The Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation (KHEDF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Natalie Olmsted (Castro) as the first Executive Director of the organization.With a strong background in fundraising and administration, Natalie comes to the KHEDF after serving as the Clinic Director for Wichita State University’s dental residency program. Additionally, she has served in development roles with the Wichita State University Foundation and KMUW- Wichita Public Radio, totaling six years of experience in higher education fundraising.
Joining the Board of Trustees are Shane Batchelder, Westar Energy; Richard Muma, Wichita State University; and Terri Rice, Cox Communications.Read More>>
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA)
KHEDF remains steadfast in our support for those directly impacted by this Administration’s recent decision to repeal DACA. DACA Statement SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Eligible to apply:
- High school seniors who are of Hispanic heritage (50% or more) with 2.8 GPA or above and enrolling as a full time student in a post-secondary institution
in the fall of the upcoming school year.
- High school seniors who live in Wichita, Andover, Derby, Haysville, Goddard, Maize & Valley Center are eligible to apply.
1) Enrollment Verification Form
Scholarship recipients are required to submit an Enrollment Verification Form each semester to verify enrollment and grades. The form must be typed.
Visit your Registrar’s Office and complete a student’s written consent form to release your enrollment, academic progress, and graduation status to KHEDF. LEAD TO SUCCEED
Please complete the evaluation form by August 11. Your comments and appraisals are very important to us. Evaluation Form INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
It is no secret that internships are the most effective way for students to gain work experience before graduation. The Kansas Leadership Center is partnering with KHEDF to offer internships to KHEDF scholarship recipients.The internships are part-time unpaid (10-20 hours), and the hours are flexible. Applicants will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration. Interns will be assigned meaningful tasks and projects and will be able to build a valuable experience making them stronger candidates for jobs after graduation. Each intern will receive a free one year subscription to the Your Leadership Edge online portal and access to additional training at KLC free of charge. To apply contact Irma Luna at email@example.com or 259-2532. KHEDF ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS Alumni majoring in business and engineering were asked to submit applications for funds available from Spirit AeroSystems and Koch Industries. Christian Saldana was selected to receive the Spirit AeroSystems Inc scholarship and Jesus Loera was selected to receive the Koch Hispanic Scholarship Program scholarship. TRUSTEES’ CIRCLE
CHANCELLOR’S‘ CIRCLE ESTABLISH A SCHOLARSHIP
Establishing a Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation scholarship can be a way to recognize your organization, honor a mentor or a loved one. You can create a new scholarship or contribute to an existing fund.
Whether you fund it yourself or gather friends, family, co-workers or your employees together, a scholarship will allow you to make a meaningful difference in the life of a Hispanic high school senior.