Eligibility Guidelines 

  • Kansas rural residents pursuing a non-medical skilled trade program at one of our participating Kansas colleges
  • Non-traditional students as well as current high school seniors are welcome to apply for this scholarship 

Application Process 

  • Our application is closed for 2023. It will re-open in January 2024.
  • If you are a current high school senior, please complete the application in its entirety 
  • If you are a non-traditional student, please complete the application as best you can, we recognize some portions of the application are more tailored to high school seniors 
  • Application opens on December 1 and will remain open until February 15 
  • Not all applicants will be selected for an interview, interviews will be conducted by zoom and finalists will be notified by April 1 

Qualifying Programs 

  • Priority will be given to individuals who are pursuing degrees or certifications in the following fields: 

HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Construction, Welding and Fabrication , Automotive and Diesel Mechanics, Aerospace Mechanics 

Commercial Driver’s License Training – CDL, AutoCAD – Drafting , Manufacturing, Technologies Machining, Masonry, Robotics – Drones 

Lineman, Railroad Training , Carpentry , Major Appliance Technology 

**Others approved on a case-by-case basis 

Scholarship awards are typically up to $4,000 per year, for up to two consecutive years, total amount awarded will depend on whether you are enrolled in a one or two-year program