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Greater Manhattan Community Foundation Scholarship Programs

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation currently administers the following eight different scholarship programs.

AAUW:

In 2012, members of the Manhattan AAUW Branch established the American Association of University Women Manhattan Branch KSU Scholarship Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation ("GMCF"). Through this endowed fund, Manhattan AAUW Branch members have ensured permanent scholarship support for female, non-traditional students working toward a degree from Kansas State University. For more information visit http://manhattan-ks.aauw.net/

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation makes up to three (3) incentive grants of $1,000 each per academic year. This scholarship is available to female, non-traditional students as defined below.

AAUW Manhattan Branch KSU Scholarship qualification requirements:
  • Female students attending Kansas State University. Students taking courses solely through distance education do not qualify.
  • Must be returning to school after at least a three (3) year lapse in education. Applicants may have already entered or returned to college after this time lapse.
  • Must have at least two complete semesters of credit remaining before graduation.
  • Must be a Bachelor Degree candidate enrolled for a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester or graduate degree candidate enrolled for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per semester or six (6) credit hours per semester with a graduate assistantship.
THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 21st

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The Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi's Benjamin L. Hopper Outstanding Service Scholarship:

The Benjamin L. Hopper Outstanding Service Scholarship was established at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to recognize a member of Alpha Upsilon for their outstanding service and involvement in Alpha Upsilon, the K-State campus, and community. Created in 2014 by several alumni and members, the award will go to a full-time undergraduate member who embodies a dedication of service to others and carries out the ideals and principles of the fraternity. The Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi Fund will offer one $500 Scholarship for the spring 2018 semester.

Requirements
  • Must be a full-time Alpha Upsilon undergraduate student
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Demonstrates outstanding contributions/service to the AY chapter, the K-State campus, and community
  • A student may apply for and receive this award multiple times.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 15, 2017

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Bonnie Verbrugge Memorial Scholarship:

Bonnie Verbrugge was Office Manager at Manhattan Country Club for more than 25 years. Because the club employs so many college students as servers, pool staff, and golf course staff, she often became a mother figure to them. Bonnie loved working among the students, other employees, and members of the Manhattan Country Club. People who knew her said she was one of the nicest, most upbeat people they had ever known. Even while going through cancer treatments, she continued to work, and faced each day with an amazingly positive attitude. When she passed on, management, members, and the board of directors established a memorial scholarship in her name at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to recognize outstanding student employees.

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation makes up to two (2) incentive grants of $300 each per academic year. This scholarship is available to current employees of the Manhattan Country Club as defined below.

Bonnie Verbrugge Memorial Scholarship Qualification Requirements:
  • Current employee of the Manhattan Country Club
  • Attending any accredited two or four-year college or university
  • Degree seeking student and currently have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Priority given to students seeking degrees in hotel and restaurant management or golf course management
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2017

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Dover Community Foundation Scholarships:

Dean Dagg Memorial Scholarship
Eldon Lambotte Scholarship

The Dover Community Foundation makes available a limited number of scholarships each academic year based on the criteria below. Dover Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
  • High School Graduate with ties to the Dover community who will be entering any accredited college, university, community college, or technical school in the fall may apply
  • Previous Dover Community Foundation scholarship recipients may reapply
  • All other criteria being equal, in making scholarship awards, the scholarship committee gives consideration to financial need, academic performance, and/or community and school activities
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2017

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Art and Mildred Neal Memorial Scholarship:

Organized in 2006 as a result of a gift from the estate of Arthur & Millie Neal the Frankfort Community Trust was established to benefit the city of Frankfort. Each academic year the Frankfort Community Trust awards a limited number of scholarships based on the criteria below.

Neal Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
  • GPA which demonstrates reasonable expectation of success in career field
  • Active involvement in school and community activities
  • Commitment to the Frankfort Community (giving back to Frankfort)
  • All other criteria being equal, in making scholarship awards, the scholarship committee gives consideration to career goals consistent with an interest in agriculture and community health.

Leadership Manhattan Scholarship Fund:

The Leadership Manhattan Scholarship Fund was established at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation by the 2005 and 2006 Leadership Manhattan Classes. One (1) $500 scholarship is available each academic year.

Leadership Manhattan Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Manhattan area high school including: Manhattan High School, Rock Creek High School, Riley County High School, Flint Hills Christian School, or Blue Valley High School
  • Applicant must attend a Manhattan area school in the Fall of the academic year, including: Kansas State University, Manhattan Christian College, or Manhattan Area Technical College
  • Applicant must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in high school and community-related activities
  • Applicant must plan to further pursue leadership roles in his/her college career at a Manhattan area university, college or technical school
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2017

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League of Women Voters of Manhattan-Riley County - Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund:

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Manhattan-Riley County Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund was established at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to award scholarships to non-traditional students who desire to further their education at Kansas State University. The LWV, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for elective office. The LWV of the United States was organized in 1920, the year women won the right to vote. The Manhattan/Riley County League began in 1942 and is one of about 1100 local Leagues in the United States. Read more about the League of Women Voters on their website at www.lwvmrc.org.

The League of Women Voters of Riley County Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund offers one (1) $500 scholarship each fall semester.

Stella Harriss Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The recipient: Is or will be a non-traditional student who desires to complete a degree program at Kansas State University. A non-traditional student is generally defined as one of the following: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, a Veteran, or returning to school after an absence of three or more years.
  • Must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.4/4.0 for 30 or more college credits
  • Preference will be given to a full-time undergraduate student (12 hours or more).
  • Has demonstrated a keen interest in public service and is committed to the principles of the League of Women Voters as stated on the League website
  • Demonstrates financial need
    The Student Financial Assistance Office will evaluate a student's level of need. It is necessary to complete and submit a Free Application for the Federal Student Aid available in that office and to qualify for aid.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2017.

Complete applications should be submitted electronically in a single PDF to foundation@mcfks.org for consideration.

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Riley County Police Department Scholarship Fund:

The successful recipient will receive an initial $500.00 scholarship from the Riley County Police Department Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be renewable for an additional three years so long as the recipient meets the criteria outlined on the official application form.

RCPD Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be the dependent son or daughter of an active, full-time Riley County Police Department employee
  • Must be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student at the undergraduate or graduate level taking at least twelve hours of college credit upon enrollment
  • The recipient must attend an accredited two or four year college or university
  • Recipients wishing to renew their scholarship will only be required to submit their most recent transcript reflecting a GPA of 3.2 or higher and proof of enrollment for the following semester
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 30, 2017

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Roger Alan Parrish Scholarship Fund:

The Roger Alan Parrish Scholarship Fund was established at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation by the Parrish family in 2012. Roger loved outdoor activities including hiking and camping. While attending Manhattan High School, he participated in wrestling, cross country, and track. This scholarship is a memorial to Roger, who was killed while serving in the army during the Vietnam War.

Two (2) $1,000 scholarships are available each academic year.

Roger Alan Parrish Scholarship Criteria:
  • Applicants must be seniors in good standing at Manhattan High School (MHS)
  • Applicants must be eligible to attend an accredited 2 or 4-year post-secondary school at the end of the current academic year
  • Applicants must participate or have participated in one of the following sports while in high school: Wrestling, Cross Country, or Track
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher at MHS
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2017

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Riley County Medical Society Scholarship Fund:

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation is pleased to administer the Riley County Medical Society Scholarship Fund, established at the Foundation in 2015.

One $1,000 renewable scholarship is available for the 2017 fall Semester.

Riley County Medical Society Scholarship Criteria:
  • Potential candidates must have ties to the Riley County community;
  • Students must be enrolled in an accredited medical program (MD/DO);
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2017.

Applications should be returned to:

Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
Attn: Riley County Medical Society Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 1127
Manhattan, KS 66505-1127

Or email scanned application to: foundation@mcfks.org

Scholarship Award - Applications will be reviewed by the Riley County Medical Society Scholarship Fund Selection Committee. The screening process will be accomplished by both a paper application and personal interview with the scholarship committee. Scholarship disbursement will be made following the successful completion of the academic year.

Please contact Imad Bedros with questions at (785)250-5659 or foundation@mcfks.org.

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