OktoberfestHays Scholarship

Supporting our Future

OKTOBERFEST 2022 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

When the Oktoberfest founders began this event, they intended to use the proceeds from this heritage festival as a way to reinvest in the local community.  At the heart of this reinvestment is the Volga German Centennial Association Oktoberfest Scholarship.  Over the life of this award, thousands of scholarship dollars have been given to Volga German descendants, and we are proud to keep it going!

This scholarship is intended for a Volga-German descendant that plans on attending Fort Hays State University or North Central Kansas Technical College full time. A non-renewable $500 scholarship will be awarded to one Fort Hays State University student and one North Central Kansas Technical College student.  Application deadline is February 15, 2022.

OktoberfestHays Scholarship

LAST YEAR'S WINNERS

The Volga German Centennial Association, is proud to announce the 2020 recipient of the Volga German Society Oktoberfest Scholarship. Clay Burk, from Trego Community High School, is attending Fort Hays State University.

Message from Clay:

“I graduated from Trego Community High School. I, however, lived in Hays while I went to school at Trego. I am currently majoring in Physics at FHSU. Concerning my heritage, I would like to say that my family genealogy has been a big interest of mine for the past several years. I found out that my grandparents were in possession of a book tracing my family tree back hundreds of years. I learned so much about my history from that book and for that I am extremely grateful. To know where I come from allows me to have a stronger sense of personal identity.”

 The Volga German Society Oktoberfest Scholarship is intended for students who attend or are planning on attending Fort Hays State University (FHSU) or North Central Kansas Technical College (NCK-Tech) full time in the following fall semester. A non-renewable $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student attending FHSU and one student from NCK-Tech. Recipients can expect to receive half of the awarded funds in the fall semester and the remaining half in the spring semester. 

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