Scholarship funds are another type of charitable fund offered by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation. These funds help students pay the costs of attending college.
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Bourbon County Scholarship Opportunities
The Fort Scott Area Community Foundation is currently home to two scholarship opportunities for Bourbon County students, the Haberbosch Family Scholarship and the William F. Lehman American History Scholarship.
Our scholarships are offered as part of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas scholarship program. Applications are typically available each year between January and March.
Haberbosch Family Scholarship
Several members of the Haberbosch family lived and grew up in Moran, KS, and graduated from Marmaton Valley High School (MVHS). It was the wish of Audrey Haberbosch Ellmer, a 1948 graduate of MVHS, to establish a scholarship to carry on the family name.
The Haberbosch Family Scholarship shall be awarded to graduating senior(s) of Marmaton Valley High School, Moran, KS, toward tuition to a collegiate university or community college. Students must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. Scholarship funds will be distributed from the Haberbosch Family Scholarship Fund through the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.
The number of scholarships and their amounts determined annually.
Payments are made to the college in the fall and spring.
William F. Lehman American History Scholarship
Because of his love for American History, William F. Lehman’s daughter, Carolyn Cooper, established a scholarship in his memory.
The William F. Lehman American History Scholarship shall be awarded to a recent or past Bourbon County High School graduate.
The recipient will be planning to attend or is attending an accredited institution of higher learning as a full-time student. Enrollment in at least three hours of coursework per semester of the scholarship award studying any aspect of American history or American Studies is required.
- Applicants must be graduates of a high school located in Bourbon County, Kansas.
- Applicants must have earned at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA in high school.
- Recipients must carry a minimum of 12 hours each semester in an academic program.
- Recipients must enroll in at least three credit hours of American studies each semester.
- The student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4-point scale. If the student’s GPA falls below 2.5 for one semester, the student will not receive the scholarship the following semester, except under extenuating circumstances which will be reviewed and decided upon by the advisory Committee.
- One-half of the scholarship will be awarded before the start of the fall semester and one-half at the start of the spring semester, pending scholarship requirements are fulfilled.
- Enrollment verification in required coursework for fall and spring semesters must be provided before payment.
- If the student withdraws from his/her academic program after enrolling and receiving the scholarship money, he/she must return the money awarded for the semester in which the student withdraws.
Scholarship funds will be distributed from the William F. Lehman American History Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas on behalf of the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation.
The number of scholarships and their amounts are determined annually.
Previous applicants and recipients can reapply.
Establishing a Scholarship Fund
Scholarship funds are a great way for individuals, families, friends, students, teachers, or colleagues to leave a legacy or establish a memorial to impact the future of Bourbon County. And FSACF makes it easy for local residents to create new scholarship funds. Contact us today to learn more!
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