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How to apply for scholarships at FHTC:

For students who have or will have completed high school before the next academic year.
o Complete the Application for Undergraduate Scholarships.

For students who will be attending FHTC as a high school Junior or Senior, enrolled in a high school located in Lyon, Coffey, Greenwood or Chase county during the next academic year.
o Complete the Application for High School Scholarships.

Scholarship deadline- March 1st
Students applying after March 1st will be considered on a secondary basis
Secondary scholarship selections will be made mid-summer
o Scholarships are will be awarded and announced in late April
o Eligibility for new students cannot be processed without transcripts
o Notification of awards will be sent to the email address listed on your scholarship application and FHTC student email address

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Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant

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Priority Deadline May 1st
The Career Technical Workforce Grant is available to students enrolled in an eligible career technical education program operated by a designated Kansas educational institution that has been identified as offering a technical certificate or associate of applied science degree program in a high cost, high demand, or critical industry field. Preference in awarding goes to applicants with financial need. This $500 – $1000 scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students who enroll in Kansas career technical programs. You must be a Kansas resident, a graduate from an accredited high school or Kansas GED, be accepted for admission to an eligible career technical program at a designated Kansas educational institution. Apply online

This grant is available to students enrolled in any of the following FHTC majors:

– Automotive
– Business
– Computer Program Design
– Dental Assisting
– Dental Hygiene
– Industrial Engineering
– Practical Nursing
– Network Technology
– Welding
– Graphic Arts
– Hospitality Culinary Arts

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Kansas Promise Scholarship

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The following FHTC majors are eligible for Promise-eligible:
– Automotive Technology
– Healthcare Administration/Management
– Computer Program Design
– Industrial Engineering
– Dental Assisting
– Network Technology
– Dental Hygiene
– Practical Nursing
– Emergency Services(EMR, EMT, AEMT)
– Welding
– Early Childhood Education

Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship you must:
• Be a United States citizen, AND
• Be a Kansas resident, AND
• Have a family household income of:
-$100,000 or less for a family of one or two
-$150,000 or less for a family of three
-or for household sizes above three, a household income that is equal to or less than the family of three amount plus $4,800 for each additional family member. AND
• Have graduated from a Kansas public or private high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
• Have been a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
• Be a dependent child of a military service member who is stationed in another state and, within the preceding 12 months, have graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential, OR
• Have been in the custody of the secretary of children and families at any time when enrolled in and attending any of the grades 9-12 AND NOT be eligible for assistance under the Kansas Foster Child Educational Assistance Act.
You do not have to be eligible for a Pell Grant or accept student loans or work study to receive the Kansas Promise Scholarship. You may be enrolled either part-time (minimum of 6 hours in the fall, summer or spring semester) or full-time (minimum of 12 hours in the fall, summer or spring semester). However, you must complete your program of study within 36 months from the start of your first Kansas Promise Act funded class for which you were awarded the Kansas Promise Scholarship.
It is very important to understand that to receive a Kansas Promise Scholarship you will be required to sign an Agreement that you will successfully complete the program within 36 months and that you will live and work in the State of Kansas for two consecutive years following the successful completion of your program of study. Failure to satisfy the program completion, Kansas residency, or Kansas work obligations will result in your having to repay the amount of the scholarship assistance that you received plus interest and collection costs.
If your program of study continues beyond one year, you will need to complete a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Renewal Application to continue to be eligible for funding. For more information on the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship, including Frequently Asked Questions and application deadlines, please visit: Or, contact them directly at: or (785) 430-4300.

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Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship

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As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Application opens in March, awards up to $2,500.

To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be enrolled full time as a high school student in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
• Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
• Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
• Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
• Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
• Be a United States citizen

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Kansas Masonic Foundation

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Online applications accepted December 1 – March 15

The Kansas Masonic Foundation seeks to demonstrate both our personal commitment and the heartfelt desire of Kansas Masons and donors to help advance education for the common good and well-being of our society. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students who are pursuing opportunities for personal and professional growth via higher education.

Criteria for 2-Year General Scholarships of $1,000
• Be attending FHTC
• Be a Kansas resident
• Submit your acceptance letter from FHTC or a copy of a current college transcript
• Be enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester
• Demonstrate a financial need

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O’Brate Foundation Traditional Scholarship

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The deadline for completing the application is May 1st. Need based awards range from $500 – $5,000
PDF Application Guides and in-depth information are available at:
Eligibility Criteria
• Financial Need
• Age 17 to 25
• 2.5 GPA or higher
• Kansas High School Graduate or equivalent
• Full-Time Student pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate or graduate level certification and/or degree at an accredited technical school, community college, or college/university.
• Work Experience and Commitment to Work while in School
• Drive & Determination to Succeed

Please visit the O’Brate Foundation website at to learn more about this opportunity and apply.
Questions? Contact the O’Brate Foundation at:
O’Brate Foundation Contact Info
Phone: 1.620.277.7831

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Kansas Works

KS Works
o State assistance is available to qualified students (program, income, etc.)
o Contact your regional KS Works office for more information

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Jones Undergraduate Education Grant

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Financial assistance for college education costs is available for individuals, regardless of age. Those eligible to apply must be a US Citizen or a non-US Citizen in Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status who are:
• currently living in Coffey, Lyon or Osage County for no less than one year immediately before attending the institution of choice, or
• are the dependent of a current resident of which BOTH must have lived continuously in one of the three counties for no less than one year immediately before attending the institution of choice.

This is a need-based grant available to students who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and degree-seeking.
Are awarded to help offset the cost of tuition, fees and books for attendance at numerous colleges.
Students must complete a new application each year and can do so for a maximum of eight semesters (fall and spring only).
All payments are made directly to the institution.
Each year, beginning May 1, applications are available exclusively on and are to be returned on or BEFORE June 15.
Note: Attending an education institution in the three-county area does not establish residency. Students who move to one of the three counties and attend ANY post-secondary education institution BEFORE fulfilling the one-year residency requirement are not eligible to apply.

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Jones Success Scholarship

No application or FASFA is needed for this opportunity. Eligible students will receive $1000 their 1st year and $1500 their 2nd year.
Eligible students will receive this scholarship based on the following:
Residents (for at least one year) of Coffey, Lyon or Osage counties who are:
• seeking a degree at FHTC starting in the fall immediately after high school graduation, and
• Enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours)
• No GPA requirement for the 1st semester

Renewal requirement for the 2nd 3rd and 4th semester:
• Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.25 each subsequent semester and
• Enrolled FULL-TIME (minimum of 12 credit hours)

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KACRAO Scholarship

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To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:
Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school.
Have a cummulative seventh semestereGPA of atleast 3.25 on a 4.0 scale:
Be attending aKACROA member institution (in Kansas) in the upcoming Fall semester.
The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.