Scholarships are awarded annually to area students for the purpose of further studying a foreign language in one of our sister cities.
All recipients are recognized by the Mayor at a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, which is held each Tuesday morning at 9:00.
Scholarship monies are the direct result of fundraisers by the volunteers of Wichita Area Sister Cities.
"Wichita and Orléans have a long history, because of that relationship, they feel a kinship to help Americans, collectively. The people of Orléans are now seeking to assist the victims of Katrina. This is just one example of how Sister Cities relationships make a difference in the world." Mayor Carl Brewer (2005) commenting on the scholarship assistance provided by Orléans to New Orleans students after Hurricane Katrina.