Two area students have been awarded a scholarship to Kansas State University totaling $400 each. The scholarships were awarded by the Larned Area K-State Alumni Club, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund and the K-State Alumni Association.
The recipients are Baylee Schrag, Hudson, Kansas; and Bree Meyer, St. John, Kansas.
"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. We greatly appreciate local alumni and friends who have helped make these awards possible through their loyal support."
Normally, scholarships would be awarded at the annual area alumni club gathering. However, the K-State Alumni Association decided to cancel this year's alumni club tour to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
There are more than 700 K-State alumni and friends in the Larned area.
The scholarships are for the 2020-21 academic year. The Alumni Association annually awards approximately $550,000 in student scholarships with funding provided by local K-State alumni and friends and Alumni Association programming.