The Colby Community College Endowment Foundation announced a new scholarship after receiving a $50,000 gift from David and Rose Kreller. The fund is in memory of Kathy Kreller, who graduated in the first nursing class at CCC.

The Kathleen A. Kreller Scholarship will provide two $2,500 awards annually, one for a practical nursing student and one for an individual pursuing an associate degree in nursing (ADN).

First preference will be given to students from Rooks or Smith counties. Second preference will be given to candidates in Phillips, Norton, Graham, Trego, Ellis, Russell or Osborne counties.

"Colby Community College is honored to be able to recognize and memorialize Kathy's legacy," said President Dr. Seth Carter. "The college is incredibly thankful for David and Rose Kreller's generosity and their investment in the nursing programs and our students."

Kathy was the daughter of A.J. "Tony" and Wanda Kreller, and sister to Mike, Mark, Dennis, and David Kreller. Kathy passed away in 2000.