Source: Sarah Beebe, 785-532-5990, overseas@k-state.edu
Websites: http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad and http://ksu.studioabroad.com
Hometown interest: Baileyville, Canton, Chapman, Clearwater, Clyde, Cunningham, Derby, De Soto, Eudora, Eureka, Garden City, Great Bend, Girard, Hiawatha, Holton, Humboldt, Junction City, Lawrence, Lenexa, Lincoln, Louisburg, Manhattan, Montezuma, Ness City, Pittsburg, Olathe, Ottawa, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Richmond, Riley, St. George, Salina, Sharon Springs, Silver Lake, Smith Center, Stilwell, Tonganoxie, Wamego, White City and Wichita, Kan. Also for Denver and Littleton, Colo.; Glenview, Mount Prospect, and Normal, Ill.; Bussey, Iowa; Columbia, Graham, Independence, Jefferson City, Lee's Summit, Mound City, Overland, St. Charles and St. Louis, Mo.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Hillsboro, Ore.; and San Antonio, Texas.
Note to editor: Erin Hurd is a graduate of Olathe Northwest High School, Rachael Jensen is a graduate of Olathe North High School, and Andrew Oliver is a graduate of Olathe East High School.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2535, bbohn@k-state.edu

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

Globe-trotters: Study abroad scholarships take students around the world

MANHATTAN -- From South America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia and lots of places in between, Kansas State University students are expanding their horizons by studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester with the help of university- and donor-sponsored scholarships.

The university's office of international programs has selected 82 students to receive scholarships for international study during the coming semester. The awards include the office's Global Education Initiative and Faculty-Led Programs scholarships to 45 students, made possible by the Kansas State University Student Governing Association, as well as scholarships sponsored by private donors through the Kansas State University Foundation.

The study abroad experiences vary in length, from short-term faculty-led trips to programs lasting up to a year.

Recipients of a study abroad scholarship include:

Joshua Sudbeck, Baileyville, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland and $500 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for Brazil; Kristine Larson, Canton, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Italy; Gabriel Bachura, Chapman, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Germany; Breanna Hamilton, Clearwater, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship for Australia; Alex Potuzak, Clyde, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Tracy Ford, Cunningham, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Samantha Engle, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Italy, and Elizabeth Kraushar, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for the United Kingdom, both from Derby; Amber Laudick, De Soto, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; James Thoennes, Eudora, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Wyatt Bechtel, Eureka, $2,000 Faculty-Led Program Scholarship for Australia; Miguel Ramos, Garden City, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Skyler Butler, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Australia, and Heather Stos, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $500 Friends of International Programs Scholarship for Argentina and Chile, both from Great Bend.

From Greater Kansas City: Aaron Henderson, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Chile and Paraguay, and Amanda Mihelcic, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, both from Lenexa; Erin Hurd, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany, Rachael Jensen, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany, France and the United Kingdom, and Andrew Oliver, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, all from Olathe; Eduardo Alvarado, $5,000 Glass Discovery Scholarship for Italy, Ashley Culler, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany, Justin Gruen, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Turkey, Molly Harrison, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, Lana Keltner, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy, Abigail Kuckelman, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Spain, Marissa Pope, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Australia, and Carolyn Putman, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic, all from Overland Park; Samantha McCloud, Prairie Village, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Italy; and Jonathan Nebel, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, John Rieck, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, and Hannah Rodlund, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Denmark, all from Stilwell.

Nathan Geier, Girard, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Joshua Sinning, Hiawatha, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Lauren Hower, Holton, $2,000 Faculty-Led Program Scholarship for China; Mary Hauser, Humboldt, $2,000 Faculty-Led Program Scholarship for Italy; Brennan Vazquez, Junction City, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $500 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for Turkey; Darcy McDonough, Lawrence, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Germany; Jamie Briscoe, $2,000 Faculty-Led Program Scholarship for Brazil, and Rebecca Wieneke, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Botswana, both from Lincoln; Ashley Simpson, Louisburg, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy.

From Manhattan: Alyssa Badders, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Argentina and Chile; Matthew Clark, $250 Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship for Scotland; David Hebing, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for China; and Sierra Upton, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Semester at Sea.

Heather Gibson, Montezuma, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Brazil and $250 Veronon Larson Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Gage Kepple, Ness City, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany; Charles Kays, Pittsburg, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $500 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for Brazil; Andrea Fouts, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $200 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship for France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and Jennifer Birzer, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for the United Kingdom, both from Ottawa; Ellen Ouellette, Richmond, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Australia; Jesse Bailey, Riley, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for China; Derek Fike, St. George, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Mexico; Sophie Eisenhauer, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $500 AIU Merit Scholarship Program for the United Kingdom, and Kyle Emme, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Denmark, both from Salina.

Lauren Elder, Sharon Springs, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, Argentina and Chile; Madeline Wetta, Silver Lake, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship, Morocco; April Rust, Smith Center, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, France, Germany and the United Kingdom; Melissa Hughes, Tonganoxie, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom and $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Sydney Lippman, Wamego, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Ireland; Meghan Blythe, White City, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Brazil.

From Wichita: Deborah Dolechek, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Natalie Loggans, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for South Korea; and Jacqueline Spahn, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $500 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for Argentina and Chile.

From out of state:

Aaron Garcia, Denver, Colo., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; and Jena Biondolilo, Littleton, Colo., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy.

From Illinois: Adrian Szumilo, Glenview, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Tommy Lawler, Mount Prospect, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Turkey; and Jeana Owens, Normal, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Brazil.

Rhianna Wallace, Bussey, Iowa, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship for Italy.

From Missouri: Angela Mayer, Columbia, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Alexander Callow, Graham, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship, Italy; Samantha Jarquio, Independence, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, New Zealand; Kelsie Kremer, Jefferson City, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Tanya Jana, Lee's Summit, $454.54 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Lauren Geiger, Mound City, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $150 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship for Australia; Chelsey Baliva, Overland, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Denmark; Katherine Gallagher, St. Charles, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Italy; Danielle Smith, St. Louis, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy.

William Cupples, Oklahoma City, Okla., $2,000 Faculty-Led Program Scholarship for South Korea; David Boussios, Hillsboro, Ore., $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Belgium; Catalina Perdomo, San Antonio, Texas, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Ireland.