Awards honor leadership and service to community
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas 4-H has opened applications for scholarships that recognize 4-H’ers for leadership skills and positive contributions to their communities.
The Vanier Family Scholarship is valued at $12,000 per year for youth attending four-year universities, and $7,000 per year for those planning to attend two-year technical schools or community colleges.
The scholarships are available to current or former Kansas 4-H’ers who were active for three or more years. Applicants must be planning to enroll full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution for the 2017-18 academic year.
The online application is due by March 31 and can be found at www.kansas4-h.org/resources/4-h-library/awards-and-recognition/Vanier-Family-Scholarship.html
The Vanier Family Scholarship Program was established through the generous support of Jack and Donna Vanier.
“Our three kids benefitted greatly from 4-H, and we’re delighted to support outstanding Kansas 4-H members as they pursue their education,” the Vaniers said in a statement.
They said the goal of the scholarships is to enhance strong leadership skills already exhibited by Kansas 4-H members by investing in their educational endeavors. Potential recipients are recognized leaders and role models within their home communities who have balanced “greater than usual” demands.