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Local/State Senior Scholarships

 Pete Henry Foundation
Organization  Deadline Website Application Amount Specific Requirements
Baumgartner Law Firm  8/31  Baumgartner  Online  $1000 must apply online/scroll down for form
Horatio Algers Open Now Horatio Alger   Various  
Courage to Grow Monthly Courage Online $500 250 word essay
Varsity Tutors Monthly Varsity Tutors Online
$1000 200 - 900 word essay
Hansen Foundation 10/27
Hansen Application
$4,000 Pursuing 2 year technical education
Hansen Foundation
Hansen
$4000-$10000 Renewable 3.5 GPA 21 ACT -- Qualifying test and Interview
Hagan Foundation 11/15 Hagan Foundation
Up to $5,000 Renewable   GPA of 3.50 or higher; 23 or higher on the ACT; enroll in a four year college the first semester following high school graduation; work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college; complete the FAFSA; FAFSA EFC must be less than $7,500; apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
 Reagan Foundation 1/1 Reagan Foundation Secure Online Application $10,000 Renewable  demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; 3.0 GPA; demonstrate financial need; be citizens of the United States of America; be high school seniors attending high school in the United States; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree 
 Ronald McDonald House Charities 1/28 RMHC  Apply Online  Various Various
Grow Ag Leaders 2/1 Americas Farmers Directions for Non FFA members on the website Various FFA uses one online application for members and non-members. Applicants will be directed to the appropriate questions based on membership response.
Rudd Scholarship 3/18 Rudd Foundation.org Online Application covers remaining cost of attendance after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to student's account New 2018--helps Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant to attend Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, or Wichita State University.
Nex-Tech Breaking the Rules

application

Western Kansas Farm Credit 2/15/19
application

Frontier Ag 3/1 Frontier Ag  Frontier Ag Scholarship Application.docx

Guidelines
 $250 Renewable 7 times
$500 Technical Renewable 1 time
3.0 GPA, parent or guardian who is a member, one-page essay. 
Kansas Farm Bureau 3/1 KFB Printable Various Parents must be Farm Bureau members 
Pete Henry 3/1  Pete Henry Foundation Application Form Various Two forms - 1 for technical or vocational college and 1 for community college or 4 year univeristy
Sheridan Co Farm Bureau 3/1 See Counselor   $500 Parents must be Farm Bureau members
 Kansas Grain and Feed Association 2/23 KS Feed & Grain Association  Online  Various Various
Vietnam Veterans Association 3/9 See Counselor   $500 Financial need, evidence of volunteering
 Thomas County Community Foundation  3/10/19 thomascountycommunityfoundation.com  Application Form  Various  Various
 S & T Communication  3/16  S & T  Printable  $250  
Western Kansas API 3/15 API - Scholarship Follow link- Printable $1000 Renewable GAP top half, parent employed in gas or oil industry
Luke Schemm
Live the Legacy Scholarship 
3/30
None LukeSchemm.pdf
 up to $2,000  One page essay
Terry Strutt Memorial 3/10/19 TCCF - Scholarships
 Terry Strutt.pdf $2,000 2.8 GPA, Participate in extracurricular activity while attending Colby Community College
Chuck Dempewolf  3/10/19 TCCF - Scholarship
 Chuck Dempenwolf.pdf $500 2.5 GPA, Strong record of community service
Westar Energy 3/1/18
Westar Energy Follow links - Printable $3,000 Interest in being a lineman or power plant operator
 Kansas Crimestoppers Scholarship 3/26/19    Application Form  $500 Any senior graduating from a Kansas High School 
Kansas Masonic Foundation 3/31/18  Scholarship Information  Online Application  $1000 for University $500 for Technical 2.75 GPA for University, 2.5 GPA for Technical, check website for other requirements 
Citizens Medical Center April 1 each year Citizens Medical  Printable Various Healthcare related field
Thomas Co Farm Bureau 4/3/18 See Counselor  application $600  Renewable Parents must be Farm Bureau members, 3.0 GPA
 KCCEOA 4/3/18 None  KCCEOA Scholarship Application final.pdf  $500 Essay, 3.0 GPA, Major in Journalism, Business, Political Science or Communication 
High Plains Farm Credit 4/10/18 High Plains Printable $1,000 Stockholder in High Plains Farm Credit
Gerald " Jerry" Childs Memorial  4/10/18 See 
Counselor
Pdf.printable
Word Format
$500 Golden Plains Senior
Hazel Kirchner 4/25/18 See Counselor Pdf.printable
Word Format
$150 Interested in career in Education
Vietnam Veterans of America 4/10/18 None Printable
$500 Focus on citizenship and a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation 
Kansas Board of Regents 4/1/18      5/1/18 KS Regents Online Various Technical Education along with a variety of scholarships for attending a college or university
CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship July 31 CardRates.com/Scholarships Online  $1000 future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and otherspreparing for a career in the personal finance industry.
John Deere    web site     Technician Program - see Counselor Available at GCC and Fort Scott
Foley Tractor    web site     Technician Program - see Counselor
Sporer Land Development Scholarships May 1, 2018   Heavy Equipment-Beloit 
Diesel Mechanics-Goodland
Diesel Mechanics-Beloit

   
 Caring.com   Web Site/Application Form
 Web Site/Application Form  $1500  Scholarship for students who will be caring for an adult relative while in college
 Sheridan County Conservation District April 10, 2019   printable form  $500  for students planning a career in agriculture or conservation related field
Individual Schools Various Make sure to fill out the scholarship application specific to the school you chose to attend

Pete Henry VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FORM.doc
Pete Henry SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM.doc

Additional Scholarship Opportunities
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