Scholarship Opportunities    


                                     AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivate students in the furthering of their education. We are offering a $500 scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. You are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Deadline for entry is October 05, 2020 and the essay may be submitted to scholarships@aesengineers.com

         The Horatio Alger Association State/National Scholarship

Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded nearly $143 million in college scholarships to 20,000 deserving students. The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and strength of character, as well as perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree (may transfer from a two-year institution) and have a GPA of 2.0. You may access the online forms at www.scholars.horatioalger.org Scholarship deadline is October 26, 2020. I would highly encourage you to apply, as the number of applicants has been somewhat minimal state-wide.

                        The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola System believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in servitude to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program recognizes and celebrates young people across the country who are committed to make the world a better place.For eligibility requirements and application information, visit

https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ Initial application deadline is October 31, 2020.

                Fairbury Elks Lodge 1203 Scholarship Offerings

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition. Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed. Male and female students compete separately. Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Please find a wealth of information concerning the prestigious Most Valuable Student Scholarship, including the online application, at enf.elks.org/mvs The deadline for the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest is November 15, 2020. If you should have questions, concerning any of this information, please see me!

The Elks Association is also offers a Vocational Scholarship Grant for high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, technical school, or community college. Please access information at http://webpages.charter.net/neelks/elk-scholarship...


                            The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation is an exempt foundation whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships to high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college. These students will graduate from a public high school located in rural communities having fewer than 50,000 residents. Five hundred more scholarships will be awarded in April, 2021. Hagan Scholars attend 358 colleges and universities across 43 states. The dollar amount of each Hagan Scholarship will vary and can be up to $6,000 each semester for eight semesters. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.75 and ranked in top 20% of graduating class. Application deadline for submission is November 15, 2020. Details may be viewed at www.hsfmo.org

I have also enclosed a brochure outlining the scholarship details.

                                            Successories Scholarship

Motivation drives us to succeed--whether it is an internal motivation that keeps us committed to reaching our goals or an external challenge that makes us push forward beyond what we thought possible. Not all people are motivated by the same things, and not all people are motivated to accomplish the same things. Only your motivations are known to you. That is why Successories needs you to tell them, in less than 250 words, what is that X factor that keeps you determined to reach your goals. Let your motivation be that catalyst to enter this scholarship for free money for school. The scholarship essay question is: "We want to know... what motivates you to succeed? Whether it's succeeding in your personal life, academically or in your career, share your motivation with us for a chance to win $1,500 for college." All entries must be received before January 31, 2021.Further details and information may be accessed at https://www.successories.com/scholarship

                                            Rural Voices Youth Contest

“Rural Kansas…Tomorrow’s Possibilities”

The 2020-2021 Rural Voices Youth Contest theme is “Rural Kansas…Tomorrow’s Possibilities.” The NCRPC invites high school seniors in North Central Kansas to prepare an original essay or video based on the contest theme and address the following in their entries:

“Rural Kansas holds many possibilities for the future. How can your community in North Central Kansas overcome challenges and reach its full potential to thrive? What opportunities should be explored to make your community an even better place to live? What is your vision for rural Kansas in 2030?”

For a chance to win $850, candidates must enter an original work based on this theme by preparing an essay or producing a short video. High School seniors in the following counties may participate: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington. In addition to the individual registration for competition, the NCRPC is allowing a team of up to four individuals to work together to complete a video entry. All team members shall be seniors in high school. Additional pertinent information and registration details are available at www.ncrpc.org/ruralvoices. I have included a copy of the flier in this update. Deadline is Tuesday, December 01, 2020.

I would be glad to assist you in the application processes concerning enrollment or scholarship completion. In addition, I would be more than happy to arrange a college visit for you with the educational institutions you are interested in and would like to further explore! Thirdly, you are encouraged to also explore reputable FREE scholarship websites including FastWeb.com, College Board.com, CollegeNet.com, SuperCollege.com, Cappex.com, StudentScholarships.org, Scholarships.com, Niche.com, Petersons.com,  FinAid.com, Scholarship Monkey.com and Chegg.com/scholarships.

I will keep you informed of additional scholarship opportunities as they are made available. Thank you, and once again, I will gladly assist you with the required tasks for completion of required post-secondary applications and scholarships---or any other needs. Please feel free to contact me!