Two young alumni honor their grandparents by establishing a scholarship 

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Emily Scott’s family has been attending K-State since 1906. Her husband, Brett Scott, is a third-generation Wildcat. So when it came to giving back to society, giving to K-State seemed obvious for the Scotts.

“Our K-State experience as a whole has led to our desire to give back to the university now that we’re alumni,” Emily said.

Emily and Brett have established the Tredway-Shrum Family Scholarship as a way to honor their grandparents.

“We were inspired to start our scholarship as a way to recognize our grandparents, who are role models in our lives,” they said. “They taught us the value of hard work and the importance for having a passion for your family and your community. As K-Staters themselves, they set a foundation for a long family legacy.”

Nancy and Rich Tredway and Bev and Bob Shrum all graduated from K-State and grew their lifelong support of K-State and philanthropy while on campus. From performing for veterans and nursing home residents to teaching American Red Cross CPR classes to serving on the K-State Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, the Tredways and Shrums have set an example to emulate.

“I believe that scholarships create opportunities for those who would otherwise never have the chance,” Emily said. “They also enable students to focus on the future.”

“We would tell others not to underestimate the power of being a good role model,” Brett said. “We would challenge others to be a role model and leave your legacy by giving back.”

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