Congressman Jerry Moran and wife, Robba, have established the Jerry and Robba Moran Scholarship Fund with the Fort Hays State University Endowment Association.
"My wife and I share a love of learning, and understand the importance of higher education, and are pleased to help provide additional resources to students who wish to pursue a degree at Fort Hays State University," said Moran.
Candidates must be graduates of a high school located in one of the counties that comprise Moran's original state representative district: Edwards, Ellis, Hodgeman, Kiowa, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, Rooks, Rush and Trego. Eligible students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better in order to receive tuition assistance, and the scholarship is renewable if a minimum grade point average is maintained.
The priority date for scholarship applications is Dec. 15, 2005. The final deadline is Feb. 15, 2006.
"Many of the good things that have happened to me throughout my life have involved Fort Hays State University," said Moran, "As a first-generation college student who utilized financial aid, I understand how helpful this assistance is to earning a college degree."
Moran attended classes at FHSU and is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He has been on the Board of Trustees for the FHSU Endowment Association since 1987 and has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Robba Moran, a graduate of Duke University's School of Law, has been involved with many organizations in and around Hays and is the chair of the Kansas State Fair. She has served as an assistant professor in the FHSU College of Business and Leadership.
The Morans live in Hays with their two teenage daughters.