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2018 Local Scholarship Information and Applications

Deadline is April 1, 2018

Hiawatha High School Graduate Scholarship Listing 2018

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 current and past graduates of HHS through our community. Students can access applications by clicking on the scholarship title on the website. Do not enclose applications in envelopes or binders and do not attach pictures onto them. Most of the Applications listed are due April 1, 2018 unless otherwise stated

Scholarship of $1000 or more is offered to benefit graduates of Hiawatha High School attending the University of Kansas. Turn into Counseling Office

A sizable scholarship is available to Hiawatha High School seniors who are seeking a four year degree in the field of agriculture.  Candidates will be judged on their application, leadership, activities, an essay, and an interview.  A special application form is available online at www.agfuture.org.

Brown County Sheriff, John Merchant started the concept of providing financial assistance to graduating Brown County High School Seniors when he was able to provide 2- $500.00 Scholarships by being selected as The Kansas Association of Counties "Elected Official of the Year" for 2015. It was decided that the Brown County Sheriffs Office will continue providing scholarships to students as a way of honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. A one time non-renewing $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Hiawatha and one Horton High School graduate who is enrolling in a university, college, community college or vocational-technical school. Turn Applications into the Counseling Office, Due April 18th

Two $300 scholarships will be awarded to students of Farm Bureau families with paid membership in Brown County.  Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolling in the 2018 fall semester at a four-year college, junior college, or Vo-tech school. Turn Application into Farm Bureau Office, Due April 15th (Farm Bureau 600 Oregon Street, P.O... Box 475 Hiawatha KS 66434)

A $500 award will be given to a senior who will attend a college, university, community college, or trade school. Preference will be given to students who have family members who have served in the military.Turn Application into Counseling Office

A $500 scholarship is available for a graduate of Hiawatha High School who is enrolled as a full-time college student majoring in education and having an interest in completing a Special Education Degree.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Turn Application into Board of Education

Scholarships will be awarded to selected graduating females from Hiawatha High School who will be attending a college or university. Turn Application into the Counseling Office

This $300 scholarship is given to a senior of Hiawatha High School to attend Highland Community College.  Selection of the recipient is made by the Citizen’s State Bank. Turn Application into Citizens State Bank  (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 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 be active in volunteer organizations or community service.  First preference is given to individuals seeking a career in golf management or who have participated in golf in high school. Turn Application into Citizens State Bank (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

A $500 scholarship in math/science will be awarded to a graduating senior of Hiawatha High School.  The student must be enrolled in a community college or four-year university or college.  The gpa of the student must be 3.0 or higher.  Extracurricular activities and community activities will be considered. Turn Applications into the Counseling Office

A $500 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is either LGBT or a dedicated Ally planning on attending any secondary education. We will take into account financial need, academic achievement, community involvement and a short (300 word minimum) themed essay. Recipient can remain anonymous if they so choose. Turn Application into Counseling Office

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 Application 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

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

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. Turn 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. Turn Application into First United Methodist Church (F.U.M.C. 410 Hiawatha Ave Hiawatha KS 66434)

Parents/ Guardian must be a Rainbow Customer, for incoming freshman, preference to STEM paths and application must be signed by an NTCA member (Rainbow Communication’s employee) Application has to be postmarked by March 1 to FRS (Selection Committee, Foundation for Rural Service 4121 Wilson Boulevard Suite 1000 Arlington, Va 22203-1801)

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. 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

A $250 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will major in either arts or theater. This could include illustration, fine arts, graphic design, etc. Applicants must submit an essay focusing on their passion for arts, as well as a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor. Mail Application to Ian Schuetz  (Ian Schuetz 512 Navajo Hiawatha KS 66434)

HHS alumni will award six $500 scholarships to graduating seniors. Seniors whose parents graduated from Hiawatha High School will be considered first for this scholarship. However , all seniors attending college or a Vo-tech are encouraged to apply. This scholarship will be paid in full to the student after we receive their full-time class schedule. Turn Application into Counseling Office

For many years, the Hiawatha District Education Association has given a scholarship to a deserving senior.  This senior should show an interest in majoring in education.  Teachers fill out the Selection Committee. Turn Application into Counseling Office

The Class of 1984 Scholarship Fund awards multiple nonrenewable scholarships to graduating seniors from Hiawatha High School. For the 2018 graduating class, the ’84 Scholarship Committee anticipates awarding at least four $1,000 scholarships among the graduates attending a 4-year university, 2-year community college or accredited vocational program. Separate applications are available for students who will attend a 4-year college and for students who will attend a 2-year community college or vocational program. Applications for students attending a 2-year or vocational program will be evaluated separately from applications for students attending a 4-year institution. Turn Applications into the Board of Education Office

The Class of 1984 Scholarship Fund awards multiple nonrenewable scholarships to graduating seniors from Hiawatha High School. For the 2018 graduating class, the ’84 Scholarship Committee anticipates awarding at least four $1,000 scholarships among the graduates attending a 4-year university, 2-year community college or accredited vocational program. Separate applications are available for students who will attend a 4-year college and for students who will attend a 2-year community college or vocational program. Applications for students attending a 2-year or vocational program will be evaluated separately from applications for students attending a 4-year institution. Turn Applications into the Board of Education Office

A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to seniors from the local Elks Lodge 1741 jurisdiction seeking any type of advanced education or training.  (Applicants do not have to be connected with the Elks.)  Turn Application into Venita Ruhnke (Venita Ruhnke 1104 Miami Street Hiawatha KS 66434)

This Scholarship is designed to recognize outstanding FBLA members for their activity and involvement in the association. The number of scholarships given depends on the yearly contributions to the FBLA scholarship fund.  Minimum of $250 will be awarded at the Senior Awards night. Open to graduating FBLA members of Hiawatha High School who plan to pursue a post-secondary education and plan to major or minor in any areas of the field of business. Turn Application into the Counseling Office

A scholarship is available to any senior attending a Vo-tech school, trade school or a two- or four-year college.  The scholarship will be based on extra-curricular activities, involvement in one’s community and academic achievement. Turn in Application to Counseling Office

The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of Hiawatha High School who will enroll in a university, college, community college or technical school after graduation pursuing an interest in an agricultural related field.  The selection of a recipient for the scholarship will be based primarily on academic achievements, participation in extra-curricular activities with emphasis given to FFA, and community involvement, coupled with financial need and evidence of potential success subsequent to graduation. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.3 or better.  Turn Application into Board of Education

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. Turn Application into Counseling Office

A scholarship will be given to a deserving foreign language student graduating from Hiawatha High School.  The student must demonstrate curiosity, interest, and enthusiasm for world cultures and languages through sustained study of foreign language and active participation in International Club throughout high school. Turn Application into Counseling Office

These two $250 scholarships will be awarded to graduates of Hiawatha High School who are enrolled full time in a university, college, community college or trade school.  Their high school GPA must be at least 2.0 extracurricular activities and community involvement will be considered, and awardees must or will have completed 8 units of academic credit from Hiawatha High School to be eligible. Turn Application into Board of Education

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

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to 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

A $500 nonrenewable scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Hiawatha High School who will enroll in any form of higher education such as a university, college, community college or trade school. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or better. Turn Application into Board of Education

Must be from the Hiawatha area and going to attend a college in Kansas as an incoming freshman. Turn Applications into the Counseling Office or give to any Kiwanis Board Member

One $500 scholarships will be awarded to one graduating senior of Hiawatha High School whose essays and applications most exemplify an aptitude for overcoming obstacles in their lives.  The graduate must be enrolling in a college, junior college or vocational/technical school, Applicants must also include a typed 300-word essay and reference letter from a community member. Application and Essay needs turned into Counseling Office

A grant of $500 or more to a high school female graduate entering a college program. Turn Application into Counseling Office

An award of at least $500 will be given annually to a Hiawatha High School  senior who plans to go into an educational teaching field. Turn Application into Counseling Office

Scholarships are awarded to Hiawatha graduates on the basis of (1) scholastic rank in class and (2) financial need. This is a one-year scholarship awarded to a graduating senior to aid in their Freshman year. The applicant must submit a special family comprehensive financial page with the parent’s signature in addition to filling out the local application. Turn Application into Citizens State Bank (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

Two scholarships will be awarded to a Hiawatha High School senior(s) who has been active in extra-curricular activities as well as demonstrating academic excellence.  The recipients may use the scholarship to attend the college, Vo-tech or trade school of their choice. Application into Counseling Office

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Hiawatha High School senior who has achieved success in contributing to community, citizenship, self, as well as academics.  First preference will be given to an individual attending the University of Kansas and entering the medical field.  The scholarship will be awarded in two installments of $250 each.  The first installment will be awarded in August after verification of enrollment; the second installment will be awarded in January after verification of enrollment and GPA.  Recipients are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA the first semester in order to receive the second installment. Application into Counseling Office

This $500 scholarship is given to a senior of Hiawatha High School to attend college or a vocational school. Selection of the recipient is made by the Morrill & Janes Bank. Application into Counseling Office

Students must continue their post-secondary education at an approved institution.Applications into Board Office

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student who will pursue a vocation in the medical field. Preference will be given to students seeking a degree in all levels of nursing, therapy, pharmacy, research and medical practice. Turn Applications into Counseling Office

One or more scholarships of $300 will be awarded to a senior attending Highland Community College, Kansas State University, Vo-tech or trade school.  First preference will be given to an FFA member or agriculture major. Application into Counseling Office

The NEK Pro-Life Scholarship will award $500 to a graduating senior from the five northeast Kansas counties. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA and intend to study full-time at a trade school, college or university. Applicants must also submit a typed essay of 300-500 words and two recommendation letters. Mail Applications to David Childress, President, Northeast Kansas Pro-Life Action League, 1507 200th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.

  • Nelson Scholarship:

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. The applications will be available at Citizens State Bank beginning in mid-April.

 

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. Turn Application into Citizens State Bank (Citizen’s State Bank PO Box 360 Hiawatha KS 66434)

A $250 non-renewable scholarship is being offered by the Powhattan American Legion Post 373 to a Hiawatha High School graduating senior.  First preference will be given to a needy student planning to attend a two or four year institution. Turn Applications into Counseling Office

The Booster Club will award scholarships annually to a senior boy and a senior girl.  The scholarship will be awarded to those students who best demonstrate academic excellence with a current GPA of above 3.20, have been active in high school activities, have been an excellent representative/role model of their schools, have always shown good sportsmanship in all activities, and have always shown good citizenship towards their teammates and coaches.  Each year the Booster Club will decide on the number of and the amounts of the scholarships that will be awarded. Turn Applications into Counseling Office

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to individuals of U.S.D. 415 who shall be attending either a two-year of four-year degree program at a university, college or other place of higher learning or an individual attending a vocational technical training program. The criteria for selection of the applicant shall be the financial needs of the applicants. In order to be eligible for an award of a scholarship, the applicant must have at least a 2.33 grade average. Turn Applications into Counseling Office

A $1,000 scholarship is being offered to a male or female planning to attend Kansas State University and major in any field which is related to agriculture.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of at least a 3.2. Turn Application into Board of Education

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. Turn Application into Board of Education

  This $250 scholarship is intended to reward a history of community involvement for one deserving senior, with plans to pursue any form of post-secondary education or training. Judges will consider participation in extracurricular activities, community clubs or other active groups that benefit the community, as well as individual experience serving the community, along with overall personal and academic success. Turn Applications into the Counseling Office

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. Turn Application into the Board Office

‘Music Boosters’ is the combined efforts of vocal and instrumental music at H.H.S.  The group gives an undisclosed amount and number of scholarships to seniors who contribute to the Music Department.  The scholarships are given out at the last concerts during the school year.  Members of the Selection Committee include the Music Boosters and music teachers. Application due to Counseling Office

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. Turn Application into Wenger Mfg. Sabetha Kansas  or apply online at Wenger.com(Wenger Manufacturing, Inc 714 Main Street Sabetha KS 66534)