The K-State Alumni Association has awarded four scholarships to incoming Kansas State University freshmen through the Wabash CannonBall Houston 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 the Houston-area 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 the Houston-area,” 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 the greater Houston-area, which includes Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller counties.
The incoming freshmen who received scholarships listed by hometown and high school are Nathan Jackson, Clear Springs High School; Friendswood, Texas; Allison Nigg, Logos Preparatory Academy; Missouri City, Texas; Adam Krehbiel, The John Cooper School; Spring, Texas; and Dalton Springer, Waller High School; Waller, Texas.