Fort Hays State University will continue this year's edition of its traveling scholarship series -- the Student Recognition Program -- in Kansas City, Kan., and Topeka on Sunday, Feb. 22.
The Kansas City SRP, at 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, will serve students from Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn and Miami counties.
The Topeka SRP, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd., will serve students from Brown, Coffey, Jackson, Jefferson, Lyon, Marshall, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties.
To RSVP, students call (785) 628-4132. The registration deadline for both is Wednesday, Feb. 18.
FHSU alumni and other interested community members are 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, $900 or $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.