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 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.
|Lloyd and Sally Thomas Scholarship in Economics||Tim Gresham|
|Dream Big Economics Scholarship (1)||Brian Edwards|
|Dream Big Economics Scholarship (2)||Erin Trainor|
|James and Kathryn Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Jehu Mette|
|Bradley James Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Sydney Johnson|
|Todd Ryan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Rodrigo Sanchez|
|Ross Alan Haymaker Family Economics Scholarship||Shawna Smith|
|Michael J. Greenwood Economics Scholarship||Caitlyn Webb|
|Edward Jones Economics Scholarship||Lance Conklin|
|Douglas E. and Victoria D. Hill Economics Scholarship||Sierra 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 Scholarship||Ogden Shimkus|
|Professors Bagley and Cohen Scholarship in Economics||Bill Chew|
|Michael and Geraldine Carlisle Scholarship in Economics||Ethan Harper|
|Duane and Leslee Cantrell Scholarship||Piper Robb|
|John Delehanty Memorial Scholarship||Joshilyn Binkley|
|Kevin Roy Armstrong Memorial Scholarship||Justo Santacruz Blanco|