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                 OPPORTUNITIES            (For more information please stop by the counselor's office, contact Mrs. Payne

at the High School, or go to the website in the description if there is one listed.) 

Name and Description  Amount  Deadline

The Horatio Alger Kansas Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Kansas who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education. Students may apply online August 1-October 25 at: 


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Kansas Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Kansas, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation;
  • have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution);
  • critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided);
  • involvement in co-curricular and community activities;
  • demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0);
  • be a resident of Kansas; and
  • be a citizen of the United States
  October 25, 2017

The Wichita Electrical JATC is a 4-year electrical apprenticeship for inside wireman.  During our program our apprentices receive 960 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on the job training. Upon graduation our students have the experience and knowledge to pass the Block Exam and obtain their Journeyman’s License.

Our requirements are that applicants be a high school graduate or have their GED, completed at least 1 year of Algebra I or higher with a passing grade, have a valid driver’s license and their birth certificate.  We will also need an official copy of the applicant’s high school transcripts.

Applications are taken year round at the Workforce Alliance Center located at 1220 E. 1st Street , Wichita, KS 67201 Monday through Friday during business hours.  There is a $25 application fee that needs to be in the form of a money order.

Aptitude Tests are held monthly from November to June.  Interviews are conducted monthly from January to July.  Selection of Apprentices starts in March.  First Year Apprenticeship Classes start every August.

For more information about our program you may visit our website or contact our business office at 316-264-9231 during office hours.

A good place to search for scholarships!


Annual Grand Lodge of AF & AFM of Kansas 2017 Essay Contest


Foundational values of Freemasonry include charity, relief, and service to mankind.

How does your personal involvement in serving others make a positive impact, whether in your community, your nation, or your world?


Open to juniors and seniors.  Essays will be picked up at the high school on November 1st.





Honorable Mention=$500 each

November 1

Hagan Scholarship

Description of Scholarship

The Hagan Scholarships are intended for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college.  

Each Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $5,000 per semester.

  1. The dollar amount of each scholarship will be determined each semester by HSF by totaling the actual cost for Tuition and Fees, estimated cost for Room and Board published on the college or university website; then, deducting the dollar amount of  ALL grants, scholarships, and awards received by the recipient.
  2. Personal and transportation costs are the responsibility of the recipient.
  3. Parents must pay their FAFSA EFC, if any, at the start of each semester in order to be eligible for funding of a Hagan Scholarship. 
  4. The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, grants and awards received by recipient.
  5. Recipients meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for a Study Abroad Award after their sophomore year of college.
  6. Recipients must attend a mandatory free summer workshop prior to the start of each academic year of college.
  7. Recipients must work a minimum of 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college.
  8. Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven (7) additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria, attends the mandatory workshops.

Eligibility Requirements:  

1.  Must be a resident of an eligible state.

2.  Must have attended as a junior and senior in an eligible high school.

3.  Must be a student in the 2017 high school graduating class.

4.  Must have achieved a 3.50 CGPA or higher

5.  Must score 23 or higher on the ACT.

6.  Must enroll in a four year college the fall semester following high school graduation.

7.  Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college.

8.  Must complete the FAFSA in 2017 using 2016 tax information.  FAFSA EFC must be less than $7500.

9.  Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

10.  Must not have been convicted of a felony.

Application Deadline is November 15, 2017

Finalists interviewed and not awarded a scholarship will receive $1000.00.

More information and the application can be found at



Up to $5000 per semester November15, 2016

The Lane County Conservation District is once again offering scholarships to Lane County high school senior students either attending high school or are home schooled in Lane County.  There are up to three scholarships available for $500 each and are intended for students who plan to enter into the Agricultural and/or Conservation fields.  The Conservation field applies to Agricultural Conservation or a Natural Resource Conservation field (i.e. wind, solar, fuel, etc.).


Requirements for qualification: 

  1. A one page, single spaced essay on why the student is interested in the field and what they would like to do in the future within their field of choice.
  2. Winners will have to turn in a copy of their 1st or 2nd semester enrollment information with their major declared to the District prior to payment being issued.  If there’s a change in major that is not in the field, the scholarship will no longer be awarded.
  3. You must be a resident & attend school in Lane County.


Essays are due to the Lane County Conservation District by January 6, 2017.  A cover form is required with the essay which includes their name, PO Box or mailing address and phone number.  They will be invited to attend our annual meeting in February 2017 to be recognized.  Scholarships will be awarded after enrollment information is received.


January 6, 2017




Each year, the program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,00 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit, or follow us on Facebook at Deadline: January 5, 2017

$10,000 January 5, 2017

The Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas Scholarship Committee located in Dodge City offers many scholarships for students in Southwest Kansas. The application will be available online at


It is a wonderful way to apply for many scholarships and you only have to fill out one application!

Amounts Vary February 1,2017

The Kansas State Chapter of Acacia Fraternity would like you to know of a scholarship for young men who plan to attend Kansas State University in the fall in Manhattan and who display motivation for personal success and an interest in studying the principles of leadership.  Acacia is awarding one leadership scholarship in the amount of $1000 and two in the amount of $500 each to incoming male freshmen at KSU.  Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of merit as displayed on the application as well as in an interview.  These scholarships are not membership dependent.  Applications will be accepted until January 8, 2017, with a priority deadline for applications being December 18, 2016.  The scholarship committee will contact all applicants within two weeksafter the deadline to schedule an interview.
Applications can be found and submitted online at

$500-$1000 December 18, 2016
If you are planning a career in an agricultural related field there is a scholarship available from the Wet Walnut Creek Watershed District and from the State Association of Kansas Watersheds. The Wet Walnut Creek Watershed Joint District No. 58 sent a letter announcing that they are offering their annual scholarship award in the amount of $300.00 from the state and also a scholarship in the amount of $500 from the district.  The scholarship is offered to promote agriculture, water quality, or soil and water conservation.  It will be awarded to someone in the watershed district who is a senior.  They will then be nominated to the State Association of Kansas Watersheds to be considered for their scholarship.  The student should be planning a career in an agricultural related field:  ag business, water and soil conservation, water quality, ag engineering, agronomy, marketing, veterinary medicine or many ag related specialized fields. 


Applications must be the to Wet Walnut Creek Watershed Office in LaCrosse by March 15, 2017.  An electronic copy of the application may be requested by e-mailing Kim Corsair at 
$300-$500 March 15, 2017
Kansas Wesleyan University has announced their inaugural academic scholarship competition. This is for students who posses an ACT times GPA composite of 94 or greater, the competition determines who is named to the KWU Eisenhower Scholars program.


The Eisenhower Scholarships, valued at 90% of tuition ($26,082 for 2017-2018 academic year), will be awarded yearly to 2-3 students and are renewable. Candidates also qualify for participation in Arete, the KWU Honors Program.


January 28,2017, the scholarship competition provides students the opportunity to work with KWU faculty in three distinct evaluation areas. Candidates will interview with two professors, write an essay on an assigned topic stemming from reading distributed in advance, and also participate in a problem solving/logic activity.


To register for the Eisenhower Scholars competition go to

$26,082 January 28,2017

S&T is  offering twelve post-secondary scholarships to students in their senior year of high school. One of the scholarships will be given to a senior from Dighton.The $250 scholarships are awarded on a semester basis and may be renewed up to seven times.

To be eligible, the student must be a senior in high school, reside in the exchange with their parent who is a customer in good standing with S&T, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 If a student does not meet the GPA, they may submit the application and provide justification for not meeting that requirement.

To apply, the student is required to complete the attached application and return it along with their official school transcript. Applications should be submitted by March 17, 2017 to: S&T, Attention Scholarship Committee, PO Box 99, Brewster, KS 67732. 

The application can be found at,  If you have any questions you may email Heather McDonald at or call 1-800-432-8294.

$250 Renewable March 17,2017

If your family is a member of Frontier Ag you are eligible to apply for a scholarship through their business.  You must fill out a scholarship application, write an essay and include a transcript when you apply.  For more information stop by Mrs. Payne’s room.

Frontier Ag., Inc. Scholarship Guidelines:


New Application:

Must be a High School senior with a minimum of 3.0 GPA Must live with a parent or guardian who is a member in good standing of Frontier Ag., Inc. Submit to any Frontier Ag., Inc. location Scholarship Application must include: 1) Application page printed off of Frontier Ag, Inc. website 2) One-page essay stating your plans for the future and how this scholarship will benefit you while attending college/trade school 3) High School transcript

Renewal Application:

Must maintain a 2.7 GPA Must provide current semester transcript and class schedule for the following semester Reminders will not be sent for renewals Submit to: Rachel Gilliland Frontier Ag., Inc. PO Box 248 Oakley, KS 67748 NEW applications due March 1. RENEWAL applications due Sep 15/Mar 15.

$250 Renewable March 15,2017
Masonic Lodge Scholarships


Please read through these Masonic Lodge Scholarships that are offered.  

This link explains the scholarships well:

This link has the application:

Applications are due by March 31 and you do not have to be a Mason or be related to a Mason to apply.

  March 31, 2017



NAME: Kansas Association for Family and Community Education Scholarship.

PURPOSE:  The KAFCE Scholarship is provided to give financial assistance to students presently attending or planning to attend a 2 year or 4 year Kansas College or University majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences, a field related to family issues, or an Allied Health field such as Physical Therapy, Family Counseling, Nursing, Medical Doctor.  

DONORS:  Funds for this scholarship are provided through voluntary contributions of members of Kansas FCE.

AMOUNTS:  The amount and number of scholarships will be determined annually by the KAFCE Board.

PROCEDURE:  Complete KAFCE Scholarship Application form and send to KAFCE President, Dorene Reimer, 1294 West County Road P—Leoti, KS 67861.

Deadline is June 1


A.  Be willing to submit verification of enrollment in Family and Consumer Science field   or related family issues field.

B.  Clearly indicate financial need.

C.  Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours per semester.

D.  Be a resident of Kansas.

E.  The recipient of the scholarship must furnish the KAFCE President with proof of enrollment.  Send information about where the scholarship funds are to be sent atthe college or university you are attending, including the name of the College or University contact person, his/ her address, and your student ID number.  At that time, half the scholarship will be sent to the school and applied directly to your account.  After the successful completion of first semester and proof of second semester enrollment is sent to the KAFCE President (address  above), the remaining half of the scholarship will be applied directly to your account.

Refer to the website to find the application form.

  June 1, 2017
The County Weed Directors Association of Kansas offers a 4-$250 scholarships for students who plan to major in the field of agriculture.  All documents are due to the chairman of the scholarship committee by February 1.  If you would like a copy of the application, please stop by Mrs. Payne’s room. $250 Feb 1, 2017

2017 Wild West Catbackers Scholarship Application

The Wild West Catbackers will have scholarships available for students who will be attending Kansas State University in the fall of 2017. I’ve attached the application and ask that you pass it on to any seniors that would be interested, or alumni that are currently or planning on attending K-State in the fall. Please accept the scholarships through the end of April.  To get a copy of the application form please see Mrs. Payne.

You may send the applications to my attention at:

Wild West Catbackers

% Nicole Stieben

122 West Buckeye

Ness City, KS 67560

  End of April

Caleb Schultz Agency Scholarship

The Caleb Schultz Agency is proud to announce a brand new scholarship opportunity.  All graduating seniors are eligible and encouraged to apply.  The winning candidate will be selected based upon the application answers, with high emphasis placed on community involvement and leadership capacities.

Applications are due by April 15.  Please stop by the Spanish room to received a copy of the application.

  April 15,2017

Luke Schemm

We received a fax from the family of Luke Schemm announcing the 'Luke Schemm Live the Legacy Scholarship'.  They will be awarding up to $2000 in scholarship.  

To apply you will need to complete: 

1.  the application form (you may get a copy in my classroom)

2.   a one page essay on "What does it mean to live the legacy" or "What does it mean to leave a legacy".  

3.  your resume

Mail the completed information to David and Lisa Schemm, 1085 Road 17A, Sharon Springs, KS  67758.

up to $2000  


  The Southwest Kansas Bar Association is sponsoring its annual scholarship essay contest for all qualified seniors attending a high school in the twenty-nine county area served by the Association. 

The essay must be on the subject of the American Bar Association 2017 Law Day theme.  The 2017 Law Day theme is AThe 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy.”

The essay must be no more than 300 words, typewritten, double spaced, and attached to the application form provided by the Association.  Winners will be chosen based upon writing skills, content, academic achievements, and potential for making a contribution to society. 

The Southwest Kansas Bar Association will award, at the discretion of the Board of Directors:  Five (5) scholarships of $1,000.00 each. 

Contest winners will be selected by April 15, 2016, and will be announced at the Awards Banquet or Graduation Program of the winner=s school.  All scholarships will be paid to the Registrar upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or vocation school for the 2016 fall term. 

The deadline for submitting the completed application and essay is 5:00 p.m, March 15, 2017    

To get an application please stop by the Spanish room.


Southwest Kansas Bar Association

Law Day Scholarship Essay Contest

c/o Hon. Linda Gilmore

200 E. 6th Street

Hugoton, KS    67951



March 15, 2017


The O’Brate Foundation scholarship

application for the 2017-18 school year is now open at Students will need to sign up for an account in order to start the application process. The deadline for completing the application is May 1, 2017. We appreciate early submissions and ask that students use a personal, not school issued, e-mail address.

Scholarship Qualifications

  • Financial Need
  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Full-time student for fall of 2017
  • Determination to succeed


The scholarship awards are based on financial need and will vary in size from $1,000-$5,000 annually. This year we will be awarding approximately 40 scholarships, so we would appreciate your help by encouraging only students who meet the financial qualifications to apply for this need-based scholarship. The following are tips to help your students determine if they fall within our definition of financial need and to help them navigate the FAFSA Summary section of the application.

$1000-$5000 May 1, 2017



To apply for the Altar Society Scholarship awarded to a High School Senior who is a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, please provide the information requested on the application. Please submit the information in typed format and return to Diana Kuhlman,  Box 421, Dighton, KS 67839 by March 31, 2017.

This will give the committee time to review the application and the winner will be announced at graduation Mass in May
  March 31, 2017

Lane-Scott Electric Scholarship

If you are entering into the field of electric utility, you can apply for a $500 scholarship from Lane-Scott Electric.  To get an application, stop by Lane-Scott Electric or log onto to download an application.


All applications are due back by April 17, 2017

   April 17, 2017

Hutchinson News

below is the link to an application for a scholarship offered by The Hutchinson News that we ask you pass on to any Seniors at your schools contemplating studying a career in journalism. The application deadline is March 15. For any questions, contact Amy Bickel,  whose information is  below. Thanks,

John Green, The Hutchinson News


Amy Bickel
Editor, Kansas Agland 

The Hutchinson News

(800) 766-3311 Ext. 320

Follow me on Twitter: @KansasAgland @KsAgJournalist

  April 15,2017

First Christian Church Scholarship

The Scholarship given by the First Christian Church is now available. The scholarship committee of this church has established the following criteria for awarding scholarships:

1. The student is to be active, but not necessarily a member, in the First Christian Church of Dighton, Kansas.

2. All students with a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.00 or above will be considered for approval.

3. Activities in Church, School, and community are considered important.

4. High school seniors, college students continuing their education and graduate students may apply.

5. There is no limit to the number of years a student may receive a scholarship.

6. DHS Seniors must pick up scholarship applications from the church office or see Mrs. Payne.

*Applications must be received in the church office on or before March 30.

NOTE! In order for an application to be considered, the church's own application form must be used.

The church secretary may be contacted for any further information. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm

  March 30,2017
KJIL and KHYM radio are offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from across the heartland.

To qualify, students must be graduating this spring and will be enrolling full time for the Fall of 2017 at a Christian college or university.

To apply, submit an application, a copy of your transcript, a cover letter and a resume addressing the following points:

  • Statement of faith
  • Intended field of Christian ministry and motivation for that pursuit.
  • Letter of recommendation from your pastor, youth pastor or church leader.
  • Honors received while in high school
  • Activities in which you have participated while in high school
  • Organizations you have been involved with including school, church and community

Applications are available by calling KJIL/KHYM at 620-873-2991. You can also find the scholarship application at

Deadline for entry is March 31st, 2017.

$1,000 March 31, 2017

Lane County Arts Council

The Lane County Arts Council offers a $200 scholarship for a Lane County graduate who chooses fine arts, art therapy or art education as a major in their higher education.  If you would like an application form, please stop by the counselors office.  All applications are due by March 1st

$200 March 1,2017

Jim Johnson Scholarship

I would like to inform you of a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors.  In 2007, the High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA) established the Jim Johnson scholarship.  The AMS and NWA are professional organizations, their mission being to support and promote excellence in meteorology and related fields.  The High Plains chapter represents members in western Kansas, and western and central Nebraska.  Jim was one of the instrumental people who helped start the chapter in 1996.  His weather career spanned several decades, first with the U.S. Air Force and then with the National Weather Service (NWS).  Jim retired as a NWS Lead Forecaster from the Dodge City, Kansas office in September, 2006.

Our chapter annually awards a $500 scholarship to a high school senior that will be pursuing a career in one of the physical sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Science including geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and soil science). The scholarship is also open to those going into the teaching profession in the physical sciences.  The student must be attending a school in the forecast and warning area of one of the following National Weather Service Offices; Dodge City and Goodland, Kansas, and North Platte and Hastings, Nebraska.  If this letter was sent to your school, your students are eligible to apply.

Specifics of the scholarship application process are listed below.

  1. Applicant will need to provide proof of acceptance to a college with a physical science


(2)  Applicant will write a one page essay stating what they plan to do in the physical sciences

       once they receive the degree and how it will contribute to their discipline.

(3)  The format of the essay should be 12 point font, double spaced.

(4)  Application deadline is April 15, 2017. 

(5)  Scholarship will be awarded early in May, 2017.

(6)  Scholarship is non-renewable (it is only for one year).


Applications should be sent to:

Matt Gerard

National Weather Service

104 Airport Rd

Dodge City, Kansas 67801


If you have any questions, you may contact Matt at (620) 225-6514 or

$500 April 15,2017
The Kansas Golf Foundation will award five scholarships in 2017.  This is an academic scholarship, but in order to be eligible, a student must have participated in junior golf activities, including high school golf.  Scholarships are awarded to graduating Kansas high school seniors based on academic performance, leadership, a written essay and financial need.  The grant is $6000, payable $1500 per school year.  Recipients must attend a Kansas college or university including community colleges.  
Details and application form are available at
Or contact Phil Miller, Executive director, Kansas Golf Foundation, 1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite B5, Lawrence, KS  66049 (785-842-4833, extension 205)
$6000, $1500/year March 24,2017

The Gove County Farm Bureau Assn. and Farm Bureau Financial Services Agent Austin Barnes are offering a one-time $500 scholarship for 2017 graduates.  The only requirement for this scholarship is that the applicants must be 

Gove County Farm Bureau members or dependents of one.  


All applications must be received by the Gove County Farm Bureau office in Quinter by April 17 at 5 pm.  The scholarship will be presented at the school's graduation/awards assembly.  The recipient will be given the $500 check to use as she/he deems fit for their post-secondary education.  If you would like more information, please contact Amy Briggs at 938-2206 or 754-2107.  If you would like an application, please stop by the counselor's office.

$500 April 17, 2017 5pm

Chapter 939 of the Vietnam Veterans of America is offering two $1000 scholarships and one $500 scholarship for post-secondary education or training. These scholarships are given as a public service and the recipients do not have to have a connection to a Vietnam veteran. The application is due to the committee by April 16,2017 but, they encourage you to apply early.

The focus of the scholarship selection committee will be to find students who have been reasonably conscientious as students, though not necessarily distinguishing themselves in academics, and who have been employed for pay during their high school careers as employment illustrates reliability and a degree of self-discipline, but tends to detract from academic performance.

To apply you must complete a copy of the application form showing some evidence of good citizenship and explaining what kind of post-high school education or training you will be seeking and how you will benefit from it. Detailed letters of recommendation from two or more teachers and at least one employer must also be sent under separate cover to the chapter's address.

If you would like a copy of the application, please stop by the counselor's office. 

$500-$1000 April 16, 2017




The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 Legal Inspiration Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree. 

The deadline for application submissions is November 15, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:


To qualify for this scholarship:

1.       Must be a U.S. citizen.

2.       Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.

3.       Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.

4.       Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.


$1,000 Nov, 15, 2017
Beef Empire Days, Inc. will be awarding five to seven graduating high school seniors from Western Kansas, Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle areas with $500 freshman scholarships. If you are planning to further your education in an agriculturally related field, you are encouraged to apply. To apply please stop by the counselor's office to pick up an application and complete a letter expressing your future career goals and how they relate to the beef industry. All information must be submitted no later than April 15, 2017. If you are selected you will be invited to the Beef Empire Days 2017 Awards Banquet on Saturday, June 9, 2017 $500 April 15, 2017

The O’Brate Foundation scholarship application for the 2017-18 school year is now open at Students will need to sign up for an account in order to start the application process. The deadline for completing the application is May 1, 2017. We appreciate early submissions and ask that students use a personal, not school issued, e-mail address.


Scholarship Qualifications

·         Financial Need

·         2.5 GPA minimum

·         Full-time student for fall of 2017

·         Determination to succeed



The scholarship awards are based on financial need and will vary in size from $1,000-$5,000 annually. This year we will be awarding approximately 40 scholarships, so we would appreciate your help by encouraging only students who meet the financial qualifications to apply for this need-based scholarship. The following are tips to help your students determine if they fall within our definition of financial need and to help them navigate the FAFSA Summary section of the application.


·         If annual income exceeds the listed amount for that family size, then we feel the student does not have financial need, unless there are extenuating family or financial circumstances. The following website: has information to help students determine household size (i.e. parents/step-parents/guardians)


2017-18 Poverty Guidelines


Persons in family/household

Annual Income




























       *For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person

$1,000-$5,000 May 1, 2017