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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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  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
    Deadline: 01/26
    Amount: $30,000
    Description: High-achieving community college students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution. Interested students must be nominated by the designated individual at their community college.
    How to Apply: www.jkcf.org
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  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
    Deadline: 10/05
    Amount: $42,000 (approx.)
    Description: Students in their first year of a terminal degree (doctoral or masters, depending on the program of study) in various fields in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
    How to Apply: www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html
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  • James B. Pearson Fellowship
    Deadline: 04/15
    Amount: Average stipend is $2,456
    Description: Graduate students who have been residents of KS for five years or more and are pursuing a program of study related to foreign affairs. The fellowship is to provide funding for study abroad programs and trips.
    How to Apply: Contact FAS
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  • James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: up to $24,000
    Description: Students who are pursuing or plan to pursue a graduate degree to teach American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level.
    How to Apply: www.jamesmadison.com
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  • Jerry Maki Scholarship
    Deadline: 07/02 by 4:30 PM CST
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: This award will provide financial assistance for those pursuing educational opportunities by developing knowledge and skill toward a career in social work or in nursing. Must reside in the Heartland Foundation service area.
    How to Apply: www.heartlandfoundation.org
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  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Academic Scholarship Program
    Deadline: 02/15
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Undergraduate and graduate students from the metropolitan Chicago area studying various "helping professions," sciences, fine arts, or Law.
    How to Apply: www.jvschicago.org/scholarship
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  • John Gyles Education Awards
    Deadline: 05/01
    Amount: $3,000
    Description: American or Canadian citizens with a minimum 3.0 GPA. All fields of study are encouraged to apply.
    How to Apply: www.johngyleseducationcenter.com
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  • John J. Mingenback Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Full-time undergraduate or graduate students from Barton County, Kansas who are majoring in a health/medical related field and who have at least a 3.0 GPA.
    How to Apply: www.goldenbeltcf.org
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  • Joseph King McMahon Petroleum Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Full-time sophomore and up undergraduates majoring in petroleum engineering, who have a 3.0 GPA and who demonstrate leadership and involvement in student and community groups.
    How to Apply: Contact FAS
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  • Journyx Excellence In Project Accounting Philosophy Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/01
    Amount: $500
    Description: Write an essay of 1,000 words or less on time tracking for a chance to win this scholarship.
    How to Apply: scholarship.journyx.com
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