Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are given to Kansas residents demonstrating academic achievement. Students must meet all PCC minimum scholarship requirements and policies. 


Presidential Above & Beyond Scholarship:

Students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership skills may apply for this prestigious award. Above & Beyond scholars receive full tuition, loan of books and a $500 per semester stipend. The total award value exceeds $4,500 over two years. The Above & Beyond award is the largest made by PCC and one of the best available from any community college.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Kansas resident
  • Have graduated from the prior academic year.
  • Have a minimum ACT composite of 23.

and must meet at least two of the following three criteria:

  • ACT composite of 25 or higher
  • Class rank in top 10 percent
  • High school GPA of 3.6 or higher

Criteria for Retaining Scholarship

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on the best 12 credit hours each semester
  2. Above and Beyond honor students must document a minimum of 50 hours per semester involvement in college and or community service activities.
  3. Be in good standing with the institution.
  4. Live in the residence halls if exceptions according to Board policy are not met
  5. If you fail to maintain a 3.5 GPA but achieve at least a 3.0 GPA you will be eligible for other scholarship consideration.

Application Process:

Submit the following items along with a PCC scholarship application

(Application deadline is March 31st):

  1. An applicant letter highlighting your educational, career and life objective and why you should be considered for the award.
  2. An application for admission
  3. Complete a scholarship application.
  4. A copy of your high school transcript with verification of your ACT score and high school rank.
  5. A written recommendation from your high school counselor or principal.

Scholarship reference material should be sent:

VP of Instruction
348 NE SR 61
Pratt, KS 67124

or emailed to


Pratt County Senior Grant Scholarship

The Pratt County High School Graduate Grant will entitle the student to a full- tuition scholarship. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. The Pratt County High School Graduate Grant cannot be used in conjunction with another PCC scholarship award.

Application procedures for students applying for the Pratt County High School Graduate Grant are as follows:

  • Complete a PCC scholarship application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
  • Provide documentation to the Financial Aid Office, which confirms student’s current Pratt County residence and Pratt County High School graduation date.

Scholarship requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum of 16 credit hours per semester
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher.


Departmental Academic Scholarships:

PCC grants numerous departmental academic scholarships each year in the following areas and are awarded by the individual departments.

Agriculture Power Technology
Art/Graphic Design
Auto Technology​
Electrical Power Technology
Information Network Technology
Performing Arts
Skyland Grain
Welding Technology
Wildlife Outfitting & Operation