Scholarship

Topeka Area Catbackers New $1000 Scholarship

Topeka Area Catbackers has established a new $1000 scholarship which will be awarded for the first time in the 2018-2019 school year, and annually thereafter. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a KSU student who is currently enrolled or plans to attend Kansas State. One scholarship will be awarded each school year to a child of a current Topeka Catbacker member. Selection is based on academic achievements, honors, leadership, work and community experience and career goals. Financial need may also be taken in consideration.

Eligibility – candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate of a Topeka area high school
  • From a family with an active membership with the Topeka Area Cat backers
  • Current enrollment at KSU as a full-time student or a current high school graduate who will be attending KSU in the upcoming year.
  • Completion and submitting scholarship application by April 1, 2018.

Payment of the Award – $500 for each Fall & Spring semester will be made from KSU Enrollment Office.

Application Process – Scholarship recipient will be selected based on their written application and a personal interview by a three person selection committee. Applications must be received by April 1st, 2018.

Final selection and notification of the scholarship recipient will be by May 1st, 2018. The recipient and his/her parents will be invited to the annual Topeka Catbackers Summer Tour prior to the fall semester for which the scholarship will be awarded.

Obtain a scholarship application form below and complete by April 1, 2018. 

Send to – Topeka Area Catbackers, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 4767, Topeka, Kansas 66604.

Direct questions/inquiries to: Les D. Streit @ streit1@sbcglobal.net or 785-554-3649.

Application form – Visit this link: TAC Scholarship Guidelines & Application


The Ahearn Fund, K-State’s National Fund for Student-Athlete Excellence, was founded in 1964 with the primary objective of providing resources from the private sector to assist with rising scholarship costs.

The unrestricted dollars given by our members are the life-blood of K-State Athletics. This commitment has provided us with the flexibility to make investments to all of our 16 sports programs. From facilities improvements to enhancing travel and recruiting budgets, we are committed to Championship Athletic Performances in the classroom and on the field of play

Throughout K-State’s stellar athletics history, Ahearn Fund members have provided support for thousands of student-athletes who have proudly worn the Purple and White while earning their degree.

To learn more about the Ahearn Scholarship Fund, visit THIS LINK