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 2022 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 18, 2022.

Apply Now!  The Application Deadline is March 18, 2022.

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

2021 Glynn Lygrisse KACRAO Scholarship Winners:


Technical College scholarship recipient:
My name is Alexander Dart, and I graduated from Cheylin High School in 2021.  I have been very involved in school activities, including football, basketball, track, FFA, Student Government, NHS and scholars bowl.  It was an honor to serve as the Cheylin student body President my senior year.  When the Covid pandemic limited the number of people that could attend our basketball games, I volunteered to do play by play on our school Facebook page, so that the community could stay connected with our teams.  I have also been a member of 4-H for nine years and have performed over 200 hours of community service through 4-H and school functions.  I plan to attend North Central Technical College in Hays, KS to study Electrical Technology.  


2 Year College scholarship recipient:
My name is Carrie Roe, and I'm from the small town of Herington, Kansas. I've loved every moment of growing up in Herington because of the many opportunities I've had available to me. Throughout my high school career, I was involved in volleyball, basketball, track, FBLA, FFA, NHS, Student Council, Drama Club, and Band. All of these activities have truly shaped me into who I am today. During the little amount of free time I have, I enjoy playing the ukulele and piano, and spending time with my adorable cats. In a couple months, I will be attending Butler Community College, playing volleyball and earning my degree in Secondary Education. After my associate's is completed, I will transfer to a four-year university and obtain my bachelor's in Business Education. I hope to teach and coach for a few years, before earning my master's degree in Educational Leadership and ultimately becoming a high school administrator. In my future career, my goal is to promote positive leadership in my students so they can pave their way to successful futures.

4 year private College/University recipient:
My name is Jeff Schremmer, and I am from Pittsburg, KS. I have been an active student at St. Mary's Colgan High School for the past four years. I have been involved in Football, Basketball, Baseball, National Honor Society, and a variety of other extracurricular activities. Outside of school, I am very involved at my Church, and I work on a construction crew in the summers. I plan to attend Benedictine College in Atchison, KS in the fall to pursue a double major in Mathematics and Political Science.

4 year public College/University recipient:
Dorothy Ann Sparacino has been a very involved student at Southeast of Saline High School for 4 years. In her high school career, Dorothy Ann has been involved in Student Council, National Honors Society, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Theater, Choir, and Forensics. She has also played varsity volleyball, softball, and cheerleading. Dorothy Ann was recently named a 2021 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year. She has maintained an unweighted average GPA of 4.0 and was named a Kansas Honors Scholar. Dorothy Ann will be attending the University of Kansas. She plans to major in biology to pursue a career as an Optometrist. 



2021-2022 Scholarship Chair:

Chad Steinkamp, Wichita State University

[email protected]