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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 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.

2015 Scholarships

James & Kathryn Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipBrady Armstrong
Bradley James Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipSarah Henderson
Craig Edwin Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship Brady Ryan
Ross Alan Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipShawna Smith
Todd Ryan Haymaker Family Economics ScholarshipMakenzie Hrabik
Michael Greenwood Economics ScholarshipCaitlyn 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 ScholarshipMaureen Barry
Michael & Geraldine Carlisle Scholarship in EconomicsScotland Preston
Whitney Hicks Economics ScholarshipRebecca Jenkins
Douglas E. and Victoria D. Hill Economics ScholarshipSierra Lekie
Edward Jones Economics ScholarshipLance Conklin
John Delehanty Memorial ScholarshipRoxanne Bunnell
Professors Bagley and Cohen Scholarship in EconomicsMichaela Gleason
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