Nine area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $4,500 at the Power Catbackers of Southeast Kansas alumni/student banquet May 24 in Pittsburg, Kansas.
The recipients are Justin Sexton, Altamont, Kansas; Karleigh Arndt, Fort Scott, Kansas;
Kaitlyn Chairtano and Jennifer Sooter, both of Girard, Kansas; Ethan George and Alex Troike, both of Hepler, Kansas; Thomas Woods, Independence, Kansas; Hartly Merrell, McCune, Kansas; and Amanda Hoffman, Pittsburg.
The scholarships were awarded by the Southeast Kansas K-State Alumni Club, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund and the K-State Alumni Association.
“We are so pleased to congratulate these outstanding students,” said Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association. “The Alumni Association board of directors is committed to helping prospective students attend K-State, and the alumni club scholarship program is a vital component in assisting those efforts. We greatly appreciate local alumni and friends who have helped make these awards possible through their loyal support.”
The scholarships are for the 2016-17 academic year. The Alumni Association annually awards more than $400,000 in student scholarships with funding provided by local K-State alumni and friends and Alumni Association programming. There are more than 2,300 K-State alumni and friends in the Southeast Kansas area.