Welcome to beautiful Kansas, the 15th largest state in the nation. Kansas is one of the leading agricultural states in the Midwest. It is a top producer of crops such as wheat, sorghum, soybeans and sunflowers. It is also the setting for one of Truman Capote's finest works.
However, it's not all about farming here in the Sunflower State. Kansas is also a leading manufacturing state, with aviation equipment and parts and construction equipment comprising a large chunk of the manufacturing.
The state is also home to over 60 colleges and universities. Some of the larger ones include Kansas State University and the University of Kansas. A large network of community colleges compliments the state's university system.
Scholarship opportunities are prevalent in the state. Both private and state-sponsored funding opportunities exist. Tuition funds are distributed for those showing economic need as well as for those who qualify for merit-based funding.
Click on the links below to learn more about college scholarships in the state of Kansas.
The Foundation’s main purpose is to support industry education, as well as offering scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in printing technology/management. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $180,000 in scholarships to students in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Scholarship amounts range from $500 (freshman) to $2,500 (seniors) per year and are based on the student's academic and non-academic accomplishments.
Eligible students must attend an accredited printing management or technology program and have permanent residence in one of the four states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri) served by PIA MidAmerica. Students must be pursuing a management or technology degree. Those who are interested in design, photography, or web-based careers will not be considered for the scholarship. The application deadline is March 1st of every year for the school year beginning in the fall.
Scholarships awarded to occupational therapy student and one occupational therapy assistant student within the state of Kansas. Scholarship amount TBD.
Applicants must be currently enrolled and have completed at least 1 year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program.
$12,250 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 30 or 31 ACT (1330 – 1390 SAT CR+M) and 3.6 high school GPA. $4,750 for freshmen year, $2,500 per year renewable for up to 3 additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.
The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship is designed to encourage enrollment in nursing programs by Kansans committed to practicing as a LPN or RN in Kansas. Recipients sign an agreement/promissory note to practice nursing at a specific facility one year for each year of scholarship support. The sponsor provides partial scholarship funding and employment upon licensure of the recipient and the State of Kansas funds the balance. All applicant must complete the FAFSA.
1. Acceptance to a Kansas nursing program (pre-nursing will not be funded);
2. Commitment by an eligible sponsor* licensed by the state to fund up to half of the scholarship and provide full-time employment to the recipient after licensure;
3. Complete/submit the FAFSA and the State of Kansas Student Aid Application; and
4. Student must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more.
Financial need is considered if there are more applicants than available funding.
The recipient must be: a Kansas resident, enrolled in a qualified program, enroll at a Kansas college or university, and
not already awarded an undergraduate degree, unless you are applying for the Nursing Service Scholarships.
Recipients who are enrolled in:
a Licensed Practical Nurse program are eligible for $2,500 each school year or
a Registered Nurse program are eligible for $3,500 each school year.
Sponsors pay from $1,000 to one-half of the scholarship and the State of Kansas pays the remaining amount. Each scholarship amount is divided — one half awarded in the fall semester (LPN $1,250; RN $1,750) and the second half awarded in the spring semester.
The Kansas Comprehensive Grant is available to needy Kansas residents enrolled full-time at eighteen private colleges and universities located in Kansas, the six state universities, and Washburn University. This grant is funded by the state of Kansas. The Kansas Legislature provides limited assistance to financially needy students. To be considered you must complete and submit the FAFSA, listing one or more eligible colleges in the FAFSA. The priority receipt deadline is April 1. The funding level allows about 1 in 3 eligible students to be assisted with award amounts ranging from $200 - $3,500 at the private institutions and $100 - $1,500 at the public institutions. This grant is based on financial need.
The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career 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.
Recipients must be Kansas residents. For graduate students.
Designed to encourage primary care physicians to establish practices in rural areas of Kansas. Recipients receive $15,000 per year for up to four years of study at nationally accredited osteopathic schools. Preference goes to first year students. Recipients return one year of practice for each year of assistance. Applicants must complete a program application and the designated financial aid application.
Recipients must be Kansas residents. Graduate students only.
Designed to encourage optometrists to establish Kansas practices. Kansas helps to pay the difference between resident and nonresident tuition at eligible out-of-state institutions. Recipients must return one year of practice for each year of assistance.
Recipients must be Kansas residents. For graduate students only.
Designed to encourage dentists to establish Kansas practices. Kansas helps pay the difference between resident and nonresident tuition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Applications also available from UM-KC. Deadline: Rolling.
Recipients must be Kansas residents.
Established by former Kansas Senator Pearson to encourage graduate students from Kansas public universities to experience the global perspective gained from study abroad. Preferences given to applicants whose studies are directly related to foreign affairs. The average stipend provided is $2,445. Awards are subject to availability of funding. Applications also available from graduate school offices
Incoming high school seniors who are fully-admitted to WSU as a degree-bound student
Must have a completed 6th semester transcript
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ACT / SAT test scores
Students will be evaluated based on a composite of the following:
High School GPA (unweighted)
High School Class Rank
National Test Score (ACT / SAT)
Students with test score improvements have an opportunity for reconsideration.
Awarding begins in October for the following academic year and runs monthly until March 1.
Consideration after March 1 will be based on available funding.
NOTE: Generally, WSU Freshmen Merit Scholarships cannot be combined with other institutional merit scholarship awards.
Student Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshman majoring in engineering. Selection will be based on academic and leadership achievement. Applicants must be admitted to Wichita State.
Terms: One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded. This scholarship is renewable for three additional years with a 3.0 GPA and continued progress toward an engineering degree, with a minimum 12 hour enrollment.
Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state
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