Scholarships & Other Forms of Aid

Northwest Tech Scholarships

Northwest Kansas Technical College Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship Application is open to any 2nd year students (must have completed two consecutive full-time (12+hours) semesters at NWKTC) with a GPA of 4.0 for both semesters.
The applications will be narrowed down to four (4) and be scored based on their answers. The top scorer will receive $5000, 2nd place will receive $2500, 3rd place will receive $1500, followed by $1000 for the 4th place score.
In the event that first and second place scores tie, the $10,000 will be split between the first & second highest scorers. No third or fourth places will be awarded.

Applications are due on or before June 15, 2018

Northwest Tech General Scholarship

In order to be considered for scholarships, you must currently be accepted as a Northwest Tech student. If you are not, please visit our website to apply and submit your application fee. To ensure consideration for funding for the 2018-2019 academic year please submit your application by the priority deadline, April 1, 2018.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Mobile Application & Gaming Scholarship

In order to be considered for this scholarship you must be in the Mobile Application & Gaming Program and agree to work one year in the Dane G. Hansen 26 County Service Area once graduating from Northwest Tech. (


Black Hills Energy

Applicant must rank in the top 35% of class or score 21 or higher on ACT or 980 or higher on SAT.  If currently enrolled at a tech school, a minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Applicants parents or guardian or the student (himself/herself) must be a customer of Black Hills Energy.  They may be a residential customer or the owner or operator of a commercial or industrial account.  Relatives of employees and retired employees from Black Hills Energy may not apply.

Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou Annual Single Parent Scholarship

Be single parents (mothers or fathers);
Be accepted into an accredited post-secondary school; and
Complete our online application and submit an essay

Boxercraft Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer Scholarship

Have a family member who has survived or is currently fighting pancreatic cancer
Are currently fighting or have survived pancreatic cancer themselves
Be a high school senior,
Have been accepted into an accredited college or university,
Have a 3.0 GPA or higher, and

Dane Hansen Vocational Scholarship
Awards made available to high school seniors in North- west Kansas who seek educational opportunities in a vocational program.

Career Technical Workforce Grant
Preference will be given to students with financial need, and awards will be based on enrollment in programs that are high cost, high demand or critical industry fields.

Collision Repair Education Foundation
Awarded to those who are seeking to develop sought-after skills and earn a good living in a trade that rewards hard work and passion. Scholarship for Children of Small Business Owners

Be the child of small business owner
Have a 2.8 GPA
Be accepted into an accredited post-secondary school
Submit a copy of your transcript, complete our online application, and submit an essay

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
Worldstudio Foundation, in conjunction with AIGA, the professional association for design, provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States.

Carla M. Yahne Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Carla M. Yahne.  Must be a graduating Great Bend High School Senior.  Must be a female with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Chester Crane Memorial Scholarship 
Must be a Larned HS graduate, must attend a Kansas college.  Preference given to those with financial need.

Groza Learning Center Education Scholarship

The following people are eligible for the Groza Learning Center Scholarship:
1. High school students who graduate in the current year and have been accepted into a college or university.
2. Students currently enrolled in a college or university.

The Haug Law Group Scholarship for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Be the survivor of childhood cancer; OR
Have an immediate family member who survived childhood cancer.Have a 3.0 GPA;
Be currently attending or been accepted into an accredited post-secondary school; and
Complete our online application and submit a copy of your transcript and an essay

Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC Childhood Cancer Awareness Scholarship

You are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university (undergraduate or post-graduate level)
You are either a survivor of childhood cancer yourself or a loved one has been directly affected by childhood cancer
You have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
You must submit an official copy of your transcript, your written essay

Mingenback Family Scholarship 
The Mingenback family created a scholarship fund for aspiring health practitioners, which encourages personal and professional commitment to the community.

Paul J. Urban Memorial Scholarship

Paul J. Urban created a scholarship fund for Great Bend seniors. Must have financial need & be a full time student.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children.  Founded in 1962 by Gen. Martin F. Rockmore USMC (Ret.), the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 33,000 scholarships valued at nearly $90,000,000 since that time.

Mike Rowe WORK’S Foundation

For the third year in a row, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program announces another pile of free money available for an education to learn a skilled trade. This program rewards people with a passion to get trained for a skill that is in demand.

 Ladies Auxiliary VFW
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW is pleased to present scholarships to assist members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or career direction at technical school.  Spouse, daughter, and son of a member are also eligible to apply.

KACRAO Scholarship The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.

Kansas Grain & Feed Association
For graduating Kansas high-school seniors planning to attend any Kansas college.

KC Blind All-Stars Foundation
The Gwendolyne Hawley Trust Scholarship Award Program is designed to assist deserving post-secondary students who are blind or visually impaired with their education.  Students are selected for wards based on a variety of factors that indicate their high potential to make our investment in their future a worthwhile venture.

Safe Driver Scholarship

The TicketHelp Safe Driver Scholarship is open to all United States citizens who have had a driver’s license for at least 1 year. In addition, you must:
Have been accepted and committed to, or currently enrolled in, an accredited college or university (must present a student ID, if applicable)
Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
Have no tickets or incidents on your traffic record for the past 3 years
How to Apply
To apply for the TicketHelp Safe Driver Scholarship, please submit your online application, as well as a copy of your transcript and your driving record. Visit your local Department of Driver Services or Department of Motor Vehicles to learn more about how to obtain your driving record.
You must also submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay
The mission of is to make education accessible, and this is done in part by offering these academic scholarships.  We also produce original lessons that students can use as study aids, and articles to help students learn more about majors and career options.

The EverSpark Interactive Autism Awareness Scholarship

You are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university, AND
You have been diagnosed with autism of any form OR are studying autism-related research at a university.

The Five Pack Creative Computer Science Scholarship for Veterans

Be a veteran;
Be the spouse of a veteran; OR
Be the child of a veteran.
Be currently enrolled at or accepted into an accredited postsecondary school
Be studying computer science, programming or a related field
Submit your application, your most recent transcripts and an essay

AWS Foundation:  Praxair International Scholarship
The purpose for the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those individuals demonstrating his/her leadership abilities, and interested in pursuing a career in welding engineering or welding engineering technology.

 Russ Babb Memorial Scholarship
The Kansas Respiratory Society is formed to:  Educate, advocate, and promote the profession and practice of Respiratory Care.

Bickle Family Foundation Scholarship
The scholarship is available to all students majoring in Respiratory Therapy.

Victims of Drunk Driving Scholarship

The victim of a drunk driving accident;
The child or dependent of a victim of a drunk driving accident; OR
The spouse of a victim of a drunk driving accident.Be currently attending or have been accepted to an accredited college or university
Have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Women Driving Innovation Scholarship

Be currently studying or planning to study a STEM-related field,
Have a lifestyle and mindset focused on innovation, And
Be able to describe or demonstrate ways you have used innovation to better your own life and the Lives of those around you.
Additionally, you must:
Be currently attending or be accepted into an accredited post-secondary school;
Have a 3.0 GPA; And
Submit a copy of your transcript, complete our online application and submit an essay

Working for Education Scholarship

Be attending an accredited college or university full-time
Work at least 20 hours per week
Have at least a 2.8 GPA
Send a copy of your transcript
Complete our online application and submit an essay

Off-Campus Part Time Job
Goodland businesses hire Northwest Tech students for part-time work. Jobs may be from 5 – 30 hours per week. It is recommended you put in job applications several weeks prior to your starting date.

WIA: Work Investment Act
Applicants must meet financial guidelines established by WIA. Students must apply for assistance before beginning classes. Call WIA Representatives: 785-462-6862

Service, Education and Re-Training Corp
May pay tuition, books and/or supplies. Assistance is available for students who are 19 years of age and have been employed in agriculture in the last two years. Contact Goodland SER office: 785.890.3300

Veteran’s Administration
Contact your local VA Representative for application forms. Or browse online at

Armed Forces Education Benefits
Northwest Tech is an accredited school and students receiving a tuition bonus for enlisting in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or National Guard are eligible to use benefits at Northwest Tech.


Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date
Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts
Prompts: Describe a job you previously held – or hold. Describe your ideal post-graduate job