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2020 Local Scholarships

 

Clicking on the name 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.

Unless otherwise stated, all scholarship applications need to be turned in to the Counseling 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 and submit online. Check websites for official details.

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 a courtesy

of at least 5-7 days before you need it.**

American Legion                                                                                                             

American Legion Riders

  • Amount: $500
  • 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, Citizenship Participation, 2 letters of reference, 2 short essays
  • Deadline: March 23, 2020

         Sons of the American Legion Educational Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $500
  • 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, Citizen Participation, 2 letters of reference, 2 short essays, signature, parent signature.
  • Deadline: March 23, 2020

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, 2020

Bank of Commerce Scholarship for Achievement and Excellence

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Criteria: Transcript, ACT scores, community involvement, essay, signature, parent signature

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

       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

Barbara Keller Scholar Award

  • Amount:  varies, possibly renewable
  • Criteria:  Typed application, GPA, ACT, class rank, transcript, 3 references, signature, parent signature
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2020 to First United Methodist Church in Chanute

Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship

  • Amount: $200

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

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 2, 2020

Carlie Sue Almond Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500  

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism Scholarship

  • Amount: $250 

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, USD 413 District Resident, attending NCCC full time in the Fall, essay, letter of reference from a non-relative, transcript

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

Chanute Area Retired School Personnel Scholarship

  • Amount: $700 ($350 per semester)

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

Chanute Mexican Fiesta

  • Amount: $250

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

Commercial Bank of Chanute Scholarship

  • Amount: To Be Determined

  • Criteria: Essay

  • Deadline:  March 2, 2020

Community National Bank - Pittsburg State University Scholarship

  • Amount: $500 ($250 each semester)

  • Criteria: GPA, essay

  • Deadline:  March 20, 2020

Dick Guinotte Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

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, 2020
  • 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, 2020
  • https://www.evergy.com/community/scholarship-opportunities

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 26, 2020

Heartland Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Lineman Scholarship Program

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria: Must attend an approved lineman training program as a full-time student, GPA, work experience, goals, 3 references.
  • Deadline:  April 15, 2020

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 2, 2020

Home Savings Bank Academic Scholarship of Achievement

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Criteria: transcript, ACT scores, essay

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

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, online submission for the NCCC Foundation Scholarship with name of scholarship in the COMMENTS section, essay about your community service and transcript attached to your online submission.
  • http://eforms.neosho.edu/forms/foundationapplication/add 
  • Deadline:  ASAP, they are currently accepting applications online for 2020-2021

Juan L Hidalgo Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500

  • 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 2, 2020

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, 2020

Kansas Association of Plant Facility Directors (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
  • Deadline:  February 15, 2020
  • Visit http://kadpf.org/scholarships/

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 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 6, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

Kansas Junior Golf Scholarship

  • https://www.kansasgolffoundation.org/kansas-junior-golf-scholarship (2 available, 2 tabs on this webpage)

  • 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 FAFSFA, statement of community service/leadership experiences and accomplishments, 2 letters of recommendation, online application and submittal of documents.

  • Deadline: March 27, 2020

Kansas Masonic Lodge

  • Amount:  $500/$1,000/$5,000
  • Criteria:  Kansas resident, attend one of the identified/eligible Kansas Universities (see attached brochure for those), 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 attached brochure)
  • Deadline:  March 15, 2020

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 2, 2020

L Keith Maring Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  Planning to continue education at a college or university, essay, recommendation signatures, transcript
  • Deadline:  March 2, 2020

Lock Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $250

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

  • Deadline: March 15, 2020

Main Street Chanute College Scholarship Award

  • Amount: $250

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

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 2, 2020

Melvin D. Owen Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount:  $250
  • 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, 2020

Neosho County Community College Scholarships

  • Amount: Varying
  • Criteria:  Varying
  • Deadline: Varying
  • Visit websites on form for online applications for regular and Foundation scholarships

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

  • Amount: $500

  • Criteria:  Parent/Guardian is a Farm Bureau member, ACT score, GPA, transcript, parent signature, principal’s signature, school & community activities, essay, enrollment verification if selected

  • Special info: Online fillable PDF preferred (download it to fill it out), print, your signature, parent signature, principal’s signature, attach transcript, mail to office by deadline date.

  • Deadline: Mailed to Neosho County Farm Bureau Office by March 31, 2020

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 6, 2020

O’Brate Foundation Regular Scholarship

  • Amount:  $1,000 to $5,000 renewable
  • Criteria:  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, 2020

Otterbein/Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship

  • Amount:  $500
  • Criteria:  Member of FCA, athlete at Chanute High School, verification of enrollment and tuition payment, essay, signature.
  • Deadline:  March 2, 2020

Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount:  $2,000
  • Criteria:  Scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship and moral character, educational goals, Counselor signature, ACT score
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2020

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, paragraph about future plans to continue music involvement

  • Information Letter

  • Deadline: Mailed or delivered by March 20, 2020

State Farm – Disbrow Agency

  • Amount:  $500 ($250 per semester)
  • Criteria:  Minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, ACT or SAT score, cumulative GPA, class rank, transcript, Top 10 for interview with Mr. Disbrow
  • Deadline:  March 2, 2020

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 2, 2020

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 2, 2020

USD 413 Foundation CHS Committee Athletic Scholarship

  • Amount: $500; 1 male and 1 female

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

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

USD 413 Foundation Fine Arts Committee Scholarship

  • Amount: $300

  • Criteria: Plan on continuing musical activities after high school, GPA, class rank, ACT score, extracurricular activities

  • Deadline: March 2, 2020

We the Students Essay Contest

  • Amount:  up to $7,500
  • Criteria:  Essay, online submission
  • Deadline: April 15, 2020

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