Scholarship Funds & Guidelines

Available OCCF Scholarship Funds

Applying for scholarships is easy through our online application system. Click the “Apply for a Scholarship” button on the right and get started by taking an eligibility quiz. The quiz will provide you with a list of scholarships in which you are eligible to apply. Some of these scholarships are held at OCCF and some are held through our host the Greater Salina Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.

If you would like to view the individual scholarship criteria of scholarship held at OCCF ahead of time, please click on the links below.

Other Available Scholarships

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which manages scholarships for itself and other affiliate foundations.  Students in this area may also qualify for scholarships from the following community foundations:

Greater Salina Community Foundation 

  • ALMA OLSON & MICHAEL T. OLSON SCHOLARSHIP
    Students attending or planning to attend North Central Kansas Technical College (Beloit or Hays campus) pursuing a building trade degree
  • DAVID A. AND M. MARGUERITE PARKER SCHOLARSHIP
    Tescott High School, Tescott, KS, graduating seniors
  • FRANCES E. CURTIS NAACP SCHOLARSHIP
    Graduating high school seniors or a graduate from a high school located in Dickinson, Ottawa or Saline Counties, with ties to NAACP-Salina
  • HALE FAMILY SUNFLOWER PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
    Graduating community college students planning to attend a 4-year post-secondary institution in Kansas
  • JODY FREDRICKSON NURSING & HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP
    Graduating senior or graduate from a high school within the Dane G. Hansen Foundation service area, which is defined as the 26 counties in northwest Kansas north of I-70 and west of I-135/Hwy 81 who are pursuing a major in nursing or another health related field. Preference will be given to students who are a graduate of or who are qualified from Decatur Community High School- Oberlin, KS.
  • KANSAS FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP
    Any Kansas registered Republican female college student entering at least her junior year or that is attending graduate school at a Kansas college or university with a declared major of Political Science, History, Public Administration, Healthcare, Law or Education
  • KURT BUDKE SCHOLARSHIP
    Students entering their sophomore year or above in college who plan on attending Louisiana Tech University, Oklahoma State University, Washburn University, or Wichita State University.
  • MARY OLSON & VIOLA OLSON GUSTAFSON SCHOLARSHIP
    Students attending or planning to attend Cloud County Community College for a nursing/medical degree
  • ORPHA J. & ERNEST MILBRADT SCHOLARSHIP
    Any graduating Kansas high school senior with plans to attend Kansas State University or the University of Kansas

Community Foundation for Cloud County 

Twin Valley Education Foundation
The Twin Valley Education Foundation has a designated fund at the Community Foundation– The Twin Valley Education Foundation Designated Fund.

Student scholarships are awarded through the Twin Valley Education Foundation and are funded through the fund at OCCF.

For more information about those scholarships, visit the Twin Valley Education Foundation website or contact them at 785-488-3325.

Questions?

Please contact the Community Foundation or our Scholarships Department at scholarships@gscf.org.