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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439
785-472-4442  

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Scholarships

Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend and checking information in a public library or online. But be careful. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; and remember that you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid. 

Within this section we have information for scholarships provided by:

Additional scholarship resources are listed under "Spotlight on Scholarships" to the right.

Also, you can try these free sources of information about scholarships:

  • the financial aid office at a college or career school
  • a high school or TRIO counselor
  • the U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
  • federal agencies
  • your state grant agency
  • your library’s reference section
  • foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • ethnicity-based organizations
  • your employer or your parents’ employers

Additional information is available at:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships.

 

Michelle Beran

4-H Youth Development Agent
309 S Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157
mberan@ksu.edu

 

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Additional Scholarships Available

Kansas Masonic Foundation Scholarships

Kansas Masonic Foundation scholarships provide millions of dollars in support to Kansas students.  Since 1970, the Kansas Masonic Foundation has provided scholarships to university-bound students throughout the state, with nearly $4 million distributed so far.

For additional information, check out the KMF website.

Dane G. Hansen Scholarships 

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation awards approximately 281 scholarships every year.  Since inception the Foundation has awarded approximately $17 million in scholarships to more than 6,000 students from Northwest Kansas.

Scholarships cover a variety of student needs, including high school seniors heading to traditional four-year universities, community colleges or technical schools.  Scholarships are also available for students graduating from 2-year programs and transferring to 4-year schools.

Additional Information & Applications

2018 Elks National Foundation Scholarship 

The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

Additional Information and Online Application