KACRAO Scholarship

Glenn Lygrisse/KACRAO Scholarship

The Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) offers scholarships to reward students who have demonstrated quality leadership during their high school years. There are four $500 awards available each academic year, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions. The scholarships will be designated as follows; one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college. The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.

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To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:

  • Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school;
  • have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale;
  • be attending a KACRAO member institution (in Kansas) in the Fall 2021 semester.

Students will be required to submit three documents with their application. If they do not have the ability to upload the required documents, please email the documents to: [email protected] by March 15, 2021.

Apply Now!  The Application Deadline is March 15, 2021.

Contact the KACRAO Scholarship Committee Chair at: [email protected] if you have questions.

2020 Glynn Lygrisse KACRAO Scholarship Winners:

Community College

I am Hailey Coates, from McLouth, KS, my life has been full of bumps and turns, but sports have made a huge impact on me. I have played multiple team sports and individual sports, such as High School Varsity Track(indoor and outdoor), Cross Country, Dance, Volleyball, and Roller Derby on the side. In my free time I love to ride horses and do fun activities with my friends. I have ridden horses since I was a baby and work at a horse barn currently, as well as helping an older couple at their farm. All of this has helped me become the bubbly, independent, and outgoing person I am today. I hope to continue this journey at Johnson County Community College in the fall to obtain my degree in Dental Hygiene.


Public Four Year

Bryce Liedtke is a senior at Shawnee Heights High School. Next year he plans on attending Washburn University to major in biology on his way to becoming a doctor. While maintaining a 4.0 GPA and being a part of the National Honors Society, he also participates in varsity soccer and symphonic orchestra as the concert master. He also serves in multiple leadership capacities both within his school and city. In his school he serves as the president of the student body and leader of Fellowship of Christian Students. In the community he is the Chair of the Topeka Youth Commission. He loves seeing youth leaders coming to the table to make their community a better place. Along with becoming a doctor he wants to make Topeka, Kansas a place where youth want to stay and take pride in their community. 


Private Four Year

Kaitlyn Shima has been an active student at Topeka West High School for 4 years. She was a three sport athlete playing Varsity Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. She has maintained an average GPA of 4.45  and has been involved in STUCO, Premier Strings, Choir, National Honors Society, Spirit Club, Link Crew Mentors, and this year was named a Kansas Honors Scholar. She actively participates in her church youth group and church choir. Next year she will be attending Bethel College in the fall to continue her academic and volleyball career.


Technical College

My name is Alexia Torluemke and I grew up in Hoxie, Kansas, graduating from Hoxie High School in 2020.  During high school, I was involved in many activities including FFA, FCCLA, FCA, volleyball, and basketball.  As a member of the Yearbook Staff, I am serving as Editor this year.  Outside of school, I have been very active in my church and CYO where I have been a member of the CYO Leadership Team for three years.  Being a waitress and staff member at The Elephant Bistro & Bar has given me the opportunity to meet and serve others.  My plans are to attend Manhattan Area Technical School this fall to study nursing.  


2020-2021 Scholarship Chair:

Martina Viale, Newman University

[email protected]