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! 

 Scholarship Update

October, 2020

                       Heisman High School Scholarship

The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. Applying for the Heisman High School Scholarship is your chance to earn a scholarship toward college, as well as local, state, and national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one eligible sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes. 100 scholarships to students ranging from $500 - $5,000 will be awarded. Please visit HeismanScholarship.com to learn more and to apply. Students must submit their application by 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET on October 20, 2020 in order to be considered.

              DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree. This contest requires the supervised writing of an essay, as well as a personal outline consisting of a description of how you have tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen. Only one senior from our school can be selected for this honor. If you have interest in applying for this opportunity, please let me know no later than November 06, 2020. I also have details concerning the protocol of this scholarship contest in my office. Please feel free to stop by and view the documents.

          The 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

This unique program provides an ideal opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. State-level honors include receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award, an unrestricted award of $1,000, a medallion, and a trip to Washington, D.C. in the spring. An application may be located online at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. Deadline for online application completion is November 10, 2020. Additional information is included in this packet and also available for viewing in my office.

               2021 United States Senate Youth Program

The Kansas State Department of Education invites public and private high schools to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program. This program identifies outstanding high school juniors and seniors interested in government, history, and politics. Students must have a desire to serve others in a leadership role, have high academic achievements and high aspirations for college. Each delegate will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship, subject to scholarship rules. Completed applications are due November 20, 2020. The application, along with the application process, may be accessed at http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Fiscal-and-Administrative-Services/Communications-and-Recognition-Programs/Senate-Youth

        National Honor Society Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2020-21 NHS Scholarship Program have now opened. All NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply. A total of $2 million will be awarded—the highest amount ever in a single year— disbursed among 600 NHS seniors. NHS students are among those considered to make their higher education dreams more affordable. Deadline to submit all portions of the application form is December 01, 2020. If pertinent, I have enclosed the 2020-2021 NHS Scholarship Application Procedures.

                          RUDD Foundation Scholarship

The RUDD Foundation is offering a scholarship opportunity to students who will be attending either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita State University. I have enclosed a flyer outlining the scholarship eligibility requirements. Pertinent information, as well as the scholarship application, may be accessed at www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships/ The application window is from October 12 to December 11, 2020.

  Senior Scholarship Opportunities

     Additional for October, 2020

                               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. In addition to the monetary award, students join a thriving network of nearly 2,800 Cooke Scholars. This highly competitive scholarship includes up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, ability to pursue any area of study, and personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid. Deadline for applying is October 30, 2020. The application and details are available at https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/

             Masonic Lodge Scholarship

The Kansas Masonic Essay Contest has been in existence for 60 years and has awarded more than $300,000 statewide to deserving high school students Each year, the Masonic School Essay Contest donates $12,000 to deserving high school students for their 300-500-word essays. Essays will be judged on originality, research, and the development of the topic. Essays must be submitted to the local lodge on or before November 01, 2020. I have enclosed a flier outlining details.

Essays may be sent to: Kevin Throm

Marysville Lodge #91

601 Oak Street

Marysville, KS 66508

In addition, I am also including a brochure outlining the Kansas Masonic Scholarships. Applications are accepted from December 01, 2020 to March 15, 2021.

     Save @ School Scholarship

Sunflower Union Pacific Credit Union offers a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior. The determining criterion involves the senior who makes the most deposits during their high school career. In order to gain a “scholarship point,” the deposit must be at least a $5.00 minimum. Please see me for questions and details.

Additional Information

In the month of October, Manhattan Area Technical College is offering a fee waiver for all interested high school seniors completing our online application if they enter the code APPLYKAN20 in the payment field.


            Senior Scholarship Update

                         November, 2020

Kansas State Chapter of ACACIA Fraternity

The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming male freshmen at the Manhattan Campus of Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. Priority deadline is December 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Application copies can be accessed and submitted online at: www.acaciaksstate.org

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. Scholarship winners are ethnically and economically diverse, and share the qualities of ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family, and community, and the ability to succeed in college. Deadline for the 2020-2021 program year is now open until December 15, 2020. Applications can be found by going tohttps://studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9591/axa_achievement_scholarship_scholarship.php

Burger King Scholars Program

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program has awarded $35 million in scholarships to more than 33,000 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2018 alone, the Foundation awarded $3.7 million to more than 3,400 students in North America. Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2020. Applications can be found by going to https://bk-scholars.com/

Kansas State University Test-Optional Awards

K-State is offering more scholarship opportunities than ever before! K-State admitted students are automatically reviewed for general university scholarships/awards that take their GPA and ACT/SAT score into consideration. K-State is now offering test-optional awardsthat do not require them to submit their ACT/SAT score. If you want to be considered for scholarships based on other factors, please complete the supplemental application by January 05, 2021. Information can be found at https://www.k-state.edu/sfa/aid/scholarships/future-students/

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program and receive ongoing leadership-development support. The online application may be accessed at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs. The deadline for this scholarship is January 05, 2021.

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Every year, Grow Ag Leaders awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying in ag-related fields. In 2021, more than 350 scholarships totaling more than $500,000 will be awarded across the U.S. Agriculture creates nearly 54,000 jobs each year, and almost half of these go unfilled. It’s up to farming communities to remind students that a career in ag is beneficial to both their own personal success stories and our growing population. Grow Ag Leaders asks farmers to endorse high school seniors or college students for a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship to support their higher education studies in ag-related fields. America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students (including non-FFA members) can apply now for a $1,500 scholarship. There are countless and diverse career opportunities in agriculture beyond farming! Deadline for the application is January 14, 2021. Apply at www.ffa.org/scholarships or https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders

Kansas State Department of Education

Association of Educational Office Professionals

Margaret Van Horn Scholarship

Funds for the Margaret Van Horn Scholarship have been allocated by members of the Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP). The scholarship program is open to current Kansas High School, College, and/or Technical School students. Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in an education or business-related program. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours (at least half-time). Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational facility within the state of Kansas. A scholarship is awarded annually. The amount is based on gifts and funds raised by the association. The amount for this year is $300.00. Use of the scholarship award is intended to offset the cost of tuition, books, class fees, supplies, or other scholastic expenses. Applications must be postmarked by January 14, 2021. I have enclosed a copy of the application.

Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship

The Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship provides financial assistance to make it possible for high school graduates with cooperative knowledge, scholastic merit and extra-curricular achievements to continue their education. Eligibility requirements include being a current high school senior whose parents/guardians are members of Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. and who are enrolling in an accredited university or college, including junior, community, and vocational or technical college. Bluestem Electric Cooperative will award six $750 scholarships and four $500 scholarships. The online application and test must be completed and submitted by Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Information may be accessed at https://bluestemelectric.com/content/high-school-senior-scholarships

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. The District 1 contest application is due by January 30, 2021. I have included a packet of material outlining the purpose and procedure.

The Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors

The Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors awards up to four annual scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 per semester) to up to four full-time students. Both men and women, attending a vocational/technical school, and pursuing a certificate or associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, are eligible to apply. The recipients will be chosen based on their interest in entering one of these fields of study, upon completion of their certificate or associates degree. Selection is based on the individual’s general aptitude and personal traits that are conducive to success in these fields of study. To remain eligible the recipient must be enrolled full-time starting the fall semester of the year in which the scholarship is awarded . Once a student has completed the first year of school, they may reapply for the scholarship for their second year, but must meet all qualifications. Application must be postmarked by February 01, 2021. I have enclosed the application and additional information.

Central Valley Ag Scholarship

The Central Valley Ag Scholarship Program is to assist the further education of students of CVA member-owners and CVA employees interested in pursuing higher education in an agriculturally related field. CVA will offer (16) $1,000 scholarships to students of CVA member-owners and (4) $1,000 scholarships to students of CVA employees. The 2020-2021 CVA Scholarship Program is now open for applications. Complete guidelines and the application may be accessed at cvacoop.om/careers The scholarship deadline is March 01, 2021.