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Unified School District No. 273

Endowment Association

3075A US 24 HWY,  P.O. Box 547            Beloit, Kansas  67420

(785) 738-3261  phone      (785) 738-4103  fax


The USD #273 Board of Education has endorsed the incorporation of an endowment association to benefit the school district.

The Endowment Association has as its goals:

· to encourage funding that will support quality education within the school district;

· to create and maintain a permanent investment fund for the purpose of generating annual income;

· to sponsor innovative educational programs;

· to provide educational opportunities for district students and teachers;

· to supplement worthwhile district programs which cannot be sustained at the desired level by the current district budget;

· to foster communication, participation and support for the district's educational program through increased public awareness; and

· to administer scholarship programs.

The incorporators appointed an independent Board of Directors in June of 1996.  The Directors hold office for staggered three-year terms.  Ex-officio members include the USD Board of Education President and the Superintendent of Schools.  The directors adopted by-laws, established a committee structure, and were granted tax exempt status.  Fundraising activities are ongoing.

In May of 2023 the Association held investments totaling $1,868,754.68. Scholarships totaling $95,500.00 were awarded in May 2023

 Excellence in education has always been a benchmark for USD 273.  Both faculty and students are encouraged to produce quality projects.  It is the desire of the Endowment Association to provide encouragement for faculty projects by providing extra funding for innovative educational programs.  Eventually, the Endowment Association wants to provide funding for equipment or hardware that is beyond the scope of the regular budget.

Fortunately, the opportunity for you to aid in attaining these goals is available.  You are a member of the Endowment Association by virtue of your past or current association with USD 273.  You may become an active member by donating a tax deductible amount.  Please fill out the attached form and send it to the address shown on the form.

Thank you for any donation you send.  Your gift is greatly appreciated by the faculty, students, and community.  Maintaining excellence in education is the main purpose of this organization.


Scholarships include:

Abernethy Family Scholarship

BHS Alumni Scholarship

BHS Class of 1964 Scholarship

Boettcher Companies Valedictorian Award

Jim & Nadyne Copp Family Scholarship

Max Deets Scholarship

Miles File Scholarship

Brad Fuller Family Scholarship

Mike Fuller Family Scholarship

Mike Gray Scholarship

Bob & Barbara Harrison Scholarship

Ed & Joyce Hartman Scholarship

Dr. Frank & Gwen Jordan Family Scholarship

Robert & Olive Reed Schafer Scholarships

Darrel Wiles Family Scholarship

Tony Fobes Scholarship

Harbaugh Scholarships

Julianne Pruitt Scholarship - Preferance in Music Field

Marianne Metcalf Scholarship

Brian Hogan

Sylvia Ludwig

Carle Kuhn


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We urge you to become a Unified School District #273 Endowment Association, Inc. member. 
Fill out the form below and indicate your interest. Please mail your tax-deductible gift to the
USD 273 Endowment Association at 3075A US 24 HWY., P.O. Box 547, Beloit, KS  67420.


             Name:  ____________________________________________________________________________________

             Address:  __________________________________________________________________________________

             City:  _____________________________________  State:  ____________________  Zip:  _________________



Check appropriate box: If you desire, designate which program you wish to fund:
    Friend, $10 - $19  
    Sponsor, $20 - $49     General
    Associate, $50 - $99     Scholarship
    Sustaining, $100 - $999     Other
    Donor, $1000 or more