PLEASE NOTE: Not all scholarships are for the current school year. The current scholarships have a due date in GREEN. The scholarships with a due date in PURPLE are the previous year’s scholarships, but will possibly be offered again. They are left on the website so students can see what will possibly be offered.

 

NO Due Date – First Come, First Served

Kansas Promise Scholarship

  • A Kansas resident who has graduated from an accredited Kansas public or a private secondary school (or Kansas homeschool) within the preceding 12 months.

  • A Kansas resident who has been in Kansas for three or more consecutive years and who is at least 21 years of age or older.

  • A dependent child of a military service member permanently stationed in another state who graduated in the last 12 months.

Income Limit:

  • All eligible students must have a family household income of:

    • Equal to or less than $100,000 for a family of two

    • Equal to or less than $150,000 for a family of three

    • Equal to or less than $150,000 plus $4,800 for each additional family member for household sizes greater than three.

  • If there is scholarship money left in the Kansas Promise Scholarship program fund during the award year after awarding scholarships to the students who qualify based on the above income levels, Kansas Promise Scholarships may be awarded to eligible students whose family household income exceeds the set limits.

February 1, 2024 – Due by 11:59 p.m.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships

Many different scholarships available. Please click the link to see what is available.

 

February 1, 2024 – 

Kansas Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship

  • Graduating high school senior 

 

February 2, 2024

DS&O Scholarship

  • Available to current high school seniors and all college students who are dependents of active DS&O members. The scholarships are also available to active DS&O members currently enrolled in college.
  • If a member is applying for himself or herself, then such member must be in good standing with the cooperative for at least 12 consecutive months. Good standing is defined as “a member that has paid all bills to the cooperative for which they are legally responsible or liable for the most recent 12 months without having been issued more than two disconnect notices.” This good standing requirement does not apply to dependents of active DS&O members.
  • Must currently be a student at or be entering an accredited university, college, or vocational school in Kansas.
  • Scholarships are for one year. Applicant may apply as often as desired, but may only receive a DS&O scholarship once.
  • DS&O employees and their dependents are not eligible. DS&O directors and their dependents are not eligible

February 5, 2024

Legacy Award, Elks National Foundation

  1. For the 2024 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2021, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2021, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2024. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
  3. The applicant must apply online only. The 2024 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 5, 2024, 11:59 a.m. Pacific Time.
  4. If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.
  5. We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2024 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
  6. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  7. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  8. If you are selected as a 2024 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform three instances of service with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.

 

February 13, 2024

Ballantyne Family Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Abilene, Chapman, or Hope High School in Kansas and have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Applicant must plan to attend a 4-year university, community college, or technical college.  Preference is given to applicants who are engaged in or have ties to farming and agriculture

February 13, 2024

Beau Miller Memorial Scholarship for Auto Collision and Auto Body Restoration

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or previous graduates or a GED recipient from Dickinson County High School. There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply for this award.
  • Applicants must plan to attend a trade or vocational/technical school to obtain
  • A degree or license in Auto Collision Repair or Auto Body Restoration.
  • Statement of at least 100 words describing why you selected Auto Collision
  • Repair or Auto Body Restoration as a career choice and your need for financial support.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from non-relatives such as teachers, community members, or employers.
    • Current resume detailing activities and achievements.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript/GED
    • Current headshot.

 

February 13, 2024

Carlton Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship is for graduating seniors or a previous graduates for enrollment in an accredited school of higher education, with preference to those who live in Dickinson County or are a relative of a Dickinson County resident.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Statement /essay of 200 words describing your personal goals and how this scholarship will help facilitate goals. Please include your need for financial aid.
  • Applicants must show active participation in their church and the local community.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three letters of recommendation from a non-relative. One should be from your Pastor or Priest.
    • Current resume detailing activities and community activities.
    • Copy of most current high school academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Charles Wilson Scholarship

1)    Applicant must be a graduating senior or previous graduate of any Dickinson County High School or Homeschool.

2)    Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

3)    Applicant should be involved in activities, such as French Club, Math Club, 4-H, FFA, etc. (does not have to be a school-sanctioned club).

4)    Applicant must attend an accredited Kansas institution of higher learning, such as a university, technical school, or junior college.

5)    The following should be included in the application:

  • Statement of 300-500 words that addresses:
    • Why you want to advance your education
    • Your future goals
    • Financial need (Preference will be given to students with a financial need).
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives such as teachers, community members, or employers.
  • Current resume detailing activities and achievements.
  • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
  • Current headshot (For use in newspaper publication).

February 13, 2024

Dean and Clarine Robson Agricultural Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist students seeking higher education in the agricultural field. Applicants must be a graduate of any Dickinson County high school, Dickinson County homeschool, or a Dickinson County GED recipient, who has completed their freshman year of college, or junior college and pursuing a degree in the agricultural field.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduate of any Dickinson County high school or Dickinson County homeschool who has completed their freshman year at a university or junior college and is pursuing a degree in agriculture. (Prior applicants and recipients may reapply.)
  • Applicants must have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA during their freshman year.
  • The following should be included with the application:
    1. A statement/essay of 300 – 400 words describing your involvement in working on a farm, your choice of school, and why you want to further your education and financial need.
    2. Two (2) letters of recommendation:
      1. One from a school counselor, teacher, or professor.
      2. One from the owner/management of your working farm experience.
    3. Current resume detailing activities, achievements, and organizations in which you participate.
    4. Copy of most recent college transcript. (If chosen for the scholarship, an official transcript will be required before receiving scholarship funding).
    5. Current headshot.

Feb. 13, 2024

Donald and Emily Coulson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for graduating seniors or previous graduates of Chapman High School, Dickinson County, Kansas, who are from a family with an active farm business* and who intend to engage in that business as their full-time career following higher education. Previous recipients may re-apply through the competitive selection process.

*For the purposes of this scholarship, a family farm or farm corporation is defined as real property or a corporation owned by members of the immediate family and used for the production of agricultural products for commercial purposes. Such farms and corporations must devote 75 percent or more of their assets to the business of agriculture.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA.2.
  • Applicant must be from a family with an active farm business or farm corporation* owned by members of his/her immediate family and intend to engage in that business as his/her full-time career following college.
  • Applicant must attend an accredited institution of higher learning in Kansas.
  • The following should be included in the application:
  • Statement of 300 words that addresses:
    • The nature of your family’s farming business
    • Your desire to participate in the family business following higher education
    • What role do you expect to play in the family business following higher education?
    • The viability of your family’s business, i.e., the likelihood that it will still be there for you to operate following higher education?
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from non-relatives such as teachers, community members, or employers.
  • Resume detailing activities and achievements.
  • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Donald C. Rorabaugh Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist graduating high school seniors or previous graduates of a Dickinson County High School who have expressed intent to obtain a degree in a medical-related field.  Health-related professions include, but are not limited to: pre-med, nursing, physical therapy, radiological technology, and laboratory technology. 

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate of a Dickinson County, Kansas High School.
  • Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • Attendance at any Kansas four-year college, community college, or vocational college where an associate degree could be obtained in a health-related field.
  • Statement of why you are applying for the scholarship and what you hope to do with your college education.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three recommendations from non-relatives who can testify to your academic ability and character.
    • Current résumé detailing honors and activities, including an explanation of community service.
    • Copy of most recent high school and college (if applicable) transcripts.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Elinor Wiley Haas Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to benefit current or previous graduates of a Dickinson County High School or Home School who will be attending a Kansas 4 Year traditional institute of higher learning. This is a 4 Year scholarship of $10,000 per year.  Financial needs will be given priority.

Scholarship Requirements:

1. Applicant must be a current or previous graduate of a Dickinson County High School or Home School.

2. Applicant must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicant must maintain a B average or 3.0  GPA while enrolled in the institute of higher learning to continue eligibility.

3. The following should be included with the application:

  •   Current FASFA.
  • A Statement/essay of 250 to 300 words describing your choice of school, why you want to further your education, and describing your financial need.
  • Three letters of recommendation:

a. One from a teacher or counselor.

b. Two letters from non-relative community members.

  • Current resume detailing activities and achievements.
  • Copy of most recent academic transcript/GED
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

James Michael Brierton Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship is intended to benefit a current graduating senior of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School (Kansas), or a previous graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School (Kansas), who has been or will be enrolled at a Kansas university, junior college, technical college, or trade school. Preference will be given to students who will be or are enrolled in a trade school.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating or previous graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School (Kansas) or a previous graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School (Kansas).
  • The following should be included with the application:
  • At least a page essay describing why you want to further your education, future plans, and how receiving this scholarship will help you attain that.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation: From school counselor, teacher, or community member.
  • Current resume detailing activities, achievements, and organizations in which you participate.
  • Copy of most recent transcript.
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Janet Rodda Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist a graduating senior or previous graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School or someone that is currently working in the medical field in Dickinson County and is pursuing higher-level education toward a career in the nursing or health care fields.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be either (1) a graduating senior or graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School in Kansas; or (2) someone who is currently working in the medical field in Dickinson County, Kansas.
  • Applicant must attend an accredited four-year college, community college, or vocational school where licensure or a degree in the field of nursing /health care.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • The primary consideration is given to students pursuing a degree in the nursing field, with secondary to students seeking a degree in a health care field.
  • Preference is given to students who have had life experience with cancer within their immediate family.
  • Statement/essay of 200-300 words describing your life goals and any life experience with cancer within your immediate family. The statement should reflect your plans post-graduation. If you are currently working in the medical field in Dickinson County, please include your place of employment.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
    • Copy of résumé detailing community service and extra-curricular activities.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Jerry and Peggy Hitchcock Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist a graduating senior or a previous graduate (non-traditional student) of any Dickinson Country Kansas High School or have been home-schooled (preferably in Dickinson County), who seeks higher education at a trade school or technical college to pursue a technical degree or certificate or accredited college a music degree or certificate.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of any Dickinson County Kansas High School or a previous graduate (non-traditional student) of any Dickinson Country Kansas High School, or have been home-schooled (preferably in Dickinson County), who seeks higher education at a trade school or technical college to pursue a technical degree or certificate or accredited college a music degree or certificate.
  • Applicant must have been an athlete in high school sports or participated in musical activities and/or programs.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must attend an accredited technical college and study to obtain a certification in a trade or an accredited college to pursue a music degree or certificate.
  • Statement of 200 words explaining why you want to attend a technical college and pursue your trade and/or what you plan to achieve with your music degree or certificate.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three letters of recommendation(signed originals) from non-relatives such as a teacher, community member, or employer.
    • Current resume detailing activities and community activities.
    • Copy of most current academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Kenneth & Shirley Bebermeyer Scholarship

These two scholarships are intended to benefit a current or former graduate of Abilene High School ($1,500) and Chapman High School ($1,500), who will be enrolled in a university; preference will be given to students enrolled in a Kansas university.  Preference will be given to students majoring in agriculture or education.   Students from the Talmage community will be given priority.

  • Applicant must be a graduate or former graduate of Abilene High School or Chapman High School.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA
  • The following must be included with the application:       1. An essay of 200-300 words describing why you want to further your education and a statement about why you chose your selected major (Financial needs will be taken into consideration).2. Three (3) letters of recommendation from:a) a school counselor, teacherb) employer or community memberc) personal acquaintance3. Current resume detailing activities, achievements, and organizations in which you have participated.4. Copy of your most recent transcript.5. Recent photo (For publication of scholarship recipients)

 

February 13, 2024

Lavonne Geist Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors or previous graduates of Dickinson County Kansas High Schools who wish to pursue a degree in the social sciences at higher learning institutions. For this award, “social sciences” are defined as academic disciplines that examine society and how people interact and develop as a culture; commonly included among these are anthropology, communication, criminology, cultural studies, economics, education, geography, history, international relations, law, political science, pre-law, psychology, sociology, and social work.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate from a Dickinson County High School, Kansas.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must plan to attend a four-year college or community college and major in social science.
  • Statement/essay of 200 words describing why you choose to major in social science.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from non-relatives such as teachers, community members, or employers.
    • Current résumé detailing honors, activities, and achievements.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Loren and Alberta Noel Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors or previous graduates of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School with a strong academic record who wish to pursue higher education.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or previous graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must attend a four-year college, community college, or technical college.
  • Previous recipients may re-apply through the competitive selection process.
  • Statement/essay of at least 100-200 words describing why you want to go to college to include financial need.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three recommendations one recommendation from a teacher, one recommendation from a community member, and one recommendation from an employer.
    • Current résumé detailing academic and extracurricular activities.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Loren Engle Memorial FFA Scholarship

  • Scholarship Overview:This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors or graduates of a Dickinson County High School who have served as an officer in their high school FFA chapter and are attending a four-year college, community college, or vocational school.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must attend a four-year college, community college, or vocational school.
  • Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Applicant must have served their high school FFA chapter as an officer.
  • The following information shall be included in the application:
  • A statement/essay of at least 100-200 words describing your plans for higher education and your future.  Include the FFA office(s) held and how being involved with FFA has impacted your life.
  • Three letters of recommendation: one recommendation from an FFA teacher, one from a community member (non-relative), and one from an employer.
  • Current résumé detailing honors, achievements, and activities.
  •  Copy of most recent academic transcript.
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Louise & J.M. Frey Family Scholarship

  • Scholarship Overview:This scholarship provides financial assistance to individuals with good character who are planning on career development activities such as technical college, apprentice training, or participation in an on-the-job training program.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant should be a resident of or have ties to Dickinson County, Kansas.
  • Statement of your career goal.  Include the job or occupation you want to be involved in, how you hope to achieve this goal (education, training, experience), and your funding plan.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three letters of recommendation from non-relatives that address your good character: one from a teacher, one from an employer, and one from a neighbor.
    • Current résumé detailing honors, activities, and achievements.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript, or, if unavailable, a copy of GED certificate.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Lynn and Lorraine Meehan Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to benefit a graduating senior of a Dickinson County high school or previous graduate of a Dickinson County High School attending a four-year Kansas college, community college, or technical college. Preference is given to applicants who have been actively involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA).Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior of a Dickinson County high school or a previous graduate of a Dickinson County High School attending a Kansas college or technical college.
  • Applicants must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Statement/essay not to exceed 500 words describing your (1) selected field of study, (2) what led you to this field of study, (3) your involvement in 4-H or FFA; and (4) how you will apply the skills learned from 4-H and FFA. 
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation from community members who can attest to your community involvement.
    • Resume detailing activities and achievements.
    • Copy of high school transcript (graduating senior) or college/technical college transcript.
    • Current headshot. 

February 13, 2024

Mark Mayden Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to benefit a graduating senior of a Dickinson County high school or a previous Dickinson County graduate in their first or second year of studies at a Kansas four-year college, community college, or technical college.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicants must be a graduating senior of a Dickinson County high school or a first or second-year student at a Kansas college or technical college who previously graduated from a Dickinson County High School.
  • Applicants must have earned at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA.
  • Statement/essay of 200-300 words describing why you want to attend college or vocational-technical college.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from community members and employer.
    • Resume detailing activities and achievements.
    • Copy of high school transcript (graduating senior) or college/technical college transcript (first-year college/technical college student).
    • Current Headshot.

February 13, 2024

Mike Rankin Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors or previous graduates of any Dickinson County, Kansas, high school who have a strong academic record and who are pursuing a program of study at an accredited technical college. Preference is given to applicants seeking certification in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration or Plumbing trades.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Dickinson County high school or a first-year student in technical college who previously graduated from a Dickinson County high school.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must attend an accredited technical college and be studying to obtain certification in a trade. Preference is given to students in HVAC or Plumbing programs.
  • Statement/essay of at least 200 words describing why you want to go to a technical college and pursue your trade.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three letters of recommendation from non-relatives such as a teacher, community member, or employer.
    • Current résumé detailing activities and achievements.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

 

February 13, 2024

Mills Family Scholarship

Graduate or former graduate of a Dickinson County High School who has been enrolled at a Kansas University, Junior College, Technical College, or Trade School to pursue a degree in an Agricultural field. Preference will be given to students already involved in FFA and/or 4-H and will be based on financial need.

  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • The following should be included with the application:
    •    An essay of 200-300 words describing why you want to further your education and a statement about your financial need.
    • Two letters of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or community member.
    • Current resume detailing activities, achievements, and organizations in which you have participated.
    • Copy of your most recent transcript.
    • Recent photo (For publication of scholarship recipients)

February 13, 2024

Ralph Snyder Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors or previous graduates of Dickinson County high schools who are pursuing a program of study at an accredited technical or vocational college studying to obtain certification in a trade.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must be a graduate or previous graduate of a Dickinson County high school.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives such as a teacher, community member, or employer.
  • Current résumé detailing activities and achievements.
  • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
  • Statement of at least 200 words describing why you want to go to a technical/ vocational college and pursue your chosen trade.

February 13, 2024

Reilly Family Agricultural Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to assist a  Dickinson County High School graduate who is a second-year student attending a four-year Kansas college or enrolled in technical training to pursue a degree in the Agricultural Field.  Recipients may re-apply through the competitive selection process. Scholarship Criteria and Requirements are as follows:
  • Applicant must be a previous graduate of a Dickinson County High School.
  •  Applicant must be at least a second-year student attending a four-year Kansas college or enrolled as a second-year student pursuing technical training in the Agricultural Field.
  •  Applicant must be pursuing a degree that supports the agricultural field.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  •  Statement of 300 words describing educational goals and future Agricultural plans.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from non-relativities such as teachers, community members, or employers.
    • Resume detailing activities and achievements.
    • Copy of most recent transcript.
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Ron Bolliger Memorial Scholarship for Auto Restoration / Automotive Studies

  • This scholarship is intended to assist students with ties to Dickinson County, who are seeking higher education training for a trade in Auto Restoration/ Collision Repair
  • Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicants must have ties to Dickinson County.
  • Applicants must plan to attend a higher educational institution with a course
  •  of training in Automotive Restoration.
  • The following should be included in the application:
  • Statement of at least 100-200 words describing your ties to Dickinson County and interest in Auto Restoration as a career choice, including your need for financial support.
  • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from non-relatives
    (such as an educator, industry professional, or community member).
  • Current resume detailing activities and achievements
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Russell Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements:

1. Applicant must be a graduating Senior of Abilene or Chapman High School.  Preference will be given to applicants with a parent employed as an educator or in the public safety sector (police, fire, EMS, 911, etc.)

2. Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5

3. Applicants must attend an accredited university, community college, or technical school in the state of Kansas.

4. The following will be included in the application:

a. Statement of 250-500 words describing why you want to advance your education, explain your financial need, and tell us about your future goals.

b. Thre letters of recommendation from:

i. Non-relative such as a teacher

ii. Community member

iii. Current or past employer (if applicable)

c. Current resume detailing activities and achievements.

d. Copy of your most recent transcript.

e. Recent headshot (for newspaper use)

February 13, 2024

Shivers Memorial Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to assist graduating seniors from Abilene or Chapman high school who have been active volunteers in the community. The applicant may be attending any four-year college, community college, or vocational school.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must attend a four-year college, community college, or vocational school.
  • Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
  • Applicant must have volunteered in the community.
  • A statement/essay of at least 200 words describing your plans for higher education and your future and how volunteering has impacted your life.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation: one recommendation from a teacher; one from a community member (non-relative).
    • Current résumé detailing honors, achievements, and volunteer activities.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Strowig Family Scholarship

  • This scholarship is for a graduating senior from any Dickinson County High School who is planning to attend a community college,  technical college, or trade school. Consideration will be based on financial need, with priority given to students that have been involved in FFA or 4-H.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of 200 words explaining your educational goals and financial need.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation: one from a teacher and one from a non-relative community member.
    • Current resume detailing activities, achievements, and organizations in which you volunteer.
    • Copy of most current academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Verl & Betty Eckman Scholarship

  • This scholarship is intended to assist graduating high school seniors and previous graduates of Dickinson County high schools who have expressed intent to obtain a degree in the nursing field, either an LPN, associate RN degree, or bachelor’s RN degree.Scholarship Requirements:
  • Applicant must attend a four-year college, community college, or technical school in Kansas seeking a nursing field degree.
  • Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2.
  • Previous recipients may re-apply through the competitive selection process.
  • A statement of why you are making an application for a scholarship and what you hope to do with your nursing education.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation from non-relatives who will specify their relationship with you and can briefly testify to your responsibility, motivation, concern for others, leadership, and personal appearance.
    • Current résumé detailing honors and activities, including an explanation of community service.
    • Copy of high school and college (if applicable) transcripts.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

W.C. (Wayne) Haas Technical Scholarship

This Scholarship is intended to benefit current graduates of a Dickinson County High School or Home School or a non-traditional student who has received his/her GED within the last two years or has workplace experience equivalent to 2-5 years. Applicants must attend a Technical College/Trade school in Kansas. Financial need will be given priority.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a current graduate of a Dickinson County High School or Home School or a non-traditional student who has received a GED within the last two years or has workplace experience equivalent to 2-5 years.
  • Applicants must attend a Technical College/ Trade School in Kansas.
  • Applicant must have received at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicant must maintain a B average or 3.0 GPA while in the institute of higher learning to preserve eligibility.

The following should be included with the application:

  • Current FASFA.
  • A Statement/essay of 250 to 300 words describing your choice of school, why you want to further your education, and describing your financial need.
  • Two letters of recommendation:

a. One from a teacher or counselor.

b. One from non-relative community members.

  • Current resume detailing activities and achievements.
  • Copy of most recent academic transcript/GED
  • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Walter J. Finn Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship is intended for graduating seniors or previous graduates of Dickinson County High Schools, or GED recipients within to Dickinson County, who seek higher education attending a two-year technical or trade college. Obtaining a license or trade degree in the areas of but not limited to diesel mechanics, criminal justice, firefighting, EMTs, paramedics, CNA, cosmetology, LPN, plumbing, electrician, HVAC, etc.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior or graduate from a Dickinson County High School or GED recipient within to Dickinson County.
  • Applicants must plan to attend a two-year college, trade, or technical college to obtain a degree or license in a trade, including, but not limited to: diesel mechanics, criminal justice, firefighting, EMTs, paramedics, CNA, cosmetology, LPN, plumbing, electrician, HVAC, etc.
  • Statement of your career goal and need. Include the job or occupation you want to be involved in and how you hope to achieve this goal (education, training, experience).
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three recommendations from non-relatives that address your good character: one from a teacher, one from an employer, and one from a neighbor.  (Note: letters must be signed originals and not duplications.)
    • Current résumé detailing honors, activities, and achievements.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

William F. and Janet A. Johnson Scholarship

Scholarship Overview:

This scholarship is intended for graduating seniors or previous graduates of Dickinson County High Schools, or GED recipients with ties to Dickinson County, who seek higher education for a trade that relates to or finds applications in the business of agriculture. Preference is given to students studying welding technology.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicants must plan to attend a trade or vocational/technical school to obtain a degree or license in a field related to agriculture. Preference is given to students studying welding technology. There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply for this award.
  • Statement of 200-300 words 1) outlining your financial needs as they relate to your education, and 2) describing your career goals, including the job or occupation you want to be involved in and how you plan to achieve this goal (education, training, experience, financial support).
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Two letters of recommendation (signed originals) from non-relatives, such as a teacher, pastor, community member, or employer that address your good character and your drive to succeed in your chosen field.
    • Current résumé detailing activities and achievements.
    • Copy of most recent academic transcript.
    • Current headshot.

February 13, 2024

Woodrow and Esther Tyrell Scholarship

This scholarship, based upon financial need, has the potential of being a $16,000 award. $2,000 per semester. A maximum of $16,000, awarded based upon qualification, will be eight (8) successive $2,000 scholarships. Considerations for this scholarship are a financial need and demonstrated community/service.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Dickinson County, Kansas high school.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicant must attend a Kansas four-year accredited college or university.
  • Statement of (1) why you are making an application for this scholarship and what your plans for a college education; (2) provide detail concerning your financial circumstances and your needs for scholarship assistance; and (3) provide detail about your community service and what you have done to give back to your community.
  • The following should be uploaded to complete the application:
    • Three letters of recommendation, including your financial need and community service /engagement – one from a financial professional, one from a teacher, and one from a community member.
    • A current résumé with details of activities and achievements.
    • Copy of most current high school transcript.
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR), including “expected family contribution.”
    • Current headshot.

February 15, 2024

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities Scholarships

These scholarships are available only to graduating seniors of non-instructional support staff who wish to continue their education at the college level or technical school. The students must be residents of Kansas, graduate from a Kansas high school and plan to attend a Kansas College or technical school. Only children whose parent or legal guardian is actively employed in a K-12 or secondary education institution and engaged in a buildings and grounds, food service or transportation position shall be eligible for these scholarships.

 

February 15, 2024

Greater Salina Community Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students, and nontraditional students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, career/technical schools, graduate, medical, or professional schools in the United States.

 

February 15, 2024

Hugh A. Smith Scholarship Fund

  • This is an outright grant of $500 for high school seniors and college level freshmen or sophomores who are in need of educational assistance, and are enrolled or intend to enroll in an approved junior college, college, university, or trade school located in the state of Kansas. The applicant must be the son or daughter of a veteran; the parent(s) must have been a member of the Kansas American Legion and/or Legion Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid up at the time of death. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically, and must show a high school transcript (with grade point average).

February 15, 2024

Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarships

  • Four $500 scholarships awarded annually to children of Legion and Auxiliary members. Selections by Department Oratorical and Scholarship Committee are based upon scholastic standing, financial need, major field, etc.

February 15, 2024

Albert M. Lappin Scholarship

  • An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at time of death.

February 15, 2024

Music Committee Scholarship

  • The name of this scholarship, to be awarded annually, will be the “American Legion Music Committee Scholarship”. This $1,000 scholarship is available to all Kansas high school students who have distinguished themselves in the field of music and/or who will major or minor in music at an approved Kansas junior college, college, or university.

February 15, 2024

Rosedale Post 346 Scholarship

  • Two scholarships of $1,500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman or sophomore, and the son or daughter of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion or its Auxiliary for the past three years. The sons or daughters of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the parent’s dues were paid-up at the time of death.

February 15, 2024

Charles W. & Annette Hill Scholarship

  • An outright grant of $1,000, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level Freshman or sophomore, and the descendent of a veteran who has been a member of The Kansas American Legion for the past three years. The descendents of deceased members in either organization are also eligible if the veteran’s dues were paid-up at time of death.

February 15, 2024

Scouting Scholarship

  • Scouting, on all levels, has always been an important Legion program. Kansas Legion Posts sponsor some fifty-five Scout Troops and Explorer Posts, with expenditures in excess of $10,540, involving over 835 scouts. However, many more scouts benefit annually from The American Legion through direct and indirect aid and leadership that are unreported.
  • The American Legion Life Insurance Trust Fund provides for an $10,000 National Scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Scout of the Year”. The individual selected will be named by the National Americanism Commission during the annual National Spring Meetings. Three runner-up scholarships, at $2,500 each have been added to the scholarship awards. The Department of Kansas also gives a $500 scholarship to the Kansas Scout of the Year.
  • The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student, providing it is state-accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the Continental United States.

February 15, 2024

Shooting Sports Scholarship

  • An outright grant of $500, applicants for this scholarship must be a Kansas high school senior or college level freshman, who has participated in an American Legion Shooting Sports program in the State and Regional levels. The applicant must be an average or better student scholastically.

February 15, 2024

U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship

  • U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship – The purpose of the U.S. “Udie” Grant Scholarship is to assist financially in the education of needy and worthy children and grandchildren of Kansas Legionnaires.  Applicants must be a current 3-year member of the Sons of the American Legion within the Detachment of Kansas.

February 15, 2024

Jay B. Thielen Scholarship

  •  Jay B. Thielen Scholarship – The purpose of the Jay B. Thielen Scholarship is to assist financially in the education of needy and worth children and grandchildren of Sons of The American Legion members of the Detachment of Kansas or members of the Sons of the American Legion of the Detachment of Kansas.  Five scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each are annually awarded.

February 16, 2024

Foundation for Rural Service Scholarship

Applicant must be:

  • Sponsored by a current NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association member. Click HERE to view the NTCA Membership Map to identify the telephone or broadband company in your area.
  • Express an interest to return to a rural community following graduation, as discussed in the essay.

February 19, 2024

The Ellis Foundation Scholarships

Four Year Scholarships
We have several degree-specific scholarships for students in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma pursuing a four-year degree. Students pursuing a degree in the following fields are encouraged to apply:

  • STEM
  • Medical*
  • Agriculture*
  • Business*
  • Education*
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • IT
  • Human Resources

*Students attending a rural high school in Kansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma, who are pursuing degrees in these fields are eligible for the Rooted in Rural Scholarship.

Skilled Trades
Skilled Trades scholarships are also available for Kansas residents, both traditional and non-traditional students, through the Kansas Skilled Trades Scholarship made possible by The Patterson Family Foundation. Additional information on this program can be found here.

Application Process
The general application opens on January 1 and closes on February 19, with the scholarship awarded the following fall semester. All qualified candidates will be interviewed in person or through video conference. Ellis staff will contact you directly to establish a date and time. Request access to the scholarship application here.

General Scholarship Requirements:

Four Year Scholarship Program Guidelines

  • The scholarship pays up to $1000 per semester for up to eight consecutive semesters
  • The funds apply to tuition, books, on-campus housing, & college billed expenses
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA each semester
  • Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • The student must participate in The Ellis Mentoring Program

 

February 15, 2024

The Abilene Chapter KS DAR Business Related Scholarship

Adults who are entering or returning to complete a bachelors degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Sciences or other Business Related Fields. The Abilene Chapter DAR Business scholarship is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism to women who want to return to college. These scholarships will be awarded to Dickinson County residents. Dee & Bill Marshall have established this DAR Scholarship.

 

February 20, 2023

The Abilene Chapter DAR Nursing Scholarship

The Abilene Chapter DAR Nursing scholarship is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of dependability, leadership, service and patriotism to nursing student s are (or other medically related field) currently enrolled in a nursing or medic who ally related program. The scholarship will be awarded to a Dickinson County resident.

February 28, 2024

Washburn University Leadership Institute Scholarship

  • Accepting a leadership scholarship commits a student to participate in Washburn University’s Leadership Institute and is more than award-based scholarship. Annual renewal of a leadership scholarship is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, making appropriate annual progress toward the Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate, and meeting performance and program participation criteria as determined by the Director of the Leadership Institute.

 

February 28, 2024

American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Must be a Chapman High School senior or past graduate with an active duty or honorably discharged family member