Distance Education Scholarship Offers Assistance to Military
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scholarship is being offered through Kansas State University’s Division of
Continuing Education for distance education students involved in the military.
The Allan D. Sicat Scholarship will provide $1,500, beginning with the fall 2013
semester, to a selected active duty or veteran applicant who meets the
The donor of the scholarship, Allan D. Sicat, is the
president of Carousel Designs in Douglasville, Ga., and was the Division of
Continuing Education’s first distinguished K-State alumni fellow in 2011. After
graduating from the Military Academy at West Point and serving as a U.S. Army
officer, Sicat completed the online master’s degree in engineering management
from K-State in 2003.
Sicat developed an affinity for the university
while completing his degree and, as a result, felt a strong desire to give back.
He approached the division last summer, wanting to set up a scholarship fund and
has committed to provide a $1,500 scholarship each year for the next five
"This is an excellent example of how distance education students,
through their good experiences, develop a strong allegiance to the university
even though they have never been on campus," said David Stewart, associate dean
of continuing education. "As a result of Allan’s good experience with K-State,
other students will be helped as they pursue their educational goals."
Stewart says the division has been working for some time to increase scholarship
funds for distance education students. These students often will not qualify for
traditional scholarships available from the university because they do not carry
the required 12 credit hours per term.
The application for the Allan D.
Sicat Scholarship for the fall 2013 term is due April 1. In addition to the
application, students must have a 3.0 GPA and submit a resume and a 500-word
essay describing their plans to pursue a college degree to further their
military or professional career.
More information about the Allan D.
Sicat Scholarship is available here