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The CGSC Foundation offers a competitive Scholarship Program open to high school seniors who will begin their college studies in the next fall and for undergraduate college students returning to school.

Immediate family (children, grandchildren and spouses) of Life Members of the Foundation’s Alumni Association are eligible to apply for a scholarship. (Life Membership to the Foundation Alumni Association is $250 – Click here to join)

The window for the 2024 CGSC Foundation Scholarship Program opens Jan. 8 and closes March 15. All valid applications will be evaluated by an impartial committee with no relationship to any of the applicants, and the application will be evaluated with names removed. Judging will occur in March and the winners will be announced in April 2024. Read the announcement here.

The Foundation will award five cash scholarships: one $5000, one $1000, and one $500 to students who are beginning their college education; and one $1000 and one $500 scholarship to students who are continuing their college education. Park University will award three $5000 scholarships for qualified applicants. The Park University scholarships are for full-time students for the academic year (the award will be split between the fall and spring semesters). These scholarships can be renewed for up to three years at Park University’s discretion if recipients maintain full-time status, have a 3.0+ GPA, and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress. This Park University scholarship cannot be combined with any other Park University scholarship.

Colonel Stephen E. “Brownie” Brown

Colonel Stephen E. “Brownie” Brown

This is the second year of the Colonel Stephen E. “Brownie” Brown Scholarship which will award one scholarship for $5,000. The Colonel Stephen E. “Brownie” Brown Scholarship is named in honor of a U.S. Marine officer who retired from active duty in February 2009 and became an instructor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 2010. Due to medical complications from Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA), Brown retired from teaching at CGSC and currently lives in Stillwell, Kansas. His network of lifelong friends approached the CGSC Foundation to establish the scholarship in Brown’s name to honor his lifetime of service and their friendship. Read the original announcement here.

Students may apply for one or both of the scholarships – CGSC Foundation cash scholarship or the Park University scholarship – by checking the boxes in the application.

2024 CGSC Foundation Scholarship Program timeline:

  • Application Submission Window: Jan. 8 – midnight March 15, 2024
  • Judging: March 16-31, 2024
  • Announcement of Winners: April 2024

Questions? – Contact Lora Morgan, CGSC Foundation Director of Operations –
email: or ph: 913-651-0624.

Click here to learn about the 2023 scholarship recipients.

Click here or the image below to view/download the 2024 application.

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