By Ryan Duey

OCCK, Inc. has announced that the application deadline for its “More Than You Think Scholarship” for 2024 has been extended to August 1, 2024.

The scholarship was established in 2021 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of OCCK, as a long-term reminder of the good work that past generations have done, and that future generations will do, in working with people with disabilities in north central Kansas.

The More Than You Think Scholarship recognizes and honors students in North Central Kansas from Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth or Dickinson Counties, who have a disability and are looking to further their education by enrolling in some type of post-secondary learning opportunity (college, university, community college, vocational school, cosmetology school, etc.). Any type of credentialed program will be considered.

To apply, applicants must complete the Scholarship Application, and include two letters of reference. Applications are due August 1, 2024. Multiple winners may be selected in amounts up to $1,000 each. The scholarship application may be found online at, or by contacting Janae Cramer at or (785) 827-9383.

OCCK, Inc. provides services in North Central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives. OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s support, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care. For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit

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