Scholarships Provide Opportunity to Earn an Education

Last updated August 2, 2021

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas had the privilege to assist in the granting of scholarship funds to 37 area students valuing nearly $50,000 for the 2018-2019 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 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

  • Ashley Dillinger – Erie High School
  • Breanna Grewing – Chanute High School
  • Tayler George – Fort Scott Community College
  • Samantha Nighswonger – Frontenac High School
  • Cori Watts – Frontenac High School

Commerce Bank Scholarship

  • Hannah Zerr – St. Mary’s Colgan High School
  • Daniel Eichenberger – Pittsburg High School

Craig Crespino Scholarship

  • Bailey Yoakam – St. Mary’s Colgan High School
  • Luke Martin – Girard High School

Jeanette Edwards Scholarships

  • Clayton Romans – Fredonia High School

Pat Forbes Scholarship

  • Hannah Zerr – St. Mary’s Colgan High School

Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Scholarship

  • Abigail Dainty – Frontenac High School
  • Kaitlynn Kidd – Pittsburg High School*
  • Ilyanna Knopp – Girard High School*
  • Taylor Redd – Pittsburg High School
  • Matthew Sanders – St. Mary’s Colgan High School*
  • Reese Willis – Pittsburg High School
  • Eric Underwood – Southeast High School

Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Dragon Award

  • Chase Curtis – Pittsburg High School

Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ KPREPS Player of the Year Award

  • Carter Putz – Bishop Miege High School

Stacy Goedeke Scholarship

  • Mardi Traskowsky – Kansas State University

Haberbosch Family Scholarship

  • Megan Ensminger – Marmaton Valley High School
  • Makayla Brooks – Marmaton Valley High School

Bill House Hereford Scholarship

  • Colton Massey – Fort Hays State University
  • Kayla Signer – Coffeyville Community College
  • Kylar Walker – Sedan High School
  • Kalee Rhodes – Sedan High School
  • Hunter O’Toole – Ark City High school

Tyler Jeck Scholarship

  • Marci VanBecelaere – St. Mary’s Colgan High School

William Lehman History Scholarship

  • Tayton Majors – Fort Scott High School

Joe & Margarita Sauer Scholarship

  • Dan Mosier – Girard High School
  • Jaylynn Blythe – Girard High School

Short Family Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Matthew Buck – Pittsburg High School
  • Cassie Hurt-McLarty – Pittsburg High School

Vinylplex, Inc. Scholarship

  • Zach Dee – Pittsburg State University
  • Austin Sievert – Kansas State University
  • Lukas Amershek – Frontenac High School
  • Tabitha Claeys – St. Mary’s Colgan High School
  • Bailey Henry – Pittsburg State University