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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 (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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  • Independent Women's Forum Essay Contest
    Deadline: 12/01
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Applicants must be full-time, female students of any age enrolled as undergraduates. Applicants write a 750-word essay on a given topic.
    How to Apply:
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  • Indian Health Service Scholarship Programs
    Deadline: 02/28 (postmarked)
    Amount: Various
    Description: Awards will be made to students who are American Indians (federally recognized groups) or Alaska Natives who are interested in healthcare professions.
    How to Apply:
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  • Institute for Humane Studies Humane Studies Fellowship
    Deadline: 12/31
    Amount: Up to $15,000
    Description: Awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students exploring the principles underlying a free society.
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  • Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society
    Deadline: 02/15
    Amount: Varies
    Description: Scholarships for students currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate progrem in an instrumentation, systems or automation discipline with a 3.0 GPA.
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  • International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship
    Deadline: 11/06
    Amount: $20,000 (approx.)
    Description: Full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States.
    How to Apply:
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  • Intertribal Timber Council Picard Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/18
    Amount: $1,500 to $2,000
    Description: A scholarship for Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
    How to Apply:
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