Financial Aid & Scholarships Barton Scholarships

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To honor the many academic accomplishments, talents and interests of our students, Barton Community College offers a diverse range of scholarship opportunities. These include:

Academic Scholarships, Endowed Scholarships, Activity and Departmental Awards, Boost and Incentive Scholarships, Benefit & Employee Scholarships, Other Special Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and GED Scholarships

*Please note that any of the Barton Tuition or Tuition/Fees Scholarships are available for students to use online or on campus. However, the scholarship will always pay the in-state, on-campus tuition rate.


Academic Scholarships

Graduates/Students of Kansas High Schools/Kansas Residents with GEDs

Barton Academic Scholarship Awarding Chart (2014-2015)

Award Award Amount Kansas HS GPA GED Score ACT Score
Excellence Award $1,000 3.5 and Above 3500+ 26+
Honor Award $800 3.0 - 3.49 3250 - 3490 24 - 25
Achievement Award $500 2.5 - 2.99 3000 - 3240 22 - 23
Merit Award $250 2.0 - 2.49 2750 - 2990 20 - 21

Important Notes

  • Only full-time students (12 hours or more) are eligible for these awards.
  • To be awarded a scholarship, a student must complete and submit a Barton Admissions Application by the scholarship deadline. The academic scholarship portion of the admissions application must be signed by a school official or accompanied by an unofficial transcript. Fall terms are considered the beginning of each award year.
  • 2014 -2015 Scholarship Deadline
    • March 15, 2014 for Fall awards
    • November 15, 2014 for Spring awards
  • The student will be offered the highest award possible based upon the student's current verified Kansas HS GPA, ACT score or GED score. The award will then be valid for the next academic term or award year that the student enrolls in. Once an award is made, it will not be updated if there is a change in the student's GPA or ACT scores.  Students are allowed only one academic scholarship funded by either the institution or Barton's Foundation.  (This excludes Departmental, Activity, and Athletic Scholarships.)
  • The scholarship will be available for six full-time semesters, automatically renewing at the student's current Barton GPA. The student will not have to complete a new scholarship application for renewal of their award.
  • Returning students may not apply for an academic scholarship, only new/incoming students are eligible to apply.
  • In addition to an academic scholarship, a student may receive federal, state, and local aid, and Barton performance work study awards.
  • Jayhawk Conference rules state that students receiving an athletic books and tuition scholarship must meet a 3.5 GPA criteria upon high school graduation or entrance to the College to accept a Barton academic scholarship in addition to the Barton athletic scholarship.
  • For a student athlete to continue receiving the Barton academic scholarship in addition to the Barton athletic scholarship, they must hold and maintain a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at Barton Community College.
  • Students may not receive a combination of activity/performance scholarships and athletic scholarships.
  • Awards are subject to available funding. Highest priority is given to graduating seniors and incoming non-traditional students who submit scholarship applications by the priority deadline. Next priority is given to renewals of current scholarships.

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Endowed and Restricted Scholarships

Foundation Scholarships — due to the generosity of Barton Community College Foundation donors the Foundation is able to offer academic scholarships to students that meet the funding criteria of the individual giving the financial support.  The money for the Foundation scholarships are privately funded which makes it possible to offer traditional or non-traditional students financial assistance. These scholarships are separate from the scholarship award the traditional students may receive from the Admissions office based on academic achievement, and a different application must be completed.

To apply for a Foundation Scholarship you may  follow the link below to the Barton Community College Foundation website.

Apply for a Foundation Scholarship

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Activity and Departmental Awards

Activity and departmental awards are offered to Kansas residents by instructors or staff from various Barton programs. Selection is made for special skills and/or performing abilities and the student is expected to complete specified obligations. The sponsor administering the award determines contract obligations and award amounts. Areas offering Activity and departmental awards include Band, Vocal, Agriculture, Drama, Journalism, Forensics, Honors, Student Senate, Admissions, Athletic, Student Trainers, Dance Line, and Cheer Leading, Graphic Design, Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO), Art, Automotive, Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood, EMS, Medical Assistant, MLT, Music, Computer Networking.

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Barton Boost and Incentive Scholarships

These scholarships are available for Barton students who display financial need:

Barton Incentive is available for adult students. Based upon the number of credit hours the student is enrolled in, the student may receive up to $354.00 per term.
Download 2014-15 Incentive Scholarship Application

Barton Boost is available for high school students. Based upon the number of credit hours the student is enrolled in, the student may receive up to $546 per term.
Download 2014-15 Boost Scholarship Application

Applications for these scholarships may also be picked up at the Financial Aid Office or will be mailed at the student's request. Students may apply at any time prior to or during the term that they are attending.

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Benefit and Employee Scholarships

Benefit Scholarships
Students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for a tuition scholarship. Tuition scholarships are limited to one scholarship per student.

Employee Tuition Scholarships
Available to Full-time Barton Faculty/Staff, Regular Part-time Barton Faculty/Staff and Barton Associate Faculty/Outreach Site Coordinators.
View Tuition Scholarship Policies and How to Apply
Tuition Voucher Application

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Special Scholarships

GED Scholarship
This Scholarship is awarded to students who have successfully completed their GED through Barton's Adult Education Center and who are Kansas Residents.  Recipients will receive up to 6 hours of tuition and fees (at an on campus rate).

The Trooper Bill Scholarship
The Trooper Bill Scholarship is an automatic (no application required) scholarship that is available to military dependents taking College Programs who are Kansas residents, seeking a degree or certificate at Barton, and have at least a 3.5 or higher Overall GPA. The scholarship is worth $100 per College Program cycle ($500 annually) and is credited directly to the student’s account at one of the term payout dates.

Over 65
Residents of Barton county who are over 65 years of age at the time of enrollment may be eligible to receive a scholarship for the amount of their tuition. This is an automatic benefit and does not require application.

Silver Cougar Club
Members of Barton's Silver Cougar Club may be eligible to receive a tuition scholarship. This is an automatic benefit and does not require application. Membership dues must be current.

Competing in the NJCAA, Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, our athletic teams offer performance based scholarships to student-athletes in 9 different sports.  Scholarship offers and amounts are determined by individual coaches and athletic staff.

Student-Athletes who also receive an Academic Scholarship from Barton must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA to be eligible for both scholarships according to Jayhawk Conference rules.

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Athletic Scholarships

Competing in the NJCAA, Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference, our athletic teams offer performance based scholarships to student-athletes in 9 different sports.  Scholarship offers and amounts are determined by individual coaches and athletic staff.

Student-Athletes who also receive an Academic Scholarship from Barton must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA to be eligible for both scholarships according to Jayhawk Conference rules.

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GED Scholarship

Graduates of Barton's GED program from the Center for Adult Education at Great Bend/Fort Riley or from Manhattan Adult Learning Center may qualify for a scholarship from Barton upon completion of their GED.  Your scholarship and expiration date must be validated by a Barton employee within one year of completion of your GED and a copy sent to Barton's Financial Aid Office.

There are three different types of scholarship that a GED recipient can receive:

2 Years of Tuition and Books - Available to students who receive a 3500 or higher on their GED exam.

1 Year of Tuition and Books - Available to students who receive a 3100 - 3499 on their GED exam.

6 Hours of Tuition and Fees - Any student who completes the GED and does not score a 3100 or higher is eligible for 6 hours of tuition and fees at Barton.

*Please note that one year consists of the Fall/Spring semesters therefore a two year scholarship is good for 4 semesters of attendance and a one year scholarship is good for 2 semesters attendance.
*Barton Students may not receive more than one tuition award
*All GED scholarships are subject to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

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