About Scholarships

The Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: The Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship provides financial support for low-income, underrepresented and first-generation students as they pursue an undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas. One to two recipients yearly will receive a one-time award, ranging from $750 to $1,500. The yearly application period is January 1–March 1 for awards the following fall. All documents and admissions/financial need processes must be completed and submitted by March 1. Applications postmarked or emailed after this deadline will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 15.
HSF General College Scholarship Fund

Deadline(s): Annually in March; please see website for details.

Description: Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarships help students of Hispanic heritage to obtain college degrees. These grants are available on a competitive basis to graduating high-school seniors, community-college students, community-college transfer students, and university undergraduate and graduate students.
Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Fellowship

Deadline(s): February 2019

Description: The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program is a selective, full scholarship for Pell-eligible high school seniors. The fellowship will be awarded to 20 student leaders in 2018 with the intent of promoting their academic excellence and leadership development, through college graduation.  The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program will only be awarded in 2018. Selected Fellows will be eligible for up to five years of funding to complete their bachelor’s program. Fellows will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Honeywell Opportunity for Prosperity through Education Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide talented high school students who are economically challenged with a funded path to a post secondary degree focused on a career in a manufacturing trade or technical profession. Supplemental Questions What was your GPA the fall semester of your senior year? Please provide at least 3-5 sentences answering the following essay questions:  A. Why do you think a trade/technical program is the right path for you? How would the HOPE program help you achieve your career goals?  B. Do you have any barriers to paying for college courses? If so, please describe these barriers.  C. Tell us a little about yourself. What drives you to succeed? What strategies will you use to ensure your success in the HOPE program and your college courses? (example: attend all classes)
Honeywell Black Achievers Society Engineering Education Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 1, 2019

Description: Honeywell offers two $5,000 annual, renewable scholarships exclusively for African American students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science. Eligible students must graduate from the following schools: Bishop Ward High School, Center High School, Grandview High School, Ruskin High School, any high school that is part of the Kansas City, MO Public School District (KCPS) or any high school in the Kansas City, KS Public School District (USD #500). Members of Big Brothers & Big Sisters and Boys & Girls Club are also eligible to apply. Students currently at a community college in the greater Kansas City area, pursuing a degree at an accredited 4 – year institution in any of the areas listed below can also apply. Supplemental Questions What is your intended major? In an essay of no more than 500 words, please answer the following question. Why does engineering interest you, and how do you plan to use your degree upon graduation? In the form of an essay, please discuss what makes you uniquely qualified to receive this scholarship. 2 Letters of Recommendation 1) Please upload your first reference letter  2) Please upload your second reference letter
JCCC Sunflower Grant

Deadline(s): For more information contact JCCC Admissions at jcccadmissions@jccc.edu

Description: The JCCC Sunflower Grant provides new students with an automatic support system that will assist in their success. Some of the benefits to program include:   1)    Total award will not exceed $4000.00  over 2 years* 2)    Staff/Faculty Mentor 3)    Opportunity to meet new and current students.
KACRAO Scholarship

Deadline(s): March 15, 2019

Description: The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.
An Education Abroad Scholarship

Deadline(s): April 1, 2019

Description: Scholarship Details At An Education Abroad, we know better than most the importance of understanding cultures around the world.  Our entire business model is predicated on it, but more importantly, so many of the world’s issues require cultural understanding to even begin to move forward in finding solutions. That said, education isn’t cheap. Therefore, we are thrilled to announce a $2,000 scholarship to encourage students to explore the world around them.
Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships

Deadline(s): Ongoing. Please see website.

Description: The Kansas Board of Regents awards various scholarships to Kansas residents seeking to pursue undergraduate and graduate college educations at in-state institutions.
Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund

Deadline(s): Deadlines vary according to scholarship; please see website for details.

Description: The Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund exists to provide educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing post secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development in order to support their career advancement and to help them become the role models, mentors and leaders of the future.
Full Circle Scholarship

Deadline(s): May 31, 2019

Description: The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at: – Tribal colleges & universities – All nonprofit & accredited schools: Tribal colleges and universities All non-profit & accredited schools   HOW TO APPLY: Here are the basic items that you will need to apply for the Full Circle Scholarship Digital photo – Upload a digital photo that’s at least 1.5 MB in size. We share photos with donors, so please ensure it looks professional. Read more in our Application Photo Q&A. Tribal Affiliation – Upload a copy of your proof of tribal enrollment (ID or CIB) or descendency by submitting your parent’s or grandparent’s proof of tribal enrollment along with your birth certificates that proves descendancy. Transcripts – Upload your most recent college transcript. (unofficial transcripts are accepted). High school students should submit transcripts or GED scores.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

Deadline(s): Annually on Nov. 1; please see website for details.

Description: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, a desire to help others, and leadership. A rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances. Each year 30-40 students will be selected into the program.
Courage To Grow Scholarship

Deadline(s): Monthly, by the 15th.

Description: Each month, Courage to Grow awards a $500 scholarship to an eligible junior or senior in high school, or college student (minimum 2.5 GPA and U.S. citizen) based on a 250-word essay.
Hmong American Education Fund Advisors of America Scholarship Program

Deadline(s): Deadlines vary by scholarship. Please see website.

Description: Presented by the Hmong American Education Fund and donated by Advisors of America, this scholarship program financially supports dedicated Hmong American students in their pursuit of higher education. Successful applicants display commitment to academic achievement and service to community, and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships provide grants of up to $500 to attend college or university of choice, and are non-renewable.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation First-Time Freshman Scholarship

Deadline(s): Please see website.

Description: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation grants First-Time Freshman Scholarships to students who will be first-time freshmen who are pursuing studies in restaurant and foodservice-related programs. Eligible applicants include graduating high-school seniors, GED graduates and high-school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.
Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund

Deadline(s): Ongoing

Description: The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Kansas Foster and Adoptive Children Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students who are or who have been foster children in the state of Kansas, including foster children who have been adopted. Award amounts vary, and support any type of further education beyond high school, including college, junior college, and vocational, technical and other trade schools.
Donnelly College Scholarships

Deadline(s): Ongoing

Description: Donnelly College is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. The school was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on "those who might not otherwise be served." Available scholarships include but are not limited to the Presidential Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship, the Reach Scholarship, and the Early Childhood Education Scholarship. Scholarships are renewable with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA.
Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students

Deadline(s): Varies

Description: Please see website for a list of scholarships available for undocumented students.
Mega List of Scholarships

Deadline(s): Varies 

Description: See website for full list of scholarships.
GPACAC Student Scholarship

Deadline(s): Yearly in February

Description:   GPACAC Student Scholarship 2019 GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice. 
The Dream.US Scholarships for DREAMers

Deadline(s): Yearly. See website for list of scholarships and deadlines

Description: TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition.
Hispanic Development Fund

Deadline(s): See website for full list of scholarships and deadlines

Description: See website for full list of scholarships and deadlines
UMKC Scholarship Page

Deadline(s): Varies. See link for full list of scholarship and deadlines

Description: See website for full list of scholarships and deadlines
Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

Deadline(s): See website for deadline

Description: BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation, which was established in October 2005, is the charitable arm of the BURGER KING® system and is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Foundation, together with Burger King Corporation employees, franchisees, suppliers and guests, has been able to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live. Today the Foundation administers the BURGER KING℠ Scholars program and the BK℠ Family Fund.