Seven area students were awarded scholarships to Kansas State University totaling $1,750 at the St. Joseph K-State Alumni Club's dinner Nov. 7 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
The recipients are Brooklynn Bennett, Bolckow, Missouri; Maggie Church, Gower, Missouri; Jordan Gatz, Fairview, Kansas; Darius Skillen, Rock Port, Missouri; and Braeden Drag, Zach Schussler and Jonnathan Taylor, St. Joseph.
The scholarships were awarded by the St. Joseph 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 2020-21 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.