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Presidential Gold Scholarships

Presidential Gold Scholarships are funds with a contributed principal of $100,000 or more.

J.L. & Velma Auer Scholarship
J.L. and Velma Auer established this scholarship through a planned gift.

Aldine and Lloyd Chapman Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established through the last will and testament of Lloyd Chapman of El Dorado.  His only preference was that the scholarship bear his and his wife’s name, not be allocated to the athletic scholarships, and that the college’s Board of Trustees make a determination as to its use.  In March 1998, the Board of Trustees assigned this fund to fill a need for scholarships for the completers of the college’s Camp Butler 2000 program. Camp Butler 2000 students must graduate from high school in order to be eligible for a two-year scholarship for books and tuition at Butler Community College.

Irving Cook Scholarship
Mr. Cook was a long-time resident of El Dorado, Kansas, who provided scholarship monies for years to aspiring students.  He established his fund in 1991 during the Shaping the Vision capital campaign.

Mac Corbin Endowed Scholarship
Mac Stanley Corbin was born August 24, 1945 to Stanley and Helen (Hart) Corbin.  Mac spent his life on the farm where he grew up.  He graduated from Augusta High School in 1963 and continued his education at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. and received an associate degree.  After leaving Pittsburg, Mac went to work at Beechcraft as a tool dresser.  When he was laid off from Beechcraft he went into farming full-time.  He farmed at first with his father, then acquired his own land and equipment.  Mac farmed in Butler County near Towanda his entire life.  In 1967 Mac joined the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base.  He spent one year in Korea with his unit during the 1968 crisis when Korea took the USS Pueblo and its crew hostage. Mac was a member of several farming co-ops and served as a trustee for Butler Community College for several years.

Mac Corbin Endowed Scholarship for Agriculture
Mac Stanley Corbin was born August 24, 1945 to Stanley and Helen (Hart) Corbin.  Mac spent his life on the farm where he grew up.  He graduated from Augusta High School in 1963 and continued his education at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. and received an associate degree.  After leaving Pittsburg, Mac went to work at Beechcraft as a tool dresser.  When he was laid off from Beechcraft he went into farming full-time.  He farmed at first with his father, then acquired his own land and equipment.  Mac farmed in Butler County near Towanda his entire life.  In 1967 Mac joined the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base.  He spent one year in Korea with his unit during the 1968 crisis when Korea took the USS Pueblo and its crew hostage. Mac was a member of several farming co-ops and served as a trustee for Butler Community College for several years.

Del Gaines Scholarship
This fund was established by Frank and Beverly Gaines of Hamilton, Kansas, in honor of their son, Del Gaines.  Frank was an attorney, a banker, and a Kansas senator for many years and served as an honorary member of the Foundation Board of Directors.

General Academic Scholarship
This fund was created with the proceeds from the Butler Community College Foundation’s first  Grizzly Invitational Golf Tournament, instituted and chaired by Rocky Waitt of the Foundation Board of Directors. Funds are continuously added to the growth of this scholarship by many donors.

Hubbard Award of Excellence
Click the link above for more information about Butler's highest honor, the Hubbard Award of Excellence. 

Flo Kehr Excellence in Agriculture Endowed Scholarship
The Florence Kehr scholarships were established in 1982 by Florence Kehr, a Newton resident, to be used for nursing and agriculture scholarships. Florence and her late husband also contributed to a campus construction project in the 500 Building. Florence lived in the northern part of Butler County until her death in 1966.

Kehr Nursing Scholarship
The Florence Kehr scholarships were established in 1982 by Florence Kehr, a Newton resident, to be used for nursing and agriculture scholarships. Florence and her late husband also contributed to a campus construction project in the 500 Building. Florence lived in the northern part of Butler County until her death in 1966.

McCormick/Bothwell Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mack and Barbara McCormick of Florence, Oregon in 1996 to support El Dorado High School graduates hailing from the Riverside neighborhood, Mack’s childhood neighborhood.  The scholarship is given in memory of Charles Robinson McCormick and Charles Avery Bothwell, Mack’s grandfathers.  Mack or “Doc” graduated from El Dorado High School in 1938.

Susan B. Allen Excellence in Nursing Scholarship
In the spirit of philanthropy and community pride, in the late 1920's, the community of El Dorado recognized the need for a modern hospital and Frank S. Allen, a prominent businessman in the community, contributed land and $100,000 for a hospital named in honor of his mother, Susan B. Allen.  The balance of the funds needed to build and equip the hospital was contributed by local citizens. The hospital opened its doors on September 19, 1931.

In 1934, the F.S. Allen School of Nursing began educating and training nurses, which continued until 1961 and is considered the precursor to the Butler Community College’s nursing program.  The long standing partnership between Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and the Butler Community College’s nursing program has resulted in the training of highly skilled healthcare professionals who provide quality care throughout our region and beyond. 

Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, general acute-care medical facility, licensed for 74 beds, including Medical/Surgical and Skilled Care, SBA Family Birth Center, SBA Dialysis Center, and the SBA Cancer Center. The Emergency Department provides 24/7 emergency medicine and physician coverage, and is an Accredited Chest Pain Center. Consistently updating and improving its facilities, the Hospital is unique in the range of services offered for its size.  Governed by a local board of citizens and accredited by the Joint Commission, high quality care is provided by over 400 staff members.

Gladys L. Squier Scholarship
Gladys Squier, a longtime resident of Beaumont, Kan. along with her husband James Clinton Squier, owned and operated the Beaumont Hotel while managing their ranch. Gladys had great affection for the people and the environment. She endowed the scholarship in 1987 to be used to assist needy persons wanting to attend Butler Community College, with preference given to physically handicapped students.

Clifford W. Stone Performing Arts Scholarship
Cliff Stone is a man who has made the world a better place to live, especially in Kansas.  His hometown of El Dorado and his interest in Wichita both led to him becoming a benefactor of his great generosity and wisdom. Cliff has been quoted as being a philanthropist and humanitarian, but these hardly begin to describe this kind and humble man. There is not enough room to list the accomplishments Cliff achieved.  Cliff was a pilot with the 15th Air Force in WWII. Shot down on his 51st mission, he became a POW at Stalag 1 for the remainder of the war.

Upon returning to El Dorado, Cliff began his career as owner of Walnut Valley State Bank, now Commerce Bank. He was on the Board of Directors and a major contributor to the Butler County Historical Museum, Kansas Oil Museum, Butler Community College, Coutts Museum of Art, El Dorado Inc., Red Cross, Celebration of Freedom, Freedom Memorial, and many more. All of these organizations have benefited from his innovative ideas and financial contributions.

In Wichita, Cliff was a major contributor and supporter to the Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita Art Museum, Botanica, The Wichita Symphony, Wichita Children’s Home, Exploration Place, Sedgwick County Zoo, and many other organizations.  Cliff’s service to Wichita has been unsurpassed. Those who knew Cliff loved him. At the age of 90, he was still a visionary and his generous financial contributions are only a part of his gifts. Cliff also contributed his time and leadership efforts to make Kansas a better place.