Scholarships

The Community Foundation administers over thirty-three (33) 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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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Ballantyne Family Memorial Scholarship - (1) $5000

  • 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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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Jordan L. Canfield Family Scholarship for Washburn University - (1) $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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 Community Involvement and have financial need

Application period is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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Orban and Shirley Haas Scholarship - (2) $2,500

  • Graduating Senior of Abilene or Chapman High or Previous Graduate of Abilene or Chapman High School
  • Attend a 4-year, Community College, or Trade School
  • Financial need is given primary consideration

Application period is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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Reilly Family Agricultural Scholarship - (1) $1,000 and (2) $500

  • 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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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Sarah Jan Hoffman P.E.O. Scholarship (The) - (1) $1,000

  • Applicant must be Female
  • Graduating Senior of Abilene High School or Previous Graduate of Abilene High School
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Attending Community College, Technical College, or on-line course, or an on-the-job training program

Application period is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 period is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 period is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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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 is now open. Applications will be accepted until 03/14/2019.

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