PAWNEE COUNTY — For forty-nine 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 under-graduate or graduate college or university career for four years, upon the condition that scholastic eligibility continues to be maintained.
The Jordaan Foundation Inc. announces that the 2021 Jordaan Scholars are Trevor Bartz, son of Sandi Bartz and the late Michael Bartz; Jaden Carlson, daughter of Rick and Colleen Carlson; Kaden Pontius, son of Robbie and Kristen Pontius; Nicole Taylor, daughter of Tim and Dana Taylor; and Joseph Theis. son of Dennis and Pamela Theis.
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, Cody Amspacker, son of Troy and Lana Amspacker; Madison Polson, daughter of Gabriel and Candi Polson; Sarah MacMahon, daughter of David and Jessica MacMahon; Phillip Applequist, son of Patrick and Keri Applequist; and Jack Stelter, son of Leigh Anne Seeman and Cory Stelter.
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.