Many scholarship opportunities are available to Washburn Tech students including the Kansas Promise Scholarship beginning in Fall 2021. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria so check out your options. Incomplete applications will not be considered. By investing just a small of amount of time, you could receive big rewards and lessen your student debt.

If you have questions, contact Washburn Tech’s Student Services Office at 785.670.3361 or send an email to tech-info@washburn.edu.

Governor Kelly signs Kansas Promise Scholarship legislation

Kansas Promise Scholarship

A new scholarship opportunity is available to eligible post-secondary students thanks to the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act. Signed into law by Gov. Laura Kelly, the bill authorizes $10 million dollars for scholarships designed to help Kansas residents pursue associate degrees and technical education certificates in high-wage, high-demand fields of study. This is a service scholarship which means that in exchange for scholarship assistance, the student agrees to live and work in Kansas for at least two years. Washburn Tech offers 21 career programs that are eligible for a Kansas Promise Scholarship in the 2021-2022 academic year. Find out if you qualify and start the process today!

Scholarship Options

Most scholarships available at Washburn Tech require applicants to complete an application form and submit a recommendation form. Explore the criteria for each scholarship to discover if you might qualify for an award. You will find the submission deadline at the top of the scholarship application.

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in a high demand career program as determined by the Kansas Department of Commerce (Advanced Systems Technology, Automotive Service Technician, Carpentry, Climate & Energy Control Technologies, Commercial and Heavy Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Electrical Technology, EMT, Heavy Diesel Construction Technology, Information Systems Technology, Phlebotomy, Practical Nursing (not pre-req courses), Machine/Tool Technology Cert A and Cert C, Surgical Technology, Welding Cert A and Cert C)
  • Shawnee County residents
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)
  • New and continuing students
    • Continuing students must have a 3.0 GPA or better, for the current academic program

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be a professional recommendation, such as a high school teacher, a Washburn Tech instructor, or a work supervisor.  Recommendation forms from family members and friends will not be accepted
  • Award Amount
    • $300 for students enrolled in 9 to 17 credit hours
    • $600 for students enrolled 18 credit hours or more
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • If funds are available, this scholarship is automatically renewed for all subsequent semesters, within the same academic program, if the student maintains a Washburn Tech cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in Advanced Systems Technology, Cabinet/Millwork, Carpentry, Climate and Energy Control Technologies, Commercial and Heavy Construction, Electrical Technology, Practical Nursing or Surgical Technology.
  • Students who have completed at least one semester in current program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be a professional recommendation, such as a high school teacher, a Washburn Tech instructor or a work supervisor.  Recommendation forms from family members and friends will not be accepted.
  • Award amount - $1000
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is not renewable for subsequent semesters

Who qualifies:

  • Only students in high school who are eligible for free/reduced lunch and free/reduced textbooks at their home high school
  • Must provide documentation from the high school for the 2021-2022 school year regarding this eligibility
  • Students who have attended Washburn Tech previously must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a Bryden Scholarship Application
  • Submit application and documentation of free/reduced status to Kathryn Stroebele, Director Student Transitions, in the Student Services office.
  • Award amount - $150 per semester
  • Scholarship is not automatically renewable. However, recipients who continue to meet eligibility requirements may request a renewal of funds for subsequent semesters within the same academic year by sending an email request to tech-fa-info@washburn.edu.

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in Diesel Technology or Heavy Diesel Technology
  • Students who have completed at least one semester in current program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be a professional recommendation, such as a high school teacher, a Washburn Tech instructor or a work supervisor.  Recommendation forms from family members and friends will not be accepted.
  • Award Amount - $500
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is not renewable for subsequent semesters

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in a career program at Washburn Tech and associate degree program at Washburn University during the same semester
  • Students who have completed the first half of the Washburn Tech program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be from a Washburn Tech instructor
  • Award Amount - $500
  • Scholarship is automatically renewed from the fall semester to the spring semester for students who maintain a Washburn Tech cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and continue in the same technical program

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in the final semester of the Automotive Service Technician program
  • Students with a cumulative program GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)
Details and how to apply:
  • Complete a General Scholarship Application including responses to essay questions
  • Submit a recommendation form from one of the Washburn Tech Automotive Instructors
  • Award amount - $500
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office
  • Only one packet per semester
  • Prior semester balance must be paid in full

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in Welding – Cert C – 48 credit hour
    • Students enrolled in the Welding – Cert A program are not eligible for this scholarship
  • Students who have completed at least one semester in current program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better
  • High school and post-secondary students
    • High school students must submit a high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Post-secondary students must have a GED or high school diploma

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be a professional recommendation, such as a high school teacher, a Washburn Tech instructor or a work supervisor.  Recommendation forms from family members and friends will not be accepted.
  • Award Amount
    • $500 – post-secondary recipient
    • $250 – high school recipient
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is not renewable for subsequent semesters

Who qualifies:

  • High school graduates or students with GED
  • Students enrolled in eligible program 
  • Students who exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the U.S.
  • Students who demonstrate critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Must be under the age of 30 and a U.S. citizen

Details and how to apply:

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in the Phlebotomy program
  • High school and post-secondary students

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a General Scholarship Application
  • Award amount - $144 for high school students and $534 for post-secondary students; high school students must provide proof as participant in the free or reduced lunch program while post-secondary students must fill-out a FAFSA for the current school year 
    • Scholarship does not cover cost of textbooks or uniforms
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is not renewable for subsequent semesters

Who qualifies:

  • Students who graduated from Topeka High School with the most recent graduating class and have an official high school transcript on file at Washburn Tech
  • Students who had a final high school GPA of at least 2.5
  • New and continuing students
    • Continuing students must have a 3.0 GPA or better

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be a professional recommendation, such as a high school teacher, or a work supervisor.  Recommendation forms from family members and friends will not be accepted.
    • Must be from a high school teacher, a Washburn Tech instructor or a work supervisor
  • Provide a birth certificate for proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Award Amount - $500
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is automatically renewed for one subsequent semester for students who maintain a Washburn Tech cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Awarded only in the fall

Trane Technologies Company LLC has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to pursue HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) certification or building automation technician certification in college. This is an outstanding opportunity for Washburn Tech students in the Climate and Energy Control Technologies program. Deadline to apply is 3 p.m. on May 5, 2021.

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in the final semester of the Practical Nursing program (day or evening)
  • Students who have earned all As and Bs within the Practical Nursing progam, prerequisite course grades are not considered
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a General Scholarship Application
  • Submit two recommendation forms from instructors in the Washburn Tech Practical Nursing program; one from the first semester and one from the second semester
  • Award amount is $500
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is not renewable for subsequent semesters

Who qualifies:

  • Students enrolled in Automotive Service Technician or Auto Collision
  • Students who have completed at least one semester in current program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Post-secondary students (must have a high school diploma or GED)

Details and how to apply:

  • Complete a General Scholarship Application
  • Submit 1 recommendation form
    • Must be a professional recommendation, such as a high school teacher, a Washburn Tech instructor or a work supervisor.  Recommendation forms from family members and friends will not be accepted.
  • Award Amount - $500
  • Submit application packet to the Washburn Tech Financial Aid Office located in the Student Services Office, only one packet per semester
  • Scholarship is not renewable for subsequent semesters

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