Dowell Family Announces Scholarship Fund

BELLEVILLE, Kan. —Matt and Tynan Dowell, the parents of Clara Dowell, have created an endowed scholarship fund to honor Clara’s life and benefit local students. The Clara Dowell Legacy Scholarship Fund was created in partnership with the Republic County Community Foundation and will award $4,500 during 2022.

Applicants must be a female student or graduate of Republic County or Pike Valley High School and plan on returning to a rural area upon graduation OR a non-traditional student currently living in Republic County. Details and applications are available at

For more information, contact Taylor Urban, Grants and Scholarships Coordinator, at 785-823-1800.