Students of Fort Hays State University who love history will be eligible for a new scholarship in the name of fellow history buff David Miller, who died of cancer Dec. 7, 2005.
The David Miller History Scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. The first will be awarded in the fall of 2007.
Miller, who lived in Fairport, also loved the outdoors; he spent time fishing, camping, and four-wheeling. He moved to Kansas after 12 years of service in the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged due to health reasons as a petty officer second class. After his discharge, he attended FHSU, planning to major in history.
"Miller made a lasting impression at FHSU, and an even greater impression within the history department," said Ruth Heffel, director of planned giving at the FHSU Endowment Association. "His scholarship will not only help FHSU students financially but will serve as a reminder of David's presence at the university."
The scholarship in Miller's name has been established with the FHSU Endowment Association by his parents, Duane and Donnie Miller, Russell. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student majoring in history. The deserving student must have a 3.0 GPA.
The FHSU Endowment Association is an independent, non-profit corporation designated by the state of Kansas to receive gifts on behalf of Fort Hays State University.