Last night, the William F. Lehman American History Scholarship was presented to Thade Yates, Fort Scott High School senior, by Carla Farmer, chair of the FSACF board, and fellow board member Charles Gentry.
“I am sincerely grateful to the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation for selecting me as a recipient of the William F. Lehman American History Scholarship,” Thade told us. “As a result of your generosity, I will now be able to continue my studies of American history through college and beyond. Thank you!”
We congratulate Thade on his achievements and wish him much success in the future!
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About the Lehman Scholarship
William Lehman loved American history and, because of his passion, the William F. Lehman American History Scholarship was established in his memory in 2016 by his daughter, Carolyn Cooper.
The William F. Lehman American History Scholarship is awarded annually to graduates of Bourbon County high schools who are attending or planning to attend college full-time and enroll in a course studying any aspect of American history.
Scholarships at the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation
The Lehman Scholarship is one of two scholarship funds held by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, the other being the Haberbosch Scholarship available to graduates of Marmaton Valley High School in Moran, Kansas. Both scholarships are administered by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas, of which FSACF is an affiliate, as part of the CFSEK scholarships program.
Scholarship funds like these are an excellent way for local residents to create a lasting legacy for themselves, their loved ones, or a favorite teacher or school staff member. For more information about establishing a scholarship fund at FSACF, contact us through our website!