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Community foundation awards scholarships

Friday, July 24th, 2020

Community foundation awards scholarships

RUSSELL, Kan.— The Russell County Area Community Foundation has awarded over $310,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. This includes three scholarships that are being renewed for recipients from previous years.

  • The Sean Paul Banks Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School who are involved in sports their senior year and maintain high academic standards. Megan Peeler and Rhett Pospichal, both of Russell received a $425 scholarship.
  • The Adolph Boehler Student Aid Fund is for students graduating from Russell High School. Ashlynn Hobbs, Russell, received a $1,000 scholarship. Kenneth Butler, Russell, and Hunter Reddig, Russell, both received a $500 scholarship.
  • The Doran and Bina Dole Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School. Alexia Charbonneau, Garrett Ewers, Robert Jensen, Karian Klee, and Veronica Torres, all of Russell, received a $2,500 scholarship.
  • The Kenneth V. Dumler Memorial Aid Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School. Josalyn Ulrich, Russell, received a $625 scholarship.
  • The Elaine Hilger Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School with an interest in music or a career in the medical field. Jordynn Guenot and Janae Schulte, both of Russell, received a $700 scholarship. 
  • The Joshua Scholarship is for students up to age 30 who are graduates from a high school in Russell County. This scholarship is a permanent endowment of several million dollars created by Dr. Starr F. Schlobohm, who desired to share his success in the oil and gas business with the Russell County area. Annual gifts from his education trust will help the scholarship fund grow to significant levels. A percentage of the fund is allocated annually to scholarships. Jordynn Guenot, Russell, Chandler Kitchen, Russell, and Kyleigh Kasper, Russell, each received a $10,000 scholarship. The following students each received a $5,000 scholarship: Katherine Barney, Tucson, Madison Beagley, Bloomington, Ryan Birky, Russell, Taelyr Blehm, Russell, Isabella Boxberger, Russell, Seth Boxberger, Russell, Matthew Buhrle, Russell, Alexia Charbonneau, Russell, Maci Clark, Russell, Tandy Coleman, Russell, Abigail Cross, Fayetteville, Koby Decker, Russell, Julia Finger, Russell, Alaina Gfeller, Pittsburg, Tayla Goodenough, Russell, Kaylee Hoss, Russell, Robert Jensen, Russell, Cameron Kilian, Gorham, Darian Klee, Russell, Katherine Krauss, Russell, Samantha Leiker, Victoria, Grace Lumpkins, Russell, Nick Miller, Russelll, Lauren Myers, Russell, Caleb Newacheck, Russell, Shelby Ney, Russell, Brooks Nichols, Russell, Micah Nuss, Russell, Whitney Nuss, Russell, Samuel Ochs, Russell, Travis Ochs, Russell, Megan Peeler, Russell, Delainey Pospichal, Russell, Rhett Pospichal, Russell, Alexandra Ptacek, Russell, Samantha Ptacek, Russell, Layn Pasek, Russell, Lillian Rageth, Russell, Chandler Reich, Russell, Kaiden Schneider, Russell, Jacob Sohm, Russell, Skylar Steinle, Russell, Mackenzie Thomas, Russell, Veronica Torres, Russell, Sarah Vonfeldt, Russell, Jacquelyn Wagner, Russell, Ryleigh Wagner, Russell, and Chase Woelk, Russell. The following students each received a $2,000 scholarship Jayden Braun, Russell, Brendon Buhrle, Russell, Liberty Decker, Russell, Tiffany Dortland, Gorham, Kayla Farmer, Russell, Kyler Fritschen, Russell, Logan Gilmore, Russell, Maria Hilger, Russell, Braden Kasper, Russell, Caden Pfeifer, Russell, Caleb Nuss, Russell, Janae Schulte, Russell, and Alex Windholz, Russell.

  • The Murphy Memorial Scholarship is for high school seniors living in areas served by the following school districts: USD 299, 392, 399, 407 and 432. Autumn Princ, Lucas, received a $500 scholarship.
  • The David Ochs Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School. Braden Flax, Russell, received a $750 scholarship, and Kaden Baalman, Russell received a $700 scholarship.
  • The Pohlman Family Scholarship is for students graduating from USD 407 or USD 399. William Fontanez and Grace Lumpkins, both of Russell, received a $500 scholarship.
  • The Paul E. Ruggels Memorial Scholarship is for college students who have graduated from Russell High School or Natoma High School, with preference to students pursuing a degree in a healthcare related field. Peyton Ostmeyer, Plainville, received a $1,685 scholarship.   
  • The Ervin and Denzell Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship is for students graduating from Russell High School who intend to earn a degree in education or agriculture. William Fontanez, Russell, received a $600 scholarship. 

The foundation is home to 12 scholarship funds, which were established by area donors to support students pursuing higher education. More information about the scholarship program can be found at http://rcacf.net/scholarships/ or by contacting Angela Muller, Executive Director, at 785-445-3611.