Endowed Scholarship Listing

Athletics

E-I-E-I-O/John Casey Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of 1974 alumnus and former Benedictine College employee, John Casey. Preference is given to students active in varsity sports at Benedictine College. Financial need is not required.This award may be renewable with a 2.0 grade point average.

Peter L. Clevinger Soccer Scholarship

Grantors: Ralph and Kathy Clevinger established this scholarship in memory of their son, USAF Airman First Class Peter Clevinger. A 2011 graduate of Benedictine College, Peter was an award-winning men's soccer player. Preference is to a member of the Raven Men's Soccer Team based on financial need with recommendation of the Head Coach; and secondary consideration is for a Benedictine College student who is active in inter-collegiate sports.

Tom Colwell Sr. Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of 1958 alumnus and former Benedictine College employee, Tom Colwell.Preference is restricted to students who are members of the Benedictine College varsity men's basketball team.

Luisa Garcia Flood Scholarship

Grantor: James W. Flood '73 established this scholarship in memory of Luisa Garcia Flood '72. Preference is restricted to students who are members of the Benedictine College varsity soccer teams or are descendants of the Garcia Flood family.

Don & Amy Kassing Scholarship

Grantors: Don, class of 1963, and Amy Kassing established the scholarship in 2014. Preference is to a student athlete who has demonstrated academic excellence by sustaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Artie Long Scholarship

Grantors: Friends established the scholarship in memory of long-time football volunteer, Artie Long. Preference is for a Benedictine College student who is a Raven Football manager their senior year and must demonstrate financial need.

Ralph Nolan Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in memory of 1939 alumnus and former employee of St. Benedict's College and Benedictine College, Ralph Nolan. Preference is restricted to an outstanding varsity men's basketball player who maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

John L. Schmiedeler Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of 1952 alumnus John L. Schmiedeler. Preference is given to men's basketball players, with financial need. This award may be renewed annually as long as he remains in good academic standing. The student must abide by all NAIA rules.

Benedictine Raven Soccer Booster Endowment

Grantors: The Benedictine Raven Soccer Booster members created this scholarship. Preference is for students who are athletes of the varsity men's or women's soccer teams at Benedictine College.

Charles L. Visnic Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: Family of the late Charles L. Visnic '42, created this scholarship. Preference is earmarked for a football player with financial need.

Kelley Wilson Soccer Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in memory of Michael "Kelley" Wilson.Preference is given to a Rockhurst High School male soccer player.If none apply, then a student from any Catholic high school may receive the scholarship.

Financial Need

571st Dustoff Medics Scholarship

Grantor: An anonymous donor established this scholarship in memory of David James Ewing and Kenneth Clifford Nokes who were killed in the Vietnam War.Preference is restricted to full-time students with financial need and who are veterans. The scholarship excludes career vets and excludes Benedictine College varsity athletes. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

BC Endowed Scholarship (Consolidated)

Grantors: Donors gifts given to the Benedictine College endowment program.Preference is for students with financial need.

Lawrence A. Byrne Scholarship

Grantors: Family established this scholarship in memory of Lawrence A. Bryne '91. Preference is given to students with highly demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Abbot Brendan Downey, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends of Abbot Brendan Downey, OSB '40, created this scholarship in his memory. He was the fifth abbot of St. Benedict's Abbey, and passed away while in office, Sept. 4, 1980. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Patrick and Estella (Umscheid) Farrell Scholarship

Grantor: This scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Patrick Farrell. Preference is given to students who have a financial need.

Farrell-Umscheid Family Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Patrick T. Farrell in memory of George and Alice Farrell, Sr. Romana Farrell, OSB, and Pete and Elizabeth Umscheid. Preference is given to students with financial need.

Joseph H. Gronstal Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Joseph H. Gronstal '42. Preference is given to students with financial need.

William Randolph Hearst Scholarship

Grantor: The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Preference is given to any full-time students with financial need.

Lou and Beth Holtz Scholarship


Grantors: Lou and Beth Holtz created the scholarship. Preference is given to a student(s) with highly demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

Owen E. and Genevieve A. Horner Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Lt. Col. Owen E. Horner, (Ret.) '34. Preference is given to any full-time students with financial need.

Kaminsky-McArthur Scholarship

Grantors: Lawrence S. '63, and his wife, Linda J. Kaminsky, created this scholarship. Preference is given to students with financial need.

Kelly-Schreiber Family Scholarship

Grantors: Bill and Theresa (Schreiber) Kelly established this scholarship in January 2015. Recipients for this award must be enrolled full-time at Benedictine College. First preference is for descendants of Martin and Dorothy Kelly and Norman and Louise Schreiber. Consideration is available to all other students who require financial assistance. The recipient may retain his/her award, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he or she remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Bob and Pat Latz Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends created this scholarship in memory of Bob '45, and Pat '47 Latz.Preference is for students with financial need.This award may be renewed annually as long as the student remains in good academic standing.

Steve and Peggy McBride Scholarship

Grantors: Stephen '77 and Peggy McBride. Preference for this scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Benedictine College. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in Nursing and/or Education. The award may be renewed up to four years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

McKeever Family Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Donald J. McKeever '41. Preference is given to any full-time students with financial need.

Stephen and Amy Minnis Scholarship

Grantors: Stephen '82 and Amy (Kohake) '84 Minnis established this scholarship. Preference is given to students with high financial need or facing circumstances preventing them from attending College. The award may be retained as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

C.M. and Betty Moore Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts and from a bequest of Mary E. "Betty" Moore, class of 1943.Preference is given to any full-time Benedictine College students with financial need.

Laurence R. O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Laurence R. O'Donnell, and by gifts from Kathryn Tonquest O'Donnell. Preference is given to any full-time students with financial need. Award may be renewed if student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Tensie Oldfather Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts by Hortense "Tensie" Oldfather. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.

O'Leary Family Scholarship

Grantors: John Patrick '61 and Janice O'Leary created this scholarship. Preference will be given to students with high financial need. The award may be renewed as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Penka Family Scholarship

Grantor: The Penka family established this scholarship. Preference is for students with highly-demonstrated financial need. The recipient may retain his or her award throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he/she remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

General

Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in memory of Mother Celeste Hemmen, OSB; Sister Elizabeth Overton, OSB; and Donald E. Prouty.Preference is given to any full-time students with financial need.

Byron G. Thompson Family Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends of 1955 alumnus Byron G. Thompson. Preference is for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Benedictine College, who hail from large families. The student must demonstrate financial need.

Wahbeh Family Endowment Scholarship

Grantors: Elena Wahbeh-Foster, Zoya Wahbeh-Mead, and Val Wahbeh created this scholarship in memory of their parents Nickolai and Susan Wahbeh. Preference is given to any full-time freshman student with severe financial need. In the event a freshman student is not identified, the award may be applied to a student at another level of studies.

Richard and Renee Washburn Family Scholarship

Grantors: Richard and Renee (Kohake) '87 Washburn created the scholarship in their names. Preference is to students with high financial need or facing circumstances preventing them from attending college.

Wholey Family Scholarship

Grantors: Robert '72 and Janet Wholey established this scholarship in October 2015 by Robert and Janet Wholey. Preference for this endowed scholarship is for students with highly-demonstrated financial need. This award may be retained if the student remains in good academic standing with a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Gender

Ernest Dunn Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: Rose M. Dunn created this scholarship in memory of her husband, J. Ernest Dunn. Preference is for any male student who demonstrates academic achievement (3.0 GPA) and demonstrates financial need.

Alice Evans Pratt Scholarship

Grantor: Michael Murry '71 established this scholarship in honor of Alice Evans Pratt. Preference is earmarked for female students with demonstrated financial need. The award may be retained as long as the student remains in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Bucky Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from family and friends in memory of St. Benedict's College alumnus, 1st Lt. Richard W. "Bucky" Thompson who was killed in the Vietnam War. Preference is restricted to male high school seniors or graduates from Atchison County, Kansas, and who plans to obtain a degree from Benedictine College.

Sister Mary Cyril Busenbarrick, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in honor of Sister Mary Cyril Busenbarrick, OSB '32.Preference is given to any full-time students.

Larry J. and Tresa A. Murphy Buessing Endowed Scholarship

Grantors: Larry '60 and Tresa Buessing created this scholarship. Preference is given to full time students, with financial need. The recipient must be the oldest child of their family (not only child). The student may renew this award annually as long as he or she remains a cumulative B average.

George and Genevieve Dierenfeldt Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of Genevieve Dierenfeldt. No restrictions.

Gallagher Family Scholarship

Grantor: The Gallagher Family Foundation.Preference is given to any full-time students.

Walter and Elsa Gorges Scholarship

Grantor: Kay Gorges Schill established this scholarship in memory of her parents, Walter '31 and Elsa Gorges. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Father Alcuin Hemmen, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in honor of 1935 alumnus and former President of St. Benedict's College and former employee of Benedictine College, Fr. Alcuin Hemmen, OSB.Preference is given to any full-time students.

Mary Frances Kochevar-Miller Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in memory of Mary Frances Kochevar Miller '73. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Charles Lyman Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Charles G. Lyman, class of 1930. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Joy Regan McGuire Scholarship

Grantor: This scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Joy Regan McGuire.Preference is given to students who are enrolled full-time and who are in good standing academically.

Orin and Ann Newton Endowed Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estates of Orin I. Newton and Ann M. Newton. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Walter Rambour Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Walter E. Rambour. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Father Sylvester Schmitz Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in memory of Father Sylvester Schmitz. Preference is given to those administered by the Scholarship Committee.

Mary Domatilla Schober Scholarship

Grantors: Jean Schober McConachie, Robert and Willard Schober in memory of their mother, Mary Domatilla Schober.Preference is given to any full-time students.

Herman and Catherine Corpstein Schuele Scholarship

Grantor: Gifts from and through a bequest of Catherine Corpstein Schuele created this scholarship. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Jack Shay Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a gift from 1937 alumnus, Jack Shay and also from a bequest in his estate in memory of the men killed in the Eighth Air Force during World War II.Preference is given to any full-time students.

John Waldman Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: James and Elizabeth Waldman in memory of their son, John Waldman. Preference is given to any full-time students.

John J. Waldron Scholarship

Grantor: John J. Waldron. Preference is given to any full-time students.

Leo and Aileen Wetta Scholarship

Grantors: Family established this scholarship in memory of their parents, Leo and Aileen Wetta.Preference is given to any full-time students.

Geographic

John and Grace Adair-Exchange National Bank Foundation

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from John and Grace Adair, and Exchange National Bank.Preference is for graduates of northeast Kansas high schools in the counties of: Nemaha, Brown, Doniphan, Atchison, and Jefferson.Students will need to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, and are selected for both their academic superiority and leadership.

Broderick-Devling Scholarship

Grantors: Robert '61 and Frances (Devling) Broderick created this scholarship. Preference is for students from farming or rural background, should be need-based, with no academic restrictions.

Joan Bergman Buser Scholarship

Grantor: August Bergman, M.D., created this scholarship in honor of his sister, Joan Bergman Buser '53. Preference is given to graduates from Sts. Peter and Paul School in Seneca, Kansas. Alternate recipients may be selected based on the following order: a former student of Nemaha Central High School in Seneca, Kansas, a student from Nemaha County Kansas, from north-central Kansas, or a student from the state of Kansas. The award may be renewed as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Chicago Scholarship

Grantor: Through a gift by the late Mary Kay McAllister, class of 1956. Preference is for students from Trinity High School in River Forest, Illinois, and secondary consideration is available to all other Chicago area students requiring financial assistance.

Anna S. Berezina Derrick Scholarship

Grantor: Anya Berezina Derrick '57, created this scholarship. Preference is given to an international student with emphasis from Russia or the West Banks of Jordan in the Middle East. Second preference is given to students intending to study abroad in Florence, Italy.

Mother Lucy Dooley, OSB and Mother Aloysia Northman, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Members of the alumnae association of Mount St. Scholastica College created this scholarship in honor of Mother Lucy Dooley, OSB and her predecessor, Mother Aloysia Northman, OSB. Preference for the Mother Lucy Scholarship is restricted to female graduates of Atchison high schools. Preference for the Mother Aloysia Scholarship is awarded to current resident sophomores on the basis of financial need, scholastic achievement and community service. The awards are given in alternate years.

Paul and Evelyn Drees Family Scholarship

Grantor: Paul Drees '54 established the Paul and Evelyn Drees Family Scholarship. Preferences in the following order: full-time students who are descendants of William and Irene Drees and John and Ruth Austerman; or students majoring in nursing; or students from western Kansas using Salina as the demarcation line; or consideration available to all other Kansas students who require financial assistance.

Bo and Terry Fraser Scholarship

Grantors: Bo '64 and Terry Fraser created this scholarship. Preference is given to rural students, with proven academic success, who have a financial need.

Gilligan Family Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts given by Peter Gilligan '40. Preference is given to graduates of Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, who are African-American and seek an undergraduate degree.

Mary E. Graboski Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established by Byron Scott '86 in memory of his mother, Mary E. Graboski. Preference is given to a non-Catholic female student who is enrolled full-time, from Colorado, and first generation in his/her family to attend college. Second preference would be to allow athletes to receive the award as long as they meet the earlier stated criteria. The scholarship may be renewed if the student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Marshall V. and Beulah M. Hall Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Marshall V. Hall. Preference is restricted to students enrolled full-time at Benedictine College who are residents of the following areas: Platte county, Missouri; Brown, Nemaha, or Doniphan counties in Kansas; or are descendants of the Hall family. Area limitations do not apply to descendants.

Hickert Family Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends of the Hickert family established this scholarship. Preference is for descendants of the pioneers who settled New Almelo parish or members of the St. Joseph Catholic Church parish in New Almelo or residence of Norton County, Kansas; and second consideration available to all other students from the Catholic Diocese of Salina in Kansas.

Henry and Mary Hunninghake Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The family of Henry and Mary Hunninghake created this scholarship in their memory. Preference is given to students from Nemaha County, who are studying mathematics or science, maintains a GPA of 3.4, and have financial need.

Josephine and Katherine Kiefer Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through bequests from the estates of Josephine Kiefer and Katherine Kiefer. Preference is for students from St. Joseph, Missouri or Wathena, Kansas area.

Alvin J. and Leona M. Lueger Scholarship

Grantors: Robert '71 and Susan Lueger, and Donald '77 and Diane Lueger created this scholarship in memory of their parents, Alvin J. and Leona M. Lueger. Preference is for students from Nemaha County, Kansas, based on academic merit and financial need.

James W. and Dorothy McBride Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established by gifts given by James and Dorothy McBride, and through a bequest from the estate of James McBride, class of 1951.Preference is for students from these Nebraska high schools: St. Mary's in Aurora; St. Joseph's in Giltner; or Sacred Heart in Roseland; who have scholastic achievement and financial need.If none apply, then the award may then be given to any Nebraska student.

Frances McIntyre Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Amrette McIntyre in memory of Frances McIntyre.Preference is for students from Doniphan County, Kansas. If none apply, then any locale is applicable.

Mid-Mo Ravens Scholarship

Grantors: Members of the Mid-Mo Ravens created this scholarship. Preference is given to students with financial need from Central Missouri, and who have a strong Catholic background.

James P. Moroney Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts from James P. Moroney in memory of his wife, Beatrice Heibel Moroney, 1910 alumna of Mount St. Scholastica College; and his brothers, Vincent, a 1923 alumnus, and Bernard, a 1928 alumnus of St. Benedict's College. Preference is for students from Oklahoma and Colorado.

Northeast Kansas Rural Scholarship

Grantor: A bequest from an Anonymous estate created this scholarship. Preference is earmarked for student(s) from rural areas in Northeast Kansas.

Pretz Family Scholarship Fund

Grantor: James Pretz, M.D. '44, created this scholarship. Preference is given to graduates of Bishop Ward High School in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Second preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. The award may be retained if the student maintains good conduct and meets all academic and requirements as determined the by Dean on the College.

Herman J. Rome Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts by Herman J. Rome, class of 1926.Preference is for students from these Kansas high schools: Thomas More Prep-Marian, Hays; Hoisington; Salina; or any student from the Dodge City Diocese.

Tony and Terry '53 Ruotolo Scholarship

Grantor: Terry Ruotolo '53, created this scholarship. Preference for this scholarship is given to graduates from Andale High School (Renwick USD 267) of Andale, Kansas. Second preference and consideration shall be given to student in Chemistry, Biology or Math (in that order).

Dan Rupp Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: Family established this scholarship in memory of 1958 alumnus Dan Rupp. Preference is given to high school graduates from Thomas More-Prep in Hays, Kansas (interested in business, economics and/or varsity basketball); high school graduates from the Diocese of Salina; or residents from western Kansas (west of I-35). Students must have a 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated financial need.

Joseph M. and Agnes C. Schaefer Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Agnes C. Schaefer in memory of her parents, Joseph M. and Agnes Magrane Schaefer. Criteria preference is given to students with academic ability from a high school located in Ellis County, Kansas (Hays, Ellis, Victoria, or Schoenchen) or to other applicants from western Kansas.

Victor A. and Agnes E. Schaefer Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of 1928 alumnus, Victor A. Schaefer.Preference is given to students with academic ability and from Ellis County, Kansas, (Hays, Ellis, Victoria, Schoenchen) or to other applicants from western Kansas.

Teresa Mary Scanlon Scholarship

Grantors: The estate of James C. '50 and Patricia M. '49 Scanlon created this scholarship in memory of their daughter, Teresa Mary Scanlon. Primary consideration is given to graduates of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School, Lee's Summit, Missouri; with secondary consideration given to graduates from Kansas City, Missouri area Catholic High Schools.

Lee Schneider Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a gift from Nancy L. Schneider in memory of her husband, Lee Schneider '67. Preference is given to students from St. Charles, Missouri or the Greater St. Louis area. The recipient may retain the award throughout undergraduate study as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Mike and Marlene Stovall Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Arthur M. Stovall '58. Preference is given to a student who is a graduate of an Independence High School in Montgomery County Kansas, or a high school in Marion County Kansas. The recipient will retain the award as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Saint Kateri Tekawitha and Saint Marianne Cope Scholarship

Grantor: David D. Herne, class of 1962, established the Saint Kateri Tekawitha and Saint Marianne Cope Scholarship. Preferences: it is to be awarded to an undergraduate/graduate student at Benedictine College who is enrolled full-time. First preference is for students of Native American descent. Second preference: students from the states of Texas, New York or Hawaii. Consideration is available to all other students requiring financial assistance. The recipient(s) may retain his/her award, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he or she remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Glenn and Patricia Torline Endowed Scholarship

Grantors: Glenn '57 and Patricia '56 Torline created this scholarship. Preference is given to graduates from Spearville High School in Kansas. If no applicants apply, then this award may be given to any Kansas high school graduate enrolled full-time.

Lionel G. and Eileen E. Trujillo Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from Lionel G. '55 and Eileen E. Trujillo. Preference is for students from Colorado or New Mexico.

Milton and Mickie Trujillo Scholarship

Grantors: Milton, class of 1958 and Mickie '56 Trujillo created the endowed scholarship in their names. Preference is for students graduating from Antonito High School in the South Conejos School District in Antonito, Colorado. Secondary consideration is available to all other students requiring financial assistance. The recipient may retain his/her award, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he or she remains in good academic standing as determined by the Dean of the College.

Dana Allan Villeme Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: Col. Donald & Charlotte Villeme established this scholarship in memory of their son, Dana Allan Villeme '82. Preference is for graduates from Topeka West High School, who have a 2.5 grade point GPA, and have financial need. Second preference is any full-time Benedictine College student that has a 2.5 GPA and financial need.

Father LaVern Wingert Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Fr. LaVern Wingert, class of 1953. Preference is for high school graduates from the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, who require financial assistance. Counties include: Adair, Adams, Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor and Union.

Norm and Shirley Youngberg Scholarship

Grantors: Norm, class of 1960, and Shirley Youngberg established this scholarship. Preference is for students graduating from Bishop Carroll High School, Wichita, Kan., Father Kapaun High School, Wichita, Kan., or Springfield Catholic High School in Springfield, Mo. Secondary consideration available to all other students studying engineering as their major. Final consideration is available to all other students requiring financial assistance.

GPA

William T. and Patricia Bowler Jr. Scholarship

Grantor: William T. Bowler Jr., class of 1949, established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Patricia Bowler.Preference is given to full-time students with scholastic achievement and financial need.

Paul H. and Louise M. Byrd Scholarship

Grantor: Mrs. Louise M. Byrd established this scholarship in memory of Paul H. Byrd. Preference is given to full-time students with scholastic achievement and financial need, or who are descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Byrd or Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Byrd.

Dan and Terri Carey Family Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts given in honor of Dan '68 and Terri Carey.Preference is given to full-time Benedictine College students with academic and leadership potential.

Arthur and Terri Catrambone Scholarship

Grantors: Art '51 and Terri Catrambone created this scholarship. Preference is for full-time undergraduate students in good standing academically, average or above average grades, financial need, a serious desire to complete education and earn a degree, and must have a reputation and character.

Father Eugene Dehner, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts received in honor of Fr. Eugene Dehner, OSB '37. Preference is given to full-time students with scholastic achievement and financial need.

Forster-Powers Trust Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts given by the Forster/Powers Charitable Trust.Preference is given to full-time students who demonstrate academic merit.

Klopf Family Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts from Ethel B. Klopf in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony A. Klopf. Preference is given to students who demonstrate scholastic achievement & financial need.

Lawrence "Larry" Lane Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of G. Lawrence Lane '57. Preference is given to a new recipient each year. The student must be enrolled as a full time undergraduate; demonstrate leadership and community/extracurricular involvement of at least 15 hours a month; strong academic achievement, and have financial need.

William F. Lindquist Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of William F. Lindquist.Preference is given to full-time students who are academically gifted and have a financial need.

Abbot Cuthbert McDonald, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established by a gift from Leo J. Hulseman and donors gifts given in honor of 1917 alumnus Abbot Cuthbert McDonald, OSB. Preference is given to students with scholastic achievement and financial need.

Father John P. O'Connor Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts given by family and friends in memory of Fr. John P. O'Connor.Preference is given to full-time students with scholastic achievement. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Charles Schaff Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Charles F. Schaff.Preference is given to any full-time students that demonstrate merit and need.

Frank Scheetz Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts given by Frank Scheetz. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated academic and general leadership in Kansas high schools.

Rita and Jerry Schmidt Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts from Jerry Schmidt '49 in memory of his wife, Rita Schmidt.Preference is given to students who demonstrate academic effort & financial need.

Floyd Slief and Julian Morales Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from Juan G. Morales '46 and his wife, Marilyn A. Slief Morales '48, in honor of their fathers.Preference is given to full-time students who maintain a good grade point average and have financial need.

John L. Speier Jr. Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of John L. Speier, Jr. '41, and his wife, A. Louise Speier.Preference is given to students that demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

Leadership

Edith and Harry Darby Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from the Honorable Harry and Edith Darby.Preference is restricted to full-time students who have already earned 58 credit hours.They must be seeking a four-year degree, have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and demonstrate academic ability and leadership.Students must submit a letter of application and a minimum of two letters from Benedictine College faculty or staff supporting the applicants' contributions.

Raleigh and Lucille Hays Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Lucille Hays.Preference is given to full-time students who demonstrate academic and leadership potential.

Fran Jabara Leadership Award

Grantor: The Fran Jabara Foundation created this scholarship. This award is presented to one female and one male student at Commencement annually. The students are chosen by the Office of the President.

George P. Reintjes Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from the George P. Reintjes family.Preference is restricted to full-time students who are in a leadership role, such as President of Student Government, Chairpersons of Social Committees, Editor of the student newspaper, or Editor of the yearbook.

Seib Memorial Gregorian Fellows Leadership Endowment

Grantors: Gary '67 and Gloria Seib established this endowment. The criteria is as follows: the recipient(s) shall demonstrate financial need, shall be participant(s) in the Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program, shall be chosen in consultation with the Director of the Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program, and shall demonstrate a commitment to their faith life and be active in the campus community life. If the selected student is no longer a member of the Gregorian Fellows Leadership Program, he/she will forfeit this award. The recipient may retain his/her award, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he/she remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Legacy

Ray and Mary Jo Becker Scholarship Fund

Grantor: Raymond C. '63 and Mary Jo Becker established this scholarship. Preference will be given to descendants of Esther B. Becker. Secondary consideration will be given to all other students with financial need.

Class of 1997/Carrigan-Fitzgerald Scholarship

Grantors: This scholarship was established by members of the Class of 1997, and by family and friends in memory of Sr. Celine Carrigan, OSB '70, and Br. Vincent Fitzgerald, OSB. Preference is given to descendants of the Benedictine College Class of 1997 or to full-time students with a 2.5 grade point average and have a financial need.

Corbett Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts given by 1941 alumnus Vincent Corbett.Preference is given to legacy students of Vincent and Elizabeth Corbett; descendants of Navy officers who served from 1930-1942 during WWII; students from the Greater Wichita area; or students from southern Kansas showing a financial need.

Keithline Family Scholarship

Grantors: Herschel B. and Carol J. Keithline created this scholarship. Preference is given to descendants. If none apply, then the scholarship may be awarded to students from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas that requires financial aid. The award may be renewed as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

John W. Kirwan Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Louise E. Kirwan, class of 1928, in memory of her father, John W. Kirwan. Preference is restricted to students who have the last name of Kirwan, and are residents of northeast Kansas counties.

Landon Family Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts from the Landon family. Preference is given to descendants of the Landon family. Second preference is given to a student in good academic standing, who has proven financial need, and who has submitted a personal essay on their faith and values on life, which will be shared with the Landon family.

Charles and Ernestine Linck Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts given by 1951 alumnus Charles Linck Jr. Preference is restricted to students enrolled full-time at Benedictine College and have the last name of Linck; be a descendant of Louis Linck or Andrew Miller, both of Wathena, Kansas; or a resident of Doniphan County, Kansas.

Moyer-Lazzo Scholarship

Grantors:The scholarship was established through gifts given by Mark J. '83 and Mary Ann Moyer '83 Lazzo in memory and honor of their parents, Max and Virginia Moyer and Gene '54 and Janelle '56 Lazzo.Preference is given to Legacy students. A Legacy student is defined as one who has a sibling, parent, grandparent or other relative attend or graduate from St. Benedict's College, Mount St. Scholastica College, or Benedictine College. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 grade point average or better in order to continue scholarship benefits.

Boeding Rice Family Scholarship

Grantors: James Rice and his wife, Alice Boeding Rice, class of 1954, established this scholarship. Preference is given to descendants and relatives of James and Alice Boeding Rice. Secondary preference is to residents of Nemaha County, Kansas. Final consideration goes to students graduating from Catholic High Schools. The award may be renewed as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Donald and Roselyn Schmidt Scholarship

Grantors: Donald '57 and Roselyn Schmidt created this scholarship. Priority is given to students with a relative from the class of 1957. Preference is given to graduates of Thomas More Prep-Marian High in Hays, Kansas, and other students from Ellis County, Kansas. Student athletes will also be given special preference.

Schandler Steichen Scholarship

Grantor: Beatrice Schandler Hickert established this scholarship. Preference will be given to descendants of Bernard B. and Beatrice Hickert. Second preference is given to students of Native American descent. If none apply, the award may be given to a student with financial need. Recipients are eligible based upon academic merit and financial need.

Stanley and June Thibault Family Scholarship

Grantors: Stanley '67 and June Thibault created this scholarship. Preference is given to descendants of Stanley M. and June M. Thibault; second preference to students from St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish (Osborne), St. Mary Parish (Downs), and St. Boniface Parish (Tipton), Kansas; third preference is for students majoring in engineering or nursing; and consideration available for all other students requiring financial assistance. The award may be renewed as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing

Thull Family Scholarship

Grantor: Frances K. Thull in memory of Tracy J. Thull '71 and in honor of Michael R. Thull '72.Preference is for full-time students who are a lineal descendant of Frances or Eugene Thull or a resident of Mitchell County, Kansas or a resident of any Kansas county which lies west of Hwy 81/I-35 and north of I-70.

Major

Jim and Peggy Andra Scholarship

Grantors: Jim '69 and Peggy '69 Andra established this scholarship. Preference is for an undergraduate or graduate student at Benedictine College enrolled full-time, and for students who aspire to become teachers in elementary, secondary or special education. The recipient may retain his/her award, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he or she remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Peter Cathers Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Peter Cathers, class of 1986. Preference is for science and math majors from rural or low income backgrounds.

Darren Couts Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established the scholarship in memory of Darren C. Couts '00. Preference is for students enrolled full-time at Benedictine College; are a junior or senior studying athletic training or sports medicine. The recipient may retain this award as long as he or she remains in good academic standing with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Kathryn Weishar Dalzell Music Scholarship

Grantors: Richard and Kathryn (Weishar) '80 Dalzell established this scholarship. Preference is given to a student studying piano and/or majoring in music, music education, or music marketing. The award will be retained as long as he or she remains in good academic standing

Decker Memorial Leadership Scholarship

Grantors: Gary '67 and Gloria Seib established the scholarship in loving memory of Harvey L. and Pansy A. Decker. Preference is for a student(s) who have declared as their major(s) Special Education and/or Secondary Education and/or Elementary Education.

Father Florian Demmer Scholarship

Grantor: This scholarship was established by the family of Fr. Florian Demmer. Preference is for students from rural areas majoring in biology, history or philosophy.

Rosemary J. (Mattas) Dlabal Endowed Scholarship

Grantor: Betty J. Mattas established this scholarship in memory of her daughter, Rosemary Mattas Dlabal '88. Preference is for undergraduate/graduate students enrolled full-time at Benedictine College. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, and be majoring in Secondary Education and/or Mathematics. The recipient may retain the aware, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he or she maintains a 2.0 or higher GPA.

Paul and Evelyn Drees Family Scholarship

Grantor: Paul Drees '54 established the Paul and Evelyn Drees Family Scholarship. Preferences in the following order: full-time students who are descendants of William and Irene Drees and John and Ruth Austerman; or students majoring in nursing; or students from western Kansas using Salina as the demarcation line; or consideration available to all other Kansas students who require financial assistance.

Alfred G. Ferguson Scholarship

Grantor: Through a bequest from the estate of Alfred G. Ferguson. Preference is for Kansas high school graduates who plan to major in Pre-Law or General Engineering.

Frankenhoff, Wolters, and Mother LucyDooley Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts and from bequests of Charles and Nona Frankenhoff. Preference is given to students majoring in Humanities.

Helen Jane and John Gaschen Music Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts given by John E. Gaschen '50, in memory of his wife, Helen Jane Wagner Gaschen '53.Preference is given to a student seeking a degree in Vocal Performance.

Edward and Marlene Gellings Scholarship

Grantor: Edward and Marlene Gellings created the scholarship. Preference is given to a declared Education major with a focus, and professional intention, toward Special Needs Education. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA to retain the award.

Bob Henry Political Science Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends in memory of Robert Henry. Preference is for students majoring in Political Science, and secondary consideration available to all other students requiring financial assistance. Recipient must remain in good academic standing.

Bernice and Michael Horan Scholarship

Grantors: This endowed scholarship was created by contributions by S. Bernice and Michael '32 Horan, Jr. The criteria is earmarked for full-time students who have declared a major or minor in Mathematics, maintains a GPA of 3.0, and are U.S. citizens. If a recipient does not match these criteria items, then the Office of Financial Aid may choose the recipient.

Keutzer-Jedermann Scholarship

Grantor: Kim Keutzer '74 created this scholarship. Preference is given to music majors who are members of at least one vocal ensemble and one instrumental ensemble. The award may be renewed annually as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Judge Jay A. and Sadie W. Kyle Business Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Sadie W. Kyle.Preference is restricted to full-time students majoring in Business.

Christopher P. Liang Scholarship

Grantors: The family established this scholarship in memory of Christopher P. Liang '67. Preference is for students majoring in the sciences; with secondary consideration available to all other students requiring financial assistance. The recipient may retain his/her award, throughout undergraduate study at Benedictine College, as long as he or she remains in good academic standing as determined by the Dean of the College.

Edwin and Helen McAnany Scholarship

Grantors: Edwin J., class of 1929, and his wife, Helen McAnany established this scholarship. Preference is given for students preparing for a career in law or the sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, and Engineering: Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical.

Dennis J. McCarthy Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts from family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Dennis J. McCarthy '51. Preference is given to students pursuing a bachelor's degree in art, who have financial need, and must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Barbara S. McGuire Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The McGuire Family established this scholarship in memory of Barbara S. McGuire. Preference is given to a recipient who demonstrates financial need, and is majoring in Special Education, Secondary Education or Elementary Education. This award may be retained if the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Paul Mabrey Scholarship

Grantors: Family, friends, and former students created this scholarship in memory of Paul Mabrey. Primary preference is given to a voice major. Secondary preference shall be awarded to a student majoring in music, and tertiary consideration shall be given to an acting/theater major.

Dorothy (Joyce) Miller Nursing Scholarship

Grantors: The Richard W. Miller family created this scholarship in memory of Dorothy (Joyce) Miller. Preference is given to a student with a declared major in nursing or pre-med studies. Second preference is for a student who has a parent in the nursing field. The recipient must maintain a GPA of 2.8 or higher to retain the award.

James L. Miller Sr. Scholarship

Grantor: William L. Miller, Sr., class of 1951, established this scholarship in memory of his father, 1921 alumnus, James L. Miller, Sr. Preference is given to a student majoring in mass communication/journalism, or a student serving on a Benedictine College student publication: The Circuit, Raven Yearbook, E-Circuit, BC News Network radio podcast, etc.Recipient may be able to retain award with a good academic standing.

Richard W. Miller Engineering Endowment Fund

Grantors: Family and friends in memory of Richard W. Miller. Awards shall be made to students majoring in engineering, with preference to students in their junior or senior year of engineering. The award may be retained if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Michael J. Murray Chemistry Scholarship

Grantor: Donors gifts received in honor of Michael J. Murray '71.Preference is restricted to full-time students majoring in Chemistry.

Newman Family Scholarship

Grantors: Jack, Jr. '70 and Kathy Newman established this scholarship. Preference for this award is the student must be a junior or senior in good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA), be enrolled full-time at Benedictine College in the School of Business with highly-demonstrated financial need. Secondary consideration is for students outside the School of Business with a highly-demonstrated financial need. Also, qualifying students must have either started a business OR plan to pursue the start-up of a legitimate commercial enterprise within three years of graduation. The recipient may retain his/her award throughout undergraduate study as long as they remain in good standing and remain in the School of Business.

Vern J. Ostdiek Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Vern Ostdiek, P.D. '75. Preference is that no more than two students majoring in Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Math or Computer Science be receiving this award at same time.Application process is required (Faculty: Science/Math Committee). Renewable if student maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Father Conrad Piller, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Friends established the scholarship in memory of Father Conrad Pillar, OSB, Ph.D. '43. For 20 years, he was chairman of the Chemistry department for Benedictine College, and retired from teaching in 1985. Preference is for students with financial need and majoring in Chemistry.

Josephine E. Rambour Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Josephine E. Rambour. Preference is given to full-time students who are majoring in nursing.

Robert Reintjes Scholarship

Grantor: An anonymous donor established this scholarship in honor of alumnus Robert J. Reintjes '53. Preference is restricted to full-time students majoring in Humanities.

Richie Restivo Music Scholarship

Grantors: Family and friends established this scholarship in memory of Richie Restivo. Preference is given to a student majoring or minoring in music, music education, or music marketing. The award may be retained as long as he or she remains in good academic standing.

Saint Jose Sanchez Scholarship

Grantors: Matthew and Cathryn Schuck established this scholarship in September 2016. The scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled full-time at Benedictine College, and who has achieved an ACT score of at least 28 or higher OR be ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class and have achieved an ACT score of at least 26. The recipient should be a practicing Catholic and be a member or pursuing membership in the Ravens Respect Life club and/or its successor organization dedicated to protecting the sanctity of human life. The recipient must be enrolled in the pre-nursing curriculum or majoring in Nursing or Engineering. Recipients who change majors will no longer be eligible to receive this award. The recipient shall be a citizen of the United States of America. The recipient may retain this award up to four years as long as he/she maintains a GPA of at least 3.5.

Harold and Eunice Cole Schorn Scholarship

Grantors: Patrick and Sylvia Schorn McGee, and Harold Schorn Jr., in memory of their parents.Preference is given to students who are majoring in Education, or are descendants of Harold '34 and Eunice (Cole) '34 Schorn.

Sr. Mary Faith and Sr. Scholastica Schuster Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts received in honor of Sister Mary Faith Schuster, OSB '36 and Sister Scholastica Schuster, OSB. Preference is for an English Major. Input of student selected is to be given by the Chair of the Benedictine College English Department.

Kathryn Tonquest Senger Scholarship

Grantors: Bernard G. '67 and Ellen M. '69 Tonquest established this scholarship in memory of his mother, Kathryn Tonquest Senger. Preference is given to students who have declared majors in either Fine Art or Political Science. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better to retain the award

Lawrence J. '72 and Paula J. Vanston '70 Simon Scholarship

Grantors: Lawrence '72 and Paula '70 Simon established this endowed scholarship. Preference is for student(s) majoring in Sociology, non-traditional age, and may be given to Armed Services military veterans, including National Guard or Reserves studying at Benedictine College.

Father Joseph Staudinger, OSB Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: Donors gifts from family and friends established the scholarship in memory of Rev. Joseph Staudinger.Preference is given to students majoring in Music. One scholarship is for the field of music and one scholarship is for a student majoring in the Humanities.

Guy and Alma Stinson Music Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts given by Bob '42 and Mary Jane Stinson '43 Martin in memory of her parents, H. Guy and Alma Stinson.Preference is given to students majoring in Music.

Pat and Janna Stueve Scholarship

Grantors: Pat '84, and his wife, Janna (Crowley) '85 Stueve created their named scholarship. Preference of the scholarship is to be split between: a junior or senior student who is fully accepted into the Nursing program, and to a football player majoring in Economics. The recipient(s) may retain the award as long as he/she remains in good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Sister Helen Sullivan, OSB Scholarship

Grantors: Alumnae of the Kansas Gamma Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon established the scholarship in honor of Sister Helen Sullivan, OSB '30.Preference is given to an upperclassmen member of the society recommended by the mathematics faculty.

Helen K. Volk Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Helen K. Volk. Preference is given to students studying Theatre Arts and must be recommended by the Chair of the Theatre Arts Department. The recipient may retain the award as long as he or she remains in good academic standing. Financial need is not a requirement.

Franz A. and Angelica Morales Von Sauer Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Angelica Morales Von Sauer. Preference is given to students majoring in Music.

Howard, Sr. and Jane Westerman Memorial Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts received from family in memory of Howard J. and L. Jane Westerman. Preference is given to students majoring in Theology or Religious Studies.

Minority

Gilbert R. Estrada Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through gifts from friends in memory of 1974 alumnus Gilbert R. Estrada. Preference is given to a minority student (Native American, Hispanic or African American) who maintains a 2.5 GPA and shows financial need.

Ann and Jack O'Sullivan Scholarship

Grantor: An anonymous donor created this scholarship in memory of Ann and Jack O'Sullivan. Preference is restricted to African-American students with academic ability, character, and intent to graduate. Award may be retained if recipient maintains qualifications. Second preference is restricted to a Hispanic student who meets the same qualifications.

Religious

Thomas E. Alsop Scholarship

Grantor: This scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Thomas E. Alsop, class of 1962.Preference is given to students studying for the priesthood or religious life. If none available, any student with financial need is eligible.

John J. McGrath Priesthood Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of John J. McGrath.Preference is given to male students studying for the priesthood.

Priesthood/Formation Scholarship

Grantors: The scholarship was established through gifts received in honor of Benedictine College. Preference is given to students studying for the Priesthood or Religious Life.

John Williford-Reiss Memorial Scholarship

Grantor: John K. Reiss established this scholarship. Preference is given to students intending to pursue a church vocation. The award may also be given to a student working for teacher education certification and intending to teach in a Catholic grade or high school.

George L. Ross Priesthood Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of George L. Ross.Preference is given to students studying for the priesthood.

Anthony Zaleski Priesthood Scholarship

Grantor: The scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Anthony Zaleski.Preference is for students with financial need, and studying for the priesthood.

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