Additional KU Scholarships

The University of Kansas is pleased to announce two exciting scholarship programs for the 2016-2017 year.
The Hixson Opportunity Award was established to provide the opportunity for students to attend KU who would otherwise not be able to because of significant personal challenges and financial hardship. The scholarship donor, Christina Hixson, has a strong desire to help students achieve their dreams of earning a college degree. Each recipient will have the opportunity to receive up to $21,000 for their educational expenses ($5,250 per year for up to four years). Hixson Opportunity Awards are available to 10 entering freshmen attending KU who are residents of the state of Kansas. The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 school year is February 1, 2016.

The Cleland Award was established to help eliminate hatred, violence, and bigotry against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons. The award provides financing for the college education of incoming freshmen at KU who have experienced discrimination, bullying, and/or violence based on the belief, real or perceived, that said students are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender; or for students who have exhibited support for GLBT persons. There will be one $9,000 scholarship awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year, which may be renewed for up to four years. The deadline to apply for the 2016-2017 school year is March 1, 2016.

The applications and additional information about these scholarship programs are available online at under the Special Kansas Freshman Scholarships section at the bottom.


Upcoming BHS College Representatives Visits

All visits are during seminar

Monday, October 26th – Washburn Technical College

Monday, November 9th – Fort Hays State University

Thursday, November 12th – Flinthills Technical College

Also, thank you for attending the Financial Aid Night, I hope it was helpful!

KU Deadlines

KU scholarship deadline is Nov. 1.
Students who submit a complete application by Nov. 1 are automatically considered for some of the millions of dollars in resident and non-resident scholarships awarded by KU each year. A complete list of scholarships can be found at

Senior Day Visits
Senior Days are all-day events that include sessions where students can explore specific KU campus activities and experiences. They have all day to discover information about academics, financial aid and scholarships, housing, experience a campus tour and much more! Senior Day visitors pay a small fee and must register in advance.

Fall 2015 Senior Days
Oct. 19, 26
Nov. 2, 9, 13, 20

Encourage students to apply to the University Honors Program.
Honors students are impressive in the classroom, but they also excel beyond it. Benefits include:
Highly individualized advising
Engaging Honors courses taught by KU’s best faculty members
Post-grad success: University Honors Program boasts a 98 percent graduate placement rate, one of the highest nationwide.
Students can apply to the University Honors Program until Nov. 1.

ACT Deadline Reminder
November 6 is the deadline for students to register at for the December ACT. Your students can enter KU’s ACT College Code 1470 and we’ll consider their best composite score. It’s to their advantage to take the ACT as many times as they wish to get the best result.