Fort Hays State University will continue this year's edition of its traveling scholarship series -- the Student Recognition Program -- in Dodge City and Garden City on Sunday, March 1.
The Dodge City SRP, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 800 Frontview, will serve students from Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa and Meade counties and from Ness City in Ness County.
The Garden City SRP is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center (formerly the Plaza Hotel), 1911 E. Kansas Ave.
Students from 13 southwestern Kansas counties attend the Garden City event: Finney, Grant, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Kearny, Lane, Morton, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita. Garden City also invites students from Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Prowers counties in Colorado.
To RSVP, students call (785) 628-4132. The registration deadline for both events is Wednesday, Feb. 25.
FHSU alumni and other interested community members are also encouraged to attend.
A reception hosted by local FHSU alumni will include a dessert buffet provided by the FHSU Alumni Association, a multimedia presentation by University President Edward H. Hammond and two drawings -- one for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship and another for a tablet computer.
FHSU's annual SRPs have become hugely popular over the past 15 years, drawing more than 200 students and parents at some locations.
The most important part of the evening is when high school seniors receive certificates for a variety of scholarships that have been awarded to them by FHSU.
Scholarships to be awarded include the Miller Black and Gold Academic Award, a renewable, $1,200-a-year scholarship; the Hays City Silver Academic Award, a renewable, $800-a-year scholarship; the Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award, a one-time, $700 scholarship; and the Copper Academic Award, a one-time, $500 scholarship. These awards go automatically to students based on their scores on the ACT exam. Many high school seniors attending will also receive departmental Academic Opportunity Award scholarships, which are one-time, $500 awards based on students' academic majors.
For information on contacting alumni sponsors of SRP receptions, contact the FHSU Alumni Association at (785) 628-4430.