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New Economics Scholarships

The department now has nearly thirty undergraduate scholarships to offer, and more are on the way! It is all part of our ambitious goal to provide more financial support for economics majors. In 2011 we had the inaugural meeting of the Department to Economics Advisory Council. The group quickly identified financial support for students as a priority. They set a goal of increasing the number of scholarships offered by the department from four to thirty five. With twenty nine scholarships established so far, we are already more than eighty percent of the way to our goal.

How does a department fund twenty five new scholarships in such a short time? How does it reach its goal of 35? Our plan is simple.

  • Start with a dedicated advisory council with the vision to articulate a goal and the ambition to achieve it.   
  • Have excellent students deserving of support.  Fortunately, we have these in abundance.  
  • Set the scholarship drive in the context of bigger goals. Our scholarship goal is an important piece in an overall plan for moving the department forward. You may have heard (a lot!) about K-State 2025 at the university level. In short, K-State is on the move. Our department will use this momentum to help achieve its own 2025 goals. You can read about these goals here.
  • Have generous donors who believe in the cause. We all know that K-State pride runs deep. Our scholarship team has seen this time and again. A real delight of working on this scholarship drive has been finding out how deeply alumni and friends of the department believe in higher education. They want to keep college accessible as tuition costs rise, reward excellence, and attract students to the field of economics. They want to keep the K-State Department of Economics strong and see it improve.

So we are on our way, but with a big challenge still ahead. Would you like to help? You can contact me at blankenw@k-state.edu to learn more or contribute at the link on this page. I hope you will check back to this webpage in the future to see our progress. Below you can read about the scholarships awarded last year. Several others will make their debut at our spring banquet.

2016 Scholarships

Lloyd and Sally Thomas Scholarship in EconomicsTim Gresham
Dream Big Economics Scholarship (1)Brian Edwards
Dream Big Economics Scholarship (2)Erin Trainor
James and Kathryn Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipJehu Mette
Bradley James Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipSydney Johnson
Todd Ryan Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipRodrigo Sanchez
Ross Alan Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipShawna Smith
Michael J. Greenwood Economics ScholarshipCaitlyn Webb
Edward Jones Economics ScholarshipLance Conklin
Douglas E. and Victoria D. Hill Economics ScholarshipSierra Lekie
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (1)Zachary Pfannenstiel
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (2)Britanny Scheele
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (3)Spencer Taylor
Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (4)Vincent Sylvester
David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (1)Jorge Caceres Alegre
David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (2)Victoria DeWeese
Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (1)Christa Deneault
Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (2)Chenchen Duan
Whitney Hicks Economics ScholarshipOgden Shimkus
Professors Bagley and Cohen Scholarship in EconomicsBill Chew
Michael and Geraldine Carlisle Scholarship in EconomicsEthan Harper
Duane and Leslee Cantrell ScholarshipPiper Robb
John Delehanty Memorial ScholarshipJoshilyn Binkley
Kevin Roy Armstrong Memorial ScholarshipJusto Santacruz Blanco
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