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Local Scholarships

Last updated: February 13, 2017

Unless otherwise stated, all scholarship applications need to be turned in to the Guidance Office by the deadline date.

APPLICATION FORMS:  Most application forms are linked on the title of the scholarship for your convenience, but some scholarship offers may require you to visit a website. Students may also pick up printed copies of these application forms from the CHS Guidance Office.

If the scholarship you are applying for requires a transcript, please see Mrs. Masoner in the Guidance Office.

American Legion                                                                                                             

American Legion Riders

  • Amount: $500.00
  • Criteria: Son/daughter, grandson/daughter, great grandson/daughter, adopted son/daughter, adopted grandson/daughter, step-son/daughter, step-grandson/daughter of members of the American Legion or Honorably Discharged Veteran or active duty personnel, GPA of at least 2.5, ACT score, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 essays
  • Deadline: March 27, 2017

Sons of American Legion

  • Amount:  $500.00
  • Criteria: Son/daughter, grandson/daugther, great grandson/daughter, adopted son/daughter, adopted grandson/daughter, step-son/daughter, step-grandson/daughter of members of the American Legion or Honorably Discharged Veteran or active duty personnel, GPA of at least 2.5, ACT score, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 essays.
  • Deadline: March 27, 2017

Paul E. Flaherty Athletic Scholarship

  • Amount: $250.00 ($125.00 each semester)

  • Criteria: Athlete, Avg/higher grades, approved community college/university/trade school, transcript, 3 recommendation letters, guardian's 1040 tax statement, essay, recent photo

  • Deadline: July 15, 2017

Dr. Irvin "Click" Cowger Memorial Baseball Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00

  • Criteria: Male Legion baseball player, avg/higher grades, transcript, approved community college/university/trade school, 3 recommendation letters, guardian's 1040 tax statement, essay, recent photo  

  • Deadline: July 15, 2017

Ashley Clinic Life Sciences Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $750.00

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, Class Rank, ACT Score, Extracurricular Activities, 3 letters of reference

  • Deadline: April 1, 2017

  • (note: incomplete applications will NOT be considered)

Bank of Commerce Scholarship for Achievement and Excellence

  • Amount: $750.00

  • Criteria: Transcript, ACT scores, community involvement

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

        Bank of Commerce Student Board

  • Amount: $10.00 per Board meeting

  • Criteria: Junior/Senior CHS student, 2.5 or greater GPA, desire to learn about banking, attend meetings

  • Deadline: ASAP, meetings are January through May

BBB Student of Integrity Award

Bideau Family Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Amount: To be Determined  

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, 3 year participation in Fine Arts (both semesters), extracurricular performances/contests/exhibitions, continuing education in fine arts discipline in college

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016

Carlie Sue Almond Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500  

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, leadership, recommendation signatures, transcript, essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism Scholarship

  • Amount: $250 

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, 413 District Resident, Attending NCCC full time in the fall, essay & letter of reference

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Chanute Area Retired School Personnel Scholarship

  • Amount: $700.00 ($350.00 per semester)

  • Criteria: desire to enter education field, attend a Kansas college/university, transcript, financial need, computer-generated application with requested fields.

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Chanute Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

  • Amount: $200

  • Criteria: Ladies only, service/volunteer experience, essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Chanute Blue Comet Booster Club Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00

  • Criteria: 2.5 GPA, CHS Interscholastic Athletic Program or team manager, student trainer or spirit squad member, full time college student

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Chanute Mexican Fiesta

  • Amount: $250.00

  • Criteria: Mexican descent, active in church, community, activities, & programs, display leadership skills

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Chanute Public School Cooks Scholarship

  • Amount: $100.00

  • Criteria: Financial Need, regular participant in school lunch (not a la cart)

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

CHS Music Boosters Band & Vocal Scholarship

  • Amount: $300.00

  • Criteria: Plan on continuing musical activities after HS, GPA, Class Rank, ACT Score, Extracurricular activities

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Coates Family Scholarship

  • Amount: To be determined

  • Criteria: Volunteer experience, GPA, typed essay, letter of recommendation from a volunteer supervisor

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Commercial Bank of Chanute Scholarship

  • Amount: To Be Determined

  • Criteria: List of Leadership Experiences, school, civic, & charitable volunteer activities, 2 Essays

  • Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Community National Bank - Pittsburg State University Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00 ($250.00 each semester)

  • Criteria: GPA, essay

  • Deadline:  March 17, 2017

Dick Guinotte Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000.00

  • Criteria: Financial Need, transcript, high school & community activities, references

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016

First Baptist Church Scholarship

  • Amount: To be determined
  • Criteria: Continue education at a college/university, active within First Baptist Church or affiliations approved by committee, essay
  • Deadline: March 30, 2017

Herbert J. Swender Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00

  • Criteria: NCCC, 3.0 GPA, athletics, leadership, transcript, recommendation signatures, essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Home Savings Bank Academic Scholarship of Achievement

  • Amount: $1000.00

  • Criteria: transcript, ACT score, essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Juan L Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00

  • Criteria: Mexican decent, active in church, community, ambitious leader, 2.5 GPA, 2 sealed letters of recommendation, transcript, follow-up letter after Fall semester

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO)

Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas City Associated Equipment Distributors Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1000.00 ($500.00 per semester), renewable
  • Criteria:  Full-time fall college student, pursuing Associate of Applied Science degree or certificate in Diesel Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Repair, good standing with minimum 2.5 GPA or a minimum score of 260 on the GED, transcript, essay, 3 letters of recommendation, School Counselor record verification
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Kansas Grain and Feed Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00/$1000.00

  • Criteria: Plans to attend any Kansas 4-year university, community college, or vo-tech school, self-starters, excellent academic credentials, transcript, ACT score, 2 reference letters 

  • Deadline: March 2, 2017

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship

  • Amount: $1500.00, renewable for 4 years

  • Criteria: Men/Women Golf participation, Kansas accredited college/university, essay, transcript, ACT score, Athletic Director verification, copy of Student Aid Report from the FAFSFA, statement of community service/leadership experiences and accomplishments, 2 letters of recommendation

  • Electronic submission (PDF) is strongly encouraged  

  • Deadline: March 24, 2017

Kansas Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

  • Criteria:  Do not have to be a member of a Key Club to apply, School Counselor evaluation form, transcript, letter of recommendation
  • Deadline:  February 1, 2017 (postmarked)

Kiwanis - Dr. Robert Harwood Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500 ($250 per semester)

  • Criteria: full time student, leadership qualities, 3.0 GPA, awards/honors, volunteer work, transcript

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Kansas Society of CPAs High School Merit Scholarship

  • https://www.kscpa.org/students/scholarships
  • Amount: varying amounts
  • Criteria: Plan on attending a Kansas university or college, majoring in Accounting, leadership activities, essay, photo, ACT score submitted (by March 10, 2017)
  • Deadline: March 10, 2017 (Test scores) / April 14, 2017 (Application)

Lock Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $250.00

  • Criteria: Full-time enrollment at a state accredited college, 1 page essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Main Street Chanute College Scholarship Award

  • Amount: $250.00

  • Criteria: None 

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Melvin D. Owen Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $250

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, full-time enrollment, major in Education, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Neosho County Farm Bureau Association Scholarship  (Criteria)

  • Amount: $250.00

  • Criteria:  Parent/Guardian is a Farm Bureau member, ACT score, transcript, Principal’s signature, school & community activities, essay

  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

NMRMC Foundation – Dr. Bob Harwood Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500.00

  • Criteria: Parent/Guardian is a current employee of NMRMC, 3.0 GPA, class rank, ACT score, course content, letter of reference, essay

  • Deadline: March 17, 2017

Radiant Electric Cooperative Merit Scholarship

  • Criteria: Parent/Guardian must be a Radiant Electric Cooperative member, GPA of 3.0 or higher (verified by counselor), full-time student, proof of enrollment in a 4-year college, letter of reference from Coop member, essay, transcript
  • Deadline: March 6, 2017
  • www.radiantec.coop for more information

Radiant Electric Cooperative Tech Scholarship

  • Criteria: Parent/Guardian must be a Radiant Electric Cooperative member, full-time student, proof of enrollment in community/tech college, letter of reference from Coop member, essay, transcript
  • Deadline: March 6, 2017
  • www.radiantec.coop for more information

St. Cecilia Music Club Scholarship

  • Amount: Varied, renewable for 1 year

  • Criteria: Love of music, enrollment in at least 1 music class each college semester, list of music activities, letter of recommendation, paragraph about future plans to continue music involvement

  • Deadline: March 15, 2017

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

  • https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/
  • Application online - Register to apply
  • Criteria: high school senior, full-time 2- to 4-year college or university or vo-tech school, cumulative 2.5 or higher, U.S. citizen, financial need
  • Amount: $2500, renewable up to 1 year
  • Deadline: March 2, 2017 or first 700 applicants

Thelma Roe Memorial Scholarship for Attendees of Cherry Street

  • Amount: $500.00 ($250.00 per semester)

  • Criteria: attended Cherry Street regularly for 1 year, full time in college,  2.0 GPA, essay, extracurricular activities, community involvement

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017

Thelma Roe Memorial Scholarship for Volunteers of Cherry Street

  • Amount: $500.00 ($250.00 per semester)

  • Criteria: volunteered at Cherry Street regularly for 1 year, full time in college,  2.0 GPA, essay, extracurricular activities, community involvement  

  • Deadline: March 1, 2017