I have all scholarships listed in chronological order on google classroom. All seniors will receive an email when scholarships are added. There are a few scholarships available to 9-12 grade students.
To join the classroom, go to the following link and click on the + in the upper right corner. The class code is: am2wly
Google Classroom Link: https://classroom.google.com/
RHS Local Scholarship Application Packet
For the local scholarship scholarships, you will find the packet here. All you need to do is give the Counseling Department ONE copy of your application, transcript, and resume. We will then make the necessary amount of copies for the scholarships for which you want to apply.
All local scholarships are due March 1.
High Plains Farm Credit Scholarship
Student or their parent (guardian) must be a stockholder of High Plains Farm Credit. The student must be completing the last half of their degree or certification program and be properly enrolled in the next term or session to receive funds. (For example, each student will have completed one year of studies at a four-year college or university, one year at a junior college or the first half of a vocational or trade school certification program and be properly enrolled in the next term or session.) The student should exhibit leadership potential, initiative and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. In all other respects, these funds shall be awarded without restriction to sex, race, color, handicap, religion or national origin.
Vanier Family Scholarship for Teacher Education
All materials must be submitted prior to October 22, 2018
Renewable 4-year scholarship provides $20,000 annually
High School seniors who declare a teacher education major at Kansas Wesleyan University are eligible to compete.
Student must have a 3.0 high school GPA and a 21 ACT score
Additional information can be found at:
Hortio Alger Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 25
Receive up to $25,000
Must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college
- be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the US with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Display integrity and perserverance in overcoming adversity
- Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) or 2.0
- Be a United States citizen
Hansen Career & Technical Education
$4,000 Annually Renewable for 1 Additional Year
- One hundred scholarships of $4,000 each are available to encourage students who seek competence through career and technical education.
- The Career and Technical Education Scholarships carry a stipend of $4,000 and are renewable for one additional year, providing the recipient has achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. With one renewal, the scholarship will be $8,000 over the two-year period.
- Students may obtain application forms from high school principals or counselors. These forms must be completed and sent to the Foundation office by October 26, 2018.
- Three letters of reference are due in the Foundation office by October 26, 2018. It is the student’s responsibility to see that reference letters are mailed to the Hansen Foundation.
ACT College & Career Readiness Champions
The ACT Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.
* High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions.
* At a minimum, students must have a composite ACT® score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®.
The application deadline is October 31, 2018.
Applicants must be a member of the graduating class of 2019.
Please note: If you are selected, the $500 nonrenewable scholarship will be sent directly to the postsecondary institution or program in which you are enrolled by May 2019. This may include any 2- or 4-year institution or certificate program, apprenticeship program, etc.
VFW Voice of Democracy Contest 2018-2019
Open to all students in grades 9-12 with a Grand Prize of $30,000
Due to Feil no later than noon on Monday, October 29!!
The 2018-2019 Theme is “Why My Vote Matters”
- Students should record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash drive. The recording can be no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).
- Mr. Martin will help you record your speech in the sound room of Bronco Radio.
- Entries begin at the Post level. Once the student creates their essay and completes burning the audio version to an audio CD/flash drive, they can submit their typed version, CD/Flash drive and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their local participating VFW Post by October 28, 2018. Please turn them into Feil in the Counseling Office by noon on October 29 at the very latest!
- Originality is worth 30 points: Treatment of the theme should show imagination and human interest.
- Content is worth 35 points: Clearly express your ideas in an organized manner. Fully develop your theme and use transitions to move smoothly from one idea to the other.
- Delivery is worth 35 points: Speak in a clear and credible manner.
Link to Voice of Democracy Rules
Link to Voice of Democracy Information
2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Deadline: November 6, 2018
In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in May.
During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, troplies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.
Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February.
Local Honorees who qualify will also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
For more information: https://spirit.prudential.com/awards/how-to-apply
To apply: https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2019
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2019 500 national winners in late April 2019. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call (773)755-4732
Rudd Foundation Scholarship
The Rudd Scholarship is 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.
20 Scholarships Available
Applications accepted October 8 – December 14
If Selected, the scholarship can be renewed each year providing the student submits a renewal application and meets the following mandatory criteria:
Application will be available in October at the following website:
2018 Recipients: https://www.ruddfoundation.org/gallery/
Colby Community Scholarships
Open Enrollment – September 1
Priority 1 Deadline – December 15
Priority 2 Deadline – February 15
FHSU Honors College
Admission Requirements for High School Senior Applicants
Scholarships Available: https://www.fhsu.edu/honors/Scholarships/
For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact:
Marketing, PUblicity, and Outreach Coordinator
VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
What are the Scholarship Contest Deadlines?
* required deadlines
Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. View the 2017-2018 state winners or all the previous first-place national winners.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
What is the Scholarship Amount?
What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?
Kelly Lutz Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: To qualify, the recipient needs to meet the following criteria:
Lost the life of at least one parent (biological or not) to cancer before the age of 22.
Be a US citizen and live in Kansas or Missouri.
Attend a 2- or 4-year (minimum) higher education establishment.
Have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science.
Show service involvement in the community, church, school, or other non-curricular activity.
Indicate financial need.
Submit the completed application, including personal essay and reference.
Submit a copy of the parent’s death certificate.
Submit a current picture of yourself and a family picture that includes the deceased parent.
Dispersion: The scholarship will be a $2,000 gift, renewable for up to a total of four years ($8,000 total maximum), and awarded annually. For renewal, the receiver will be responsible to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale.
Four (4) $500.00 scholarships, one in each of the four congressional districts of the state are awarded by the KIAAA.
Applicant must be a senior in high school
Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b)ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Verbal and Math)
Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport
Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
Applicant must complete attached scholar/essay application
Applicant must have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator/director
School athletic administrator/director must be an NIAAA member and a member of their respective state athletic administrators association
The principal or athletic administrator/director must sign the application to ensure that the academic information submitted is accurate
VFW Endowment Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2019 to Fred Weigel or Feil in the Counseling Office
*Kansas VFW Endowment scholarships will be awarded for 1 to 2 year scholarships at a minimum of $500 per semester. *Previous recipients of a VFW Kansas Endowment Scholarship are not eligible to reapply.
*Applicant must provide the eligible VFW Post Number: that is the VFW Post or VFW Auxiliary that the applicant’s eligibility is actively affiliated with in the State of Kansas, or was so at the time of his/her death. Active means either a life member or current dues paid, or were so at the time of death. Applicants are advised that affiliation with the VFW or its VFW Auxiliary is ONLY for the purpose of determining eligibility, and otherwise has no bearing on determination of awards.
Click here for application.
Elks Legacy Scholarship
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below.
The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2019 contest.
The 2019 contest opened on September 1, 2018.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.
Read below for eligibility information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
How do I Apply?
Eligible students should apply in the following manner:
Note: Because the contest begins in one Lodge year and the winners are announced in the next, a Legacy Award could go to the child or grandchild of a lapsed member. An applicant's Elk parent or grandparent must be a paid-up member in good standing at the time of application, but if the Elk chooses not to renew membership, that decision will not affect the outcome of the Legacy Awards contest.
Russell County Area Community Foundation
The Russell County Area Community Foundation is home to many scholarship funds that support area students in their pursuit of higher education. These scholarship funds have been established by many generous donors who value education and leave a lasting legacy. Learn more about these donors and the criteria of their scholarships here.
When to Apply: Online applications are accepted from November 1 to February 15.
Application Deadline: February 15
Who Can Apply: Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students, and nontraditional students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, career/technical schools, graduate, medical, or professional schools in the United States.
How to Apply: All applications must be submitted through our online system linked below.
1. Students take a simple online eligibility quiz to find out which scholarships they are eligible to apply for.
2. Students will need to fill out a separate application for each scholarship they apply for.
3. For additional help, follow this step by step tutorial.
Questions? For general scholarship inquiries, please visit our Scholarships FAQ page. If you have additional questions, contact our Scholarships Department at [email protected].
DAR Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
A scholarship in a preferred amount of $5,000 each year for up to four consecutive years to two graduating high school seniors. The selection process shall be based on academic merit with an initial minimum GPA of 4.0. Renewal is conditional upon maintenance of a GPA of 3.25. This scholarship is renewable only after review and approval of the annual official transcript.
Use the DAR Scholarship Checklist to ensure your scholarship packet is complete and is emailed to the National Vice Chair in a single email no later than February 15, 2019 Midnight EST.
Email: [email protected]