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Hixson Opportunity Award

Sponsored by: University of Kansas

Applicant must be a current high school senior who is a resident of Kansas and is an entering freshmen for the upcoming fall term at the university. Applicant must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship; applicants whose parent(s) did not earn a four-year college degree will receive priority consideration (first generation). FAFSA is required.


Application Deadline February 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable up to four years.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? yes
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $5,000
Average $5,000
Min $5,000


Max 10
Average 10
Min 10

Contact Information

Sarah Vancil
Assistant Director
University of Kansas
KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States

Phone: (785) 864-5494
Fax: (785) 864-5469

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