For 48 years, the Jordaan Scholarships have been awarded to students graduating from the high schools located only in Pawnee County. Each scholarship provides $12,000.00, payable $3,000.00 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.
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 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.
The 2019 Jordaan Scholars are Katie Amspacker, daughter of Troy and Lana Amspacker; Brooke Butler, daughter of Ross and Ginger Butler; Cathleen Cowell, daughter of Mark and Julie Cowell; Macy Hass, daughter of Charles and Tammy Haas; Baylea Perez, daughter of Lupe, Jr. and Shand a Perez.
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: Quinion Castro, son of Roberto and Bridget Castro; Monica Clark, daughter of Kristy Perez; Dalton Penka, son of Brian and Angel Penka; Ivory Muldrow, daughter of Martin Muldrow and Lisa Robison and Alea Makings, daughter of Eli and Debbie Makings.