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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439
785-472-4442  

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

Scholarships

Scholarships are gifts. They don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend and checking information in a public library or online. But be careful. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; and remember that you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid. 

Within this section we have information for scholarships provided by:

Additional scholarship resources are listed under "Spotlight on Scholarships" to the right.

Also, you can try these free sources of information about scholarships:

  • the financial aid office at a college or career school
  • a high school or TRIO counselor
  • the U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
  • federal agencies
  • your state grant agency
  • your library’s reference section
  • foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • ethnicity-based organizations
  • your employer or your parents’ employers

Additional information is available at:
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships.

 

Michelle Beran

4-H Youth Development Agent
309 S Fossil
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-3157
mberan@ksu.edu

 

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Additional Scholarships Available

Kansas Masonic Foundation Scholarships

Kansas Masonic Foundation scholarships provide millions of dollars in support to Kansas students.  Since 1970, the Kansas Masonic Foundation has provided scholarships to university-bound students throughout the state, with nearly $4 million distributed so far.

For additional information, check out the KMF website.

Dane G. Hansen Scholarships 

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation awards approximately 281 scholarships every year.  Since inception the Foundation has awarded approximately $17 million in scholarships to more than 6,000 students from Northwest Kansas.

Scholarships cover a variety of student needs, including high school seniors heading to traditional four-year universities, community colleges or technical schools.  Scholarships are also available for students graduating from 2-year programs and transferring to 4-year schools.

Additional Information & Applications

Nex-Tech Scholarships

The 2018 Break the Rules scholarship program is for high school seniors. Unlike most scholarships, it's designed to allow the student to showcase his or her passion and chosen career path in a variety of formats. It does not focus on academics or GPA. Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. The application process is available online at www.nex-tech.com/allaboutyou.  Applications are due February 5, 2018.

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) College Scholarship Program features scholarships ranging from $500 to $7,000. The application process is available online at https://www.nex-tech.com/About/Community/Nex-TechYouthServices.aspx Applications are due February 23, 2018.

High school seniors living in the Nex-Tech service area whose parents or legal guardians receive at least one Nex-Tech residential or business service (Landline Phone, Internet or Cable TV), excluding any Nex-Tech Wireless service, are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Kansas 4-H Keith Neuway & Jim Adams Dog Care & Training Project Scholarship

This application is specifically for the Kansas 4-H Keith Neuway and Jim Adams Dog Care and Training Project Scholarship. The Neuway and Adams 4-H Dog Scholarship has a one-time payment of $500.00 dollars, and may be awarded only once per recipient. The award is given at the Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show, which is held in Hutchinson on the third Saturday of September. The recipient is highly encouraged to attend the awards ceremony. An applicant must be a high school senior or freshman in college/post high school education and have been enrolled and participated in the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project for a minimum of three years. All application packages will be judged by a confidential panel. Send the completed application package to, and it must be received no later than 5 p.m., February 1st: Materials will be accepted as a Word document, .pdf document or a FAXed document only.

Russell County Area community Foundation Scholarships
2018-19 School Year

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The following 12 scholarships are available:

  • Adolph Boehler Student Aid Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors.
  • David Ochs Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors.
  • Doran and Bina Dole Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors with a disability or financial need.
  • Elaine Hilger Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates of Russell High School with an interest in music or a career in the medical field.
  • Ervin and Denzell Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors planning to obtain a degree in the college of education or agriculture.
  • Joshua Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates of Russell High School.
  • Kenneth V. Dumler Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors.
  • Murphy Memorial Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors living in the Gorham Telephone Company’s service area.
  • Paul E. Ruggels Memorial Scholarship, for graduates of Russell High School or Natoma High School who are entering their second year of post-secondary education and are seeking a degree or certification in a healthcare-related field.
  • Pohlman Family Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors from Russell High School or Natoma High School.
  • RHS Class of 1952, for graduating Russell High School seniors.
  • Sean Paul Banks Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Russell High School seniors.

All scholarship applications must be submitted through the foundation’s online scholarship portal by March 1, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded by mid-May. The portal and scholarship guidelines can be found at www.rcacf.net/scholarships.

For more information, please call Jessica Martin, grants and scholarships coordinator, at 785-823-1800.

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