Kansas Scholar Application Process

The Kansas Scholarship Process

To qualify for the Give Back scholarship program, students must show that they can meet a weighted GPA standard of 3.0.  Additionally, they need to be eligible for a full Pell Grant.  Factors contributing to eligibility include household income and family size.  Part of our application process includes a tool that will help applicants understand their Pell Grant eligibility.  

It can be a little complicated – but we can help.

In Kansas, during your ninth grade year:

  • September – November 2019 Attend a mandatory information session.
  • Complete the Giveback Eligibility Calculator by December 15th, 2019We partner with Kaleidoscope to help families understand if they are Pell Grant eligible.  This form is best completed with the student and parent/guardian (if applicable) together and will ask for tax information from 2018.  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN/CONTINUE THE GEC.
  • Complete the Giveback Scholarship application Before February 28th, 2020If your household meets financial eligibility requirements, Giveback will ask you to complete an online application which will include report cards, essays and letters of reference.   The online application is available here.


    If you are unable to complete the application online, please feel free to complete our paper application.  Please ensure it is postmarked by the due date.  The paper application is available here.

    The application requires household financial information (tax returns), grade reports (current and 2 previous years), and reference letters (one school reference and one personal, out of school reference).  Additionally, if you have any of the special circumstances that we look for (homelessness, foster care, incarcerated parent), please prepare to provide documentation of those circumstances.

  • april 2020If you are selected for further consideration, Giveback will schedule an interview at your high school.
  • May 2020
    Applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee’s final decision before summer break.