Scholarship money is available through the Salina Community Foundation.
According to the organization, this year scholarships are available for local students through 24 different funds at the Foundation.
The Wally Beets – John Marino Scholarship: For employees who are or have been employed by the Salina Country Club attending accredited post-secondary institutions.
The Betts Family Scholarship: For students qualified for graduation from Decatur Community High School attending a post high school accredited educational institution.
The Joyce L. Brown Scholarship: For students who are members of the First United Methodist Church, Salina, Kansas. (Contact the church to apply for this scholarship.)
The C.L. Clark Scholarship: For students currently enrolled at the University of Kansas School of Law or Washburn University School of Law and who graduated from a high school in Saline County, Kansas.
The Decatur Community Scholarship: For students graduating from USD #294 attending accredited post-secondary institutions.
The Erik Erickson Memorial Scholarship: For students graduating from Decatur Community High School attending accredited post-secondary institutions.
The First Bank of Kansas Scholarship: For students who are currently enrolled in good standing at Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS with preference to students working toward a degree in business.
The Jody Fredrickson Nursing & Health Scholarship: For students graduating from Decatur Community High School attending accredited post-secondary institutions to major in nursing or another health related field.
The Brian C. Garnett Scholarship: Three $1,000 scholarships for graduates of Salina High School Central.
The Mary Olson & Viola Olson Gustafson Scholarship: 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 Hale Family Sunflower Promise Scholarship: 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 Kansas Federation of Republican Women Scholarship: For female students currently attending a Kansas college or university, with a declared major of Political Science, History, or Public Administration, entering her junior or senior year of undergraduate study, or attending graduate school.
The Kelling-Tomlinson Scholarship: For students from Smith Center High School attending accredited post-secondary institutions.
The Evelyn R. King National Honor Society Scholarship: This is a scholarship that is selected by a committee at Salina Central High School. They look at all Senior members of National Honor Society and select two students to receive this scholarship based on criteria in the National Honor Society National Scholarship application. Students will be required to complete that application.
The Jeanne B. Marts Scholarship: For students graduating from a Saline County high school who will major in elementary or secondary education.
The Orpha J. and Ernest Milbradt Scholarship: For area high school students who plan to attend Kansas State University or the University of Kansas.
The Glenn L. & Edna M. Mott Memorial Scholarship: For students graduating from Decatur Community High School attending accredited post-secondary institutions.
The Frances E. Curtis NAACP Scholarship: For students eligible for graduation from a Saline County high school and active in or have a close family member active in NAACP-Salina.
The Michael & Alma Olson Scholarship: 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 David and Marguerite Parker Scholarship: 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. Scholarships are for the purpose of post-secondary accredited education.
The Gayle & Evelyn Richmond Scholarship: For students of Plainville, Stockton, Natoma, or Palco High Schools with plans to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.
The Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship: A two year scholarship for students of Decatur Community High School with plans to attend a post-secondary institution other than Kansas State University.
The Booker T. Washington Scholarship: For African American students from the Salina area attending accredited post-secondary institutions.
The Florence Evelyn Westhoff Scholarship: For students who are connected with, but not necessarily members of, the University United Methodist Church (UUMC), Salina, KS, or students attending Kansas Wesleyan University.
Applications are submitted through an online process. The website is www.gscf.org. Click on “Apply for a Scholarship” to get started. Most scholarship applications have a March 31 deadline. For more information, contact Jenny Stack, Program/Scholarship Coordinator of the Foundation at 785-823-1800 or [email protected]