Twenty area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $12,000 at the Finney County Alumni/Student/Catbacker event on May 15 in Garden City, Kansas.
The recipients are Garret Doll, Kaylee Kells, Raegan Linenberger, Annalise Parr and Caleb Rude, Garden City; Taylor Sleep, Holcomb, Kansas; Britta Beesley, Hugoton, Kansas; Emily Headrick, Kismet, Kansas; Aaron Ridder, Joe Ridder, Rene Santillanen, Karlee Seaton and Summer Smades, Leoti, Kansas; Trey Caffee and Kaylee Simon, Pierceville, Kansas; Logan Cox, Plains, Kansas; Trella Davis, Scott City, Kansas; and Molly Barb and Carly Cole, Ulysses, Kansas.
The scholarships were awarded by the Finney County K-State Alumni Club, the Col. Gayle Foster Endowed Scholarship Fund and the K-State Alumni Association.
Additionally, Jonathan Ochampaugh, Garden City, was awarded the Sughrue Leadership Scholarship for $2,500.
"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 more than 2,900 K-State alumni and friends in the Finney County area.