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Please also take a moment to read the information below before moving on to the application process.

Application availability.

All Harper County Seniors who have maintained at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply for all of HCCF’s Scholarship offerings as listed below. Applications for all scholarships are available on our online scholarship application portal as linked above.

PLEASE NOTE: The Anthony American Legion Scholarship is not included in the online system. Instead, this application is available from Chaparral’s Guidance Counselor.


The deadline for all scholarships (except the Prepare To Launch Scholarship) is April 1st. Your completed application(s) and attachments must be submitted before 11:59 PM on the day of the deadline.


If you need assistance in regard to any of these scholarships, please contact your high school guidance counselor or the Foundation Assistant, Michelle Fahring, at scholarships@harpercofoundation.org.


Award Origin and Details.

In early 2021, Harper County Community Foundation’s Board of Directors created a fund to honor the top-of-the-class students in both USD 361 and 511 school districts. The Board wanted to provide a way to recognize these Top Scholars for their hard work and dedication throughout their high school career. HCCF determined the criteria for students receiving this award would include a cumulative GPA of 4.0 and a rank of #1 in their class. Each school presents the GPA and top-of-the-class ranking information directly to the Foundation. A $1,000 award is paid directly to the recipient unless they request the monies be sent to their post-secondary school of choice. In the first year of the award, four students from Chaparral and one student from Attica were named HCCF’s Top Scholars.


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 the program along with the Harper County Transition to Career Program (T2C) and Harper County Economic/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 awards a one-time scholarship to every Harper County high school graduate from 2018 on. The scholarship is paid directly to any post-secondary institution and must be claimed within ten years of graduation.

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 a 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 for PTL graduates from 2018 through 2023 are available below to print and mail to HCCF at P.O. Box 5, Anthony, KS 67003, or email to scholarships@harpercofoundation.org. You may also access the online application link and details regarding the PTL Scholarship at https://harpercofoundation.org/ptl-scholarships/.

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Graduates are eligible for the scholarship for 10 years following their date of graduation.

Accessing the Online PTL Application for Graduates from 2024 and on.

To secure the access code required to apply for this scholarship in our online application portal as linked at the top of this page, please contact the Foundation Assistant, Michelle Fahring, at scholarships@harpercofoundation.org.


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.


Scholarship Origin and Details.

Jean Jensen was a language arts teacher for USD 361 for many years. Although known for teaching 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 provided.

Her only bequeath was to establish this scholarship for graduates of Chaparral High School for their freshmen-year tuition and books expenses. The hope was to encourage those pursuing a degree in Language Arts and/or Education.

Priority will be given to students pursuing a degree in Language Arts; teaching, writing, acting, etc.


Scholarship Origin and Details.

This scholarship was created by Charles M., Stephen C., Edward L., and Jeffrey P. Masner in memory of their parents. This scholarship is only open to Chaparral High School Seniors. It will award at least $1,000 to the winner which will be chosen by the Chaparral staff after review of applications.


Scholarship Origin and Details.

Debbie Wilkinson and family offer one $1,0000 scholarship to a graduating senior of Chaparral High School. $500 will be awarded the first semester, and upon receiving proof that the student received at least a GPA of 2.5 in the first semester of college, the second half will be awarded at the beginning of the second semester. Applicants must have lettered in at least one sport, in each of their 4 years in high school.


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 essay. Please contact the Anthony American Legion or Chaparral’s Guidance Counselor with questions about eligibility.

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