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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

2017-18 Vanier Family Scholarship Program

The Vanier Family Scholarship Program was established in 2016 to enhance the strong leadership skills already exhibited by 4-H members. This program invests in the educational endeavors of young people who have overcome challenges in their lives to pursue their educational goals. Scholarship recipients will be recognized leaders and role models within their home communities who have balanced “greater than usual” demands and contributed in positive ways as a 4-H member and citizen. 

Students will receive scholarships in the amount of $7,000/year for use at community or technical institutions and $12,000/year for use at baccalaureate institutions. Recipients will receive half of the scholarship for the fall semester and the remaining half in the spring. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2017!!!

Additional Information

To apply, click here for to be taken to the application.

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 

Annual Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Program Announced

Published on Monday, 15 August 2016 11:09 krsl.com
Written by Press Release, Posted by David Elliott

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation will make 280 scholarships available in five categories to students in 26 northwest Kansas counties for the 2016-17 academic year.  Students from an accredited high school, registered independent, private or home school in one of the following 26 counties are eligible to apply: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace. 

Scholarships available for students who will graduate in the current academic year are:

Ten Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships with annual stipends of $10,000 renewable for three additional years if criteria established by the Scholarship Committee are met. Recipients must attend an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university.

Fifty Hansen Scholar Scholarships with stipends of $6,500 renewable for one additional year, providing the recipients have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. Recipients must attend an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university.

One hundred Hansen Student Scholarships with stipends of $4,000 renewable for one additional year, providing the recipients have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. Recipients must attend an accredited community, public, private or church related college or university in Kansas.

To qualify for the above scholarships, a student must have taken the ACT test and have a composite score of 21 or higher and have at least a 3.50 GPA (un-weighted). The student should be an active participant in extracurricular school and community activities, display good citizenship, leadership, and moral integrity.

Students planning to enter the competition for Leaders of Tomorrow, Hansen Scholar or Hansen Student scholarships must register at their school and take the qualifying test at locations to be announced. Information on all scholarships has been sent to qualifying area schools. Tentative test dates have been set for September 14 and 15, 2016.

One hundred Hansen Career and Technical Education Scholarships with stipends of $4,000 renewable for one additional year, providing the recipients have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. Career and Technical Education Scholarships are available to encourage high school seniors who seek competence through career training. An applicant for the Career and Technical Education Scholarship must complete an application form that is available from the high school counselor or it can be downloaded fromwww.danehansenfoundation.org. The Scholarship Committee is interested in the student's character, activities and goals. Applicants for the Hansen Career and Technical Education Scholarship are not required to take a qualifying test. A 3.50 GPA is not necessary to apply for this scholarship. Recipients may enroll in any career and technical education program, in any Kansas school, as long as it is not leading to a four-year degree.

In addition to the scholarships offered to high school seniors, the Hansen Foundation will also award 20 Community or Technical College Transfer Scholarships with stipends of $4,000 each. These scholarships are available for Kansas Community or Technical College students. Community College students must have completed a minimum of 32 hours of college credit by the Spring of 2017 and Technical College students must have completed an associate of applied science degree before transferring to an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university. Each Community or Technical College Transfer Scholarship may be renewed for one year upon completion of satisfactory work as evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Students may obtain application forms at the office of the Dean of Student Services at the Community College or Technical College Student Services or it can be downloaded from www.danehansenfoundation.org.

Through scholarships the Trustees of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation encourage good citizenship and high achievement in academic endeavors. Improvement of educational opportunities for students in Western Kansas ranks high among the objectives of the Trustees of the Hansen Foundation.

The Hansen Foundation is in its 42nd year of service to the young people of Northwest Kansas through the insight and generosity of the late Dane G. Hansen of Logan, Kansas. The book DANE GRAY HANSEN: TITAN OF NORTHWEST KANSAS by Billy M. Jones (1962) describes Dane G. Hansen and his contributions to Northwest Kansas.