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2021 Scholarship Opportunities

Clicking on the title of the scholarship should open a PDF of the application or information on applying for the scholarship. If you are able, we suggest you downloading the PDF to your computer and then filling out the application and printing it when complete. Some scholarship offers may require you to visit and submit online. Check websites for official details.

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

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 Counseling Office.*

**If the scholarship you are applying for requires a letter of recommendation, please give the person courtesy of at least 5-7 days before you need it.**

 

NEWLY ANNOUNCED SCHOLARSHIPS:

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

  • Amount: $200

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

  • Deadline: March 8, 2021

Chanute Mexican Fiesta 

  • Amount: $250

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

  • Deadline: March 8, 2021

Autism Hope for Families Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  People on the spectrum, siblings or family members of someone on the spectrum, or special education majors, PLEASE ADD AN EXTRA SHORT ESSAY ON:        What does Autism mean to you and how has it affected you?
  • Deadline:  March 8, 2021

 

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American Legion                                                                                                             

Ashley Clinic Life Sciences Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $750

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, class rank, ACT score, extracurricular activities, 3 letters of reference, short essay, transcript, signature, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 26, 2021

Bank of Commerce Scholarship for Achievement and Excellence   (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Criteria: Transcript, ACT score, community involvement, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, signature, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Barbara Keller Scholar Award

  • Amount:  varies, possibly renewable
  • Criteria:  Typed application, GPA, ACT, class rank, transcript, 3 references, signature, parent signature
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2021 to First United Methodist Church in Chanute

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

  • Amount: $200

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

  • Deadline: March 8, 2021

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 major in college

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Carlie Sue Almond Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500  

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

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism Scholarship  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $250 

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, USD 413 District Resident, attending NCCC full time in the Fall, essay, resume, letter of reference, transcript, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Chanute Area Retired School Personnel Scholarship

  • Amount: $700 ($350 per semester)

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

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Chanute Mexican Fiesta

  • Amount: $250

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

  • Deadline: March 8, 2021

Commercial Bank of Chanute Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount: To Be Determined

  • Criteria: Essay

  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Community National Bank - Pittsburg State University Scholarship  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $500 ($250 each semester)

  • Criteria: GPA, ACT score, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, transcript, parent signature

  • Deadline:  March 20, 2021

Dick Guinotte Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000

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

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

  • Amount:  $5,000
  • Criteria:  See Official Rules for details
  • Deadline: Monthly

Evergy/Haines-Weber Scholarship Program – Community Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2,000, renewable opportunity
  • Criteria:  ACT score of 20, minimum 3.0 GPA, volunteer work, community service, leadership within community, financial need, personal interview. Strong consideration to those who are interested in a possible future career or internship with Evergy, especially students in the following career fields:  business, finance, accounting, engineering, human resources, computer technology, communications/marketing or other similar career fields.
  • Deadline:  February 15, 2021
  • https://www.evergy.com/community/scholarship-opportunities

Evergy/Haines-Weber Scholarship Program – Craft Scholarship

  • Amount:  $3,000, renewable opportunity
  • Criteria:  Individuals who wish to pursue an associate degree in electric power and distribution, power plant technology, wind/renewable energy, industrial technology or other industry-related degrees in Kansas or Missouri. Submission through email or physical mail.
    • Lineman Scholarship (see website for criteria)
    • Power Plant Operator/Wind Energy Scholarship (see website for criteria)
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021
  • https://www.evergy.com/community/scholarship-opportunities

First Baptist Church Scholarship

Herb Correll Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

  • Criteria: Band student who is continuing in music, ACT score, transcript, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, parent signature 

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Herbert J. Swender Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

  • Criteria: NCCC, 3.0 GPA, high school athletics, integrity and leadership, positive role model, transcript, recommendation signatures, typed essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Home Savings Bank Academic Scholarship of Achievement  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Criteria: transcript, ACT score, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Jesse L. and Frances A. Jackson Scholarship 

  • Amount:  $250
  • Criteria:  Attending NCCC full-time, live within the boundaries of USD413 school district, good academics, 3.0 GPA, financial need, essay, transcript, letter of reference from a non-relative
  • Deadline:  February 28, 2021

Juan L Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

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

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO)

  • https://www.kacrao.org/kacrao-scholarship (Apply Now! link)
  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  Online submission, cumulative 7 semester 3.25 GPA, upload essay, upload letter of reference, upload resume, attend a KACRAO member institution in the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities (KADPF)

  • Amount:  $2,000
  • Criteria:  Parent/Guardian must work for an educational facility in Transportation, Food, Custodial, Grounds or Maintenance Services, attend a Kansas college or technical school, ACT score, GPA, financial need, extracurricular activities, transcript, short essay
  • For Informational Letter, click here
  • Fillable pdf Application
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021
  • Visit http://kadpf.org/scholarships/
  • If you are applying for this scholarship, please plan to coordinate with Mrs. Fewins well before the deadline date.

Kansas Board of Regents

  • https://kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants
  • Kansas State Scholarship, Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship, Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship, Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship, Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant, Kansas Military Service Scholarship, Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance
  • Amount:  varying amounts
  • Criteria:  varying criteria
  • Deadline: varying dates

Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture

Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Contest

Kansas Grain and Feed Scholarship

  • Amount: $500/$1,000/$1,500

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

  • Deadline: Online by March 5, 2021, by 5:00 p.m.

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship

  • https://www.kansasgolffoundation.org/kansas-junior-golf-scholarship

  • Amount: Varying amount; may be 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 FAFSA, statement of community service/leadership experiences and accomplishments, 2 letters of recommendation, online application and submittal of documents.

  • Deadline: March 26, 2021

Kansas Masonic Lodge

  • Amount:  $500/$1,000/$5,000
  • Criteria:  Son/daughter of a Mason. Kansas resident, attend one of the identified/eligible Kansas Universities (see website), Acceptance letter from University/College or copy of current college transcript, enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester, demonstrate financial need, online application (some criteria differs, so see website)
  • Deadline:  March 15, 2021

Kiwanis Club of Chanute Scholarship

  • Amount: $500 ($250 per semester)

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

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

L Keith Maring Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  Planning to continue education at a college or university, essay, recommendation signatures, transcript
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Larry Lock Memorial Scholarship  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $250

  • Criteria: Full-time enrollment at a state-accredited college, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, transcript, ACT score

  • Deadline: March 15, 2021

Main Street Chanute College Scholarship Award

  • Amount: $250

  • Criteria: Transcript, extracurricular activities, memberships in organizations, short essay

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Marion Lee Bailey Memorial FFA Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  Active member of FFA, college minor/major in Agriculture, narrative showing financial need, commitment to serving others, examples of strong work ethic, GPA, academic achievements, signature, verification of enrollment in college/university
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Melvin D. Owen Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  Senior at CHS, at least a 3.0 GPA for 10th, 11th and 12th grade, full-time college planned, major in Education, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, signature, parent signature, counselor or administrator signature.
  • Deadline:  March 17, 2021

Neosho County Community College Scholarships

  • Amount: Varying
  • Criteria:  Varying
  • Deadline: Varying
  • Visit website for online applications for regular and Foundation scholarships

Neosho County Farm Bureau Association Scholarship (Cover Letter) (Criteria Letter)

  • Amount: $500

  • Criteria:  Student or parent must be a member of Neosho County Farm Bureau Association, attend college or Vo-tech school in the fall after graduation, transcript, short essay

  • Deadline: March 15, 2021 to the Erie office

NMRMC Foundation – Dr. Bob Harwood Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

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

  • Deadline: March 12, 2021

O’Brate Foundation Regular Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000 to $5,000 renewable
  • Criteria:  Kansas youth ages 17-25 who have been in foster care or are transitioning into independent living AND youth who have limited resources, financial need, minimum 2.5 GPA, full-time college student, work experience and continued commitment to work while in school, drive and determination to succeed, personal email used for online application and submission at https://obrate.fluidreview.com/
  • Deadline:  May 1, 2021

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship   (Information Flyer)

  • Amount:  $2,000
  • Criteria:  Scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, educational goals, Fall enrollment, Counselor signature, ACT score
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2021

St. Cecilia Music Club Scholarship

  • Amount: Varied, possibly renewable

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

  • Deadline: Mailed or delivered by March 17, 2021

State Farm – Disbrow Agency  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount:  $500 ($250 per semester)
  • Criteria:  Minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, ACT or SAT score, cumulative GPA, class rank, transcript, resume, letter of recommendation, parent signature, The top 10 for a personal interview with Mr. Disbrow
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021

Thelma Roe Memorial Scholarship for Attendees of Cherry Street   (Personal Letter of Invitation)

  • Amount: $500 ($250 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, 2021

Thelma Roe Memorial Scholarship for Volunteers of Cherry Street  (Personal Letter of Invitation)

  • Amount: $500 ($250 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, 2021

USD 413 Foundation CHS Committee Athletic Scholarship  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $250 (2)

  • Criteria: 2.5 GPA, CHS Interscholastic athletic program or team manager, student trainer or spirit squad member, full-time college student, GPA, ACT score, transcript, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

USD 413 Foundation Fine Arts Committee Scholarship  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount: $300

  • Criteria: Plan on continuing musical activities after high school, GPA, ACT score, extracurricular activities, transcript, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

USD 413 Foundation Scholarship  (Common Application Cover Sheet)

  • Amount:  $250 (2)
  • Criteria:  2.5 GPA, full-time college student, transcript, ACT score, essay, resume, letter of recommendation, parent signature
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2021

We the Students Essay Contest

  • Amount:  up to $7,500
  • Criteria:  Essay, online submission
  • Deadline: April 15, 2021

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GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS:  (personal accounts are required)

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