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Private Scholarship Applications

The scholarships listed here are from agencies outside KU who requested their scholarships be publicized to our students. These scholarships vary in their qualifications, requirements, and deadlines, so all students are encouraged to pursue the opportunities listed here.

If you do receive a scholarship from any outside agency, you should report these scholarships in Enroll & Pay at sa.ku.edu (Student Center > Accept/Decline Awards, Page 2) or notify FAS by email, mail, or fax. If you report by email , mail, or fax, please indicate the scholarship name, amount, and term (fall/spring/summer) as well as your first and last name initials (please do not include your full name for security reasons), KUID number, permanent address and phone number, and day and month of birth (please do not include year for security reasons).

Need Analysis

Many scholarship applications consider financial need as well as academic performance. This portion of the application, also known as a Need Analysis, must be completed and certified by Financial Aid and Scholarships (FAS). Please print, complete and submit the General Need Analysis Request Form along with information from the donor preferably 2 weeks prior to the scholarship application deadline. If you have questions about Need Analysis, please contact FAS.

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  • A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/15
    Amount: $1,000 to $2,000
    Description: American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math and technology. Must have 3.0 GPA.
    How to Apply: www.aises.org/
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  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/19
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Write an essay on one of the topics listed on the below website.
    How to Apply: www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
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  • AES Engineers
    Deadline: 10/06
    Amount: $500
    Description: Submit an essay of no more than 1000 words on a topic listed on the below website.
    How to Apply: www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
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  • AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
    Deadline: 02/28
    Amount: $5,000 +$4,000 intern stipend
    Description: Second-semester sophomore or junior student of color in certain majors (see website) with a 2.5 GPA. Must demonstrate interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement.
    How to Apply: www.uncf.org
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  • AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
    Deadline: 03/06
    Amount: $1,500 to $5,000
    Description: Undergraduate and graduate accounting and finance students with a 3.3 GPA who are a member of a minority group.
    How to Apply: www.aicpa.org
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  • AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship
    Deadline: 04/01
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Students currently majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems.
    How to Apply: http://ceae.aicpa.org
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  • Air & Waste Management Association-Midwest Section's Thomas E. Murphy Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: 07/31
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Full or part-time graduate students pursuing a course of study and research leading to careers in environment related studies.
    How to Apply: www.midwestawma.org/
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  • AISES Google Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/15
    Amount: $10,000
    Description: Full-time undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Management Information Systems. Must be a member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian and be a member of AISES.
    How to Apply: www.aises.org/
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  • AISES Intel Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/15
    Amount: $5,000 to $10,000
    Description: American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Must have 3.0.
    How to Apply: www.aises.org/
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  • Almedia Greever Scholarship for Continuing Education
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: $500
    Description: For female graduates of Winfield High School, Winfield, KS, who have completed two semester of college level study at an accredited institution with at least a 2.5 GPA.
    How to Apply: Contact FAS
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  • Alpha Omicron Pi - Jessie Marie Cramer Scholarship
    Deadline: 04/01
    Amount: Various
    Description: Female students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students for the upcoming school year. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which should be completed by the date of application.
    How to Apply: Download .pdf Application
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  • Alpha Phi - Gamma Delta Chapter
    Deadline: 06/01
    Amount: Various
    Description: University of Kansas students who are relatives of members in good standing of the Alpha Phi Sorority are eligible to apply for the Alpha Phi Gamma Delta Chapter Scholarship.
    How to Apply: Send email to: janphil@ku.edu
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  • Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City
    Deadline: 02/04
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Greek sorority members who are juniors, seniors or graduate students. Must have a GPA of 3.2 and be a resident of greater Kansas City.
    How to Apply: www.kcpanhel.com
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  • American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program
    Deadline: 02/15
    Amount: $10,000
    Description: Doctoral minority student in anthropology who is a member of AAA.
    How to Apply: www.aaanet.org
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  • American Association of University Women
    Deadline: Various
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: AAUW primarily provides fellowships and grants to doctoral candidates but other grants are available.
    How to Apply: www.aauw.org
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  • American Chemical Society
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: Up to $5,000
    Description: African-American, Hispanic, and Native American applicants with financial need and a 3.0 or higher GPA who are seeking degrees in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.
    How to Apply: http://portal.acs.org
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  • American Council of Engeering Companies Speciality Scholarship
    Deadline: 02/01
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Students enrolled in a Master's program in Structural Engineering.
    How to Apply: Send email to: acecscholarships@gbateam.com
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  • American Council of Engineering Companies Kansas Scholarship
    Deadline: 02/01
    Amount: $500 to $1,000
    Description: Engineering or land survey students entering junior or senior year in the fall or graduate students.
    How to Apply: Send email to: acecscholarships@gbateam.com
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  • American Council of Engineering Companies National Scholarship
    Deadline: 02/01
    Amount: $7,500 to $10,000
    Description: Engineering or land survey students entering junior or senior year in the fall or graduate students. The local KS chapter of ACEC must nominate students.
    How to Apply: www.acec.org OR Send email to: acecscholarships@gbateam.com
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  • American Indian College Fund
    Deadline: 11/30
    Amount: Up to $8,000
    Description: Recipient must be an American Indian, Alaska or Hawaii native who has achieved at least Sophomore status. GPA and major requirements.
    How to Apply: www.collegefund.org
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  • American Indian Education Foundation
    Deadline: 04/04
    Amount: Various
    Description: Native American or Alaska Native descent. Scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students.
    How to Apply: www.aiefprograms.org
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  • American Institute of Architecture/KC Architectural Foundation
    Deadline: 04/06
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Must be from the Greater Kansas City area and studying architecture.
    How to Apply: www.kcarchitecturalfoundation.org
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  • American Nuclear Society
    Deadline: 02/01
    Amount: Various
    Description: Open to undergraduate and graduate students in various nuclear science fields.
    How to Apply: www.ans.org
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  • American Public Power Association DEED Grant
    Deadline: 02/15
    Amount: $4,000
    Description: DEED student research grants are intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy-related disciplines in the public power industry. Successful applicants are expected to conduct research on a project approved by the sponsoring utility.
    How to Apply: www.appanet.org/deed.cfm
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  • American Public Power Association DEED Grant
    Deadline: 10/15
    Amount: $4,000
    Description: DEED student research grants are intended to promote the involvement of students studying in energy-related disciplines in the public power industry. Successful applicants are expected to conduct research on a project approved by the sponsoring utility.
    How to Apply: www.appanet.org/deed.cfm
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  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Deadline: 03/15
    Amount: Various
    Description: Recipient must be a member of the ASME.
    How to Apply: www.asme.org
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  • American's Next Top Namer Scholarship
    Deadline: 08/15
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Undergraduate students majoring in Linguistics, English, Marketing, or Mass Communication, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above may apply. Interested individuals must complete the naming assignment and a 1,000-word essay.
    How to Apply: www.namedevelopment.com
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  • Andre Sobel Essay Contest
    Deadline: 04/01
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Participants must be between the ages of 12 and 21 and must write an essay about their experiences as a young survivor of a catstrophic illness.
    How to Apply: www.andreriveroflife.org
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  • Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship from Google
    Deadline: 02/01
    Amount: $10,000
    Description: Female student majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other related technical field who will be entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program. Must have a 3.5 GPA.
    How to Apply: www.google.com/anitaborg
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  • Arizona Community Foundation
    Deadline: 04/01
    Amount: $4,000
    Description: Students or prospective students enrolled full-time in the School of Engineering, or majoring in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics.
    How to Apply: www.azfoundation.org/scholarships/index.xpl
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  • Army ROTC Scholarships
    Deadline: Various
    Amount: Tuition/Room/Board/Stipend
    Description: Applicants must be US Citizens age 17-27 with ACT scores of at least 19 or SAT scores of at least 920, with a 2.5 GPA, able to pass a physical aptitude test, pursuing an Army-approved major, who agree to take a commission as an officer in the Army, Reserves, or National Guard. Eligible to join the ROTC program with 2-4 years remaining for undergraduate or graduate degree completion. Must be a full-time student.
    How to Apply: Application at http://info.goarmy.com/rotc/4. For more information, call (785)864-1113, email goldbar@ku.edu or visit www.armyrotc.ku.edu.
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  • Army Emergency Relief
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Spouse or widow(er) of an active or retired Army soldier and must reside in the U.S.
    How to Apply: www.aerhq.org
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  • ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarships
    Deadline: 05/02
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical or automation discipline. Open to US citizens or legal US residents only with at least a 3.2 GPA. Undergraduate students must have completed at least their sophomore year.
    How to Apply: www.asconumatics.com/scholarship
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  • ASHRAE High School Senior and Undergraduate Engineering Technology Scholarships
    Deadline: 05/01
    Amount: Various
    Description: Students majoring in engineering or engineering technology interested in careers in mechanical engineering, HVAC&R engineering or engineering technology.
    How to Apply: www.ashrae.org/scholarships
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  • ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering, Regional & University Scholarships
    Deadline: 12/01
    Amount: Various
    Description: Students majoring in engineering or engineering technology interested in careers in mechanical engineering, HVAC&R engineering or engineering technology.
    How to Apply: www.ashrae.org/scholarships
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  • Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) of the Greater Kansas City
    Deadline: 05/11
    Amount: $1,000 minimum
    Description: Applicants must be of Asian descent and must be attending high school or college in one of these counties: Kansas--Johnson, Wyandotte, Miami, Douglas and Leavenworth counties; Missouri--Jackson, Clay, Platte and Cass counties.
    How to Apply: www.asianchamberkc.net
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  • Association for Women Geoscientists Scholarship
    Deadline: 04/08
    Amount: $300 to $500
    Description: Female undergraduates performing research in the geosciences. Awards are made at the end of the spring semester to use for education-related research expenses during the next year.
    How to Apply: Send email to: eesaupe@ku.edu for an application
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  • Association on American Indian Affairs
    Deadline: 06/15 by 5 PM EST
    Amount: Various
    Description: Multiple graduate and undergraduate scholarships to students who demonstrate at least 1/4 Indian blood, tribal enrollment, and financial need.
    How to Apply: www.indian-affairs.org
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  • AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship
    Deadline: 05/01
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: 500 word essay contest on whether you feel that younger generations will eschew email for social media platforms and other technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, and texting.
    How to Apply: www.aweber.com
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  • Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    Deadline: 09/17
    Amount: $50 to $10,000
    Description: Write an essay about Atlas Shrugged. Topics can be found on the website.
    How to Apply: www.aynrandnovels.com/contests
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