Former Manhattan High student Kelsy Schoen received a $1,000 academic scholarship on Thursday courtesy of the Kansas Sheriffs Association.
The Kansas Sheriffs Association awards $10,000 worth of scholarships every year to eligible members or family members of law enforcement officers. The scholarship committee consists of eight members and is chaired by Osborne County Sheriff, Curtis Miner.
A total of eight $1,000 scholarships are given out each year in addition to the $2,000 Sheriff Matt Samuels Award.
Kelsy’s application was sponsored by her father and current director of the Riley County Police Department Brad Schoen.