PAWNEE COUNTY — For 47 years, the Jordaan Scholarships have been awarded to students graduating from the high schools located only in Pawnee County. Each scholarship provides $12,000, payable $3,000 per year during the student’s undergraduate or graduate college or university career for four years, upon the condition that scholastic eligibility continues to be maintained.
Recipients are Abigail Kelty, daughter of Jon Roy and Michelle Keity; Regan Carlson, daughter of Rick and Colleen Carlson; Caleb Karst, son of Richard and Rhonda Karst; Wesley Davis, son of Joel and Jewel Davis; and Alyssa Clark, daughter of Tyrone Clark and Amanda Clark.
The Alternates to receive the awards for this year or succeeding years, if any of the five winners become ineligible, are in order of their ranking: Keelan Castro, son of Roberto and Bridget Castro; Candice Peterson, daughter of Shawn and Teresa Peterson; Jordan Taylor, son of Tim and Dana Taylor; Austin Gladow, son of David and Tina Gladow; and Carson Smith, son of Jerrod and Hannah Smith.
Scholarships were awarded following recommendations of the Screening Committee who reviewed applications from Pawnee County residents who are graduates this spring of the two Pawnee County high schools. Scholarships were awarded on a combination of scholastic record, financial need, character references and recommendations, with college potential as measured by College Admission Tests and other criteria.
The Screening Committee is composed of representatives from each of the two high schools in Pawnee County and others appointed by the Jordaan Board. The Screening Committee reviewed all of the applications in detail and conducted personal interviews.
The scholarships are restricted to Pawnee County students attending Kansas colleges or universities as provided in the Last Will and Testament of Dr. John Jordaan, former Larned resident. The Foundation Trust, created by Dr. Jordaan, was limited to civic, educational, charitable and benevolent purposes within Pawnee County.