Scholarship funds are another type of charitable fund offered by the Columbus Area Community Foundation. These funds help students pay the costs of attending college.
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Cherokee County Scholarship Opportunities
The Columbus Area Community Foundation is home to a dozen scholarship funds providing financial support to Cherokee County students.
Starting in 2024, our scholarships are offered as part of the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas scholarship program. Applications will be available each year between January and March.
Charles and Jane Maxwell Scholarship Fund
The Charles and Jane Maxwell Scholarship fund is an endowed scholarship that awards financial assistance to graduates of CUHS.
Charles L. McColm American Legion Memorial Scholarship
The Charles L. McColm American Legion Memorial Scholarship provides scholarships to graduating seniors of CUHS who are related to a U.S. veteran.
Class of 1986 Friendship Scholarship Fund
The Class of 1986 Friendship Scholarship Fund honors the memory of members of the CUHS class of 1986 who have passed away. It offers scholarships to seniors graduating from CUHS.
Columbus Cares Scholarship Fund
The Columbus Cares Scholarship provides financial assistance to CUHS graduates who participate in or understand the importance of philanthropy and community service.
CUHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund provides assistance to seniors graduating from CUHS.
Dorothy Tyler Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund supports CUHS graduates majoring in Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences.
Maureen Paulsen Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Maureen Paulsen Memorial Scholarship Fund provides financial support for CUHS seniors planning to attend college.
Miss Columbus Scholarship Fund
The Miss Columbus Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for women who have been involved in the Miss Columbus pageant.
Nellie Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund honors the memory of Nellie Hamilton by awarding a scholarship to a CUHS senior planning to attend Pittsburg State University after graduation.
Nontraditional Student Grant-In-Aid Fund
This scholarship provides assistance to individuals whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves or their families.
Riverton Alumni Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship fund provides scholarships to qualifying seniors of USD 404.
Sandra B. Houser Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund provides two scholarships each year to graduating seniors of CUHS.
Establishing a Scholarship Fund
Scholarship funds are a great way for individuals, families, friends, students, teachers, or colleagues to leave a legacy or establish a memorial to impact the future of Cherokee County. And CACF makes it easy for local residents to create new scholarship funds. Contact us today to learn more!