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Financial Aid Office

Institutional Scholarships

Seward County Community College and the SCCC Foundation Office provides funding for institutional scholarships from various donors and institutional funds. Students who meet certain eligibility criteria, such as academic achievement, financial need, or enrollment in a particular program or major, are eligible for these scholarships. To increase your chances of receiving a scholarship, it’s crucial to thoroughly review the requirements and deadlines for each scholarship and submit a complete and compelling application. 

Academic Scholarships

Senior Scholars are nominated by their high school counselors/school administrators. Nominators may nominate one alternate Senior Scholar per school. If the initial nomination chooses not to attend SCCC, the alternate student will be approved instead.

High School Seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be nominated by their school counselor/school administrator. Counselors may further base their decision on student’s extra-curricular activities, awards, and/or community service. 

 Notification of Awards will be sent out around March 1, 2024. Selected scholars will receive Tuition and Books. Once the Senior Scholar has been notified of their award, the following requirements must be met.  Failure to satisfy these requirements can lead to cancellation of the scholarship.

  • A 2024-2025 General Scholarship Application* must be completed before the scholarship is awarded.
  • Recipients must accept their scholarship through the Campus Portal and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Recipients must enroll and complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.
  • Recipients must be involved in at least one student club/organization.

The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by Seward County Community College awarded to students in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas who represent the ideals of excellence, scholarship, and leadership.  Presidential Scholars will represent Seward County Community College and their hometowns as they engage with community members, interact with civic and business leaders, and participate in a variety of special activities and events designed to support their growth and aspirations as they begin their higher education journey. Students will have the opportunity to engage and develop leadership skills by working with the executive team and President of Seward County Community College.

The Presidential Scholarship includes Tuition and Books up to 18 credit hours; if the Presidential Scholar has a 3.50 or higher GPA, they may have the opportunity of having their Fees paid for by working three hours per week in the Admissions Office as a tour guide. Students will also have the opportunity to move into the dormitories a week prior to other students.

The Presidential Scholarship is renewable for the sophomore year for those recipients who have completed their freshman year with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (or a cumulative GPA of 3.50 if serving as a tour guide) or higher.  A renewal Scholarship & Grant Application must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office no later than April 1, 2025, for the scholarship to be awarded for the sophomore year.

Presidential Scholarship Criteria:

The following criteria must be met to be considered for the Seward County Community College Presidential Scholarship.  All the following must be completed no later than February 15, 2024.

  • Submit an Application for Admission and a TB Questionnaire, if not already filed.
  • Complete the 2024-2025 General Scholarship Application (*online, available Dec. 1st).
    • must be on file before the scholarship is awarded.
  • Complete the 2024-2025 Presidential Scholarship Application (*online, available Dec. 1st)
    • Please submit a 7-Semester High School Transcript. Students must be graduating with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4-point scale).
  • Complete Interview-students will be contacted for interview. Please be sure to provide current contact information.

Once the Presidential Scholar has been notified of their award, the following requirements must be metFailure to complete these requirements can lead to cancellation of the scholarship.

  • Recipients must accept their scholarship through the Campus Portal and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Recipients must enroll and complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours each semester.
  • Recipients must attend Presidential Leadership Meetings and service projects.
  • Recipients must attend the Introduction to Leadership course equivalent to 1-credit hour.
  • Reside in campus housing, unless living at home with parents/guardians.

 To qualify for the SCCC Tuition Grant, students must meet the following requirements:

Please note, failure to meet these criteria may result in the forfeiture of the award.

This scholarship provides free tuition and student fees to high school students enrolled in Fellowship Baptist Academy, Liberal High School, Southwestern Heights High School, and privately operated home schools in Seward County or high school students residing in Seward County, KS who take college courses with SCCC.

Eligibility:

  • To begin eligibility, a student must have a 2.5 high school GPA (transcript must be received by SCCC Registrar’s Office)
  • Maintain a 2.5 college GPA
  • No credit hour limit
  • Scholarship covers a first attempt at each course only (unless dropped prior to 100% refund deadline)
  • Does NOT cover applied course fees or books
  • Covers courses offered through SCCC only

 

*NOTE – Career Technical Education (CTE) classes are still available at no cost to the student through the Kansas Senate Bill (155) ‘Excel in CTE’ program.

With this scholarship, high school students residing in or enrolled in high schools in Meade, Haskell, Morton, Stevens, Grant, and Stanton counties and privately operated home schools in these counties who take college courses with SCCC, will pay a flat tuition rate of $50 per course.

Eligibility:

  • To begin eligibility, a student must have a 2.5 high school GPA (transcript must be received by SCCC Registrar’s Office)
  • Maintain a 2.5 college GPA
  • No credit hour limit
  • Scholarship covers a first attempt at each course only (unless dropped prior to 100% refund deadline)
  • Does NOT cover applied course fees or books
  • Covers courses offered through SCCC only

 

*NOTE – Career Technical Education (CTE) classes are still available at no cost to the student through the Kansas Senate Bill (155) ‘Excel in CTE’ program.

Other Scholarships

Students, following sponsor recommendation, may be eligible for a performance book scholarship or $1,000 and a book scholarship if they participate in one of the following areas:

  • Agriculture/Livestock Judging
  • Art
  • Spirit Squad
  • Corrosion
  • Criminal Justice
  • Diesel
  • Drama
  • Journalism
  • Instrumental Music
  • Machine Tool
  • Peer Tutor
  • Saints-n-Action
  • Sports Medicine/Athletic Training
  • TRIO
  • PBL
  • Student Manager
  • Vocal Music
  • Welding

 

Students should contact the club/organization sponsor to ask for a recommendation and then student must complete a General Scholarship Application.

These are available depending on the number of hours in which a student is enrolled in and the program of study, i.e. Nursing, Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, Respiratory Therapy.

Eligibility is based on information provided by students when completing their General Scholarship Application.

These are available for out-of state, non-border county/state students who have a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA. They are also available to International Students who have a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA.

This scholarship is first-come, first-serve by completing the General Scholarship Application and meeting the above listed eligibility requirements.