PLEASE NOTE: Not all scholarships are for the current school year. The current scholarships have a due date in PURPLE. The scholarships with a due date in GREEN are the previous year’s scholarships, but will possibly be offered again. They are left on the website so students can see what will possibly be offered.


April 1, 2022

Dickinson County Republican Women Scholarship

  • A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to any Dickinson County high school senior planning to attend a Kansas college or vocational school. Also, any Dickinson County resident currently attending a Kansas College or vocational school may apply. If 18 years of age or older, the applicant must be a registered Republican

April 1, 2021

Opaa! Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicants must:

  • be graduating from an eligible high school served by Opaa! Food Management Inc.
  • plan to pursue a career in the food service/hospitality industry.
  • plan to pursue an Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate.
  • have unmet financial need at the school they plan to attend.
  • plan to enroll full time in a nonprofit, accredited program, college or university

April 1, 2022

Duane McCune Memorial Young Farmers Scholarship

•Must be a Chapman High School FFA Member

•Must be a graduating senior of Chapman High School

April 1, 2022

Brad Lauer Memorial Scholarship
•Available to a Chapman Graduating Senior
•Will be attending a Vo-Tech, Jr. College, or a 4 year College
Please do not attach reference letters, supply your reference with an envelope and have them mail separately. 

April 1, 2022

  • Graduating Senior or Chapman High School alumnus may apply
  • Student must show academic promise
  • Will be attending Vo-Tech, Jr. College or 4-year College
  • Preference given to students showing financial need

April 1, 2022

1. Applicant must be a graduating senior of a Dickinson County High School.

2. Attendance at a Kansas four year college, community college or technical school where a degree could be obtained in any field.

3. Applicant must have earned a 3.2 or greater GPA.

April 1, 2022

Applicants may be high school seniors or college students.
•Applicants must plan to attend a college in Kansas.
•Applicants must be seeking a degree in Agronomy, Ag Education,
•Ag Econ/Business, Ag Communications, Grain/Milling Science, Ag Technology, Ag Farm Management or Horticulture. 

April 1, 2022

>•Outstanding leadership and contributions to Dickinson County 4-H
•Scholastic record
•Other leadership activities outside of 4-H
•Individual preferences of scholarship donors:
Melvin Beetch Memorial – awarded in even years only, preference to Holland Sunflower 4-H Club member
Loyd & Leola Black Memorial- no preference
Merle Brehm Memorial – preference to Jolly Jayhawkers 4-H Club member or live in Woodbine area
Frank Garten Memorial – preference to a Frank Garten Descendant or previous Sand Springs 4-H Club member
    Orren and Marjorie Hottman Memorial – financial need  Jack Sexton Memorial – no preference
    Willowdale 4-H Club Dorothy Fager Taylor Scholarship – member of Willowdale 4-H Club only
    Holland Sunflowers 4-H Club Nadine Abeldt Scholarship – member of Holland Sunflowers 4-H Club or Dickinson County 4-Her     Nadine Abeldt Memorial – emphasis on 4-H involvement and financial need
    Larry Michael Fager Memorial – Willowdale 4-H Club member attending Kansas State University
    Willowdale Johnson Community Center Scholarship – Willowdale 4-H Club member only
    Donald E. Bender Memorial – selection based on financial need, high school involvement, and farm background


April 1, 2022

•Resident of Dickinson County
•Agriculture Related Major
•Any student graduating from high school this year or any student attending junior college/college pursuing a four-year degree.
•Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to apply.
•Other Judging Criteria – academics, leadership involvement, financial need

April 1, 2022

•Any full-time student at any college or university maintaining residency in Dickinson County and majoring in any area of family and consumer sciences is eligible.
•Past scholarship winners are eligible to reapply.

April 8, 2022

Chapter GY PEO Scholarship

  • Awarded to a female graduate of Chapman High School who does not have a mother, grandmother or sister that is a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 gpa
  • Must plan to attend an accredited college or vocational school
  • The student’s activities, honors, and recommendations will also be considered.

April 8, 2022

•a scholarship for 5 County Seniors this year – one each from the five high schools in Dickinson County

•Every senior who plans on attending a post-graduation school is eligible to receive the scholarship

•Schools that qualify include accredited colleges and universities, two-year community colleges and technical trade

April 8, 2022

•Awarded to a Chapman, Abilene, or Solomon High School senior 
•Awarded to a student who has contributed volunteer hours within the community
•Awarded to a student who is seeking a medical related degree.
•The student shall have at least a 3.0 grade point average
•The student shall be planning to attend an accredited college or vocational school
•The student’s activities, honors and recommendations will be considered

April 9, 2021

Dickinson County Conservation Scholarship
•a senior enrolled in a Dickinson County high school or a graduate from a Dickinson County high school
•a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater (on a 4.0 point scale)
<enrolled as a full time student in an agricultural or natural resource conservation-related curriculum such as agronomy, range management, forestry, geography, agricultural journalism, agriculture education, or wildlife management. Other areas of study related to conservation also qualify.

April 11, 2022

•Available for children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater.

April 14, 2023

The Junior League Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a female graduating senior or alumni of a Dickinson County high school
  • Applicant must plan to attend or currently attend a post-secondary institute or vocational program in Kansas
  • Applicant must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 accumulated GPA
  • The following information shall be included in the application:
    • The completed application cover sheet
    • Resume – school and community
    • An essay (250-500 words) detailing what you have done through volunteer work to give back to your community during your high school/college years.
    • A copy of a high school/college transcript
    • A recommendation letter from someone who can verify your community involvement.

April 16, 2022

•1st Priority:  Must be majoring in Automotive Restoration and Show Financial Need
•2nd Priority (if first one can not be met):  a bonafide Automotive major/training (mechanic, etc.)

April 15, 2022

Mid Kansas Coop (MKC) Scholarship

  • Applicant must be a dependent (child or grandchild) of a MKC member-owner or a dependent of a MKS/TMA employee
  • Be a high school senior graduating in Spring 2021 or a current college student in the first, second or third year of school
  • Enrolled at a post-secondary institution for the fall of 2021
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities, academic performance and a desire to further their education and career

April 15, 2021
Donald Stewart Scholarship
•These annually awarded scholarships are available to graduates of any Dickinson County High School.

• Four (4) nonrenewable scholarships, each in the amount of at least $3,000, will be awarded annually, to apply toward tuition and fees to attend Kansas University, for undergraduate studies.

• Potential recipients are not limited to currently graduating Dickinson County High School seniors. Applicants can also include former Dickinson County High School graduates who are now attending, or wish to attend, Kansas University, to pursue an undergraduate degree.

• Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded this scholarship; if there is a shortage of those applicants, previously awarded recipients, who elect to reapply, may be considered.

April 15, 2022

Pheasants Forever

• Graduate from a Dickinson County High School,
>• Have at least a 2.5 high school GPA and
• Provide a copy of the Hunters Safety license showing they have completed a Hunters Safety course
• Winner must help at one PF Youth Event, either before or after they receive the scholarship

April 15, 2021

Emmanuel Church – Wilma & Lester Green Memorial Scholarship

• Applicants must reside in Dickinson County, Kansas, with a preference for youth active in a Dickinson County church and/or newspaper carrier from The Abilene Reflector Chronicle.

• Applicants must attend one of the following schools: • Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas • McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas • Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas • Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas • Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas • Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas

• Any vocational or community college with a location in Kansas

• Scholarship recipients must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student as determined by the institution of higher education.

• Scholarship recipients can apply in successive years for the scholarship, if they meet all other criteria.

• Applicants must show a financial need for the scholarship.

>• The awards for the 2020-2021 school year will be up to $5,000.00 which will be sent to the college attended.

April 15, 2022

• Applicant must be a current graduating senior of any high school in Dickinson County, Kansas and plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the State of Kansas.
• Applicant must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 accumulated GPA, validated by the school.
• Applicant must have earned a varsity letter in any competitive sport.
• The following information must be included for your application to be considered:
    (a) The completed cover sheet.
    (b) An essay about the area of study you plan to pursue, your college and career goals and why you feel you are in financial need of this scholarship in order to attain a college education.
    (c) A copy of a seven semester high school transcript. Keith served his country in the United States Marines Corps during the Vietnam War and then as the Dickinson County Attorney for fifteen years. He spent an additional fourteen years in private law practice. When not working, Keith was an avid fisherman and loved sports. He was named to the Chapman Sports Hall of Fame and coached the Solomon High School Gorillas’ Girls’ Basketball Team. This scholarship is to give tribute to the principles Keith promoted by working hard towards achievement in the classroom, on the field, and for one’s country.
    (d) Attach a resume that includes (but does not need to be limited to) a list of individual honors, school, community and church activities, work and/or community service.
    (e) Three recommendations (using the attached form) need to be mailed directly to Jon Gose from the person you ask to write it. These recommendations must be from adults who are not relatives. One must be from a high school teacher whose class(es) you took. You are to supply these three adults with a stamped envelope addressed to Jon Gose (see address below).
• If the applicant decides to drop out of school at any time during the first semester of college, s/he must repay the Keith Hoffman Memorial Scholarship for the full amount s/he received.

April 15, 2020

• Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a post-secondary educational institution within the State of Kansas

• Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in a Geography-based profession

• Be able to show the intent to make Geography or a Geography-related career the major focus of your higher education.
The following qualifications are desirable, but not mandatory:

• Grade point average of 3.25 or higher

• Past employment or internship in a field related to Geography