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Kansas Promise Act

Select Barton Community College career and technical education programs will be available at no cost to eligible students beginning in the fall of 2021, thanks to a new scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.

Apply for Promise Act Scholarship

To apply for the 23-24 and 24-25 academic year, an electronic application is available on the Kansas Board of Regents webpage. Also located on there is the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act Information document. This document lists the eligibility criteria of the Kansas Promise Scholarship along with the terms and conditions of the service component. 

Application Deadline for Spring 2024 awards: April 1, 2024 (application could close earlier if funds are exhausted before this date).

  • Students must apply on or before April 1, 2024 to be considered for a Spring 2024 award.
  • Students must subsequently sign their promissory note by May 7,2024 to receive a Spring award.

Application Deadline for Summer 2024 awards: June 1, 2024

  • Students must apply on or before June 1, 2024 to be considered for a Summer 2024 award.
  • Students must subsequently sign their promissory note by July 7, 2024 to receive a Summer award. 

Application Deadline for Fall 2024 awards: November 1, 2024 

  • Students must apply on or before November 1, 2024 to be considered for a Fall 2024 award.
  • Students must subsequently sign their promissory note by December 7, 2024 to receive a Fall award.

Eligible Barton Programs

The following programs are currently eligible for the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship:

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Certified Medication Aide
Certified Nurse Aide
Child Development
Computer Science
Dietary Manager
Dietary Management
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technical
EMS Instructor Coordinator
Hazardous Materials Management
Medical Administrative Technology
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding
Medical Laboratory Technology
Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Technician
Networking Specialist
Pharmacy Technician
Occupational Safety and Health
Practical Nursing
Registered Nursing
Scale Technician
Welding Technology

View the full list of Barton programs eligible for the Promise Act with course codes and degree specifications.

About the Kansas Promise Act

The $10 million program was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Laura Kelly. When other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover a student’s tuition and fees, the Kansas Promise Act will make up the difference.

Read the full article, Barton to offer several programs on full scholarship through Kansas Promise Act; new state program begins in fall 2021.

Kansas Promise Scholarship

For more information on the Kansas Promise Scholarship from the Kansas Board of Regents, visit