Washburn Technical College

Please join us for a very special Manufacturing Day event held in conjunction with your regular Washburn Tech updates meeting. The event is part of the National Association of Manufacturer’s nationwide celebration of the career opportunities available in advanced manufacturing and is presented in partnership with the Kansas Board of Regents and MAMTC. 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Conference Room Washburn Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon St., Topeka Key leaders from regional manufacturing companies will be present to describe the job opportunities, the skill requirements, earnings and advancement potential. Hear first-hand as company representatives describe their modern manufacturing environment so you are prepared to share with your students and their parents the high potential in this career pathway. Take away a packet of information about manufacturing options and area companies. Did you know… Over 3,000 manufacturers in Kansas employ nearly 165,000 of our family, friends and neighbors. Average salaries for these manufacturers are more than $53,000 per year. And Kansas companies are seeking employees with advanced mechanical, computer and technical skills with many offering tuition reimbursement for employees completing associates or advanced degrees. Entry level advanced manufacturing jobs are available to qualified candidates with short-term postsecondary training which might include applied math skills, instrument calibration or computer programming to name a few. These positions offer the potential for higher starting wages and potential for leadership and promotion for motivated employees within companies. Manufacturing Day will be followed immediately by your regular Washburn Tech quarterly meeting. Please RSVP to Danielle Brady (785.228.6325) by Thursday, October 16 and visit the national Manufacturing Day website: http://www.mfgday.com/ for more information.


Hagan Scholarship

To apply go to: http://haganscholarships.org/application.php


Scholarship application due: November 15, 2014


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a resident of an Eligible State.
  2. Must have attended as a junior and senior an Eligible High School.
  3. Must be a student in the 2015 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or, must have scored 1110 on the SAT (Reading and Math).
  6. Must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to start of college.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2014 using 2013 Tax Return Information.
  9. Must provide a complete copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (5 or 6 pages.)

10. FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500.

11. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

12. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

Description of Scholarship

Each Hagan Scholarship will help pay the unmet financial need of the recipient, up to $5,000 per semester.

  1. The dollar amount of each scholarship will be determined each semester by HSF by totaling the actual cost for Tuition and Fees, estimated cost for Room and Board published on the college or university website, plus $500 for Books and Supplies; then, deducting one-half of the dollar amount of the recipient’s FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the dollar amount of ALL grants, scholarships, awards and waivers obtained by or awarded to the recipient.
  2. Personal and transportation costs are the responsibility of the recipient.
  3. Parents must pay their FAFSA EFC, if any, at the start of each semester in order to be eligible for funding of a Hagan Scholarship. If full payment of the EFC is not required due to receipt of other scholarships, grants, awards and waivers the recipient will not be eligible for funding of their Hagan Scholarship for that semester.
  4. The scholarship award amount can be increased subsequent semesters to offset the expiration of other scholarships, grants and awards received by recipient.
  5. Recipients fulfilling the renewal criteria will be provided with a $10,000 Schwab Scholar Account during the Fall Semester of their sophomore year.
  6. Recipients meeting the eligibility criteria can apply for a Study Abroad Award after their sophomore year of college; up to $8,000 per Award.
  7. Recipients must attend a mandatory free summer workshop prior to the start of each academic year of college.
  8. Recipients must work a minimum of 240 hours of supervised paid employment in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college and provide proof of employment to HSF.
  9. Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven (7) additional semesters if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria, attends the mandatory workshops, and fulfills their Schwab Account responsibilities; regardless of recipient’s unmet financial need or number of credit hours earned.

Recipients of a scholarship will be selected on an objective and non-discriminatory basis, regardless of applicant’s race, creed, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability or sex. For more information read Q&A or contact the school counselor or a teacher or the principal of your high school. 

Decisions made by HSF are final and not subject to appeal.

Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

YES – For Liberty Scholarship Contest

To apply, please go to: http://www.yesforliberty.org/eligible.html

Eligibility Requirements

Our eligibility requirements for applying are very simple. They are as follows:

1. Must be a citizen of
the United States.

2. Must be a Kansas resident.

3. Open to all students in
grades 9-12 currently
attending public, private,
military or home school.

4. Recipient must be planning
to attend either an
accredited two or four year
public/private university or a
vocational, technical, or
trade school within the
United States.

YES for Liberty is designed to encourage study and knowledge of the Constitution and founding principles by establishing a powerful incentive to students in the form of a scholarship for further education.  This is accomplished through an annual Constitution Bee.

The application period for the 2014 Constitution Bee opens on Constitution Day, September 17th, 2013, and closes December 31, 2013.