New Economics Scholarships
The department has twenty new undergraduate scholarships to offer, and that is just the start! 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. Remarkably, we are already more than two-thirds of the way to our goal. With twenty new scholarships, we can now provide some much needed support to twenty-four different students each year.
How does a department fund twenty 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|James & Kathryn Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Brady Armstrong|
|Bradley James Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Sarah Henderson|
|Craig Edwin Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Brady Ryan|
|Ross Alan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Shawna Smith|
|Todd Ryan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Makenzie Hrabik|
|Michael Greenwood Economics Scholarship||Caitlyn Webb|
|Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (1)||Daniel Myers|
|Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (2)||Brittany Scheele|
|Frederick and Connie Erickson Scholarship (3)||Spencer Taylor|
|David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (1)||Jason Barth|
|David and Sharon Jordening Economics Scholarship (2)||Victoria (Tori) Deweese|
|Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (1)||Christa Deneault|
|Mary Lynn Staley Economics Scholarship (2)||Christian Davis|
|Kevin Roy Armstrong Memorial Scholarship||Maureen Barry|
|Michael & Geraldine Carlisle Scholarship in Economics||Scotland Preston|
|Whitney Hicks Economics Scholarship||Rebecca Jenkins|
|Douglas E. and Victoria D. Hill Economics Scholarship||Sierra Lekie|
|Edward Jones Economics Scholarship||Lance Conklin|
|John Delehanty Memorial Scholarship||Roxanne Bunnell|
|Professors Bagley and Cohen Scholarship in Economics||Michaela Gleason|