Scholarship and Opportunities

Senior Update

The following colleges have provided information concerning priority scholarship deadlines:

Benedictine College--A rolling admission policy is used and early admission is advisable

Cloud County Community College—April 01, 2019

Colby Community College—January 31, 2019

Emporia State University—Applications are on rolling basis

Fort Hays University—December 01, 2018

Highland Community College—April 01, 2019

Johnson County Community College—April 01, 2019

Kansas State University—November 01, 2018

Kansas Wesleyan University—March 15, 2019

Pittsburg State University—February 01, 2019

Southeast Community College—December 01-Feb. 22, 2019

Sterling College—November 15, 2018

University of Kansas—November 01, 2018

University of Nebraska--- May 01, 2019

Washburn University—February 15, 2019

Wichita State University—December 01, 2018

The following colleges are offering Senior Days/Open House:

Benedictine College—Sept. 21; Oct. 8, 26; Nov. 12, 30; Jan. 21; Feb. 18; Mar. 22, 29, 2019

Creative Center, College of Art & Design—October 13, 2018

Emporia State University—Oct. 5, 20; Nov. 3, 16; 2018; Feb. 9, 23; Mar.1; Apr. 12, 2019

Fort Hays State University Tiger Day Open House—November 10, 2018

Hutchinson Community College—October 27, 2018

Hutchinson Community College Fire Science Student Field Day—Oct. 08, 2018

Kansas State University—Oct. 12, 15, 26; Nov.2, 5, 12, 2018

Kansas State University Engineering Scholarship Day—October 22, 2018

Manhattan Area Technical College—April 12, 2019

Manhattan Christian College Timothy Days—Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 8, 29; Mar. 28, 2019

Pittsburg State Univer. Rumble in Jungle Senior Day—Sept. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 16, 2018

Sterling College—Oct. 12; Nov. 11-12, 2018; Jan. 21, 2019

University of Nebraska Red Letter Day—Sept. 21; Oct. 18, 22, 29; Nov. 12, 2018

University of Nebraska Pre-Health Red Letter Day—Oct. 01, 2018

University of Kansas Senior Day--Oct. 12, 18, or 19, 2018

University of Kansas Engineering Day—Sept. 29, 2018

Washburn University Ichabod Senior Days—Oct. 5; Nov. 2 & 16, 2018; Jan. 25, 2019

Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors 

K-State Engineering Scholars Day

K-State Engineering Scholars Day is Monday, October 22, 2018.Qualified high school seniors (28 ACT/1310 SAT and above and 3.6 GPA and above) are invited to register to attend. Students must apply by Monday, October 08, 2018 using the online application form located at The day is designed to assist high school senior students and their guests in exploring engineering majors, career options and research opportunities. Participants will attend information sessions, interact with faculty, engage with engineering design teams and student organizations, and have an opportunity to explore campus life. Lunch will be provided. Students and their guests are welcome to attend free of charge.

Wendy’s High School Hesiman Award 

This program recognizes students who excel in academics, athletics, and student leadership.  Wendy’s has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy’s values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field. The Wendy’s High School Heisman program will select school winners from the school’s applicants, who will be eligible to compete for the State and National Finalist Award.  Online applications need to be completed by 5:00 p.m. October 17, 2018 and reviewed by a school official by 5:00 p.m. October 19, 2018.  The student application and more information on eligibility can be found at

The Horatio Alger Association State/National Scholarship 

Since 1984, the Horatio Alger Association has awarded nearly $143 million in college scholarships to deserving students.  The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and strength of character, as well as perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants must exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree (may transfer from a two-year institution) and have a GPA of 2.0.  This program is offering scholarships ranging from $6,000-$25,000.  You may access the online forms at    Scholarship deadline is October 25, 2018. I would highly encourage you to apply, as the number of applicants has been somewhat minimal state-wide.

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 30th class in 2018, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through 3 nationally recognized programs.  150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola System believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in servitude to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program recognizes and celebrates young people across the country who are committed to make the world a better place. For eligibility requirements and application information, you may see me or view the website  Initial application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation 

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation is an exempt foundation whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships to high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.  These students will graduate from a public high school located in rural communities having fewer than 50,000 residents.  Three hundred fifty scholarships can be awarded each year. Hagan Scholars attend 236 colleges and universities across 37 states. The dollar amount of each Hogan Scholarship will vary and can be up to $6,000 each semester for eight semesters. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.50 and an ACT score of 23 or higher.  Application can be accessed on September 01, 2018 and the deadline for submission is November 15, 2018.  Details may be viewed at


Save @ School Scholarship 

Sunflower Union Pacific Credit Union offers a $250.00 scholarship to a graduating senior.  The determining criterion involves the senior who makes the most deposits during their high school career.  In order to gain a “scholarship point,” the deposit must be at least a $5.00 minimum.  Please see me for questions and details.

I would be glad to assist you in the application processes concerning enrollment or scholarship completion. In addition, I would be more than happy to arrange a college visit for you with the educational institutions you are interested in and would like to further explore! Thirdly, you are encouraged to also explore FREE scholarship websites including, College,,,, and    


I will keep you informed of additional scholarship opportunities as they are made available.  Thank you, and once again, I will gladly assist you with the required tasks for completion of required post-secondary applications and scholarships---or any other needs.  Please feel free to contact me!

Mid-September Update

“Rural Kansas…My Community”

The 2018-2019 Rural Voices Youth Contest theme is “Rural Kansas…My Community.”
The NCRPC invites high school seniors in North Central Kansas to prepare an original essay or video based on the contest theme and address the following in their entries:

The North Central Regional Planning Commission vision is for communities in rural Kansas to embrace innovative ideas that will increase prosperity and demonstrate resilience. Thinking big about possibilities can help a community achieve its full potential. What opportunities set your community apart and make it unique? What new opportunities could be embraced to support innovation, prosperity and resilience in your community?

For a chance to win $850, prepare an original work based on this theme, you may enter the contest by preparing an essay or producing a short video.  High School seniors in the following counties may participate:  Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington.  In addition to the individual registration for competition, the NCRPC is allowing a team of up to four individuals to work together to complete a video entry.  All team members shall be seniors in high school.  Additional information and registration details are available at   Deadline is November 30, 2018.

Rudd Foundation Scholarship

The Rudd Scholarship is a competitive, 4-year award designed to pay any remaining costs associated with tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board after accounting for all other grants, scholarship and financial awards. Twenty RUDD Foundation scholarship are available. To be eligible for this renewable scholarship, a student must be a resident of the state of Kansas, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above, demonstrate financial need, and must be admitted and will attend either Emporia State, Fort Hays State, or Wichita State University.  Applications will be accepted from October 08 to December 14, 2018.  You may apply online at

Scholarship Update—Mid October, 2018 

DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  The program is open to all senior class students.  The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree.  This contest requires the supervised writing of an essay, as well as a personal outline consisting of a description of how you have tried to manifest the qualities of a good citizen.  Only one senior from our school can be selected for this honor.  If you have interest in applying for this opportunity, please let me know no later than October 18, 2018.  I also have details concerning the protocol of this scholarship contest in my office.  Please feel free to stop by and view the documents.     

 Fairbury Elks Lodge 1203 Scholarship Offerings

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition. Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed.  Male and female students compete separately.  Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Please find a wealth of information concerning the prestigious Most Valuable Student Scholarship, including the online application, at    The deadline for the 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest is November 15, 2018.  If you should have questions, concerning any of this information, please see me! 

The Elks Association is also offering a Vocational Scholarship Grant for high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, technical school, or community college.  Deadline for the application to be returned to the local Elks lodge is January 01, 2019.  If interested, I have a copy of the required application form and would be glad to review it with you.  

National Honor Society Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2018-19 NHS Scholarship Program have now opened. All NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply. A total of $2 million will be awarded—the highest amount ever in a single year— disbursed among 600 NHS seniors.  NHS students are among those considered to make their higher education dreams more affordable. Deadline to submit the student portion of the application form is
December 07, 2018. 
If pertinent, I have enclosed the 2018-2019 NHS Scholarship Application Procedures.