The Topeka Public Schools Foundation (TPSF) administers scholarships to encourage continued study in college, university, or technical school. Each scholarship has its own qualifying requirements and awards committee. Application deadline for these scholarships is March 15th every year.

If you would like more information, or if you are interested in offering a scholarship, please contact the TPS Foundation office at (785) 295-3024. You may also target gifts to help bolster one or more scholarships.

To donate to any of the below scholarships please click here.

Major General Stephen Reeves Teaching Profession Scholarship

Five, $2,000 Major General Stephen Reeves Scholarships were established in 2022 to provide financial assistance to qualifying TPS teachers pursuing a master's degree at an accredited institution and willing to continue to teach in TPS post graduation.   Click Here for instructions.

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Channing and Dina Cox
College Prep Academy of Topeka Scholarship

Students that attended the Cox College Prep Academy of Topeka made a commitment to give back to the Topeka community for being provided support and full college tuition. Many students have now graduated and are making good on their commitment. 

In 2024, two scholarships are available for application. One for $3,000 and one for $2,000.

View scholarship links below:

Topeka High School 

Destynee Thomas Scholarship Complete Application Online

Topeka West High School

Carly Fitzgerald Scholarship - Complete Application Online


The McFArland TWHS Science Award 

This annual student monetary award was created by Dr. Carl McFarland. The award is to recognize an outstanding TWHS science student. 

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TWHS Class of '67 Teaching Award

This annual award was created by TWHS classmates Dr Carl McFarland, Cynthia Schmidt Heath, Dr Judy Joss, Dr Neal Satten, and Dr David Reibstein. The purpose of the award is to present an annual cash award in recognition and honor of an outstanding TWHS teacher.

Complete Application Online

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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.

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The Brian MacDonald Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to one qualified Topeka Public Schools junior student for one year who is planning to attend the Washburn Institute of Technology Culinary Arts program with intentions to receive a 48 credit hour technical Culinary Arts Certificate.

Scholarship Information:

1. One $1600.00 scholarship will be awarded.

2. The scholarship will be renewed senior year if the applicant continues to stay enrolled, makes progress toward earning the Culinary Arts Certificate at Washburn Institute of Technology and maintains a GPA of 2.0.

3. The Scholarship will be paid to Washburn Tech in the name of the student.

Click here to download the application.

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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.

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Claire Elise Fisher Inspiration Award

For TWHS graduates.



Coach Beitz memorial scholarship

Diana Beitz, wife of coach Steve Beitz, established a memorial scholarship in her husbands honor. The scholarship is to provide assistance to a graduating senior, of Highland Park high school or Topeka West high school, pursuing post - secondary education. Click here to download an application.

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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.

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Educators Insurance SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship provides financial assistance to a graduating senior planning to pursue a secondary study majoring in education. Other majors may be considered. Two scholarships will be awarded annually. Click here to download an application. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 is open-ended and any donor(s) may make additional contributions to the principal balance at any time.

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.

Complete Application Online

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