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Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson

About the Ruth Wilson-Brooks Nursing Scholarship: Aaron Wilson is the brother of Ruth Wilson-Brooks. It was his desire to honor his sister with a scholarship in her name.

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Albert Ray, Jr. Memorial

The Albert Ray, Jr. Scholarship for International Students was established in honor of Albert Ray, Jr. who was a husband, father, World War II veteran, and a manager in his short lifetime. Mr. Ray’s philosophy was shaped by a childhood lived in poverty, the horror of...

Ame Holden & Steve Cox

Ame Holden & Steve Cox

Ame Holden established this scholarship in honor of her parents. Harvey and Mildred had a lifelong regard for education as well as a love for Butler County. The Holden’s were active participants in many different local organizations and shared their love of education...

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American AgCredit

American AgCredit’s mission is to “Be the best lender to Agriculture”. They are committed to serving all segments of agriculture. American AgCredit’s team provide valued expertise; a competitive product offering; and responsive service. Their goal is to remain...

American Association of University Women

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women Scholarship was established in 1972 in memory of Mabel McCarty, a longtime El Dorado teacher. Miss McCarty was the founder of the El Dorado Branch of American Association of University Women. After her retirement, Miss...

American Institute of Wine & Food - Wichita Chapter

American Institute of Wine & Food - Wichita Chapter

The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) was founded by Julia Child, Robert Mondavi and others in the food and beverage industry as a way to draw professionals and enthusiasts together in support of the appreciation and education of wine and food. The national...

Andover Kiwanis Club

Andover Kiwanis Club

The Andover Kiwanis Club established their scholarship during the mini-campaign Scholarships – Making It Happen, a part of the Butler Foundation Shaping the Vision capital campaign in 1991. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the...

Anna Louise Borger

Anna Louise Borger

Anna Louise Borger lived in El Dorado much of her life and was an alumna of Butler Community College. She established the scholarship through her last will and testament.

Ann Voth, Doug & Barbara Voth

Ann Voth, Doug & Barbara Voth

The Ervin A. & Ann H. Voth Scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of Ervin Voth, by his wife Ann and family. The Voth’s were from Rosalia, Kansas. Mr. Voth passed away in February 1987 and Mrs. Voth passed away in May 2002. Mr. Voth was a charter member of...

Anonymous Nursing Donor

Anonymous Nursing Donor

The Anonymous Presidential Nursing Scholarship was established in 2011 by a donor who wished to assist fourth semester Butler nursing students with the many additional costs that can be a burden on students. These costs include the NCLEX exam fee, licensing fee, and...

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Arlan & Mary Stackley

Mary graduated from the Butler nursing program when she was 45 years old. She finished her nursing career with 25 years of service to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. While there, Mary was a staff nurse and a charge nurse. For about 10 years she was the house nurse.

Augusta Child Care Center

Augusta Child Care Center

The Augusta Child Care Center was dissolved in 1996.The funds became a scholarship to assist students majoring in early childhood education.

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Bank of America Foundation

The TOP Scholarship funded by the Bank of America Foundation benefits students who are studying early childhood education. These specific students are parents of children who attend TOP Learning Centers in Wichita, Kan. or are employees of TOP Learning Centers. TOP...

Barbara Dankert, Harriet Brazil, Mary Lou Duncan

Barbara Dankert, Harriet Brazil, Mary Lou Duncan

The Clara M. Myers Nursing Scholarship was established in 1996 in memory of Clara M. Myers, long-time El Dorado resident. Clara loved music, enjoyed bowling , and was an avid golfer. She had three daughters and one son, Marc Myers of El Dorado. Her daughters are...

Bernie Spradling, Donor, Spradling Student Success Scholarship

Bernie Spradling

Bernie is a retired teacher and elementary school principal. At the time her scholarship was established she served on the USD 490 Board of Education. Bernie’s scholarship is unique as it helps students who are not always first thought of to receive a scholarship,...

Beryl Lacy

Beryl Lacy

About the Earl Eugene “Gene” Lacy Memorial Scholarship: Gene was born in 1946 to Earl Arthur and Beryl Jean Lacy. Earl graduated from high school in Eureka, Kansas and Beryl graduated from Russell High School. They married in 1945 and Gene was born in 1946. They...

Betty Carlson & Linda Peterson

Betty Carlson & Linda Peterson

Eugene’s wife Betty and their daughter Linda established a scholarship in his memory in 1993. Mr. Carlson was a community leader and owner of Carlson’s Funeral Home in El Dorado for many years.

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Betty Hiebert

The Clyde and Betty Hiebert Scholarship for Science was established by Clyde’s wife Betty and their children in memory of Clyde. Clyde and Betty attended Kansas State Teachers College (Emporia State University) where he proposed to her in Memorial Hall. Clyde...

Betty Prohodsky Scholarship

Betty Prohodsky Memorial

About the Betty Prohodsky Scholarship: Betty Patricia Bond Prohodsky was born on November 9, 1918 to L.J. “Jack” Bond and Frances Marie Martin Bond. Betty passed away October 3, 2008 in Emporia, Kansas. She married U.S. Navy Ensign Michael Prohodsky on March 27,...

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Bill Bidwell Memorial

Bill Bidwell, longtime Butler instructor, knew what the people wanted. As a reporter from the age of 12, Bill never hesitated to tell a story with excellence, accuracy, and expertise. Bill lived all of his 66 years in El Dorado. Thirty-two of those years he taught...

Bill & Evie Shriver

Bill & Evie Shriver

Bill and Evie started acquiring land in Butler County in the 1980s, including family land from Bill’s childhood in Augusta, Kan. After Bill’s retirement as president from ConocoPhillips in 1993, he and Evie moved back to Butler County and established an Angus...

Bill & Lucy Callaway

Bill & Lucy Callaway

Bill and Lucy Callaway Golden Bear Athletic Scholarship

Billy Pickrell

Billy Pickrell

The Ronald D. Pickrell Memorial Scholarship is a trumpet scholarship was established in memory of Ronald D. Pickrell in 1980 by Billy D. Pickrell.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation

Bluestem Vintage Auto Club

Bluestem Vintage Auto Club

About the Bluestem Auto Club Scholarship: The Bluestem Vintage Auto Club established this annual scholarship in 1984.

Bob & Becky Minard

Bob & Becky Minard

The Minard’s have strong ties to the El Dorado area, with Bob receiving an associate degree from Butler in 1983. Both Bob and Becky served in the Air Force and Air National Guard and Bob also served in the Air Force Reserve. The Minard scholarships benefit students...

Bob & Jackie Burdorff

Bob & Jackie Burdorff

Bob was raised in Augusta, Kan. and had a 30-year career with Koch Engineering before retiring in 2002. Jackie grew up in Wichita, Kan. and worked for 10 years in the L.W. Nixon Library at Butler Community College before also retiring in 2002. The Burdorff’s desired...

Bob & Pat Stanley

Bob & Pat Stanley

Bob Stanley’s connection in Butler County goes back more than 100 years, when his family farmed there. The farm is still in the family today. Though neither Bob nor Pat attended Butler, the majority of their grandchildren or great-grandchildren did. Great supporters...

Butler Alumni

Butler Alumni

The Alumni Scholarship can be compared to what some institutions refer to as a legacy scholarship, where dependents of Butler alumni receive first preference.

Butler Community College

Butler Community College

The Edwin Walbourn Scholarship was established in 1977 by the Butler Community College board of trustees, administration, faculty and staff in honor of Edwin Walbourn. Mr. Walbourn served as college president from 1960 to 1976. The title he held from 1960 to 1963...