“Helping those with the grit and determination to help themselves.”
The Rudd Scholarship is a not-for-profit Kansas program founded by Mr. Leslie Rudd in 2017. Mr. Rudd, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, created the Rudd Scholarship Program to fund educational opportunities for Pell-eligible Kansans seeking to complete a four-year college education in the state of Kansas.
Since the program was established, the Rudd Scholarship Program has awarded forty-eight scholarships. Applications will be accepted October 2019 through December of 2019 for the graduating high school class of 2020 and is prepared for another successful year!
Click HERE to read Mr. Leslie Rudd’s letter to candidates.
The Rudd Foundation ScholarshipPhilosophy
The Rudd Scholarship Program believes in the Midwest values of humility, hard work and integrity and strives to keep the brightest young Kansas minds right here in Kansas! By encouraging and empowering our determined youth, Kansas will be enriched with new businesses, enhanced schools and be home to future leaders who power our communities and achieve excellence in all they do!
Community, Coaching and Networking
The Rudd Foundation also believes that by removing the financial burden, scholarship recipient will possess the ability to be vibrant members of student life and immerse themselves in the college experience.
Rudd Scholars meet as a group periodically throughout the year at foundation sponsored events and are exposed to extraordinary speakers, events, and activities outside of the classroom that will prepare them for life after college and mold them for a dynamic future. Scholars also have the opportunity to network with leaders in their future professions, build relationships and serve to help the next generation of scholars through an active and connected alumni association after graduation.
Eligibility to Apply for the Rudd Foundation Scholarship Program
The Rudd Scholarship Program is a competitive, four-year award designed to pay any remaining costs associated with tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board after accounting for all other grants, scholarships and financial awards.
Scholarship selection is based on the aptitude to succeed at the collegiate level, graduate in four years, and be a productive and contributing member of their chosen profession, their community and our society.
Must be a US Citizen or a permanent resident.
Must be a resident of the state of Kansas and qualify for in-state tuition.
Must have a cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or above.
Graduating high school in 2020 and will enroll full-time in the Fall.
Miss Jadie Chauncey and Rudd Foundation Scholarship Program President, Peter Najera
Requirements of Scholarship Recipients
Rudd Scholarship recipients are a select group of students chosen for their leadership, grit, determination, work ethic, academic performance and overall potential. If awarded the scholarship recipient are expected to complete the following requirements.
Live on campus in pre-approved dormitories/rooms
Join residential learning communities where applicable
Participating in clubs, sports, and other college extracurriculars
Active member of the Rudd Scholar Program and getting to know the other scholars through attendance at the Scholar Recognition Dinner, Back-to-School reception, occasional cohort summits on life skills and career topics, guest speakers, regular advisor meetings, internship assistance, networking opportunities, etc.
Mr. Rafael Uribe Olivares pictured with Rudd Foundation Scholarship Program President, Peter Najera and Rudd Foundation Scholarship Program Manager, Corri Roberts
The program staff will support and assist scholars to ensure they maintain the following academic standards and remain in good standing.
Maintain a 3.0 GPA each and every semester
Remains on track to graduate in 4 years
Complete FAFSA form annually
Satisfactory participation in Rudd Scholar Program activities
Not only do participants receive a scholarship to pay the cost, they also receive a lifetime education to achieve their full potential. The student must submit a renewal application each year and meet the listed criteria.
Miss Abbigayle Tyler and Rudd Foundation Scholarship Program President, Peter Najera
Apply for the Rudd Foundation Scholarship Program
For the graduating high school class of 2020, applications will be open October 14, 2019 through December 13, 2019. Once the application is open you can access it by clicking HERE. For instructions and assistance with the application processes please call 316-847-4828.
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