T3 Rural New Beginnings 


This scholarship was established in late 2019 by Dave and Brenda Kirk of Council Grove to help support area youth and continue to promote the Flint Hills and Rural America.  While the recipient does not need to be pursuing a career where they will live in Rural America, they must be able to demonstrate their understanding of why Rural America and our region is important along with the values associated with it. The scholarship will be awarded to the Council Grove High School graduating senior that represents the ideals, character, and enthusiasm of our region and shows an understanding of the importance of Rural America and how they can impact it in the future. 



  • Deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

  • Refer to criteria below for eligibility and list of documents needed.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

  • Scholarships will be awarded at the 2020 Council Grove High School Award Ceremony on May 13, 2020.

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



Award Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled at Council Grove High School. 

  • Applicants must be attending a Kansas state funded educational institution.

  • Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. 

  • Applicants must provide  2 letters of recommendations from current USD 417 teachers.

  • Applicant must submit a narrative explaining their thoughts on rural America and how they can support and impact in the future.

  • 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
T3 New Rural Beginnings 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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