by Tracey Paramore
There are many scholarships that can be found on the Internet. Listed below are some recommended web sites and some specific scholarships that I have found that might be of interest.
Scholarships will be added as they are found, so check back often!
|REMEMBER: You should never pay someone to do searching for you! Either seek help from Mrs. Paramore or from the financial aid office of the institution you are attending. They will be more than happy to help and it is free!|
FastWeb Scholarship Search is a recommended search site that provides up-to-date information on available scholarships and free college searches. Visit www.fastweb.com to get started.
Other web resources are:
The American Legion awards several scholarships and provides other resources in order to help students continue education after high school. Some of these scholarships are listed below. For more information visit: http://www.legion.org/scholarships.
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 ar eenrolled 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.
Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1,500, 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 the time of death.
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
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.
Then a deadline of July 15 offers the:
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
Additionally, the Perry American Legion and the Perry American Legion Auxiliary offer partial scholarships for students to attend Kansas American Legion Boys State or Girls State during the summer between their junior and senior years.
*American Legion Boys State and Girls State*
These are short summer camps that focus on teaching how government works while developing leadership skills and an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As part of the program, attending students run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government.
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding $3 million in scholarships to seniors who demonstrate leadership, commitment to community and academic achievement. For requirements and the application, visit www.coca-colascholars.org.
The Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship is available to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. The Foundation provides 500 scholarships each year ranging from $4,000 to $60,000. See Mrs. Paramore for an application.
The Hagan Scholarship Foundation -- This foundation awards about 20 new scholarships to Kansas graduates each year. These students must be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college, have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT composite score of at least 23. The application can be completed online at www.hsfmo.org or see Mrs. Paramore for more information. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2012.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship is given to students who demonstrate integrity, determination and courage. It is also meant to help students overcome financial barriers that might hinder a student from going on to high education. Student must have at least a 2. GPA and require financial assistance to go to college ( $50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred). Visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships to apply. The deadline is October 25, 2012.
The Hy-Vee Foundation awards about 40 scholarships each year. These $1,000 scholarships are given to students who are currently working for Hy-Vee or have parents that have worked there for at least six months as of September 15, 2011. These student must also be enrolling in college for the first time. To apply you can go online at www.hy-vee.com or contact Mrs. Paramore for an application. The deadline to apply is February 10, 2013.
The Jefferson County Educational Extension Unit is awarding three $300 scholarships and one $200 Futures Scholarships. Applicants must be a resident of Jefferson County, be a high school senior or college freshman, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and do not have to be a 4-H member to apply. Applicants will be considered for all four scholarships with one application if they meet all the scholarship requirements. See Mrs. Paramore to get an application.
The Kansas Board of Regents provide several scholarship opportunities. A brief description of each is below. Visit http://www.kansasregents.org/scholarships_and_grants for more information.
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship --designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups.
Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship-- a merit-based service obligation scholarship for students pursuing bachelor's teaching degree in hard-to-fill disciplines or planning to teach in an underserved geographic area.
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship -- requires an obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. The sponsor will provide partial scholarship funding and provide employment upon licensure of the recipient.
Kansas State Scholarship-- designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars during the senior year of high school.
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. You must complete and submit the FAFSA, listing one or more eligible colleges in the FAFSA. The priority receipt deadline is April 1.
Vocational Educational Scholarship -- is available to eligible students enrolled in approved vocational programs at community or technical colleges and some two-year programs at four-year institutions. Applicants must take the vocational exam which is offered at various sites throughout the state typically on the first Saturday in November and March.
Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance -- provides up to 100% of tuition and fees that leads to the award of a certificate, diploma or degree upon satisfactory completion of course work requirements for members of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit. Full-time enrollment not required.
Kansas Career Work Study -- is available to Kansas residents, enrolled at least half-time at the six state universities and Washburn University. Eligible students work on a part-time basis on behalf of an employer which complements and enhances the educational preparation of the student's career.
Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association is providing a $500 scholarship. Applications are available to all students will be attending a Kansas college, and they are due by April 5th. Please see Mrs. Paramore for the application.
The Kansas Motor Carriers Association is awarding three to four $1,000 renewable scholarships. Preference is given to those who have ties with the transportation industry, but it is not limited to those majors. Students need to provide a completed application, letter of their academic plans, current transcript, 1-3 letters of recommendation, and a recent professional photograph. The deadline is April 1. For more information visit http://kmcafoundation.org or see Mrs. Paramore for the application.
Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship -- The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) is offering the Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship. There are four $250 awards available for the 2012-2013 academic year. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, private institution, community college, and technical/vocational. These scholarships must be used at a KACRAO member institution (list of member institutions attached). The scholarship is not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards at the discretion of the Financial Aid office of the attending institution. Complete applications received by the deadline (March 9, 2012) will be considered for this award. Once the scholarship recipients have accepted their awards, an announcement will be posted on the KACRAO website (www.kacrao.org<http://www.kacrao.org/>) and all students will receive a letter notifying them of the outcome.
To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:
♦ Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school
♦ Have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale
♦ Have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or an SAT-I combined score of 1020
♦ Submit a complete application (application form, essay, letters of reference and resume) postmarked by March 9, 2012
♦ Provide evidence of leadership experience
Click here for the application form: Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Schlarship Application Form
The Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship Program will provide up to 60 nonrenewable $1,000 scholarships. Students must be a 2012 graduate, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, be involved in a significant amount of volunteer community service projects and enroll in a Kansas Regents' University or Washburn University no later than the fall 2012. Visit www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/senatordolepublicservice for more the application or more information.
At least one Lawrence Hidden Valley Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior girl who has been actively involved and registered in Girl Scouts of the USA for a minimum of six years. The applicant must also be registered in a senior or ambassador level Girl Scout troop or as a senior or ambassador level Juliette Girl Scout in Douglas County. She must also have given service to the Hidden Valley Camp. See Mrs. Paramore for a copy of the information or you can contact the scholarship committee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The University of Kansas is pleased to announce an exciting scholarship award called the J.L. Cleland GLBT Non-discrimination Award. This award was established to help eliminate hatred, violence and bigotry against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender persons. For the application or additional information visit affordability.ku.edu.