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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.

 

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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

Russell County Area Community Foundation Scholarships

The Russell County Area Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $253,000 is available to students in the Russell County area through the foundation’s 12 scholarship funds:

  • 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. (Contact Russell High School to apply for this scholarship.)
  • 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 February 15, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded by mid-April. The application portal and scholarship guidelines can be found at www.rcacf.net/scholarships.

Last year, the community foundation awarded over $209,000 in scholarships to 60 area students. For more information, please contact Jessica Fuller, grants and scholarships coordinator, at 785-823-1800.

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 280 new scholarships every year.

Since inception the Foundation has awarded approximately $22 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

2019 Keith Neuway & Jim Adams Kansas 4-H Dog Care & Training Project Scholarship

The 2019 Keith Neuway and Jim Adams Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project Scholarship is for dog members who have been in the Kansas 4-H Dog Project for three or more years. You need not be a current member, if you fit the other criteria. This 4-H scholarship is a one-time payment of $500.00 that will be awarded on Saturday, September 14, 2019, during the 2019 Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show. 2019 applications must be received on or before 5 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Send the completed application to the Kansas State 4-H Office, ATTN: Neuway and Adams Dog Care and Training Scholarship Committee, 201 Umberger Hall, 1612 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS 66506-3404, 785-532-5800. The application is on the Kansas 4-H web site: http://www.kansas4-h.org/projects/animals/dog.html.

For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, 785-462-6281 or e-mail dwaldren@ksu.edu.