$4,000 Annually Renewable for 1 Additional Year
Seventy “Hansen Student” Scholarships may be awarded to qualified high school seniors.
The “Hansen Student” Scholarships carry a stipend of $4,000 and are renewable for one additional year, providing the recipient has achieved at least a 3.00 GPA at the college level. With one renewal, the scholarship will be $8,000 over the two-year period.
Dane G. Hansen Scholarships are available to students in the following Northwest Kansas counties: Cheyenne, Cloud, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace
- Full-time high school seniors who will graduate in the current academic year from an accredited high school, registered independent, private or home school in the 26 county area of Northwest Kansas listed above may be eligible for the Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow, Hansen Scholar, Hansen Student and Hansen Career and Technical Education Scholarships.
- Students who are going to attend an out-of-state school should not apply.
- Students interested in the Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow, Hansen Scholar or Hansen Student Scholarships must register with their school counselor or principal before taking the qualifying test. No formal application is required.
- To take the Hansen Academic Scholarship Test, a student must have taken the ACT test and have a composite score of 21 or higher and have at least a 3.50 GPA (unweighted). The student should be an active participant in extracurricular school and community activities, displaying good citizenship, leadership and moral integrity. Information regarding the time and place of the Hansen Scholarship Test will be provided by the Hansen Foundation to the school and to the media.
Your High School Principal or Counselor will be responsible for submitting a list of students who plan to take the qualifying test to the Hansen Foundation Office (Box 187, Logan, Kansas 67646) prior to September 11, 2020. Counselors should carefully check their packet of materials and poster for the exact time, date and place of test and notify students. *Please note the possible changes in locations, dates and times due to COVID-19.
On the day of testing, it will be the student’s responsibility to submit the following:
- Official copy of transcript with GPA and rank in class circled.
- Current ACT score.
NOTE: any updated ACT score must be postmarked no later than November 20, 2020, and should be sent to the Hansen Foundation, Box 187, Logan, Kansas 67646.
- Resume listing:
- High school classes in which he/she is currently enrolled.
- College classes for which credit has already been earned, as well as classes which will be completed by June 4, 2021.
- Work experience, extracurricular and community activities.
*Letters with three reference questionnaires shall be sent only to those candidates who are selected for interviews. It is the student’s responsibility to see that the reference questionnaires are mailed promptly to the Hansen Foundation. Applicants without references will not be considered for scholarships.
Scholarship payment will be made to the college or university chosen by the honorees. Funds will be drawn as stipulated by the administering agency, but only for the use of the honorees who shall be entitled to draw the full amount of the scholarships for educational purposes. Payments will be made to the school as soon as certification of full-time enrollment is received by the Hansen Foundation.
Scholarships may be partially or fully taxable. For degree candidates the part of the scholarship used for books, fees, tuition and other direct expense is tax free. The remainder, including the portion used for room and board, is taxable. It will be the recipient’s responsibility to keep records of the amounts received and the amounts paid for direct expenses. In addition, it will be the recipient’s responsibility to file income tax returns, if required.
Letters of acceptance of scholarships must be received by the Foundation by June 7, 2021. If not received by that date, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
Recipients of the Dane G. Hansen scholarships are expected to enroll as full-time students in appropriate institutions of higher learning without delay and in the fall term of the awarding year. Deferrals are rarely given and only under unusual circumstances. In such a case, the Hansen Foundation must be notified and a written request for postponement must be submitted for consideration by the Scholarship Committee. Failure to enroll in a qualified college or university by no later than the fall term of the next year will result in cancellation of any grant made under the Hansen Scholarship Program.
The Foundation Scholarship Plan has been approved as required by law in broader and more complete form than set out in this brochure. The Foundation reserves the right, in its discretion, to interpret and to deviate from the plan as stated here, but only if such interpretation or deviation is permitted by the approved plan.