Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual 3i SHOW, has once again announced the availability of scholarships to area universities and vocational technical colleges for the 2013-2014 school year.  The scholarships are for freshman students with preference given to those enrolling in Industrial Engineering, Pre-Engineering or Business Administration.  Qualifying students are U.S. Citizens residing in Western Kansas who have graduated from a Western Kansas high school.  Scholarship applications should be made directly through the individual school’s financial aid or scholarship department.


Scholarships are available at Barton County Community College, Colby Community College, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, NCK Tech (North Central Kansas Technical College), Northwest Kansas Technical College, Seward County Community College/Area Tech School, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.


WKMA scholarships are partially funded each year by the sale of three hundred limited-edition belt buckles commemorating the upcoming 3i SHOW.  Buckles are available at the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as online at www.3ishow.com/3i/merchandise.htm. Buckles will also be available for sale July 11-13 at the 59th Annual 3i SHOW in Dodge City at the Western State Bank Expo Center.  For more information regarding scholarships, buckles or the 3i SHOW, contact WKMA at 620-227-8082 locally or toll-free at 877-405-2883.  The WKMA office is located at 1700 East Wyatt Earp Blvd., PO Box 1382, Dodge City, Kansas 67801.