Joshua Scholarship Fund

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


High school graduating senior of Russell County, KS.


Varies. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 each, paid out over 2 semesters.


  • Applicants must be a graduate or a student in good standing qualifying for graduation from a high school in Russell County, KS.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time course of study at a college, university, or vocational or technical school in the academic year for which the scholarship is applied.
  • Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger at the beginning of the academic year for which the scholarship is applied.
  • Applicants must exhibit academic achievement.
  • Applicants must be involved in extracurricular activities or out of school employment.
  • Applicants must demonstrate good citizenship and character.
  • Applicants must have financial need.


  • Previous scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for renewal as part of the total applicant pool.

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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