The Paul Bosch Scholarship was established to provide an educational opportunity annually to a Council Grove High School senior pursuing a college degree, in memory of Paul Bosch.
He graduated from Council Grove High School in 1948 and from the College of Emporia with a degree in Business Administration in 1952. Two months later, after officer candidate school, he received his commission in the U.S. Navy, along with a set of orders to the USS Albuquerque in the Far East doing convoy duty and patrolling up and down both sides of the Korean Peninsula. A year later, he returned to the states and married his college sweetheart Janis Irving. They lived in San Francisco for a year where he served the balance of his Navy Active Duty.
In 1953, he then started his business career, involving owning and operating the retail Furniture Store for more than 35 years. He also owned coin-operated Laundromats, was involved in farming and cattle management, real estate, oil and gas drilling, hardware, and other numerous businesses.
His community involvement included serving on numerous boards such as School Board, Savings and Loans, Morris County Industrial Development (over 30 years), Chamber of Commerce President and board, Church and Council Grove area foundations, and the Rotary Club (received Paul Harris Award).