Academic Programs

Community & Continuing Education

Paraprofessional Appreciation Program

Education Celebration, Acknowledgment and Appreciation

Cowley College offers a scholarship to Kansas residents who are currently employed as a paraprofessional in any USD in the State of Kansas and are pursuing one of the following programs of study:


  • Paraprofessional – Benefit Program (48 cr. Hours)
  • Paraprofessional – Associate of Arts
  • Secondary or Elementary Education – Associate of Arts


The scholarship has the following guidelines:


  • The scholarship covers a maximum of 9 credit hours of tuition per semester and can only be applied to courses within the above programs of study.  Courses may be taken online or at one of the Cowley College campuses.

  • One scholarship is permitted per person per semester and cannot be combined with other Cowley Scholarships.

  • All student fees, course fees, and textbook costs are the responsibility of the student.


A paraprofessional scholarship form is required each semester at the time of enrollment.

Click here to print the application form to participate in this program.

For additional information, contact Julie Rhoads, Director of Education at (620) 441-5316 or email

We applaud all paraprofessionals in Kansas who educate students and help to shape the future.