Seven area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $3,000 at the Franklin County Friends of K-State Alumni Club K-State picnic Aug. 8 in Ottawa, Kansas. There are more than 860 K-State alumni and friends in Franklin County.
The recipients are Emmary Catlin, Morgan Paddock, Olivia Peoples, Emily Scott, Morgan Waterman and Isaac Wingert, Ottawa; and Shae Randel, Wellsville, Kansas.
The scholarships were awarded by the Franklin County Friends of K-State Alumni Club, 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 2019-20 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.