Kansas Star Casino issues education grants to six organizations

01/08/2014 9:58 AM

01/08/2014 9:58 AM

The Kansas Star Casino’s All-Star Scholars Fund will give nearly $95,000 in education grants to six organizations in Sedgwick and Sumner counties, officials of the fund said Tuesday.

The organizations are Exploration Place, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and Old Cowtown Museum, Belle Plaine Elementary School, the Arc of Sedgwick County and the Mulvane Learning Connection.

The fund will give $34,395 to Exploration Place to help Belle Plaine and Mulvane third- and fourth-grade teachers offer hands-on science programs in their classrooms this year.

It will give $35,000 to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and Old Cowtown Museum to bring Sumner County third- and fifth-graders to the museums to teach them about their history and heritage.

The Belle Plaine Elementary School will receive $14,000 to update its library, including books and technology.

The Arc of Sedgwick County has received $6,000 to allow 12 Sumner County families to send their children with developmental disabilities to its Youth Educational and Summer Socialization Program.

The Mulvane Learning Connection, which offers adult students a chance to earn high school diplomas, will receive $5,000 to help selected graduates with post-secondary education.

The All-Star Scholars Fund receives all of its money – $1.5 million a year – from the Kansas Star Casino. The fund this year also has provided nearly $400,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in Sumner County and Mulvane, and $800,000 to students and teachers in Sumner County and Mulvane to help with back-to-school costs.

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