Scholarship Funds

Scholarship Funds give donors the opportunity to provide educational support for students at any level of education. Donors may designate a particular field of study, a specific educational institution, and/or eligibility requirements.

Scholarship Fund Guidelines

Current Scholarship Funds

Currently, there are no established Scholarship Funds, however the Ottawa County Community Foundation supports student education through The Twin Valley Education Foundation Designated Fund. Student scholarships are awarded through the Twin Valley Education Foundation and are funded through the fund at OCCF. For more information about those scholarships, visit the Twin Valley Education Foundation website or contact them at 785-488-3325.

Ottawa County Students may also qualify for several grants held at the Greater Salina Community Foundation. Click here to learn more.

Questions? Contact Scholarship Coordinator, Jessica Fuller, at 785-823-1800 or jessicafuller@gscf.org.

Recent News

Community foundation announces scholarship recipients

The Ottawa County Community Foundation recently announced the first recipients of the John and Olive Cornellisson Scholarship. This new scholarship is for graduating seniors of a USD 239 or USD 240 high school who are pursuing further education in the areas of agriculture or vocational training. Colby Nichols, Minneapolis, received a $7,350 scholarship, and Corey Nichols, Minneapolis, received a $3,815 scholarship. More information about the foundation’s scholarship program can be found at www.ottawacountycf.org/scholarships. Colby NicholsCorey Nichols [...]

Ottawa County Community Foundation awards over $81,000

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan.— The Ottawa County Community Foundation recently awarded over $81,000 in spring grants to 10 charitable projects across the county. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund, Ottawa County Public Health Fund, Ottawa County Impact Fund, Bennington Community Fund, and the Tescott Community Fund. The following organizations received grants: Ottawa County, $20,000 for new bathroom facilities at the Minneapolis fairgrounds and athletics fields. City of Bennington, $18,300 to repair and update Bennington Sports Complex ball fields. City of Tescott, $10,000 to purchase a new excavator for clean-up projects and maintenance. City of Minneapolis/Minneapolis Golf Course,[...]