreational activities.This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
April 30, 2018

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

May 1, 2018 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, 2018 Cleve Currier Memorial Scholarshipmember of the boy’s golf team; Turn into Mrs. Darrough-Hayden.
May 1, 2018 Cliff Currier Memorial Scholarship- member of the boy's golf team; Turn into Mrs. Darrough-Hayden.
May 1, 2018 Ulysses Jr. Civic Scholarship for Women of Community Service – senior female with a history of community service; minimum of 3.0 grade point average. CAN TURN INTO SOPHIA AT UHS NO LATER THAN MAY 7TH.
May 1, 2018 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. Darrough-Hayden).
May 1, 2018 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, 2018 Grant County Drug - USD 214 senior interested in Pharmacy Careers preferably, but will consider people going into the medical field in general.
May 1, 2018 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. Darrough-Hayden or Olga Pauda at The Goody Shop. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application.
May 1, 2018 Southwest Riders Lee Orosco Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is for any graduating senior in Southwest Kansas.  See Mrs. Darrough-Hayden for the application.
May 6, 2018 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 8, 2018 Lynn Mangels Memorial Scholarship - any graduating UHS senior. This is an annual scholarship; disregard the date on the application. Turn into Mrs. Darrough-Hayden
May 10, 2018 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 11, 2018

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. Darrough-Hayden.

May 15, 2018 Grasshopper Trust - Primary consideration is financial need.  Pick up an updated form from Mrs. Barker.
May 15, 2018 Kansas Southwest Recreation Association - Open to all high school seniors.  See Mrs. Barker for an application.
June 14, 2018 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 (do not click on the download tab; there is not a formal application--just submit the essay to the email listed). 
June 19, 2018 Big Sun 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 (do not click on the download tab; there is not a formal application--just submit the essay to the email listed).


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

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