Kansas Independent College Fund Recognition Scholaship

Kansas Independent College Fund Recognition Scholaship


The Kansas Independent College Fund established the KICF Recognition Scholarship in 1995 in honor of those donors who have given to KICF for forty or more years. These corporations, foundations, and individuals have demonstrated a longstanding and heartfelt commitment to the importance of ensuring that students from all backgrounds can choose a private college education that is valuable, affordable, and effective at any of the 19 accredited non-profit institutions in Kansas.

Because the KICF Recognition Scholarship honors our donors, the scholarship itself seeks to recognize students who exhibit that same commitment to the value of a private college education. Therefore, the ideal applicant is a student who demonstrates leadership, character, attention to academic excellence, and an appreciation for the impact that a private college education has had on his/her life and how that private college education has prepared him/her for a lifetime of personal and professional fulfillment.

Eligibility Criteria

Students are eligible for a $2,500 award for the 2017-18academic year provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. The student is enrolled full-time in a KICF member college or university.
  2. The student is recommended by a KICF member college or university.
  3. The student is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year collegeor university or an Associate’s degree from a two-year college.
  4. The student is on-track to complete her/his degree and graduateby Spring 2018.
  5. The student maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale.

Please return application by Friday, May 12th, 2017 to:

Kansas Independent College Fund

Attn: Mark Millikan

700 S Kansas Ave. Ste. 622

Topeka, KS 66603

Or e-mail to:

If you have any questions, please contact Mark by email or by calling (785) 235-9877.




College or University:

College Address:

City:______State: Zip:

Home Address:

City:______State: Zip:

Campus (or preferred)E-mail Address:

Gender:□ Female□ Male


Current Overall G.P.A (on a 4.0 scale):

Current Major GPA (on a 4.0 scale): ______


On a separate sheet, please provide two short essays (No more than 500 words each):

1)Describe the impact you wish to have on your college before you leave, and why that legacy will matter for future students.

2)Describe how your experiences at an independent college have prepared you for professional and personal success after graduation.


In addition to completing the above application form, please submit the following:

  1. A letter of reference from a faculty member in the nominee’s indicated major
  1. A list of the following:
  • The nominee’s college honors and awards
  • The nominee’s campus leadership activities with organization and title held

Please do NOT submit any of the following at this time:

  • Any photos or images of the nominee
  • A resume or CV for the nominee

I certify that this application information is true, complete, and accurate.

Applicant’s signature:

Name, signature, title, and e-mail of college or university official submitting this nomination:




E-mail address:

*By certifying and submitting this scholarship application, the applicant acknowledges that KICF has expressed permission to use sections of the application for educational and nonprofit purposes. KICF may also require the applicant to submit their photograph for publicity use.