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Departmental Scholarships

Cowley is offering departmental tuition and book scholarships to a limited number of qualified applicants.


  • Must be a high school senior who will attend Cowley College full-time in the Spring or the Fall semester. (Any prior college course work is subject to transfer requirements of the college.)

Additional requirements by department are listed below. All department scholarships are available for renewal based on satisfactory completion of GPA and department criteria. Complete a Scholarship Application by calling or emailing Lisa Grose in the Scholarship office, 620-441-5294.

Click here for the Departmental Scholarship request form

Business Department

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Office Management


  • Adhere to 3.0 GPA and hour requirements, declare a major in Business, Accounting, or a related field, and become an active member of Cowley Collegiate DECA.
  • Enroll and attend the face to face noncredit DECA course at the Ark City Main Campus - 1 hour per week.
  • Attend one of two DECA conferences throughout the year.
  • Participate in 80% of fundraising activities. Pay $30 DECA course registration fee.
  • At least 6 credit hours must be taken face to face on any Cowley campus.

Career and Technical Education

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Pre-Agribusiness & Equine
  • Welding Technology


  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, and maintain that at Cowley.
  • Must major in Industrial Technology.

Health and Human Services Department

  • Allied Health & Emergency Medical Services
    • EMS Leadership
    • EMS MICT-Paramedic
    • Health Services Management & Community Development
    • Leadership
    • Medical Coding
    • Medical Office Support
    • Fire Science
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
    • Child Care & Development
    • Early Childhood
    • Elementary, Middle or Secondary
    • Instructional Tech
    • Teaching and Training Pathway
    • Paraprofessional
  • Sports Management/Administration

Humanities and Communication Department

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  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mass Communications
  • Pre-Law


  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must have a 3.25 GPA in high school.
  • Must take at least two English based courses (writing or literature) over and above any required English composition courses during their academic career at Cowley.
  • Must submit a two page essay with the application that answers the question "Why do you feel education is important to your future?"

Natural Science Department

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering – Pre
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Pre-Professional
    • Chiropractor (Pre)
    • Dental Hygiene (Pre)
    • Dentistry (Pre)
    • Dietetics (Pre)
    • Forensics (Pre)
    • Medicine (Pre)
    • Mortuary Science (Pre)
    • Nursing (Pre)
    • Pharmacy (Pre)
    • Physical Therapy (Pre)


  • Must have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA, and maintain that at Cowley.
  • Must major in a math/science related area.
  • Must become an active member of Math and Science Club (Mu Alpha Sigma Chi).
  • Must enroll and successfully complete Introduction to Research Methods during the first academic year with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Serve on the Natural Science Advisory Council.

Social Science Department

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work
  • Sociology


  • Must be seeking an Associate's Degree in a Social Science major.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must serve and log 30 hours per semester of community service at functions approved by the ACES Coordinator.

Visual & Performing Arts Department

  • Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Web Design


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