Learn and Serve

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FSCC & National Guard Partnership

FSCC is partnered with the Kansas Army National Guard to help students not only pay for college, but to gain knowledge, respect, and leadership.  Students can serve the citizens of Kansas and receive valuable training while simultaneously pursuing their degrees.  The Kansas National Guard offers several ways for students to pay for their college education so that students can graduate from college with little or no school debt.  You will receive pay or compensation for every day you serve, and this includes all time spent in training.  In other words, the Guard will pay for you to learn valuable job skills that translate to the civilian work force… all while you earn your college degree.  Below are numerous options to gain knowledge, receive hands-on training in your desired field, and a degree without worrying about the costs. 

No Online Fees


FSCC no longer charges additional fees to gain a degree conveniently from your work, home, or in this case, on base. You can earn your degree online or face-to-face for the same cost. With the benefits from the National Guard and FSCC low tuition rates allows more room for a higher degree or other certificates. Click HERE for FSCC Tuition and Fees details. 


National Guard Career Options (post-degree) 


  • Plumber
  • Interior Electrician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Radio Operator-Maintainer
  • Paralegal Specialist
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Military Police
  • Chaplain Assistant
  • Food Service Specialist
  • Unit Supply Specialist
  • Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator
  • Radar Repairer
  • Indirect Fire Infantryman (Mortarman)
  • Cavalry Scout
  • M1 Armor Crewmember
  • Aircraft Structural Repairer
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer
  • Plus MANY MORE!!!


The following jobs in the Kansas Army National Guard currently have a $20,000 enlistment bonus.  This list may change on a quarterly basis. Contact your local recruiter for details.


  • Horizontal Construction Engineer
  • Fire Control Specialist
  • Signal Support Systems Specialist
  • Military Police
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Motor Transport Operator
  • Abrams Tank System Maintainer
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
  • Utilities Equpipment Repairer
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist


By earning your degree through FSCC and joining the Kansas National Guard, you can learn, gain knowledge and experience, and defend all at the same time.  For more information on careers available in the National Guard, go to https://www.nationalguard.com/careers.   


National Guard Benefits

Click HERE to learn more about the Kansas National Guard’s education, insurance, retirement, and pay benefits.


Helpful Links



Kansas Army National Guard  (This website provides an overview of the benefits and careers available to Guard members and links to contact a local recruiter.) 


Kansas National Guard  (This website provides detailed information on National Guard service requirements, careers, benefits, and resources.) 


Kansas Adjutant General's Website  (This website provides a brief overview of the education benefits available to members of the Kansas National Guard, and it has links to additional websites for more in-depth information.) 


Kansas Board of Regents Credit for Prior Learning  (This website provides information and guidelines on awarding academic credit for a student's knowledge and expertise acquired through life and professional experience, to include military training.) 


GoArmyEd  (This website provides contact information for the Kansas National Guard State Education Services Office.) 



Contact Information


Fort Scott Community College
Ashley Keylon
Director of Advising 
620.223.2700 ext. 3550
Kansas National Guard
Mr. Carl Alexander
Education Services Officer


Sgt. Jared Harlan
Recruiter/ Pittsburg


Sgt. Jacob Forsythe
Recruiter/ Pittsburg
Sgt. Eric Williams
Recruiter/ Iola