Scholarships

  • Your Scholarship Search

    College Specific Scholarships
    If you know what college you are interested in atttending, go to that school’s website and search for scholarships for incoming freshmen.  They are often found on the school’s admissions or  financial aid web page. 

     How to qualify for scholarships:

    • You are generally not eligible for the school specific scholarships until you have an application on file. Colleges often offer general scholarships to students who have a certain GPA/ACT/Class Rank.  You won’t know if you qualify until you apply for admissions.   Apply. Apply. 

    A completed college application includes:

    • Admissions application, completed and submitted
    • Application fee paid or application for a fee waiver submitted
    • ACT scores sent
    • High School transcript sent (register on parchment.com or see Mrs. Cousin for assistance)
    • Determine if there is a separate scholarship application. Some schools only release this application when you are accepted, but make sure you don’t miss the opportunity for scholarship on a technicality. 
    • Look to see what scholarships are offered based on your major. Departmental scholarships are based on what you want to study.  Sometimes these are listed on the financial aid site, but more likely can be found on the Department’s web page. 

    More and more colleges and universities require that you have a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file before you recieve financial aid awards.  Completing FAFSA is very important and not doing so can limit your scholaship opportunties.

    Outside scholarships

    After exhausting all scholarship opportunities at the colleges you choose, it is time to look at outside scholarships.  Outside scholarships can be added or “stacked” to scholarships earned from the college/university.  Places to look for outside scholarships include:

    • CCC website.  Community scholarship information recieved is posted on this website along with links and/or applications.
    • Your job or your parents’ job. Many employers offer scholarships or tuition reimbursement programs.  Contact your manager to see if there is program through your job and ask your parents to do the same.
    • Your place of worship. Many religious organizations such as churches, mosques and temples, have scholarships funds designated for their membership.  Check to see if you would qualify.
    • Scholarship search sites. Register with reputable search engines to find scholarships that meet your situation.  There are free search sites, so there is no need to pay for this service.  Come to the CCC for assistance, if needed.

     

     

     The listing will be updated monthly.  Register on scholarship search sites to get personalized scholarships sent directly to your email.  Best way to get scholarships is to Apply APPLY Apply

     

     

  • Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships and Grants

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 2/24/2020

    Scholarships available to KS HS seniors.  Scholarships include the KS Teacher Service Scholarship, KS Ethnic Minority Scholarship, KS State Scholarship and others.  

    https://www.kansasregents.org/scholarships_and_grants

    Due May 1, 2020

     

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  • Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 2/11/2020

    Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest
    Scholarship Deadline: 
    April 1, 2020
    Scholarship Amount: $3,000, $2,500, $2,000, $1,500, & $1,000

    This scholarship is sponsored by the Office of the State Bank Commisioner (OSBC), the Kansas Insurance Department (KID), and its division, the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC).  The essay contest awards up to 5 scholarships to KS high school seniors who, through school courses, independent study, and personal experience, have gained an understanding of money management and can demonstrate that knowledg and the importance it will have in their future.  

     Official Rules for the Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest

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  • Old Town Barber College Scholarship

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/21/2020

    Old Town Barber College Scholarship
    Scholarship deadlline: March 20, 2020
    Scholarship Amount:
    1-$2,000 and 2-$500

    The Old Town Barber Training Program is a 10-month curriculum that prepares graduates for the barber industry as a barber stylist as well as barber shop management and upon completion may apply for a Kansas Barber License.

    All scholarships are awarded upon graduation to selected candidates to begin their education within the Summer of Fall of that same year.

    Eligibility

    • Graduates of Wichita High Schools
    • Completed OTBC Scholarship Application and returned to the counselors’ office by the March 20th deadline
    • Meet OTBC general admissions requirements
    • Award winners must enroll for the Summer or Fall class starts of the same award year and must continue their training for completion to be eligible for the full award. (uncontrollable events may be taken into consideration)

    Old Town Barber College Scholarship Application

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  • Evergy Scholarships

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/17/2020

    Evergy Scholarships
    Scholarship Deadline: March 1, 2020

    Craft Scholarship

    A minimum of 9 craft scholarships will be awarded yearly in the amount of $3,000, renewable for up to two years.
    Selection Criteria: Award based primarily on personal interview and/or job shadow, however academics (minimum ACT of 18, minimum GPA of 2.50), career aspirations, volunteer work, leadership skills and financial need will also be taken into consideration.

    Eligibility requirements:
    • Must be a resident of Kansas or Missouri attending a Kansas or Missouri high school
    • Must be an upcoming graduating high school senior
    • Must be pursuing a degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, wind or renewable energy, industrial technology or other industry-related degrees
    • Must be eligible to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (line worker scholarship only)
    • Must enroll and maintain a full-time status in your degree program to receive scholarship award
    • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA in your degree program
    • If 18, must be willing to submit to a Motor Vehicle Record Check (drug free with no
    DUI convictions)
    • Females and minorities are urged to apply

     

    General Line Worker Scholarship

    Line workers are responsible for doing what it takes to safely keep the lights on by working on the complex electrical systems that power our homes and businesses. Some of the skills required for these jobs include climbing poles and towers, operating machinery and working around energized conductors in all types of conditions.

    Selection process:
    • Submit 2 completed applications by March 1, 2020 (One for Evergy and one for the Ellis Foundation. Information for the Ellis application will be sent to you upon completion of your first application.)
    • Participate in a personal interview on one of the following dates: March 16–20
    (Stephanie Homolka will call to schedule)
    • Attend a mandatory one-day Lineman Prep Day (Date to-be-determined for a Saturday in April–June after the scholarship is awarded)
    • The location for Lineman Prep Day will be in Topeka, Wichita or Kansas City, MO.

     

    Power Plant Operator/Wind Energy Technician Scholarship

    From traditional power plants to wind farms, our power plant professionals and wind energy technicians do what it takes to keep our processes running smoothly while maintaining critical equipment to generate electricity in real-time.

    Selection process:
    • Submit 2 completed applications by March 1, 2020 (One for Evergy and one for the Ellis Foundation. Information for the Ellis application will be sent to you upon completion of your first application.)
    • Must attend a mandatory one-day job shadow (see details below) and participate in a personal interview

    Job Shadow:
    • One day between March 1 - 31, 2020 at one of the following locations:
    Power Plant: Jeffrey Energy Center (St. Mary’s, KS)
    Wind Farm: Flat Ridge (Nashville, KS) or Central Plains (Marienthal, KS)
    Date coordinated through MaryKay Ulrich (contact information on front page

    How to apply
    Applications can be found at Evergy Scholarship Application.Interested students must submit a completed application and essay by March 1, 2020 via email to MaryKay.Ulrich@evergy.com or via mail to:
    Evergy’s HR Department
    Attn: MaryKay Ulrich
    P.O. Box 889
    Topeka, KS 66601-0889

     

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  • WSU Tech

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/10/2020

    WSU Tech Signing Day
    Scholarship Deadline: February 20
    Scholarship amount: $500

    Over $100,000 of scholarships will be awarded on National CTE Signing Day to students interested in pursuing a career and technical education. If you are a high school senior and are interested in pursuing a degree in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, design, business or police science register NOW to be considered for a  scholarship.

    You must pre-register and attend the event on February 20 to recieve the scholarship.  

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  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/10/2020

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
    Scholarship Deadline: March 14, 2020
    Scholarship Amount: varies

    The Sorority supports Educational Development by awarding several scholarships in the local community.  Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

    1. A high school graduate from the Wichita Metropolitan Area (Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick, Sumner
    and Kingman Counties) at the end of the current academic year.
    2. Hold a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
    3. Planning to enroll in an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university for the upcoming
    academic year.

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Scholarship Application

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  • Assistance League of Wichita Scholarship

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/9/2020

    Assistance League of Wichita Scholarship
    Scholarship Deadline:
    February 25, 2020
    Scholarship Amount: varies by program

    This scholarship is open to all USD 259 high school seniors seeking a vocational education certification for Butler Community College or WSU Tech.  It is awarded based on need and motivation. The scholarship is contingent upon the students acceptance to Butler or WSU Tech and is not transferable.

    All scholarship application information (items listed below) must be completed and submitted to the appropriate CCC (Mrs. Cousin) by February 25, 2020:

     

    • Application form
    • Applicant’s transcript
    • FAFSA Confirmation Page Email
    • Recommendation from a teacher
    • Recommendation from a counselor
    • Recommending letter from an employer, neighbor or other community person (not a family member or an educator at the school)
    • Campus Visit form for either BCC or WSU Tech
    • A recent photo

    Download the following application materials. Assistance League Wichita Scholarship Application

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  • Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/8/2020

    Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship
    Scholarship Deadline: March 15, 2020
    Scholarship amount: $500 x 4


    The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards

    For more information and the link to apply, visit https://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship.

     

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  • SER Corporation Scholarship

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/8/2020

    Wichita SER Coroporation Scholarship
    Scholarship deadline:
    February 28, 2020
    Scholarship Amount: $500-$1,000

    The SER Scholarshp Program is open to all Hispanic students (with at least 1 Hispanic parent).  The student must have a 3.0 cummulative GPA; have applied as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or community college; and meet all admission requirments for the school selected.

     SER Corporation Scholarship materials

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  • Sigma Gamma Rho Scholarships

    Posted by Stephanie Cousin on 1/8/2020

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc Scholarships
    Scholarship date: February 28, 2020
    Scholarship amount: varies

    Mary E. Adams Scholarship for Education Majors Only: A Five-hundred dollar ($500.00) scholarship is available for award to a high school senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2020.  Mary E. Adams Scholarship Application

    Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship: Two-hundred and fifty dollar ($250.00) scholarships are available to high school seniors pursuing a 2-yr. or 4-yr. degree at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2020.  Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Application

    Roola E. Kelley Scholarship for Fine Arts Majors Only: Five-hundred dollar ($500.00) scholarship is available for award to a high school senior pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2020.  Roola E. Kelley Scholarship Application

     

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