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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

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


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. 

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.

Area Scholarships:

State/National Scholarships:

  • Dane G. Hansen Foundation
    • Awards approximately 280 new scholarships every year. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded approximately $22 million to more than 6,000 students from NW Kansas.
  • Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    • Eligibility:
      • US Citizen (permanent legal resident status doesn't qualify)
      • Current high school senior or the equivalent (cannot be a recent graduate)
      • Need to have a relative that's a member of Elks
  • Kansas Masonic Foundation Scholarship
    • KMF scholarships provide millions of dollars in support of Kansas students. Since 1970, the KMF has provided scholarships to university-bound students throughout the state, with nearly $4 million distributed so far.


You can also try these free sources of information about scholarships:

  • College or career school financial aid officer
  • High school or TRIO counselor
  • Employer or your parents’ employers
  • Ethnicity-based organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • Library reference section
  • Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • State grant agency
  • U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool

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