WKMA offers scholarships each year to high school seniors from member counties in Western Kansas who plan to attend a four-year college, a junior college, or a vocational college. Scholarship recipients must be U.S. Citizens residing in the area along U.S. Highway 281 and west, and graduate from a high school in the same area.  Scholarships are funded each year by the sale of three hundred individually numbered, limited edition belt buckles commemorating the 3i SHOW.  Preference is given to students majoring in Agri-Business, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Engineering, or Business Administration. Applications must be made through the individual school’s financial aid or scholarship department. 

Presently, the following Kansas institutions are active in the WKMA scholarship program:

Vocation / Technical Colleges
NCK TECH
formerly North Central Kansas Technical College
Gary Odle, Financial Aid Director
PO Box 507
Beloit, KS  67420
800-658-4655
NORTHWEST KANSAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Shaudel Bain, Development and Career Services
PO Box 668
Goodland, KS  67735-0668
785-899-3641
Community Colleges
BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Nancy Wiebe, Foundation Office Executive Director
245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend, KS 67530-9283
620-792-9306
DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Russ McBee, Director of Financial Aid
2501 N. 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-225-1321
COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dr. George McNulty, Vice President of Student Affairs
1255 South Range
Colby, KS 67701
785-462-3984
GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Jeremy Gigot, Executive Director of GCCC Endowment
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS  67846
620-276-9578
SEWARD COUNTY COUMMUNITY COLLEGE / AREA TECH COLLEGE
Tammy Doll, Director of Development
PO Box 1137
Liberal, KS 67905-1137
800-373-9951
Universities
FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY
Wendy Rohledersook, Financial Assistance Counselor
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4408
800-628-3478
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Denise Tabb, Assistant Director of Scholarships
104 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6420
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
Gail Sherron, Scholarship Account Administrator
Office of Student Financial Aid
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045
785-864-4700