Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

  • FAFSA Information: 
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is mandatory for all US students who want to be considered for financial aid. Most educational institutions use the FAFSA to access a students eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study programs.  
    Follow the link below to learn more about the FAFSA 
    FAFSA

    This link gives a list of what you will need to complete the FAFSA on or after October 1st of your senior year: What will I need to fill out the FAFSA?

    The helpful link below can help you estimate how much financial aid you are projected to qualify for with the FAFSA (You can complete the FAFSA as early as October 1st of your senior year).
    Estimate Your Financial Aid

    Kansas Student Aid Information: 

    • Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant
      • For students perusing certain career technical education programs.
    • Kansas Comprehensive Grant
      • For full-time students with financial need (1 in 3 eligible students receive funding)
    • Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
      • Financial need and academic competitiveness are assessed.
    • Kansas Military Service Scholarship
      • Military service required
    • Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program
      • Military service required
    • Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
      • Must secure a sponsor and sign a service obligation
    • Kansas State Scholarship
      • Must be a designated scholar (curriculum + ACT score)
    • Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
      • Must service in an identified curriculum or underserved area for each year of funding.

    Please Visit the Kansas Board of Regents Website for more detailed information, deadlines & applications: https://www.kansasregents.org/scholarships_and_grants

    Reputable Scholarship Search websites: 

    https://kansasstatetreasurer.com/scholarshop.html

    https://studentscholarships.org/

    https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
    www.scholarships.com
    https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search?excmpid=VT-00045
    https://www.chegg.com/scholarships 

    I recommend that students apply for as many scholarships as they qualify for. Keep in mind that you will have a better chance of obtaining local or school-specific scholarships than you will have to obtain a scholarship that is available to students nationwide. Someone has to win each scholarship though so it is never a bad idea to apply for a reputable scholarship.

  • Local Scholarships

    Sedgwick High School has several local scholarships available to seniors. The applications become available for students to complete around March each school year.  Make sure you visit this page often during the second semester of your senior year so you do not miss opportunities to apply for the following scholarships:

    • Hicks-Davison American Legion Post #268 Scholarships
      • These scholarships have 1 application and an interview that takes place a few weeks before awards night in May each school year. 
      • There are several scholarships available.
    • The Seeds of Opportunity (Ross Memorial) Scholarship
      • This scholarship can be applied for on the Central Kansas Community Foundation website each year.  
      • https://centralkansascf.org/non-profit-organizations/scholarships/
      • This is a need-based scholarship.
      • Two $500 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarships may be renewable for up to four consecutive academic years ($2000 possible for each recipient) depending on fund availability and students' satisfactory academic progress. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher and be enrolled as a full-time student.
      • Recipients will be announced at the Sedgwick High School Awards Ceremony.
    • SHS Alumni Association Scholarships
    • Sedgwick Connect Scholarship
    • Steve Shepherd Memorial Scholarship
    • One Purpose Service Scholarship