Outside Scholarship Opportunities
Outside scholarships are awarded by civic groups, religious institutions, high schools, and organizations other than Wichita State. Applications for the following scholarship opportunities and many others can be found on the websites below. For your convenience, we have sorted most of the scholarships by their deadlines.
Scholarship Pro Tip: Apply for at least one outside scholarship per week to maximize your opportunities.
The following scholarship opportunities have varying deadlines. More information is available at each organization's website.
Central Kansas Community Foundation Scholarships
On this page you'll find unique scholarship opportunities for students from a range of Kansas communities, such as Newton, Augusta, Andover, El Dorado, Remington (Whitewater/Potwin/Elbing), among many others.
Providing elevated opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native college studehts through empowering them with an engaging scholarship experience designed to support their success in higher education.
It is the purpose of all Dane G. Hansen scholarships to recognize young people of ability, regardless of financial need. Students graduating from high schools in the following 26 counties in Northwest Kansas may be eligible for Dane G. Hansen Scholarships: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.
For High School Seniors:
- Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow: $10,000 – Renewable
- Hansen Scholar: $6,500 – Renewable
- Hansen Student: $4,000 – Renewable
- Hansen Career and Technical Education: $4,000 – Renewable
For Community of Technical College Students:
- Community of Technical College Transfer Scholarships: $4,000 – Renewable
Disabilities: Various Scholarship Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
Though the price of obtaining a postsecondary education can be steep, both traditional and online college degrees should be accessible to everyone. To offset costs, many seek alternative sources of funding, including grants, loans and scholarships. Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Below, discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding.
DREAMer's Roadmap is a mobile app designed to help DREAMer’s - undocumented students - find and track scholarship opportunities available for them across the nation.
ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarships
ExtremeTerrain is offering two $3,000 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems. This opportunity is offered every year and submissions are open and encouraged for the spring and fall semesters.
Elks National Foundation Scholarships
The mission of the ENF is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today's veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations, and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.
Health Care Scholarship for Arkansas City Graduates
South Central Kansas Medical Center provides three to four such scholarships per semester, through the Auxiliary. Scholarships are available for 6 semesters at $300 per semester, totaling $1,800. The student must have completed at least 1 full year of college before they may apply by using an application packet which is available at the hospital's front desk.
Other criterion are as follows:
- Arkansas City Graduate
- Health Care Major
- Completed 1 full year, 24 hours or more, of college credits
- Maintains at least a "B" grade point average
- Must be enrolled in 12 hours or more each semester
For more information:
Auxiliary, PO Box 1107, 6401 Patterson Parkway, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: 620-442-2500 and/or 620-441-8766
Ask for Elree Mullen, Scholarship Chairperson
The Horatio Alger Association honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.
International Associate of Fire Fighters Scholarships
The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 303,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,200 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
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.
LA Tutors 123
At LA Tutors, we believe that it’s more than just the grades that make a great well-rounded student. We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.
Don't want a diagnosis of Medical School Debt? Try some preventative medicine and apply for an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship. If you want a careers as a physician, dentist, nurse, nurse anesthetist or allied health professional, the Air Force has a way for you to achieve your goals. Every, the Air Force awards scholarships through its Health Professions Scholarship program. It pays for tuition, book and most fees. It also gives students a monthly stipend for living expenses while they attend the school of their choice. Students are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the Medical Service Corps and place on inactive, obligated Reserve status during the course of their studies. In return, the Air Force asks for your commitment to serve on active-duty as an Air Force health professional with a year-to-year repayment, with a minimum obligation of three years.
U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
How would you like to have your medical school paid for AND get paid while you’re in school? If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship for the medical school of your choice plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000!
According to the American Medical Association, the average cost of four years of medical school has risen to more than $250,000. Add that to your living expenses, start-up costs of opening your practice plus the rising costs of malpractice insurance and you can see why the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program is a wise choice.
Veterans & Dependents of Veterans: Various Scholarship Opportunities
Paying for a college or graduate education can be expensive, but lowering the financial burden is critical. This is true for anyone, but perhaps especially true of those who have served in the armed forces, as they have often been far too busy serving their country to worry about saving up for college expenses.
Fortunately, there are numerous scholarships out there for veterans and their dependents. Some are exclusive to them, meaning that only those who have some service in the armed forces (or their direct dependents) can qualify.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Our vision is to see that all Asian American and Pacific Islanders have access to higher education and resources that cultivate their academic, personal and professional success regardless of their ethnicity, national origin or financial means.
Deadline: January 1
Association for Women in Mathematics Scholarship
To increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and Math for America are co-sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. Additionally, a grand prize winner will have his or her submission published in the AWM Newsletter.
Deadline: January 31
Wichita Legal Professionals
Wichita Legal Professionals (WLP), a chapter of the Kansas Legal Professionals, Inc. (KLPI), is offering 3, $250 scholarships for the academic year 2019-2020 to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field or law-related business career.
Deadline: January 31, 2019 by 5pm
Government Finance Officers Association
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which serves government finance professionals throughout those countries, is pleased to announce the Daniel B. Goldberg Scholarship, Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship, Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship and the Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship. Candidates for these scholarships should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level of performance. In addition, candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance. Candidates are asked to complete an application and to submit it to their academic advisor, or the department chair together with the required supporting materials. It is requested that the academic advisor or department chair prepare a letter of recommendation and send it, along with the application form and the candidate's supporting materials, in a single envelope, to:
Government Finance Officers Association
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1210
Deadline: February 10
Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing
The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. Applicants should not have received monetary compensation for novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays or play scripts in the crime-writing genre. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply.
Deadline: February 28
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
Deadline: February 1
Koch Discovery Scholarship Program
Are you an eager, creative thinker interested in developing and applying your skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow? We’re ready to meet you. The Koch Discovery Scholarship program provides scholarships and networking to students from universities across the country, awarding more than $60,000 annually in increments of no less than $1,000.
Deadline: February 10
Koch Rising Leaders
Elevate your future at this exclusive event where you’ll apply and interview for internships, network with other students and explore career opportunities – all while finding your fit on our unique culture.
Deadline: February 10
Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students
Our Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program for Graduate Students supports our mission of helping people create the life they imagine, and we are excited to announce year 2 of the program. It gives four hardworking professionals the opportunity to not just earn an advanced degree, but also chase their dreams of making the world a better place for themselves and their communities.
Do you know an upcoming or current graduate student who:
- Has a dream they want to achieve with their degree?
- Has an interesting story to tell?
- Could use financial help to further their education?
Deadline: January 4 - February 15
Wichita Manufacturer’s Association
The WMA is encouraging students to pursue manufacturing careers by offering scholarships to students planning to study manufacturing at any technical college, community college or state college/university in Kansas. The number of scholarships given out each year is determined by the WMA board and member donations.
Deadline: February 11
Wichita SER Scholarship Program
The SER Board of Directors is a body of business and professional people working together to help the Kansas SER Corporation carry out its mission of training and job placement for the socially, economically, and academically disadvantaged. The SER Scholarship Program is open to all Hispanic students who have maintained at least a 2.75 GPA, have applied for full-status as a student at an accredited college, and meet all admission requirements of the school selected. Awards of $500 to $1,000 will be granted.
Deadline: February 28, 2019
Adore Me supports and encourages all women who share the same entrepreneurial mind-set to achieve their dreams. The Adore Me Scholarship provides financial assistance, amounting to $1,000.00, to women who are pursuing a degree in business. Recipients will have demonstrated a strong ability to lead in their community and will have already started, or plan to start, their own businesses.
Deadline: March 1
Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship
At Bay Alarm Medical, we're committed to helping seniors stay happy and healthy longer so they can continue to live independently. We also believe seniors play a vital role in our communities — especially through sharing their stories and life lessons. Our 2017 scholarship aims to highlight these life lessons and how seniors inspire us in our everyday lives. Three winners will be chosen: 1st place: $2,500; 2nd place: $2,000; 3rd place: $1,000.
Deadline: March 31
Technology continues to change the way we communicate, work, and live every day. As a company that prides ourselves on delivering current pieces of technology to our customers, we would love to hear the perspective of the next generation. We have created a $1,000 scholarship for one undergraduate student who can display how technology has changed their life.
Deadline: March 15
Engebretson Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
David J. Engebretson, a native of South Dakota, was a prominent business man who always held children close at heart. Mr. Engebretson had a dream, a dream to "Always Give Back." He supported many organizations and hospitals through donations, always focusing on the needs of a child. The Engebretson Foundation is based on this dream and founded to carry on the dream. Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability. The amount of this scholarship will be $5,000.00 per semester to be used for college tuition costs. The person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.
Deadline: March 1
Executive Women International
Executive Women International (EWI) is a business organization that brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional development, and encouraging community involvement. EWI proudly provides scholarships each year to area students through its Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program. EWI partners with local resources such as educational providers, career professionals, and social services agencies to identify potential ASIST candidates. Students first apply and compete at the local Chapter level for an opportunity to be selected for a $2,000 scholarship. Chapter-level winners are then submitted to the corporate level for the opportunity to be selected for one of 7 scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Please be sure to select “EWI of Wichita” from the pull down menu to ensure that your application is submitted to the correct chapter.
Deadline: March 22
Izenda Embedded BI & Analytics Scholarship
This is a selective, $1,000 scholarship for outstanding undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Founded in 2015, the scholarship awards one student a year pursuing a career in leveraging analytics to improve decision making and outcomes in the U.S. The scholarship was established with the intent of promoting students’ academic excellence and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Deadline: March 31
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation - Graduate Fellowships
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.
Deadline: March 1
Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) Scholarship
The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.
Deadline: March 15
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarships
Lockheed Martin is awarding 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or undeserved communities.
Deadline: March 12
Wichita Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The Wichita Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce announces The Wichita Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce 2019 Scholarship Award Program. Under the Program, five (5) $500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors attending a high school in the city of Wichita.
Deadline: March 30
A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship
Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, PT/OT, speech pathology or long-term care administration. Essay topic and details found at
Deadline: April 15
DaVinci Body Sculpting Women in STEM Scholarship
We have set up a $2,500 scholarship program for women that have a passion for science and technology. We understand that women from any area of study can have the ingenuity, creativity and drive to further science, therefore, this opportunity is open to undergraduate women studying any major in the US. DaVinci’s annual scholarship program has been created with the purpose of helping women succeed in STEM fields, collating inspiring essays from the minds of our future innovators and being a part of the conversation that highlights the contributions women have made and are yet to make in STEM.
Deadline: April 30
Greater Wichita Ministerial League Scholarship Awards Program
Under the Program, six (6) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors attending a high school in the city of Wichita KS, served by Greater Wichita Ministerial League (GWML) or where the League has a presence. Children of GWML members are eligible to apply and should contact the GWML directly for more information.
Deadline: April 30
Industrial Access, Inc 'Go for the Gold' Scholarship
Industrial Access, Inc. is proud to offer a $3,000 scholarship to one student that is or will be enrolled in an engineering school or field of study. As an advocate of higher education, Industrial Access, Inc. is looking forward to helping a dedicated engineering student with their academic finances in the upcoming 2017/18 school year. We will be awarding a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving student who displays a passion for the engineering field, has a good academic record in High School and who has significant volunteer activity.
Deadline: April 30
The Lenders Network Scholarship Award
The Lenders Network Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to Marketing or Business. Students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and be at least 17 years of age. Applicants must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a in Business or Finance and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals.
Deadline: Fall semester: April; Spring semester: December
LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Applications are usually accepted from January through April. Decisions are usually made in July. The program is open to self-identified Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender graduating high school seniors meeting the prescribed criteria. Family members and mentors are encouraged to work with applicants to help ensure their submissions are complete
The three awards are:
- The Laurel Hester Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
- The Matthew Shepard Memorial Scholarship (1 award annually)
- The LEAGUE Foundation Scholarship (up to 5 awards annually)
Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship
Plan to help seniors in the future? You could be grandma’s caregiver or the next great innovator for seniors. Whether you're pursuing technology or the arts, you're committed to improve senior care. To reward your hard work, Alert1 wants to give you a helping hand. As America’s #1 medical alert, we’re all about helping future leaders in senior care.
Alert1 is offering a $3500 scholarship to a student attending an accredited U.S. college or university who wants to help seniors.
Deadline: May 25
Alpha Delta Sigma Scholarship
The men of Alpha Delta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Fraternity, Inc. announce two scholarship awards. Applicants may apply for one scholarship.
Deadline: May 30
American Indian College Fund – Full Circle Scholarship
The American Indian College Fund invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities. The Full Circle Scholarship Program is awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The Full Circle scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: May 31
Ampronix College Scholarship Program
College Scholarships are a great way to give back to the community and that is why we are offering our Ampronix College Scholarship Program. We will be awarding a total of $2,250 to 3 full-time undergraduate college students who demonstrate passion for their field of study and great desire to give back to their community. First place will receive a $1,000 scholarship; 2nd place will receive a $750 scholarship; 3rd place will receive a $500 scholarship.
Deadline: May 31
Here at AZAZIE, we are proud to invest in the future by awarding scholarships to help promising students with rising tuition costs. Share us with your insight about "how technology would influence the fashion industry in the future" you might be the next AZAZIE Scholar to receive a grant of $1,000 with us!
Deadline: May 31
Encore Protection is proud to present our Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship, worth $1,000. Intoxicated driving is one of the biggest — and deadliest — problems on America’s roadways. On average, drunk driving claims 28 lives a day; that’s more than one per hour. Annually, about a third of all motor vehicle deaths can be attributed to alcohol use. Police arrest about 1.1 million drivers annually who are driving impaired, but that’s only 1 percent of the 121 million adults who report driving under some level of intoxication. With so many drunk drivers on the road, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has been involved in an alcohol-related accident. In fact, it’s estimated that two-thirds of all drivers will be involved in an alcohol-related wreck in their lifetime. Here at Encore Protection, we know how devastating a drunk driving accident can be. Victims may find themselves permanently injured, affecting their performance at school or work. Families who are affected may find it difficult to pay for their student’s education on top of medical, rehabilitation and other bills. We want to help those affected by a drunk driving accident lead a successful life by easing at least some of the financial burden of college.
Deadline: May 31
Evergy Scholarship Fund
The Evergy Scholarship Fund will award 10 $1,000 scholarships annually to students who live in zip codes 67208, 67214 and 67219. These awards can be applied to tuition, books or fees for post-secondary education, including technical education and two- or four-year colleges or universities throughout the U.S. Students must be seniors in high school to apply.
Deadline: May 15 (noon)
Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships and Grants
Numerous scholarships and grants are available for Kansas students with diverse backgrounds and interests. Browse through the updated list to find your options. To be considered for State of Kansas Student Aid, students must also complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Deadline: May 1
Kevin Watts Memorial Scholarship
The Saline County Farm Bureau is proud to announce the Kevin Watts Memorial scholarship. Kevin Watts was a Farm Bureau Board member for 6 hears. He battled cancer for 4 years and passed away at the end of 2017. Kevin farmed in Saline, Ottawa and Lincoln counties. He was so passionate about farming and ranching. Kevin enjoyed talking and teaching agriculture to anyone who would listen. Applicants must be a college sophomore or above, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and parent must be a Saline, Ottawa or Lincoln Country Farm Bureau member. (If parents are not a Farm Bureau member, and student is an outstanding candidate, a membership can be purchased for $46. Two, $1,000 scholarships will be offered to a male and female.
Deadline: May 3
O'Brate Foundation Scholarships
O’Brate Foundation strives to improve the opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Kansas by assisting with emergency needs, providing educational scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing specific stumbling blocks lying in their path on the road to success. The scholarship awards are based on financial need and will vary in size from $1,000-$5,000 annually. This year we will be awarding approximately 60 scholarships; however, only students who meet the organization’s financial qualifications are encouraged to apply for this need-based scholarship. To determine if you meet their definition of financial need and to apply, see the link below.
Deadline: May 1
PinMart’s Contest for a Cause
PinMart will award one contest prize in the amount of $1,500. The objective of the PinMart Contest for a Cause is to recognize and reward one student who has made an extraordinary impact and contribution to a specific awareness cause.
Deadline: May 31
Soroptimist International of Winfield
Soroptimist International of Winfield is offering two - $1,000.00 Almedia Greever Scholarships this year. Applicants must be female graduates of Winfield High School and have completed at least 24 hours from an accredited institution.
Deadline: May 15
Topeka Daylily Club Scholarship
The Topeka Daylily Club is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote, encourage and educate its members and the public in the growth and development of daylilies, as well as facilitate mutual sharing and enjoyment of daylilies. The American Hemerocallis Society was organized in 1946. The Topeka Daylily Club has been a member of the society for many years and has offered two scholarships each year to Kansas students since 2008.
Deadline: May 1
180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, we've developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.
Deadline: June 1
Central Infusion Alliance Scholarship
Submit your application now for our yearly $1,000 scholarship. Refer to the form on the webpage (link below), and tell a story of how a healthcare worker has made a difference in your life or the life of someone near & dear to your heart. This person does not have to be a direct family member, but must be factually-based, and meaningful to you personally.
Deadline: June 1
Creative Diagnostics Scholarship
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative immunological reagents and solutions, Creative Diagnostics is always dedicated to providing assistance to biotech, biopharmaceutical and life science communities across the world. Without the constant trust from our clients, Creative Diagnostics would not be able to stand out and work with them continually, which is why we are providing the Fall 2017 Scholarship Program for all students in the science field, expecting them to get more scientific achievements.
Deadline: June 16
First Place Windows Green Home Scholarship
Climate change is one of the world’s leading problems. Everyone has a responsibility to personally make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, yet it can be a difficult task to navigate. One of the easier transitions to becoming greener is to reduce emissions generated by your own home. Are you an undergraduate student studying in the US and are you invested in helping Climate Change? You could well have the knowledge to win our $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay.
Deadline: June 30
Mercy Auxiliary Scholarship
The Mercy Auxiliary is offering scholarships in the health care field through the Independent USD #446 Education Foundation Fund to Independence High School graduates who will be a junior or senior at a Kansas Board of Regents institution, or approved private college or university within the state of Kansas.
Deadline: June 1
Women in Aerospace (WIA) Foundation
The WIA Foundation is pleased to provide scholarships to women interested in a career in the aerospace field to pursue higher education degrees in engineering, math or science. One or more awards will be given each year to a rising senior in college, to be applied during the upcoming academic year.
Deadline: June 18
ABC Humane Wildlife - Women in STEM Studies Scholarship
At ABC Wildlife, we believe diversity is critical in every scientific field from biology to chemical engineering. While women represent 48% of the American workforce, they make up only 13% of engineering professionals and a mere 7.2% in the field of mechanical engineering. Overall, women are critically underrepresented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.
Deadline: July 1
AmericanMuscle's Student Scholarships
We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in the automotive industry an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.
Deadline: October 15 - Spring award; July 15 - Fall award
Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support the disabled students of America with the launch of their Semi-Annual Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award, awarded in both the Spring & Fall Semesters to one high-achieving, bright student intending to pursue an undergraduate college degree.
As a personal injury law firm, our attorneys frequently represent families who are coping with the aftermath of serious injuries and disabling impairments. We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations.As part of our efforts to give back to the disabled community, Auger & Auger is sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist with tuition and expenses at a qualifying undergraduate institution.
The Disabled Scholar Award is just a part of our efforts to be good members of the community and to give back to our fellow citizens. Our participation in Walk Like MADD's 5K Fun Run helped raise awareness about drunk driving and with the Disabled Scholar Award, we hope to both raise awareness about the challenges disabled young people face while also helping one special young person to achieve his/her goals and dreams.
Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.
Deadline: Fall Semester – July 31 – Spring semester November 30
Carport Central Scholarship
As a North Carolina-based company, we are committed to giving back to the community by providing students with an interest in manufacturing and construction the opportunity to earn scholarship funds to apply towards their education. To be considered, applicants will be required to write an essay from the list of topics indicated below. Gift amounts will be $1000 for the winner and $500 for the runner-up.
Deadline: July 25
Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship
Do you have a passion for learning and want to further your education? Do you want to improve your chances of employment by earning a college degree? We all know that, in today’s economy, scraping together funds to attend college can be a challenge. Tuition alone can be a burden, but related expenses such as room & board, textbooks, and other materials add up quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, wishing for some relief. Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks.
Deadline: July 8
Fence Authority Scholarship
All applicants must currently be pursuing a Bachelor’s (or Baccalaureate) Degree related to a profession that is dedicated to improving the beautification of US communities, such as Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Biology, Civil Engineering, Horticulture, and Environmental and Marine Sciences. Applicants must be currently accepted into a program and must currently hold or anticipate holding a high school diploma or GED within the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants must be currently involved or recently involved (within one year of date of application) in their community, either through school programs or voluntary programs.
Deadline: July 30
The JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
According to a 2013 Marketplace Morning report, 99.5% of American school teachers spend their own money on school supplies and instructional materials. All this while many are facing paycuts. At JAM, we see hundreds of these selfless teachers come through our doors for binders, folders, paper and other school supplies. While we appreciate their business, we appreciate their sacrifies even more. To thank them, we will be holding an annual $500 scholarship to students studying education. This money can be used to buy supplies for classrooms they might be student teaching in, personal course supplies like textbooks or planners, or their own school supplies.
The importance of teachers cannot be understated. They are responsible for imparting children with knowledge during their most impressionable years.
Certain teachers have profound effects on their students. Teachers who connect with students at a young age have the ability to mold their futures. These children often become valuable additions to our society. At JAM Paper, we want to thank you aspiring teachers for guiding our younger generations by offering a rolling scholarship. This scholarship will be available every semester for the foreseeable future. Please see "Submission Deadlines" below for more details.
Deadline: July 15 for Fall and November 15 for Spring
Bottar Leone Scholarship
Bottar Leone, PLLC, is proud to announce its first ever scholarship for students with physical or learning disabilities (the “Bottar Leone Scholarship”). This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability.
Deadline: August 1 for the Fall semester and January 1 for the Spring semester
Disability Care Center
Disability Care Center we are an organization that helps disabled Americans apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits by providing information, resources, and customer service. Our mission is to assist the disabled community and we are now proud to offer 2 new annual scholarships for college students who have a disabling condition or are majoring in special education.
Deadline: August 1
King Green Scholarship
For 30 years, the team members at King Green have committed themselves to providing the finest in lawn care service in the Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC markets. As a locally-owned and operated business, King Green understands the importance of stimulating the local economy and supporting the community, while upholding the highest in family and social values. One lucky student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from King Green. To apply, please review the qualifications and deadlines listed on the webpage.
Deadline: August 1
Fast Water Heater Company
We are a water heater installation firm with locations across the west coast. We would like to announce our new scholarship that is being offered to students studying engineering, mechanical systems or any energy efficiency-related field
Deadline: September 8
Karman Healthcare is proud to announce that we will providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity to help them reach their ultimate goals in life. We will be offering two, $500 scholarships for currently enrolled students that meet the requirements. This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America.
Deadline: September 1
Applicant must be a full-time student attending an accredited university or community college in the United States or Canada for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any area of interest. High school students who plan to attend a university beginning in the fall of 2019 are highly encouraged to apply as well.
For more info & to apply
Deadline: September 8
We Mount TV's - The Supporting Local Business ScholarshipWe have created this $1,000 scholarship to highlight the importance of local businesses to communities in the future. We would love to hear from the next generation on how they support businesses in their regions and how they plan to use their education to help local businesses thrive.
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Deadline: September 20
Our goal is to create a culture of responsibility and awareness on the road. We aim to make the journey to and from school safer. Join us on our ‘Mission to Zero’ campaign. Through educating drivers and correcting behavior through stop-arm enforcement, we can see a day where there are no illegal passings on the road. Apply now to be considered for a $1,000 scholarship towards your college education!
Deadline: October 15
Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Are you daring enough to reach for the stars? We believe that you are, and we at BransonShowTickets.com invite you to enter our Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship with an original essay, for a grand prize of $1,000 to be awarded to the winning author!
Deadline: October 15
Insureon Scholarship Program
You'll have two more chances to win a $2,500 scholarship. Check out our upcoming contest topics for an idea of what we'll be looking for all year...
John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.
Deadline: October 1
Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship
We believe that with the correct tools anyone can reach their aspirations and use their skills to empower others. Current students will be tailoring their talents, getting ready to apply them in their lives and in their careers and we’re excited to contribute to this exciting journey with a scholarship. Our scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who can demonstrate how their major can be used to empower others in a self-reflective essay.
Deadline: October 20
Bella Ballroom Excellence in Performing Arts Scholarship
In order to further Bella Ballroom’s mission to provide opportunities to young, emerging artists, we are proud to sponsor an annual scholarship contest. This contest is open to current U.S. undergraduate students. The winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship.
To Be Eligible to Apply:
- Must be currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. college, university, or trade school.
- Must be a current undergraduate majoring in dance, theater, music, performing arts or related field.
- Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Deadlines: November 15
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, U.S. Department of State
The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Most CLS languages do not require previous study of the target language.
The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. The scholarship program includes international airfare, tuition, and all program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits.
CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
Deadline: November 27
ZipHearing Hearing Health Awareness Scholarship
Awareness is necessary to keep in check with your own health, as well as inspiring empathy and knowledge; using the correct terminology and knowing how to offer help to those affected. As part of our ambition to raise awareness, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to one undergraduate student who can best explore the importance of hearing health in a well-researched and empathetic written piece.
Deadline: November 1
Dell Scholars Program
Our GPA requirement is Grit, Potential and Ambition.
Grit by overcoming personal challenges in your life related to your family, school or community
Potential by participating in college readiness programs and seeking out academic rigor
Ambition by dreaming of obtaining a college degree
We’ll work with you to ensure you have the tools you need to complete college with a degree in hand. Become a Dell Scholar, and we’ll help make sure you also become a college graduate.
Deadline: December 1
Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship for Service Program
The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion. SMART Scholars will receive a full tuition scholarship while in school, an annual stipen, summer research internship, and a job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility.
- Be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines
Deadline: December 1
Einstein Moving Scholarship
Einstein Moving is proud to announce the Einstein Moving Scholarship. Our scholarship fund was designed to help students of high academic achievement offset the ever-increasing cost of higher education. We are awarding an annual $1,000 scholarship to a deserving college student and are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year. Student must be enrolled for the January 2018 semester.
Deadline: December 1
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Through its Fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Predoctoral: December 17, 2019
Dissertation: December 10, 2019
Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019
Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship
Kitchen Cabinet Kings was founded by two entrepreneurs and is a leading supplier of kitchen and bathroom cabinets nationwide. In 2010, we started as just two guys with a dream to disrupt the cabinet industry and today we’re fortunate to have thousands of satisfied customers throughout the country. As members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, we provide entrepreneurs with the resources and social capital they need to succeed. Today, our commitment to helping entrepreneurs is stronger than ever, and to that end we are proud to introduce the Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship, designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising costs of education.
Deadline: December 30
Kalu Yala Scholarship
Kalu Yala is a study abroad program in Panama (www.kaluyala.com) in which you learn by doing and help build a sustainable town. They are offering a scholarship to future entrepreneurs and business people to help someone get a little closer to their dream career. Applicants will be required to write a 500-word essay to be considered for this $1000 scholarship.
Deadline: December 31
Rudd Scholarship - Incoming Freshman Full-ride Opportunity
In an effort to help Kansas minds stay in Kansas, the Rudd Foundation has created a new college scholarship program to help Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant. The Rudd Scholarship will cover any remaining direct costs, including books, after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student's account. By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation.
Applications Accepted: October 14 - December 13, 2019
Sarasota Dentistry Dental
At Sarasota Dentistry, we are strong advocates of gaining as much experience related to your field as possible. We also understand the pressures that higher education can create on a student’s life and as such have created an annual scholarship available to all pre-dental and dental students. This annual scholarship is awarded to two students based on merit (one undergraduate student and one dental student).
Deadline: December 15
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