Volunteers from the Kansas Star Casino’s scholarship fund will start distributing $500 reward cards to all full-time classroom teachers in school districts in Sumner County and Mulvane on Monday.
The cards are from the annual $1.5 million All-Star Scholars Fund, which is funded by the casino. They are intended to help teachers cover out-of-pocket expenses to prepare and stock their classrooms for the coming school year.
Cards will be distributed at the Mulvane district office, 628 Mulvane St., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Distributions will continue through Aug. 15 at the different district offices. Teachers who haven’t picked up a card by then will be able to get one at the casino on dates yet to be determined.
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The fund, in its second year, also provides scholarships to graduating seniors in Sumner County and Mulvane.
In May, 390 graduates were selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the fund. The scholarships were available to all seniors who attended a Sumner County or Mulvane high school for at least the 11th and 12th grades, and planned to attend a post-secondary educational institution.
Students have until Sept. 1 to provide a copy of an acceptance letter from a post-secondary educational institution, and a class schedule or other proof of enrollment. The money will be sent directly to the institution where the student is enrolled.