About the Scholarship

Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest is established by the Kansas Bank Commissioner (OSBC), the Kansas Insurance Department, and Kansas Securities Commissioner (KSC) in order to support the high school seniors of Kansas, financially.

The scholarship is offered to students who reach in the first five positions of the essay contest.


Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest Awards

  • The sponsors of the scholarship offer 5 awards to students of amounts ranging from $1000 to $3000.

  • The student who reaches the first position is awarded $3000, the second position is awarded $2000.

  • The students who reach in the last three positions receive a sum of $1000 each.


Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest Application

  • The applicants must be residents of the state of Kansas who are planning to pursue their education in one of the accredited educational institutions of the state.

  • The applicants must submit an essay following the instructions given by the sponsors.

  • The first part of the essay must be about a real-life event that made an impact on the applicant’s view on smart money management is not more than 500 words.

  • The second part of the essay must be a real-world application in 800 to 1500 words. The student must interview one or two individuals the former look up to.

  • The essay must be sent in the format of a Word document.

  • The applicant must send an Entry Form that is handwritten or typed along with the essay.


Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship Contest Deadline

The essays of the students entering the contest must between 15th January and 1st April. Any essays submitted after the last date is considered disqualified.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Any public, private or homeschooled Kansas high school senior.

  • Must be planning to attend a Kansas technical school, college or university.

  • Must have enrolled in and completed at least one KSC or OSBC sponsored program (EverFi Financial Literacy, The Stock Market Game, Personal Finance Challenge, or LifeSmarts) during their high school career.

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