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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The scholarship information list is updated on a routine basis. These are the scholarships that the counseling office receives throughout the year from a variety of sources. Additional paperwork may be in the counseling office.



Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars

Endowment Association

Scholarships. Please click on attachments below for more information.

Kansas Kiwanis Foundation this year again offers scholarships for graduating high schools.  
There are 36 scholarships we offer each year and the value of these scholarships range between $500 and $1200 each depending upon the ranking of all finalists by our panel of
all finalists by our panel of judges. 
All applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2019.and mailed to the address provided in the paragraph at the top of the first page. 
If you have any questions, please email at
Washburn University
Taking the Garvey exam is an absolute must for students looking to secure additional scholarships before enrolling in their first semester. Each year Washburn awards thousands of dollars to individuals who perform well on the Garvey exam. Multiple test times and locations are available (See Counseling information board) While taking the Garvey exam does not guarantee a scholarship, it's an opportunity every student should pursue.
Varsity Tutors Scholarship Program
Students write an essay each month in response to a monthly prompt.  Scholarships winners every month.  Deadline for this scholarship is 15th of every month



Please visit- for further information. 
American Legion Scholarships
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.  Many scholarships are offered, visit
GE-Regan Foundation Scholarship Program
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation's 40th President, the GE-REagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. 
Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three  years-up to $40,000 total per recipient.  Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board.  In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program. For more information visit
BigSun Athletic Scholarship
The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. For more information visit



The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 400 higher education administrators who represent nearly 80 institutions and agencies in the State of Kansas. Each year, KACRAO offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years.


Four $500 awards are available, which may be used toward attendance at KACRAO member institutions (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.


The 2019 KACRAO Scholarship information is available for applicants on our website at


To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school;
  • Have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Submit an application, which includes uploading a one-page essay, letter of reference, and resume.


The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 15, 2019. Successful award recipients will be notified in May and posted on the KACRAO website after May 15, 2019. 






USA-Kansas is proud to partner with Insuring Success for the third year.  This partnership allows us to pass opportunities along to our members!

Through their Scholarship Program, Insuring Success is offering two $250 scholarships to eligible high school seniors.  Click below to view the application form and requirements, and pass this information along to your High School Seniors!
SevenDays Make a Ripple, Change the World Essay Competition.
The submission deadline for the essay competition is not till March 1, 2019
Scholarship Databases has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003. They pride themselves in being a comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use.   
College Raptor recently announced another $2,500 scholarship opportunity. Please click on the link below to receive further information.
This is a search engine that will provide you information on scholarships, internships, colleges and more. 
Student loan information 
Did you know that cosigning a student loan can be risky business? According to a recent survey, the majority of parents of incoming college students do not understand the risks of cosigning a student loan. This month, we are working to educate parents and students on the risks including the long term financial impact and the emotional consequences.

At The Student Loan Report, we encourage incoming college students to seek financial aid and student loans without cosigners. This month we released a new guide (with videos!) dedicated to helping students and parents find and compare non-cosigned sources of financial aid.

You can find the guide here:
The Kansas Board of Regents is a body consisting of nine members that governs six state universities in the U.S. state of Kansas. In addition to these six universities, it also supervises and coordinates nineteen community colleges, five technical colleges, six technical schools and a municipal university.
This site will give you actionable tips on applying for scholarships and help you realize how accessible scholarships can be.    
This guide explores the various ways students and their families can finance a college education, from well-known avenues such as scholarships and grants to newer strategies that have emerged in the last decade to sources that many students simply forget to tap into.
In an effort to help students afford their higher education, our team at LendEDU recently updated our guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities specifically for them.

Within this update, we have added our new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

On top of this new tool, our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college. Here is the URL:

Note: You can click the link at the top of the page to jump down to the scholarship search tool.

Here are some other points we cover in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams

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College Board Opportunity Scholarships
College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:
Build their college list.
Practice for the SAT®.
Improve their SAT score.
Strengthen their college list.
Fill out the FAFSA.
Apply to college.
We hear from students and families across the country that getting into college is an overwhelming and complicated process. They're hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid.
Beginning with the class of 2020, we'll be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.

This isn’t your typical scholarship program. It doesn’t require an essay or an application, and it doesn’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships were designed to save counselors time by providing simple guidance to all kids. By taking each step, students can show college admission officers their resourcefulness and grit beyond test scores alone, while being rewarded along the way.

Our message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. We're asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they’ve been.

Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.

Counseling Staff

Mrs. Stephanie Billet
Counselor for 10th & 12th Grades

Mrs. Vicky Herbster
Counselor for 9th &11th Grades

Mrs. LeAnn Stewart
Counseling Secretary