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Scholarship Opportunities


Dane G. Hansen Medical Scholarship

Students who wish to pursue a degree or technical certificate in a medical field (nursing) and plan to work in Northwest Kansas may be eligible for scholarship support at Salina Area Technical College.

Click here to download and print the Application Form


 Friendly Dental Group $1,000 Scholarship

If you are at least a high school senior getting ready to graduate, enrolled as an undergraduate or a college graduate, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5, then this opportunity might be for you. More so, you should be considered in "good standing" in the current school or university that you are enrolled in.

If you are aspiring to become a dedicated and skillful dentist, dental hygienist, orthodontist, or looking for a profession in the dental industry, then here is your chance to make that dream come true.

To join, click APPLY NOW, fill out the form, and upload an essay of at least 500 words telling us a life experience that led you to take the educational path in the dental industry.

Once your essay is uploaded, make sure that all fields are properly filled, and hit the submit button. Your essay will be evaluated, according to how your experience has influenced your decision to join the dental field and how that decision will give you a promising career in the dental industry.

Entries must be submitted on or before July 31, 2019. The best applicant will be awarded by Friendly Dental Group $1,000 worth of scholarship for the academic year 2019-20 on August 15, 2019. This will help fund your journey of becoming successful in the dental industry. What are you waiting for? APPLY NOW, and become a lucky scholar of Friendly Dental Group, where dental care and healthier teeth are our passion.



National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest

CareerSafe®, Safety Education for America's Future, is excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for students. Students are encouraged to create a written or video essay describing how their OSHA 10-Hour card has made an impact in the way they recognize hazards and now it will be a benefit to their future. CareerSafe will select up to four (4) students to be awareed a $500 scholarship each quarter (Jan. 1 - March 30 / April 1 - June 30 / July 1 - Sept. 30 / October 1 - December 31)

Click here for full details!



Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) College Scholarship Program

Deadline to Apply is March 1, 2019

Nex-Tech is pleased to announce this year's Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) College Scholarship Program. Scholarships range from $500-$7,000. The application process is available online at: Applications are due March 1, 2019.

Eligibility: High school seniors living in the Nex-Tech service area whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service (Landline Phone, Internet, or Cable TV, excluding any Nex-Tech Wireless service.


If you have any questions or would like to verify eligibility, please contact:

Jacque Beckman

Office: 877-625-7872, Ext. 1170

Cell: 785-567-3222

Lisa Wagoner

Office: 877-625-7872, Ext. 1166




Titan Machinery Inc. - Service Technician Sponsorship Program for Diesel Technology Students

Click here for more information.

Deadline Aug. 30, 2019



 Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation Technical School Scholarship - $500 Scholarship for Welding or Diesel Technology Students

Extended Deadline: March 1, 2019

Are you or your parents a member of Farm Bureau in Kansas?

If so, this scholarship is for you.

Application Form


Great Plains Chapter of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Scholarship - $1,000 Scholarship for Welding or Diesel Technology Students

Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Great Plains Chapter of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is offering at least three each $1,000 general scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Application Form


kasa Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: January 27, 2018

To be eligible for the kasa scholarship an applicant must (1) be a registered student at Salina Area Technical College, (2) must be a post-secondary student and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, (3) must have declared a Welding Technology major, (4) must have a high school diploma or GED, (5) must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card or current passport.

Application Form


Andrew Wolf Memorial Scholarship Award 2018 - 2019

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the Andrew Wolf Memorial Scholarship Award for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. This is a one-time award of $250. There is one scholarship available. The scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Ellsworth, Kansas, enrolled in courses at Salina Area Technical College (SATC).

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the application and provide one typed paragraph, briefly describing your career and/or educational goals and how SATC will help you achieve them. The paragraph should be double-spaced in 12-point font with one-inch margins. 

Application Form


 Kansas Masonic Foundation - Technical College - $500 Scholarship

Available to all Kansas residents who elect to take a non-academic route and attend an in-state trade school.

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2019.

More information is available here:


 Kansas Tractor Club Scholarship - $1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: July 15th

Application form and details are available at


Salina Area Technical College Scholarship - Employee Funded $250 - $1,000

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Open to all students enrolled at Salina Tech for the fall of 2018.  

Application Form


Salina Area Technical College Scholarship - Technical Program $500

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Open to full-time, first time post-secondary students enrolled at Salina Tech for the fall of 2018.

Application Form


Salina Area Technical College Scholarship - Returning Student $500 scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Open to SATC graduates who are returning the next consecutive year in another program of study.

Application Form


American Welding Society Foundation District Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2019

These scholarships are available for any students interested in pursuing Welding Technology.

More information on the scholarship is available at

Application Form


The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) 

is available for children and spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Children may use benefits until their 33rd birthday; and spouses' eligibility ends at the earlier of 15 years from the date of death or the date of remarriage. See our fact sheet for more detailed information. 


Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) 

offers education and training benefits to the spouses and children of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, veterans who died while on active dury, or who died as a result of a service-related condition. Children must generally use benefits between the ages of 18 and 26; and spouses generally have a 10 year period in which to use benefits, or a 20-year period for spouses of Service members who die on active duty or veterans that receive a permanent and total rating effective within 3 years of release from active duty. Benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeships, and/or on-the-job training. See our DEA pamphlet for more detailed information.


McDonald's Scholarship - $250 scholarship

McDonald's sponsorsscholarships to encourage Salina Adult Education Center (SAEC) graduates to attend college. See Kelly Mobray at SAEC for details.

There are approximately four scholarships available to students with appropriate scores.  The scholarship is awarded between May and August on a first come, first serve basis.

It is only necessary to fill out Section One of the following form:

Application Form


Dane G. Hansen Education Scholarships

Applicant must live in certain Northwest Kansas counties


Greater Salina Community Foundation

Deadline: March 1, 2019*

Many Different Scholarships Available.  Scholarships will not be updated on website until after Jan 2018. Amount Awarded Varies per person. *Deadline: Depending on Scholarship (Most have deadline of March 1, 2018) Find the list of scholarship opportunities on website below.


Kansas Board of Regents Career Technical Workforce Grant

Priority Date: May 1, 2019

To apply for the 2019-20 school year, please complete the following:

1) State of Kansas Student Aid Application online at: and pay $12 processing fee
2) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at SATC
3) Print a copy of a KS Career Technical Workforce Grant Verification form and deliver to the SATC Financial Aid office

To renew the Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant for the 2018-19 school year, you will need to be continuing the same program that you are enrolled in currently or be in a program that qualifies for this grant.  You also must be in good academic standing at SATC.  The above criteria must be completed again to renew your scholarship and be received by May 1st.


SER Corporation - Amount Varies

Applicant who have worked in feedlots, farms, ranches, grain elevators, green house or have done field work in the last two years.

Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 Application


Student Tuition & Education Professional Scholarships (STEPS)

$10,000 scholarship (paid over 3 years) The Omaha Truck Center STEPS program is designed to identify and assist outstanding students who are enrolled in the study of Diesel Technology. Scholarship Application


Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship - $500 Scholarship

Deadline: March 15,2019

Applicant who is in their senior year at a Kansas high school, have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, and have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or SAT-I combined score of 1020.



LM Scholarships Program $1,000 award

Deadline: May 31, 2019

To be considered eligible for the LM Scholarship Program a student must be currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or greater) by September. Additionally, to be eligible a student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit an answer to the essay question prior to the submission deadline.


Lift Parts Express Scholarship $500 award

Deadline: June 30, 2019

To be eligible for the LPE Scholarship you must either be a current senior in high school or a freshman or a sophomore in a college/university, be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, be enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2018.


KanEquip Scholarship

KanEquip is now offering to students attending technical schools in Kansas and Nebraska that offer an Associate's degree in agricultural or diesel technology a scholarship of $2,000 per semester for the scholar's tuition and semester fees as well as a $1,000 voucher to purchase tools from KanEquip at a discount.

KanEquip will provide the scholar with a paid internship, uniforms for their classes and internships as well as a scholar benefit package.  Eligibility requirements for the scholarship are students must be enrolled in Agricultural or Diesel Technology in a Kansas or Nebraska Technical College, complete a 90 day summer pre-internship at one of our 9 dealerships. (Wamego, Marysville, Dodge City, Topeka, Clay Center, Garden City, Ellsworth, Herington, Kansas and Syracuse, Nebraska).

Application Form

For more information, call Chris McDonald at 785-456-2083 ext 192 or e-mail:


A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship - (5) $1,000 scholarships available

Deadline: May 1,2019

Five $1,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration.

Essay topic and details found at


Marine Corps Scholarship

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2019

Scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school - whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university.  We're not competitive and we award scholarships to every eligible applicant. We are the Nation's oldest and largest provider of scholarships to military families.  Our scholarship application for the 2018-2019 year opened on January 1, 2018 and will close on March 1, 2018.

For more information please visit or e-mail


 Scholarship Resources for Medical Assisting Students

Scholarship page designed to present students with all available scholarship options (over 14,000).  Nine different scholarships are specific for medical assistants.  Scholarship databse is also available for more general awards and can be viewed here:


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