Every year, the need for scholarships is greater than the available resources. As tuition continues to rise, support of scholarships becomes even more invaluable. The Greater Salina Community Foundation is pleased to administer 24 different scholarship funds. These scholarships were established by donors who believe in the youth of our area and beyond, and want to support their pursuit of higher education.
This year the Greater Salina Community Foundation is pleased to announce more than $60,000 in scholarships awarded through the Foundation to area students.
The Wally Beets-John Marino Scholarship is for students who are or have been employed by the Salina Country Club. The recipients are Maeve Martin and Zachary Turner.
The Betts Family Scholarship is for students graduating from Decatur Community High School. The recipient is Nicholas Ashley.
The Joyce L. Brown Scholarship is for students who are members of the First United Methodist Church, Salina, Kansas. The recipient is Elisha Cairns.
The C.L. Clark Scholarship is for students currently enrolled at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law and who graduated in Saline County, Kansas. The recipient is Bryan Kelly.
The Decatur Community Scholarship is for students graduating from USD #294. The recipients are Baron Green and Hannah May.
The Erik Erickson Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Decatur Community High School. The recipient is Lara Zodow.
The First Bank Kansas Scholarship is for students who are currently in good standing at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas with preference to students working toward a degree in business. The recipient is Michael Laramie.
The Jody Fredrickson Nursing & Health Scholarship is for students graduating from Decatur Community High School who are planning to major in nursing or another health related field. The recipient is Ashley Witt.
The Brian Clarke Garnett Memorial Scholarship is for graduates of Salina Central High School. The recipients are Samuel Allen, Dekeysha Cooper and Emily Ewing.
The Mary Olson & Viola Olson Gustafson Scholarship is for students attending or planning to attend Cloud County Community College with a view toward obtaining a degree in nursing or a related medical field. The recipient is Cassandra Tracy.
The Hale Family Sunflower Promise Scholarship is for Kansas community college students who have completed 2 years of coursework and will be completing their degrees at a 4 year post-secondary institution in Kansas. The recipients are Jessika Hamrick and Justin Streeter.
The Kansas Federation of Republican Women Scholarship is for female students currently attending a Kansas college or university, with a declared major of Political Science, History, Public Administration, Healthcare, Law or Education, entering her junior or senior year of undergraduate study or attending graduate school. The recipient is Eastin Casey.
The Mike & Mable Kelling Scholarship is for students from Hartley High School, Hartley, Texas. The recipient is Christina Gonzalez.
The Kelling-Tomlinson Scholarship is for students from Smith Center High School. The recipients are Trenna Cox, Mariah Harris, Faith Karg, Tristan Sasse and Kale Terrill.
The Evelyn R. King National Honor Society Scholarship is for students at Salina Central High School based on criteria in the National Honor Society National Scholarship application. The recipients are Tanner Robl and Emily Wood.
The Jeanne B. Marts Scholarship is for students graduating from a Saline County high school who will major in elementary or secondary education. The recipients are Madison Donatell, Katie Snyder and Jordan Weems.
The Orpha J. & Ernest Milbradt Scholarship is for high school students who plan to attend Kansas State University or the University of Kansas. The recipients are Gage Nichols, Ty Nienke, Garrett Schuman, Kellen Smutz and Kade True.
The Glenn L. & Edna M. Mott Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Decatur Community High School. The recipient is Nicholas Ashley.
The Frances E. Curtis NAACP Scholarship is for students graduating from a Salina, Kansas area high school that are active in or have close family members active in NAACP-Salina. The recipient is Shontel Gaddis.
The Michael & Alma Olson Scholarship is for students attending or planning to attend North Central Kansas Technical College with a view toward obtaining a degree in one or more of the building trades. The recipient is Connor Weis.
The David A. & M. Marguerite Parker Scholarship is for students of Tescott High School who are academically solid and have community involvement, but most likely will not be recognized as Salutatorian or Valedictorian of their graduating class. The recipients are Shiland Fuller and Makayla Webb.
The Gayle & Evelyn Richmond Scholarship is for students of Plainville, Stockton, Natoma or Palco High School. The recipients are Breanna Eulert, Arianne Fisher, and KaiLee Homburg.
The Col. Delbert L. Townsend Scholarship is for students of Decatur Community High School. The recipients are Kyle Breth, Kade Brown, Darbi Rouse, Connor Weis, Ashley Witt and Lara Zodrow.
The Booker T. Washington Scholarship is for African American students from the Salina area. The recipients are Damion Cooper, Dekeysha Cooper and Devin Smith.
Story by: Jenny Stack / Salina Community Foundation