Scholarships

Officials Against Cancer offers three different scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on attending any post-secondary school or institution which advances their education. The value of each scholarship is $500, but the OAC Board reserves the right the increase number of scholarships available or the value of each scholarship. If the board chooses to adjust the value of the scholarships it applies to all scholarships offered.

To apply for the scholarships listed below, you must complete the following steps.  Applications that are missing one of the following items will not be considered.  If you have any questions, please email us at scholarship@officialsagainstcancer.org and a member of the committee will respond to you.

Click here to view 2017 scholarship winners
Click here to view 2016 scholarship winners
Click here to view 2015 scholarship winners
Click here to view 2014 scholarship winners
Click here to view 2013 scholarship winners

Click here to view 2012 scholarship winners
Click here to view 2011 scholarship winners

The deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2019.

Scholarship Checklist

–  Fill out one of the three scholarship applications below.

–  Upload a letter of recommendation from your school counselor at the link below.  The letter must be in .pdf format, it must be on school letterhead, and it must be written and signed by a counselor at your school.

–  Upload an essay of no longer than 350 words discussing why you should be the recipient of this scholarship.  You may emphasize and explain your education/vocational plans and goals.  Please identify your priorities, your goals, your life dreams, etc. If applicable, please discuss any connection you have to officiating as well.  This document must again be in .pdf format.

Perry Sharp Memorial Scholarship

The Perry Sharp Memorial Scholarship is named after Perry Sharp, a dedicated athlete and basketball official who lost his life to Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 2009. Per request of the family, the Perry Sharp Memorial Scholarship is open to any graduating Junction City High School senior planning on attending a post-secondary school or institution in the upcoming year.

Read Perry’s full bio and apply for the scholarship.

Upload your letter of recommendation and essay


Meredith Grusing Memorial Scholarship

The Meredith Grusing Memorial Scholarship is named after Meredith Grusing, a long-time coach and volleyball official who lost her life to pancreatic cancer in 2009. Per request of the family, the Meredith Grusing Memorial Scholarship is open to any graduating Wichita East High School senior planning on attending a post-secondary school or institution in the upcoming year year.

Read Meredith’s full bio and apply for the scholarship.

Upload your letter of recommendation and essay


Frank Whitmer Memorial Scholarship

Officials Against Cancer offers one at-large scholarship for graduating seniors planning on attending a post-secondary school or institution in the upcoming year year.  This scholarship is particularly directed towards direct family members of those who have given of their time to be umpires, referees, or officials of sports at any level. The scholarship is offered in memory of Frank Whitmer, a long time football and basketball official in the Wichita area who passed away in the summer of 2011.

Click here to read Frank’s bio and apply for the scholarship

Upload your letter of recommendation and essay