More than $40,000 in scholarships from KCSF available to 2024 KHS graduates

There are more than 11 scholarships available that total over $40,000 to 2024 graduates of Keokuk High School as well as one for a former graduate, from the Keokuk Community School Foundation (KCSF). 

The Lucas Nye Memorial Scholarship is new this year and applicants are asked to complete an essay on reflection of the statement “Live Like Lucas.” The recipients will be selected based on “excellent personal character, volunteerism, significant involvement in church or community-related activities and evidence of a strong work ethic,” according to the KCSF.

Another new scholarship is the Ed Kiedaisch Memorial Engineering Scholarship, and the recipient must be a KHS graduate that is pursuing a four-year degree in an engineering field and demonstrates excellent character and volunteerism.

Graduates that intend to continue their education, as well as one scholarship that is available for KHS alumni, can apply to the scholarships. Individual scholarships have varying requirements, but overall recipients will be chosen based on financial need, motivation to learn, evidence of work commitment and contribution to the community.

The deadline for applications is April 9, 2024. Scholarships will be awarded at the KHS Awards Night in May. Recipients will receive a packet with instructions for submitting verification of enrollment for the upcoming school year. 

“It is a good feeling to be part of this organization that is able to give our students and staff financial opportunities that are otherwise limited or unavailable,” Woodie Brassil, KCSF board member, said.

The KCSF is a not-for-profit organization chartered in 1990 and was established to help meet the growing financial needs of the Keokuk Community School District. The Foundation is managed by a board of directors consisting of local volunteers, including liaison members from the School Board and the Administrative Team. 

“Financial need should never impede one’s growth and potential. By serving on the Keokuk Community School Foundation, I hope to help empower Keokuk students through higher education opportunities,” Dr. Kali Kircher said. “Thanks to our generous donors, these scholarships may alleviate some of the financial burden for those that would have otherwise been financially limited.”

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