Senator Robert J. Dole
Public Service Scholarship Program
The 2013 program is now closed.
Check back Feb. 2014 for 2014 program.
Available to KS Regent Schools & Washburn/2014 Freshmen
About the Scholarship Program
Applications for the 2013 one-year scholarships are available HERE.
The Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship Program recognizes Kansas high school students who have demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Drawing upon the spirit and experience of Senator Bob Dole's career, the Dole Institute emphasizes public service by helping students to understand the challenges and rewards of public life.
Each $1000 Dole 2011 scholarship is for one year only and is not renewable. It is to be used at KU, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University or Washburn University. The 60 scholarships are distributed among the state's four congressional districts to ensure the broadest statewide participation.
The Dole scholarship program began in 2005 with a federal grant that funded 40 scholarships per year. In 2007, the Dole Institute received a second federal grant and awarded 128 scholarships, more than three times the number of scholarships as in each of the previous two years. The 2011 grant is for 60 scholarships.
Dole Scholars 2012
Scenes from the June 20, 2012, luncheon attended by 24 of this year's scholarship recipients. View PHOTO JOURNAL (pdf)
Take a look at scenes from the
Dole Scholars Luncheon on June 22, 2011
2009 DOLE SCHOLARS
Luncheon Table Photos (pdf)
Dole Scholars 2008
In Spring 2008, the Dole Institute of Politics again awarded 128 $1000 scholarships to exemplary Kansas high school graduates. The scholarships are renewable for three years and may be used at KU, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University or Washburn University.
For further information other than application process, contact:
- Barbara Ballard
- Associate Director, Dole Institute of Politics