Located smack-dab in the middle of the continental United States, the state of Kansas is known for many different things. It is the birthplace of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, the setting of L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece The Wizard of Oz, and home to one of the largest Native American populations in the nation. In addition to all that, Kansas has several well-known institutions of higher learning, each with a distinct culture and personality.
From the University of Kansas in Lawrence, ranked first in the country in city policy programs, to the urban campus of Wichita, famous for their Shockers basketball team and rabid student fan base, and many other schools, the state has something to offer everyone in terms of education. Kansans are very proud of their state and many decide to remain within its borders for their degree. After all, “there’s no place like home,” right? Some scholarships in Kansas include:
Deadline: July 1, 2020; February 5, 2021
In today’s uncertain economy, professional accounting programs are as popular as ever due to the profession’s stability and numerous opportunities. The Kansas Society of Certified Professional Accountants (KSCPA) aims to further incentivize Sunflower State students to pursue a career in accounting through their scholarships. To be eligible for the award, students must plan to attend a Kansas college or university and major in accounting. Offered strictly on the basis of academic achievement, the awards do not take financial need into consideration.
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Kansas State University is the oldest public university in the Sunflower State, having opened in 1863. Known for its nationally renowned research programs and historic importance to the fields of television and radio, the school maintains respect and competitive enrollment to this day. In order to help recruit in-state students, the school offers many scholarships to native Kansans for achievements such as academic excellence and civic leadership. For more information, check out K-State’s website, which additionally offers scholarships to transfer or out-of-state students. Monetary rewards vary based on the specific application process, but all scholarships will unquestionably help the recipient both academically and financially.
“ROCK CHALK, JAYHAWK!” Anyone familiar with college sports knows the chant well. It’s screamed at basketball games at the Allen Fieldhouse, football games under the lights of Memorial Stadium, and every event in between. To students at the University of Kansas, it is a call to unity dating back to the nineteenth century, an unofficial state cheer representing both the state bird, the Jayhawk, and the mineral foundation of the state (limestone, also known as “chalk rock.”) The cheer reflects the importance of the state’s largest school to Kansan culture, and vice versa. Doubling down on the ultra-Kansan mentality of the university, the school’s State Scholars program offers financial assistance to qualified local students in need of helping hand.