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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.

Burger KingSM Scholarship

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KINGâ„  Scholars program has awarded $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BK® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America.

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

Primarily funded by the BURGER KING® system and guests through annual fundraising activities, scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. Our ultimate goal? To provide one $1,000 scholarship for every BURGER KING® restaurant in North America—that’s more than $7 million each year!

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016. Click here to view the scholarship eligibility requirements and to apply now.

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program "A Constitutional Speech Contest"  is being offered to High School Seniors. The purpose of this scholarship program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the Untied States among high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation of acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship. The oration of the speech should be on some aspect of the Constitution of the United State's with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government. The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must not take up less then EIGHT minutes or more then TEN minutes for delivery. IF you would like more information on this scholarship opportunity come into the Counseling Office. The final deadline is  November 18th. If you are selected you will be able to compete at the District level then onto State if picked then on to National Level.  Scholarship amounts vary with this one since there are different levels.

Remind students not to miss out on thousands of dollars in scholarships.
We're happy to announce that we've extended the scholarship deadline to November 8. Please encourage your students to apply in the next 4 days - when they do, they'll automatically be considered for scholarships. It takes just 30 minutes - no résumés or transcripts are required.
The Kansas State Department of Education of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP)
Margaret Van Horn Scholarship
Application must be emailed or postmarked by Friday January 20, 2017  Approved 9/13/16
PLEASE NOTE:  The completed application with enclosures must be submitted by email or postmarked by
Friday, January 20, 2017.
Funds for the Margaret Van Horn Scholarship have been allocated by members of the Kansas State Department of
Education Association of Educational Office Professionals (KSDE AEOP).  The scholarship program is open to
current Kansas High School, College, and/or Technical School students.  Applicant must intend to continue his/her
education in an education or business-related program.  Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester
hours (at least half-time).  Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational facility within the state
of Kansas.   
A scholarship is awarded annually.  The amount is based on gifts and funds raised by the association.  The amount
for this year is $300.00.  Use of the scholarship award is intended to offset the cost of tuition, books, class fees,
supplies, or other scholastic expenses.   
Selection of the recipient will be based on the scholarship application, student initiative, character, and/or other
factors supporting his/her candidacy.  An application (electronic or hard copy) can be obtained from any member
of the Scholarship Committee or your school counselor.  The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant receiving
the highest rating from a panel of evaluators.  Applications must be complete, signed, and submitted by email in
pdf format or postmarked by Friday, January 20, 2017, to be accepted.
1. Application is to be completed online or printed and typed for submission (handwritten applications will
be disqualified).
2. Submit current “official” high school/college/technical school transcript(s) (with GPA).
3. Submit a one page typed essay, “Why I am Choosing an Education or Business-Related Career or Vocation.”
4. Application must be signed.
5. The completed application with enclosures must be submitted by email or postmarked by Friday,
January 20, 2017.
6. Failure to submit all requested information and to follow all guidelines will result in disqualification.
1. The scholarship recipient will be required to notify KSDE AEOP in writing once enrolled in a Kansas
accredited post-secondary educational facility.  In order to receive the scholarship, proof of enrollment
must be submitted, including student ID #, to the address provided in the scholarship award letter.
2. When notification is received, KSDE AEOP will send a check in the amount of $300 to the recipient.
3. The approved monies will be valid only for the academic year following the awarding of the scholarship
(fall, winter, spring and summer quarter/semester).
Kansas State Department of Education
900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 252
Topeka, KS  66612
Linda Wallis  Kelli Byrne   
kbyrne@ksde.org  lwallis@ksde.org
Jan Williams   
785.296.3784  785.296.4976  785.296.6829
Kansas State Department of Education
Association of Educational Office Professionals
Margaret Van Horn Scholarship
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Follow this link to apply for the NHS scholarship. ALL National Honor Society Members in their Senior year in good standings can apply.

National Honor Society- Spirit Prudential Scholarship

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

Thus far, it has recognized more than 115,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.

The Spirit of Community Awards program also honors youth volunteers in countries outside the U.S. where Prudential has a significant presence: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil.

  1. 1. Eligibility

    To be eligible, you must:

    • be in grades 5-12 as of November 8
    • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
    • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
    • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 8.
  2. 2. Timeline

    November 8, 2016: Student application deadline

    November 18, 2016: Deadline for schools and officially designated local organizations to certify Local Honorees for state-level judging

    February 7, 2017: Judging results announced by NASSP and Prudential

    May 6-9, 2017: National recognition events in Washington, D.C.

  3. 3. Awards

    Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organization. Those Local Honorees who qualify (26 hours of service for ages 10 and younger, 50 hours for ages 11-15, and 100 hours for older students) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

    Distinguished Finalists receive an engraved bronze medallion, and other state-level runners-up receive Certificates of Excellence.

    State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

    National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.