Private Scholarships Submission

Private and State Scholarships

State of Kansas Scholarships:

Kansas Distinguished Scholarship
Deadline: No specific date must submit each semester
Award: Total cost of tuition and fees
Description:

This program is designed to assist Kansas resident grad student who have been designated as a Brasenose, Chevening, Fulbright, Madison, Marshall, Mellon, Rhodes or Truman Scholar to obtain funding for tuition and fees to further their graduate studies at a Kansas Public University..

Application instructions:

Students who meet the criteria as a Kansas Distinguished Scholar must submit a letter to KBOR regarding their educational intent along with documentation of their scholar status and a copy of their billing statement. Information should be mailed to Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
Deadline: May 1st
Award: $1,850 annually
Description:

This program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.

Application instructions:

Students who meet the criteria as an Ethnic Minority can apply online with the Kansas Board of Regents at sfa.kansasregents.org by May 1st. Paper applications are also available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.

Kansas State Scholarship
Deadline: May 1
Award: $1,000 annually
Description:

This program is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as a State Scholar during their Senior year in high school.

Application instructions:

State of Kansas Student Aid Application can be completed and submitted either online at sfa.kansasregents.org or by submitting a paper application available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.

  • Applicants must submit an official copy of all academic transcripts, and at least one letter of recommendation; academic, or employment-related.
Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
Deadline: May 1st
Award: Varies
Description:

Knowing that there is an increased need to employ qualified teachers in hard-to-fill disciplines and underserved geographic areas of the state, this program was enacted to increase the number of licensed and fully endorsed teachers in the state of Kansas. This service obligation scholarship program provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor's degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach (K-12) in an underserved geographic area in Kansas.

Application instructions:

State of Kansas Student Aid Application completed and submitted online at sfa.kansasregents.org (paper application available at the Service Desk in the KU Visitor Center) along with an official copy of all academic transcripts, at least one letter of recommendation either academic, or employment-related. Current teachers must submit a copy of teaching certificate or license. (Priority deadline May 1).

Kansas Military Service Scholarship
Deadline: May 1st
Award: Varies
Description:

This scholarship will be available to students who meet specified criteria and who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and have need.

Application instructions:

Student who meet the scholarship criteria can apply online with the Kansas Board of Regents sfa.kansasregents.org by May 1st. Paper applications can also be submitted and are available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.

Kansas Army National Guard Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps(ROTC) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 1st
Award: Total cost of tuition and fees
Description:

The purpose of this program is to assist highly qualified individuals who are motivated to achieve a college degree and acquire a Reserve officer commission in the Kansas Army National Guard.

Application instructions:

Student who meet the scholarship criteria can apply online with the Kansas Board of Regents at sfa.kansasregents.org by May 1st. Paper applications can also be submitted and are available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.


Pepsi Scholarship:

Pepsi Scholarship
Deadline: June 1 Priority Date
Award: $500 to $1,000
Description:

This scholarship is for incoming freshmen, transfers, or current students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who are the children (or step-children claimed as dependents) of benefits-eligible KU faculty or staff members (KU affiliates included).

Freshmen students are eligible for $1,000.

Transfer students and current students scholarship eligibility varies based on GPA:

  • 2.5-2.99: $500
  • 3.0-3.49: $750
  • 3.49+: $1,000
Application instructions:

Pepsi Scholarship Application


Featured Scholarships

Alpha Phi – Gamma Delta Chapter Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Award: Varies
Description:

University of Kansas students who are relatives of members in good standing of the Alpha Phi Sorority are eligible to apply for the Alpha Phi – Gamma Delta Chapter Scholarship. Preference will be given to relatives of Gamma Delta Chapter members. Applicants must submit both a completed Application and the accompanying Recommendation form, completed by an Alpha Phi relative, in order to be considered. The amount of the award will vary depending upon the availability of funds, the applicant’s academic record and the number of applicants for a given award year. The scholarship awards will be made for one academic year.

Application instructions:

Submit completed application and Recommendation

Central Kansas Community Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies
Description:

Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF) has a wide variety of scholarships available to unified school districts in the Central Kansas Region as well as scholarships that are degree and region specific.

Application instructions:

To access all the scholarship opportunities that CKCF has to offer go to the CKCF website, https://centralkansascf.org/non-profit-organizations/scholarships/. Be sure to check each affiliate as you may qualify for scholarships outside of your community. New scholarships are being posted daily so check the website frequently.

Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Website: https://gkccf.academicworks.com/opportunities/1339
Deadline: March 1, 2018
Award: $2,000 per semester
Description:

The purpose of the Elizabeth Miller Watkins Scholarship is to assist women students of outstanding scholastic achievement and demonstrated financial need in completing their college education at KU. The Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Fund Scholarship was established in 1998 by Kitchen 8 (https://kitchen8.wildapricot.org/), an organization dedicated to preserving and carrying forward the legacy of Elizabeth Miller Watkins. The scholarship funds are invested at Greater Kansas City Community Foundation which administers the on-line application and award distribution process.

Eligibility criteria are as follows: a) All women enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at the University of Kansas; b) 3.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale; and c) demonstrate financial need. Special consideration will be given to women who are the first in their families to attend college.

First-time applicants can apply for this scholarship via the website listed above. Applicants must establish an account at academicworks.com and will be directed to “sign up” or “sign in”. The application process requires applicants to complete three separate sections. Each section must be completed before progressing to the next. After you have completed and submitted the “general application” and “conditional application for collegiate undergraduate” you will be able to select and complete the “opportunity specific” application “Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Fund Scholarship (first-time applicants)”. During this process, you will be required to attach pdf’s of your high school and/or college transcripts and FAFSA Student Aid Report for the next academic year.

Recipients who meet ongoing eligibility requirements may apply for renewal annually. Selection will be based on application contents, a short essay on the life and influence of Elizabeth Watkins, transcripts, and financial information. A link to a biography of Elizabeth Miller Watkins can be found on the website.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program
Description:

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements. More information about Fellowship Programs and online applications can be found on the website.

LaVerne Noyes Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Award: Varies
Description:

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen who is a DIRECT blood descendant of anyone who served in the army/navy of the United States in World War I who fulfilled at least one of the following criteria: (a) Served on active duty overseas between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918; (b) Died in service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918, OR (c) Served at least 6 months on non-combat duty between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918. Applicants must demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA and be a full-time student. First time applicants must also submit a readable photocopy of military enlistment and discharge records of their ancestor who served in the military along with documentation (birth certificates, marriage licenses) verifying their relationship to the person who served in the military. This scholarship is awarded for the academic year and recipients must reapply each year.

Application instructions:

Submit completed application.

Office of Diversity & Equity Scholarships
Website: http://diversity.ku.edu/scholarships
Award: Varies
Deadline: Varies
Description:

The Office of Diversity & Equity provides listings of scholarships available for African & African Americans; Asian & Asian Americans; American Indian & Alaska Natives; and Hispanic & Latina/Latinos. The scholarships vary in amount, deadline and requirements and can be found on the Office of Diversity & Equity website http://diversity.ku.edu/scholarships.

Student Endowment Board Tradition of Excellence Award
Website: http://www.kuendowment.org/excellence
Deadline: February 25, 2018
Award: $1,000
Description:

The Tradition of Excellence Award is awarded to University of Kansas students who are dedicated to upholding the prestige and history of the students who came before them, and who wish to continue carving a path of distinction for the future. Often seen as visionaries and leaders among their peers, these students strive to contribute to the development and ongoing success of the University of Kansas. Whether they enrich the learning of others by serving as a teaching assistant, dedicate themselves their chosen student organization, donate their time through service to the Lawrence community or just enjoy being the captain of their dorm’s intramural team, these students actively and positively enhance the KU community through several different avenues. They all share one common goal: leaving their positive, everlasting legacy at the University of Kansas. Funding for this award is provided by philanthropic activities of the Student Endowment Board, as sponsored by KU Endowment. Be a current, full-time KU student in good standing with the university at the time of application and disbursement of award. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 un-weighted scale; demonstrated individual initiative, creativity, responsibility, cooperation, campus enrichment, and leadership ability, must show how they have made a significant contribution to the University of Kansas, both present and future, and submit an essay of no more than 750 words. Student Endowment Board members are not eligible to apply for or receive this award. Applicants must apply by going to the website and will be required to answer five essay questions (no more than 750 words each) and upload their resume as a word document. Questions can be directed to Student Endowment Board advisor Annie Alexander aalexander@ku.endowment.org.

Student Veterans of America Scholarships
Website: http://studentveterans.org/programs/scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Award: Varies
Description:

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is pleased to announce that they are the resource for over $269,000 in scholarships being offered for veterans in a variety of fields. There is a scholarship opportunity for every student veteran and they highly encourage students to apply for multiple scholarships. The Program Manager of SVA, Andy Mandwee, is available to answer any questions. He can be contacted via email at andy.mandwee@studentveterans.org or by phone at 202-223-4710


Study Abroad Scholarships

*Scholarship administered by KU Office of Study Abroad

*OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Winter Break: Oct 1st
Spring Break: Oct 1st
Summer: Mar 1st
Award:
Academic Year: $1,000 - $5,000
Fall: $1,000 - $5,000
Spring: $1,000 - $5,000
Winter Break: $500
Spring Break: $500
Summer: $500
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates or graduates; Merit scholarships are competitive, awarded on the basis of academic merit and essay; Financial Need scholarships are awarded based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA as well as a financial need statement.

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Allan W. Wicker and Edna Elnar-Wicker Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline:
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Mar 1st
Award: $10,000
Country/Program Specific:

SIT Study Abroad Program

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; 2.5 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Anita Herzfeld Study Abroad Award for Latin America
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Summer: Mar 1st
Award: $500
Country/Program Specific:

Latin America

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; 3.0 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Boren Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Dec 1st
Fall: Dec 1st
Spring: Dec 1st
Summer: Dec 1st
Award:
Academic Year: $20,000
Fall: $10,000
Spring: $10,000
Summer: $8,000
Country/Program Specific:

Non-traditional locations

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; Critical language study, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili; Required to work for the U.S. Government one year upon return.

Application instructions:

For more information, make an appointment with Jenna Hunter-Skidmore, OSA Program Coordinator, 785-864-3742;
Find application information here.

*Carl C. Krehbiel and L. Neil Slentz German Language Summer Institute Scholarship
Deadline:
Summer: Mar 1st
Award: up to $4,000
Country/Program Specific:

Eutin or Holzkirchen Germany Language Programs

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates, 2.5 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Costa Rica Early Start Program Scholarship
Deadline:
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Award: $1,200
Country/Program Specific:

University of Costa Rica, Early start program

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; 3.0 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Drs. Dean T. and Elisabeth Collins Germany Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Award:
Academic Year: $20,000
Fall: $10,000
Spring: $10,000
Country/Program Specific:

Germany

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; 2.5 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Freeman East Asia Internship Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Summer: Mar 1st(15-Jan priority deadline)
Award: $5,000
Country/Program Specific:

East Asia Internship

General Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizens or permanent residents; Degree-seeking undergraduates

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*ISEP - Andrew Debicki Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Award: up to $2,000
Country/Program Specific:

KU ISEP exchange program

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates

Application instructions:

Apply through OSA Merit and Financial Need General Scholarship: Find application information here.

*Joan Fowler Kessler Watkins Women Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Award: $500
Country/Program Specific:

A country in which English is not the primary language.

General Eligibility Requirements:

Watkins Scholarship Hall resident; Financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*Kevin and Joann Nunnink Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Winter Break: Oct 1st
Spring Break: Oct 1st
Summer: Mar 1st
Award: $500 - $2,000
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; 3.0 GPA, Financial Need; St. Lawrence Catholic Center members; Graduated from high school in metro area under 75,000 pop. in KS, MO, CO, OK, IA, AR, NE

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

*University of Hong Kong Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Award: $6,500
Country/Program Specific:

University of Hong Kong

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; Chinese language study

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship
Deadline:
Fall: Jul 1st
Spring: Dec 1st
Award: $3,000
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; Must have demonstrated fi nancial need as determined by the FAFSA; 3.0 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 6th
Summer: Mar 1st(Oct 6th early deadline)
Award: average: $4,000
Country/Program Specific:

Any program that is at least 4 weeks (28 days); Preference given to nontraditional locations

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; Federal Pell Grant recipients

Application instructions:

For more information, make an appointment with your OSA Program Coordinator; 785-864-3742;
Find application information here.

Bridging Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Apr 8th
Fall: Apr 8th
Spring: Oct 8th
Award: $2,500 - $4,000
Country/Program Specific:

Japan

General Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizens; Degree-seeking undergraduates

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

China Direct Exchange
Deadline: Mar 2nd
Award: Tuition, room and board
Country/Program Specific:

Nanjing University or Nankai University, China

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking upper level undergraduates or graduates; 3.0 GPA; Preference to U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Application instructions:

Contact Sue Lorenz, Offi ce of International Programs, slorez@ku.edu;
Find application information here.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Deadline:
Summer: Early Nov
Award: Fully funded program
Country/Program Specific:

CLS Programs

General Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizens; Degree-seeking undergraduates or graduates who are at least 18 years old

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

DAAD
Deadline:
Academic Year: Jan 31st
Fall: Jan 31st
Spring: Jan 31st
Award: amounts vary
Country/Program Specific:

Germany

General Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. or Canadian citizens; Degree-seeking undergraduates or graduates

Application instructions:

Make an appointment with Jenna Hunter-Skidmore, OSA Program Coordinator, 785-864-3742;
Find application information here.

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships
Deadline:
Academic Year: Feb 14th
Summer: Feb 14th
Award: $5,000 - $15,000 (Graduate AY up to $33,000)
Country/Program Specific:

Africa, Asia

General Eligibility Requirements:

Undergraduate or graduate students; less commonly-taught foreign languages and either area or international studies.

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Foundation for Global Scholars-GRIT Leadership
Deadline:
Academic Year: Feb 14th
Summer: Feb 14th
Award: $5,000 - $15,000 (Graduate AY up to $33,000)
Country/Program Specific:

Africa, Asia

General Eligibility Requirements:

Undergraduate or graduate students; less commonly-taught foreign languages and either area or international studies.

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Freeman-ASIA Foundation
Deadline:
Academic Year: Apr 1st
Fall: Apr 1st
Spring: Early Oct
Summer: Mar 1st
Award: $3,000 - $7,000
Country/Program Specific:

East or Southeast Asia

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; Must have demonstrated fi nancial need as determined by the FAFSA; 2.8 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant
Deadline:
Academic Year: Apr 21st
Award: Tuition, fees, room and board
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic dissertation credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking graduate-level students

Application instructions:

Contact Sue Lorenz, Offi ce of International Programs, slorez@ku.edu;
Find application information here.

Fund for Education Abroad
Deadline:
Academic Year: Jan 18th
Fall: Jan 18th
Spring: Jan 18th
Summer: Jan 18th
Award: $1,250 - $10,000
Country/Program Specific:

Any program that is at least 4 weeks (30 days); Preference given to nontraditional locations

General Eligibility Requirements:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Degree-seeking undergraduates

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Graduate Direct Exchange
Deadline:
Academic Year: Feb 19th
Award: Tuition, room and board
Country/Program Specific:

Germany or France Partner Universities

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking graduate-level students

Application instructions:

Contact Sue Lorenz, Offi ce of International Programs, slorez@ku.edu;
Find application information here.

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Deadline:
Academic Year: Feb 15th
Fall: Feb 15th
Spring: Sep 15th
Summer: Feb 15th
Award: $1,000
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates; 3.75 GPA

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

James B. Pearson Fellowship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Apr 1st
Fall: Apr 1st
Spring: Apr 1st
Award: average: $2,400
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic credit relating to foreign affairs

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking graduate-level Kansas resident students

Application instructions:

For more information, email graduate@ku.edu;
Find application information here.

JASSO Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Oct 1st
Award: $2,700 - $6,800
Country/Program Specific:

Japan Exchange Partner Universities

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduate awarded generally on academic merit

Application instructions:

For more information, make an appointment with Renee Frias, OSA Program Coordinator, 785-864-3742;
Find application information here.

Kansas-Paraguay Partners Study Abroad Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Mar 1st
Award: $1,500
Country/Program Specific:

Paraguay

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Lewer Mark ‘Make Your Mark’ Scholarship
Deadline:
Academic Year: Mar 1st
Fall: Mar 1st
Spring: Mar 1st
Summer: Mar 1st
Award: up to $1,250
Country/Program Specific:

Any program for academic credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking undergraduates or graduates

Application instructions:

Find application information here.

Rotary Foundation Global Grants
Deadline:
Academic Year: Early May
Award: up to $30,000
Country/Program Specific:

Any academic year program for academic credit

General Eligibility Requirements:

Degree-seeking graduate-level Kansas resident students; Area of focus must be within 6 key areas of Rotary interest

Application instructions:

Contact Tom Mulinazzi; tomm@ku.edu or Carl E. Locke; lok@ku.edu;
Find application information here.



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