Scholarships available through UFM
UFM provides information and screening for several local scholarship funds. Information about the funds and how to apply can be found on this page.
Community Youth Scholarship Fund
The Community Youth Scholarship Fund provides assistance to families through tax dollars allocated by the City of Manhattan and through private donations. All scholarship funds for 2012 have now been allocated. There will be a small amount of money allocated for 2013 scholarships.
The Community Youth Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for children from financially challenged families to participate in the full range of education and recreational enrichment activities available in Manhattan. UFM provides the screening and administration for these scholarships.
Donations to the Community Youth Scholarship Fund may also be made directly to UFM. Designate that this fund is the recipient of your gift. You may make a donation now through PayPal or send a check to UFM at 1221 Thurston St, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Donations to the City Social Services Fund: The City of Manhattan has created a program to facilitate donations to selected Social Service Agencies. The City Water Bill donation program allows customers to make a recurring donation, on monthly utility bills, to help support social service agencies in Manhattan. To participate click the following link: http://www.cityofmhk.com/forms.aspx?FID=156 . Donations are tax deductible (the city will provide a tax receipt). Customers can make donations in dollar amounts on a monthly basis for any specified period of time. The funds will be deposited in a special account that will be distributed by the Social Services Advisory Board. Funds in this special account are in addition to any funds provided through the City Budget process. Donates will not offset tax dollars.
Roger Trenary Tennis and Education Fund Scholarship
The Roger Trenary Tennis and Education Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation provides scholarships to qualified youth interested in learning about tennis. Several Manhattan tennis enthusiasts endowed the fund to encourage and support young people learning about and becoming involved in a sport that can provide them lifelong benefits and pleasure. Earnings from the fund have supported after-school, summer, and other programs to give basic tennis instruction to school children. UFM provides the screening for these scholarships as well.
Scholarships for Military Families
UFM has been granted funds from Our Community Spouse Club (OCSC) at Fort Riley to allow military dependents receive scholarships for any UFM activity.
UFM Youth Scholarship Fund
UFM Youth Scholarships are made possible by a contribution from Little Apple Pilot Club in Manhattan. Scholarships are available for qualified youth to participate in any eligible UFM activity.
Qualifications and Application Process:
Those wishing to receive a scholarship need to complete a one page application indicating the class or activity and their annual income level. UFM staff will review the application, determine eligibility, availability of scholarship funds and issue a voucher for the amount of the scholarship being awarded.
Scholarships will cover 50% of the activity fee or a maximum of $100, as long as funds are available. Lesser amounts might be given as funds diminish. Income eligibility is determined using WIC guidelines. or 185% of the federal poverty level.
For more information, call 785-539-8763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are accepted for any of these scholarship funds.
Contribute to the City Fund
Contribute to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
Contribute to the UFM Scholarship Fund - Contact Linda Teener at email@example.com