In the spring of 1997 a group of students initiated the Linking Independence ‘N’ Knowledge (L.I.N.K.) Scholarship Fund when the original paper chain connected William Chrisman High School and Truman High School.
L.I.N.K. has partnered with the Independence School District Foundation to award annual scholarships to graduating seniors who want to pursue a higher education. The scholarship fund now totals nearly $200,000 and has awarded over 70 scholarships to students since 1998.
The annual L.I.N.K. 5K Run/Walk was developed to help raise funds to continue this scholarship fund while linking school and community. With a large group of new and returning participants and volunteers each year, this race continues to be a fun and fulfilling event for all ages.