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Grants

We’re sorry, but there are currently no grants available. Please visit our site often though, as we will be adding grants and more scholarships as they become available. Thank you!

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are to be downloaded and turned in to high school counselors.  The deadline for submitting applications to the high school counselor is February 10, 2017.  Applications for the Walter Byers Scholarship can be submitted directly to the Kansas Rural Communities Foundation, PO Box 396, Wamego, KS 66547 or [email protected]  Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Annual Scholarship Banquet on May 3, 2017 at the Wamego Middle School.

Scholarship Application – Rock Creek High School
Scholarship Application-St. Marys High School
Scholarship Application-St. Marys Academy
Scholarship Application-Wabaunsee High School
Scholarship Application-Onaga High School
Scholarship Application-Wamego High School (2)
Scholarship Application-Walter Byers Scholarship – for the following schools: Wamego , Rock Creek, Wabaunsee, St. Marys, St. Marys Academy, Onaga, Rossville, Mission Valley, Jackson Heights, Holton, Royal Valley, Sabetha, Wetmore, Axtell, Nemaha Central and Blue Valley (Randolph) High Schools
Scholarship Application-Kaw Valley Bank – available to students attending a high school in Pottawatomie or Wabaunsee Counties

Bank of the Flint Hills Employee Donor Advised Scholarship (approx. $500)
In 2010 the employees of First National Bank of Wamego established the First National Bank Employee Donor Advised fund.  The purpose of the fund is to allow the employees to collectively support the community in ways that they could not do individually.  By combining the gifts from all the employees, they are able to create a significant amount of dollars each year that can be directed toward charitable causes in the communities they serve.

Criteria

  • Available to four Wamego High School, one Wabaunsee High School, and one Rock Creek graduating seniors.
  • Available for attendance at any 2- or 4-year accredited school.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who are current members of Future Business Leaders of America (at Wamego High School).
  • Applicants must answer the question, “If you were given $1 million and were required to give it all away within 30 days, who would you give it to and why

Pete Darting Memorial Scholarship Fund (Rossville HS)

  • The annual scholarship amount to be awarded shall be at least $150; however, if at some future time, the Fund becomes large enough to be an endowment fund, the annual scholarship amount shall be determined by the guidelines used at such time by the Foundation for annual disbursements from endowment funds, thereby allowing the Fund to remain in perpetuity.
  • At least one scholarship recipient shall generally be selected at the end of each school year.
  • Available to a Rossville (KS) High School graduating senior.
  • Available for attendance at any accredited school.
  • Preference shall be given to students who have participated in any high school sport.
  • Financial need will be considered.

 David Hartwich Scholarship (2 at approx. $500)

This scholarship was established in memory of David Hartwich and his passion for Industrial, Vocational, and Agriculture areas.  David (1972-2015) graduated from Onaga High School in 1972 and from Emporia State University with a degree in Industrial Education in 1976.  He taught from 1976-1979 at Sabetha High School and then at Wamego High School from 1979-2009.  Once Dave retired he raised cattle, farmed, and continued to run his dirt work/construction company.  His love for Industrial, Vocational, and Agriculture was prevalent throughout his lifetime.

Criteria

  • Available to a graduate of Wamego High School, Rock Creek High School, or Onaga High School
  • The scholarship is to be used for post-secondary education in Industrial Arts, Vocational, or Agriculture
  • Special consideration will be given to students who have taken Industrial Arts or Agriculture classes

Gus Hildebrand Memorial Scholarships (2) (approx. $250)
August “Gus” Hildebrand (1971-2003) was a 1990 graduate of Wamego High School. He attended Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, and Chicago Hospitality Institute of Culinary Arts, where he earned a degree as a graduate chef. In March 2008, family and friends established a memorial scholarship that awards two high school students, generally one from Wamego and one from Rock Creek, with special consideration going to students who plan to enter a culinary arts program.  

Criteria

  • When possible, one recipient shall be a graduating senior of Wamego High School (KS) and one recipient shall be a graduating senior of Rock Creek High School (KS).
  • Available for attendance at any accredited college, university, technical, or trade school in the fall directly after graduation from high school.
  • Special consideration will be given to students entering a culinary arts program at any accredited school.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who belong to at least two civic or school organizations or clubs.
  • Financial need will be considered.

 Kaw Valley State Bank Employee Scholarship (approx. three $100)
The employees of Kaw Valley State Bank have established a scholarship fund to assist students attending schools in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties.

Criteria

  • Available to a high school senior from Pottawatomie or Wabaunsee counties
  • The recipient shall be enrolled in any accredited two or four year post secondary institution.
  • Special consideration shall be given to a family member of an employee of Kaw Valley State Bank.
  • Special consideration shall be given to any student who shows leadership within their school by being part of a club or civic group.

 Riley Construction Company, Inc. Scholarship (approx. $500)

Based in Wamego, Riley Construction Company is a general contractor. They provide green building, roofing, residential construction and more.  A scholarship has been established for students pursuing the carpentry or construction fields.

Criteria

  • Available to a graduate of Wamego High School, Rock Creek High School, or Wabaunsee High School
  • Available for attendance at any trade school located in Kansas
  • Special consideration shall be given to students pursuing carpentry or construction fields.
  • Financial need will be considered.
  • Applications must include a letter of vocational goals and a resume.

R-Tech Tool & Machine Scholarship Fund (Wabaunsee HS)

  • The recipient shall be a Wabaunsee High School (USD 329) graduating senior.
  • At least one recipient shall be selected at the end of each school year.
  • The annual scholarship amount to be awarded shall generally be $1000; however, the scholarship amount shall be determined by the guidelines used at such time by the Foundation for annual disbursements from endowment funds, thereby allowing the Fund to remain in perpetuity.
  • Available for attendance at any accredited school.
  • Preference shall be given to students who plan to study metal fabrication (welding, machine tool, etc.) and/or Industrial.
  • Preference shall be given to students who are required to work in order to fund their college education.
  • Financial need will be considered.

Wamego City Hospital Scholarships (3)($500)

These pass-through scholarships are presented through the Community Foundation by the Wamego Hospital Association to help further the education of students pursuing a career in the health field. Scholarships are available for students at Rock Creek High School (1) and Wamego High School (2).

Criteria

  • Available for attendance at any 2- or 4-year accredited school.
  • Must major in health care curriculum.

WTC (Wamego Telephone Company, Inc.) Scholarships (5 awarded)
Wamego Telephone Company, Inc. has always considered it important to give back to the educational efforts of youth within each community it serves. These scholarships were established in 1998 to reward those students who have excelled during their high school years and are available to a graduating senior at each high school in WTC’s service area: Wamego, Rock Creek, Wabaunsee, St. Marys Academy, and St. Marys High School.

Criteria

  • Available to a graduating senior at each high school in WTC’s service area (Wamego, Rock Creek, Wabaunsee, and St. Marys (High School and Academy).
  • Available for attendance at any 2- or 4-year accredited school.
  • Selection is based on the academic performance of students.
  • Financial need will be considered.

Walter Byers Scholarship (approx $1,000)
Mr. Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA and a long time rancher from the Emmett, Kansas area, left a scholarship for Kansas high school graduates. Applicants must graduate from a high school in Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee, Jackson, or Nemaha counties, and have a 3.0 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship may be renewed through college as long as the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average, and can extend to post graduate studies in a field other than law or veterinary medicine. The recipient must have been a Kansas resident for a least four years prior to receipt of the scholarship. The scholarship can be used to attend any college or university in the United States. Special consideration will be given to applicants with financial need.

Criteria

  • Available to a high school senior from Jackson, Nemaha, Pottawatomie or Wabaunsee counties
  • The applicant must be a Kansas resident for at least four years prior to receipt of the scholarship
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (3.0 GPA must be maintained in college for renewal)
  • Evidence of financial need required