Doran and Bina Dole Scholarship Fund

Accepting Applications
Russell County Area Community Foundation
Russell County
(Last day of every month)
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Applications are open year round


Students graduating from Russell High School


Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded. One will be renewable for four years; one is 1 semester only.


  • Applicants must be in good standing for graduation from Russell High School
  • Applicants will attend an accredited post-secondary institution including trad school, college, or university.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.
  • Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and/or to students with a genuine disability.


One scholarship awarded does renew for up to eight total semesters by meeting the following criteria:

  • Complete a follow up at the end of each semester with evidence that they are enrolled as a full-time student in the upcoming semester, and
  • Provide a copy of the current transcript with evidence of a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Contact us for more information

105 W 4th Street
PO Box 593
Bird City, KS 67731
(785) 734-2406


Frequently Asked Questions

Community foundations have a simple mission with many moving parts. We aim to answer the most common questions people have here.

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Can I send a physical application as opposed to an online one?

All applications must be completed online. Paper copies are not accepted.

How will I know if I'm eligable?

Applicants will be required to complete an eligibility quiz at first logon to determine which scholarships they are eligible to apply.

How to apply for a scholarship?

Click HERE to create an account or login to the scholarship application portal.

Click HERE to learn how to apply for a scholarship online.

Can I use my high school email address?

Do NOT use your high school email address.  The email address used in the application will be the primary contact method throughout college if you receive a scholarship award.  If needed, create a personal email account in gmail, yahoo, etc. for permanent personal use.

What are the requirements for references?

Verify that your references are willing to provide a POSITIVE reference for you prior to listing them as a reference.  You will need their email address to enter into the application.

How should I approach my answers?

Let your personality shine and be thorough in your answers.  Your responses are key to the award selection process.

What happens if my application is accepted?

Once you are awarded a scholarship, you must login to the scholarship portal to complete the required follow up steps. Before the first scholarship payment can be released, you must:

  1. Accept the scholarship agreement.
  2. Provide a copy of your upcoming course schedule.

What if my scholarship is for multiple semesters?

If your scholarship is for multiple semesters, at the end of each semester you will need to login to the scholarship portal to provide  your current cumulative GPA and upcoming course schedule before the next scholarship payment can be released.

What happens if I fail to meet the minimum scholarship criteria?

GNWKCF ensures each scholarship fund establishing documents are carefully followed. Students must meet the minimum scholarship criteria at the time of enrollment or the awarded scholarship will be forfeited.

What happens if I fail to complete the follow up steps?

Failure to complete the follow up steps may result in forfeit of your scholarship.

Click HERE for instructions on completing Follow Up Forms.

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