Twelve area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,000 at the St. Joseph K-State Alumni Club’s alumni/student dinner Nov. 2 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
The recipients are Kairstin Snyder, Atchison, Kansas; Michael Modlin, Faucett, Missouri; Dylan Wright, Gower, Missouri; Eric Ashlock, Hayden Ellison, Matthew Mahoney, Noah McClanahan, Josh McKnight, Anna Richardson and Chris Wilson, St. Joseph; Jake Kennedy, Savannah, Missouri; and Breanne Burks, Wathena, Kansas.
The scholarships were awarded by the St. Joseph K-State Alumni Club, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund, the K-State President’s Office 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 nearly 1,400 K-State alumni and friends in the St. Joseph area.