AKDHA Scholarship Project

It is a program that provides funds for children of members of the Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association (AKDHA) who are planning to attend:
  • Vocational/technical schools (college level)
  • Junior colleges
  • Colleges or Universities

Amount of the Scholarship Fund

There will be two scholarships awarded annually from $500.00 to $1,000.00 annually.

Eligible for the Scholarship Award

The program is available to all children whose parent/guardians are participating in the AKDHA or active reunion attendees or a proven genealogical or DNA paternal or maternal ancestral line back to Andreas Killian (1702-1788). The Scholarship is not based on the applicant's financial need. The scholarship is not paid directly to the student. It is sent to the school that they are\will be attending. All applications must be postmarked by the dead line of May 10th of the current year.

Any member of the scholarship committee that has an immediate relative, i.e. son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, wife, husband, guardian that submits a scholarship application must excuse themselves from the scholarship committee for that scholarship year.

All required forms and attachments can be mailed to:
AKDHA (Andreas Killian Descendants Historical Association)
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 3272
Hickory, NC 28603

Any questions should be emailed to Eddie Killian at .

How Winners are Selected

The winners and alternates will be selected by the Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of the AKDHA President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Program Director. The selection will be based on a competitive nature from the school records, ACT/SAT scores, personal essay and outside activities and interests. The applicants must all realize that the final selection as made by the Scholarship Committee is final.
Note: The Executive Committee reserves the right to change or discontinue the scholarship without notice and notification to the AKDHA membership will occur in the next newsletter or other communication. However, once a scholarship has been awarded, the award will be maintained for the individual in the current school year of receipt. If, for any reason, an individual is found in contempt of the rules of this scholarship, the award will be presented to the next alternate.