Applicants shall be high school seniors graduating in the current academic year and pursuing the Board of Regents recommended curriculum with a record of services and extra-curricular activities. Recipients must attend an accredited, four-year public, private or church related Kansas college or university and must be enrolled as full-time students. College transcripts of recipients shall be evaluated annually, and renewal of scholarships will be based upon continued regard for the principles which guided the success of the late Dane G. Hansen, a 3.00 or better GPA at the college level and a progress update describing progress toward their educational goals.
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
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 10, 2021. Counselors should carefully check their packet of materials and poster for the exact time, date and place of the test and notify students.
On the day of testing, it will be the student’s responsibility to submit the following:
*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 6, 2022. 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.