Scholarships

Aimee E. Ziegler Memorial

The scholarship was established by Kathleen and Dave Ziegler in memory of their daughter, who was a counselor at Free State High School and passed away in 2012.  Aimee was well known in Lawrence for her involvement in creating the WRAP program and her numerous coaching positions at Free State.

Al and Leona Deiser Memorial

The scholarship was established by Jay Deiser in memory of his grandfather and grandmother. Applicants must have graduated from South/Billy Mills Middle School and plan on pursuing a career in a skilled trade.

Al Woolard Memorial

The scholarship was established by Mickey Woolard in memory of Al Woolard.  The award is for a graduating LHS student, male or female who has demonstrated leadership, effort, desire, and sportsmanship in athletics and the classroom.

Arthur “Mike” Browning Memorial

The scholarship was established by Linda Browning and family in memory of Mike Browning, a lifetime LHS Lion and former educator.

Barbara Burnett Memorial

The scholarship was established by Gene & Barbara Burnett. Gene Burnett started this scholarship to honor his wife Barbara, who passed away in 2007 and was always supportive of his activities, but never recognized herself. Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in the health-related or medical field.

Bill and Gunnar Zimmerman Motivational Award

The scholarship was established by Nancy Zimmerman, who refused to give up on anyone. This award is to be given as a positive endorsement of unfulfilled potential in a student whose GPA is 1.5-2.75. This is a “second chance” scholarship for students who would not qualify for scholarships based on academic merit.

Bob and Pauline Johnson

The scholarship was started by Mary Fulbright in honor of the Johnson parents who were very involved in the kids’ education and in the Lawrence Community. It is for students who have an IEP based on academic challenges.

Brian Shirk Memorial

The scholarship was started by David and Karen Shirk in memory of their son, Brian, who was killed in a car accident August 20, 2003. Applicants should be students who were involved in football and other school activities.

Carl Mibeck

The scholarship was established by Carl Mibeck to foster mature, positive attitudes of non-discrimination and acceptance of persons regardless of their sexual orientation. Applicants should be students who identify as LGBTQ.

Carol “J.C.” Church Memorial

The scholarship was established by Earl Church in honor and memory of his wife Carol, a loved and respected teacher at South Junior High from its beginning until her retirement in 1995. Students should have graduated from South/Billy Mills Middle School and will pursue a degree in education.

Central Bank of the Midwest

The scholarship provides funding for a student who intends to pursue a career in business or finance and who demonstrates financial need.

Chantal Anderson Memorial

The scholarship was established by Vickie and Brian Anderson in memory of their daughter, Chantal, a former LHS student and graduate of KU who enjoyed athletics, music, and art. Applicants must plan to pursue a degree in the health related fields, in the state of Kansas.

Chestnut STEM

The scholarship was established by Spencer Chestnut to provide financial assistance to graduating Free State High School students pursing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), with a special emphasis on engineering degrees.

Coach Kermit D. Aldridge Memorial

The scholarship was established in memory of Kermit Aldridge, who taught at Liberty Memorial Central Middle School and coached football and basketball at Lawrence High School. The award is for a graduating LHS student, male or female who plans to attend the University of Kansas and major in education.

Dale Shillington Memorial

The scholarship was started in memory of Dale Shillington, by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Allen and Paige Moore. Dale passed away in 2016. Dale was a member of the Free State class of 2009 and excelled in soccer and golf through perseverance and the dedication to outwork and out hustle everyone. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot. He was recognized as the top instructor pilot in 2015.

David “Doc” Johnson Memorial

The scholarship was started by friends and family of David Johnson.

Del and Don Fambrough Memorial

The scholarship was started to honor the memory of Del Fambrough by her son Preston Fambrough and her husband Don Fambrough.  Del was a long-time teacher of English at Central Junior High School and Lawrence High School. Student must have outstanding academic achievement in English.

Elmore Family

This scholarship was established in 2017 by the Rosy and John Elmore family. The scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a student enrolled at Lawrence High School who plans to pursue higher education at any four-year college/university and/or pursing a four-year degree. The scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient is a full-time student and maintains a 2.5 GPA.

Erin Dayton

This scholarship was started by Karen Cochran in honor of her daughter Erin, who died at age 16.

Ethel and Raymond Rice Challenge Award

The scholarship was started by the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundationto provide for a graduating senior who is living in a foster care home.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary #309 Scholarship

Applicants must be a female student with a minimum grade-point average of 2.5, involvement in community activities and/or volunteering and plan to attend any four-year college/university or two-year college/school (junior college, vocational and/or technical school)

Geoffrey Tyler Gaston Music

The scholarship was started in memory of Geoffrey Tyler Gaston, the scholarship was established by his grandmother Alice Clayton Amyx.  Geoffrey was the son of Lanny and Marguerite Gaston.

Gerald M. “Jerry” Vogel

The scholarship was established to provide a reasonable college scholarship each for a student with a disability at Lawrence High School.

Haskell Award

This scholarship was started in 2017 by Douglas Raney and is to be awarded to a student who will attend Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence High School students are given first consideration.

H.C. Stuart Memorial

The scholarship was started by Helena Stuart in memory of her husband. It is intended for a student planning a teaching career and attending a school in the state of Kansas.

Irish Award

Douglas Raney started this scholarship in 2011 with the intent to support both high schools in Lawrence, as well as Notre Dame. Lawrence High School students are given first consideration.

Jan Green Memorial

The scholarship was started by Tracy Green in memory of Jan Green, a Lawrence school district educator for 26 years. Students must intend to pursue a degree in education.

Jason W. Alldredge Memorial

The scholarship was started by Sue and Stan Alldredge in memory of Jason W. Alldredge, a 2001 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, who took automotive technology classes at both Free State and Lawrence High School. Jason had a lifelong passion and natural ability for auto mechanics. He passed away in an auto accident in April of 2002 while attending an automotive technical school.

John K. Bork Memorial

The scholarship was started by Jean F. Shepherd in memory of husband John K. Bork to recognize an outstanding student in the wrestling program at Free State High School.

John P. Saunders Memorial

The scholarship was started by Lynn Saunders in honor of John P. Saunders, who was a long time teacher and coach in the Lawrence district, as well as having gone through the Lawrence schools. His goal was to encourage young people to actively participate in their education and their lives. It is the hope of our family and friends that this may help a student in same small way to be able to participate in post-secondary education.

Jonell Williams Memorial

The scholarship was established by The Children's Shelter (formerly The Shelter, Inc.) in memory of Jonell Williams, a founding member of the organization's board of directors.

Kennedy elementary Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Kennedy Elementary teachers Cara Mc Norton and Patrick Wedel, to be presented to a Lawrence High School or Free State High School senior who is an alumni student from Kennedy Elementary school. (Scholarship would begin in 2020).

Latino Success Scholarship

The scholarship was started by Lydia Leon to encourage the success of Latino youth by providing a scholarship for higher education. The scholarship is supported by the efforts of the Latino Youth Career Council of Lawrence.

Martin and Cora Hickel Family Scholarship

Applicants must be planning to study agriculture, agronomy or farming, have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and show financial need.

Mary E. Gauthier 90thBirthday

The scholarship was started by Mary E. Gauthier, family and friends in honor of Mary’s 90th birthday in 2014. Mary taught business at LHS as coordinator of the Office Education job training program from 1959-1986. Applicants must be planning to study business.

Max and Lucile Stalcup Memorial

The scholarship was started by Lucile Stalcup in memory of her husband Max. Interest in becoming a teacher in the areas of home economics, business education, industrial education and/or vocational education such as DECA, OEA, FFA, auto mechanics or CIT is given preference, but a student who is interested in pursuing a degree in elementary education will be considered.

McCownGordon

This scholarship is intended to benefit students interested in pursuing further education in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction at the Lawrence College and Career Center. The scholarship was established by Luke Deets at McCownGordon.

Perfect Test Score Award

This scholarship was established in 2017 by Douglas Raney and is to be awarded to a student who records a perfect score on either the written or math portion of the SAT. Lawrence High School students are given first consideration.

Pete Deiser Memorial

Scholarship started by Jay Deiser in memory of his father Pete Deiser. Applicants must have graduated from South/Billy Mills Middle School and plan to pursue a career in business.

Preston Scheibler Memorial

The scholarship is in memory of Preston Lee Scheibler, LHS Class of 2008 and was set up by his parents and sister Alexis. Applicants must have an IEP based on academic challenges.

Randy Weseman and Emprise Bank Leadership

The scholarship was started by Cindy Yulich/Emprise Bank to recognize the many contributions Randy Weseman made to the Lawrence Public Schools during his career. Applicants must plan to attend a Kansas college/university and be focused on community involvement.

RD Johnson Excavating

The company provides four total scholarships, two to each high school. One is for construction management or civil engineering and the other for trade school, vocational technical school or community college.

Rex R. Powell’s Burtons Hollow Scholarship Fund

In memory of Rex R. Powell, Lawrence Public Schools Science Teacher. This scholarship is for a graduating senior who will continue their education in the Environment/Biology/Science or Social Science field.

Ryan Walker Jazz

Scholarship started by Ted and Colleen Walker and family in memory of their son Ryan (1986-2003). Student must intend to pursue a music degree.

Sarah Elbayoumy Memorial

The scholarship was established by Moussa Elbayoumy and Magda Khater in memory of daughter Sarah Elbayoumy, a Lawrence Free State junior who passed away as a result of a car accident.

Sarah Ann Zimmerman Memorial

Established by Caroline Trowbridge and Alan Zimmerman in memory of Sarah Ann Zimmerman, a Lawrence High School graduate, who died in a hiking accident in April 2018. Applicants should have participated in the LHS theatre department.

Stan Roth Science

The scholarship was started by Marilyn Bittenbender, friends, and former students to honor the teaching career of former high school biology teacher Stan Roth. Applicants should be planning a career in science.

Susan Satriano Foundation

The scholarship was established by Joe Satriano in honor of Susan Satriano. Applicants should have a parent presently battling cancer, in remission or unfortunately, had a parent succumb to cancer.

Travis Glass Memorial

The scholarship was started by Bernece Glass, family and friends in memory of Bernece’s husband Travis Glass, a local businessman, who died June 9, 1987. Applicants should plan to enroll in University of Kansas School of Business.

Troy Tate Wrestling

The scholarship was established by Brad Tate in memory of Troy Tate. Applicants must have participated in wrestling at Lawrence High School.

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