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Southwestern College has 2 scholarships available; Pillars Academic, must have 3.5 GPA & ranked in top 10% of their class with ACT score of 25 or higher are encouraged to apply for this full undergraduate tuition scholarship.  Moundbuilder Spirit, must have 3.2 GPA &/or scored a minimum of 19 on ACT.  Applications are in the counseling office and must be postmarked by January 20, 2017.

Wichita Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship is designed to encourage young women to consider sorority membership as part of their collegiate experience.  Ideal candidates are women who exemplify scholarship, leadership, service, and involvement.  For more information about the National Panhellenic Conference and its member organizations, visit www.npcwomen.org

2016-2017 McConnell Officers’ Spouses’ Charitable Association (MOSCA) Scholarship will award at least 3 scholarships to Seniors.  Dependent children of military members and of Federal Civilian employees that live within 75 miles of McConnell AFB are eligible.  Requirements and application can be found at www.McConnellOSC.org or in the Counseling Office.  Applications must be filled out online and submitted via email, or printed and mailed.  Deadline is January 31, 2017.

Seniors the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship program has been announced, information and applications are available at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ or facebook.com/GEReaganScholarships

Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation:  The 2017 KHEDF scholarship application is available online for Hispanic high school students from the Wichita-metro area. The deadline for applicants to apply is February 1, 2017. Applicants for the KHEDF scholarship will have to complete an online application and should read eligibility requirements on the Scholarship Info page before proceeding to the Online Application page.  Go to: www.khedf.org

KOCH HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Students majoring in business or engineering will be considered for the Koch Hispanic Scholars Program scholarship. Five scholarships for $2,500 renewable for four years will be awarded to students who meet Koch requirements.  Go to: www.khedf.org 

DELTA THETA CHI SORORITY, a national non-collegiate educational sorority, is accepting applications for 2 in the amount of $2,600 each.   Requirements are for students residing in the U.S. with a high scholastic average, show evidence of  financial need, and are currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college.  All applications must be completed by February 1, 2017. Application forms are available at Delta Theta Chi web site www.deltathetachi.org or contact Kansas Beta, Cindi Cook at 316-337-5940 for application

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is holding a video contest open to all students in grades 9-12 who reside in The Kansas Plains. Cash prizes will be awarded to students and their schools for entries receiving first and second place. Students may enter individually or form teams of two to four participants. Five hundred dollars will be awarded to the creator(s) of the winning video, and $500 will be given to their school. In addition, $250 will be awarded to the second place video creator(s), and $250 will be given to their school. Winners will be determined by how well the entry adheres to BBB’s brand, expresses the theme "Start With Trust,” the quality of the video’s production and how many times it’s been viewed on BBB’s YouTube channel. This competition provides an opportunity for high school students to creatively learn the values of BBB – Contestants will also gain valuable marketing experience because they are challenged to get the most views on YouTube by promoting their video on social media. The video submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, and the winners will be notified on or before March 1, 2017. Complete details accessed by clicking on the Student Video Contest icon on the homepage of BBB’s website at bbbinc.org. For more information, please contact BBB Senior Communications Specialist Jeff Niebaum at 402-898-8550, 800-649-6814 #8550 or at jniebaum@bbbinc.org. BBB and its Foundation look forward to awarding two outstanding videos and the participants’ schools!

KSDE AEOP Margaret Van Horn Scholarship is open to all current high school students.  Applicants must intend to continue his/her education in an education or business-related program.  Scholarship amount is $300.00 and is awarded annually.  The complete application with enclosures must be submitted by Friday January 20, 2017.  For copy of application and information please come to the counseling office.

The North Wichita Optimist Club is sponsoring Oratorical and Essay contests for students. There will be a male and female contestant from each school/organization for the Oratorical. The Oratorical Contest will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  Application and contest rules are available in the counseling office.

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Juniors and Seniors Notre Dame is now accepting applications for their Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars programs.  To apply go to PRECOLLEGE.ND.EDU the deadline to apply is January 30, 2017

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Other TRIO Programs at Wichita State University

McNair Scholars Program

The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to encourage students who are underrepresented in higher education to pursue post-baccalaureate degrees. The program focuses on African American, Hispanic American, and American Indian/Alaskan Native students.


Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a federally funded program which assists 250 first-generation college students, limited-income college students, and students with disabilities.


Talent Search/Project Discovery

Talent Search/Project Discovery is a federally funded grant program. Project Discovery assists individuals between the ages of 12 and 27 who have a desire to pursue post-secondary educational training. They may also be economically disadvantaged, a first-generation college student, or have any other needs (such as academic or counseling).


Upward Bound Wichita Prep

The Upward Bound Program-Wichita Prep assists students from the Wichita Public Schools in grades 9-12. Participants receive tutorial assistance, academic instruction and advising, career exposure, opportunities to visit post-secondary institutions, and personal counseling. Leadership opportunities are encouraged through student government, student organizations, and attendance at national and regional conferences. Students are in residence on the WSU campus during the summer. University students provide supervision and serve as role models during the six- to eight-week experience. University graduate students and Wichita Public School teachers provide instruction. Students are assisted as they complete high school and enter post-secondary institutions. Graduating seniors spend their summer taking University classes.


Kansas Kids at Gear Up

Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP is a U.S. Department of Education funded program that serves students throughout the state of Kansas. Children in foster care are given top priority for services, while limited income and children in adoptive care also qualify for this program. This program augments instruction and activities provided by schools and foster care facilities. Activities include: tutorial sessions, mentoring activities, counseling, workshops, and campus visits to post-secondary institutions and businesses. Through visits to post secondary and community institutions, student's educational pursuits are reinforced. Student's progress in instruction, tutoring and workshops is assessed monthly.


Disabilities Support Services

TRIO Disability Support Services (DSS) assists undergraduate students with disabilities through academic support, resources, and services enabling them to persist and graduate from Wichita State University. The program's qualified staff protects the dignity and values of all DSS participants and encourages them in their pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and quality employment.


Communication Upward Bound

The TRIO Communication Upward Bound program offers youth in the Wichita area an opportunity to hone their communication skills and learn how to work with and write for varied media outlets.


Veterans Upward Bound

The Wichita State University Veterans Upward Bound program (VUB) is an educational and skills program designed specifically to serve the needs of today's Veterans.


Education Opportunity Centers

The Wichita State University TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers Program provides free counseling and assistance on college admissions for qualified adults who want to improve their job opportunities through entering or re-entering an educational program beyond high school.