Northwest Kansas Learn and Live Scholarship
The Northwest Kansas Learn and Live Scholarship has been established to provide educational assistance to Fort Hays State University students who aspire to work and live in Northwest Kansas, specifically the 26-county Hansen Foundation service area (particularly the rural communities outside of Hays and Salina). Recipients can be undergraduate or graduate students, on-campus or virtual students.
Full tuition and fees, up to 30 credit hours per academic year. The scholarship is renewable for up to two years based on appropriate progress toward the degree and approved on a semester by semester basis by the scholarship coordinator associated with the academic program in which the student is enrolled. Students who fail to maintain adequate academic progress will be immediately removed from the program.
The scholarship is available to students who meet the following criteria:
• Enrolled in an academic program of study that has been identified as a priority area for meeting the needs of the rural communities that make up the Hansen Foundation service area.
• Completed at least 60 credit hours toward a baccalaureate degree or has been admitted to an approved graduate program.
• Has a grade point average that meets the progression standards of the degree program selected.
• Has a declared intention to be employed in one’s area of academic preparation in a community that resides within the Hansen Foundation service area.
Academic areas of emphasis:
Information Networking and Telecommunications
Radiological Technology/Medical Diagnostic Imaging
School Counseling (Graduate Level)
School Psychology (Graduate only)
Special Education (Graduate Level)
Speech Language Pathology (Graduate only)
Teacher Education (Elementary and Secondary)
• Provide a letter of application indicating why you desire to live and work in a rural community in the Hansen Foundation service area upon graduation (250 words max).
• Include a letter of support from a Fort Hays State University faculty member supporting your intent to live and work in a rural community in the Hansen Foundation service area upon graduation.
• Letter of support from a regional employer stating intent to provide employment upon graduation.
December 1, 2019