True Blue Scholarship Application
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True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship Application Process

Purpose
In partnership with Capitol Federal Foundation, the KSHSAA will award True Blue Scholarships intended to support Kansas High School graduates in postsecondary efforts. This one-time scholarship is for students graduating during the 2022-23 school year. These funds will be made payable to a two-year or four-year accredited college, university or technical school in the name of the selected student. Awards are non-renewable, one-time scholarships in the amount of $2,000 provided for a student in each activity administered by the KSHSAA. You may contact the KSHSAA at kshsaa@kshsaa.org or 785-273-5329 with any questions.

Eligibility
Students must be seniors attending and graduating from a member school of the Kansas State High School Activities Association during the 2022-23 school year and have rostered in the chosen activity their senior year. They must be considered as students in good standing as confirmed by their building principal. Students must enroll and attend a post-secondary institution of their choice as a full-time student within two years of graduation. Applicants must be in their final semester of high school. If you are a Division I bound athlete, please check with your institution about eligibility for this scholarship before applying.

Selection Criteria
The student will be selected based upon an assessment of the following components:

Community Service (30%)
• Length of service in school
• Length of service in the community
• Variety of service in school
• Variety of service in community
Academic achievement (30%)
• Cumulative GPA through 7 semesters
• Standardized test scores
• Academic awards from school or others
• College Prep/Honors level classes
Breadth of school activity participation (20%)
• Number of full seasons/years in each activity
• Number of KSHSAA sponsored activities
• Number of other school sponsored activities
Activity achievement (20%)
• Varsity level participation
• Varsity letters earned
• All-league honors
• All-state honors

Application Process

  • All components of the application must be submitted digitally by 11:00 p.m. on March 1, 2023. Failure to complete submission by designated deadline will make the student ineligible for the scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in categories noted below. Even though the student may participate in multiple activities, they may only apply for one category award (one application per student).
  • The student shall submit a scholarship application which reflects school activity participation; this component is reviewed by a school or district administrator.
  • The student shall complete an essay of no more than 500 words in response to the following prompt: "How participation in school activities has helped me become a better citizen."
  • The student shall submit one reference letter reflective of community service completed by the student during their high school career.
  • The student shall submit an official seven-semester high school transcript.
  • The student and parent shall provide appropriate release to the selection committee to review the application materials and to approve using the name and image in local and social media if the student is selected as a scholarship winner.
  • Applications may be submitted during the open application period of January 20, 2023, to March 1, 2023

True Blue KSHSAA Scholarship Categories

Boys
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swim & Dive
Tennis
Track & Field
Wrestling
Girls
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swim & Dive
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
Mixed
Cheerleading
Dance
Debate
KAY
Music – Band
Music – Orchestra/Piano
Music – Vocal
Scholars Bowl
Speech
Student Council
Unified Bowling

34 total scholarships, payable to post-secondary institution

$2000 one-time award, non-renewable