Hutchinson High School

Scholarship Opportunities

Overview

HCC Local Scholarships

AMERICAN LEGION LYSLE RISHEL POST 68

Award Amount: Varies

Requirements: Must show financial need. Preference to children or grandchildren of veterans who belong to Post 68. Student must have minimum 2.00 GPA and exhibit leadership and citizenship. To be considered, your HCC personal statement must state that you are applying for this particular scholarship.

DOHERTY SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount: $1000 for first semester

Description: Hazel Doherty served at Lincoln Elementary School for 25 years, first as a teacher, then as a reading specialist. She has established this scholarship for former Lincoln students.

Requirements: Must have attended Lincoln Elementary. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated financial need, good citizenship and strong references. Minimum 3.00 GPA. Submit a list of three references with contact information.

Due Date: MARCH 13

HCC JOHN H. (JACK) CATON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $1000

Requirements: Applicant should have contributed to their school/community through leadership and volunteer activities. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered.

HCC CLASS OF 1965 SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: Two awards of $1250 each.

Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled full time. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered.

HCC GLOVER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: Full tuition up to 16 credit hours per semester

Requirements: This scholarship is awarded to an HHS graduate who attended Lincoln Elementary School for at least three years. Minimum GPA of 2.0 and plan to attend HCC full time.

HCC HISPANIC HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $1600 per year for up to two years.

Requirements: Full-time student of Hispanic heritage with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Include a personal statement and one letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, teacher, principal, or activity sponsor.

HCC D.G. LETT MASONIC LODGE #30 SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $400 for the academic year.

Requirements: Eligible applicants are minority students with a solid academic history, citizenship, and financial need. Preference will be given to graduates of Reno County schools.

HCC D. STEWART & LORNA M. OSWALT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $1000

Requirements: Will be awarded to one male and one female student who have demonstrated a commitment to their education.

Other Local Scholarships

BERKLEY-CALHOUN VOCAL MUSIC

Award Amount: $500

Requirements: Must have participated in vocal music at least two years in high school, express an intent to major in vocal music, and submit an essay explaining their choice and demonstrating financial need. Minimum GPA of 2.50. Applicants are also required to audition with a panel of judges. The essay should be turned in to the counseling office and the audition will then be scheduled for late March or early April.

Due Date: MARCH 13

MARTY CASEY FACS EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP        

Award Amount: $250 per year, renewable for four years.

Requirements: Available to anyone pursuing a career in the field of Family & Consumer Science, which includes FACS education, early childhood education, social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, and culinary arts. Submit a resume and personal statement.

Due Date: APRIL 3

CLASS OF 1960 WHITESIDE ALLAGAROO

Award Amount: $1500 ($750 for each of the first two years of college)

Requirements:  The applicant must demonstrate leadership, community involvement, academic success, and financial need. Include a personal statement pertaining to your college plans, career goals, financial need, and any other information which might help the committee know you and your situation better. Applicants must also provide three letters of reference: one from an HHS teacher, one from someone outside HHS, and a third from a reference of choice, such as an employer.

Due Date: FEBRUARY 19

 

CLASS OF 1961 SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount:$1500 per year for two years if full-time status and grades have been maintained each semester.

Description: Given in honor/memory of deceased classmates of the HHS class of 1961.

Requirements: Awarded to a student attending a college or university in Kansas who meets the following criteria: Has been on the honor roll at some time during high school and has the potential to achieve good grades in college; can show involvement in school and/or community; and can show financial need. Holding a job during high school while keeping up grades is a plus. Submit a personal statement or resume listing accomplishments, future goals, and explanation of financial situation.

Due Date: MARCH 13

CLASS OF 1962 SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount: Two $1000 scholarships

Requirements:  Must be planning to attend a regents college or university in Kansas. The selection committee will consider the following criteria: Need for financial aid; minimum 3.00 GPA and in the top 20% of the Senior class; and participation in at least one non-athletic extracurricular activity. Applicants who demonstrate good citizenship, goal orientation, and leadership potential should receive favorable consideration. Submit a personal statement that reflects the above criteria.

Due Date: APRIL 3

CLASS OF 1968 SCHOLARSHIP 

Award Amount: $6000 ($3000 per year for two years)

Requirements: Student must be planning to attend a regents or private college or university in Kansas.  The selection committee will consider the following criteria: Financial need; minimum 3.00 GPA; not been awarded more than one other local scholarship; and participation in at least one extracurricular activity and/or holding a job. Applicants who demonstrate good citizenship, goal orientation, and leadership potential should receive favorable consideration. Submit a personal statement that reflects the above criteria.

Due Date: MARCH 4

COBERLY/TWEITO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount: Two $4000 scholarships ($1000 per year for four years)

Requirements: Applicants must be in the top 20% in their class. Include a personal statement which includes an explanation of your financial situation and special circumstances such as obstacles you have overcome or challenges you may face as you try to pursue your post-secondary goals.

Due Date: APRIL 3

JENNIFER GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $500  

Requirements: Available to a student pursuing any post high school training, especially vocational training such as cosmetology or welding. Preference given to those with a 2.00-3.00 GPA. Money intended for books and supplies, not room and board.

Due Date: MARCH 13

HHS CLASSES OF 1953-54 EDUCATIONAL GRANT

Award Amount: $1500

Requirements: Financial need is a priority. Preference will be given to someone attending a Kansas college. Must have unweighted GPA of 2.50-3.50. Submit three letters of reference.

Due Date: MARCH 8

 

NEA TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP        

Award Amount: $500

Requirements: Must be planning to become a teacher. Must have an unweighted GPA of 3.00. Submit a resume along with an essay entitled “Why I Want to Be an Educator.”

Due Date: APRIL 10

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION

Award Amount: $2000

Requirements: The selection committee will consider the applicant’s scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship, moral character and educational goals. Submit a personal statement.

Due Date: MARCH 20

CAROL J. WONDERLICH SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $1000

Requirements: Given to a student who plans to major in education and who exemplifies qualities of an outstanding classroom teacher. Applicants should submit a personal statement sharing what prompted the decision to pursue a career in teaching.

Due Date: APRIL 10

 

MELISSA YOST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount:$1000 per year for four years

Requirements:  Must have been diagnosed by a physician with a potentially life threatening chronic illness OR have a sibling or parent who has been diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening chronic illness. Submit a personal statement about dealing with a chronic illness and a written statement from a physician stating the diagnosis.

Due Date: APRIL 3 

 

Private Scholarships Requiring a Separate Application

The qualifications for the scholarships listed below vary.  Each scholarship requires its own application separate from the LSA. Some applications are available online and can be accessed through the links provided. Applications not available online are usually available in the counseling office.

 

ACACIA FRATERNITY-KSU CHAPTER

Award Amount: One $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships

Requirements: Scholarships available to incoming male freshmen at Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. Selected on the basis of merit and an interview. More information and the scholarship application can be found at www.acaciaksstate.org.  

Due Date: DECEMBER 17

ALTRUSA VO-TECH SCHOLARSHIP

Award Amount: $500

Requirements: Must be enrolled in vocational program at HCC. Based on scholastic record and financial need. Applications in counseling office.

Due Date: APRIL 15

 

ALTRUSA OFFICE EDUCATION   

Award Amount: $1000 

Requirements: The Marjorie Jackson office education scholarship is for $1000. Must be enrolled at HCC. Based on scholastic record and financial need. Applications in counseling office.

Due Date: APRIL 15

ARK VALLEY ELECTRIC COOP

Award Amount:$1000

Requirements: Scholarships are available to graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a lineman training program in Kansas (available at Dodge City and Pratt community colleges and Manhattan Area technical college). Applicants must have a parent/guardian who is a member of Ark Valley. For more information, visit their website at www.arkvalley.com or call 620-662-6661. Applications are NOT available in the counseling office.

Due Date: MARCH 15

COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD  

Award Amount: Multiple $250 awards

Requirements: Soroptimist International of Hutchinson awards $250 scholarships to senior girls who are involved in volunteer service. Write a one page letter explaining your community work. Information on how to submit the letter for consideration is in the counseling office.

Due Date: APRIL 10

DENNY HART FAMILY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP    

Award Amount: $1000 for first semester at any accredited college or university.

Description: Established by Janie and Shelby Hart in honor of Denny Hart for his commitment to helping young people.

Requirements: An applicant should be a Reno County graduating senior who has been highly involved in athletics and demonstrates a clear commitment to the community through involvement in activities outside the classroom, demonstrates financial need, and has a minimum GPA of 3.00. Community commitment includes activities such as strong youth friendships, community service experiences, mission trips, etc. Submit the application (available in the counseling center) along with three letters of reference and a brief essay describing your commitment to your community and how you have demonstrated a willingness to help others.

Due Date: MARCH 14

HEARTLAND CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP   

Award Amount:Two $2500 scholarships

Requirements: Must be HCU account holder. See their website at hcu.coop/scholarship. Available in February.

Due Date: APRIL 15

 

HHS CTEA BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount: Up to $500

Requirements: Must be an HS senior with an overall GPA of 2.75 and 3.00 GPA in at least three business department classes. Applications available from HHS business department teachers. Must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay answering the question “How has Hutchinson High School and the business department prepared you for college and life outside of school?”

Due Date: APRIL 23

 

HHS CTEA INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount: Up to $500

Requirements: Must be an HHS senior who is an applied business development trainee, has an overall GPA of 2.75 and at least a 3.00 GPA in at least three business department classes, and has at least one year of active BPA membership. Applications available from HHS business department teachers. Must submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay that answers the question “How has Hutchinson High School and the business department prepared you for college and life outside of school?”

Due Date: APRIL 23

KANSAS JUNIOR GOLF SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount:$1500 per year up to four years.

Requirements: Seniors must have participated in high school golf or a recognized junior golf program. More information and application available at kansasgolffoundation.org. An essay, high school transcript required along with a verification letter from golf coach.

Due Date: MARCH 29

KADPF SCHOLARSHIP         

Award Amount: Four scholarships of $1000 each

Requirements: The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities awards three academic scholarships and one technical scholarship of $1000 each. For children of non-instructional support staff at K-12 or secondary schools (e.g., people who work in food service, custodial positions, transportation, or buildings and grounds). Must attend a college or technical school in Kansas. Applications available in counseling office.

Due Date: FEBRUARY 15

KEY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP  

Award Amount: $250, renewable for a second year

Requirements: Must be a member in good standing of KEY Club. Submit a Kiwanis scholarship application available in the counseling office.

Due Date: MARCH 12

 

MID-KANSAS COOP ASSOCIATION   

Award Amount: Ten scholarships of $1000 each.

Requirements: Any senior who plans to attend an accredited university, college or technical school may apply. Hutchinson High School had winners in 2010, 2013, and 2015. This is an excellent opportunity to be recognized if you have demonstrated a balance of academics, school activities and community service. Go to www.mkcoop.com and click on “apply now for the 2019 MKC scholarship program.” Link is not available until 2019.

Due Date: MARCH 15

STATE OF KANSAS SCHOLARSHIPS

Award Amount: Varies

The State of Kansas aid application is available online. Go to Kansasregents.org/scholarships to view the available grants and scholarships.

Due Date: MAY 1 for Fall 2019

WESTAR ENERGY           

Award Amount: Multiple awards

Requirements: For students pursuing a degree in electric power, power plant technology, wind energy, industrial technology, or line work. 18 ACT and 2.50 GPA minimum. Applications can be found here: https://www.westarenergy.com/scholarship-opportunities

Due Date:  MARCH 1