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**The O'Brate Scholarship Application for the 2017-18 school year is closed. 
By February 2018, you will be able to apply for the 2018-2019 O'Brate Scholarship***

Our Mission

The O’Brate Foundation will strive to improve the opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Kansas by assisting with emergency needs, providing educational scholarships to deserving youth, and addressing specific stumbling blocks lying in their path on the road to success.

Our Vision

The O’Brate Foundation recognizes that the future is in the hands of today’s youth. To make the future brighter for all, disadvantaged youth must be given opportunities for success. The Foundation will strive to improve the chance for success of these Kansas youth.

Who We Serve

Kansas Youth ages 17 - 25:

  • Who have been in foster care and are transitioning independent living.

  • Who have limited resources and/or an immediate need which has created an unstable or unsafe living condition.

Immediate Needs Assistance - Application always open

The O’Brate Foundation will consider, on an individual basis, addressing immediate needs for youth (ages 17-25) in order to create a stable living environment and help them continue their education/career goals.

The immediate needs application must be started by an adult sponsor which includes: teachers, school counselors, DCF case managers, or other qualifying professionals.  The access code needed to start an application can be requested by emailing Please allow 24-48 hours for response time.


Dual Credit Scholarship

The O’Brate Foundation desires for all students to have the ability to take college courses while in high school. Scholarships are provided to students with limited resources, who would not otherwise be able to take dual credit courses. Please email to be given access to the application. Priority consideration is given to students who apply prior to or early in the semester.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Financial need

  2. Minimum of a 2.5 GPA

  3. Drive and determination to succeed

O'Brate Scholarship - Deadline May 1st, 2018

The O’Brate Foundation invites youth with limited resources who are pursuing higher education to apply for a scholarship. We are committed to helping these youth attain their personal goals and become successful members of society. Scholarships are based on financial need and range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 annually. These scholarships are renewable until the age of 25.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Financial Need

  2. Minimum of a 2.5 GPA

  3. Full-time student

  4. Drive and determination to succeed

    To submit an O'Brate Scholarship application click the Sign Up button under the Need an Account heading on the right sidebar. Once in your account click the Create New Submission Button, select O’Brate Scholarship, and get started.

    High School Students, please you a personal email instead of a school email. 

Summer Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2018

The O'Brate Foundation recognizes that oftentimes students struggle to pay for summer courses because financial aid is limited. Therefore, we invite students with limited resources to apply for a summer scholarship. In order to be given access to the application please email submissions@obratefoundation.orgPriority consideration will be given to our current O’Brate Scholars.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Financial need

  2. Minimum of a 2.5 GPA

  3. Drive and determination to succeed