Rooted in Rural Scholarship

In partnership with The Patterson Family Foundation, we are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity specifically for high school students attending rural school districts in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  

Eligibility Guidelines 

  • High school senior attending a rural school district in Kansas, Missouri, or Oklahoma, planning to earn a degree at a participating college 
  • Priority given to applicants in the following fields of study: healthcare, agriculture, education, and business* 
  • Priority consideration is given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and an ACT score of 21 or higher, with financial need 

Application Process 

  • Our application is closed for 2023. It will re-open in January 2024.
  • Applicants are selected for interviews on a rolling basis. Not all applicants will be chosen for an interview. Once interviewed, those who receive the scholarship will be notified by mail by May 1 

Scholarship Specifics 

  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher throughout college 
  • Scholarship awards are typically up to $1,000 a semester, for up to eight consecutive semesters 
  • All monies are paid directly to the university for college-billed expenses only  
  • Each semester, students are required to write one thank you note, attend one mentoring session in person, and participate in our Ellis peer-to-peer mentoring program