Eight area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $2,000 at the Lawrence K-State Alumni Club’s alumni/student/friends picnic Sept. 21 in Lawrence, Kansas.
The recipients are Andy Kite, Eudora, Kansas; Collin Champagne, David Gates, Joel Guess, Jake Morris, Caleb Schletzbaum, Natalie Struve and Thurston Garrison, Lawrence.
The scholarships were awarded by the Lawrence 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 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 3,500 K-State alumni and friends in the Lawrence area.