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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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  • Major James Ursano Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Dependent children and/or stepchildren or legally adopted children of an Army soldier on active duty, retired, or deceased while on active duty or after retirement.
    How to Apply: www.aerhq.org
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  • MANA de Topeka Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/05
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Latinas who are permanent residents of the Topeka and/or Shawnee County area with a 2.9 GPA and demonstrated leadership and community involvement.
    How to Apply: www.manatopeka.org
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  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
    Deadline: 03/01 (graduating high school seniors)
    Amount: $1,000 to $12,500
    Description: Children of current or former Marine, Marine Reservist, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with U.S. Marine Corps.
    How to Apply: www.mcsf.org
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  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
    Deadline: 04/15 (2nd semester frosh and up)
    Amount: $1,000 to $12,500
    Description: Children of current or former Marine, Marine Reservist, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with U.S. Marine Corps.
    How to Apply: www.mcsf.org
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  • Marriott Scholars Program
    Deadline: 02/16
    Amount: Full tuition up to $9000
    Description: Applicants must: Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage; Be a full-time undergraduate student during the 2009-2010 school year in an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. with a hospitality management or culinary program; Plan to pursue a degree within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary, or food and beverage field; Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
    How to Apply: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/marriott
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  • Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship for Nursing
    Deadline: 07/02 by 4:30 PM CST
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Provides financial support to individuals for health care education in the field of nursing and/or surgical services, with an emphasis on surgical nursing. Must reside in the Heartland Foundation service area.
    How to Apply: www.heartlandfoundation.org
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  • Mary Ann Reinert Scholarship
    Deadline: 07/02 by 4:30 PM CST
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Provides financial support to individuals for health care education and training in the field of surgical medicine. In awarding the scholarship, emphasis is placed on applicants who are pursuing careers in surgical nursing or surgical services, including nursing, technologists or any other surgical-related field. Must reside in the Heartland Foundation service area.
    How to Apply: www.heartlandfoundation.org
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  • Mensa Education & Research Foundation
    Deadline: 01/15
    Amount: $300 to $1,000
    Description: 500-word essay contest. Applicants do not need to be members of MENSA. Must be enrolled in a degree program but is not restricted in any other way.
    How to Apply: www.mensafoundation.org
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  • Military Education Scholarship Program (Fall)
    Deadline: 05/10
    Amount: $1,500
    Description: Eligible recipients include: current and prospective ROTC program students; active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college; honorably discharged Veterans of the US military; and sons and daughters of Veterans or Active-duty military
    How to Apply: www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html
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  • Military Education Scholarship Program (Spring)
    Deadline: 11/12
    Amount: $1,500
    Description: Eligible recipients include: current and prospective ROTC program students; active-duty military personnel with plans to attend college; honorably discharged Veterans of the US military; and sons and daughters of Veterans or Active-duty military
    How to Apply: www.vamortgagecenter.com/scholarships.html
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  • MiTio Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: 11/05
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: For bilingual students seeking a career in healthcare.
    How to Apply: http://mitio.org
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  • Model House of Representatives
    Deadline: 11/18
    Amount: Student raises $1,450 fee
    Description: Program provides students with experience and education in policy making, relationship building, and negotiation skills, within the walls of Capitol Hill. Money for program fee is generated via the student's fundraising.
    How to Apply: www.aysf.org
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  • MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) Scholarship
    Deadline: 02/02
    Amount: up to $10,000
    Description: US Citizens pursuing full-time a degree in a physical science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Must have a 3.0 GPA.
    How to Apply: scholarships.hispanicfund.org
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  • Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students
    Deadline: 10/20
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Full-time undergraduate with a 3.0 or higher pursuing an acturial or mathematics-related degree. Student must be a member of one of the following minority groups: African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Alaskan Eskimo, or other.
    How to Apply: www.mutualofomaha.com
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  • My Recipe - My Heritage Scholarship Guidelines
    Deadline: 00/00 Contest closes once 200 essays are received.
    Amount: 1st place - $1,500
    Description: Both US citizens and foreign students currently attending a US college, university, or another institution of higher education are eligible to participate. The essay should explore the place culinary traditions hold in one's cultural/ethnic identity.
    How to Apply: www.fastrecipes.com/scholarship2010/
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  • MyApartmentMap Housing Fall Scholarship
    Deadline: 08/01
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Write an essay of 250 words or less that describes how the MyApartmentMap housing scholarship would make your semester better.
    How to Apply: www.myapartmentmap.com
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  • MyApartmentMap Housing Spring Scholarship
    Deadline: 12/15
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Write an essay of 250 words or less that describes how the MyApartmentMap housing scholarship would make your semester better.
    How to Apply: www.myapartmentmap.com
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