Fort Hays Starts Scholarship Drive

HAYS, Kan. (AP) Fort Hays State University is launching an effort to raise $8 million for scholarships for students.

University officials announced the one-year Power of One Scholarship Campaign effort Wednesday.

President Edward Hammond has made providing aid for students a top priority during his 27 years at the university. He plans to retire next summer.

The Hays Daily News reports Fort Hays’ student enrollment has increased from 5,538 in 1987 to 13,441 this year.

The fundraising campaign represents a 400 percent increase over normal fundraising in a year’s time for the Fort Hays State University Foundation.