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Source: Janine Deegan, deegan@nscs.org

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

K-STATE STUDENT FROM WAMEGO RECEIVES INDUCTION RECOGNITION AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS

MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University student from Wamego has received a $500 scholarship from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Andrea VonFeldt, who is majoring in communication sciences and disorders, is among the 80 students in the nation to receive the Induction Recognition Award for active participation in their campus chapter of the honor society.

"We are pleased to recognize Andrea's outstanding contribution to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter at K-State," said Stephen E. Loflin, executive director of the society. "At the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, we recognize the amazing potential of freshmen and sophomores. That's why our members have access to more undergraduate scholarship dollars from us than they would get from any other honor society nationwide."

To be eligible for the award, students had to have attended their induction to the society in fall 2008. They also had to answer three questions about increasing member involvement in the society's chapters.

VonFeldt is a 2006 graduate of Wamego High School. She is a K-State honors list student and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi academic honor societies.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. The society awards more scholarship dollars to undergraduates than any other honor society nationwide. Along with the Induction Recognition Awards, the society also awards scholarships for textbooks, study abroad and graduate school. The society has more than 625,000 members and 233 chapters across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.