By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Golden Belt Community Foundation announces 2015 scholarship awards
Placeholder Image

Golden Belt Community Foundation announces 2015 scholarship awards
Golden Belt Community Foundation announces the 2015 scholarship award winners. Out of 89 applicants, a total of $45,050 in scholarships were awarded to 40 deserving students.

Allan V. Miller Family Scholarship
The scholarship was established by Chari Miller and her family, in memory of Allan Miller. The intent is to assist Great Bend and Ellinwood students in pursuit of an agriculture related college degree.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Shiani Hughes – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University

Bob and Rosalee Roth Family Scholarship
The Bob and Rosalee Roth Family Scholarship was established for Pawnee County high school students planning to further his or her education at the University of Kansas.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Brittany Butler – Larned High School – Attending University of Kansas

Cap Proffitt Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established for Ellinwood High School graduates with a preference given to past or current FFA or 4-H members and agriculture majors.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Shiani Hughes – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University

Carla M. Yahne Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Carla M. Yahne and is reserved for female graduates of Great Bend High School.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Anna Frizell – Great Bend High School – Attending Kansas State University

Chester Crane Memorial Scholarship
The Chester Crane Memorial Scholarship is intended for Larned High School graduates attending a Kansas college possessing a financial need.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Brittany Butler – Larned High School – Attending University of Kansas
Jessica Gobin– Larned High School – Attending Wichita State University

Cinco de Mayo Barton County
This scholarship was established to acknowledge the efforts of Great Bend High School students that participate in Cinco de Mayo.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Erick Alcala – Great Bend High School – Attending Barton Community College
Yahaira Martinez – Great Bend High School – Attending Hays Academy Hair of Design

Kansas State University Scholarship
Our KSU Scholarship Endowment Fund was established by alumni, both businesses and individuals, in Barton, Pawnee, Rush, and Stafford counties who wanted to assist local students in obtaining a college education from KSU. Students who grew up in one of the above-mentioned counties and who attends or plans to attend KSU are eligible to apply for this merit based scholarship.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Colton Churchill – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University
Nicole Dipman – Larned High School – Attending Kansas State University
Ashlyn Fisher – St. John Community Schools – Attending Kansas State University
Taylor Hofeling – Great Bend High School – Attending Kansas State University
Shiani Hughes – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University
Hannah Maddy – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University
Sarah Niederee – Great Bend High School – Attending Kansas State University
Alyssa Oborny – La Crosse High School – Attending Kansas State University

Mingenback Family Fund
The Mingenback family created a scholarship fund for aspiring health practitioners, which encourages personal and professional commitment to the community. Recipients must be from Barton County and majoring in the health/medical related field.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Abigayle Rziha – Hoisington High School – Attending Kansas State University
Jonell Stukey – Otis Bison – Attending Barton Community College

Paul J. Urban Memorial Scholarship
Paul J. Urban created a scholarship fund for Great Bend seniors.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Michael Raymer – Great Bend High School – Attending Tabor College
Paige Vansteenburgh – Great Bend High School – Attending Fort Hays State University
Mary Williams – Great Bend High School – Attending Charles and Sue’s School of Hair Design in Bryan,Texas
Shade Wondra – Great Bend High School – Attending Barton Community College

Ralph and Elinor Haneke Memorial Scholarship
The family of Ralph and Elinor Haneke established this scholarship to assist Great Bend High School graduates who demonstrate good citizenship and come from a single parent household.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Taylor Wondra – Great Bend High School – Attending Wichita State University

Robert William Shewbart Park School Memorial Scholarship
The family of Robert William Shewbart created a scholarship fund in his memory for Great Bend High School graduates. Preference was given to those who attended Park Elementary School and/or students active in sports or receiving special services.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Antonio Carrasco – Great Bend High School – Attending Barton Community College

Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship
The family of Ryan Hugh Dunlap created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. With this scholarship, future students will be able to further their education in a similar field. Students must attend Barton County Community College and major in education or sports medicine.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Amber Shaw – Great Bend High School – Attending Barton Community College

Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship
The family of Ryan Joseph Bealer created a scholarship fund for Great Bend High School male graduates wishing to enter the engineering field. Recipients must demonstrate community service, community involvement, extra-curricular activities and work history.
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Alex Morgan – Great Bend High School – Attending Barton Community College

Vida M., Dorothy C., and Vivian M., Archer Scholarship
The Archer sisters created a scholarship fund for students demonstrating financial need. The Archers wished to help students who truly are in need of financial assistance in order to further their education. Recipients must be a Barton County resident attend a Kansas college.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Kyle Blakeslee – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University
Bonny Boultinghouse – Great Bend High School – Attending Kansas State University
Colton Churchill – Ellinwood High School – Attending Kansas State University
Jordin Greer – Hoisington High School – Attending Sterling College
Kori Haberman – Great Bend High School – Attending Fort Hays State University
Maycie Hestand – Great Bend High School – Attending University of Kansas
Dykota Knorr – Great Bend High School – Attending Barton Community College
Taylor Latham – Great Bend High School – Attending Kansas State University
Mykela Riedl – Hoisington High School – Attending Sterling College
Natalie Sanders – Hoisington High School – Attending Kansas State University
Kayla Schartz – Ellinwood High School – Attending University Kansas
Rebecca Shinofield – Hoisington High School – Attending Fort Hays State University
Jonell Stukey – Otis Bison – Attending Barton Community College
Danette Unruh – Larned High School – Attending Fort Hays State University
Madison Werth – Great Bend High School – Attending Kansas State University
Taylor Wondra – Great Bend High School – Attending Wichita State University
For questions, call Golden Belt Community Foundation at 620-792-3000 or email gbcf@goldenbeltcf.org.   
Golden Belt Community Foundation
At $18.7 million in total assets and more than 155 funds under management, Golden Belt Community Foundation has been connecting people who care to causes that matter since 1996. For more information about Golden Belt Community Foundation, call (620) 792-3000 or visit their website at www.goldenbeltcf.org.