Scholarships

  • The Topeka Public Schools Foundation administers scholarships to encourage continued study in college, university or technical school. Each scholarship has its own qualifying requirements and awards committee. If you would like more information, or if you are interested in offering a scholarship, please contact the TPS Foundation office at (785) 295-3018. You may also target gifts to help bolster one or more scholarships. To donate to any of the below scholarships please click here.

    Topeka West High School Class of 1962 Scholarship

    The Topeka West High School Class of 1962 Scholarship was established in 2012 to commemorate the first graduating class of TWHS on the anniversary of their 50th high school class reunion. Please click here for the application packet.

    Linda Dryer Memorial Scholarship

    For TWHS and HPHS graduates intersted in majoring in elementary or secondary education. Click here to download the application packet.

    Christopher S. Edmonds Prize for Debate and Forensics Excellence

    Scholarship for THS graduates displaying interest and proficiency in debate and forensics. Click here to download an application packet. 

    Claire Elise Fisher Inspiration Award

    For TWHS graduates. 

    Goheen-Callaway Scholarship

    In 2009, upon the retirement of Doug Goheen, the graduates of Topeka West established a designated scholarship fund in honor of Doug Goheen and his long time collaborator and tech director at Topeka West, Mike Callaway. This scholarship coincided with the board of the Topeka Public Schools renaming the theater at Topeka West the Douglas P. Goheen Auditorium. The Fund was created to establish a scholarship to award deserving theater students who will go on to pursue a career in the arts. Click here, to download the application.

    Roger Dirks and Cindy Capellari Future Minority Teacher Scholarship

    A scholarship for Topeka Public Schools graduates interested in majoring in elementary or secondary education. Click here for the application packet.

    Susan K. Rogers Scholarship for Future Teachers

    Retiring from Topeka Public Schools after a long and dedicated career, Dr. Susan Rogers established a scholarship for graduating TPS students to encourage greater numbers of quality educators. Your contributions to this scholarship will help grow the support these future teachers will receive. Click here for an application packet. 

    Bernice and Larry Robbins Scholarships

    The Bernice and Larry Robbins Scholarships were established in 2012 by Larry “LR” Robbins, a 1967 graduate of Highland Park High School, as a Robbins family legacy initially honoring Highland Park High School. Today three $1,000 scholarships are available annually to any TPS graduating minority senior. Click here to download an application packet. 

    Drs. Stanley and Tiffany Anderson Scholarship

    Stanley Anderson, M.D. and Tiffany Anderson Ed D., TPS Superintendent created the Stanley & Tiffany Anderson scholarship.This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a Topeka Public Schools graduating senior(s) with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA enrolling in college or who will enroll in college within six months of graduation to further their education with an emphasis on degree completion. Click here to download an application packet.

    Minority Leadership Academy Scholarship

    The Minority Leadership Academy Program was established in 2010. The scholarship was created by the first group of graduates of the academy. This group's goal is to inspire minority talent to pursue an education degree after high school. The hope for program outcome is that minority students are influenced to return to Topeka Public Schools to work after college graduation. Click here to download an application packet. 

    2018 Highlander HPHS Scholarship

    A national television network, in concert with developing a televised documentary of Highland Park High School called "Undercover High", donated TPSF funds to provide scholarships and support to HPHS students. This fund will be open-ended and any donor(s) may make additional contributions to the principal balance at any time in the future. 
     
    Award(s) from this fund shall be made to:
     
    1. Any qualified graduating student(s) from Highland Park High School (see application for specific qualifications). 
    2. Prior to post-secondary graduation, student(s) agrees to provide 30 hours of service to Topeka Public Schools. Service type(s) & location(s) will be approved by the TPS Superintendent or Superintendent designee.

    Click here to download the application.