Pictured above are two recipients of the Bertholf Family Scholarship. Kelsey Fly (’12) a Biology/Pre-Med Major and Heather Fly (’10) a Criminal Justice Major at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Harper County Prepare To Launch Program

Scholarship Origin and Details.

The Prepare To Launch Program is a philanthropic leadership organization for residents and students in Harper County Kansas. The program is funded by the Harper County Community Foundation who oversee it with the Harper County Transition to Career Program (T2C) and Melinda McCurley of Harper County Community Development. The Transition to Career Program is a joint venture of Chaparral and Attica high schools focusing on career readiness.

Mission of the Prepare to Launch Program: To provide funds for education to residents and students of Harper County, Kansas.

The Prepare To Launch Program is granting a $200.00 scholarship to our Harper County high school graduates. Harper county residents attending out of county schools or attaining a comparable certification in 2018 also qualify. Graduates are eligible for the scholarship for 10 years.

Out of county residents must have graduated from a Harper County High School.

Proof of residency or attendance may be required and is subject to review committee.

The Prepare To Launch Program will issue a check to any post-secondary institution.

Application availability.

All Harper County high school graduates and Harper County residents attending an out of county high school are eligible to apply for the Harper County Prepare to Launch Scholarship. Applications are available from your high school guidance counselor or by contacting the Harper County Community Foundation Assistant.

Harper County Prepare To Launch Class of 2018 Scholarship Application

Harper County Prepare To Launch Class of 2019 Scholarship Application

Deadlines.

Graduates are eligible for the scholarship for 10 years. To secure these funds, please mail your completed application to the Harper County Community Foundation at P.O. Box 5, Anthony, KS 67003.

Questions.

If you need assistance in regards to this scholarship, please contact your high school guidance counselor or the Foundation Assistant, Michelle Fahring, at michellefahring@yahoo.com or harpercofoundation@gmail.com.

Bertholf Family Scholarship

Scholarship Origin and Details.

In the fall of 2000, Jack and LaVera Bertholf, a farming and ranching family in Harper County, established a scholarship fund with the Harper County Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation has invested the principle funds and is able to present scholarships each year from the interest earned.

This Scholarship awards $2,000 per recipient with stipulations prior to receipt of the second semester funds.  The first half ($1,000) is awarded in July or August for the fall semester and the second half ($1,000) is awarded in January for the spring semester after receiving transcripts (proof of good standing) from the student.

Application availability.

All Harper County Seniors who have maintained at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for the Bertholf Family Scholarship. Applications are available from your high school guidance counselor or by contacting the Harper County Community Foundation Assistant.

Bertholf Family Scholarship Application

Deadlines.

The deadline for this scholarship is April 1st. Your completed application and attachments must be postmarked before 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline. In all cases, deliver your completed application by the deadline to the appropriate recipient—the Foundation, high school counselor or another designee.

Questions.

If you need assistance in regards to this scholarship, please contact your high school guidance counselor or the Foundation Assistant, Michelle Fahring, at michellefahring@yahoo.com or harpercofoundation@gmail.com.

Bertholf Family Scholarship Past Recipients

Jean L. Jensen Language Arts Scholarship

Scholarship Origin and Details.

Jean Jensen was a language arts teacher for USD 361 for many years and although known for having a rigorous curriculum, her students cherished the skills she taught and the care she gave. Many students became life-long friends and would often tell her of the appreciation they had for the life lessons she gave.

This scholarship was her only bequest. It will be awarded to Chaparral High School graduates for their freshman year tuition and books expenses.

Application availability.

Chaparral High School Seniors who have declared a degree interest in the area of language arts; teaching, journalism, research or drama are eligible for the Jean L. Jensen Language Arts Scholarship. Applications are available from Chaparral High School’s Guidance Counselor or by utilizing the link below.

Jean L. Jensen Language Arts Scholarship Application

Deadlines.

The deadline for this scholarship is April 1st. Your completed application and attachments must be postmarked before 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline. In all cases, deliver your completed application directly to Chaparral High School’s Guidance Counselor.

Questions.

If you need assistance in regards to this scholarship, please contact Chaparral High School’s Guidance Counselor.

Jean L. Jensen Language Arts Scholarship Past Recipients

American Legion Scholarship

The Anthony American Legion has set aside funds with the HCCF to oversee and manage. The Foundation notifies the Legion each year regarding how much is available for scholarships and the Legion in turn chooses the winners based on a written essays. Please contact the Anthony American Legion or Chaparral’s Guidance Counselor with questions about eligibility.

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