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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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  • Reitaku Foundation of America
    Deadline: 02/14
    Amount: Full sponsorship
    Description: Sponsors students to study at Reitaku University in Chibi, Japan. Recipient must be a full-time student, have an advanced level of Japanese language, under 25 years of age, and an American citizen.
    How to Apply: Send email to ron@ramorse.com
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  • Rising Farmworker Dream Fund MBA Prep Fellowship
    Deadline: 06/01
    Amount: $500 to $2,500
    Description: Son/daughter of a farmworker and/or have worked in the agricultural sector as farm laborer for minimum of five years. Juniors & Seniors in college or graduate students intending to pursue an MBA degree in the next 5 years. Funds used for preparing for MBA admissions.
    How to Apply: www.risingfarmworkers.org
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  • Rising Farmworker Dream Fund Pre-MBA Fellowship
    Deadline: 06/01
    Amount: $10,000
    Description: Son/daughter of a farmworker and/or have worked in the agricultural sector as farm laborer for minimum of five years. Must be applying to a top business school.
    How to Apply: www.risingfarmworkers.org
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  • Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/09
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Applicants must: be high school seniors who will graduate from an accredited public or private high school in Kansas; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; demonstrate significant involvement in volunteer community service projects or public service activities; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at a Kansas Regents University or Washburn University.
    How to Apply: sms.scholarshipamerica.org
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  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $2,000
    Description: Junior or senior in a wildlife related natural resource program.
    How to Apply: www.rmef.org
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  • Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may submit a legal essay for the competition. All entrants must fill out an intent-to-enter form by January 30.
    How to Apply: www.publicjustice.net
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  • Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
    Deadline: Various
    Amount: Various
    Description: Scholarships for Study Abroad.
    How to Apply: www.rotary.org
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  • Rusty Chase Scholarship
    Deadline: 05/31
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Junior or senior in Accounting with a GPA of 3.0 or better in Accounting classes. Student must be a full-time student at a Kansas college or university.
    How to Apply: Send email to: mpg@everestkc.net
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