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Community foundation awards scholarships

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Community foundation awards scholarships

BELLEVILLE, Kan.— The Republic County Community Foundation has awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes six scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years.

  • The Amos and Joyce Blecha 4-H Scholarship is for seniors graduating from a Republic County high school who are involved in 4-H. Jessica Jensen, Courtland, and Hayley Piroutek, Belleville, each received a $250 scholarship, and Tobi Wilber, Belleville, received a $500 scholarship.
  • The Johnson-Granstedt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference to USD 426 students. Jessica Jensen, Courtland, recieced a $1,085 scholarship, McKenna Reeves, Scandia, received a $600 scholarship, and Brianna Sjolander, Belleville, received a $1,200 scholarship.
  • The Florea Family Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors from a Republic County high school planning to major in Business Administration or Agricultural Economics. Hunter Hartner, Belleville, received a $2,500 scholarship.
  • The Scott Family Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County, with preference to USD 109 students. Amanda Baxa, Cuba, Brailyn Carlgren, Courtland, Samantha Ratliff, Belleville, Grace Rieke, Belleville, Adara Warner, Concordia, and Grant White, Belleville, each received a $1,000 scholarship. Trevor Martin and Tobi Wilber, both of Belleville, each received a $2,000 scholarship.
  • The Joyce and Jim Hill Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Republic County. Heather Hansen, Concordia, Jessica Jensen, Courtland, and McKenna Reeves, Scandia, each received a $325 scholarship.

The foundation is home to six scholarship funds, which were established by area donors to support students pursuing higher education. More information about the scholarship program can be found at www.republiccountycf.org/scholarships.