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 institutional scholarships include:

Academic Scholarships, Barton Foundation Scholarships, Activity and Departmental Awards, Boost Scholarships,  Employee Scholarships, Other Special Scholarships and Athletic Scholarships 

Please Note:

*To be considered for any institutional scholarships, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Barton must receive the student's FAFSA application prior to the end of the enrollment period for which the scholarship is to be applied.  
*Any of the Barton Tuition or Tuition/Fees Scholarships are available for courses taken on campus or via BARTonline.  However, the scholarship will always pay the in-state, on-campus tuition rate ($74/credit hour).
*Book scholarships are not applicable to courses taken online or on any campus other than the Great Bend campus.  


Academic Scholarships

Barton Bound Scholarship - Awarded to first time college students who graduated from a Kansas High School the previous academic year.

Award Award Amount Kansas HS GPA   ACT Score
Elite Award Tuition & Books 3.5 and Above or 26+
Excellence Award $1,000 3.0 - 3.49 or 24 - 25
Honor Award $800 2.5 - 2.99 or 22  -23
Achievement Award $500 2.0 - 2.49 or 20 - 21

Important Notes

  • To Qualify for a Barton Bound scholarship, students must submit an admissions application no later than May 1st.  (Students graduating from High School in December have a December 1st application deadline.)
  • Only full-time students (12 hours or more) are eligible to receive the Barton Bound scholarships.
  • The student will be offered the highest award possible based on their official HS transcript and/or ACT scores.
  • Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and send it to Barton before any institutional scholarships will be awarded. www.fafsa.gov school code 004608
  • Students taking courses that are covered by our UOF scholarships, such as LSEC, BSEP, TROOP, are not eligible for this scholarship.  
  • Barton institutional scholarships will not be applied toward any EduKan courses.
  • The scholarship will be available up to six full-time semesters, automatically renewing based on enrollment and the students cumulative Barton GPA at the end of the spring semester. The student will not have to complete a new scholarship application for renewal of their award.
  • Returning Barton 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 or work study awards.
  • Book scholarship recipients who fail to return their books by the established deadline will be charged the full price for the books.  Additionally, failure to return the books to the Barton bookstore will result in the loss of the tuition/book scholarship during future semesters.

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Barton Foundation Scholarships

Endowed and Restricted 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 attending full-time (12 credit hours), 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, Student Senate, Admissions, Athletic Student Trainers, Dance Line, and Cheer Leading, Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO), Art, Automotive, Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood, Education, Engineering, EMS, Medical Assistant, MLT, Music, Computer Networking, Natural Gas.

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Barton Boost Scholarships

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

Barton Boost is available for high school students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunches in the Barton Community College service areas. Eligible students may receive 3 credit hours of tuition/fees during each of the fall and spring semesters.  

Applications for these scholarships may be picked up at the Financial Aid Office or will be mailed at the student's request. Completed applications, including the signature of  the high school counselor, must be submitted prior to the end of the semester for which the scholarship is to be applied.  

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Benefit and Employee Scholarships

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

Silver Promise Scholarship
Residents of Barton's Service Areas 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.

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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 10 different sports.  Scholarship offers and amounts are determined by individual coaches and athletic staff.

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