Beloit - Fort Hays State Student Recognition Program

Beloit will be one of the stops in the 2020 edition of Fort Hays State University’s three-state, 12-city Student Recognition Program tour. 

The annual, month-long series recognizes high school and transfer students who are interested in learning more about Fort Hays State University and those who have been awarded scholarships from the university for the next academic year.  The event also provides an overview of what makes Fort Hays State University a special place, both in and out of the classroom.

The Office of Admissions encourages all juniors and seniors in high school, as well as all prospective transfer students, to attend these free events. 

The Beloit event begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 30th at Beloit High School, located at 1711 Walnut Street.  Pizza will be served.  The Beloit Scholarship Recognition Program is for students from the Kansas counties of Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington and from the cities of Osborne and Downs in Osborne County.  Students from the Nebraska counties of Clay, Jefferson, Nuckolls and Thayer are also invited.

There is still time for students and their families to sign up, if they haven’t already, by going to

This year, the tour will feature four new scholarships with award levels ranging from $15,000 to $6,000 over four-years, or $3,750 to $1,500 yearly.  They are the $3,750 Tiger Pride Scholarship; the $2,750 Victor E. Scholarship; the $2,000 Black and Gold Scholarship; and the $1,500 Hays City Scholarship.

Scholarships awarded under the revised scholarship program can also be fully renewable, provided students meet renewal criteria.  These scholarships are not need-based, and there are no built-in award amount reduction for students who secure additional financial awards from other sources.

Fort Hays State’s enhanced scholarship program will include three levels of transfer scholarship awards, ranging from $500 to $1,500.  These awards are based on the student’s GPA and the completion of at least 30 credit hours.

A highlight at each event is when President Tisa Mason individually recognizes students who have already been awarded scholarships to Fort Hays State University for the next academic year.  Other university officers, administrators and faculty also attend the programs to answer questions and to visit with prospective students and their families and friends.

Another highlight is the pizza buffet after the recognition portion of the program.  Students and their friends and families have the opportunity to mingle with Fort Hays State University faculty, staff and administrators before and after the scholarship presentations.

Since its beginning in the 1987-88 year, Fort Hays State’s Scholarship Recognition Program – unique in higher education – has had the mission of recognizing all students interested in college, and their friends and families.  The public is welcome to attend.

High school juniors, seniors and transfer students have already been invited to Student Recognition Programs in their areas.

Each Scholarship Recognition Program event features three drawings – one for a $600 book scholarship, one for a $500 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship, and another for a laptop computer.