In Memory of Pastor Tim Kowalski

Mr. Tim Kowalski grew up on a farm south of Oakley, and learned by doing, the basics of welding, electricity, plumbing, and working with his hands and wits. Unfortunately, not many kids today have that kind of background. It has served him well and he has been blessed beyond measure. His goal in creating the Tim Kowalski Second Chance Scholarship is to make it as simple as possible for students to better themselves and provide a service to the public. Mr. Kowalski has a belief that too many kids go to college because they have no idea what they want to do. This scholarship provides an opportunity for youth seeking to develop skills of joining the workforce to obtain a training certificate or vocational / associates degree.

The Tim Kowalski Second Chance Scholarship is available for USD 274 – Oakley High School graduating seniors (some consideration may be given to former Oakley School students who obtained a GED.) Students must be planning to attend a two-year vocational, technical, or junior college which issues a certificate of completion within 2 years or less. Students must demonstrate a financial need and a desire to obtain a certificate to prepare them for the workforce.

Tim and his wife Beth lived in Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma where he served as Pastor of the First Christian Church at the time of his death.

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Logan County Community Foundation
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Oakley, KS 67748

(617) 435-9272


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