Scholarships

The Community Foundation administers over thirty-seven (37) scholarships, turning dreams of higher education into a reality.  Our scholarship application process begins in January. Scholarship applications will be available online from January – March 14th. 

Abilene High School Class of 1957 - (1) $1,000

  • Abilene High School Graduating Senior
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Attend at 4-year University, Community College, or Technical College

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Abilene High School Class of 1964 Memorial Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Abilene High School Graduating Senior
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • FASA Form required
  • Must have class ranking of 50%
  • Attend a 4-year University, Community college,  or Technical college

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Ballantyne Family Memorial Scholarship - (1) $500

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene, Chapman or Hope High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Attend a 4-year university, community college, or technical college
  • Preference is given to applicants who are engaged in or have ties to farming and agriculture

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Beau Miller Memorial Scholarship for Auto Collision and Auto Body Restoration - (1) $500

  • Graduating Dickinson County Senior, previous graduate of a Dickinson County High School, or Dickinson County GED recipient
  • Attend a Vocational or Technical College
  • To obtain a degree or license in Auto Collision Repair of Auto Body Restoration

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Carlton Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating senior or pervious graduate of any Dickinson  County High School, including privite or homeschool. 
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Active participation in church and community.
  • Attend at 4-year University, Community College, or Technical College.

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Carly Marie Gassman Scholarship - (2) $1,500

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Attend Kansas State University or enroll in a Human Health Related Field of Study at any College or Technical College

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Donald and Emily Coulson Memorial Scholarship (The) - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior of Chapman High School or previous graduate of Chapman High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Must be a member of an active farming family
  • Attend any accredited institution of Higher Learning in Kansas

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Donald C. Rorabaugh Scholarship - (1) $1,500

  • Graduating Senior or Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 3.2
  • Attend any Kansas University, Community College, or Vocational College

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Frank and Marilyn Jordan Family Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Attend any Kansas accredited Post-Secondary School

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

H.J. (Jack) & Paulina (Polly) E. Berkley Family Memorial Scholarship - (2) $2,000

  • Graduating Senior or Previous Graduate of Tescott High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Attend any 4-year University, Community College, or Technical College

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Heroneme Family Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior or Previous Graduate of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Preference is given to students attending Emporia State University, Majoring in Elementary Education

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Janet Rodda Memorial Scholarship - (2) $500

  • Graduating Senior or Previous Graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School OR are currently working in the Medical Field in Dickinson County
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Attend an Accredited 4-year University, Community College, or Vocational College, where a license or degree in Nursing Field/Healthcare Field is awarded.
  • Preference is giving to students who have had life experiences dealing with cancer within their immediate family 

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Jerry and Peggy Hitchcock Scholarship (The) - 1- $1000

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Abilene High School or previous graduate (of one year from Abilene High School, Abilene Kansas.
  • Applicant must have been an athlete in high school sports.
  • Applicant must have earned at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Applicant must attend an accredited technical college and be studying to obtain a certification in a trade.

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Jordan L. Canfield Family Scholarship for Washburn University - (2) $20,000 (based on 4-year)

  • Abilene or Chapman High School current year graduate
  • GPA at least 3.2
  • Attend Washburn University
  • Financial need is given primary consideration

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Ken and LaVetra Brown Scholarship - (1) $1,500

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School
  • Top 10% of Class
  • Have taken AP Classes
  • Planning to attend a Kansas 4-year Kansas University

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

L.E. "Brick" and Hannah Garrison Memorial Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Preference will be given to students that show financial need and have been involved within the community

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Lavonne Geist Memorial Scholarship - (1) $300

  • Graduating Senior or Previous Graduate of a Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 2.0
  • Planning to a 4-year University or Community College
  • Major must be in Social Science

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Loren and Alberta Noel Scholarship - (2) $500

  • Graduating Senior or Previous Graduate of Abilene High School, Chapman High School, or Solomon High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Planning to attend a 4-year University, Community College, or a Technical College

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Loren Engle Memorial FFA Scholarship - (1) $300

  • Graduating Senior of a Dickinson County High School or Previous Graduate of a Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Planning to attend a 4-year University, Community College, or Vocational College
  • Must have served in your FFA Chapter as an Officer

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Louise and J.M Frey Family Scholarship - (2) $500

  • Must be a resident of or have ties to Dickinson County
  • Individuals who are planning on career development activities such as Technical College, Apprentice Training, or participation in an on-the-job training program

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Lynn and Lorraine Meehan Scholarhip - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School or Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Attend a 4-year University, Community College, or Technical College
  • Preference is given to applicants who have been actively involved in 4-H and FFA

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Mark Mayden Scholarship (The) - (1) $500

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School or Previous Dickinson County Graduate in their 1st or 2nd year of studies at a Kansas 4-year University, Community College, or Technical College
  • GPA of at least 3.2 

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Mike Rankin Memorial Scholarship - (1) $350

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School or a Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must be planning to attend a Technical College
  • Preference is given to applicants seeking certification in the HVAC or plumbing trades

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Nold Scholarship - (4) $7,500 ($973.50 per semester)

  • Graduating Senior of a Dickinson County High School, Dickinson County Private School, or a Dickinson County Home School Student
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • FASA Form required
  • Attend Fort Hays University
  • Financial need is given primary consideration

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Orville Oard Athletic Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Applicant must have participated in two (2) sports and have lettered in at least one sport. 
  • Attend a 4-year University, Community College or Technical College in Kansas
  • Financial need is given primary consideration

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Ralph Snyder Memorial Scholarship - (2) $1,000

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School or Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Planning to attend an accredited Vocational or Techincal College

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Reilly Family Agricultural Scholarship - (1) $1,000

  • Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School enrolled in the second year of any 4-year Kansas University
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must be pursuing a degree in the Agricultural Field

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Ron Bolliger Memorial Scholarship for Auto Restoration - (1) $1,000

  • Applicant must have ties to Dickinson County
  • Pursuing training in the Auto Restoration Field

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Strowig Family Scholarship - 1 -$1000 ($500 per semester)

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Community College, or Technical College, or Trade School
  • Based on Financial Need
  • Preference is given to the applicant that has been involved with FFA or 4-H

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

U.W. "Mann" and Hester C. Kreider Scholarship - (2) $600

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School or Previous Graduate of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Planning to attend a 4-year University, Community College, or Technical College in Kansas

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Verl & Betty Eckman Scholarship - (1) $300

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School or Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School
  • GPA of at least 3.2
  • Planning to attend a 4-year University, Community College or Technical School in Kansas
  • Seeking a degree in Nursing Field

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

Walter J. Finn Memorial Scholarship (The) - (1) $500

  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School or Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School or a GED recipient with ties to Dickinson County
  • Student must attend a Community College or Technical College to obtain a Degree or Licence in a trade including by not limited to Diesel Mechanics, Criminal Justice, Fire Fighting, EMT, Paramedic, CNA, CMA, LPN, or Cosmetology

Application is now closed and scholarship recipients will be contacted soon.

Warren and Mary Jean Wilson Family Scholarship - (2) $700

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must attend Kansas State University

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.

William F. and Janet A. Johnson Scholarship - (2) $1,000

  • Two (2) $1,000 scholarships available
  • Graduating Senior of any Dickinson County High School, Previous Graduate of any Dickinson County High School, or a GED recipient with ties to Dickinson County
  • Applicant must be seeking higher education for a trade that relates to or finds application in the Business of Agriculture.  
  • Preference is given to students studying Welding Technology 

Application is now closed and scholarship recipients will be contacted soon.

Woodrow and Esther Tyrell Scholarship (The) - (3) $16,000 ($2000 per semester)

  • Three (3) $16,000 scholarships available (based on 4-year)
  • Graduating Dickinson County Senior
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • FASA Form require
  • Attend any 4-year Kansas Accredited College
  • Financial need is given primary consideration

Application period opens on 12/20/2019.