Scholarships listed are not sponsored or funded by Cloud County Community College. Scholarship-related questions should be directed to the scholarship organization. STUDENTS SHOULD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS FULLY BEFORE APPLYING OR PREPARING ESSAYS. and are search engines that can be used to find and apply for outside scholarships. Do not pay for scholarship applications!

Tips & Tricks When Applying for Scholarships

  • Don’t let others do the work.
    • They can tell when parents write an essay.
  • Be personal and passionate!
    • Now is the time to focus on your strengths and what makes you unique from other applicants.
    • Look beyond just your GPA/ACT/SAT scores when answering questions.
  • Know your audience.
    • Your answers should be relevant to that organization’s mission.
    • Present yourself professionally.
    • You can still be professional while showcasing your personality in your writing/interview.
  • Stay organized and don’t wing it!
    • Use bullet points to create an outline and gather your thoughts before writing the essay.
    • A long essay does not necessarily equal a good essay! Try not to repeat the same point multiple times or use wordy sentences just to lengthen an essay.
    • Don’t wait until the last minute! Priority may be given to early submissions.
  • Proofread, have a friend, parent, and teacher proofread, & then proofread again.
    • Check spelling, grammar, and do not use texting language/slang.
    • Read your essay out loud to make sure it flows and answers the prompt accurately.
  • Request letters of recommendation in advance.
    • Try to give at least two weeks notice.
  • Clean up your social media presence (Yes, ALL social media!)
  • Practice your interview skills!
    • Some bigger scholarships may include an interview in their process.
  • Send a thank you note.
    • They are investing time and money in you. Remember to show your appreciation.

Scholarship Name & Requirements

How to apply

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship Program
Army families, active, retired, and survivor
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Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Agriculture Scholarship
Student majoring in Agriculture, Ag Business, Horticulture
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Community Foundation for Cloud County Scholarships
North Central Kansas residents
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Farm Credit Mid-America
Open child or grandchild of a Farm Credit Mid-America customer
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Kansas Masonic Foundation Scholarship
Open to Kansas residents
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Kansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association Scholarship 
Journalism, Political Science, Communications, or Business
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Greater Salina Community Foundation
Scholarships available for graduating seniors
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Open to students of Hispanic heritage
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Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships & Grants
Open to Kansas residents
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Kansas VFW Endowment Scholarship
Must have parent or grandparent in Auxiliary
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Kenneth Jernigan Scholarship
Must be legally blind
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Topeka Community Foundation
Scholarships available for graduating seniors
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