The Community Foundation Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Last updated August 2, 2021

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas had the privilege to assist in the granting of scholarship funds to 21 area students for the 2017-2018 school year. 

The scholarships administered by the Community Foundation are funded by donors who believe in the youth of our area and support their pursuit of higher education.  A scholarship fund established with the Community Foundation is another way a family can leave a legacy and impact the future of our community. 

If you would like to know more about establishing a scholarship fund, contact the Foundation office for more details. The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas would like to thank the donors and congratulate the following scholarship recipients.

M. Lee and Noretta Caldwell Scholarship

  • Trenton Allison – Christian Learning Center
  • Shelby Hutchison – Fort Scott Community College
  • Dakota Lamb – Fort Scott Community College
  • Joshua Leistikow – Erie High School
  • Lindsey Robertson – Erie High School

Commerce Bank Scholarship

  • Austin Lindsey – St. Mary’s Colgan
  • Coral VanBecelaere – Pittsburg High School

Craig Crespino Scholarship

  • Dominic Piccini – St. Mary’s Colgan
  • Eric Wilson – Girard High School

Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Scholarship

  • Kelli Cuthbertson – Girard High School
  • Lauren Eagon – Frontenac High School
  • Lindsey Fox – Northeast High School *
  • Margaret Murray – Frontenac High School *
  • Trina Paul – Pittsburg High School *
  • Eric Wilson – Girard High School

* Chosen to receive Get Busy Livin’ Volunteer Abroad

Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Dragon Award

  • Elijah Harris – Pittsburg High School

Pat Forbes Scholarship 

  • Bethany Elder – St. Mary’s Colgan

Tyler Jeck Scholarship

  • Alex Brown – St. Mary’s Colgan

Dr. Daniel & Jeannette Minnis Oral Health Scholarship

  • John Allen – Pittsburg State University  

Short Family Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Andrew Ortolani – Pittsburg High School
  • Lydia Winters – Pittsburg High School