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USD 368 Endowment Association scholarship information will be presented to students in English 4 classes 2nd semester.


Scholarship and/or financial aid websites:
 
 State of Kansas Scholarships & Grants
   Niche
   Merit Aid/Cappex
   Federal Financial Aid (grant & loan information)
   Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors
   Scholarships.com 
   Scholarship Help 
   Student Scholarships -- Boasts the largest collection of scholarships on the web
   Greater KS City Community Foundation-many scholarships in a variety of areas!    
   Unigo/Scholarship Experts-short essays on a variety of topics; awards up to $5000; deadlines vary; can apply as early as
        age 13
   Weird Scholarships--Unique scholarships and great information for applying for scholarships
   Varsity Tutors--Monthly scholarships awarded; $200; 200-900 words; submit online; promote your entry via social media
   Good Call--search for scholarships available throughout the state of Kansas
   
Fastweb.com

Please see individual college websites for complete listings of scholarships they offer, requirements, and deadlines  

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Phi Theta Kappa
PHS students who have completed 12+ college credit hours with a 3.5 GPA (on college courses only) may join Phi Kappa Theta. There is a one time, $100 lifetime membership fee. Members have access to numerous scholarship opportunities.
 
American Legion Scholarships
Please visit the website to see the requirements for the 12 scholarships that they have available.
Amounts & deadlines vary 

Kansas American Legion Scholarships
Please visit the website to see the requirements for the scholarships that are available.
Amounts & deadlines vary

Foresters Competitive Scholarships
2.8 GPA, minimum 40 hours community service; particular award for applicants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and extraordinary effort and ability to overcome adversity
Up to $8000-$11000
Local Contact: Tyler Moore 913-731-9105
Due: February 28, 2019

Kansas Foster & Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund
Students who are or have been foster children in the State of Kansas, including foster children who have been adopted
Amount & type of aid may include (but is not limited to) tuition, room & board, books, etc.
Applications accepted year round
Scholarships awarded June 1 and November 1 of each year

Education & Training Vouchers for Foster Care Youth
Available to youth in foster care after their 15th birthday for education costs related to post-secondary or certified training programs. Max is $3500/year. To be eligible, youth must show DCF that at least 5 scholarships and FAFSA have been applied for each year. Program can be extended to age 23 if enrolled in school and making satisfactory progress at age 21.
See the counseling office with questions about this program.

Washburn Garvey Scholarship
3.25 GPA, take Garvey Scholarship Exam; see link for details
Complete application for admission to Washburn
Take Garvey Exam; November 18, Washburn; December 2--Shawnee Mission West HS; other dates & locations--see link
$500-$2000 renewable annually


September

Questbridge National College Match and Scholarships
Seniors in the top 5-10% of class, ACT-28+, family income of $65K or less/year
Full tuition to participating colleges
Online application due: September 27, 2018

Miss Kansas Teen USA Pageant & Scholarship
Must have been born between 1998-2002; apply to and participate in the MIss Kansas Teen pageant November 25-27
All participants receive a $16K scholarship to Lindenwood University in St. Louis; could receive up to a 4 yr. scholarship to Lindenwood University
Pageant application due ASAP

October

Wendy's Heisman Award
Seniors w/3.0 GPA, involved in school athletics and w/leadership skills
Varied amounts
Due: October 17, 2018

Tradition of Caring Mortuary Science Scholarship
Any high school or college student pursuing a mortuary science
$3500/$500
Due October 26, 2018 to Newcomer Funeral Service Group

Wallace Engineering Scholarship--WSU
3.5+ GPA; 24 ACT composite; declare engineering major
$28,000
Apply to WSU by Oct. 15, 2018; complete WISE app; competition at WSU Nov. 16, 2018

WSU Distinguished Scholarship Invitational

3.5+ GPA or 27 ACT or top 10% AND be admitted to WSU by Oct 15, 2016. 
$60,000 and various amounts
Apply to WSU by Oct 15 2018; scholarship competition materials due Nov. 1, 2018; competition at WSU Nov. 17, 2018

Horatio Alger Kansas Scholarship Program 
Several types of scholarship opportunities including Career Technical & Undergraduate

Financial need ($55K or less adjusted gross family income); involvement in school & community activities; display integrity & perserverance in overcoming adversity; 2.0 GPA; complete 4 essays (see website for topics and details)
$7000-$22,000
Due Date: October 25, 2018 for National program BUT see website for state scholarships and those deadlines

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition
9-12 Grade students may enter; see website for more information
Recorded, 3-5 minute essay over theme must be submitted 
2017 Theme: American History: Our Hope for the Future
Prizes & scholarships awarded at the local, district, state & national levels
Entries due by October 31, 2018

*******JUNIORS ONLY*******Coolidge Scholars Program
Distinguished academic record; most rigorous course of study available to them; intellectual curiosity; interest in public policy and appreciation for Coolidge values; humility and leadership
Full ride presidential scholarship to any American university: covers tuition, room and board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study
Due: Wednesday, January 24, 2018--Recommendation letters and reading an autobiography are part of the application process


November

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
Award for Aspirations in Computing

9-12 grade girls who have demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in IT/Computing and demonstrated leadership ability are encouraged to apply
Scholarship and internship opportunities, networking opportunities, an engraved award, and trip to Bank of America headquarters in March, 2017
Due:  November 5, 2018

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
Senior, 3.5 GPA, minimum 23 ACT, work requirement, financial need
Application available September 15, 2016
Renewable up to 7 semesters: Amount varies--Up to $5000
Application due November 15, 2018

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
$600-$40,000--Local winner advances to state; state winner advances to national selection
See PHS Counseling Office for address to send application
Due: November 15, 2018

Kansas State University Civic Leadership Scholarship
Seniors with an exemplary record of community service planning to attend KSU fall of 2019
$2000-$4000
Application due by 5 pm November 29, 2018

Ottawa University Top Scholar Competition

3.5 GPA, 25+ on ACT, accepted to Ottawa
Submit portfolio, see link for details
Full tuition or 3/4 tuition
Portfolio due: TBD
If you are planning to attend Ottawa University and meet the above criteria, see the counseling office for more information


December

Kansas Masonic Scholarships
Variety of scholarships & criteria; going to 2 year or 4 year schools; students w/disabilities, etc.
$500-$5000
Apply Early: Applications Open December 1 2017 to March 15, 2018

Washburn Leadership Scholarship

At least 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT; accepting scholarship commits student to participate in Washburn's Leadership Institute
$500-$2000, renewable
Due: December 1

Rudd Foundation Scholarship
Seniors w/at least 3.0 GPA, have filled out the FAFSA and qualify for a Pell Grant, and plan to attend Wichita State University, Fort Hays State University or Emporia State University
$$--Covers any remaining costs of attendance after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student's account; renewable for 4 years w/application and maintenance of 3.0 GPA
Due: December 14, 2018

Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarships
2.5 GPA; going to any 2 year or 4 year college or career technical school
$1000-$50,000
Due December 15, 2018

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Outstanding achievement in school, work, & community service
$10,000-$25,000; State & National winners
Applications Due December 14, 2018; only the first 10,000 are accepted, so early application is encouraged

Acacia Leadership Scholarship

Senior who displays excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. Must be planning to attend Kansas State University.
1-$1000; 2-$500
Due December 17, 2018

January

KIAAA Scholarship
Participated in sports for at least 2 years; earned at least 1 letter in 2 sports; achieve 2 of the following: B avg, top 25% of class, ACT of 24+
$500; goes on to section and national for possibly more scholarship opportunity
Due January 9, 2018

KLL Memorial Scholarship Fund
Students who have lost at least one parent to cancer; interest in education, arts, environment, math, or science; involvement in school or community; financial need; 2 or 4 year school
$2000 renewable up to 4 years; $8000 total 
Due: January 10, 2019

Pittsburg State University Honors College & Scholarships
ACT score of 28 or higher, 3.5 GPA in college prep curriculum
$2,200-$40,000

Due: January 15, 2019

Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest
Do not have to be a member of MENSA. A variety of scholarships are available. Complete application and a 550 word essay.
$500+
Applications available online at link above. Due by 11:59 pm January 15, 2019.

Kansas State Department of Education of Educational Office Professionals Margaret Van Horn Scholarship
Must intend to continue education in an education or business-related program
$300
Due: January 17, 2019

Profile in Courage Essay Contest
9th-12th grade students are eligible; 1000 word (max) essay over topic
$500-$5000
Due January 18, 2019

*******JUNIORS ONLY*******Coolidge Scholars Program
Distinguished academic record; most rigorous course of study available to them; intellectual curiosity; interest in public policy and appreciation for Coolidge values; humility and leadership
Full ride presidential scholarship to any American university: covers tuition, room and board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study

Due: Wednesday, January 23, 2019--Recommendation letters & reading an autobiography are part of the application process

Centriq Training Technology Scholarship
Scholarship towards tuition to Centriq's four month IT Career Training program for a student wanting to pursue a career in the technology industry.
$5000
Due: January 31, 2019

KU Hixson Opportunity Award

Students who have faced personal hardship; admittable and planning to attend KU; financial need; students whose parents did not earn a 4 year degree will receive priority consideration
$5000, renewable for 4 years
Due January 31, 2019

February

Kansas City Area Scholarship for Future Shockers
Seniors planning to attend Wichita State University who live in certain counties in the Kansas City area (see link for more information--Miami County students may apply)
$1000
Due: February 1, 2019

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships --
Look through the list; a number of scholarships are available for a variety of areas and criteria; nursing, cancer survivors, business, culinary/dance/fashion, interpreter for the deaf, architecture & interior design, criminal justice/political science, military family member, trade school, and more

50+ scholarships for Kansas high school students; criteria vary; go to link to view scholarships and criteria; costs $5 each to apply
$500-$3000
Due: February 1, 2019

University of Kansas Cleland Award
Student who has experienced discrimination, bullying, and/or violence based on the belief, real or perceived, that said students are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender; or for students who have exhibited support for GLBT persons; must attend KU
$4500
Due: February 1, 2019

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors (KCAED) Scholarship
2.5 GPA, pursuing associate degree or certificate in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair
$500/semester up to 4 semesters
See Mrs. Wieland for the application and information or print from link above
Due: February 1, 2019

Elks Legacy Awards
Seniors whose parents or grandparents are Elks members.
$4000
Due: February 1, 2019

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program    

Students diagnosed w/epilepsy or immediate family member and/or caregiver of a person w/epilepsy
$5000-$10,000
Due: February 5, 2019

ECKSEC Future Special Educator Scholarship
Student planning to pursue a degree in Special Education or Related Services including: special education teaching, early childhood special education, gifted education, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy, school psychology, or other related special education services.
Includes Essay and 3 letters of reference
Due: February 8, 2019 to PHS Counseling Office

Greater Miami County Community Foundation (GMCCF) Leadership Scholarship
Demonstrated leadership skills
$500
Due: PHS Students: February 12, 2019 to the PHS Counseling Office

Paola Optimist Club Oratorical Contest w/scholarship opportunity

Students under 18 write and deliver a speech on the topic: "Local winner moves to district level with possibility to compete in regional and world championship in St. Louis for up to $22,500 in scholarships.
Due:

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities (KADPF)
Seniors whose parents are employed with a school district as non-instructional, support staff (building and grounds, food service, transportation)
$1000
Due: February 15, 2019

Kansas American Legion Scholarships
Criteria vary; see website for details & a listing of scholarship opportunities
$500-10,000
Due February 15, 2019

Washburn Shaw Scholarship
3.5 GPA, ACT 28, pre-med or pre-law at Washburn
$1250, renewable for 4 years
Due February 15, 2019

GPACAC (Great Plains Association for College Admisson Counseling) Paul Max Service Scholarship
GPA 3.0 and higher; strong service record (100 community svc hours completed from freshman year to date of app) that has impacted school, religious affiliation, and/or community
$1000
Due February 15, 2019

GPACAC (Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling) Student Scholarship
ACT 21+, GPA 3.0+, essay
$1000
Due February 15, 2019

Scholarships for Military Children Program
Open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers; 3.0 GPA
 $2000
Due: February 15, 2019

KSU First Scholars Scholarship Program
Be a first-generation student whose parents have no more than 2 years of post-secondary education; ACT 22-26; 3.0 GPA, in-state tuition, demonstrate financial need; live in Putnam Hall on campus; complete FAFSA by Feb. 15
$5000 renewable scholarship, one-on-one coaching, special workshops and activities and more
Due: February 22, 2019

Kansas Hospital Education & Research Foundation (KHERF)
Thirty scholarships in health care related fields. See website for information and applications.

$500-$800 awards
Due: February 28, 2019

March

American Welding Society (AWS) Scholarships--National, District & Section Awards
Seniors going into a welding program or related field
Amounts vary--$2500, $1000 
Due: March 1

Westar Energy Scholarships
Craft Scholarship--Pursue a degree in Electric power & distribution, power plant technology, wind energy, industrial technology or other industry related degree; see website for application and more information
$3000/year; renewable for 2 years

Due: March 1

Seven Days Make a Ripple Scholarship

Senior who takes one of the Seven Days' themes and applies them to a lasting project to start a ripple to change the world. See application for more information.
$1000
Due: March 1, 2019

Heartland Art Guild

Plan to pursue advanced education in art or art-related career; 3.0 GPA in art courses
$500
View application at the link above or see PHS Counseling Office for a copy
Due: March 1

Olathe Health Systems Health Career Scholarship
Seniors planning to pursue a career in the healthcare field; 3.25 GPA; ACT
3 copies of application packet due to PHS Counseling office: March 1, 2019

Kansas Grain and Feed Association Scholarships (KFGA)

Seniors w/excellent academic credentials, good school & community citizens, planning to attend Kansas 4 year or 2 year school
$500-$1500
Due: March 1, 2019

‚ÄčJCCC Sunflower Grant Application
1st generation college student
Renewable grant up to $4000 total award plus other supports & benefits
See the PHS counseling office for more information
Due: March 15

Kansas Masonic Scholarships
Variety of scholarships & criteria; going to 2 year or 4 year schools; students w/disabilities, etc.
$500-$5000
Due: March 15, 2019

Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) Scholarship

3.25 GPA, ACT 22
$250, renewable
Due: March 15, 2019

Kansas Contractors Association Scholarship

Senior planning to attend a Kansas school and enroll in a degree/program related to a career in construction.
$2000
Due: March 15

Nada Thoden Memorial Scholarship--Miami County Quilters Guild
Senior planning to pursue a major or career in a Family & Consumer Science related area
$500
Due: March 20

Parker Rural High School Alumni Association Scholarship
Senior related to a PRHS graduate
$400
Due: March 20

Kansas Crime Stoppers Association
Seniors planning to attend a Kansas school.
$500
Due: March 25

Kansas Financial Scholars Annual Essay Scholarship Contest
Plan to attend a Kansas technical, community or four year school; must have completed at least one of these programs during high school either in school or on your own: EverFi Financial Literacy, The Stock Market Game, Personal Finance Challenge, or Life$marts
$500 to $2500
Due March 27

Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association (KCCEOA) Scholarship Program

Attend a Kansas college and major in Journalism, Political Science, Communications or Business
$500
Due: March 29, 2019

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship
Senior who has participated in high school or Kansas junior golf programs (see link for more 
information)

$1500--Renewable for 4 years
Due: March 29, 2019

Kansas Women's Golf Association (KWGA) Memorial Scholarship
Senior  who has participated in high school or recognized junior golf program in Kansas (see link for more information).
$1500--one time award
Due: March 29, 2019

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarships
Open to 9-12 grade students; patriotic art submission; see website for details
up to $10,000

Due: March 31, 2019


Lighthouse Guild Vision + Health Scholarships
Annual scholarship for legally blind students
 $10,000
Due: March 31, 2019

KEHA (Kansas Environmental Health Association) Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship
GPA 3.0+; attending technical, community or four year school; first priority to those seeking a career in Environmental Sciences or a related field
$500
Due: March 31, 2019

Kansas Masonic Foundation Student Loan & Scholarship Program
Low interest loans; repay after completion of school; does not necessarily affect other financial aid. Also available: Cynthia Ruth Russell Memorial Grants for the physically challenged, Technical College scholarship, Legacy Scholarship, etc.
Due: January 1-March 31; early application strongly encouraged

Nexstar Legacy Foundation

Students who are attending technical or community college or working on an undergraduate degree leading to any of these careers: plumbing, heating/cooling or electrical, business administration/managment, finance, accounting, marketing, construction management, entrepreneurship
$2000-$6000

Due: rolling deadlines; check website on a regular basis

April

Miami County Family and Community Education and Community Club Council Scholarship
Involvement in school and activities; rank in top 1/3 of class
$500
Due April 1
Link above to application

Kansas Seed Industry Association
Seniors planning to attend school in Kansas and major in: Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management or Horticulture.
$1000
Due: April 1

Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship 
Senior planning to attend a Kansas school; must have completed at least one from a list of financial literacy courses in high school (see link for list)
$1000 to $3000 awards
Due: April 1, 2019

Wal Mart Dependent Scholarship
Be the dependent of a Wal Mart associate who has been actively employed with Wal Mart for at least 6 months as of March 14, 2014; financial need; 2.0 GPA
$3250, renewable
Due: April 2, 2019

American Legion Legacy Scholarship
Scholarship for children of post 9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50% or greater
Amount varies
Due April 15, 2019

ECKAN (East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation) Scholarship
Senior's family income level must be 125% or less of poverty level guidelines
Stop by the counseling office for more information & application and/or click link above
$500 award
Application due: TBD

PreJax Foundation

Seniors w/MS or a parent w/MS
$1000; academics, leadership, work experience, financial need, etc.
Due: April 30, 2019

Construction Management Group (CMG) MIdwest Scholarship
Seniors planning to attend a trade school or college with a focus in the construction industry. 
$1000
Due: April 30, 2019

May

Oltjen Orthodontics Smile Scholarship
Seniors ranking in top 1/2 of class;500 word essay on "What a smile means"; resume, letters of recommendation
$1000
Due: May 1

Tip Top Tux Scholarship
Based on activities, academics, need, and service
$500-$5000
Due:  May 1

Insuring Success Scholarship

Senior: Submit one page essay, "Who is the most influential person in your life that has helped ensure your success? Why?
$250
Due: May 4

Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship

Seniors diagnosed with and under the care of a medical profession for ADHD; planning to attend a 2 year or 4 year school
$2000 plus one year of ADHD coaching
Due: May 31

Divorce Matters Scholarship
Attend a 2 year or 4 year college fall of 2018; Have been personally affected by divorce; 500 word essay answering: 
How has divorce touched your life? In what ways did it shape you into the person you are today?.
$2500
Due: May 31


June

Norman A. Fordyce, Sr. Scholarship Fund
Students who are or have been in KVC Behavioral HealthCare programs; consideration given to financial need, student's work & community service record
Minimum $3000 annually; renewable based on GPA
Due June 15
See Mrs. Wieland in the counseling office or the link above for application/information


Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award
High school senior planning to attend college; complete a 500 word essay (see website to apply)
$1250
Due: June 31, 2019

Scholarships for Student Caregivers

Seniors who are caring for an adult relative and planning to go to college.
$1500
Due: June 30, 2019

July

Solar Action Alliance Scholarship

Senior, 3.2+ GPA, planning to attend college (2 year or 4 year), complete a 500-1000 word essay
$1000
Due: July 1, 2019

Kansas State Delta Chi Scholarships

Senior male; attending KSU; fraternity membership not required
$250
Due: July 1, 2019

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship

Seniors who have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend.
$2000
Due: July 15, 2019

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