HAYS — Students from Ellis County and the surrounding area were recognized at a recent Student Recognition Program in Hays for the scholarships they have been awarded from Fort Hays State University for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Hays SRP primarily serves students from Ellis, Graham, Norton, Phillips, Rooks, Smith and Trego counties and from the cities of La Crosse in Rush County, Natoma in Osborne County, and Ransom in Ness County. Students from outside the primary area are also welcome.
Scholarships awarded at the SRPs include Fort Hays State’s four ACT-based scholarships: the $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction, the $2,000 University Scholar Award, the $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award, and the $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Academic Opportunity Grants of $2,000 or $4,000 are also funded by Fort Hays State.
All are awarded only to incoming freshmen enrolling in college for the first time, but each is renewable provided students maintain the minimum required academic standing.
The renewable $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Scholarship is available for transfer students, as is a $1,000 non-renewable transfer scholarship. One-time $900 or $500 Academic Opportunity Awards are given to scholars by individual academic departments.
The Hays SRP event also features seven scholarship drawings, two for $600 FHSU University Bookstore scholarships, four for $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program scholarships, and another for an iPad.
Area scholarship students are:
La Crosse: Taylor Morgan, 2017 La Crosse High School graduate, $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and $900 Academic Opportunity Award in chemistry. Morgan, daughter of Steven and Jolene Morgan, plans to major in chemistry
Bazine: Garrett Ryersee, 2017 La Crosse High School graduate, $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and $900 Academic Opportunity Award in physics. Ryersee, son of Tod and Janet Ryersee, plans to major in physics
Rozel: Micaela Polson, 2017 Pawnee Heights High School graduate, $2,000 University Scholar Award and $900 Academic Opportunity Award in allied health. Polson, daughter of Candi Polson, plans to major in medical diagnostic imaging
Russell: Matthew Buhrle, 2017 Russell High School graduate, $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance. Buhrle, son of Todd and Tammi Buhrle, plans to major in health and human performance.