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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SUMMARY

Below is a summary listing of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans that financially support participation in credit as well as non-credit continuing professional development opportunities. Information included in the "profiles" (descriptions, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and contact person) are updated annually based on correspondence with sponsoring organizations.


1) Epsilon Sigma Phi - Kansas Alpha Rho Chapter Travel/Study Grant
Criteria:   Current member of Epsilon Sigma Phi. An individual can receive a Travel Study Grant only one time. Travel study must start within one year after award has been approved. See
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/esp-AlphaRho/p.aspx?tabid=56 for additional information and application format.


2) Epsilon Sigma Phi - Extension Endowment Fund Grant
Criteria:   Invitations for proposals are issued in August. The Epsilon Sigma Phi Endowment Fund Board of Trustees reviews proposals and announces awards at the K-State Research and Extension Annual Conference.
See Endowment Grant Application Process for additional information and application format.
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/esp-AlphaRho/p.aspx?tabid=13


3) National Association of County Agricultural Agents Scholarships (Individual or Group)
Amount:   $2000 maximum scholarship per member
Purpose:   For any individual or group professional development program, including tours, seminars, advanced degrees, graduate credit or research.
Criteria:    All members of NACAA and KACAA who have contributed at least $40 to the NACAA scholarship fund are eligible to apply.
Contact:  http://www.nacaa.com/awards/


4) Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship for Professional Development
Purpose:   The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educators who are properly enrolled in a Master’s degree program at Kansas State University as a means to develop their career in Family and Consumer Sciences Extension.
Contact:   For additional information and application format see
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/fcs/p.aspx?tabid=94


5) Katey Walker Award for Professional Development
Amount:   $200-$400
Purpose:   The Katey Walker Extension Development Fund honors Dr. Walker for her outstanding contributions to K-State Research and Extension. Katey served as the Extension Family Resources and Public Policy Specialist in the School of Family Studies and Human Services from 1984-2003.
The award, presented annually, will support innovative educational program methods, evaluation, documentation and/or marketing by family and consumer sciences extension professionals.
Criteria:   Application criteria and information is available at 
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/fcs/p.aspx?tabid=97


6) Kansas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
Amount:   $150 to one Association member.
Purpose:   To be used for professional workshops, training, as well as college credit.
Contact:    http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/agent_association/p.aspx?tabid=63
for additional information and application format.


7) Kansas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - Elinor Anderson Scholarship
Amount:    $400 to one Association member for graduate study. $400 for workshops, short courses, or TELENET taken for graduate credit to be divided not more than four ways. The total amount ($800) may be awarded to one applicant.
Purpose:    To be used for graduate credit courses at Kansas State University.
Contact:   http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/agent_association/p.aspx?tabid=63
for additional information and application format.


8) National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - Grace Frysinger Fellowship
Amount:   One $1000 grant
Purpose:   For Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agents to study and observe extension education work in another state or states.
Criteria:    Competitive. FCS Agents-one candidate from each state. Minimum of five years experience and an active member of NEAFCS. Fellowships cover expenses for 2-4 weeks of study
Contact:   http://www.neafcs.org/content.asp?pageID=19 for additional information.


9) National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - Greenwood Fellowship
Amount:   Two $1000 fellowships
Purpose:   To be applied toward the completion of a doctorate degree.
Criteria:   Current member of NEAFCS. Selection is based on quality of study plan, and applicant's professional potential and performance.
Contact:   http://www.neafcs.org/content.asp?pageID=19 for additional information.


10) Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents - Patricia Koons Memorial Scholarship
Amount:    $250 (approx.)
Purpose:    For improvement of 4-H programming skills. May include graduate study, inter-session courses, summer or winter school, or a professional development conference.
Criteria:    County or District Extension agent.
Contact:    KAE4-H Agents – Recognition Committee Chair
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/agent_association/p.aspx?tabid=53


11) National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Scholarships - Stiles Memorial Scholarship

Amount:    $1000
Purpose:    For summer school, travel, seminars, degree programs, independent study, or winter school.
Criteria:    NAE4-HA member who is enrolled in a college or university degree program (associates, bachelors, masters or doctoral). Application criteria and information is available at
http://www.nae4ha.com/2010%20Professional%20Development%20Awards.htm#stiles


12) National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Scholarships - Susan Barkman Scholarship for Research and Evaluation
Amount:    One monetary award up to $750, which is available to be awarded at the annual meeting.
Purpose:    These funds are intended for use in a research and/or evaluation project by a NAE4-HA professional. The funds can be used to offset the cost of research including, but not limited to, copies, mailings, travel, and evaluation assistance. The award can be used for research as a part of graduate school, but not to pay the cost of graduate school.
Criteria:    NAE4-HA member. Application criteria and information is available at
http://www.nae4ha.com/2010%20Professional%20Development%20Awards.htm

 
13) National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Scholarships - Professional Development Opportunity Award
Amount:    One or more monetary awards will be given up to $1000 which is available to be awarded at the annual meeting.
Purpose:    These funds are not intended for college degree programs or for attendance at the NAE4-HA Conference. Funds are intended for workshop or seminar fees, professional study tours, individual educational experiences applicable to the youth development profession (i.e., fees, travel, support materials, lodging).
Criteria:    NAE4-HA member. Application criteria and information is available at
http://www.nae4ha.com/2010%20Professional%20Development%20Awards.htm


14) Kansas State University - Paul W. Griffith Memorial Scholarship
Amount:      $500 tuition assistance (must be approved by Area Extension Directors)
Deadline:    November 1
Purpose:     For assistance to outstanding educators pursuing graduate study (either on campus or via distance education) at Kansas State University.
Criteria:      Extension agent pursuing an advanced degree at Kansas State University.
Criteria to be considered in ranking competing applications:
  1. Program of study leading to advanced degree has been developed.
  2. Sabbatical leave has been approved.
  3. If not on Sabbatic, enrolled in a multi-course program where at least two or more courses are being taken at the same time.
  4. Other tuition assistance programs are not covering the cost.
  5. Has not previously been awarded the Griffith Scholarship.
Contact:    Send letter of interest and supporting materials to address the above criteria to:
                   Dr. Daryl Buchholz
                   Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research
                   K-State Research and Extension
                   123 Umberger Hall
                   Manhattan, KS 66506-3401
                   Phone: 785-532-5820


15) National Association of Counties (NACo) - Ralph L. Tabor Extension Fellowship

Amount:    Office space, computer, and telephone as well as a paid, furnished apartment in the Washington, D.C. area. Travel associated with NACo business, and upon request, two home state visits during the assignment.
Purpose:    To provide 12-month fellow position with the National Association of Counties (NACo) in Washington, D.C. Term of service begins approximately August 1. 
Criteria:    Earned doctorate plus five years of professional experience or a master's degree with ten years of progressively responsible work experience. Because the home state institution/organization must cover salary and benefits for the term of the fellowship, only applications approved by the State Director will be accepted.
Contact:
                Dr. Daryl Buchholz
                Associate Director for Extension and Applied Research
                K-State Research and Extension
                123 Umberger Hall
                Manhattan, KS 66506-3401
                Phone: 785-532-5820


16) Kansas State University Tuition Assistance Program
Contact:   http://www.k-state.edu/policies/ppm/4870.html#30   for additional information.


17) Kansas State University - President's Scholarship
Contact:   http://www.k-state.edu/policies/ppm/4870.html#40   for additional information.


18) Kansas State University - President's Faculty Development Awards
Deadline:   Deadline and application form can be found on website
http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/index.htm


19) Kansas State University - University Small Research Grants (USRG)
Deadline: Deadline and application form can be found on the website at
http://www.k-state.edu/research/funding/index.htm


20) Adult Student Services
Adult Student Services offers assistance to students meeting one of the following criteria: 25 years or older; married; parent; or have been out of school for several years. Some services include a scholarship handbook that can be checked out for 24 hours, guidance to opportunities available, assistance in preparing application(s), and review of completed scholarship application packet. Adult Student Services has the following web-site address-resources that we are happy to pass along: http://www.ksu.edu/nontrad/ (then click on scholarships).
Contact:     Kansas State University
                    Director
                    101 Holton Hall
                    Manhattan, KS 66506
                    Phone: 785-532-6434
                    Fax: 785-532-6457
                    E-mail: nontrad@k-state.edu


21) Rotary Foundation of Rotary - Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Amount:    Varies - Foundation pays round trip transportation to study at an institution abroad, academic fees, educational supplies, living accommodations, meals and educational travel.
Purpose:    To further international understanding through graduate study abroad for an academic year in any field of study.
Criteria:    Non-Rotarians, 18 to 30 years of age. Able to read, write, and speak host country's language. Required to pass language proficiency examination (if not studying in English).
Contact:    Club Secretary, local Rotary Club or Steven Graham at 785-532-5728 or sgraham@ksu.edu.
http://www.rotary.org/en/studentsandyouth/educationalprograms/Ambassadorialscholarships/Pages/ridefault.aspx


22) Rotary Foundation of Rotary - International Group Study Exchange Program
Amount:    Varies - Foundation funds round-trip transportation to host country with host Rotarians abroad paying study tour-related expenses (meals, lodging and group travel)
Purpose:    For team of professionals early in their careers to visit another country (usually 4 weeks) to study its institutions and culture, and to observe their own professions as practiced in the host country.
Criteria:    Non-Rotarians, 25 to 35 years of age. Employed full-time in a recognized profession for at least two years. Proficiency in the language of country to be visited.
Contact:    President or Club Secretary, local Rotary Club
http://www.rotary.org/en/serviceandfellowship/fellowship/GroupStudyexchange/Pages/ridefault.aspx
 

23) Sarah Bradley Tyson Memorial Fellowship
Purpose:    Fellowships for advanced study at an educational institution of recognized standing in the U.S.
Criteria:    Awards have been made in recognition of leadership in cooperative extension work and initiative in scientific research.
Contact:    http://www.wnfga.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/SBTfellowship.pdf  for more information or to ask questions please contact:
               Women’s National Farm and Garden Association
               Attn: Tyson Fellowship
               P.O. Box 1175
               Midland, MI 48641-1175
               SBTFellowship@aol.com


24) Women's International Network of Utility Professionals-Julia Kiene Fellowship
Criteria:    Access the Women's International Network of Utility Professionals Website at http://www.winup.org/Scholarships.htm    for information and application.


25) Women's International Network of Utility Professionals-Lyle Mamer Fellowship
Criteria: Access the Women's International Network of Utility Professionals Website at http://www.winup.org/Scholarships.htm   for information and application.

 


Updated 08/2010