Scholarship Opportunities

Upcoming scholarships for 2020/2021


Airforce ROTC at K-State has a path to earning a commission as an Air Force Officer.  Complete Military Training and Bachelor’s Degree simultaneously.  They offer leadership, friendships, guaranteed job after graduation, scholarship opportunities, adventure/travel and physical fitness.  Host school is K-State Manhattan, and K-State Polytechnic.  High School Scholarship programs or HSSP; High School seniors may apply on-line at  26 ACT 3.0 HS GPA. If you have any further questions, would like more information, or would like to learn more about our program, check out Air Force ROTC’s website at to get more details. If you’d like to contact us, you can reach us at or phone at (785) 532-6600.  See Mrs. Smutz in counseling office for more information. 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas scholarship, #1972 has a $500 scholarship and the female student must be a member of one of the three Catholic parishes in Salina. Please come to the counseling office to get an application. If not a CYO member you can get your school counselor to write you a letter of recommendation. Even though this scholarship is applicable to any school. Easy 500 word essay on "How has my Catholic Faith strengthened my life and how will it enhance my decisions as a college student?" Applications should be post marked no later than April 19, 2021.


Applications should be mailed to the following:


Marlene Bonilla

145 Millview Road

Salina, KS 67401


DS&O Electric scholarship – must be attending a university, college or vocational school in Kansas.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 to 4.0 Scholarships are paid directly to the students.  $500 each semester.  Applicants must submit application form and resume.  Official Transcript and bio statement and a one-page essay on the subject matter listed on the application form which is electric vehicles.  Also a headshot or senior picture to be used for publicity.  Please pick up application in the counseling office.

National Hispanic Scholarship – apply January 1 through February 15th merit based and needs based scholarship

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation –  open to Juniors only The “Coolidge” is among America’s most generous full-ride scholarships that cover tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate.  Must be submitted by Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  Based on academic excellence, Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites 100 of the top applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program which includes an all-expense paid Summit Weekend in Washington, DC.  Must be a high school junior who plans to enroll in college in fall of 2022, and American Citizen must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST Wednesday, January 20, 2021. 


Earl Bane scholarship – Is for either a 4-year college or a 2-year college or technical school.  Offering $20,000 for 4-year and $10,000 for 2-year.  2.5 or 4.00 GPA and an application, resume, essay, letters of reference and official high school transcript including GPA.  Come to counseling office to pick up a packet.

Jackie Robson scholarship - Scholarship Grant - JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars are financially sponsored to attend JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City as well as other regional events throughout the year.

K-State University Scholar Award

Total Value: $20,000 Eligibility - Incoming freshmen are eligible with a minimum 31 ACT OR 1390 SAT AND 3.90 high school GPA.

Annual Value $5,000 renewable award 3.0 K-State GPA required for renewal See general renewal requirements and renewal lengths

Wildcat awards - Total Value: $10,000 Eligibility - Incoming freshmen are eligible with a minimum 25 ACT OR 1200 SAT AND 3.50 high school GPA.  Annual Value $2,500 renewable award 3.0 K-State GPA required for renewal See general renewal requirements and renewal lengths

K.U is offering a Hispanic Scholarship fund.  Eligibility is 3.0 GPA U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident apply .

Music – The University of Kansas school of Music has an admission and scholarship audition scheduled for Saturday Feb 13 and Saturday Feb 20, 2021.  Application and scholarship deadline is December 1, 2020.  Band, Orchestra, Jazz, Organ, Piano, and Voice. 785-864-9751 

KU - students interested scheduling a virtual visit or a visit you may contact Erin Woods directly her best email is Erin Woods, Admissions Representative, 785-864-5373 Schedule a phone call:, Get more information: Check out our viewbook:

McPherson College:  Schedule a campus visit by calling 800-365-7402.  They over a Presidential Scholarship which is available, they offer up to $23,000 per year for four years ($92,000). U.S. News & World Report voted them Best College in the Midwest.  More information available in the school counseling office

The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more at

PB&J Scholarship, #163, 1110 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96817.  This scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but want to succeed.  How to apply $500 - $1,000 open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college.  Require application, transcript and 1 letter of recommendation.


VFW – Has several contest available for students.  Come to the counseling office for more information.  .  All department winners will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where their essays will compete in the final competition.  Also, they have an art competition which is open to seniors through March 31st, 2021.  Email information. 

Scholarships are now available for application with the Greater Salina Community Foundation. Check out 30 scholarships and 80 chances for college funding. Click scholarships on the top tab then click here in the first paragraph.  This will give you an entire list of scholarships to apply for.  Most of these are local scholarship and some are renewable. They require an application for each scholarship listed and they also require your EFC, which is the first page on your FAFSA application. This tells them what the expected family contribution is for college. This determines financial need. You will need to submit this so you must have completed your FAFSA. This is to be done by October. Please come in and talk to me if you are uncertain of the FAFSA, or EFC page of your FAFSA. Some of them include the following:

Available GSCF Scholarship Funds

    Students attending or planning to attend North Central Kansas Technical College (Beloit or Hays) to obtain a building trade degree
    African-American graduating high school seniors from a Saline County high school.
    Graduates of a Saline County, KS, high school attending the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law
    Saline County High School seniors attending Kansas State University
    Kansas Wesleyan University students pursuing a business degree
    Graduating high school seniors or a graduate from a Salina high school with connections to University United Methodist Church (UUMC), Salina, KS.  Kansas Wesleyan University students may also apply.
    Graduating high school seniors or a graduate from a high school located in Dickinson, Ottawa or Saline Counties, with ties to NAACP-Salina
    Graduating community college students planning to attend a 4-year post-secondary institution in Kansas
    Any Saline County, KS, graduating high school senior planning to major in elementary education or secondary education
    Graduating senior or graduate from a high school within the Dane G. Hansen Foundation service area, which is defined as the 26 counties in northwest Kansas north of I-70 and west of I-135/Hwy 81 who are pursuing a major in nursing or another health related field. Preference will be given to students who are a graduate of or who are qualified from Decatur Community High School- Oberlin, KS.
    Any Kansas registered Republican female college student entering at least her junior year or that is attending graduate school at a Kansas college or university with a declared major of Political Science, History, Public Administration, Healthcare, Law or Education
    Students entering their sophomore year or above in college who plan on attending Louisiana Tech University, Oklahoma State University, Washburn University, or Wichita State University.
    High school senior from Saline County, KS, with an intended major of early childhood education.
    Students qualifying for graduation from a high school in Saline County, KS with an intended major in an art field including, but not limited to visual arts, fine arts education, digital/graphic arts, architecture or design.
    Students attending or planning to attend Cloud County Community College, Concordia, KS, to obtain a degree in nursing or a related medical field
    Any Kansas graduating high school senior attending Kansas State University or the University of Kansas
    graduating high school senior from a Saline County High School with an interest in creative arts.
    Any Salina area graduating high school senior or graduate that has been employed at the Salina Country Club, Salina, KS

    Other Available Scholarships

    The Greater Salina Community Foundation also offers scholarships through its affiliate foundations.  Students in this area may also qualify for scholarships from the following community foundations:

    Community Foundation for Cloud County

    Graduating high school seniors attending a post-secondary masonry program at a Vo-Tech or Technical College


National scholarships apply for all schools, log on for the newsletter and look at the scholarships you qualify for.


Student Scholarships have 15 scholarship programs available to Kansas students. More than 658 individual scholarships will be distributed through these 15 programs. Students from Kansas school districts are eligible for all awards. Log on to the following: this will give you a list of the scholarships. At the top of the website is the tab to begin applying for scholarships. These are national scholarships that are for any state accredited schools, not just Kansas Schools.


Wichita State: has a large number of scholarships listed on their website for students interested in attending Wichita State.  They have many competitive scholarships for Engineering, Business, Teaching, and Fine Arts.  Seniors interested in going to Wichita State come see the school counselor for scholarship opportunities.  All scholarship competitions applications open up September 2020. 

HSF Wichita State scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree.  Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.  Awards are based on merit.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.  US Citizen or Permanent legal resident, DACA or eligible non-citizen as defined by FAFSA. 

Wichita State - any senior that’s interested in majoring in Math or Science Teacher Education, please be aware that the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship Competition at Wichita State offers specific scholarship opportunities worth up to $20,000! I’ve attached a document with more details, and you can also go here:

We’ve been informed that the applicant pool is looking lower than usual, so senior(s) have a better shot than they might think!   To check out all our scholarship competitions (and application), go to Deadlines are approaching soon for Wichita State.

2021 Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below: Deadline: July 31, 2021 Award Amount: $1,000 Application: Would you consider adding this scholarship to your scholarship page to help spread the word around to your current students? If so, please add our scholarship application URL which is located just above. Here you can see our other eligibility requirements and also any other pertinent information. I look forward to hearing back from you on this scholarship and having your students apply! Thank you again for your time and have a great day! Taylor Whitehead OBO The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone


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