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Scholarships available to Minneola High School Students/Graduates

This list is updated as I receive new information each year about scholarships.  Sometimes due dates and/or application processes change from year to year.  Please contact me or visit the linked websites for more information.  Some scholarships also include students currently in college or those graduates looking to return to college.  Be sure to read descriptions!

Date Due

Scholarship Name & Description

October 2nd

Wendy’s High School Heisman - Every year Wendy’s recognizes more than 5,000 of the best male and female high school seniors and rewards $120,000 in donations to schools across the country. Wendy’s is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement to receive the Heisman honors. 

Please tell eligible students to apply or refer students using this online form.

To be eligible, a student must have:

·  Maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average

·  Participated in one of 43 eligible school sponsored sports

·  Demonstrated active involvement in his or her community

Winners are identified at the local, state and national level. 

Students receive the recognition they deserve and their school can be one of 100 high schools who receive up to $5,000 in donations.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to tell students to apply or nominate someone today.

October 9th

U.S. Senate Youth Program – for students who have been elected to an office as Student Council member, class officer, or National Honor Society Officer.  One student can be nominated to the State, from that pool two student delegates and an alternate will attend the 2013 US SYP in Washington D.C.  Each state delegate will receive a $5,000 scholarship.  The scholarship and Washington D.C. trip are an inseparable award.  

October 15th

Wichita State University Distinguished Scholarship Invitational – For HS Seniors entering WSU in the Fall.  Scholarship competition for several scholarships.  Must be admitted to WSU by Oct 15th and have all materials in for the DSI by Nov. 1st.  Scholarships given on this day include:

$44,000 Clay Barton Scholarship

2 $52,000 Harry Gore memorial Scholarships

2 $20,000 Jabara scholarship for future entrepreneurs

$26,000 McGregor Academic Scholarship

up to $20,000 School of Music scholarships

Linwood Sexton 4-year, full-ride scholarships

Klose Scholars Competition for $29,000

Wallace Invitational for Engineering Scholarships $20,000

Dorthy and Bill Cohen Koch Scholars Competition for $30,000 - $60,000


October 25th

Horatio Alger Scholarship – for HS seniors planning to enter college full-time next Fall with a strong commitment to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree (even if starting at a community college) with critical financial need (under $50,000 gross income per family).  Other requirements: 2.0 GPA, involvement in community service and extracurricular activities. 

October 30th

Oklahoma Panhandle State University Senior Visit Day Scholarships – OPSU will award a $450 Tuition Scholarship and a $900 Housing credit PLUS be entered to win a free year’s tuition just by attending the Senior Visit Day.  Other activities include free lunch, campus tours, and admission to the home football game.

November 1st

Masonic Grand Lodge of AF&AM of Kansas – for any junior or senior.  Applicants must submit a 300-500 word essay over a given topic.  Title page included with rules sheet.  Essay must be postmarked with title page by Nov. 1st.  Scholarships are to be used for a Kansas tax-supported accredited university, community college, or area vo-tech school.  Local winner is awarded a $250.00 scholarship and their essay will go on to compete at the state level.


November 15th

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation – for students who have attended an eligible school as a Junior and Senior with a 3.5 GPA and 23 or higher ACT score, expecting to enroll in college next Fall.  Family contribution on the FAFSA must be below $7500 (See Mrs. Blew for more information on this). 

November 30th

Kansas JCI Senate Scholarship


December 1st

Constitution Bee – for any high school student grades 9-12 (winners will have the money held until after graduation).  Complete an application and then, if chosen, compete in a Constitution Bee (like a Spelling Bee) in March.

December 7th

Elks Most Valuable Student – for any high school senior.  Application includes essay over topic given in application.  Winners at local, state, and national level.

December 17th

2013 NFIB Young Entrepreneur – graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are elgibile to apply between October 1st and December 17th

January 7th

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship - offering scholarships for high school seniors.  You can find the application at: 

January 10th

Kelly Lynn Lutz Memorial Scholarship - $2,000 Renewable scholarship for 4 years to students who have lost a parent (biological or not) to cancer.  Email or visit for more information.


January 13th

The Gates Millenium Scholarship - grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS was established in 1999, as a twenty year commitment, to provide greater access and opportunity to higher education for outstanding students from underrepresented backgrounds.  Students must be of an ethnic minority (African American, American Indian-Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander, Hispanic American, have at least a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale, be Pell Grant eligible, and be a high school senior, GED recipient, or entering college for the first time as a full-time student in the fall. 

January 15th

The National MS Society – Scholarship for students with MS or students who have a parent diagnosed with MS.  Opens in October each year, application due in January. 



January 15th

KSDE AEOP Margaret Van Horn Scholarshipfor Current HS, college, and technical school students pursuing a business-related program, enrolled in at least 9 hours, within the state of Kansas.  Applicant selected based on initiative exhibited, character shown, other factors supporting candidacy. 


January 31st

The True Gentleman Scholarship @ KU - $5,000 for incoming freshman males.  Applicants do not have to be or intend to be a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, which administers this award.  For more information see then click APPLY NOW.



February 1st

County Weed Directors Association - for HS seniors majoring in Ag, plant science, or a related field at an accredited Kansas institution.  Must have a 3.0 GPA.

February 1st

KU Hixson Opportunity Award4-year renewable scholarship for students who have faced a personal challenge or financial hardship.  Students must be admissible to the University of Kansas, demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA, and be entering freshman year during the Fall after high school graduation.  Priority given to 1st generation college students (those whose parents did not earn a 4-year degree).   

February 1st

Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas - for Clark County HS graduates (current or former).  Many different funds managed by the foundation, one application will apply for all.

February 1st

Kansas Correctional Association – for students pursuing academic goals which will prepare them for a career in the corrections/criminal justice or related social/behavioral sciences field.  2 scholarship for full-time students, 2 scholarships for part-time students who are currently working in the field and wish to further their education.

February 1st

Southern Pioneer Electric Company Scholarship Program 13 $1,000 Scholarships to students in Western Kansas.  Available to current high school seniors planning to enroll as full-time (12+ credit hours) students in the Fall at an accredited 2-, 4-yr or vocational school in the US.  Applicants should be in good standing with school and actively involved in their community.  Awarded on basis of application, personal statement, academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, individual goals, and community involvement.

February 3rd

Kansas 4-H Scholarship application - Selection based on leadership, service, character, scholarship, participation, and recognition both in and out of 4-H. 

February 5th

The Kansas Association of Airports Fred Tupper Scholarship - $1500, The purpose of the scholarship is to promote excellence in airport administration by providing a scholarship to an individual attending or enrolled to attend school in an airport administration or similar program. The scholarship shall be used within six months of its award for tuition and fees, books and classroom materials, and/or school room and board for an individual in an accredited, airport management based educational program or for American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) sponsored A.A.E., C.M., and A.C.E. programs.  Associate, undergraduate and graduate level programs are all eligible.  The scholarship may not be used for past expenses nor for conference fees and expenses.  The school the applicant is attending does not need to be located in Kansas. 


February 10th

CMS Electric Cooperative Scholarships - 6 scholarships available for HS seniors whose parents/guardians are members of the CMS Electric Co-op.  Must plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited college or university, including community colleges or trade schools.  Winners will be chosen based on Scholastic Achievement, Extra-curricular activities (school and community), and need.

February 15th

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities - Scholarship fund for graduating seniors of custodial workers who wish to continue their education at the college level.  Students must be residents of Kansas, graduate from a Kansas High school, and attend a Kansas College.  Application to be completed jointly by student and principal/counselor.

February 15th

Acacia Fraternity at Kansas State University is offering 1 $1,000 and 2 $500 leadership scholarships to incoming freshman men at KSU.  Acacia encourages and assists young men in developing themselves as leaders and balanced men during their college career. They encourage the submission of an application even if you have not reached the final decision to attend KSU.  These scholarships are NOT membership dependent.


February 15th

American Legion Scholarships – Several possibilities for both members and non-members in music, nursing, athletics, etc.



February 18th

FHSU Access to Academic Opportunity Grant - New, on-campus, first-time Freshman and Transfer students are eligible to apply. Factors to be considered in the award of the AAOG include, but are not limited to the following: academic achievement in high school or other post-secondary academic institution; leadership and academic potential; personal and family background; and the overall ability of the applicant to contribute to a diverse, productive and qualified student body at Fort Hays State University. Applicants are required, if eligible, to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To apply, an additional application is required. Applicants must contact or email Hector Villanueva, Multicultural Recruitment Admissions Counselor, in the Admissions Office at (785) 628-4503 or (800) 628-3478 or

February 20th

EverFI Financial Services Roundtable Scholarship - $5,000 scholarship for any high school student who has received their certificate in financial literacy via the EverFi software (utilized in Mr. Nelson’s Economics class).  See Mrs. Blew for application details.

February 26th

Herb Clutter Scholarship – Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is offering a $500 scholarship for a student pursuing agriculture full-time at any 2- or 4-year Kansas college or university.

February 28th

Bill Spaniol Memorial Scholarship – $500, Given by the Kansas Environmental Health Association for a student pursuing environmental science or related field.

March 1st

Kansas Farm Bureau – If you are a member of Farm Bureau and are planning to major in technical education or an agriculture-related field, check out their scholarships here.  Must be attending K-State, Fort Hays, or an accredited Technical program. 

March 1st

Lightner Community Spirit Scholarship, Victory Electric Cooperative - designed to recognize students who have demonstrated academic success as well as show a commitment to bettering their community.  Applicants must be members or dependents of members of the cooperative in good standing and must be entering an accredited college or university (2- or 4-year).  Due by March 1st, 2016


March 1st

Don Leis Memorial Scholarship - awarded to a deserving graduate of MHS.  Winner will be selected by a committee based on application and possible interview.

March 1st

Kansas Society of CPA’s Scholarships – The KSCPA scholarships will be Offered to high school seniors without regard to financial need who will be entering a Kansas college or university the following academic school year and plan to major in accounting.

Applicants are required to have ACT or SAT test scores submitted by a counselor or teacher and must complete and submit a comprehensive application designed to demonstrate their leadership activities and written communication skills.  The Byron Bird Graduate Scholarship will be offered to graduate accounting students at all Kansas Colleges and Universities.

March 5th

Minneola Faculty & Staff Scholarship - founded to encourage talented young people to further their education.  Selection is based on factors such as GPA, school & community involvement, leadership, scholarship, and character.  Winners will be chosen by committee vote.

March 6th

Sigma Nu Excellence Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding male high school senior exemplifying excellence in leadership, academics, and community involvement to award two $500 scholarships for the 2012-13 school year.  Must be attending Kansas State University in the Fall.  Must be available for a personal interview on either March 25th or April 1st.  Recipient NOT required to become a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.

March 9th

KS Agribusiness Retailers Association – Any HS student or current college student majoring in agronomy crop science, ag engineering, professional ag-chemical application or a related field of study.  Must be attending or planning to attend a university, community college or technical school in the state of KS. 

March 9th

KACRAO Scholarship - available to HS seniors with a 3.25 GPA and a min ACT of 22, planning to attend a KACRAO institution in state of KS (see list on application)

March 9th

Kansas Grain & Feed Association - 6 scholarships available to ANY HS student who is a self-starter, has excellent academic credentials, is a good school and community citizen, and has a strong desire to continue their education. 

March 11th

Scott Mecham Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity - $2000 scholarship to students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity. 

March 31st

Doris Rooney STAR Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship, Sponsored by the local PEO chapter for one senior girl, 20 years old or younger.  Must have a min 3.0 GPA, be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution full-time in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation.  Recipient will be sponsored by the chapter for the $2500 PEO International STAR scholarship. 

April 1st

Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Scholarship – for graduating high school seniors and current college freshman and sophomores with a 3.0 GPA, majoring in or intending to major in Journalism, Political Science, or Communications.

April 1st

Kansas Motor Carriers Association – 3-4 $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors and currently enrolled college students.  Preference given to those with ties to the transportation industry (drivers, mechanics, accounting, communications, business, office personnel, etc) BUT the awards have been given to non transportation majors in the past.  Requires application, 1-3 letters of recommendation, personal essay of academic plans, recent professional photograph, and transcript.  See KMCA Foundation at for more info. 

April 1st

Mike Reid Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to an MHS graduating senior.  Must have 2.5 GPA and be in good standing.



April 1st

Kansas Horse Council - scholarship available to current members

April 1st

Heacock Memorial Scholarship by Minneola Co-op - graduating senior of MHS, special consideration to those pursuing an Ag-related field.

April 1st

Nathanial D. Buckley Memorial Scholarship - for a graduating senior from MHS who is officially enrolled in a post-secondary institution.  Must be a strong student in good standing.

April 1st

Warren & Velma Beeson Memorial Scholarship - any graduate of MHS regardless of age or what year of college they will be entering.  Must have a 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled in a min. of 12 credit hours (full-time student) at an accredited college, including junior colleges.  Personal interview will be required in addition to application.

April 2nd


Kansas Livestock Foundation - The Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), in conjunction with Merck Animal Health, GoBob Pipe & Steel, Hampel Oil, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, and the Kansas CattleWomen, is offering several scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. By completing the application and sending it to the KLF office, you apply for all the scholarship categories for which you qualify. Each candidate is eligible to win only one scholarship. Applicants must be graduates of a Kansas high school and, except for vet students, undergraduate students at a Kansas community or senior college. Previous winners of any KLF scholarships are ineligible to apply, with the exception of vet students who have not received the Wheels for Bucks vet school scholarship. For additional information, contact the KLF office at (785) 273-5115 or email  

April 5th

Kansas Golf Foundation Junior Golf Scholarship - must be HS senior and have participated in junior golf activities including high school golf.  Must attend a Kansas collge or university, including community colleges.

April 6th

Southwest Kansas Bar Association – 5 $1,000 scholarships to best 300-word essay covering topic: “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All”.  Winner will be chosen based on writing skills, content, academic achievements, and potential for making a contribution to society.

April 15th

Jim Johnson Scholarshipawarded by the High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society to a high school senior that will be pursuing a career in one of the physical sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science, including Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Soil Science).  Open to those going into the teaching profession.  Must be attending a high school in the forecast warning area of one of the following National Weather Service offices:  Dodge City and Goodland, Kansas or North Platte and Hastings, Nebraska.



April 15th

KJIL/KHYM Scholarships - $500 to graduating seniors who will be enrolling full-time for the Fall semester at a Christian college or university.  Must submit: statement of faith, intended field of Christian ministry and motivation for that pursuit, letters of recommendation from pastor/youth pastor, honors received while in high school, activities and organizations you have been involved with.  Visit for more information.  Recipients will be announced in May.

April 15th

Kansas Insuring Success Scholarship – Applicants must be KS residents and submit a 1-pg essay over designated topic along with application page. 

April 16th

KSDE Association of Education Professionals (Margaret Van Horn Scholarship) – open to any high school or college student.  Must be enrolling in a minimum 9 hours in an accredited institution within the State of Kansas.  Scholarship is not limited to tuition only, may use funds for fees, books, expenses, etc.

May 1st

O’Brate Foundation - The O’Brate Foundation will strive to improve the opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Kansas by assisting with emergency needs, providing educational scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing specific stumbling blocks lying in their path on the road to success.  The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursuing higher education to apply for a scholarship. We are committed to helping these youth attain their personal goals and become successful members of society


May 1st

Beef Empire Days - HS seniors who plant to further education full-time in and ag-related field including education, communications, production, research, engineering or any field related to the beef industry.  5-7 winners will be selected.

May 2nd

Pride Ag Resources (Dodge City Co-op) – For all area HS seniors attending post-secondary education.  Recipient selected based on academic record, leadership, participation in school and community, honors, work experience, and statement of career and educational goals.

May 15th

State of Kansas Scholarships - Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship, Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship, Kansas State Scholarship, and Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship.  Must pay application fee of $12.00 and have completed the FAFSA by April 1st.  Each one has special requirements - see Mrs. Blew to discuss these scholarships.

May 15th

Grasshopper Trust - Student residing in Meade, Ford, Gray, Clark, Grant, Morton, or Stevens County.  Primarily based on financial need, but also considered are academic performance, character, motivation, ability, and potential. 

May 31st

Jennie G & Pearl Abell Education Trust (for those attending a 4-yr school) - Educational grants for graduates of a Clark County high school.  Primary consideration is need.

June 1st

Balanced Man Scholarship @ FHSU – The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at FHSU is sponsoring 3 $1,000 and 5 $500 scholarships for incoming freshman males to FHSU who have demonstrated an active lifestyle, participated in team sports or individual physical activities, excel in the classroom, and participate in extracurricular activities.  Recipients are in no way obligated to pledge the fraternity.

June 30th

Juanita Abell Pyle Scholarship (for those attending a 2-yr school) - scholarship available to graduates of Minneola or Ashland High Schools and pursuing a degree from a community or technical college.  Open to both traditional and non-traditional students. 





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