Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Abilene

Posted September 20, 2016

Thirteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $2,600 at the Dickinson County K-State Alumni Club’s Alumni/Student Dinner on Sept. 13 in Abilene, Kansas.

 The recipients are Madison Anderes, Sam Burt, Tami Dempsey, Zach Gable, Olivia Gassman, Kaylin Getty, Natalie Harris, Cody Jiles, Sequoyah Morabito, Kris Shatto, Riley Sleichter, Courtney Ten Eyck and Dustin Wilson, all of Abilene.

 The scholarships were awarded by the Dickinson County K-State Alumni Club, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund, the K-State Alumni Association and the K-State President’s Office.

 “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 more than 1,500 K-State alumni and friends in Dickinson County.