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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.
- 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
Edward Phillips Memorial Scholarship (approx. $1000)
This scholarship for non-traditional students will be awarded in memory of Ed Phillips (1953-2013). Ed grew up as one of 13 children on a farm in Valley Falls, Kansas. In the Phillips family, education was revered for each child; its importance was one of the core values of their family. Ed earned a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Agricultural Education, thus combining two of his loves. Shortly after he began teaching at St. George High School he was diagnosed with a large benign spinal cord tumor, removal of which left him an incomplete quadriplegic. His personal bravery and determination didn’t let paralysis stop him. Because this was prior to the Americans With Disabilities Act, he was not allowed to teach agriculture as a disabled person. Undaunted, he went back to graduate school at Kansas State University and began working at the Kaw Valley State Bank in Wamego, Kansas. He eventually served on their Board of Directors and retired as the Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Mortgage Loan Department. His wife, Mary Alice, and eleven children carry on Ed’s perseverance and devotion to education. Ed began his college education sure that the traditional student path would be his. Life changed that! His family and friends would like this scholarship to assist someone facing a challenge in life to study something new and change the trajectory of their own life as Ed did. Click here to apply: Edward Phillips Memorial Scholarship Application 2022
Kaw Valley State Bank Employee Scholarship (approx. three $250)
The employees of Kaw Valley State Bank have established a scholarship fund to assist students attending schools in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties and Clifton-Clyde high school
- Available to a high school senior from Pottawatomie or Wabaunsee counties, and Clifton-Clyde high school.
- 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.
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.
WTC (Wamego Telephone Company, Inc.) Scholarships (6 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, Rossville, Wabaunsee, St. Marys Academy, and St. Marys High School.
- 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.
Clifton Clyde High School
Onaga High School
Rock Creek High School
Rossville High School
St Marys Academy
St Marys High School
Wabaunsee High School
Wamego High School
Edward Phillips Scholarship Application (Updated application for 2022 coming later this year)
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!