Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students tackle some of the biggest questions about their future. TFS provides free access to one of the largest scholarship databases, including information on financial aid program and career assessment tools. In order to access this useful information, students will need to create an account.

Association on American Indian Affairs Emergency Aid

The Association on American Indian Affairs Emergency Aid Scholarships are available to Native American Undergraduates of any major who need funds for an emergency situation. Applicants must be enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe. Approximately twenty awards are given each year of $100-$400. Awards are based on financial need and severity of the emergency. The program is only available for the fall and spring semesters. For more information, please visit the following website. www.indian-affairs.org

Here you will find different scholarship opportunities that come
to the Counseling Office through email or mail. Please check back often to see what is available to the SENIORS OF 2018!

The Rudd Foundation Scholarship eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the state of Kansas and qualify for in-state tuition.
  • Must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Graduating high school in 2018 and will enroll full-time in the Fall.
  • Demonstrated financial need (Pell-eligible).
  • Must be admitted and will attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita State University.
  • Preference given for first generation, underrepresented students at each college institution.

The Program will accept applications from January 8, 2018 until March 11, 2018 (midnight). Finalists will have personal interviews in April and winners will be announced shortly thereafter. https://www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships


Buckle Excellence Scholarships

The application deadline is February 28th

Since 1948, Buckle has been providing a place for young men and women with an interest in clothing, to dress, accessorize, and express themselves through their style! It has also been a place that has provided many people a rewarding, and fulfilling career. Now, through the “Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund”, Buckle is providing a new kind of opportunity for young men and women headed to college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Each year, one freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology will be selected to receive a two year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year and two CSIT students are selected to each receive a $3,000 scholarship! Candidates hoping to receive one of these scholarships must fill out the application, obtain letters of recommendation, and:

  • Pursue a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Be an incoming freshman

Preference will go to students who have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math), but all new CSIT students are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship recipients are also provided with unique opportunities to build relationships with Buckle IT professionals through activities such as job shadowing, tours of the Buckle facilities, and presentations on-site. Buckle also has a student internship program for upper-level CSIT students and has hired numerous CSIT graduates over the years. Buckle also offers its employees for classroom presentations and student project reviews.




The Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

This scholarship is awarded annually to Missouri and Kansas high school seniors and college students who have demonstrated an interest in entrepreneurship. The scholarship is sponsored by Tortoise Capital Advisors and aims to foster entrepreneurship among today’s youth. At Tortoise, we are proud of our firm’s entrepreneurial culture and are passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs. Details on the scholarship are below. A flyer is attached for your convenience.


We will award three, non-renewable scholarships:

First Place: $3,000

Second Place: $2,000

Third Place: $1,000


To be eligible, applicants must:

Be a permanent resident of Kansas or Missouri who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study towards a bachelor’s degree, or;

Be a non-resident of either state who is enrolled or plans to enroll as a full-time student in a four-year bachelor’s program at a Kansas or Missouri accredited university or college, and;

Have a recommended minimum 3.3 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) and a minimum ACT score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1680 (includes writing section).

How to apply: Apply at www.tortoiseadvisors.com/scholarship by clicking the “Apply Now” button.


Essay Scholarship Contest

Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Our Essay Scholarship Contest is underway! Once again, students have the opportunity to win one of nine possible scholarships. Over $7500 will be awarded to Kansas high school seniors this year. Students may visit our website: www.ksc.ks.gov/EssayContest to learn more and enter the contest.


KCCEOA Scholarship Program

The 2018 Scholarship Deadline is April 2, 2018.

The Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association awards scholarships annually to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, provided they carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The scholarships are for those students who major in Journalism, Political Science, Communications, or Business. This scholarship has been in place for several years and was started by the funds the KCCEOA received from the Associated Press and major news outlets for election night reporting. The bulk of the funding now comes from donations and from funds received through a silent auction held annually at the spring conference of the association. Conference participants bring items either donated or purchased for the auction and the conference attendees bid on them throughout the conference.

This scholarship program has awarded hundreds of scholarships to the youth of Kansas over the years and hopes to continue to do so in the years to come. For Application and information go to http://www.kcceoa.org/scholarship/


The Giant/JBN scholarship

Application deadline is April 6

The Giant/JBN scholarship will once again be available to students in our service areas. Application attached in the links below. Please check service area.

You may also direct students to our company websites:




Geography Student Scholarship

Deadline is April 15, 2018

The Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM) is now accepting applications online for the John Cowan Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students within the State of Kansas pursuing a professional career in the field of Geography attained through a geographic-focused education.

The successful applicant must:

1. Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a post-secondary educational institution within the State of Kansas.

2. Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in a Geography-based profession.

3. Be able to show the intent to make Geography or a Geography-related career the major focus of your higher education.

A maximum scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded once proof of enrollment has been received by the Treasurer of KAM.

K. John Cowan, one of KAM’s most respected members, passed away in February 2010 after a battle with cancer. John was passionate and outgoing about the importance of geographic knowledge, and this scholarship seeks to symbolically carry on John’s passion by providing financial assistance to those with a desire for a higher education in geography. Apply online at https://www.kansasmappers.org/JCM


Freedom Alliance Scholarship

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in the Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children. All applicants must currently be a senior in high school or a high school graduate under the age of 26. Applicants must be a dependent son/daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been one of the following:

-Permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident.

-Killed in action.

-Classified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action

Please visit the following website to apply:



K-State College of Engineering

In State Scholarships

The College of Engineering at K-State has many unique scholarship opportunities for our Kansas students. We understand that the cost of higher education continues to increase and we will do everything we can to make each students college education as affordable as possible. Outside of the $2.6 million dollars in scholarships that our students are able to apply for when they are a student on campus, we have many University and College scholarships for our in state students. All of the K-State Scholarships are locates on the Financial Assistance website at:


Along with the University Scholarships, we have some College of Engineering first scholarships for students. To be eligible for these scholarships, a student must be admitted to K-State and also apply for scholarships by November 1 of this senior year. Scholarships in this category are US FIRST Robotics, First Generation, etc.

Putnam- 32 ACT (1400 SAT) & 3.85 HS GPA

  • $36,000 over four years
  • No Collage of Engineering add-on
  • Must meet K-State renewal criteria

Foundation Plus- 30-31 ACT (1330-1390 SAT) & 3.6 HS GPA

  • $14,500 over four years
  • Must meet K-State renewal criteria

Foundation- 29 ACT (1290 SAT) & 3.6 HS GPA

  • $13,000 over four years
  • Must meet K-State renewal criteria

Fairchild- 26-28 ACT (1170-1280 SAT) &3.75 HS GPA

  • $4,000 over four years
  • Must meet K-State renewal criteria

Leadership- 26 ACT (1170 SAT) 3.6 GPA& strong leadership in Hs, church, and community activities

  • $8,500 over four years
  • Must meet K-State renewal criteria

Medallion- 26 ACT (1170 SAT) 3.6 HS GPA & strong involvement in HS, and community activities

  • $5,000 over four years
  • Must meet K-State renewal criteria


Cappex.com (College & Scholarship Search Engine)

Cappex.com is a great resource for high school students who are beginning their college search. The website will match students with their best college options and will even provide a list of scholarships the student is eligible to apply for. Students who participate will have to create an account and profile.

Please click here to visit this website.

Hiawatha High School Graduate Scholarship Listing for PAST Graduates

Our local community has provided scholarships and support to Hiawatha High School graduates, which has allowed many students to continue their education, for many years. The following are lists of scholarships available to past graduates of HHS through our community. Please do not enclose applications in envelopes or binders and do not attach pictures onto them. Students can access most of these applications by clicking on the scholarship title. Please see the Counseling office if you need any hard copies. Applications are due April 1, 2018

The following scholarships have their own application processes. Click the scholarship title to download the application. MOST are due April 1, 2018.


Two awards will be offered to graduates of USD 415 and USD 430. Candidates must have high moral character and integrity, be self-disciplined and self-motivated, and show desire and promise with average academic ability. Students living in Powhattan City and within the original Powhattan School Dist. (before consolidation with USD 415 and USD 430) have priority over all other applicants. It is renewable following presentation of qualifying college grades. Turn Applications into Citizens State Bank (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to Hiawatha High School graduates who have no less than a 3.5 grade point average and demonstrate potential success in post- high school training. Extracurricular activities and community involvement, class rank, and ACT score are also considerations. Completion of eight units of academic credit from Hiawatha High School is required. This scholarship may be renewed if those criteria are also met Turn Application into Board of Education Office 706 S. First St Hiawatha Ks 66434

The recipient must be a Hiawatha High School graduate who has attained a minimum GPA of 2.5 and who will enroll in a community college or trade school certification or degree program. Consideration will be based primarily on financial need. Turn Application into Board of Education Office 706 S. First St Hiawatha Ks 66434

A scholarship is available for high school graduates who reside within the boundaries of the former District 5 at the time of USD 415 consolidation. The Rogers Scholarship and the Lambertson Scholarship are also administrated by the Fairview High School Alumni. Mail Application into Betty Olberding (Betty Olberding 28233 175th Street Leavenworth KS 66048)

A scholarship will be awarded to a Hiawatha High School graduate who is pursuing a post-high school education. Primary consideration will be given to active members of the First United Methodist Church in Hiawatha. Mail Application into First United Methodist Church (F.U.M.C. 410 Hiawatha Ave Hiawatha KS 66434)

The recipients must be Hiawatha High School graduates who have attained a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and been active in volunteer organizations or community service. First preference is given to individuals seeking an education degree. Amount of award depends on number of applicants awarded. Turn Application into Citizen’s State Bank (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Hiawatha High School who is enrolled in a university, college, community college or trade school. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Turn Application into Board of Education Office 706 S. First St Hiawatha Ks 66434

A $1,000 renewable scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or past graduate who is an Eagle Scout from Hiawatha Troop 313. Academic status will be considered in the selection of this scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing a post-secondary education. Mail Applications to Tom Jones 907 Sequoia Lane Hiawatha Ks 66434

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Hiawatha High School who will enroll full-time at Kansas State University-Salina. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Turn Application into Board of Education Office 706 S. First St Hiawatha Ks 66434

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Hiawatha High School who will be studying nursing at any accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or better. Turn Application into Board of Education Office 706 S. First St Hiawatha Ks 66434

One or more scholarships will be offered to Hiawatha High School graduating seniors enrolling in Highland Community College or a vocational-technical college. These are renewable at the end of the freshman year. Turn Applications into the Counseling Office

A scholarship is available to a graduate of Hiawatha High School who has completed at least 60+ credit hours and has a minimum 3.5 GPA at an accredited post-secondary institution. Any graduate of Hiawatha High School who is in Graduate School may also apply. Applicants must submit a completed application and an official transcript. Turn Applications into Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

Grants and scholarships are available to graduates of Hiawatha High School who attend college and major in education or health care or pursue a trade at a vocational school. Application into Citizens State Bank (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of Hiawatha High School who is enrolled in a university, college, community college or trade school. Financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, and work history will be considered. A special application is available in the Guidance Office. Turn Application into Board of Education Office 706 S. First St Hiawatha Ks 66434

A $10,000 scholarship is being offered to graduates pursuing a career in machining. It covers the entire cost of tuition, books, materials, and tooling for the 9-month program at the Washburn Institute of Technology in Topeka. Applications available at http://www.Wenger.com