Scholarships – HS Seniors

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The deadline for high school seniors to apply for scholarships is February 15 each year.

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Scholarships

The First Christian Church Educational Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who are members of the McPherson First Christian Church planning to further their education beyond high school. The amount of the scholarship varies each year depending on the number of qualified seniors applying.

The Paul W. Davis Memorial Fund Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of McPherson High School who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. One (1) $750 scholarship will be awarded.

The First United Methodist Church Scholarship is available for graduating seniors who are active members of the First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas, in McPherson, Kansas. Up to three (3) $750 scholarships will be awarded.

The Jay L. Frazier Scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending McPherson High School who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level with a preference in science. Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. This scholarship is renewable for up to 2 years.

The Hanson Family Educational Foundation Scholarship is available to assist an individual in attending post-secondary public (tax-supported) institutions. Applicants must be residents of McPherson County. Students planning on attending Emporia State University will be given first consideration in cases where all applicants have equal qualifications. One (1) $1,100 scholarship will be awarded.

The Bob Hooper McPherson High School Basketball Scholarship is open to graduating seniors who have attended McPherson High School for four years. Preference will be given to applicants who have been members of the MHS Basketball team during at least part of their high school careers but are not required to continue playing basketball when they enter college. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

The Kansas American Tooling Scholarship, in memory of Kenton Gearhart, was established for candidates living in McPherson County, Kansas. Candidates must intend to work in the plastics industry as a production worker, machinist or toolmaker, engineer or technologist/technician, business manager, or teacher of metalworking tradesman. Applicants must be residents of McPherson County. One (1) $750 scholarship will be awarded.

The Kyle Jefferson McMannis Scholarship is open to graduating seniors attending one of the following Kansas high schools: Canton/Galva High School, Elyria Christian School, Wichita Northwest High School or St. John’s High School and who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded.

The Gary McNaul Memorial Scholarship is open to McPherson High School graduating seniors who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to graduating seniors who have or are playing on McPherson High School’s Golf team. One (1) $750 scholarship will be awarded.

The Raleigh Insurance Scholarship is open to Inman High School graduating seniors planning to pursue a degree in an agricultural or business-related field. One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded.

Inman High School  – The following scholarships are available to Inman High School students only. For applications, contact Joe Pfannenstiel at 620.585.6441

  • Agatha Smyres Scholarship for Service Professionals
  • Troy D. Hostetler Scholarship
  • Inman Alumni Scholarship
  • Inman FFA Alumni Scholarship
  • SAL Scholarship

The Canton-Galva Scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Canton-Galva High School who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level.

The Jacey Sarah Cantrell Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Canton-Galva High School (Or who live in the USD 419 school district) who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded.

The Valerie Ann Gates Scholarship is open to McPherson High School graduating seniors who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to graduating seniors who have or are participating in the arts. Two (2) $500 scholarships will be awarded.

The Kiwanis Club of McPherson Scholarship is open to McPherson county graduating seniors who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to study law enforcement, education or in a medical field. Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded.

The Edwin R. Stucky Debate Scholarship is open to McPherson county graduating seniors who plan to further their education at the post-secondary level. Preference will be given to applicants who participated in debate for at least two of their high school years and preference for Moundridge High School graduates. One (1) $1,250 scholarship will be awarded (renewable for 1 year for a total scholarship award of $2,500).

The Wanda M. Wash Memorial Scholarship is open to graduating seniors of McPherson High School and adults who plan to pursue their education at a trade school or military school.  Up to Two (2), $250 scholarships will be awarded.