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KANSAS KIDS @ GEAR UP: REGION 5

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Go Graduates!

We hope this page serves as a resource for you in your journey towards success.

Helpful Information

ACT: The ACT test is the United State's most widely accepted college entrance exam. English, math, reading and science are covered in the ACT test.

ACT Website: http://www.act.org/

On the above ACT website you will find a lot of helpful information like why you should take the ACT, what to expect during the test, tools to prepare for the test, and how colleges use your scores.

FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline is fast approaching. Completing this form accurately and on time is very important because you may be awarded financial aid for college. We are here to help you through this process.

Website: https://www.fafsa.ed.gov

College Admissions: Deadlines for submitting applications for colleges depends on the particular college. All colleges and universities will have deadlines. Please make sure to check out all deadlines for the particular college(s) you are interested in so you don't miss out!

Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP Scholarship

Fall Deadline: August 1
Spring Deadline: February 1

As a participating student of our program, you are exclusively eligible to apply for our scholarship. The amount awarded can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars per semester depending on your need. These scholarships can be renewed for four years.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 316-978-7413.

Eligibility Criteria

Must be a United States Citizen and less than 22 years of age at the time of the first award.

Have submitted a FAFSA and be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant

Demonstrated successful participation in Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP.

Documentation of a minimum of a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale for transcripts.

Received a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, the General Education Development (GED) Certificate or will receive a diploma in MAY/JUNE of application year.

Enrolled or accepted for enrollment, a minimum of part-time, in a program of instruction at a 4-year accredited institution. Students attending a community college may also be eligible if they plan to finish a 4 year degree after completing community college.

Initial Scholarship Application

Additional Resources

State of Kansas Scholarships: at http:// www.kansasregents.org/scholarship_and_grants

Hildegard Lash Merit Scholarship- Foster Care Youth: www.orphan.org

Scholarship Searches

The ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu put it beautifully when he said, "a Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

Let your journey begin today.

Academic School Year (July 1 to - June 30)

  • FAFSA on the Web applications must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, June 30.
  • Corrections on the Web forms must be submitted by midnight Central Daylight time, September 15.
  • Note: Your school must have your complete and correct information by your last day of enrollment in the school year.