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Dole scholarship announced at FHSU

Special to the HDN

Russell native Bob Dole has created a scholarship at Fort Hays State University to honor his two sisters, FHSU announced Tuesday.

Dole, a longtime senator and 1996 GOP presidential nominee, has created a fund with the FHSU Foundation named the Norma Jean Dole Steele and Gloria Dole Nelson Scholarship in memory of his sisters, both of whom died in 2012.

All undergraduate students from Russell County or who have graduated from Russell High School, in any course of study, are eligible for the $1,000 annual scholarships. Students with disabilities will be given the highest priority. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required.

The first scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2013 semester, and qualified students can reapply. Students from Russell County who have completed the FHSU scholarship application are automatically considered.