FHSU Student Recognition Programs for 2013 begin in Phillipsburg on Jan. 28
13-city schedule includes SRPs in Denver, Holdrege, Neb.
year's edition of Fort Hays State University's annual 13-city, two-month
Student Recognition Program series will begin in Phillipsburg on
Monday, Jan. 28, swing into Colorado and Nebraska, and end in Beloit on
March 12. The highlight at each event is the recognition of scholarship
High school juniors
and seniors and transfer students in Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado have
been invited to SRPs in their areas. The programs are held in
communities across Kansas, in southern Nebraska and in Denver to
accommodate area students and their parents and guardians.
Any student who
lives outside the designated SRP areas (listed in the schedule at the
end of this news release) is welcome to attend the nearest SRP but must
RSVP by calling 1-800-628-FHSU (3478) or 785-628-5673 or by signing up
online at www.fhsu.edu/admissions/srp
. The FHSU Alumni Association requests RSVPs for the receptions no later than a week in advance of the SRP date.
by FHSU alumni in each locale include dessert or pizza buffets provided
by the FHSU Alumni Association. Students and their parents have the
opportunity to mingle with FHSU faculty, staff and administrators and
with area FHSU alumni before and after the scholarship presentations.
Many high school seniors and transfer students will receive certificates for a variety of scholarships awarded to them by FHSU.
FHSU alumni and other interested community members are also encouraged to attend.
Scholarships to be
awarded SRPs include the $1,200 Miller Black and Gold Academic Award and
the $800 Hays City Silver Academic Award. Both are renewable provided
students maintain the minimum required academic standing. Also to be
awarded are the $2,000 Presidential Scholarship, the $700 Fort Hays
Bronze Academic Award and the $500 Copper Academic Award, all of which
are one-time scholarships awarded only to incoming freshmen enrolling in
college for the first time. The $1,000 Transfer Student Scholarship,
which is a one-time award, is also awarded at SRPs.
Students can also receive $500 or $900 Academic Opportunity Awards, given to scholars by individual academic departments.
Each SRP event
features a multimedia presentation by FHSU President Edward H. Hammond
and two drawings -- one for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program
Scholarship and another for an iPad. Four $400 SRP scholarships are
awarded at the reception in Hays.
The SRP schedule that follows includes the area served at each program site.
p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Huck Boyd Community Center, 860 Park St.
Dessert will be served. Students invited for this SRP are from Norton,
Phillips, Smith and Graham counties and from the cities of Stockton and
Palco in Rooks County.
Great Bend, 6:30
p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Great Bend High School, 19th and Morton; entry
is through the front door on the east side of the building. Pizza will
be served. Students invited to the Great Bend SRP are from Barton,
Pawnee, Pratt, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties and from Bison and
Otis in Rush County.
Garden City, 2
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Garden City High School, 2720 Buffalo Way.
Pizza will be served. Garden City serves students from 13 southwest
Kansas counties and four southeast Colorado counties: Greeley, Wichita,
Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Morton,
Stevens and Seward in Kansas; and Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Prowers in
Dodge City, 6:30
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Dodge City High School, 2201 W. Ross Road.
Pizza will be served. The Dodge City SRP serves eight counties -- Clark,
Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa and Meade -- and Ness
City in Ness County.
p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Colby Senior High School, 1890 S. Franklin.
Pizza will be served. Students from nine Kansas counties, two Colorado
counties and four Nebraska counties are invited to the Colby SRP:
Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and
Wallace in Kansas; Cheyenne and Kit Carson in Colorado; and Chase,
Dundy, Hayes and Hitchcock counties in Nebraska.
Holdrege, Neb., 6:30
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at The Tassel, 1324 Tilden St. Pizza will be
served. Students from 14 Nebraska counties are invited to the Holdrege
SRP: Adams, Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hall,
Harlan, Kearney, Lincoln, Phelps, Red Willow and Webster.
Overland Park, 1:30
p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Doubletree Hotel, 10100 College Blvd.
Dessert will be served. The Overland Park SRP serves students from 12
eastern Kansas counties: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Doniphan,
Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami and Wyandotte.
Topeka, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Ramada Inn,
420 SE Sixth Ave. Dessert will be served. Topeka serves students from
13 counties: Brown, Coffey, Geary, Jackson, Lyon, Marshall, Morris,
Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee and Wabaunsee.
Hays, 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18, at FHSU's Memorial Union, 700 College Drive. Dessert
will be served. The Hays SRP serves students from Ellis and Trego
counties and from the cities of La Crosse in Rush County; Natoma in
Osborne County; Plainville in Rooks County; and Ransom in Ness County.
Denver, Colo., 1:30
p.m. Mountain time Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Renaissance Denver Hotel,
3801 Quebec St. Dessert will be served. The Denver SRP serves students
from all Colorado counties except for Bent, Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit
Carson and Prowers counties, which are served by SRP programs in Colby
and Garden City.
p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive.
Dessert will be served. The Wichita SRP serves students from 19
south-central and southeast Kansas counties: Barber, Butler, Chautauqua,
Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman,
Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodson.
p.m., Sunday, March 3, at the Salina Country Club, 2101 Country Club
Road. Dessert will be served. Students from eight counties are invited
to Salina: Chase, Clay, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Marion, McPherson, Ottawa
Beloit, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Beloit Junior-Senior High School, 1711 Walnut.
Pizza will be served. The Beloit SRP is for students from the Kansas
counties of Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington
and from the cities of Osborne and Downs in Osborne County. Students
from the Nebraska counties of Clay, Jefferson, Nuckolls and Thayer are