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Kans for Kids announces scholarship recipients
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Kans for Kids announced its 2013 scholarship recipients. Any child who has received assistance from Kans for Kids is eligible to receive two scholarships from the organization upon graduation from high school and each year following while they pursue higher education.
The Becky Nicholson/Kans for Kids Scholarship was created in 1999 with memorial funds. Becky was the daughter of Bill and Patty Nicholson and Karen Nicholson. Each of the graduates receives a $1,000 scholarship for their first year of higher education. This scholarship renews annually at $500.
The Jan Aylward Memorial Scholarship was established in January of 2013 in memory of Jan Aylward, who died in a car accident in November 2012. A long time friend of Kans for Kids, Jan was the wife of Mike Aylward, Hoisington, and the mother of two sons, Michael and Monte Aylward. Her scholarship was also established with memorial funds and is a progressive scholarship that will begin at $500 upon a students high school graduation and increase each year of higher education.

2013 scholarship recipients
Bryce Steiner, Claflin, a senior at Central Plains High School, is the son of Chris and Tammie Steiner. He plans to attend Ottawa University and major in physical education and exercise science. Bryce was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Nov. of 2012 and is now cancer-free.
Johnny Raat, Plainville, is a sophomore at K-State and is the son of John and Crystal Raat, Plainville (formerly Great Bend). He is majoring in secondary math education. He was diagnosed with Optigiloma (tumors of the optic nerves) that caused blindness. His cancer is stable.
Katie Schwartz, Omaha, Neb., is a sophomore at University of Nebraska Omaha and is majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Matt and Karen Schwartz and was diagnosed with an undifferentiated sarcoma when she was 9 months old. She is currently cancer-free. She was the inspiration of Kans for Kids.
For more information on Kans for Kids: or call 620-653-2210.