Riverton USD 404

A School Expecting Excellence and Achieving It!

  • September Scholarships


    Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

    Up to $40,000

    To be eligible, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

    ·         Senior standing – plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2015

    ·         Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited 4-year college beginning fall 2015

    ·         GPA- Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above

    ·         Test Scores – Receive standardized test scores in the top 15% SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and /or ACT composite score of 26 or above.

    ·         Income – Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.

    Application January to April  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/


    Scholarship Experts

    Short essay scholarships offered each month.

    You must sign up for a website account.

    Go to  http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships

    This month's scholarship “Shout It Out” Scholarship” Next month “Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship”

    $1,500 and up! New scholarships due at the end of each month.

    Check it out!


    SportQuest – Playing With Purpose

    $14,000 in scholarships

    Unique athlete profile that introduces the applicant to universities for further scholarship opportunities (every applicant)

    Award Certificate (finalists

    Press Release (finalists)

    Summer Sport ministry opportunities (select applicants)


    ·         Currently a high school sophomore, junior or senior

    ·         Maintains a minimum “C” grade average or higher

    ·         Currently a varsity level athlete in on or more sports

    ·         A committed follower of Jesus Christ

    Apply at http://www.sportsquest.org  Due by February 1, 2017




    Madison and Lila Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program for engineering and computer science students.

    A $24,000, 4 year financial package paired with an enrichment program.

    To build talented students into talented professionals who will make a difference in business and industry.

    Apply at http://engr.ku.edu/self  (Due Dec. 1 2017)



    ACT of 29+

    GPA 3.6

    Top 10% of Class

    Go to https://scholarsday.engg.ksu.edu/ to apply for this seminar

    You may receive $7,000 per year towards your education at K-State!

    Monday, Sept. 28th, 2015           Pre-Register by September 14th

    L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future Scholarship

    • Open to new and amateur Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists worldwide
    • No entry fee
    • Entrants retain all rights
    • All judging by professional artists only
    • $1,500 in prizes each quarter
    • Quarterly winners compete for $5,000 additional annual prize 

    See Details at http://www.writersofthefuture.com/Contest-Rules-Illustrators 

    The Contest has 4 quarters beginning on Oct. 1, Jan. 1, April and July 1. The year ends on Sept. 30th and begins over.


    October Scholarships


    National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

     Apply is you or one of your parents have been diagnosed with MS.

    • Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school for the first time
    • Enroll in at least six credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree, license, or certificate
    • Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vo-tech in the US
    • Be a citizen or legal resident of the US
    • $1,000-$3,000  per recipient
    • All applications online at http://bit.ly/1nFRHTI
    • Applications open October 1st and accepted through January 15, 2016.

     Galena Masonic Lodge

    JUNIOR & SENIOR Students
    Contest rules are very specific. Follow essay directions carefully.
    This scholarship includes local and state awards ranging from $50 to $4,000.
    Winner must attend any Kansas tax-supported university, college, community college, or area vo-tech school. 
    Scholarship winners are invited to attend a banquet held in their honor. 



    Deadline Oct 3, 2016

    Open to any student with at least a B average and participating in at least 1 sport.

    Don't delay - Apply now!!


    HotelsCheap Scholarship 

    HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students.

    To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-sides, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists.

    Applicants must be at least 16 - years of age


    Apply online at http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship/apply by October 15, 2016



    Amount: $500 (Easy Essay!!)

    You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
    Criteria: Submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in reference to one of 
    two questions posted on their website at 
    Deadline: October  6, 2016


    Burger King Scholars Program

    $1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships are available to all eligible high school seniors

    ·         Based on GPA

    ·         Based on work experience

    ·         Based on extracurricular activities and/or community service

    Details and how to apply at

    Application Opens Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 15


    WSU Klose Scholarship

    Interested in WSU? Want to be a math or science teacher?

    Through the annual Klose Scholarship Competition three Klose Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors with a passion for teaching, which will cover their college tuition for all four years at WSU. To qualify, students must be a high school senior who will graduate in spring, 2014; have an ACT composite score of 24 or higher or SAT of 1090 or higher; and be admitted to WSU by October 1 (ACT scores and GPA must also be received by WSU by that date), declaring a major in math or science education.

    Submit this application by October 15th

    Information about this scholarship competition and a registration form can be found at:



    COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP (4 Year Colleges)
    Amount: $4,000-$20,000
    Criteria: Well-rounded students, good grades, ACT scores, service and 
    volunteerism, club and organization membership and leadership.  Applications 
    are available on line only at:


    Deadline:  October 31, 2016


    Hortia Alger Scholarship

    • 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance
    • enrolled full time as a high school student
    • planning to pursue a bachelor's degree
    • critical financial need ($50,000 or less gross income per family, if higher an explanation must be proivided)
    • involvement in co-curricular and community activities
    • US citizen

    Deadline: October 25, 2015

    Go to http://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/


    November Scholarships 

    WISE Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering Competition at WSU 

    Over $500, 000 in scholarships to over 200 high school students for four years of engineering study at WSU.

    10 - $20,000 Wallace Scholarships.

    The competition is November 20, 2015

    • Engineering Major ( aerospace, bioengineering, computer, computer science, electrical, industrial manufacturing, mechanical or engineering technology)
    • Minimum GPA 3.5
    • ACT Composite of 24
    • Submit ACT scores to WSU
    • Submit WISE Application  and be admitted to WSU by Nov. 1, 2016


    Voice of Democracy Scholarship

    Audio Contest – “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future”

    GRADES 9-12

    YOU TOO CAN WIN $30,000!

    The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.



    Nov. 1, 2016


    Wichita State University Scholarship Competitions (Seniors 2016)
    Win up to $48,000 
    You must be fully admitted to WSU 
    See the Counselors Corner Bulletin Board for more information
    ·         Must have a GPA of 3.5
    ·         Must have an ACT Composite of 24
    ·         Must be admitted to WSU no later than Oct. 15, 2016

    ·         Complete and submit the DSI Application for your area of interest by Nov. 1http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=ugrad&p=/dsi/generalinfo
     Go to www.wichita.edu to apply - Competition Nov. 21, 2016

    The Hagen Scholarship Foundation

    Amount Varies up to $5,000 per semester

    The purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each scholarship recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free.

    The preferred recipient of a Hagan Scholarship will be a high achieving and self- motivated student with traditional employment experience who aspires to obtain a college education in order to realize his or her full potential.

    • Must be a Missouri or Kansas resident
    • Must have attended as a junior and senior an eligible high school
    • Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher
    • Must score 23 or higher on the ACT
    • Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $10,000 on the FAFSA (use the FAFSA Forecaster to see if you qualify at the following link https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1
    • Must authenticate an unmet financial need in excess of $2,000 up to( $5,000 per semester in funding!)
    • Must be accepted for enrollment at an eligible college or university
    • Must enroll in college the first semester after high school
    • Must not have been convicted of a felony

    Students are judged on how well they follow instructions!

    Download application at www.haganscholarships.org

    Mail to HSF before Nov. 15th, 2016


    K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship

    This scholarship rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing project and programs with a lasting impact on those they serve.

    ·         Exemplary record of community service

    ·         High school senior

    ·         Admitted to K-State in the fall of 2015

    ·         Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Jan. 21, 2017

    ·         Apply to K-State https://apply.ksu.edu/app/open/ChooseTerm_open.action  and submit the supplemental application at http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/selective-process.html

    1st Place $4,000

    2nd Place $2,500

    3rd Place $2,000

    •  Submit your K-State application by Nov. 1 and supplemental by December 1.


    K-State Mathematics Scholarship (Juniors and Seniors May Apply)

    • Must have an interest in mathematics
    • Must declare a major or dual major in mathematics at K-State
    • Must maintain a 3.5 or greater GPA while at K-State
    • Self-nominations must include an academic reference from a teacher or counselor
    • Scores and academic records are necessary to determine if the applicant meets the scholarships criteria
    • http://www.math.ksu.edu/ugrad/sfa/fr_sch_appl-nom_form.pdf 
      to apply

    Apply by Nov. 1st 

    Allen County Community College Journalism Scholarship

    You do not need to major in journalism.
    • Full-time tuition
    • Textbook rental fees
    • Students with GPA of 3.5 or higher may be eligible for additional financial awards

    For best chances, apply by November 5, 2016. Priority Deadline Feb. 1 2017.  See Mrs, Wassom for application. 


    2014 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

    Applications for the 2016 Elks Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship are available at www.elks.org

    Local winners will be determined and small scholarships will be awarded. Local winners will be sent to State competition. State prizes include larger dollar amounts. December 4, 2016


    December Scholarships

    Yes for Liberty 2nd Annual Constitution Bee

    Open to grades 9-12 

    Constitution Bee ! Similar to a spelling bee or geography bee.

    Study the US Constitution and win big! 

    March 6, 2016 in Manhattan, KS

    Apply by at http://www.yesforliberty.org by Dec. 31, 2016

    Up to $3,500 in scholarship money. 



    Are you active in your community?

    Have you lead a project that benefits others?

    Have you overcome personal challenges?

    You may qualify for an AXA Achievement Scholarship of $10,000 to $25,000

    52 Winners – One from each state. $10,000 each

    10 Selected Overall Winners of an additional $25,000

    Go http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html 

    Application Deadline: Dec. 15, 2016  ONLY the First 10,000 Applications will be accepted.


    HeadsetPlus.com is pleased to offer a $1000 College Scholarship to a student toward his/her college education. 

    News Content:
    HeadsetPlus, an on-line retailer for Plantronics telephone headsets, would like to help an ambitious college student toward his/her college expenses with a $1000 scholarship. The contest requires you to create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements and how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and tell us what motivates you? Give us examples what you have achieved in school and outside of school. 


    • High school senior entering college, current college students, or graduate school
    • Student must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Applicant must be at least 16 years of age
    • Applicants must be legal residents or citizen of the United States.

    Submissions Will Be Judged On:

    Your Video will be judged on the level of creativity and persuasiveness, as well as its content.

    Application Process:

    • Create a YouTube video (less than 5 minutes please). Include in the video:
    1. Tell us about yourself, why we should awarded you with our scholarship. Be creative, be unique, express your personality.
    2. Tell us why you're seeking a degree in your field, and why our scholarship interested you.
    • Upload your video to YouTube with the title "$1000 HeadsetPlus.com College Scholarship Program"
    • In the description of the video include a link to this page or www.HeadsetPlus.com
    • Once your video has been uploaded, email the active YouTube link to scholarship@headsetplus.com along with the following information:
    1. Your full name, mailing address, and phone number

    2. Proof you have been accepted to an accredited college or university. (i.e. acceptance letter) or

    3. Proof you're currently attending an accredit university (include current college transcript)

    4. Your GPA (transcript showing your GPA)

    By submitting your application, you are giving HeadsetPlus.com the permission to use and display your video for marketing and promotional purposes.

    You may also visit and "like" our Facebook page


    December 31, 2016

    One winner will be selected by January 15, 2016. We run this $1000 HeadsetPlus.com scholarships program every year.


    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship


    Open to any graduating high school senior that owns and operates their own small business and will enter their freshman year at an accredited 2 or 4 year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the 2015-16 school year.

    Apply online at http://www.NFIB.com/YEA Due Dec. 18, 2016

    We have had winners from Riverton before!! Go for it!


     University of Missouri - Robert J. Trulaske College of Business


    Apply to School by Dec. 1st, Scholarship deadline Feb. 1

    Ponder Minority Scholarship, Robert J. Tulaske Sr. Scholarship in Business, Sam M. Walton Scholarship in Retail


    Burger King Scholars Program

    $1,000, $5,000 and $25,000 scholarships are available to all eligible high school seniors

    ·         Based on GPA

    ·         Based on work experience

    ·         Based on extracurricular activities and/or community service

    Details and how to apply at

    Application Opens Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 10



    January Scholarships

     2017 Masonic Lodge General/Legacy/ and Technical Scholarships 


     $300 Scholarship for students planning to major in a business related field.

    Applications are now available for the Kansas State Department of Education Association of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP) Margaret Van Horn Scholarship.  Each year the association offers a scholarship to a Kansas student.  Applicants must be majoring in either education or business with a minimum enrollment of nine semester hours or at least half time.  The scholarship award is offered for the purchase of books, payment of fees or tuition, purchase of supplies, or other academic expenses. 

    Emphasis for selection of the recipient will be based on the scholarship application, initiative exhibited, character shown, and/or other factors supporting his/her candidacy. 

    The completed application, with original signature and enclosures, must be postmarked by January 20, 2017  Emailed applications will not be accepted.

    The 2016-17 application can be found on our website at www.ksde.org/AEOP.


    The American Legion Need A Lift?

     Baseball, Jr. Shooting, Boy Scout and various other scholarships available. Visit website below.

    http:// www.legion.org/needalift

    LeTendre Education Fund Scholarship
    Applications accepted:(Usually Jan - March applications -check link)
     $2,000 Non Renewable
    The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness through the LeTendre Education Fund for Homeless Children, established in 1998 in memory of André E. LeTendre, husband of Mary Jean LeTendre, former Director of Compensatory Education for the U.S. Department of Education.

    How do students apply? Applicants must submit:

    1) A completed application form;

    2) An essay about the impact of homelessness on the their lives and their desire to attend college (approximately 1,000 words)

    3) A school transcript, include class ranking if available; and

    4) A minimum of one letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or other adult who can speak to the applicant’s qualifications and experiences.

    See Mrs. Wassom for Application. 

    This packet must be sent to:

    Patricia A. Popp, Ph.D.

    The LeTendre Education Fund

    The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

    9176 Harvey Hollow Drive

    Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116

    Materials may also be faxed to: 757-221-5300.

    http://www.naehcy.org/naehcy-scholarship-fund/about-the-fund (Application will open January 2017)


     WalMart Foundation Scholarships

    At the Walmart Foundation, we believe that a good education creates opportunities that lead to a better life. To help offset rising college tuition costs, we recently awarded more than $10million in academic scholarships to help students enroll in higher education in the 2011-2012 school year.

    The Walmart Foundation offers two scholarship programs that benefit Walmart associates and their high school senior dependents. To learn more about these programs or to apply, click on the links below.


    The Walmart Associate Scholarship is a college scholarship is available to Walmart and Sam’s Club associates who are based in the U.S. Awards are based on demonstrated financial need and community involvement.

    The Foundation’s Walmart Associate Scholarship is available for associates pursuing certificates, associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees through accredited institutions of higher education and for associates participating in the Lifelong Learning

    Program through American Public University. The Foundation accepts applications and awards Walmart Associate Scholarships four times a year,


    The Walmart Dependent Scholarship is a $13,000 scholarship paid out over four years. Applicants must be dependents of Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, have at least a 2.0 GPA and prove financial need


    ACACIA Fraternity

    A scholarship opportunity for young men who display motivation for personal success, an interest in studying the principles of leadership, and who plan to attend Kansas State University.

    • 1-$1,000
    • 2- $500Winners are selected on the basis of merit as displayed in the application and interview You may apply even if you have not made a final decision to attend K-State You do not have to join the fraternity


     Check site for 2017 Due Date




    PSU Honors College         

    ACT 28 or higher

    GPA 3.5  

    Pre- College Curriculum (4 English, 3 Math –Algebra I and above, 3 Science –Chemistry or Physics)


    Priority Enrollment        

    Out of State Tuition Waiver    

    Study Abroad 

    Up to $9,500 a year in Scholarship money

    Apply at :  http://www.pittstate.edu/admission/information/financial-aid-and-scholarships.dot

    Due Date Feb. 1, 2016


    Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

    The  Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in a an eligible career in technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Designated Kansas educational institutions include technical colleges, community colleges, and public four-year colleges that award associate of applied science degrees: and Washburn institute of Technology.  Only technical certificate and associate of applied science degree programs are included among the eligible programs. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need. Priority Deadline: May 1

    Apply at: http://kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants

    Eligible Programs for Career Technical Workforce Grant: http://www.kansasregents.org/resources/PDF/2998-CTeligibleprograms1415.pdf


    2015  John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    1st Place $10,000 (and an all- expense paid trip to Boston & Award Ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

    2nd Place $1,000
    Up to 5 finalists $500 each

    • Original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates and understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage
    • Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. Use at least 5 varied sources such as newspaper and journal articles, books, and personal interviews. Participants are encouraged to use primary source material such as letters, speeches, and government documents.

    Go to  http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest/Eligibility-and-Requirements.aspx  Due : Jan 4, 2017


    The Kelly Lynn Lutz Scholarship Foundation

    The KLL Scholarship opportunity is a $1,000 gift, renewable for up to a total of four years ($4,000 total maximum). Scholarships are awarded annually based on the following criteria:

    • The loss of a parent (biological or no) to cancer before the age of 22.
    • Be a US Citizen
    • Attend a 2- or 4-year (minimum) higher education establishment
    • Have an interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science
    • Show service involvement in the community, church, school, or other non-curricular activity
    • Indicate financial need
    • Submit the completed application, including personal essay and reference

     http://kllscholarshipfund.org/?page_id=32  Due January 10th


     National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

     Apply is you or one of your parents have been diagnosed with MS.

    • Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school for the first time
    • Enroll in at least six credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree, license, or certificate
    • Plan to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2 or 4 year college, university or vo-tech in the US
    • Be a citizen or legal resident of the US
    • $1,000-$3,000  per recipient
    • All applications online at http://bit.ly/1nFRHTI
    • Applications open October 1st and accepted through January 15, 2017.


    $5,000 per year KU Hixson Opportunity Award

    • Students must have faced personal challenges or hardships
    • Students must be residents of Kansas
    • Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Complete by March 1.
    • Students whose parent(s) did not earn a 4-year college degree will receive priority consideration
    • Students must complete the University of Kansas Admission Application http://admissions.ku.edu/ by Feb. 1
    • Students must complete the FAFSA by March 1st www.fafsa.gov
    • Application is online and due by Feb. 1st  http://affordability.ku.edu/cs/hixson.shtml

      (Must include an essay describing your potential to succeed and any personal challenges you faced that may hinder achieving these)


    2017  Masonic Lodge Student Loan/Grant Program
    The Kansas Masonic Foundation offers interest free (until graduation) student loans that may turn into scholarships  if students demonstrate good performance in college.

    • Students must provide a transcript
    • Letters of reference
    • Copy of ACT scores
    • Statement of Educational Goals

    Applications begin review in Jan. and are accepted throughout the spring.  


    Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship

    · $2,000 to a Riverton High School Senior

    · Must be attending a 2-year or 4-year college in the Fall

    · Must be on track for graduation

    · Attached application due to Mrs. Wassom by March 

    · Include transcript and Personal Profile

    Shelter Insurance Scholarship Application (Download, type and print) Due to Mrs. Wassom January 27, 2017



    February Scholarships

    NEO Principal / Counselor Scholarship

    This scholarship will go to a Riverton Student

    The student must attend NEO

    $600 Per Year

    Due to Mrs. Wassom by February 24, 2017

    The application is below NEO Principal Counselor Scholarship


    Mary E. Jaeger Scholarship
    $1,000 to a Riverton High School Senior
    Essay and short application
    Due Feb. 10, 2017

    K.A.D.P.F Scholarship

    3 - $1,000 Scholarships

    Students must plan to attend a Kansas College

    Students must be residents of Kansas and must be legal dependents of a custodial worker


    15% ACT Composite Score

    20% Cumulative GPA

    15% Applicant’s Curriculum

    20% Financial Need

    15% Extracurricular Activities

    15% Work Activities

    Due Feb. 15th  


    USD 404 Education Foundation Scholarship

    Scholarships awarded from this foundation will go to Riverton USD 404 Students

    Students may be attending a 2 or 4 year college or a vocational school.

    Students may be majoring in any field.

    Due to Mrs. Wassom by February 20, 2017 Riverton USD 404 Scholarship App


    Arkansas Alumni Scholarship

    ·        Incoming freshman admitted as degree-seeking student to University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    ·        3.60 HS GPA

    ·        ACT Composite of 24

    ·        Applicants do not need to be related to a UA graduate to apply

    ·        Deadline Feb. 2, 2016



    Davidson Fellows Scholarships $50,000, $25,000, $10,000

    18 winners last year

    To be eligible for the Davidson Fellows scholarship an applicant must:

    1.     Be 18 or younger as of October 1, 2016

    2.     Be a US citizen residing in the US, or a permanent resident of the US residing in the US, or be stationed overseas due to active US military duty.

    3.     Have completed a significant piece of work in one of the submission categories

    ·         Science

    ·         Technology

    ·         Engineering

    ·         Mathematics

    ·         Literature

    ·         Music

    ·         Philosophy

    ·         Outside the Box

    4.     Be able to demonstrate that the work is his or her own creation.

    Applications can be found by going to:

    Application opens in Nov.


    College Goal Sunday

    February 2016

    Free help completing the Free Applicaton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Opportunity to win a $500 scholarship.

    Attend at PSU, Emporia, Hays, Olathe, and Many others…go to 




    KACRAO – Kansas Association of Collegiate Registars and Admissions Officers

    Glenn Lygriesse/KACRAO Scholarship

    4 - $250 awards

    ·         GPA 3.25 or higher

    ·         ACT 22 or higher

    ·         Application

    ·         Essay

    ·         Letters of Reference

    ·         Resume

    ·         Evidence of Leadership Experience

    Application at http://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship Usually March 1, 2017



    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

    Up to $25,000 a year renewable (100 scholarships) $2,000 a year renewable (1,000 scholarships)   

    Must be enrolling full time as a first time freshmen at a 4-year college or university

    Plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or Design    

    Are interested in a career in the automotive or related industries

    Apply at  

    www.buickachievers.com   Due Feb. 2017

     The Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship
    • Student must attend technical college, community college or 4-year college
    • First priority will be given to students seeking a career in Environmental Sciences or a related field, but all students may apply
    • Application packets are due by February 29, 2017 http://www.keha.us/scholarships.htm


    Scholastic Public Service Announcement Contest

    2016-17 Drive2Life

    •  Open to Grades 6-12        
    • Students create a written script, treatment or storyboard for a public service announcement demonstrating a tip to prevent distracted walking.      
    •  Grand prize $1,000 and a trip to New York to view the creation of the student’s 30 second commercial  
    •    4- runners up will receive $500 Details at http://www.scholastic.com/drive2life/
    • Entries must be mailed by....check the website at the end of October for details on the 2015-16 contest.


    DUE FEBRUARY 15- American Legion Scholarships-See Below

    Hobble (LPN) Nursing Scholarship

    This is an outright grant of $300 (payable one time) at the start of the first semester, awarded only upon acceptance and verification of enrollment by the scholarship winner in an accredited Kansas school which awards a diploma for Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN). The applicant must have attained the age of 18 prior to taking the Kansas State Board Examination. The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who is both qualified and in need of financial aid.


    Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund

    This is an outright grant of $500 for high school seniors and college level freshmen or sophomores who are in need of educational assistance, and are enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved junior college, college, university, or trade school located in the state of Kansas. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a veteran; the parent(s) must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion and/or Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid up at the time of death. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically, and must show a high school transcript (with grade point average).


    Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships

     Four $500 scholarships awarded annually to children of Legion and Auxiliary members. Selections by Department Oratorical and Scholarship Committee are based upon scholastic standing, financial need, major field, etc.


    Albert M. Lappin Scholarship

     An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at time of death.


    Music Committee Scholarship

    The name of this scholarship, to be awarded annually, will be the "American Legion Music Committee Scholarship". This $1,000 scholarship is available to all Kansas high school students who have distinguished themselves in the field of music and/or who will major or minor in music at an approved Kansas junior college, college, or university..


    Charles W. & Annette Hill Scholarship  

    An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level Freshman or sophomore, and the descendent of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion for the past three years. The descendents of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the veteran's dues were paid-up at time of death.

    Scouting Scholarship

    Scouting, on all levels, has always been an important Legion program. Kansas Legion Posts sponsor some fifty-five Scout Troops and Explorer Posts, with expenditures in excess of $10,540, involving over 835 scouts. However, many more scouts benefit annually from The American Legion through direct and indirect aid and leadership that are unreported.The American Legion Life Insurance Trust Fund provides for an $10,000 National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected "The American Legion Scout of the Year". The individual selected will be named by the National Americanism Commission during the annual National Spring Meetings. Three runner-up scholarships, at $2,500 each have been added to the scholarship awards. The Department of Kansas also gives a $500 scholarship to the Kansas Scout of the Year. The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student, providing it is state-accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the Continental United States.


    Shooting Sports Scholarship

    An outright grant of $500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman, who has participated in an American Legion Shooting Sports program in the State and Regional levels. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically.


Last Modified on February 15, 2017