Topeka Area Catbacker’s Scholarship

Sydney Snyder

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Topeka Area Catbacker scholarship recipient Sydney Snyder!

Sydney Snyder and her parents Jessica and Tanner Snyder

Topeka Area Catbackers $1000 Scholarship

Topeka Area Catbackers annually awards a $1000 scholarship. This scholarship provides 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 or grandchild of a parent/grandparent who are current active members. Selection is based on academic achievements, honors, leadership, work and community experience and career goals.

Eligibility – candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduate of a Topeka area high school.
  • From a family (parents or grandparents) with current membership in the Topeka Area. Catbackers verified April 1, 2024.

  • Current enrollment at KSU as a full-time student or a prospective high school graduate who will be attending KSU in the upcoming academic year.

  • Submission of completed scholarship application by April 1, 2024.

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 possible personal interview by the selection committee. Applications must be received by April 1st, 2024.

Final selection and notification of the scholarship recipient will be by May 1st, 2024. The recipient and his/her parents or grandparents 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 the following attached application by April 1, 2024.

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

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

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.