The Kansas County Clerks' and Election
Officials' Association awards ten to twelve $500 scholarships annually
to Kansas high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores,
provided they carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.
The scholarships are for those students
who major in Journalism, Political Science or Communications.
This scholarship has been in place for several years and was started
by the funds the KCCEOA received from the Associated Press and major
news outlets for election night reporting. The bulk of the
funding now comes from donations and from funds received through a
silent auction held annually at the spring conference of the
association. Conference participants bring items either donated
or purchased for the auction and the conference attendees bid on them
throughout the conference.