High school seniors who are residents of Columbia County.


Emma M. Kirchhofer believed in applying oneself to the task of becoming all they could be during their life journey. She loved and married Werner Kirchhofer and although not blessed with children, they invested their time with family and friends, creating a honey-comb of support as they aged. When Werner passed away, Emma involved herself with church activities, bridge, and most important to her, art lessons. She enjoyed designing and creating detailed needlepoint hangings and still-life paintings of flowers and local scenery. The Emma M. Kirchhofer Scholarship has been established to promote and encourage a student who will actively develop their talents and education in a discipline they choose to pursue a college degree in.

Apply for this scholarship using our common application by March 15.