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Scholarship/Leadership Opportunities for Gr. 9-11

  • Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas - National Merit Scholarship Program which provides full tuition to any National Merit Finalist who is accepted to the school.  Also, students receiving a perfect ACT score will receive full tuition.
  • Cadet Law Enforcement Academy – Sponsored by The Kansas Highway Patrol and The Kansas American Legion, with the purpose of helping young Kansans gain knowledge regarding the training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.  Students must have completed their junior year, with a “B” average and physically able to participate in all activities in the week-long program.  The cost is paid by our local American Legion (approximately $300) and held at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Topeka June 5-10, 2016.
  • Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10-11) or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) - Earn college credit (Summer College) or personal enrichment (Summer Academy).  Spaces filling up quickly.Apply online: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students or http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy.  Both programs are July 16 - August 5.  
  • Girls/Boys State – Leadership opportunity for students who have completed their junior year in school.  Students are able to delve into and study government. Students must be U.S. Citizens, in the top half of the junior class, active in extra-curricular activities and possess good character.  Students pay a nominal registration fee (approximately $40) and our local American Legion pays the balance (Approximately $300). Girls State will be held at Kansas University June 5-10, 2016 and Boys State at Kansas State University June 5-10, 2016.  Applications for Boys State available from Ms. Klima.
  • Kansas Future Teacher Academy – Open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in becoming a teacher and who have already demonstrated academic scholarship, leadership skills and interest in professional education.  This will be held on the Emporia State University campus  June 2016; the cost is approximately $100. Applications are available at www.emporia.edu/jones/kfta/ and must be submitted by April 2016.
  • Kansas University Images of Aging Photo Contest - The Landon Center on Aging sponsors a photo contest each year to bring attention to the many faces of older adults.  This contest runs from April 15 through May 15, 2016.  Each photo must include at least one person age 65 or older.  First place $350.  Complete instructions available in guidance.
  • Military Service Academies - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts is now accepting applications for all of the U.S. Service Academies (Naval, Air Force, Military at West Point, Merchant Marine).  You must be a high school junior, who is a resident of Kansas.  All files must be complete by October 1, 2016.
  • Nightingale Experience Summer 2016 - Attention all sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in nursing.  Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing & Hays Med is offering a hands on experience June 2016. Cost is $75 which includes t-shirt, meals, housing, and camp activities.  For more information contact Ms. Klima.
  • QuestBridge College Prep Scholars - Open to juniors who have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above and come from families earning less that $60,000 annually with limited assets.  This program offers full scholarships to college summer programs at Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn, and other top colleges that cover travel, tuition, and room & board; invitation to QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference; college essay review by QuestBridge; free, online standardized test prep; etc.  Apply online at www.questbridge.org.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Academy – RYLA is a leadership training program for youth.  Usually held in Topeka during the early part of June, the cost of the weeklong camp is paid by our local Rotary chapter.
  • Stanford University Summer Programs - High School Summer College and Summer Institutes High School Program.  Opportunity to earn college credit and experience college life.  To learn more about all of Stanford's programs go to spcs.stanford.edu/collegecounselor. 
  • Summer Leadership Experience USMA - The Summer Leaders Experience (SLE) gives high school juniors a week to experience life as a cadet to inform their college selection decision. SLE is a fast-paced program of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics conducted during the month of June each year. There are two SLE sessions, each one week long. Applicants apply once to compete for both sessions and are given the opportunity to state a preference for a particular session at the time of application. The application window for this year's SLE sessions TBD.
  • Summer Seminar USNA - The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.  The application window for this year’s SLE sessions opens January 2016.
  • Summer Seminar USAFA - The Summer Seminar Application is open December 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016. No rolling selections will be made. Selections for this program will be made after the application closes with notification via e-mail of selection or non-selection.  Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, Summer Seminar allows participants to see a realistic slice of cadet life.
  • The Coolidge A Scholarship for America - This is a full-ride presidential scholarship covering tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training.  May be used at any accredited American University and is open to students in the 11th grade.  See: coolidgescholars.org.
  • United Way of Leavenworth County - “United Way of Leavenworth County is launching a new program for High School students throughout Leavenworth County. Student United Way represents the next generation of community leaders. Our goal is to bring together and develop student leaders from all of the area High Schools to work together and build a better community by focusing on health, education, and financial stability– the building blocks for a good quality of life.  Participating in Student United Way will allow you to learn more about the Leavenworth community and yourself. You will gain leadership experience, network with your peers as well as community leaders and have an opportunity to serve your community.”  Applications are available online or in the Guidance Office and are due to the United Way by April 29, 2016.
  • University of Alabama Early College - Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Earn college credit online.   Visit uaearlycollege.ua.edu for further information.