Seven area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University at the Purple Pack Catbackers Family Fun K-State Day on May 30 in Arkansas City, Kansas. There are approximately 815 K-State alumni and friends in the Arkansas City/Winfield area.
The recipients are Drake Lette, Dominic Jirak, Whitney Leiblie, Jon Wells, Braxton Haughn, Timothy Whetstone and Caitlynn Staplleford. The scholarships totaled $3,500.
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 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.