Five area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $2,000 at the Franklin County Friends of K-State picnic Aug. 8 in Ottawa, Kansas.
The recipients are Shakiya Aho, Madelyne Crowley and Patrick Engelbert, Ottawa; and Cade Ifland and Robin Moyer, Williamsburg, Kansas.
The scholarships were awarded by the Franklin County Friends of K-State, 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 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 approximately $550,000 in student scholarships with funding provided by local K-State alumni and friends and Alumni Association programming. There are approximately 1,400 K-State alumni and friends in the Ottawa area.