Elizabeth Weekley Sutton was a home economics teacher for 30 years and was very active in her profession. She taught in the North Kansas City Schools for 28 years, teaching at North Kansas City High School for 12 years and at Oak Park High School for 16 years. As part of her legacy gift to Truman Heartland Community Foundation, Mrs. Sutton created this scholarship to honor students pursuing careers in Family and Consumer Sciences and its knowledge-based areas, including:
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education;
- Dietetics, Nutrition, Health and Food Management;
- Human Development and Family Relations;
- Apparel Design, Textiles and Merchandising;
- Housing and Development;
- Child Development;
- Consumer Economics and Resource Management;
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education Extension; and
- Issues related to the above subject areas.
- Must be a graduating senior from North Kansas City High School or Oak Park High School;
- Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or any of its knowledge-based areas (specific university departments/majors may be named differently);
- Must have demonstrated strong morals;
- Must have demonstrated leadership and community service;
- Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
May be $1,000 per academic year.
Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for three additional years of funding. A renewal application must be submitted with proof of continuing college enrollment and a minimum college cumulative GPA of 3.0.
General applications and additional requirements are due February 24.
Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2022. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2022 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2022 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.
- Personal essay of approximately 500 words briefly explaining why you were influenced toward the field of Family and Consumer Sciences/related field, your career goals and plans for the future, and your strong moral character.
- Personal reference from a teacher or counselor.
- Personal reference from a non-relative outside of school.