Students receive scholarships at K-State event in Arkansas City

Posted May 29, 2018

Four area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $2,000 at the Purple Pack Catbackers Family Fun K-State Day May 23 in Arkansas City, Kansas.

The recipients are Chase Watkins, Arkansas City; Cailey Tillapaugh, Burden, Kansas; Gage Miller and Kaitlyn Uhls, Sedan, Kansas.

The scholarships were awarded by the Purple Pack Catbackers, 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 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 $550,000 in student scholarships with funding provided by local K-State alumni and friends and Alumni Association programming. There are more than 815 K-State alumni and friends in the Arkansas City/Winfield area.