W. Paul Kirkham Memorial Scholarship Fund

Accepting Applications
Wallace County Foundation
Wallace County
241, 242
(Last day of every month)
(Last day of every month between
Applications are open year round

The W Paul Kirkham Memorial Scholarship was established to assist Wallace County High School or Weskan High School former students with continuing their higher education at a post-secondary educational institution. Applicant must have accumulated a minimum of 30 required credit hours, preferably a junior or senior in college, to apply. One scholarship is made available annually to award. Deadline to apply is March 28.


Upper-level college students who formerly graduated from USD 241 or 242. The scholarship fund was established to assist upper-level students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.


Amount varies.


  • Applicants must: be a previous graduate of Wallace County High School (USD 241) or Weskan High School (USD 242) and must be or have been a resident of USD 241 or 242 school district (includes Wallace County and areas located within Logan County.
  • Have well defined academic and career goals
  • Good academic performance
  • Have overall organization and clarity of application


This award is not renewable.


  • Deadline to apply is March 28 end of day.
  • Recipients will be notified the last week of April.

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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