OUR CURRENT FUNDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Currently, we manage over 2 million dollars in funds, entrusted to us by community members and organizations dedicated to improving our future. Please take a moment to look through our funds and scholarships. Interested in starting a fund or scholarship? Click here.
There are two funds in the foundation that have MATCHED GIVING opportunities:
the Morrill Alumni Scholarship and the Tara Ploeger Scholarship.
Axtell Eagle Legacy
This scholarship is for an Axtell High School senior who plans to pursue/is pursuing post-secondary education.
Joe & Naomi Beyer Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who is attending a 2 or 4 year school.
Joe and Naomi Beyer had a vested interest in the graduates of Sabetha High School & supporting their post-secondary plans.
Peggy Brant Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who is pursuing post secondary education.
Peggy Brant was a longtime citizen of Sabetha and an active member of the Business Professional Women's Club and her church.
Esther P. Carpenter Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who is attending a two or four year college.
Esther P. Carpenter was a longtime educator in the Sabetha schools.
Carson Charitable Scholarship
This scholarship is for a senior who has attended Wetmore High School for four years & resides in the district. Applicants should demonstrate good citizenship and have a 2.7500 cumulative GPA or higher. To be eligible for the scholarship the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters, a student must achieve or maintain a 3.0000 college GPA or better (the 4 semesters must be completed within 2 years of high school graduation).
The Carson Charitable Scholarship program is for the purposes of providing Wetmore High School graduates an opportunity to receive financial assistance for their first two years of post-secondary education.
Corey Davis Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Wetmore High School senior. This award is not based on scholastic achievement; rather, the willingness to be of service to others is considered.
The Corey Davis Memorial Scholarship was founded to award a Wetmore High School senior who desires to further his/her education beyond high school, whether
it is a four-year, two-year, or vocational college. The committee would prefer that candidates demonstrate a desire to help others.
Corey Davis (Wetmore Class of 2011) touched the lives of everyone he met with his quiet, caring nature and unreserved friendship. Corey’s priority in life was making others happy & he worked hard to be a big brother to younger students, a friend to his peers, and a help to the adults who needed him. Corey's untimely death in a traffic accident prompted the establishment of this scholarship.
Ray & Margaret Deaver Scholarship
Ray and Margaret Deaver were married in February 1935. This was the beginning of many wonderful years as a Kansas farming family. It is the opinion of the family that some of the cherished rewards were the direct result of participation in farming, school, and church activities. Both Ray and Margaret set a good example for the family by participating in organizations such as Kansas Farm Bureau, County Extension, and being members of the Sacred Heart Church. They encouraged their children to join in similar organizations such as FFA, Band, Choir, 4-H, Scouts, sports, and numerous other activities. This approach to family life gave everyone the opportunity to expand horizons and pursue dreams. The dream was never limited to returning to the family farm.
Gottlieb Eichenberger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who is studying agriculture at a university, college or technical school.
Gottlieb Eichenberger was the father of Mavis (Eichenberger) Glenn.
Lewis Johnson Memorial Music Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior or graduate who is pursuing a degree in music education. Scholarship preference is given to current Sabetha High School seniors with consideration given to school activities, academics, citizenship & community service.
Bertha Manche Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School or Wetmore High School senior that is pursuing an education major with plans to enter the teaching field.
Bertha Manche was a former educator in our district.
Gary & Virginia McDaniel Scholarship
This scholarship is for high school graduates of USD 113. They must be attending a technical education program. Must intend to pursue a post-education career in Northeast Kansas. Preference given to students who enroll in: Welding, CNC Machining, Computer Technology, Business Administration, Nursing/Health Care, Drafting & Design, Precision Agriculture, Auto/Diesel Mechanics, Electrical Technology, Plumbing or HVAC.
Virginia (Mann) grew up in Highland, KS. After high school she attended Clark's Business School in St. Joseph, MO. Gary attended high school in Seneca, KS and
is a graduate of Highland Community College with an Associate of Science Degree.
After marriage, they began their working career with Caterpillar Tractor Co, in Peoria , IL. Employment with Wenger Manufacturing brought them back to NE KS and Sabetha. They founded MAC Equipment and actively managed it for over 30 years. Upon their retirement they moved to Las Vegas, NV.
Gary & Virginia are an example of success that can be accomplished with perseverance, dedication, hard work, honesty and integrity.
Walter & Marion Meyer Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School graduate in his/her 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of college OR 2nd year of a 2-year program that is enrolled full time in an agriculture-related field of study and has successfully completed 24 credits during the first year.
Walter & Marion Meyer had a vested interest in the graduates of Sabetha High School & supporting their post-secondary plans.
Morrill Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduating senior of Sabetha High School residing in the old Morrill School District.
The Morrill Alumni Scholarship was established to promote pride in education to those who reside in the old Morrill School District.
Tara Ploeger Scholarship
This scholarship goes to a Sabetha High School senior who is attending a 2 or 4 year school; technical school; or proprietary school. The selection is based on financial need & positive attitude.
While attending Sabetha High School, Tara Lee Ploeger volunteered in the towns of Morrill and Sabetha. Working at Country Mart, the Sabetha Hospital, and a local daycare, Tara was known for her smile and bubbly personality. With plans to be a teacher, she volunteered at the elementary school with first graders. It was through loving and caring for people that Tara left an incredible impact on all who knew her.
Alice M. Priest Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School or Wetmore High School graduate who has been accepted to or already attending school for nursing or advanced nursing program with a 3.0000 or above cumulative GPA (college).
Alice Priest began her 50-year nursing career at the Sabetha Community Hospital, working as a surgical nurse, floor nurse & private duty nurse. She then transferred to the Sabetha Clinic, working first for Dr. Tom Montgomery and then Dr. Kevin Kennally until her retirement. Proud of her profession, Alice always held herself to high standards and outstanding care for her patients and often passed along that knowledge and dedication as a mentor to young nurses.
Raymond & Ned W. Rokey, DVM Endowment and Memorial Scholarship
Raymond and Ned, brothers and best friends, were born in the early 1900's to a humble farming family and were the first in their extended family to attend high school. They both excelled in athletics, academics, and leadership. Because of their exemplary performance in high school, both were recognized with athletic scholarships by Kansas State University recruiting coaches.
WWII interrupted their collegiate dreams. Tragically, Ray Rokey died in Germany during the fierce battle of Hurtgen Forest. Ned survived WWII, and returned to Kansas State University, and obtained his DVM. Ned led an exemplary professional career, was a civic and community leader and beloved father.
The 2020 RAYMOND AND NED W. ROKEY DVM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is a large endowment established in their honor that helps a student attend a 4 year accredited college. Ray and Ned exemplified athletic excellence, scholarship, and leadership throughout their lives; similarly, the recipient of the Raymond and Ned W. Rokey DVM Memorial Scholarship should encompass the same values.
Sabetha Community USD 113 Sabetha
High School Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who plans to pursue post-secondary education.
Kent & Donna Saylor are supporters of the USD 113 schools.
Sabetha Masons/Eastern Star Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to 1 male & 1 female graduate of Sabetha High School who is attending a 2 or 4 year school or a technical school.
The Sabetha Masons have a vested interest in the graduates of Sabetha High School & supporting their post-secondary plans.
Glen & Joelline Stoller Memorial
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college.
Glen & Joelline Stoller were longtime supporters of Sabetha schools.
Louis Wenger Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Sabetha High School senior who will be attending a 4 year college or a technical school.
The Louis Wenger Scholarship is awarded annually to a student or students that best exemplify the spirit of ingenuity, focus & determination. By applying these qualities in his own life, Louis founded Wenger Manufacturing Co., Inc.