Thirteen area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $2,600 at the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club’s alumni/student tailgate party Sept. 11 in Great Bend, Kansas.
The recipients are Emily Hitschmann, Claflin, Kansas; Drew Blake, Ellinwood, Kansas; Kerby Depenbusch, Baleigh Fry, Kameron Keener, Calista Long, Callee Phfannenstiel and Rossiel Reyes, Great Bend; Abby Kelty, Larned, Kansas; Krista Schneider, Olmitz, Kansas; Caleb Karst, Rush Center, Kansas; and Chase Fisher and Tara Nelson, St. John, Kansas.
The scholarships were awarded by the Great Bend Area K-State Alumni Club, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund, Kansas State University 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 2018-19 academic year. The Alumni Association annually awards more than $500,000 in student scholarships with funding provided by local K-State alumni and friends and Alumni Association programming. There are more than 1,300 K-State alumni and friends in the Great Bend area.