Merlin and Bernadine Peterson Scholarship

The purpose of the Merlin and Bernadine Peterson Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to high school seniors that previously attended Santa Fe Trail Middle School in Olathe, KS who would not otherwise be able to afford college.

The students eligible for assistance are those students that meet the following:

  1. Are seniors in high school;
  2. Attending a two or four year college or trade school;
  3. Attended Santa Fe Trail Middle School in Olathe, KS; and
  4. Demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in equal payments in August and January and mailed to the school of higher learning. In order to receive the second payment, students must continue to attend classes full-time and maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average (or equivalent). The scholarship is not renewable.

Award
$2,000
Deadline
03/01/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. What are the dates you attended Santa Fe Trail Middle School?
  2. Please write an essay responding to at least two of the three following questions:
    • 1) How has your family background affected the way you see the world?
    • 2) Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart.
    • 3) If you have the authority to change your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make and why?