Archive for Thursday, November 2, 2006

KU scholarships available

November 2, 2006

Students graduating from high school in Douglas County may benefit from new $5,000 Kansas University scholarships. The scholarships are available to encourage students with financial hardships and other challenges to attend KU.

A $5 million gift commitment to KU Endowment from the Ernst F. Lied Foundation created the scholarship program, known as the Christina M. Hixson Opportunity Awards. Christina Hixson is the trustee of the Lied Foundation of Las Vegas.

Candidates for the awards must be graduates of Kansas high schools who, because of life challenges or lack of resources, might not consider pursuing a college education. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and qualify academically for admittance to KU.

For more information on the Hixson Opportunity Awards, visit www.scholarships.ku.edu.

For more information on KU Endowment, visit www.kuendowment.org.

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