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Scholarships and Programs

If you have any questions about one of the scholarships please contact Mr. Voelker.

The following are some general scholarship search engines:





          Hispanic Student Funds  www.hsf.net  
          Scholarship Mentor      www.scholarshipmentor.com

          Fastweb     www.fastweb.com

          College Answer        www.collegeanswer.com

          Scholarships.com     www.scholarships.com

          StudentAwards.com     www.studentawards.com

          FastAid                    www.fastaid.com

          FindTuition.com          www.findtuition.com

          Scholarship Hunter     www.scholarshiphunter.com

          Scholarships 101        www.scholarships101.com

          SuperCollege          www.supercollege.com      

Horatio Alger Scholarship

     For students with financial need that have exhibited integrity and                      perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.

     For information and application go to www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

     Deadline: October 25. 2018

Constitution Bee Event

     Grades 9 - 12

     Scholarships available         

     For application and information go to www.yesforliberty.org

Sussle Scholarship

          $1000 Scholarship that will repeat every month

          Go to http://sussle.org/scholarship

          Just contribute information on a subject you choose.

          The best contributor wins the scholarship

Presidential Scholars Program

             Must have at least a 28 ACT Composite

             visit www2.ed.gov/psp


Wendy's High School Heisman

                Go to WendysHeisman.com
                 Deadline: October 17, 2018

P. E. O. Star Scholarship

     For Females
      $2500 scholarship

      At least 3.0 GPA

     Deadline: Information to PEO Chapter by October 21, 2018

Coke Scholarships

               Go to www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

               Deadline: October 31, 2018

State Masonic Public School Essay Contest for Juniors and Seniors
                 300 - 500 Words
                  $4000, $3000, $2000, $1000 and 4 $500 Scholarships
                  www.kansasmasonic.foundation/program/kansas-masonic-          foundation-scholarships
                   Deadline: November 1, 2018

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

                If you have made a difference by volunteering in your

                community this past year you could receive                

                $1000 and a trip to Washington, DC.

                Go to spirit.prudential.com for application

                Deadline November 6, 2018

The Hagen Scholarships

      20 Scholarships given in Kansas, up to $5000 per semester

       For more information go to www.hsfmo.org

       Deadline:November 15, 2018

Kansas Rural Voices Youth Contest

               "Rural Kansas ...My Community 

                Win up to $850 

                Register at www.ncrpc/ruralvoices

                Can be writing, photographs or video

                Deadline: November 30, 2018

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

                 National Security Agency

                 Go to  www.NSA.gov/Careers

                 Earn a scholarship and work for the NSA in the summer

                  Must have 25 or higher on ACT

                  Deadline: November 15, 2018

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

                500 Scholarships given.  

                Download application at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

                Deadline: November 15, 2018


Kansas State University 

Civic Leadership Scholarship

        Must attend KSU

        Have an exemplary record of community service

        After completing the combined admissions and scholarship

        application at:k-state.edu/admissions complete the supplemental 

        application at:https://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/civicleadership.html

        Deadline:5:00 PM, November 29, 2018

ACT Student Champion Award
        -A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education             and career actions.
        -ACT at least 22 or at least 3.0 GPA
        -Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first generation               college students.

Student Aid on the Web


In-depth info on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid, and repaying students loans:

            -conduct college and scholarship searches

            -estimate college cost

            -track and compare financial aid award letters



        Visit www.youtube.com/collegedotgov

            -more than 60 videos

            -inspirational videos from peers

            -advice from current college students

            -students can submit their own



        Inspiration for students to achieve their college dreams


1 800 Wheelchair Scholarship


        Enrolled at an accredited high school or college in the U.S.

        Enrolled in undergraduate level or your final year of high school.

        Age 16 or older

        Legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid student visa

        Maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0

        Essay should be about 500 words in length.

        More info. - http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/

        Deadline: May 1, 2019

The Ellis Foundation Scholarships

            Students going into: Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Construction Engineering Computer Science, Information Technology, Energy Related Degree,s Culinary Arts, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Food Science, Agriculture, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine or someone with Exceptional Circumstances or Situations

            Visit www.TheEllisFoundation.org  


  Kansas 4-H Journal

             Contains information on Colleges and Careers

              Can be ordered for $3

              Contact Mr. Voelker    



AXA Achievement Scholarship inassociation with U.S. News and World Report

        Are you active in your community?

        Have you led a project that benefits others?

        Have you overcome personal challenges?

        A winner in every state

        Scholarships of $10,00 and $25,000

        Go to www.axa-achievement.com

        Deadline: December 15, 2018


Southeast Community College Scholarships

             For those attending SCC

             Go to www.southeast.edu

             Open December 1, 2018 to February 22, 2019


Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarships

            Parents or Guardians must be member of the Bluestem

                                Electric Cooperative, Inc.

            Deadline: December 12. 2018

Young Entrepreneur Award

            95 scholarships ranging from $2000 to $15,000

            Demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit  

            An officially established business is required.

            Apply online at https://usascholarships.com/the-nfib-young-entrepreneur-awards-program/

            Deadline: December 18, 2018

Washburn University Leadership Institute Scholarship

            At least 24 on ACT

            Go to www.washburn.edu/leadership for application

            Write Leadership Essay

            Pursue minor in Leadership Studies

            Deadline: January 7, 2019

Burger King Scholars Program

            Visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

            Deadline: December 15, 2018

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship

            For someone with MS or who has a parent with MS

            Visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship

            Deadline: January 15, 2019    


Prairie Land Electric Youth Tour Contest

            Must be a Prairie Land Electric customer

             For Juniors            

            Deadline: January 13, 2019

Help pay for College

        Visit yescollege.com/scholarships/scholarships


Acacia Fraternity Scholarship

            For young men who will attend KSU

            Visit www.acaciaksstate.org for Application

            Priority Deadline: December 17, 2018

            Deadline: January 7, 2019

Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship
               Ask Mr. Voelker for application or go to kskiwanis.org
               Deadline: February 1, 2019

Phi Kappa Theta Man of Achievement Scholarship

            Must attend KSU

            One $1000 and two $500 scholarships
            Go to www.ksuphikaps.com/moa for application and information

            Deadline: February 1, 2019 

County Weed Directors Association of Kansas Scholarship (AG)

                Must major in Ag or Plant Science field at a KS college

                $250 scholarships

                3.0 GPA of higher

                Deadline: February 1st

                For application talk to Mr. Voelker              

County Weed Directors Association of Kansas Scholarship

           Must be related to County Weed Dept. Employee
           (Son, Daughter, Grandchild, Brother, Sister or Spouse)

           Or if you are a summer employee

           Deadline: February 1st

           For application talk to Mr. Voelker  

James Komatz/Delta Chi Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Alan Brightman/Delta Chi Honoray Scholarship

     For males attending Kansas State University

     Minimum GPA 3.00


     Deadline: February 1, 2019    

Winfield Solutions Scholarships

               10 $1000 Scholarships

                Agronomy, crop production or closely related fields

                Dealine: February 1, 2019

Hixson Opportunity Award

            Must attend KU

            Must have faced significant challenges that may hinder ability to go to             college.

            $5000 a year for 4 years

            Deadline: February 1, 2019

Playing With Purpose Scholarship

               For Christian Student Athletes

               Google Playing with a Purpose Scholarship

               Deadline:February 1, 2018

NWFA Education & Research Foundation Wood Studies Scholarship

GPA of 3.0 or higher
             ACT at least 25
             Going to a for year school in Forestry, Environmental Science or                      Natural Reaources
             Deadline: February 1, 2018
North Central Kansas Catbacker Club Scholarship

            Student planning to attend KSU

            4 - $350 Scholarships

            Deadline: February 3, 2018

Center for the Arts

Kansas Regional  Scholastic Art Awards 2018

                Go to www.artandwriting.org

Kansas Youth Leadership Academy

               Provides knowledge, behaviors and motivation

                to participate in the leadership process.

                Held on several dates at several Kansas 

                Colleges and Universities                

                Register at www.developingleaders

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

                Visit www.axa-achievement.com

                375 winners nationwide

                Scholarships of $2000

                Deadline: February 1, 2019

Rolling Hills Youth Tour Trip and Scholarship 

                  Must be a Rolling Hills Electric Customer

                   Application Deadline: January 15,  2019
                   Applicant will then be sent a packet that needs to be returned by                      February 12, 2018

Best Buy  and other companies Scholarships

        1200 $1000 Scholarships

        Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience.

        Go to collegescholarships.org/scholarships/companies

        Dead line: February 16, 2019

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities

        Graduating Seniors of custodial workers

         4   $1000 scholarships

         Go to http://kadpf.org/index.html for an application

          Deadline: February 15, 2019


American Legion Scholarships                        

            Restrictions apply. Many times applicant must be a 

            son or daughter of an American Legion member or 

            Sons of American Legion member.

                These scholarships are now online at www.ksamlegion.org.

                National High School Oratorical Contest

                    Compete for scholarships

                    Due January 5, 2018

                    For more information go to www.legion.org

              For scholarship and financial aid information go to                                             www.legion.org/needalift

              The following are due February 15

              Music Committe Scholarship 

              Shooting Sports Scholarship

              Hobble (LPN) Nursing Scholarship

              Eagle Scout of the Year

              Hugh A. Smith Scholarship

              Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarship

              Albert M. Lappin Scholarship

              Rosedale Post 346 Scholarships

              Charles W. & Annette Hill Scholarship

               U.S. "Udie" Grant Scholarship

                Jay B. Thielen Scholarship

              The following are due July 15.

              Dr. "Click" Cowger Baseball Scholarship

              American Legion Baseball Leadership Scholarship

              Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship   

      Go to www.legion.org/needalift for more information on Legion                         Scholarship


Kansas Board of Regents:  Ethnic Minority Scholarship, Nursing Scholarship, State Scholarship, and Teacher Scholarship, Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant, Kansas Military Service Scholarship and the KansasNational Guard Educational Assistance

            Requirements vary

            Must attend Kansas school next year

            Must fill out State of Kansas Student Application

            Application and information - visit www.kansasregents.org

             For paper copies see Mr. Voelker

             $12.00 fee          

 Kansas Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship requires an obligation to practice as 

an LPN or RN in Kansas and you must work for your

 sponsor the number of years that you received financial

 support from them.  (Ranges from $2500 to $3500)

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

This scholarship requires a commitment to teach in 

Kansas in a specified curriculum or in an underserved 

area in the State.

Must teach in Special Education, Foreign Language,

 Mathematics or Science.

          Other requirements apply

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

            Need based

            For those attending the one of the seventeen private 

            colleges or universities in Kansas, the six public 

            universities or Washburn.

            FAFSA must be mailed by March 15.

Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

        Must attend a Kansas Technical School and complete certification 

         or degree in specific approved programs.

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

         Must have minimum ACT score of 21; or

         Minimum High School GPA of 3.00; or

         High school rank in upper 33%; or

         Completion of Kansas Scholars Cirrculum

Kansas State Scholarship

         Must receive a letter stating that you were designated by the KBOR.

         Can re-apply each year of college before May 1st.

         Up to $1000 annually

         Must be financially eligible.


Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

(KACRAO) Scholarship

            To reward quality leadership in high school

            4 $250 scholarships

            1 for each type of school-  4 year public, 4 year private,

               community college and technical/vocational      

             Must attend KACRAO member school

             Need at least a 3.25 GPA and ACT Composite = 22

            Application - kacrao.memberclicks.net/kacrao-scholarship 

            Deadline: March 1, 2019   


USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship

                Go to www.usafunds.org/scholarship

                 Deadline:February 15, 2018

National Honor Society Scholarships
Go to the NHS scholarship section on the National Honor Society                   Website

Deadline: February 16, 2019

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

           Scholarships up to $100,000           
           50 Scholarships for up to $25,000/year

            Renewable for up to 4 years

            Must major in a specified course of study on engineering,                                 technology or design, with interest in the automotive industry

            Visit www.buickachievers.com for more information.

            Deadline: February 27, 2019

Dr. Larry Erickson Incoming Lutheran Scholarship

                2 $1500 Scholarships

                For Lutheran gentlemen entering K-State

                Deadline: February 25, 2019  (Eligible for both scholarships)

                Deadline: May 13, 2019 (Eligible for second scholarship)

                See Mr. Voelker for application

Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship

               Priority to students going into Environmental Sciences
               Deadline: February 28, 2019

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Scholarships

            1 - $500 Jim Lee Memorial Agribusiness/Agronomy Scholarship

            3 - $1500 Agribusiness/ Agronomy Scholarships

             $1500 Dr. David Whitman Agronomy Scholarship

            For students planning to major in agronomy, crop science , ag                         engineering 

            professional ag-chemical application or a related field of study.

            Applications available at www.ksagretailers.org/about/scholarship-program/

            Deadline: March 1, 2019

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship


                Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair

                See Mr. Voelker for application

                Deadline: March 1, 2019

Greater Salina Community Foundation Scholarships

 For information on the following five GSCF scholarships
       go to http://gscf.org/funds-and-guidelines or

Sunshine Scholarship

Major in medical field (preference nursing) or
education field (preference teaching) or
recognized trade field (preference cosmetology) 
May not be a Valedictorian or Salutatorian                
                 Deadline: March 1

Cloud County Ceramics Masonry Scholarship

Going into Masonry Program at Tech College
Deadline: March 1

Alma Olson & Michael Olson Scholarship

Going to NCKTC
Going into building trades
May also be a "non-traditional" student
Deadline: March 1

Mary Olson & Viola Olson Gustafson Scholarship Going to CCCC
Going into nursing or related field
Preference to top quartile of graduating class
May also be a "non-traditional" student
Deadline: March 1

Orpha J. & Ernest Milbradt Scholarship (Renewable) Must attend KU or KSU
3.5 or higher GPA
Participated with success in extracurricular school activities
Strong sense of community involvement
Merit being the same, awards will be base on need
Deadline: March 1

Perennial Plant Association

5 $1000 Scholarships
Winners must attend symposium in Baltimore, MD 
Must be going into Horticulture or related field
Deadline: March 4, 2019

Foundation for Rural Service's Youth Tour

                All expense paid trip to Washingtion, DC

                Must be 16 or 17 at the time of the tour  (June 5-9, 2010)

                See Mr. Voelker for an application and information

                Deadline March 5, 2019

Better Business Bureau
Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards

$2000 scholarship

Awarded to students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community.

Go to http://bbb.org/h/mqf

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Sigma Nu Excellence Scholarship

            Must attend KSU

             Must be a male

             2 $500 scholarships

            Excellence in leadership, academics, community involvement

            Deadline: March 8, 2019

Kansas Grain and Feed Association Scholarships

        1 - Dub and Inez Johnson $500 Memorial Scholarship

        4 - KGFA $500 Scholarships

        7 - KGFA $1000 Scholarships


        Available to students attending any college or university and pursuing

            any field of study.

        Applications available online at www.ksgrainandfeed.org/about/scholarshipprogram

         Deadline: March 2, 2019


Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program

        Recognizes and rewards young volunteers who have helped make their         communities a better place.

          ages 6-12  or 13-18

          Deadline: March 15, 2019

Rural Electric Travel Opportunities

Sponsored by Blue Valley Telecommnication

For Juniors (Cannot be 18)

All expenses paid trip to Washington DC 

June 4 - June 8

             Go to Bluevalley.net, click on About us, then Scholarships to

                                download application

Deadline: March 16, 2019 

Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc customers should contact  Anna Foley 785 877-3323 or 800 577-3323.  Deadline: January 13, 2019

There is also a Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO on July 16-22, 2019.

Blue Valley Telecommnication Scholarships

                Go to Bluevalley.net, click on About us, then Scholarships to
                download applications

                BVTC Scholarships   (Deadline: March 17, 2017, 8:00 AM)
                  (Post marked no later than March 17)
                  (Apps. may be personally delivered to main office or left in the 
                  drop box, but must be left before 8:00 AM, March 20, 2017.)


                  Foundation for Rural Services Scholarship
                  (Deadline: March 1, 2019)

                  Foundations for Rural Services Staurulakis Family Scholarships 

                                Visit www.frs.org

                                 4 $5000 scholarships

                                 Deadline March 1, 2019

Giant Communications and JBN Telephone Scholarships

                 Must be Giant or JBN customer
                 Scholarship Application merged with PRIMO scholarship                                   application, three people who get their application forwarded to                       PRIMO will receive a Giant/JBN scholarship.

                 Go to www.giantcomm.net or www.jbntelco.com
                  Deadline: April 7

Pony Express Riders of Kansas Scholarship

            17 Scholarships from $500 - $2000

             Must write an essay

             Deadline: March 15, 2019

              Mr. Voelker will send collected applications on March 11th

Central Valley Ag Scholarship
             Must be entering Ag related field
              20  $1000 scholarships
              Parents must be a stockholder in CVA
              Deadline: March 15, 2019
Cadet Law Enforcement Academy

            Must be a Junior in high school

            Deadline: March 31, 2019


Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

            See Mr. Voelker for application

            Leadership in community services and other extra curricular activities

            Deadline: March 31, 2019


Washington County 4-H Booster Club Scholarship

               Application available from Mr. Voelker

               Deadline: April 1, 2019  

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarships

             Must play high school golf

             5 scholarships awarded  

             $1250 renewable for 4 years

             Go to www.kansasgolf.org/foundation/scholarships

             Deadline: March 27, 2019 

Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials' Association News Elections Service 2011 Scolarship

            Must major in Journalism, Political Science or Communications

             3.0 GPA

             See Mr. Voelker for application

            Deadline: April 3, 2019

The Washington County Saddle Club and 

Rodeo Inc. Scholarship

                 GPA of at least 3.5

                 Majoring in some aspect of agriculture

                  See Mr. Voelker for Application

                 Deadline: April 1, 2019  

Washington County Kansas Livestock Association

 and Kansas Cattle Women Scholarship

                Must raise livestock

                 See Mr. Voelker for Application

                 Dead line: April 15, 2019  

Steve Harper Memorial Scholarship

            Student planning to study photography of natural resources                             curriculum.


            Deadline: April 15, 2019

Insuring Success Kansas Scholarship Contest

See Mr. Voelker for Application
           Deadline: April 15, 2019

Washington County Farm Bureau Scholarship

        Parents/guardians must be Washington County Farm Bureau                           Association Members

         Must become an ambassador

        See Mr. Voelker for application

        Deadline: April 20, 2019

James Komatz/Delta Chi Memorial Scholarship

        Must attend KSU

        Areas of consideration are: Scholarship, leadership, involvement and             service


        Deadline: March 1, 2019

Will to Win Scholarship


        For High School Seniors that have asthma

        Must excel in one of these five categories:

                    Performing Arts

                    Visual Arts (painting , drawing, sculpture, photography,film)

                    Community Service



        Deadline: April 30, 2019

Keenan Jellisson-Knock Fine Arts Scholarship
GPA 2.5 or above
        - Description of students involvement in the arts as well as their future               plans in the arts.
        - A video profile of one or more of the student's artistic endeavors that               illustrate(s) or describe(s) how the arts impacted their life.
        - Email to tgoeckel@usd108.org
        - Deadline: April 15, 2019 12:00 am

FBLA - PLA Scholarship

          Must attend Emporia State University

          See Mr. Voelker for application

          Deadline: April 15, 2019


Kansas Masonic Foundation

             Student Loan and Scholarship Program

              Get a brochure from Mr. Voelker

               Or go to www.kmfonline.org

                Deadline: April 1, 2019

Kansas Society of Public Accountants Scholarship

                Students going into accounting

                 See Mr. Voelker for application

                Act Scores due March 9, 2019

                Applications due April 20, 2019   

RFD 1 Fireman's Auxiliary Scholarship
Priority given to:
Families of fire fighters
    Families of EMT's
Families of Police Officers
Families of County Dipatchers
Students that plan to go into the above fields
Students who have demonstrated volunteerism is important
  See Mr. Voelker for application
Send application to Phyllis Applegarth, 406 2nd Street, Washington, Kansas 66968
Deadline: April 22, 2019

Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest

         See Mr. Voelker   

        Deadline: April 26, 2019

Greenleaf Alumni Scholarship

         Paper and electronic applications are available.

         Deadline: May 1, 2019

$2500 Private College Scholarship

             Go to www.discovercolleges.com to enter a $2500 scholarship drawing


United States Service Academies

            Talk to Mr. Voelker

           Applications due at the beginning of Senior year


        General financial aid information. Includes links to various on-line 

        scholarship searches including free scholarship searches.



        The College Board scholarship search

 K-State Salina Engineering Technology Scholarship

            Go to www.salina.k-state.edu and click on ELITE scholarship

The Christian Connector Inc.

            Students that log on to www.christianconnector.com

            to request information are automatically entered in 

            the $2500 scholarship drawing.

 Nursing Scholarship

            Sponsored by Ira Austin

            Contact: Topeka Community Foundation

                            5431 S.W. 29th Street

                            Topeka, KS 66614

Reed Seed Sales Scholarship


         For all majors but preference is given to Ag related fields.

         Deadline: May 10, 2019


            100 $1000 scholarships through random drawings


Discover Scholarship

            For Juniors

            Go to www.aasa.org/discover.com

TEACH Grant Program

            up to $4000 for persons going into teaching

            Contact the financial aid office at the college 

             you will be attending

             see http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/


             for more information

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
         Go to www.fashion-schools.org
         Scholarship is located st the bottom
         Deadline:  June 1

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
           Go to www.animationcareerreview.com
            Scholarship is on the right side
            Deadline: June 1

Aspiring Business Professionals Scholarship
            Go to www.onlinembareport.com 
            Scholarship located on right side
            Deadline: June 1

2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
       - $1000
       - A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math.
       - A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.
       - Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click on the banner on the
          right-hand side of the website homepage.
        - Deadline June 30

Khan Law Firm Scholarship
          Minimum 3.0 GPA
          Write an essay explaining your plans for your education

Bulldog/NHS Alumni/NHS Scholarships

Bulldog Scholarship Application Form Online.doc
Scholarships for Linn High School graduating seniors
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Memorial Scholarships

Memorial Scholarship Application and Certification Online.doc
Scholarships for Linn High School graduating seniors
Deadline: April 15, 2019

Alumni Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship Association Online.doc
Scholarships for Linn High School graduating seniors
Deadline: April 15, 2019