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.
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.