Ellis Scholars

Awarding Scholarships
Ellis Scholars are selected on the basis of merit, character, academics, determination, and need. We look for students who are committed to completing a college education or technical certificate, but who need a little help getting there.

We Hold Students Accountable. Ellis Scholars are Required to:

  • Maintain a minimum college GPA of 2.5.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
  • Complete eight consecutive semesters.
  • Send at least one thank-you/update note each semester to their sponsor.
  • Participate in our proven mentoring program.

America’s Future Workforce
By 2025, over 60% of the jobs in America will require post-secondary education or training. We encourage our students to make a direct connection between their degree selection and a tangible, self-supporting career.

Future Leaders
Ellis Scholars are encouraged to get involved, whether on campus, in their degree field, or in their local community. On-campus Ellis groups participate in community service. We are encouraged by the numbers of Ellis Alums who complete their degrees and return to their hometowns as future contributors.




Contact Us

The Ellis Foundation
P.O. Box 54
Fort Scott, KS 66701

Phone: 620.223.2232
Email: matt@theellisfoundation.org

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