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News release prepared by: Julie Fosberg, 785-532-2535,
Note to editors: This list includes only the names of students who have received scholarships that total $1,000 or more. Recipients are listed by county and hometown. The complete scholarship list also is available at our website,

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010


MANHATTAN -- More than 8,500 Kansas State University students have been awarded academic scholarships for the 2010-2011 school year. In all, K-State students have received more than $16 million in scholarships.

Most of the scholarships are made possible through donations and gifts to the Kansas State University Foundation.

Information on K-State student financial assistance is available at

K-State students receiving scholarships totaling more than $1,000 include:



Decatur County

Dresden: Gage Andrew Reichert, Arts & Sciences Excellence and Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship

Oberlin: Derek Michael Chambers, Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship and Dane Hansen Foundation Scholarship; Christopher Adam Larson, Arts & Sciences Excellence, Dane Hansen Foundation Scholarship, Hospira Inc. Scholarship and Jack and Betsy Lambert Scholarship; Hunter Theodore May Nedland, Activity Scholarship, Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship and J. O. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship; Kurt Robert Olson, Ernest L. and Lou R. Adams Scholarship Fund in Agriculture; Adrienne D Pauls, Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship; Breck Victor Simonsson, Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship; Nathan Jon Simonsson, Arts & Sciences Excellence, Col. Delbert Townsend Scholarship and Dane Hansen Foundation Scholarship; Jennifer Marie Tally, Friends of Kansas State Choirs, Marion H. Pelton Keyboard Scholarship, Varsity Glee Club and Womens Glee Club Fund


Dickinson County

Abilene: Jennifer Abbott, Memorial Scholarship; Katie Lynn Allen, John Carlin Public Administration Scholarships; Jonathan Lee Baier, Mechanical Engineering Scholarship; Theodore Andrew Budden, The L and L Chrisman Scholarship for Dickinson County, Kansas Students; Lauren Kaye Davis, K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship; Travis Fritson, Dickinson County KSU Alumni Scholarship, Medallion Scholarship and Roy C. Kreider Memorial Scholarship; Jeffrey Haaga, Memorial Scholarship; Alex Brian Harris, Dean's Choice Scholarship and T. Hobart and Marion Brown McVay Scholarship; Greg Harris, Achievement Award and Agriculture Enhancement; Ashley Lyn Hernandez, Dean's Choice Scholarship and Ashley Lyn Hernandez, Memorial Scholarship; Sarah Elizabeth Jeffery, Achievement Award; Joshua Tyler Linn, Black and Veatch Engineering Leadership Institute and Conocophillips Spirit Scholarship; Brandon Nicholas Miller, Roy C. Kreider Memorial Scholarship; Emily Marilyn Myers, Agriculture Enhancement and Roy C. Kreider Memorial Scholarship; Kelsey J Sanborn, Activity Scholarship, Charles D. Singelton Scholarship in Grain Science and Industry, Everett H. Smith, Jr. Scholarship and Fitzwater General Scholarship; Curry Sexton, Annabel Eckert Peters Memorial Scholarship, Dean's Choice Scholarship and Fairchild Scholarship; McKenzie Jan Strunk, Wallace and Reva Barrett Scholarship

Carlton: Shannon Wilson, Borck Leadership Scholars, College of Education Scholarship and Eileen Wood Scholarship

Chapman: Tiana Renee Brooks, Cargill Project Impact Scholarship, Engineering Scholarship, Medallion Scholarship and Memorial Scholarship; Matthew Socorro Contreras, Engineering Scholarship; Stephanie Dawn Gfeller, Center on Aging Excellence Scholarship; Matthew Phillip Krinhop, Engineering Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship

Herington: Torey Nicole Berndt, M. Hal & Janice J Taylor Human Ecology Scholarship; Sarah Lindsay Demadura, Jimmy V. and Lucile A. Hoar Memorial Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship; Chelsey Ann Kniebel, Lawrence L. Sowers Memorial Scholarship Fund; Nicholas James Trapp, Activity Scholarship

Hope: Tanner Elliott Anderson, A.W. Funks' Memorial Scholarship; Brogan Hannah Britt, Achievement Award; Crysta Marie Brockmeier, Business Administration Dean's Scholarship; Shaston Loriann Challans, Oscar S. Stauffer Hope High School Scholarship; Dillon Daniel Cook, A.W. Funks' Memorial Scholarship; Aaron Christopher Davis, A.W. Funks' Memorial Scholarship; Zebadiah T Elliott, Oscar S. Stauffer Hope High School Scholarship, Ronald & MaryAnn Johnson Accounting Scholarship and The Kennedy and Coe, LLC Department of Accounting Fund for Excellence; Haley Renee Sill, A.W. Funks' Memorial Scholarship, Business Administration Dean's Scholarship and Oscar S. Stauffer Hope High School Scholarship

Solomon: Jeremy Scott Houser, Harold Swartley Agronomy Scholarship; Jarrod Alan Janssen, Garmin Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship; Megan Renee Powell, Salina Scholarship-Tuition and Virgil R. Moen Memorial Scholarship; Samantha Rose Schmaderer, Hal and Mary Siegele Scholars Fund and Smoll Scholarship; Ryan Thomas Whelchel, Dane Hansen Foundation Scholarship, Engineering Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship


Doniphan County

Highland: Brianna Jo Cluck, Activity Scholarship and Agriculture Enhancement; Joshua William Hargis, Harold O. & Jane Neff Engineering Scholarship; Chase Jordan Smith, Belstra Milling Scholarship; Taylor Mae Twombly, K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship and Transfer Scholarship

Severance: Maggie Anne Gilmore, Achievement Award and K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship

Troy: Jena Marie Johnson, The Kansas State University Education Scholarship Campaign

Wathena: Elliott Francis Nold, Achievement Award

White Cloud: Courtney Alexus Langley, Activity Scholarship


Douglas County

Baldwin City: Colby Leigh Heckathorne, Elvon G. and Lydia E. Skeen Education Fund and Kansas State University Parents Telefund Scholarship; Julie Catherine Hill, Achievement Award and Dean's Choice Scholarship; Brianna Lynn Krysztof, Ben A. Sellers Scholarship in Civil Engineering, Bruce E. Roberts Scholarship, Engineering Scholarship, Kevin and Polly Schoen Engineering Scholarship and Vicki Scharnhorst Civil Engineering Scholarship; Nicole Marie Lordemann, Harbin Family Scholarship, Salina Scholarship-Tuition and The Marian W. 'Dolly' Hardman Endowment; Clare Elizabeth Miles, Letha Metheny Agriculture Scholarship; Laiken Elizabeth Rockhold, Fay and Ship Winter Scholarship and Jimmy V. and Lucile A. Hoar Memorial Scholarship

Eudora: Molly Anne Brunton, Activity Scholarship; Kayla Elizabeth Chilcoat, Charles W. and Lois H. Nauheim 4-H Scholarship; Connor William Hartpence, Arts & Sciences Excellence; Logan Douglas Hartpence, L. Jeanne Stephenson Beck Scholarship in Human Ecology and Mildred T. Pankaskie Human Ecology Scholarship; Sarah Shea Lounsbury, Achievement Award and Dean's Choice Scholarship; Marian Germaine Mersmann, Arts & Sciences Excellence; Charles Mersmann, Business Administration Dean's Scholarship, Charles E. Billingsley Scholarship, Gary B Bauer Finance Scholarship and Koch Industries Accounting Scholarship; Ali Nila, Memorial Scholarship; Ian Ridley Palmer, Claude W. Shenkel Jr. First-Year Scholarship and Petroleum Geology Scholarship; Sam Patrick Scott, Charles D. Singelton Scholarship in Grain Science and Industry and Levi E. and Hazel Zimmerman Milling Scholarship; Kyle Christian Snow, Engineering Scholarship and Henry J. Putnam Memorial Scholarship; Kalen Rose Wright, Engineering Scholarship and Henry J. Putnam Memorial Scholarship

Lawrence: Sarah S Beach, Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarship; Allen Burkart, Charles E. Billingsley Scholarship and Lindburg, Vogel, Pierce, Faris Chartered Scholarship; Lawrence: Gabrielle Elisabeth Burman, Donald D. Volker Memorial Scholarship Fund and Medallion Scholarship; Cody Campbell, Agriculture Enhancement; Daniel Paul Carter, Fairchild Scholarship; Tennery A Carttar, Agriculture Enhancement and T. Hobart and Marion Brown McVay Scholarship; Joel Timothy Christiansen, Garmin Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholarship; Emily Kathleen Coon, Conocophillips Spirit Scholarship and Larry & Holly Engelken Electrical Engineering Scholarship; Charlotte Elise Denning, Dean's Choice Scholarship; Bryant Michael Denning, Engineering Scholarship; Charlotte Elise Denning, Foundation Scholarship; Samantha Jo Galyardt, Soaring with Eagles Scholarship; Nicholas Robert Hassig, John B. and Anna Tedsen Zielger Scholarship and Medallion Scholarship; Mariah Danielle Henderson, Activity Scholarship, Housing and Dining Service Residence Life/Leadership and Memorial Scholarship; Collin Daniel Hosek, Marion H. Pelton Scholarship; Nels Jacob Hotvedt, Basil and Mary Curnutte Scholarship; John David Kihm, Charles E. Billingsley Scholarship and John H. Tietze Scholarship; Alexandria Ann Koppes, Leadership Scholarship; Kathryn Nancy Kristiansen, Engineering Scholarship; Paula Marie Kyriakos, Home Economics Alumni Scholarship; Leanne Renee Milleret, Agriculture Enhancement and Lawrence Area Catbacker's Scholarship; Morgan Elizabeth Mills, Foundation Scholarship; Thomas Andrew Nieto, National Science Foundation Elite Scholarship; Thomas Andrew Parrish, Engineering Scholarship; Christina Picicci, Achievement Award, Donald J. & Irma J. Fallon Scholarship, First in Class Scholarship and K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship Presented by Farm Bureau Financial Services; Zack Aaron Pistora, L.O. Townley Family Scholarship, Memorial Scholarship; Libby Lee Queen, Business Administration Dean's Scholarship; Ashleigh E Stagg, Medallion Scholarship and Virgil M. and Earl E. Thompson Scholarship Fund; Adrienne Leigh Struble, Arts & Sciences Excellence; David W Thomas, Engineering Scholarship, Kopf Engineering Scholarship, LT Steven A. Mueller Memorial Scholarship, Memorial Scholarship, Pishny Family Scholarship and Ruben Milton Johnson Excellence Fund; Audra Christine Walker, Industrial Engineering Excellence Fund and K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship; Derrick Michael Weishaar, Lawrence Area Catbacker's Scholarship and Leadership Scholarship; Lucas Owen Wempe, Fay N. Seaton Journalism Scholarship, Jesse W. Prisock Scholarship and Max E. and Jean Hollinger Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communications

Lecompton: Mikaela Marie Kelley, Activity Scholarship; Connor Redman Kring, Fairchild Scholarship and Gayle Foster Alumni Club Scholarship; Adam Christopher Lesser, College of Education Scholarship, M. Elisabeth and Edgar E. Coleman Orchestra Chair Award and The T. M. 'Mickey' Evans-Phi Epsilon Kappa Scholarship; Ashley Diane Lesser, First in Class Scholarship, Foundation Scholarship and K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship