• Scholarships

    Message from Jake LaTurner 

    "Having lived through the challenge of paying for college, I know I would have benefited greatly from an incredible tool like this one. Scholarship Search opens up a world of access to free money for college which can help students achieve their educational goals."

    Click on the following https://www.kansasstatetreasurer.com/scholarshop.html


     2020 Masonic Lodge General/Legacy/ and Technical Scholarships Due March 15, 2021


    KMCA Scholarship due March 29, 2021

    3-4 $1,000 renewable scholarships

    Preference is given to students interested in the transportation industry (drivers, accountants,

    Mechanics, communications, business, office personnel)



    Kenneth Short Scholarship due April 3, 2021

    The scholarship is for the first year of college only and is payable in the amount of $500 each semester-end directly to the college in the recipient’s name.  The recipient of the scholarship must maintain full-time student status (enrollment in at least 12 hours per semester or term) and present a copy of that semester’s grade report to Opaa! Food Management demonstrating a minimum of a 2.0-grade point average for all classes before scholarship payment. Click on the following for

    more information and application Kenneth Short Scholarship


    Riverton Alumni Scholarship Due April 3, 2021 

    Local scholarship, turn in your resume to Mr. Hunt by April 3, 2021. Click on the following for more information and application. Riverton Alumni Scholarship  


    The Foundation of the Home Builders Association of Southwest Missouri Scholarship Application due Thursday, April 4.

    Click on the following for more information and application. Home Builders Association Scholarships


    Keeton-McCallister Memorial Scholarship Due March 29, 2021

    Local memorial scholarship, turn in your resume to Mr. Hunt by March 29, 2021. Click on the following for more information and application Keeton McCallister Scholarship


    Galen & Nancy Marsh Scholarship Due April 10, 2021

    This is a $1,000 scholarship ($500) per semester to be awarded to two Riverton High School seniors. Scholarship monies will be placed in the student's account at the selected school after proof of enrollment. Click on the following for more information and application Galen & Nancy Marsh Scholarship  Turn in your resume to Mr. Hunt.


    Coffeyville Community College due April 10, 2021

    This is a full-tuition scholarship to Coffeyville Community College. Must enroll in at least 12 hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA while in college. Turn in to Mr. Hunt by April 9, 2020. Click on the following for an application. Coffeyville Community College

    Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program due online April 15, 2021

    To be eligible for the Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

    • Have completed High School by Spring
    • Be enrolled in a 2 year or less career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall that will lead to employment
    • Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution
    • Demonstrate financial need: The applicant must be Pell Grant eligible.
    • Be under the age of 30
    • Be a United States Citizen

    To apply online, please visit Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship


    Neutral United Methodist Church Scholarship due to Mr. Hunt by April 15, 2021

    Neutral United Methodist Church is pleased to offer a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to an area senior who has been accepted as a full-time student to an accredited college or trade school.

    The recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria listed by highest priority:

    • Church, School, and Faith-based Community involvement
    • Financial need
    • Leadership potential
    • Academic success

    Click on the following for more information NUMC Scholarship


    American Bank Scholarship due to Mr. Hunt by April 23, 2021

    Bank of America Scholarship, $1000 opportunity for RHS seniors. Fill out the following application and turn in your resume to Mr. Hunt by April 23, 2021.  American Bank Scholarship 


    BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships

    The annual BBB Student of Integrity Awards program is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation. These scholarships were established to honor the memory of Mr. Scott Mecham who served as BBB president from 1991 until January 2006.  

    Twelve $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who reside in the geographic area served by the BBB - Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa, Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska, South Dakota and The Kansas Plains.

    Click on the following Scholarship Application 



    The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC), the Office of the State Bank Commissioner
    (OSBC) and the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) is consumer protection agencies dedicated to
    keeping Kansans informed about issues concerning their finances, and promoting integrity and
    increasing transparency and fairness in the financial services industry. Our agencies are sponsoring
    essay competition and will award up to five scholarships to Kansas high school seniors this year.
    First Place: $3,000
    Second Place: $2,000
    Third Place: $1,000
    Fourth Place: $1,000
    Fifth Place: $1,000

    Click on the following scholarship Application


    RUDD Foundation Scholarship

    The Rudd Scholarship covers any remaining cost of attendance after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student's account. Tuition, fees, book and supplies, room and board. 

    • 4 years renewable
    • 3.0 GPA
    • Pell Grant-eligible
    • Must be attending Emporia State, Fort Hays State or Wichita State RUDD Scholarship 
    Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship
    5 Scholarships to students who have participated in high school golf.

    ·         Based on academic performance
    ·         Leadership
    ·         Written Essay
    ·         Financial Need
    ·         $1500 per school year (renewable for up to 4 years)
    Recipients must attend a Kansas college or university, including community colleges.
    Apply at Kansas Golf Scholarship


    Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship

    This scholarship applies to tech school at Fort Scott, PSU and many others (Diesel Mechanics, Heavy Equipment Repair)

    ·         Must have a 2.5 GPA in high school

    ·         Must enroll full time at a technical or vocational school  - Diesel Mechanics or Large Equipment Repair

    ·         Maintain a 3.0 GPA while in tech or vo-tech

    ·         Must apply by 

    ·         $1, 000 per year! (renewable)

    Download Application Scholarship application




    Click on the following link for more information -KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS SCHOLARSHIPS


    Selection Criteria: Award based primarily on a personal interview or job shadow, however, academics (minimum ACT of 18, minimum GPA of 2.50) and volunteer work are also taken into consideration. Scholarship administration and selection is performed by the Ellis Foundation, click on the link for more information 2020 WESTAR ENERGY HAINES-WEBER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM



    Available to graduating seniors interested in Agriculture, click on the link for application-KANSAS GRAIN AND FEED ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP



    Available to graduating seniors interested in Agronomy, click on the link for application- DR DAVID WHITNEY KARA AGRONOMY SCHOLARSHIP



    Available to graduating seniors interested in Agribusiness, click on the link for application- KANSAS AGRIBUSINESS RETAILER ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP



    Applicant's parents/guardians must be Cherokee County Farm Bureau members in good standing.

    Click on the link for application- Farm Bureau/Paul Schmidt Memorial Scholarship


    QuestBridge College Match Scholarship for Junior Students

    - Full scholarships for 4 years at partner universities

    ·         No parental contribution

    ·         No student loans

    ·         May contain student work-study and student summer work contribution


    1.       Complete the most challenging curriculum in your high school

    2.      Class Rank: Top 5-10%

    3.       ACT composite score above 27 (this is not a strict cut off)

    4.       Financial Need (i.e.Family earnings must be less than $60,000 for a family of 4) Individual

               Household circumstances are taken into consideration.

    Apply online at https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/scholarship-details 


     Dr. LaFerla ScholarshipDue April 9, 2021
    • A current or former patient of Dr. LaFerla
    • 3.0 GPA 
    • Community Participation
    • Financial Need
    • The application must be received by Dr. LaFerla's office by (check back for updates)
    • Dr. LaFerla 2805 E. 29th St., Joplin, MO 64804 
     Click on the following Scholarship application
    KCCEOA Scholarship
    These $500 Scholarships will go to students who will attend a Kansas College or University and are majoring in Journalism, Political Science, or Communications.
    The application is found at http://www.kcceoa.org/scholarship
    Applications must be received (check back for updates)

    Allen Community College 

    Activity Scholarships (fine arts and communication included)

    Covers full -time tuition plus textbook rental

     Provides financial support without students needing to major in the discipline

    Maybe supplemented by additional financial awards for those students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher

    Priority deadline of April 1st, However Applications will be accepted after that date 

    Click on the following Scholarship Application


    ACF Visionary Scholarship Program due May 1, 2021

    Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US. If an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the ACF until the student completes high school and begins higher education.
    $1,000- $5,000 each (Non -renewable)
    Financial need not considered.
    Only one application per student, per award year, will be accepted.
    Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.
    Apply at: http://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/visionary_scholarship_terms.aspx

    May Scholarships

    Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

    The  Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in 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 the applied science degree program at 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, 2021


    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

    Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Educational Fund Application
    4 sources of funding for students pursuing a college, university, technical school, or vocational education.
    Student’s must be a member of the Quapaw Tribe.
    Up to $2,100 per semester.
    Applications are in Mr. Hunt's Office (in April)
    Deadline May 31st


    June Scholarships

    BigSun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student-athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.
    Deadline        -  June 19, 2020
    Amount of Award  - $500.00
    The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.
     Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.



    July Scholarships

    American Legion Scholarships - DUE JULY 15

    Dr. "Click" Cowger Baseball Scholarship
    This $500 scholarship is awarded to a Kansan who has participated in American Legion Baseball. Applications must be received in Department Headquarters by July 15.

    Paul Flaherty Athletic Scholarship
    This $250 scholarship is awarded to a high school boy or girl who has participated in school athletics. Applications must be received in Department Headquarters by July 15

    "Need A Lift?"
    National furnishes this booklet, containing over two billion dollars in scholarships and educational information, to schools and libraries for the benefit of assisting students who need help in furthering their education. The book is updated annually and contains hundreds of scholarships, grants, and occupational opportunities available to high school seniors and college-level freshmen or sophomores. For further information on the "Need A Lift?" booklet, contact your school counselor or your local American Legion Post.

    A copy of the eligibility requirements and applications may be obtained from your local American Legion Post, high school or contact: American Legion Headquarters, 1314 SW Topeka, Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612.
    CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship

    • Minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry
    • Must be a U. S. resident
    • Muste send an official transcript
    • Must be a current or future college student
    • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
    • Complete an essay for submission 

    Due July 31st annually. See full details at CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship









Last Modified on March 1, 2021