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K-State Today

March 10, 2014



Nontraditional students may apply for the 2014 Stella Harriss Scholarship

By Kelley Wild

The League of Women Voters of Riley County Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund will offer one $500 scholarship for the fall 2014 semester.

The following criteria will be used to select the scholarship recipient:

  • The recipient is or will be a nontraditional student who desires to complete a degree program at Kansas State University. A nontraditional student is generally defined as one of the following: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, a veteran or student returning to school after an absence of three or more years.
  • Must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.4/4.0 for 30 or more college credits.
  • Preference will be given to a full-time undergraduate student — 12 hours or more.
  • Has demonstrated a keen interest in public service and is committed to the principles of the League of Women Voters as stated on the league website.
  • Demonstrates financial need. The student financial assistance office will evaluate a student’s level of need. It is necessary to complete and submit a free application for the federal student aid available in that office and to qualify for aid.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

The deadline for this scholarship is March 19. Please visit our website for a application.

History: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan-Riley County Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund was established at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to award scholarships to nontraditional students who desire to further their education at Kansas State University. The league, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The league does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for elective office. The League of the U.S. was organized in 1920, the year women won the right to vote. The Manhattan/Riley County league began in 1942 and is one of about 1,100 local leagues in the U.S.

Read more about the League of Women Voters on the website.