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 by May 1st. Paper applications are also available in FAS at the Service Desk. A $12.00 processing fee is due at the time of application completion. sfa.kansasregents.org

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 completed and submitted either online or the paper version and the $12.00 application fee must be submitted. (Priority deadline May 1) Submit an official copy of all academic transcripts. (Priority deadline May 1) Submit at least one letter of recommendation; academic, or employment-related. (Priority deadline May 1) If a current teacher, submit a copy of your teaching certificate or license. sfa.kansasregents.org

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 either online or the paper version and the $12.00 application fee must be submitted. (Priority deadline May 1) Submit an official copy of all academic transcripts. (Priority deadline May 1)

Submit at least one letter of recommendation; academic, or employment-related. (Priority deadline May 1)

If a current teacher, submit a copy of your teaching certificate or license.

sfa.kansasregents.org

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 by May 1st. Paper applications are also available in FAS at the Service Desk. A $12.00 processing fee is due at the time of application completion. sfa.kansasregents.org

Kansas Army National Guard Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps(ROTC) Scholarship Program
Deadline: Fall semester is the third Friday in September. Spring semester is the third Friday in February
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 by May 1st. Paper applications are also available in FAS at the Service Desk. A $12.00 processing fee is due at the time of application completion. sfa.kansasregents.org


Coca Cola Scholarships:

Coca-Cola Transfer Scholarship
Deadline: Jun 1
Award: $500 to $1,000
Description:

This scholarship is for transfer students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who are the children (or step-children claimed as dependents) of benefits- eligible KU faculty or staff members. Scholarships will be awarded  competitively based on the applicant's cumulative grade point average.

Application instructions:

Application may be made for the Coca-Cola Scholarship in one of two ways:

Indicate on the Application for Undergraduate Admission that you are the dependent of a KU employee; OR

Complete the following Application:

Coca-Cola Transfer Student Application

Coca-Cola Scholarship for Current Students
Deadline: not listed
Award: $500 to $1,000
Description:

Based on available funds, scholarships may be awarded to current KU 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).

Application instructions:

Complete the following application:

Coca-Cola Scholarship Application for Current Students
Coca-Cola Incoming Freshman Scholarship
Deadline: not listed
Award: $1,000
Description:

This scholarship is for students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who are the children (or step-children claimed as dependents) of benefits-eligible KU faculty or staff members.  Priority deadline for the Coca-Cola Scholarship is June 1.

Application instructions:

Application may be made for the Coca-Cola Scholarship in one of two ways:

Indicate on the Application for Undergraduate Admission that you are the dependent of a KU employee; OR

Complete the following application:

Coca-Cola Scholarship Application for Incoming Freshmen


Featured Scholarships

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.

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.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship
Website: http://www.gfoa.org/about-gfoa/student-opportunities
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Award: $9,000
Description:

The Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship is available for award to two graduate or undergraduate students enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. Candidates for these scholarships should have a superior record of academic achievement and/or job performance and show promise of completion of their studies at a high level or performance.

Application instructions:

Application and additional information are available at http://www.gfoa.org/about-gfoa/student-opportunities

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship
Website: http://www.gfoa.org/about-gfoa/student-opportunities
Deadline: February 10, 2017
Award: $9,000
Description:

The Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is available for award to an upper-division undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a course of study preparing for a career in state and local government finance. The purpose of the Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship is to recognize outstanding performance by minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics, or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management). The scholarship is funded by Tyler Technologies.

Application instructions:

Application and additional information are available under “Student Opportunities” at http://www.gfoa.org/about-gfoa/student-opportunities.

Pi Beta Phi Educational Foundation Women’s Scholarship
Deadline: March 30 2017
Award: Varies
Description:

This scholarship is for women who are currently undergraduate students at the University of Kansas. Applicants do not have to be a member of a sorority. It may be renewed (with committee’s approval) if the original criteria continue to be met, or may be a one-time grant. Criteria may include Kansas residency, financial need, student debt already accrued, academic performance, a passion for your major, future goals, and community service.

Application instructions:

Please print forms and mail completed application to Joanna Glaze, 1023 Westover Road, KCMO 64113-1123.
Questions may be submitted to Mrs. Glaze via jglaze@swbell.net however the application itself must be mailed.

PBP Ed Found 2017 Scholarship Application

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

Truman D Picard Intertribal Timber Council Scholarships for Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students
Deadline: January 18, 2017
Award: $2,000 to $2,500
Description:

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. Current undergraduate college students; grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/accepted for grad school; and graduating high school students are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of reference, evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation and transcripts.

Application instructions:

More detailed information along with the address for inquiries and/or submission of application documents can be found on the attached document.Truman Pickard Intertribal Timber Council.pdf

University Women’s Club of the University of Kansas Scholarship
Deadline: February 3, 2017
Award: Varies
Description:

The University Women’s Club scholarship is to assist academically meritorious undergraduate and graduate women students at the University of Kansas. All KU women students who have successfully completed 12 credit hours of undergraduate work at KU with a 3.5 or greater gpa, or 9 credit hours of graduate course work at KU with a 3.60 or greater gpa are eligible to apply. The University Registrar and the Financial Aid & Scholarships office must verify academic eligibility.

Application instructions:

Applicants will submit the attached application along with a 250 word essay. Applicants must have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid & Scholarships office before February 3rd, 2017. International student must submit the ISNAW before noon on February 3rd, 2017. More detailed submission information can be found on the attached application.

UWC Scholarship Application 2017-18


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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