Olathe High School, Class of 1953 has established a scholarship in honor of Mrs. Amelia W. Shears. Mrs. Shears taught English, Spanish, Latin and French for 47 years in Olathe schools.
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This award was created by the Olathe Junior Service League and pays tribute to one of their members, Amy Pierron, who passed away in 2000. Amy was an active volunteer, serving on the Board of Directors for the Olathe Community Theatre Association. She also helped found and promote the first Hidden Glen Arts Festival, and helped organize benefits for the Deaf Cultural Center and the Olathe Area Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Drama Mamas, a group that helps locate resources, props and costumes for high school theatrical productions.
In 1971, Charles Bleakley purchased land in west Olathe to raise cattle. He quickly realized the abundant opportunity in this community, its people and values. Over the decades he applied his skills as a developer and home builder to create residential neighborhoods, apartment communities and retail centers. Always mindful of the opportunity he found here, he has been committed to giving back to this community that means so much to him. With the generous help of Charles’ friends at The Gresham Group Realtors, a $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an Olathe West graduating senior who possess these same values and has demonstrated their own commitment to the Olathe community – a fitting compliment to opportunity, vision and a school district that has achieved distinction.
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This scholarship was established in memory of Brent Cherry, an Olathe elementary teacher and library media specialist. One thousand dollars will be awarded to an Olathe North High School senior who plans to study elementary education at Kansas State University or Pittsburg State University.
These scholarships were established as a tribute to Josh Anderson, Olathe Northwest's former Debate and Forensics coach. Two $1,000 scholarships, one for excellence in Debate and one for excellence in Forensics, will be awarded at each Olathe high school this spring.
This scholarship was established by the Brogden family as a tribute to the outstanding Human Services programming at Olathe Northwest and to the leadership of retired teacher Nancy McRoberts. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an Olathe Northwest High School senior who took a course in the Family, Community and Consumer Sciences career pathway and plans to major in a Human Services field.
This scholarship was established by the Brogden family as a tribute to the outstanding Student Naturalist program at Olathe Northwest and to the leadership of retired teacher, Mike McRoberts. One $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to an Olathe Northwest High School senior who took the Student Naturalist course and plans to major in an animal science related field.
This scholarship was established by the Brogden family as a tribute to the outstanding visual arts program at Olathe Northwest. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Olathe Northwest High School seniors who participated in the Visual Arts program.
The Bustillo family, with ongoing support from the Olathe ELL Advisory Council has established a scholarship benefitting students who participate in the Olathe District Schools’ ELL program.
Cale Miller was a 2007 graduate of Olathe Northwest High School where he was a member of the football and track and field teams. He also played trumpet in the marching and jazz bands. In February 2011, he joined the Army, where he was a member of Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, stationed out of Fort Lewis, Wash. He served his country with honor and paid the ultimate price for our freedom. In his memory, the American Legion Riders, Post 153, Olathe have established this scholarship with the Olathe Public Schools Foundation.
Friends and family of Conner Taylor established this annual scholarship in his loving memory to provide a scholarship for the member of the Olathe Northwest baseball team who is selected to receive the Conner Taylor Memorial Raven Award each year.
This scholarship was established in memory of Ronald Max Green and Tulsa Lea Green to provide academic scholarships to students graduating from the high schools in Olathe District Schools who choose to pursue a career in instrumental music education. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation will award a Green Scholarship annually to at least one graduating senior of an Olathe high school.
This scholarship was established as a tribute to Gwen and Gary Poss by the Olathe Northwest High School staff and community in recognition of Dr. Poss’ outstanding service to her students, on the occasion of her retirement as principal. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation will award one $1,500 Gwen and Gary Poss A.V.I.D. Scholarship annually to an Olathe Northwest senior.
In memory of Hazel M. Ford, the English department at Olathe North selects an outstanding student to receive a $500 scholarship.
The Hidden Glen Arts Festival Board of Directors has established this scholarship fund to encourage future generations of visual artists.
Created by a legacy gift from Peggy Huggins in memory of her mother, Kathleen Macoubrie Smith, this scholarship recognizes the efforts of graduating seniors who plan to study English at the University of Kansas.
This scholarship was created in honor of retired Olathe teacher and administrator Kathy Musgrave to commemorate her role in the creation of the Sports Medicine program at Olathe North. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Olathe North Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Academy participant, in the hopes that it will enable them to better themselves academically and lighten the financial burden of college. This scholarship seeks to award students who value the role physical activity plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and who plan to pursue further education in a health-related field. This scholarship was created in honor of retired Olathe teacher and administrator Kathy Musgrave to commemorate her role in the creation of the Sports Medicine program at Olathe North.
Created in memory of Olathe high school science teacher Keith "Corky" Barnes, this scholarship will award one $10,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Olathe North and Olathe South high schools pursuing a course of study in a science field.
This scholarship was established in memory of Leon and Gretchen Brewer to provide academic scholarships to lower-income students graduating from the high schools in Olathe District Schools who plan to attend college with a goal of becoming a teacher.
The Olathe High School Alumni Association supports this annual scholarship to a senior at Olathe North.
The Olathe Retired Employees Association supports this annual scholarship for students pursuing a degree in education.
Established in memory of longtime school district mentor and volunteer, Pam Murphy. This scholarship awards two $500 scholarships to Olathe high school seniors who have worked with an adult volunteer through the district’s Youth Mentor program (formerly YouthFriends) during their school career. Students must have also participated in at least eight hours of community service.
This scholarship was established in memory of Robert R. Osborne to provide academic scholarships to students graduating from the high schools in Olathe District Schools who choose to pursue a career in business, education or medicine. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation will award an R.R. Osborne Scholarship annually to one graduating senior at each of the district’s high schools.
The Olathe High School Alumni Association supports this annual scholarship in honor of former Olathe North teacher and coach, Ralph Dennis.
Friends and family members of Rob Jones established this scholarship in his memory to provide a scholarship for an outstanding member of the Olathe South baseball team.
Olathe High School, Class of 1953 has established a scholarship in honor of Mrs. Ruth Ann Hackler. Mrs. Hackler taught business classes at Olathe High School.
Spencer Duncan was a 2008 graduate of Olathe South High School. After graduating from high school, Spencer enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in June of 2008. His unit was deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in March of 2011. He served his country with honor and paid the ultimate price for our freedom. In his memory, the American Legion Riders, Post 153, Olathe have established this scholarship with the Olathe Public Schools Foundation.
This scholarship was funded by SupplyWorks, a one-stop shop for building maintenance solutions, in support of the outstanding contribution made to the success of Olathe Public Schools by the building custodial staff. Each year, two to six scholarships will be awarded to direct dependents of Olathe District custodial staff, ranging from $500 to $1,500.
Friends and family members of Tara Peck established this scholarship in her memory to provide a scholarship for outstanding Olathe South student athletes. Tara was not just an All-America Soccer player; she really was an All-America Person. Her smile would light up a room and her determination and drive for excellence was what helped make Tara stand out from the crowd. The intent and meaning of this scholarship award is more than just a one-time scholarship for these student-athletes. The students who receive this award reflect the upstanding character of all of the nominees, and for many of the students at Olathe South.
These scholarships were established as a lasting legacy by noted Olathe philanthropists W. Edgar Moore and Maron J. Moore. It was their desire to recognize outstanding seniors from Olathe East High School. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation will award a $1,500 W. Edgar Moore and Maron J. Moore Memorial Scholarship annually to two Olathe East seniors, one male and one female.