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This Year's Scholarships - 2019-20 Deadlines
Driven Coffe Roasters - September 1, 2019
DDS Dental Scholarship - (You must go into dentistry) - Sept. 22, 2019
Sixt Scholarship - Only the first 500 submitted applications will be accepted.
Community College Scholarship - September 29, 2018
Easy Scholarships - September 30, 2018
Our Shout it Out Scholarship - September 30, 2018
OppU Achievers Scholarship - Sept. 30, 2019
Grab the Mic Scholarship - September 30, 2018
Poll Call Scholarship- September 30, 2018
The Rose Scholars Award - September 30, 2018
Run a Voter Registration Drive - September 30, 2018
Pump It Up Scholarship - September 30, 2018
Ivy Panda Scholarship - October 6, 2019
K-State EXCITE Shadow Day - Oct. 2, Oct. 16, and Nov. 6 (See website for the deadline to apply.)
HomeTheorys Scholarship - July 17, 2020

Last Year's Scholarships - 2018-19 Deadlines 
Injury Lawyers Scholarship - June 30, 2018 -  You or your family was involved in a personal injury accident.
Paradise Ridge Dentistry - June 30, 2018
Club Thrifty Scholarship - June 30, 2018
Solar Scholarships - July 1, 2018
Fleming College Scholarship - July 1, 2018 (essay to reduce drunk driving)
Card Rates Scholarship - July 31, 2018 (Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry)
FAFSA opens up Oct. 1, 2018
AES Scholarship - Essay - When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? Oct.6, 2018
AAA 2018 World Photo Contest - October 12, 2018  (Must be 21 or older)
Kansas Buffalo Association - October 15, 2018- You must be involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in an agriculturally related field.
Wichita State University - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (Must be admitted to WSU by Oct. 15) - Admissions Application Deadline for participation in DSI, Barton, Klose, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions  November 1, 2018
Wichita State University AGH Scholarship (Barton Scholarship - Must declare a business major - October 16, 2018
WSU College of Engineering (WISE) Must apply to WSU before Oct. 15, 2018
CJ Pony Parts  Video Contest - October 15, 2018
Hutch CC Fire Science Day Oct. 17 - Sign up by Oct. 3 to get a T-shirt
Dr. Pepper Tuition Give Away (You'll need to get people to go online and vote for you. October 17, 2018
HOBY Application Form (SOPHOMORES ONLY) Oct. 24, 2018
US Bank Scholarship - October 26, 2018
Scooter Inside Scholarship - October 31, 2018
Rudd Scholarship (for Kansas residents who qualify for a Pell Grant) - Oct. 31, 2018
The U.S. Department of State - The American Youth Leadership Program - October 30, 2018
(Joseph Carl and Brenna Leahy participated in this program.) 
Unsullyd Scholarships - October 31, 2018
Coca-Cola Scholarship October 31, 2018
Kansas State University Scholarships (College or University November 1, 2018 - Priority Deadline
University of Kansas Scholarships (College or University) November 1, 2018 - Priority Deadline
Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship high school seniors who declare a major in math or science teacher education at Wichita State University. -Nov. 1, 2018
Therapy Pet Scholarship (An essay on the topic of “How Therapy has positively affected your life.” )November 1, 2018
DomCop Scholarship - November 1, 2018
Prudential Spirit of the Community Scholarship (Open to ALL Middle school and ALL High School students) Nov. 6, 2018
Hagan Scholarship  (for Rural Students) November 15, 2018 (A CSHS student has won this scholarship.)
Take the Quiz about E-cigs - November 30, 2018
Washburn University Scholarship -  November 30, 2018
Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. scholarship - November 30, 2018 (Must be Hispanic)
Sixt Scholarship - November 30, 2018, Only the first 500 submitted applications will be accepted.
Newman University Scholarships - Cardinal Newman - December 1, 2018
CT Chimney Repair - December 1, 2018
Creative Masonry - December 1, 2018  
Youth Forward Scholarship - December 1, 2018
Google Global Science Fair - December 12, 2018
Loofbourrow and Chase Scholarship (pdf form) - December 14, 2018 - to Mrs. Ronnau by 2:00
Loofbourrow and Chase Scholarship (word form) - December 14, 2018 - to Mrs. Ronnau by 2:00
CG Trader Essay Scholarship - December 14, 2018
AXA Achievementsm Scholarship December 14, 2018 
Scholarship Could be Yours - December 14, 2018
CGTrader Scholarship - December 14, 2018
Lead Roster Scholarship (you make a YouTube video) December 15, 2018
Burger King Scholarship December 15, 2018 (Must be employed or a child of an employee of Burger King.)
Rubincam Youth Award December 15, 2018 (There is an award for high school students and another for middle school students.)
Resume' Genius Scholarship - December 15, 2018
Escape the Vape Scholarship - December 15, 2018
Slickdeals Scholarship - December 15, 2018
Car Seat Safety Scholarship - December 28, 2018
Fieldboom Scholarship - December 31, 2018
OppU Achievers Scholarship - December 31, 2018
Nicodemus Wilderness Project December 31, 2018
KU Hixson Scholarship January 4, 2019
Wheatland Youth Tour Scholarship - January 7, 2019 (for JUNIORS ONLY)
Acacia Leadership Scholarship - January 7, 2019 (This is for a male going to K-State.)
KLL Memorial Scholarship January 10, 2019 (You must have a parent that died from cancer.)
Young Filmmakers Contest - January 13, 2019 (Open from 3rd grade to College)
Senior Caregiver Scholarship - January 15, 2019
4-H Scholarship - January 15, 2019
Dairy Farmers of America - January 15, 2019
Congress-Bundestag Vocational Scholarship  (Study aboard - Germany)  January 15, 2019
WMIA Scholarship (Woodworking) January 15, 2019
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Student Essay Contest January 25, 2019 (Open to ALL students)

Alexander Hamilton Scholars - January 30, 2019 For JUNIORS

Redfin Real Estate -- January 31, 2019
Navy ROTC Scholarship  - January 31, 2019
Ag Day Essay Contest - January 31, 2019
McConnell Officers' Spouses' Charitable Assoc Scholarship - January 31, 2019  DUE January 31 mail early
Thompson Family Scholarship - January 31, 2019 - For a CSHS senior ONLY going into the Industrial Arts field.
BPW Scholarship - February 1, 2019
Jackie Robinson Grants - February 1, 2019 - (address the financial needs of minority students)
Emporia State University  - February 1, 2019
Engineer Girl Scholarship - February 1, 2019
Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Application (leadership camp) February 1, 2019
Tony Bergkamp Scholarship  - Feb. 2, 2018
Better Business Bureau (BBB) February 2, 2019 - This is a VIDEO contest open to all high school students.  We are in Section 4 the Kansas Plains
Army ROTC Scholarship - February 4, 2019
Yonkers Honda Scholarship - February 4, 2019 Essay on a trip you took in your family car.
Sedgwick County Electric Coop Youth Tour Application and Scholarship 2019 - Feb. 8, 2019 
Davidson Fellows Scholarship - February 13, 2019
Cowley County Community College - February 15, 2019
Sumner Cowley Scholarship February 15, 2019 - scroll down
Flavorful Futures Scholarships - February 15, 2019
Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities (Leora Seiler won this scholarship  3 years ago.)  February 15, 2019
Simon Youth Scholarship - February 20, 2019 (This Towne East and West)
M3 Math Challenge - February 22, 2019 (This is for a small group of students.)
Collars Scholarship (P.L.A.Y.) - February 28, 2019
Optimist Essay Contest  - February 28, 2019
Teen Drive 365 - February 28, 2019 (Video)
Conway Springs Recreation - February 28, 2019
Lori Dechant Foundation Scholarship (seniors in South Central Kansas with a physical disability) March 1, 2019
Fred & Mary Koch Foundation scholarship - March 1, 2019 - Must be a dependent of full-time employee of Koch Industries.
Tortoise Young Entrepreneurs ScholarshipMarch 1, 2019 (for students in Kansas and Missouri only)
Tzu Chi Scholarship - March 1, 2019
Butler Scholarship - March 1, 2019
CSHS Honor Society Scholarship - March 1, 2019 (pdf form)
CSHS Honor Society ScholarshipMarch 1, 2019 (word form)
Conway Springs Staff Education Scholarship -  March 7, 2019 Given to a CSHS 
Optimist Memorial Scholarship - March 8, 2019 (Must be a resident of Sedgwick County)
BBB Student of Integrity Award - Due March 8, 2019 - mail early  (They give out 12 scholarships for $2,000 each.)
National High School Essay Contest - March 15, 2019 - On the lower right section is more information.
Kansas Masonic Scholarships - (Numerous scholarships are available.) - March 15, 2019
Blades of Green Scholarship - March 15, 2019 
KACRAO Scholarship - March 15, 2019 (This is a Kansas Scholarship.)
MKC Scholarship - March 15, 2019
Principal's Scholarship - March 22, 2019 
OppU Achievers Scholarship - March 31, 2019
KTA Design Contest - March 31, 2019 - grades 8-12
Whitetails Unlimited Scholarship 2019 (WTU SC) - April 1, 2019 - Turn applications into Mrs. Ronnau.  Mrs. Boyles will pick them up.
Butler Scholarship - April 1, 2019
KSIA scholarship must be seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education, Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management or Horticulture. April 1, 2019
Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest - April 1, 2019  - EVERYBODY completed in one of those games as a junior in Personal Finance class and as a Senior in CSI.  You can ALL apply.
AFSA Scholarship - April 1, 2019
KCCEOA Scholarship   April 1, 2019
Kansas Military Service Scholarship  May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) The FAFSA, must be completed by April 1.
Kansas Boys State -April 1, 2019 - If you are interested please stop by and see Mrs. Ronnau for a sponsor. This is for JUNIOR BOYS. 
Bob Dole Institute - JUNIORS only - April 8, 2019
Driver Safety Scholarship - April 12, 2019
American Legion Legacy Scholarship (Your parent must have been in the military on 9/11/2001.)April 15, 2019
Kansas Star Casino Scholarship April 16, 2019 - The application process for the Class of 2019.
Girls State - JUNIORS GIRLS ONLY - May 1, 2019
Rover Scholarship - May 1, 2019
Butler Scholarship - May 1, 2019
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship  May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) Scroll down
Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant  May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) Scroll down
Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance  May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) Scroll down
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship  May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) Scroll down
Kansas State Scholarship  May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) Scroll down
Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship May 1, 2019 (or SOONER) 
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Society of Women Engineers (SWE)  Freshmen Application:  March 1, 2019 - May 1, 2019
KMCA Scholarship (in a transportation related field) - May 3, 2019
B. Davis Scholarship - May 24, 2019
Liiaison's Data-Inspired Future Scholarship - May 31, 2019 (It says Oct. 31 but there is a deadline for the fall semester of May 31.)
Law Company Family Scholarship - June 1, 2019 (Applicant must be a child or step-child of a Law Company employee)
Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship - May 31, 2019  (for JUNIORS)
Rosen & Ohr ScholarshipJuly 20, 2019
XBOSoft STEM Scholarship -  August 1, 2019
Nova Recovery Center - October 1, 2019 (Scholarship designed to support students who are pursuing an education in the addiction treatment and behavioral health industries.)
American Indian College Fund - Deadlines may vary
Hispanic College Fund - Deadlines may vary
Prom Picture Contest - Dates Vary
"Ride A Bike" Scholarship - Ongoing - They give out a scholarship every time they have 10 videos.

NUMEROUS Scholarships in Business and Accounting - Deadline Vary - Scroll Down.

Next Year's Scholarships - 2019-20 Deadlines 
Creative Masonry - for students who are considering a career in construction, plumbing, carpentry, or other skilled trades -December 1, 2019

Other Opportunites and Scholarship - Deadlines - ASAP
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest This scholarship is ongoing with winners selected monthly.
Kansas 4-H Scholarships - There are numerous scholarship with different deadline 

Apprenticeship Programs - Deadlines - ASAP:

Scholarship Sites:
Here are a few scholarship sites that USA Today checked out. 

The key to getting a scholarship is to know well in advance what scholarships are available, how to find them, how to apply for them and finally to actually complete and turn it in before the deadline.

What Exactly is a Scholarship?

Scholarships are essentially free money provided by various organizations or individual benefactors to assist worthy students in pursuing higher education. They can be quite large (although these are harder to find or qualify for) and they can be small just a few hundred dollars. Small scholarships should not be overlooked because it’s possible to qualify for several and they can add up.

Grants are also free money, but they are provided by the federal and state government as well as directly from certain schools. Grants are usually need-based and there is no requirement to repay them. Another form of federal aid is work-study, where you are provided a job earning at least minimum wage and your earnings are applied to college expenses.

Types of Scholarships

There are more scholarships out there than you can imagine. While fewer kids can qualify for the full tuition scholarships (although you can’t rule it out if your kid is an exceptional student), there are lots of smaller scholarships to be had. The most common misconception about scholarships is that only the smartest, most talented, or most athletic students need to apply. That is far from the truth. There are literally thousands of scholarships available through local community organizations, national associations, churches, ethnic organizations, private companies, and individual benefactors. Some scholarships are awarded based on achievement, while others are awarded just for applying. There could be a dozen with your name on it. You just need to know where to look and how to apply for them.

While many are merit-based awarded for academic or athletic achievement, others are more interested in the quality of your character and vision for the future. In searching for potential scholarships, you will find a seemingly unlimited number of options – some very unique. Here are some examples of what you will find:

Community service scholarship

s: Available to any student who actively participates in community services activities. Check with your local community organizations.

First in family scholarships: Many organizations seek to encourage students who are the first in their family to aspire to college.

Special scholarships: Students with special or creative talents or interests can find a plethora of scholarships available. There are even scholarships available for students interested in duck calling, or those who can speak “Klingon”.

Military scholarships: Dozens of organizations award scholarships to students with family members, including fathers, mothers, siblings, grandparents, who have served in the military.

Writing Scholarships: If your student has average grades but a knack for writing, there are hundreds of scholarships awarded based almost entirely on a written essay.

Searching for Scholarships

Because of the number of different scholarships that are available, and the fact that they are not all widely advertised, it’s important to be proactive in locating opportunities and applying early on. Begin your search with one of the "Scholarship Sites" (listed above) where you can complete a questionnaire and then use their service to match your child with dozens of potential scholarships. The next place to start looking is in your community. Tap into your associations with fraternal organizations, heritage organizations, employers, and community leaders. High school counselors can be a good resource for finding local scholarships as well.

Your first course of action should be to list potential benefactors starting with local community organizations, affiliations with religious or ethnic groups, employers of your family members, social organizations to which family members belong, and non-profit organizations in your area. You should also make a list of the colleges you are considering as they may also have resources. With your list, meet with your school guidance counselor to enlist their help in mapping out your search.

Your best search tool is the Internet, but don’t ignore networking and word-of-mouth. The more people who know of your determination to earn a scholarship, the more opportunity you have of finding the diamond in the rough. Be prepared to complete lots of scholarship applications.

Learn to Write Effective College Scholarship Essays

Essays are not just required by writing scholarships. Nearly all scholarship providers require an essay as part of the application process. Scholarship providers are interested to learn more about applicants through thoughtfully written essays that reveal more of their character and ability to communicate. Students who are able to write a quality essay stand a better chance of catching the attention of scholarship committees, so it is important to put the effort into writing a scholarship-worthy essay. To ensure that you submit a winning essay every time, follow these tips.

  • Make sure you clearly understand the writing assignment. Read the instructions several times.
  • Give a lot of thought to what you want to write. Do a brain-dump of your thoughts on paper and then organize them around a theme.
  • Create an outline of the essay, making sure it touches on all of the elements stated in the instructions.
  • Begin writing your essay by expanding on the key points in your outline.
  • Write clearly with concise and simple language.
  • Pay extra attention to your grammar and spelling. It is the one time when you should be shooting for perfection.
  • Read the instructions again and then read your essay out loud to see if it covers the essential points.
  • Ask someone with strong writing skills to proofread your essay.

Getting a Letter of Recommendation

Next to the essay, the most important part of your scholarship application is a letter of recommendation. Who you choose to provide you a letter of recommendation is just as important as what that person might have to say about you. Having your Uncle Ned or the person who babysat you when you were young will carry no weight, regardless of all the good things they say about you. In fact, the scholarship committee will consider the “quality” of the person recommending you in their decision.

The person recommending you should not only be very familiar with your background and qualifications, his or her own background and experience should be relevant to the scholarship for which you are applying. For example, if you community service is a part of the scholarship’s criteria, you should ask a past supervisor from the organization where you participated. In other words, be sure to choose a person who is appropriate for the scholarship you are seeking.

To help your letter writer, you should give them all of the information they need about the scholarship. You could take it a step further and provide them with a sheet of bullet points of things you've done in high school. Just be sure the bullets don’t state anything about you that they wouldn’t agree with. You will also want to have the letter printed on their letterhead.

Finally, make it really easy for them to comply by providing a large mailing envelop and postage. Throughout your interaction with them, make sure you show your appreciation and remind them of the important role they are playing in helping you pay for college.

Avoiding Scholarship Scams

Scholarship search services are a big industry for parents who are desperate to land a scholarship for their students. So naturally, the industry attracts its share of scammers and fraudsters. It is estimated that more than 350,000 students and families fall prey to these scams every year. The legitimate scholarship search firms can be very effective in widening your search, but as you begin to look into these types of services, keep your eye out for these popular scams:

Upfront Payments: Never pay an application processing fee or send any money upfront. And most definitely do not provide any bank or credit card information. It doesn’t cost money to submit a scholarship application, so if you are asked for upfront money, it is probably a scam. Do your due diligence. There are plenty of free scholarship search organizations you can work with that don’t require any fees.

Guaranteed Results: There are no guarantees when it comes to winning scholarships. If you are offered a refund if a scholarship isn’t granted, it is probably a scam. Remember the previous rule – no upfront payments.

We do the work for you”: Yes, there is a lot of work involved in researching and applying for scholarships, so an offer to take that off your hands is tempting. It doesn’t matter though because you must still apply for scholarships yourself.

Do the Necessary Financial Planning for College Funding

It should be noted that, while scholarships are a great source of college financing, a number of scholarship dollars you receive will reduce the amount of financial aid money you can obtain. So, they should first be considered as an option if your financial situation might preclude you from receiving need-based grants, subsidized student loans, or even private student loans. If you are eligible for need-based grants, you will need to work with your school counselor or a financial aid specialist to determine if the offset would reduce your overall financial aid when both grants and scholarships are included.

Don’t Give Up

There are literally thousands of scholarships available. It takes a lot of work to find and apply for them. It also takes a lot of perseverance, because you could get turned down for all of them. But, you can’t give up trying, because it is a numbers game. In addition, your qualifications can change over the course of a year. Any change in your academic or personal circumstances could make the difference on any of the scholarships for which you have already applied. Also, new scholarships are being created all the time. To win the scholarships game, you simply need to persevere – continue to search, follow up, and reapply as warranted. Somewhere, there is a scholarship with your name on it.

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