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 2024 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 22, 2024.

Apply Now!  The Application Deadline is March 22, 2024.

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

2023 Glynn Lygrisse KACRAO Scholarship Winners:


Cynthia Guaderrama (2 year recipient) – Cynthia Guaderrama is a recent graduate from Ulysses High School and is planning on attending Garden City Community College. She is looking forward to getting her Dental Hygiene degree in the near future.


Ryann Warren (4 year private recipient) - My name is Ryann Warren and I recently graduated on May 14th from Garden City High School in Garden City, Kansas. This fall I will attend Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, where I will study biomedical chemistry and compete on their Women’s Golf Team. Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree, I intend to go to medical school to obtain my Doctor of Medicine (MD). I chose this educational and career pathway as it is challenging, but the reward of helping my community is worth it and allows me to feed into my passion for serving others every day. I would like to thank you KACRAO for awarding me this scholarship and allowing me to be one step closer to my dreams.


Macie Wiltse (4 year public recipient) - My name is Macie Wiltse and I graduated from Otis-Bison High School on May 6, 2023. Throughout high school I was very involved in many different sports, clubs, and activities like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Student Council, Kansas Association for Youth, volleyball, basketball, and track. My future plan is to attend Fort Hays State University in the fall and study elementary education. I plan to stay just as involved in college activities as I did through high school. I greatly appreciate this scholarship as it will help me achieve my dream of becoming an elementary school teacher.


Madison Brackney (Technical college recipient) - My name is Madison Brackney and I graduated from Logan High School on May 7th.  I will study Dental Assisting at Salina Area Technical College next fall.  Eventually, I hope to get accepted into the Dental Hygiene program at SATC.  I currently work as a CNA in Logan where I spend a lot of my time.  I appreciate being chosen for this scholarship which will help me achieve my academic goals. 



2023-2024 Scholarship Chair:

Melissa Conley, Wichita State University

[email protected]