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Non-Traditional Grant-In-Aid Fund

Grants to Cherokee County, Kansas Students to Support
Higher Education Studies to Facilitate Economic Self-Sufficiency

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Columbus Community Foundation

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Grants of up to $2,000 to Cherokee County, Kansas students enrolled at USA colleges, universities, and vocational and technical institutions to support studies that facilitate economic self-sufficiency. Funding is intended for childcare, uniforms, equipment, tools, tuition expenses, books, testing, graduation fees, and transport (estimated cost of gas and parking). Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses.

The purpose of the Non-Traditional Grant-In-Aid Fund is to provide financial assistance to individuals whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and where applicable, their families.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152056

Estimated Size of Grant:

The type and amount of aid shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation and may include, but is not necessarily limited to a maximum of $1,000 per year for two years. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs and available funds.

Term of Contract:

Grants are available for up to two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The students eligible for assistance shall:
- Work or live in Cherokee County, Kansas
- Be a student in good standing
- Study at a vocational/technical institution, college, or university within the United States
- Have had at least 12 consecutive months of completing their education goal
- Not be enrolled in a post-graduate degree program
- Be enrolled in an educational program leading to employment or job advancement

Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance based on the Income and Expense Report in the application with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills for employment. The grant is not intended to be used in covering the cost of prerequisite courses which may be necessary for securing admission to an educational program, nor by those needing further education, beyond the current program, to gain employment.

The money granted is not intended for automobile payments, living expenses, clothing, or to repay educational loans.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by the 10th day of March, June, September, and December.

Application forms should be submitted by mail. Further application guidance can be seen in the Application Form found below.

The applicant need only request by letter their desire for the second year payment without going completing an application for the grant-in-aid. The recipient must provide proper documentation supporting the maintenance of a 2.5 accumulated GPA.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be sent to:
Columbus Community Foundation
P.O. Box 323
Columbus, KS 66725
Call: (620) 429-2515 (Care of Commerce Bank)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Cherokee County