LARNED — The Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has awarded its Jordaan scholarships for 2013-2014 to Tristen Galliart and Brooke Roberts from Pawnee Heights High School and Cody Keenan, Steven Seltman and Michael Wysong from Larned High School.
Tristen Galliart is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Trevis Galliart. Cody Keenan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Keenan. Brooke Roberts is the daughter of Mr. Trey Roberts and Ms. Teresa Roberts. Steven Seltman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Seltman. Michael Wysong is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wysong.
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 priority — Kimberly Gobin, Alexandra Lessard, Rachael Herter, Zachary Wilson and Brady Keith.
Kimberly Gobin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Gobin; Alexandra Lessard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lessard; Rachael Herter, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Herter; Zachary Wilson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Wilson; and Brady Keith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Keith.
For 42 years, the Jordaan Scholarships have been awarded to students graduating from the high schools located only in Pawnee County. Each scholarship provides $8,000, payable $2,000 per year during the student’s under-graduate or university career, 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 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.
Since its inception, the Jordaan Foundation, Inc. has made grants to Pawnee County and to charities and communities located in Pawnee County totaling approximately $3 million. In addition, scholarships totaling approximately $1.3 million have been awarded to students residing in Pawnee County.