The K-State Alumni Association has awarded four scholarships to incoming Kansas State University freshmen through the Wabash CannonBall Colorado gala.
The Wabash CannonBall gala is an annual black-tie event which includes an evening of dining and dancing to raise scholarship money for students from Colorado to attend K-State. The first gala was held in Kansas City in 2007 and has since expanded to three other locations in Denver, Houston and the North Texas region. Through the years, the galas have raised more than $3.1 million for student scholarships.
“These K-State students have benefitted so much from the generosity and support of their fellow Wildcats in Colorado,” said Michelle Elkins, associate director of awards and special events for the Alumni Association. “It is truly amazing to see how much this event has done for the K-State community as a whole. We would like to thank everyone who has helped champion this event over the past few years to make it a success.”
The students receiving scholarships in the amount of $5,000 for the upcoming academic year were selected from a wide pool of applicants. To be eligible for the scholarship students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a weighted or unweighted scale and reside in Colorado.
The incoming freshmen who received scholarships listed by hometown and high school are Nicholas Yuska, Berthoud High School; Berthoud, Colorado; Sofie Appel, Denver School of Science and Technology; Denver; Makinna Hubbard, Limon High School; Limon, Colorado; and Tucker Balman, Palmer Ridge High School; Monument, Colorado.