Six area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,000 at the Heartland Catbackers event May 20 in Hays, Kansas.
The recipients are Skylar Gottschalk and Rylee Torline, both of Ellis, Kansas; Kelsie DeWitt and Caleb Pfeifer, both of Hays; Ashton Royer, Plainville, Kansas; and Donald Riffel, Stockton, Kansas.
The scholarships were awarded by the Heartland Catbackers, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund 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 more than 1,700 K-State alumni and friends in the Hays area.