Alumni Association, Catbackers award scholarships to students in Hays area

Posted June 10, 2021

Heartland Catbackers

Fourteen area students have been awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $6,700.

The scholarships were awarded by the Heartland Catbackers, the Larry and Kay Weigel Family Scholarship Fund, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund and the K-State Alumni Association.

The recipients are Magdalene James, Ellis, Kansas; Reanna Green, Jace Lang, Sophia Mickelson-Coulter, Morgan Olmstead, Marissa Raynesford and Alexis White, Hays, Kansas; Michael Blanks, Hill City, Kansas; Sarah David, Lenora, Kansas; Dianna Douglas, Norton, Kansas; Madeline Towns, Palco, Kansas; Jordynn Guenot, Russell, Kansas; and Shaelyn Cleland and Isabel Escalante, Wakeeney, 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.”

There are more than 1,700 K-State alumni and friends in the Hays area.

The scholarships are for the 2021-22 academic year. The Alumni Association annually awards approximately $500,000 in student scholarships with funding provided by local K-State alumni and friends and Alumni Association programming.