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Source: Manpreet Rai, mkrai@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad
Note to editor: Abigail Crenshaw, Sean Kolich and Courtney Minnich are graduates of Olathe South High School; and Kristen Richards is a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School.
News release prepared by: Kayela Richard and Ashley Eck, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS HELP K-STATE STUDENTS TRAVEL THE WORLD

MANHATTAN -- Scholarships are helping nearly 70 Kansas State University students with their study abroad experiences this summer and fall.

The awards include Office of International Programs Study Abroad Scholarships, which are supported by the K-State Student Governing Association, and scholarships endowed by private donors and others through the Kansas State University Foundation. The study abroad experiences vary in length from short-term, faculty-led trips; summers abroad; semester-long terms; to visits of up to a year.

K-State international study scholarship recipients and their destinations include:

Hannah Garcia, Augusta, $650 Study Abroad Scholarship for Greece; Nathan Tinsley, Canton, $250 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Colton Poort, Clearwater, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany; Anna Rogers, Clyde, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship and $400 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship for Australia; Kathryn Jones, Dodge City, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship and $225 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship for Italy; Abagail Polys, Edwardsville, $250 Study Abroad Scholarship for the United Kingdom and France; Leslie Francis, Great Bend, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy.

From Greater Kansas City: Abbey Briscoe, $500 Study Abroad Scholarship for Ireland, Kansas City, Kan.; Christopher Seidler, $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany, Kansas City, Mo.; Rebecca Sullivan, Leawood, $650 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Megan DeForce, Lenexa, $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Sean Kolich, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship and $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, Courtney Minnich, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala, and Kristen Richards, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala, all from Olathe; Abigail Crenshaw, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship and $1,000 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic, Michael Ellis, $700 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, Jessica Everhart, $550 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, Kiley Huff, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala, Kyle Kongs, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, Meghan Minardi, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala, Deven Morris, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship and $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for China, Adam Siders, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship for Switzerland, and Anna Zeiger, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, all from Overland Park; and Michelle Beckenbaugh, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship for Denmark, and Katie Newhouse, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, both from Shawnee.

Arianna Valdois, Haven, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship and $500 Elfrieda Nafzinger Memorial Scholarship for Japan; Skye LeSage, Hill City, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for the Netherlands; Lauren Lund, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, and Parker Rayl, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil, both from Hutchinson; Claudia Torrez, Junction City, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala; Jasmine Holland, Lansing, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain.

From Manhattan: Brandi Buzzard, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for South Africa; Sarah Edwards, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship for Japan; Mary Hunt, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Belgium; Mark Miller, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala; Nagapoornima Padmanabhan, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for India; Cassondra Wyatt, $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; and Kelly Zachariasen, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain.

Kari Friedrichs, Marysville, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil; Natalie Dobie, Moscow, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Traci Gosser, Oakley, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Stephanie Mars, Ottawa, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala; Heath Rath, Plainville, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Natalie Shoemaker, St. George, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy.

From Salina: Brenna Goddard, $250 Study Abroad Scholarship for Costa Rica; Elizabeth Holmgren, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for New Zealand; Chelsy Lueth, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship and $500 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for Turkey; Kristi Mendenhall, $1,000 Study Abroad Scholarship for Costa Rica; and Holly Williams, $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy.

Hannah Loftus, Sawyer, $500 Study Abroad Scholarship for England; Nathan Hollis, Summerfield, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Kelli McGuire, Topeka, $250 Study Abroad Scholarship for France; Kara Hulinsky, $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, and Ashley Walker, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala, both from Westmoreland; John Hensleigh, Winchester, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship and $300 Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship for Ireland.

From Wichita: Alyssa Leonard, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Brian McCreary, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship and $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Ashley Schmitter, $350 Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala; and Mitchell Widener, $750 Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy.

From out of state: Jennifer Johnson, Norcross, Ga., $200 Study Abroad Scholarship for the United Kingdom and France; Alison Meyer, West Des Moines, Iowa, $400 Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Wendy Dickey, Fayette, Mo., $250 Study Abroad Scholarship for England; Marit Bjerkadal, Nevada, Mo., $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for New Zealand; Hyatt Frobose, Pemberville, Ohio, $650 Study Abroad Scholarship for South Africa; Michael Keenan, Black Mountain, N.C., $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic; and Katherine Kongs, Oklahoma City, Okla., $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for Peru.

From out of country: Hyma Gajula, Hyderbad, India, $650 Study Abroad Scholarship for India; and Juhyun Yoo, Seoul, South Korea, $300 Study Abroad Scholarship for India.