External Scholarships

Students are encouraged to pursue the opportunities that local, regional, and national organizations offer to qualified students.

Kansas Board of Regents

Financial aid programs through the Kansas Board of Regents office are available to community college students. Applications and additional information for these scholarships are available at kansasregents.org.

  • State Scholarship
  • Foster Care Tuition Waiver
  • Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant
  • Kansas Comprehensive Grant
  • Kansas Ethnic Minority School
  • Kansas Teacher Service School
  • Kansas Military Service Scholarship
  • Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance
  • Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

STUDY.COM Scholarships

Visit STUDY.COM to learn more about this organization.

Computer Science & Computer Engineering

$1,000 awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming and information technology management.

Liberal Arts & General Studies

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. Areas of studies that will be considered include but are not limited to cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, consumer sciences, social services, military studies, leisure studies, philosophy, political science, social science, history and religious studies.

Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees

$500 award will be given to a student pursuing a distance learning associate or bachelor degree program.

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing any associate's or bachelor's degree program emphasizing Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. Areas of study that will be considered include Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Sociology with Law/Criminal emphasis, Corrections, Computer Forensics, and Forensic Psychology among others.

Architecture & Drafting Degrees

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree program emphasizing Architecture, Architectural Drafting or Design, and Architectural Engineering.

Other External Scholarships:


Eligible applicants must:

  • Complete an application by April 1
  • The Student Aid Report (SAR) must be postmarked by May 1
  • The application can be printed form their website www.aerhq.org
  • Students may apply online with supporting documents mailed with a postmark no later than April 1

The Ursano Scholarship may be awarded to the children of active duty and retired soldiers.

  • Complete an application by April 1
  • The Student Aid Report (SAR) must be postmarked by May 1
  • Criteria includes financial need, academic, leadership (sports, scouts, student council)
  • The application can be printed form their website www.aerhq.org
  • Students may apply online with supporting documents mailed with a postmark no later than April 1

Applications deadline is April 1

A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees related to Art, Computer Aided Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communications, Interior Design, Computer Graphics and others. Click here for more information and application form for the Art and Design scholarship.

Application Deadline is April 1

A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees and certificates related to Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Computer Software, Database Technology, Information Security and others. Click here for more information and application for the Computer Technology & Information Systems scholarship.

Three scholarships in the amount of $1,600 are offered by DELTA THETA CHI SORORITY, a national non-collegiate educational sorority.

Requirements call for the student to reside in the United States, have a high scholastic average, show evidence of financial need, currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college along with an application form, and attachments as specified by the National Executive Council. These scholarships are awarded annually to students of promise and distinction.

All applications must be completed and returned to a Chapter of Delta Theta Chi Sorority.

Applications are available on the Delta Theta Chi website or by contacting the scholarship chairman listed below.

Delta Theta Chi Sorority Name of Chapter: Kansas Beta Scholarship Chairman: Cindy Cook Address: 2614 S Lulu Ave, Wichita, KS 67216 Phone: 316-337-5940

Application Deadline is Feb. 1

  • Senior high school student who will be an incoming college freshman student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, OR a minimum score of ACT 22/SAT (verbal/critical reading and math) 1030;
  • A college student presently enrolled in an accredited college or university who has maintained a “B” average (3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale) during his/her college career;
  • Enrolled for training in a technical school or any person returning to school after an absence to retrain job skills or obtain a degree. (Post secondary students at any educational level);
  • Online credit tuition when obtained through and Accredited College/University/Vocational school or an accredited program by an accredited agency;
  • Click here for more information about the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarship.

Applicants should be Cowley College students that graduated from Arkansas City High School and plan to transfer to Wichita State University. Recipients must have at least a 2.75 grade point average and is renewable automatically if maintained. Awards will be made with regard to financial need. Applicants must complete an essay as part of the application process. The topic is “Describe a significant challenge, opportunity, or setback in your life and the impact it has had on you. What contribution do you hope to make as a student at Wichita State? (Your response should reflect your leadership abilities outside the classroom.) Please visit the scholarship office to receive a cover sheet for your essay.

If you are looking for a college that is in-person and still offering a true residential experience, I hope you will consider Southwestern College again! 

This opportunity is for new full time transfer students that are considering Southwestern for fall 2021.  Students that participate are guaranteed an additional $1,000 renewable scholarship that goes on top of any academic, activity, or athletic award and one student will win a renewable FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP!

The application opens April 1 and competition will take place in May.


Email Southwestern College Admissions at scadmit@sckans.edu.

The Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is for community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Recipients can receive up to $40,000 per year toward tuition, books and other fees and expenses at any accredited four-year institution.

Each scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, and ongoing advising. Students can pursue any area of study. The application is available at www.commonapp.org. The official Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website is at www.jkcf.org.

The Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association awards scholarships annually to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, provided they carry a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarships are for those students who major in Journalism, Political Science, Communications, or Business. For KCCEOA scholarship application, click here.

Go to financialaid.ku.edu for more information.

Final deadline to apply for transfer scholarships: Feb. 1

Transfer students who have earned at least 36 credit hours and at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. 

To apply for $3,000 for two years the minimum cumulative GPA is 3.75.

To apply for $2,400 for two years the cumulative GPA is 3.5 - 3.74.

A complete application for admission serves as your application for scholarships, too.

Offers scholarships to students with an affiliation to the VFW. If you are a member of the Kansas VFW/Auxiliary or are the child or grandchild of a member of the Kansas VFW/Auxiliary, then you are eligible to apply. Contact your local VFW or use the links provided below to apply.

Applications deadline is April 1 A $500 scholarship for students who are interested in pursuing associate level degrees, diplomas and certificates related to Nursing, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Technology, Radiologic Technology. More information and application form for the Nursing and Medical Assisting scholarship.

UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applications are available at Washburn.edu or available in the Institutional Advancement Office.

  • Amount of scholarship is approximately $1,000 per year and renewable for up to four years
  • Earn a Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate
  • Grow in personal leadership awareness and development
  • Be connected to an active network of leaders

Open to all Hispanic students with at least one parent being of Hispanic parentage.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA)
  • Apply for full time status at an accredited college, university or junior college

Awards of $500 to $1,000 each will be granted for study leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.

Applications deadline is April 30

A $1,000.00 annual scholarship is made in two payments of $500.00 at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters and is intended to assist students who have demonstrated a commitment to completing their college education and who, without this support, could not otherwise afford to do so. Before the scholarship is awarded, the student must show proof of enrollment in the school of his or her choice. The scholarship is for one year only, recipients may reapply. The selection committee may request a personal interview with any applicant. Recipient of the scholarship will be announced MAY 31. It is the desire of William and Gladys Krusor’s family, to provide assistance to people whom might find themselves in a difficult situation and unable to complete the education necessary to perhaps make a difference in their lives.  Applications can be picked up in the Scholarship Department.

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