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 2023 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 17, 2023.

Apply Now!  The Application Deadline is March 17, 2023.

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

2022 Glynn Lygrisse KACRAO Scholarship Winners:


Thaliah Lopez (2 year recipient) - My name is Thaliah Lopez and I’m a 2022 graduate from Salina Central High School in Salina, KS. I am pursuing an associates in Social Work at Cloud County Community College in Concordia ,KS this upcoming 2022 Fall semester. I am so grateful for this opportunity and excited for what’s to come!


Joseph Luebbe (4 year private recipient) - My name is Joseph Luebbe and I graduated from Kapaun Mount Carmel Catholic High School on Sunday. I plan to study biology at Newman University beginning next fall. My long-term goal is to attend veterinary school at K-State upon completion of my undergraduate degree. I currently have a job taking care of animals. I volunteer regularly at the Kansas Humane Society and hope to become an employee there this summer. I have always loved animals and appreciate this scholarship which will help me achieve my short and long-term goals.


Phillip Shirkey (4 year public recipient) - My name's Phillip Shirkey. Before my graduation a few weeks ago, I was a student at Concordia High School. There, I've participated in Theater, Choir, Band, Debate, Scholars' Bowl, and numerous other activities. My parents moved to Kansas from the East Coast, but I'm proud to be a 100% authentic Kansan. I enjoy playing the piano by myself or playing video games with my friends. I plan to attend Kansas State University and study Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, and my long-term goal is to work in the private Aerospace industry.


Ridley Swader (Technical College recipient) - My name is Ridley Swader and I graduated from Herington High School, Herington, Kansas.  Throughout high school I was involved in many activities to include most intramural sports and multiple educational and leadership/mentorship positions.  These opportunities that have been provided to me, even in my small town, have made me the person I am.  I will be attending NCK Tech in Beloit, Kansas for Heavy Mobile Equipment Operation.  I plan on utilizing my skill to help communities build and prosper, even after devastating weather.  I hope to later build and help Veterans homeless communities in rural areas to help them get on their feet! 



2022-2023 Scholarship Chair:

Chad Steinkamp, Wichita State University

[email protected]