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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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  • Nancy Larson Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: 11/15
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Juniors and seniors who have declared an elementary education major.
    How to Apply: www.nancylarsonfoundation.org
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  • National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Scholarship
    Deadline: 05/30
    Amount: $1,500
    Description: Intended to assist in the education of students who intend to work as scientists or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.
    How to Apply: www.onenet.net/~naamlp/index.html
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  • National Community Pharmacists Association
    Deadline: 03/16
    Amount: $2,000 to $2,500
    Description: Must be a member of NCPA. Four different scholarships available.
    How to Apply: www.ncpafoundation.org
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  • National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Kansas City Section
    Deadline: 04/01
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Graduating seniors from area high schools are eligible to apply regardless of race, sex, or religion.
    How to Apply: Email njwkc@swbell.net or call (913) 648-0747
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  • National Federation of the Blind
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: $3,000-$12,000
    Description: Recipient must be legally blind.
    How to Apply: www.nfb.org/scholarships
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  • National Financial Literacy Challenge
    Deadline: 11/26
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: High school students can take a 35 question financial literacy test online and top scorers will receive a scholarship.
    How to Apply: http://flc.treas.gov/index.htm
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  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) & the Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP)
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: up to $20,000
    Description: Undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.
    How to Apply: ugsp.nih.gov
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  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Deadline: 01/30
    Amount: $8,000 and internship
    Description: US citizens who are sophomores with a 3.0 GPA majoring in a NOAA-related discipline.
    How to Apply: www.oesd.noaa.gov
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  • National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
    Deadline: 11/05
    Amount: Support valued up to $200,000
    Description: A graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U. S. Citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically underrepresented minorities and women. An NPSC Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum duration is six years, in which case the overall value (allowance, tuition, fees, summer salary for two summers) of an NPSC fellowship typically well exceeds $200,000.
    How to Apply: www.npsc.org
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  • National Research Council of the National Academies (Fall)
    Deadline: 08/01
    Amount: $42,000 to $72,000
    Description: Postdoctoral students in the fields of chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied science and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics.
    How to Apply: www.national-academies.org/rap
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  • National Research Council of the National Academies (Spring)
    Deadline: 02/01
    Amount: $42,000 to $72,000
    Description: Postdoctoral students in the fields of chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied science and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics.
    How to Apply: www.national-academies.org/rap
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  • National Research Council of the National Academies (Summer)
    Deadline: 05/01
    Amount: $42,000 to $72,000
    Description: Postdoctoral students in the fields of chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied science and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics.
    How to Apply: www.national-academies.org/rap
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  • National Research Council of the National Academies (Winter)
    Deadline: 11/01
    Amount: $42,000 to $72,000
    Description: Postdoctoral students in the fields of chemistry, earth and atmospheric sciences, engineering, applied science and computer science, life and medical sciences, mathematics, space and planetary sciences, and physics.
    How to Apply: www.national-academies.org/rap
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  • National Scholars Honor Society
    Deadline: Various
    Amount: Various
    Description: Recipient must be a member of NSHS.
    How to Apply: www.CollegeHonors.org
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  • National Science Foundation Research Fellowship Program
    Deadline: 11/02
    Amount: up to $40,500/year
    Description: Graduate students at or near beginning of research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
    How to Apply: www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/
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  • National Society of Accountants
    Deadline: 03/10
    Amount: up to $2,000
    Description: Undergraduates majoring in accounting. Must have a "B" average.
    How to Apply: www.nsacct.org
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  • NCAA Sports Journalism Scholarship
    Deadline: 12/12
    Amount: $3,000
    Description: Current college juniors studying sports journalism.
    How to Apply: www.ncaa.org/leadership_advisory_board/programs.html
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  • Negative Population Growth Population Scholarship Essay Contest
    Deadline: 04/18
    Amount: $500 to $2,000
    Description: Submit an essay responding to a question posed by the organization about population issues.
    How to Apply: www.npg.org
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  • New Look Laser Tatoo Removal Scholarship (Fall award)
    Deadline: 06/30
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.
    How to Apply: www.newlookhouston.com/New_Look_Scholarship.html
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  • New Look Laser Tatoo Removal Scholarship (Spring award)
    Deadline: 11/30
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Merit-based scholarships for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering.
    How to Apply: www.newlookhouston.com/New_Look_Scholarship.html
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  • NSPE Auxiliary Legacy Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $2,000
    Description: Female engineering undergraduate entering junior year. Student must be NSPE student member and US citizen.
    How to Apply: www.nspe.org/scholarships
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  • NSPE Education Foundation Steinman Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Undergraduate engineering student entering junior year. Must be US citizen.
    How to Apply: www.nspe.org/scholarships
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  • NSPE George B. Hightower Fellowship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $3,000
    Description: Graduate engineering students who are NSPE members and US citizens.
    How to Apply: www.nspe.org/scholarships
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  • NSPE Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Specifically for a high school senior of ethnic minotiry background who has been accepted to an ABET-accredited engineering program. Students must be US citizens.
    How to Apply: www.nspe.org/scholarships
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  • NSPE Paul H. Robbins Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Engineering undergraduate entering junior year. Applicants must be NSPE student members and US citizens.
    How to Apply: www.nspe.org/scholarships
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  • NSPE William R. Kimel Engineering Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Students from Missouri or Kansas who are in their junior year of an ABET-accredited engineering program.
    How to Apply: www.nspe.org/scholarships
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