Scholarships

Scholarships

Hutchinson Community Foundation administers three scholarships open to all qualifying Reno County high school seniors.

Applicants should review the qualifying criteria and submission guidelines for each scholarship. For questions, contact Program Officer Sarah Blake.

Hutchinson News Future Journalist Scholarship

The Hutchinson News Future Journalist Scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating from a school in The Hutchinson News coverage area. Candidates must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a journalism, photojournalism or communications program at an accredited college or university. Preference given to journalism students. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and submit materials listed in the guidelines.

Two scholarships will be awarded: A $2,000 winner, and a $1,000 runner-up.

The 2022 application period is closed.

To review 2022 materials, click on the link below.

Guidelines and application

The 2022 recipients are:

  • Riley Richter, Sterling High School, $2,000
  • Kaden Warner, Buhler High School, $2,000

Lois and Avory Johnson Scholarship for Reno County Students

The Lois and Avory Johnson Scholarship for Reno County Students is open to seniors who are graduating from a Reno County high school and will be attending any certified institution of higher learning, including trade and vocational schools, beginning in the fall of 2022. Applicants should display academic ability and/or personal motivation to achieve goals, involvement in school, church or community activities or have been employed while still achieving academic success. Students pursuing any career may apply, but students entering the filed of Emergency Medical Services will be given preference.

Three scholarships are awarded annually. Each award is $2,000 ($1,000/yr for two years)

The 2022 application period is closed.

To review 2022 application materials, click on the links below.

Guidelines and application

The 2022 recipients are:

  • Jorah Harbaugh, Pretty Prairie High School
  • Dylan Huggard, Nickerson High School
  • Sadye Patterson, Hutchinson High School

Denny Hart Family Athletic Scholarship

The Denny Hart Family Athletic Scholarship is open to any Reno County graduating senior. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester of the recipient’s freshman year at any accredited college or university. The award was established by the family of Denny Hart in honor of his commitment to a “behind the scenes” approach to helping young people.

The ideal applicant is involved in athletics, demonstrates a clear commitment to community through involvement in activities outside the classroom, demonstrates financial need and has a minimum GPA of 3.0

The 2022 application period is closed.

To review 2022 application materials, click on the link below.

Guidelines and application

The 2022 recipient is:

  • Juan Fernandez, Hutchinson High School

Other Scholarships

 

Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Scholarship

The Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Scholarship is open to any past or present exhibitor of the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive who is enrolled in post-secondary education who will have graduated high school in 2022 or before (must have at least one year of post-secondary education remaining to apply).  Applicants who have applied in the past but were not awarded a scholarship and are still eligible by enrollment standards are allowed to re-apply for the current year’s scholarship. Ten scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded.

The 2022 application period is now closed.

Follow the button below to learn more about the scholarships and to apply. For questions, contact Jenn Galloway at the Kansas State Fair, 620-669-3623, or Sarah Blake.

Hutchinson High School scholarships

Below are scholarships available to Hutchinson High School students through funds held at Hutchinson Community Foundation.

  • Batthauer Scholarship for HCC
  • Batthauer Scholarship KU
  • Berkley-Calhoun Vocal Music Scholarship
  • Doherty Scholarship for Lincoln School Students (for students attending Hutchinson Community College)
  • Jennifer Goodman Scholarship
  • HHS Class of 1947 John & Bobbie Baker Scholarship
  • HHS Class of 1962 Scholarship
  • HHS Class of 1968 Scholarship
  • Coberly-Tweito Memorial Scholarship
  • Carol J. Wonderlich Scholarship
  • Charles Patrick Wolfersberger Memorial Music Scholarship
  • Melissa Yost Memorial Scholarship

Follow the button below to learn more about the scholarships and to apply. For questions, contact the Hutchinson High School counseling center, 620-615-4114.