Scholarships and Programs

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


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 24. 2020

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

P. E. O. Star Scholarship

For Females $2500 scholarship
At least 3.0 GPA
Deadline: Information to PEO Chapter by October 20, 2020

Coke Scholarships

Go to www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Deadline: October 31, 2020

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, 2020

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 10, 2020

The Hagen Scholarships

20 Scholarships given in Kansas, up to $5000 per semester.
For more information go to Haganscholarships.org .
Deadline: November 15, 2020

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: December 2, 2020

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, 2020

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

500 Scholarships given.
Download application at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm
Deadline: November 15, 2020

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/civiclea...
Deadline: 5:00 PM, December 2, 2020

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, 2020

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 in association 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, 2020

Southeast Community College Scholarships

For those attending SCC
Go to www.southeast.edu
Open December 1, 2020 to February 22, 2021

Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. Scholarships

Parents or Guardians must be a member of the Bluestem.
Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Deadline: December 12. 2020.

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-entrepr...
Deadline: December 18, 2020

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, 2021

Burger King Scholars Program

Visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProg...
Deadline: December 15, 2020

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship

For someone with MS or who has a parent with MS
Visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship
Deadline: January 15, 2021

Prairie Land Electric Youth Tour Contest

Must be a Prairie Land Electric customer
For Juniors
Deadline: January 13, 2021

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, 2019
Deadline: January 7, 2021

Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship 

Ask Mr. Voelker for an application or go to kskiwanis.org
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Phi Kappa Theta Man of Achievement Scholarship

Must attend KSU
One $1000 and two $500 scholarships
Go towww.ksuphikaps.com/mof for application and information
Deadline: February 1, 2021

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 (Relative)

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 Honorary Scholarship

For males attending Kansas State University
Minimum GPA 3.00
Deadline: February 1, 2021

Winfield Solutions Scholarships

10 $1000 Scholarships
Agronomy, crop production or closely related fields
Deadline: February 1, 2021

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, 2021

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 Resources
Deadline: February 1, 2021

North Central Kansas Catbacker Club Scholarship

Student planning to attend KSU
4 - $350 Scholarships
Deadline: February 3, 2021

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, 2021

Rolling Hills Youth Tour Trip and Scholarship 

Must be a Rolling Hills Electric Customer
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021 
Applicant will then be sent a packet that needs to be returned by February 12, 2020

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
Deadline: February 16, 2021

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities

Graduating Seniors of custodial workers
4 $1000 scholarships
Go to http://kadpf.org for an application
Deadline: February 15, 2021

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, 2021
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 Kansas National 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 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, 2021

National Honor Society Scholarships

Go to the NHS scholarship section on the National Honor Society Website
Deadline: February 16, 2021

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, 2021

Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship 

Priority to students going into Environmental Sciences
Deadline: February 28, 2021

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, 2021

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship

Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair
See Mr. Voelker for application
Deadline: March 1, 2021

Greater Salina Community Foundation Scholarships

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

http://communityfoundationforcloudcounty.org/funds... guidelines/

Sunshine Scholarship

Major in the 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, 2021

Foundation for Rural Service's Youth Tour

All expense paid trip to Washington, 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, 2021

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, 2021

Sigma Nu Excellence Scholarship

Must attend KSU
Must be a male
2 $500 scholarships
Excellence in leadership, academics, community involvement
Deadline: March 8, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

Rural Electric Travel Opportunities

Sponsored by Blue Valley Telecommunication
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, 2021
Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc customers should contact Anna Foley 785 877-3323 or 800 577-3323. Deadline: January 13, 2021
There is also a Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO on July 16-22, 2021.

Blue Valley Telecommnication Scholarships

Go to bluevalley.net, click on giving back, then Scholarships to download applications
BVTC Scholarships (Deadline: Second Saturday in March)

Foundation for Rural Services Scholarship (Deadline: March 1, 2021)
Foundations for Rural Services Staurulakis Family Scholarships
Visit www.frs.org
4 $5000 scholarships
Deadline March 1, 2021

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, 2021
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, 2021

Cadet Law Enforcement Academy

Must be a Junior in high school
Deadline: March 31, 2021

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

See Mr. Voelker for application
Leadership in community services and other extracurricular activities
Deadline: March 31, 2021

Washington County 4-H Booster Club Scholarship

Application available from Mr. Voelker
Deadline: April 1, 2021

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarships

Must play high school golf
5 scholarships awarded
$1250 renewable for 4 years
Go to kansasgolffoundation.org

Deadline: March 27, 2021

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

Must major in Journalism, Political Science or Communications
3.0 GPA
See Mr. Voelker for application
Deadline: April 3, 2021

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, 2021

Washington County Kansas Livestock Association and Kansas CattleWomen Scholarship

Must raise livestock
See Mr. Voelker for Application
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Steve Harper Memorial Scholarship

Student planning to study photography of natural resources curriculum.
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Insuring Success Kansas Scholarship Contest

See Mr. Voelker for Application
Deadline: April 15, 2021

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, 2021

James Komatz/Delta Chi Memorial Scholarship

Must attend KSU
Areas of consideration are: Scholarship, leadership, involvement and service
Deadline: March 1, 2021

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
  • Athletics
  • Science

Deadline: April 30, 2021

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, 2021 12:00 am

FBLA - PLA Scholarship

Must attend Emporia State University
See Mr. Voelker for application
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Kansas Masonic Foundation

Student Loan and Scholarship Program
Get a brochure from Mr. Voelker
Or go to www.kmfonline.org
Deadline: April 1, 2021

Kansas Society of Public Accountants Scholarship

Students going into accounting
See Mr. Voelker for application
Act Scores due March 9, 2021
Applications due April 20, 2021

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, 2021

Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest

See Mr. Voelker
Deadline: April 26, 2021

Greenleaf Alumni Scholarship

Paper and electronic applications are available.
Deadline: May 1, 2021

$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 online 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, 2021


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 

Google: Teach Grant Program

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship 

Go to www.fashion-schools.org
The scholarship is located at the bottom
Deadline: June 1

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

Go to www.animationcareerreview.com
The scholarship is on the right side
Deadline: June 1

Aspiring Business Professionals Scholarship 

Go to www.onlinembareport.com
Scholarship located on the right side
Deadline: June 1

2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

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


Scholarships for Linn High School graduating seniors
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Memorial Scholarships


Scholarships for Linn High School graduating seniors
Deadline: April 15, 2021

Alumni Scholarships


Scholarships for Linn High School graduating seniors
Deadline: April 15, 2021