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Annual Hansen Scholarship Program Announced

hansen museumThe Dane G. Hansen Foundation will make 280 scholarships available in five categories to students in 26 Northwest Kansas counties for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Students from an accredited high school, registered independent, private or home school in one of the following 26 counties are eligible to apply: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace.

Scholarships available for students who will graduate in the current academic year are:

  • Ten Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships with annual stipends of $6500.00 renewable for three additional years if criteria established by the Scholarship Committee are met. Recipients must attend an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university.
  • Fifty Hansen Scholar Scholarships with stipends of $4000.00 renewable for one additional year, providing the recipients have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. Recipients must attend an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university.
  • One hundred Hansen Student Scholarships with stipends of $3000.00 renewable for one additional year, providing the recipients have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. Recipients must attend an accredited community, public, private or church related college or university in Kansas.

To qualify for the above scholarships, a student must have taken the ACT test and have a composite score of 21 or higher and have at least a 3.50 GPA. The student should be an active participant in extracurricular school and community activities, display good citizenship, leadership and moral integrity.

Students planning to enter the competition for Leaders of Tomorrow, Hansen Scholar or Hansen Student scholarships must register at their school and take the qualifying test at locations to be announced. Information on all scholarships has been sent to qualifying area schools. Tentative test dates have been set for September 11 and 12, 2013.

In addition to the scholarships offered to high school seniors, the Hansen Foundation will also award twenty Community or Technical College Transfer Scholarships with stipends of $3000.00 each. These scholarships are available for Kansas Community or Technical College students. Community College students must have completed a minimum of 32 hours of college credit by the Spring of 2014 and Technical College students must have completed an associate of applied science degree before transferring to an accredited four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university. Each Community or Technical College Transfer Scholarship may be renewed for one year upon completion of satisfactory work as evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Students may obtain application forms at the office of the Dean of Student Services at the Community College or Technical College Student Services or it can be downloaded from our website at www.hansenfoundationscholarships.com.

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