Memorial Scholarships

The G.L. Huyett Memorial Scholarships are a program funded and managed by G.L. Huyett Charities, an extension of G.L. Huyett in Minneapolis, Kansas. G.L. Huyett is a manufacturer and master distributor of non-threaded fasteners with North American marketing presence and worldwide distribution. The firm is owned by Tim and Carol O’Keeffe.

G.L. Huyett is a progressive firm with an extensive product offering and ambitious growth plans. The O’Keeffe’s community development orientation is reflected in the manner in which they lead G.L. Huyett, most notably featuring HuyettCare™, an innovative and best-in-class comprehensive employee and family benefits program. The firm practices open book management, and employees are rewarded with profit sharing bonuses three times annually. For employment opportunities, see www.huyett.com/employment.

Scholarship Criteria

Each scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000. Eligible persons include the following:

  • Persons graduating from an accredited high school or receiving their GED between January 1 and June 15 in the qualifying year; and who are entering two or four year accredited institutions for the following fall semester, or sooner.
  • Graduates must be residents or graduating from schools in the following Kansas counties:  Republic; Cloud, Ottawa, Saline, Ellsworth, Lincoln, or Clay.
  • Payment of the scholarship will be paid directly to the academic institution to the account of the recipient/student enrollee.
John Johnson Memorial Business Scholarship
John Johnson
 
 
The John Johnson Scholarship honors the legacy of former Economic Development Director for the City of Minneapolis, Kansas. He was a respected local leader and was instrumental in gaining an attractive package of incentives to support the development of G.L. Huyett’s physical plant in 1997. This scholarship is designed to stimulate a commitment to business and entrepreneurial ventures in the community.
Criteria:
  • Body of work as listed in the applicant’s resume, with emphasis on achievement of results as opposed to participation and leadership.
  • Academic rigor and academic excellence as evidenced in the high school transcript.
  • Successful phone screen from scholarship committee members from among finalists. The emphasis of the phone screen will be to explore the applicant’s career aspirations relative to improving the quality of life for communities.
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Dolly Hahn Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Dolly Hahn
 
 
The Dolly Hahn Memorial Scholarship honors Dolly Hahn, the Grand Matron of G.L. Huyett. Dolly was socially graceful and very strong business person, with an emphasis on detail and accounting accuracy. Dolly formed the “Culture of Excellence” at G.L. Huyett at an early time in its modern history. The scholarship recognizes academic and scholastic excellence and is designed to reward models of effective performance in the classroom and school during high school.
Criteria:
  • Body of work as listed in the applicant’s resume, with emphasis on achievement of results as opposed to participation and leadership.
  • Academic rigor and academic excellence as evidenced in the high school transcript.
  • Preference to persons pursuing four year degrees.
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Bob Hahn Memorial Teaching Scholarship
Bob Hahn
 
 
The Bob Hahn Memorial Scholarship honors Bob Hahn, the modern entrepreneur of G.L. Huyett. Bob was a respected and revered mentor of common sense and business execution. He grew G.L. Huyett by applying basic principles of customer service and effective customer engagement. Bob was a professor of business and a philosopher of logic. This scholarship recognizes resourcefulness and teaching.
Criteria:
  • Body of work as listed in the applicant’s resume, with emphasis on achievement of results as opposed to participation and leadership.
  • Academic rigor and academic excellence as evidenced in the high school transcript.
  • Preference to persons going into the teaching, coaching, or management professions.
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Rose Quinn Memorial Community Scholarship
Rose Quinn
 
 
The Rose Quinn Memorial Scholarship memorializes the influence of Rose Quinn on her family, community, and her daughter Carol Quinn-O’Keeffe. Quinn-O’Keeffe is the President of G.L. Huyett. Rose’ inspiration of Carol helped to spark the cultural formation of G.L. Huyett as a loving and caring community of community activists. This scholarship is intended to support economically-disadvantaged students with high achievement and excellent bodies of work.
Criteria:
  • Body of work as listed in the applicant’s resume, with emphasis on achievement of results as opposed to participation and leadership.
  • Academic rigor and academic excellence as evidenced in the high school transcript.
  • Preference to persons with a household annual adjusted gross income of less than $50,000. Such income will be validated among finalists for the income of the applicant’s parent of guardian.
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James R. O'Keeffe Memorial Management Scholarship
James R. O'Keeffe
 
 
The James R. O’Keeffe Memorial Scholarship recognizes the profound influence that “Jim” had on his son, Timothy O’Keeffe, who is the Chief Executive Officer of G.L. Huyett. O’Keeffe has developed the management systems of the firm by effectively developing and recruiting a highly competent management team using the principles of professional management taught by his father. This scholarship recognizes leadership, management, and excellence of student achievers who have demonstrated effective management and leadership in their academic and early careers.
Criteria:
  • Body of work as listed in the applicant’s resume, with emphasis on achievement of results as opposed to participation and leadership.
  • Academic rigor and academic excellence as evidenced in the high school transcript.
  • Successful phone screen from scholarship committee members from among finalists. The emphasis of the phone screen will be to explore the applicant’s application of professional management practices in execution of their academic experience as well as in future career plans.
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