By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Fell Foundation scholarships awarded
Amon Kara.tif
Kara Amon

LARNED — Larned High School’s Kara Amon and Liberty Turner and Sarah Hales of Pawnee Heights High School have been awarded Cliff and Nina Fell Foundation Scholarships. The 2011 scholarships provide $2,000 each for the three winners to be used in attending a Kansas college or university.
Garfield’s Kara Amon will begin her studies in auto collision at North Central Kansas Technical College. Amon’s kinship guardians are Mr. and Mrs. George Youngers.
Sarah Hales will study special education at Barton Community College.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Hales of Larned.
Larned’s Liberty Turner will pursue a degree in accounting at Barton Community College. Turner’s guardians are Mr. and Mrs. Terry Harris.
The scholarships are being provided through the generosity of the late Cliff and Nina Fell. The bulk of their joint assets have been dedicated to this purpose with the First State Bank & Trust Co. of Larned as the administering trustee.
Cliff and Nina Fell had a great interest in Pawnee County young people. They had no children of their own, but they provided the scholarship funding to help the youth of Pawnee County. This program is an appropriate memorial for a couple who loved life and children.
The scholarships are awarded on a combination of scholastic record, financial need and character references and recommendations. College potential, as measured by college admission tests and other criteria was also used by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. Additional consideration was given to other aids, grants and scholarships which some of the applicants had already received. Some of the applicants had received multiple scholarships that will assist their college financing.
There were 16 applicants who are Pawnee County residents and graduates of the Class of 2011.  It marks the 16th year for the scholarship program which started in 1995.