Katie Buchanan Gant Scholarship Fund

The Katie Buchanan Gant Scholarship was established to provide educational opportunities annually to Council Grove High School seniors and alumni students pursuing a college degree with preference, but not limited to healthcare, in memory of Katie Buchanan Gant. 


Katie attended Council Grove Elementary, Middle and High School. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Council Grove Swim Club as well as a Braves Cheerleader. 


She graduated from Ft. Hays State in 2002, with an associate's degree in radiology technology and a bachelor's degree in medical diagnostic imaging. Katie earned her master's degree from Baker University in 2007. In 2008, she and her family moved to Burlington. She was employed as Director of Radiology at Allen County Hospital in Iola, KS.

Katie enjoyed traveling, shopping, helping others and spending time with family. She loved being a wife and mother. Her children were the loves of her life.




  • Deadline for scholarship applications is April 1,  2020.

  • Refer to criteria below for eligibility and list of supporting documents needed (i.e., transcript).

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please type application, illegible applications will not be considered.

  • Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced in May 2020.

  • Scholarship recipient(s) must provide evidence of enrollment before scholarship funds will be distributed.  Scholarships will be mailed directly to the recipient’s educational institution.

Award Criteria

  • Applicant must be a registered, graduating senior at Council Grove Senior High  or a past graduate. 

  • Applicant must be entering a full-time college program or currently enrolled in a full-time college program (12 semester hours)

  • Applicant must be pursuant to a college degree with preference, but not limited to, a healthcare related field (i.e. radiology, nursing, medical, etc.)

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card or current passport.

  • Applicant must include a copy of an official CGHS or college transcript including cumulative GPA.







Applications are due by April 1, 2020 


Mail to:

Council Grove Area Foundation
C/O Katie Gant Buchanan Scholarship 

PO BOX 137

Council Grove, KS 66846


Photo Credits: Mindy Sue Photography and Love My Kansas - Land and Aerial Photography/Video


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PO BOX 137
Council Grove, KS 66846

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