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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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  • SAE True Gentlemen Leadership Scholarship
    Deadline: 04/01
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Scholarship is for male, full time students at the University of Kansas who had a high school GPA of 3.0 or more. Students must emobdy leadership, scholarship, service ane integrity. Applicants do not have to members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
    How to Apply: www.ksalpha.net
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  • SallieMae American Dream Scholarship Program
    Deadline: 04/15
    Amount: $500 to $5,000
    Description: Open to African Americans. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), who meet Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and are enrolled full time.
    How to Apply: www.salliemaefund.org
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  • SallieMae First in My Family Scholarship Program
    Deadline: 04/15
    Amount: $500 to $5,000
    Description: Open to Hispanic Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full time undergraduate students. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Students must be the first in their family to attend college.
    How to Apply: www.salliemaefund.org
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  • SallieMae Unmet Need Scholarship Program
    Deadline: 05/31
    Amount: $1,000 to $3,800
    Description: Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Recipients will be selected based on financial need. Open to families with combined income of $30,000 or less.
    How to Apply: www.salliemaefund.org
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  • SAP North America Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/01
    Amount: $5,000
    Description: Junior or senior in business, computer science, mathematics, or engineering with an overall GPA of 3.5.
    How to Apply: www.easymatch.com/sapscholarship
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  • Satellite Internet Pros Essay Scholarship
    Deadline: 05/01
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: 500 word essay contest with suggested topics like societal impact of mobile tech, or net neutrality and free speech.
    How to Apply: www.satelliteinternetpros.com//
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  • Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Student Scholarship
    Deadline: 01/29
    Amount: Undesignated
    Description: Applicants must have attended at least four of the six secondary grade school years at a Santa Barbara County school, and have graduated or will graduate from a Santa Barbara County high school. All applicants must be planning to attend full-time (12 units minimum per term) at an approved vocational school, 2-year college or 4-year college and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Open to undergraduates, graduate students and medical students.
    How to Apply: www.sbscholarship.org
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  • ScholarshipExperts.com Scholarship Programs
    Deadline: 12/31
    Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
    Description: A variety of essay contests to win scholarship money. Questions and requirements vary and change regularly.
    How to Apply: www.scholarshipexperts.com
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  • Scholarships for Military Children Program
    Deadline: 02/22
    Amount: $1,500
    Description: Dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty. Applicants must be full-time undergraduates (or current high school seniors) with a 3.0 GPA.
    How to Apply: www.militaryscholar.org
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  • Scotts Company Scholars Program
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: $500-$2,500
    Description: Funded by The Scotts Company. Undergraduate students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds (including females, minorities, and individuals with disabilities). Applicants must be seeking a career in the green industry.
    How to Apply: www.gcsaa.org
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  • Shawnee County Medical Society Alliance
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: $500-$600
    Description: Permanent residents of Shawnee county who are full-time students with a career goal in medicine, nursing, or an allied health field and a 3.0 GPA.
    How to Apply: Contact FAS
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  • SMART Scholarship (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation)
    Deadline: 12/15
    Amount: Tuition and cash award
    Description: Students pursuing an degree in a Science, Math or Technology field who have a 3.0 and would be interested in summer internships and post-graduate employment with the Department of Defense. U.S. Citizens only.
    How to Apply: www.asee.org/smart
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  • Sobriety Rocks Scholarship
    Deadline: 04/30
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Three $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Kansas students who submit the best songs or lyrics expressing how alcohol and other drugs have negatively affected their lives or the lives of people they know.
    How to Apply: www.sobrietyrocksks.net
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  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists Scholarships
    Deadline: Various
    Amount: $500 to $14,000
    Description: A student must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.
    How to Apply: www.seg.org
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  • Society of Professional Journalists Kansas Pro Chapter Journalism Scholarships
    Deadline: 04/02
    Amount: $1,000 to $1,500
    Description: Applicants must be a junior or senior in the Fall following the application deadline. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and be considering a career in journalism.
    How to Apply: http://wichitagridiron.com/scholarship.pdf
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  • Sonic Electronix's Audiophile Scholarship
    Deadline: 07/31
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Applicant's career plans should involve automotive, mechanical or electrical engineering.
    How to Apply: www.sonicelectronix.com/
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  • Soroptimist International of Lawrence - Women's Opportunity Award
    Deadline: 12/15
    Amount: $500 to $2,000
    Description: Douglas Counyt female residents with primary financial responsibility for supporting a family who attends an undergraduate degree program. Student must have financial need and be motivated to achieve her education and career goals.
    How to Apply: Send email to: cholcomb@ku.edu for an application
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  • Speciality Equipment Market Association Scholarship
    Deadline: 04/02
    Amount: $1,000 to $4,000
    Description: Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average, be enrolled in a full-time program and be pursuing studies leading to a career in the automotive aftermarket or related field.
    How to Apply: http://www.sema.org/scholarships
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  • SPENDonLIFE College Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/15
    Amount: $500 to $5,000
    Description: Offers financial assistance for college students who are unable to obtain student loans due to the current credit crunch or a negative credit history. Awards range from $500 to $5,000 a year of full-time study and are based on financial need and participation in the application process.
    How to Apply: http://students.spendonlife.com/scholarship
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  • SPJ Kansas Pro Chapter Journalism Scholarships
    Deadline: 04/02
    Amount: Various
    Description: Qualified candidates must be a junior or senior enrolled in at least six credit hours at an accredited college or university in Kansas. You must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. You must be seriously considering a career in journalism.
    How to Apply: wichitagridiron.com
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  • St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction
    Deadline: 04/08
    Amount: $1,000 - $2,500
    Description: Must have completed at least 12 credit hours of college level studies in a construction-related field, such as construction management, engineering, architecture or interior design. Awards are determined based on financial need, grade point average and commitment to the field of construction.
    How to Apply: http://nawicstl.org/scholarships.shtml
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  • Starfleet Scholarship
    Deadline: 06/01
    Amount: Various
    Description: Who? What for? All STARFLEET members who have been in STARFLEET for the past one year prior to the Application Deadline are eligible to apply for one of ten scholarships to help you continue or begin your studies in any community colleges (2-year), four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges, universities, graduate schools, online, distance learning, or any other accredited institution/organization that offers a degree or certificate program. The scholarships will be split each year, half going for the fall semester and the remaining half for the spring semester!
    How to Apply: www.sfi.org
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  • State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Awards Program
    Deadline: 03/31
    Amount: up to $10,000
    Description: Doctoral students whose dissertation topics focus on either general business principles and issues or insurance risk management.
    How to Apply: www.statefarm.com/foundati/doctoral.htm
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  • Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
    Deadline: 01/12
    Amount: $36,000 plus tuition
    Description: For students pursuing a Ph.D. in areas of interest to stewardship science, such as high-energy density physics, low-energy nuclear science, or properties of materials under extreme conditions. Open to senior undergraduates and students in their first or second year of graduate study.
    How to Apply: www.krellinst.org/ssgf
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  • Stokes Scholarship Program
    Deadline: 10/01
    Amount: up to $18,000 per year
    Description: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency seeks high-achieving first-semester freshmen who are planning to major in areas of study such as geography, political science, and math. Scholarship includes tuition stipend, internship program and employment upon graduation.
    How to Apply: www.nga.mil/careers
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  • StorageMart ScholarSmarts
    Deadline: 07/15
    Amount: $1,000
    Description: Five winners will be chosen based on their outstanding essay. See website for essay topics.
    How to Apply: www.storage-mart.com
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  • Strategic Naming and Branding Scholarship for students in Linguistics, English, Marketing or Mass Communications
    Deadline: 04/15 Application and required materials must be sent by
    Amount: $2,500
    Description: Develop five (5) new name candidates for a new innovation in the automotive industry.
    How to Apply: www.namedevelopment.com
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  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure Scholarship
    Deadline: 03/01
    Amount: tuition and fees
    Description: Available for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students interested in pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. For students who are interested in breast cancer research.
    How to Apply: Send email to: :dmonteau@kumc.edu
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  • SWR Foundation Scholarship (Fall)
    Deadline: 05/15
    Amount: up to $1,500
    Description: Full-time students interested in the construction industry, specifically the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry.
    How to Apply: www.swrionline.org/resources/scholarship.asp
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  • SWR Foundation Scholarship (Fall)
    Deadline: 09/15
    Amount: up to $1,500
    Description: Full-time students interested in the construction industry, specifically the sealant, waterproofing and restoration industry.
    How to Apply: www.swrionline.org/resources/scholarship.asp
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