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Source: Manpreet Rai, mkrai@k-state.edu

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SUPPORT STUDIES ABROAD

MANHATTAN -- More than 90 Kansas State University students who will study abroad this summer or fall are recipients of special scholarships to support their international studies.

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

"K-State encourages students to study abroad as a way to enrich their education experience and to provide a world view to their academic experience," said Kristine A. Young, interim associate provost of K-State's international programs. "Expanded study abroad programs are essential to the internationalization of K-State, our students and faculty."

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

Chelsey Cook, Berryton, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Costa Rica; Matthew James, Clay Center, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Ashley Long, Clifton, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Amanda Zenger, Clyde, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Ali May, Colwich, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Crystal Labrum, De Soto, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Denmark; Krystin Matuszewicz, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, and Tahnee Matuszewicz, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, both from Ellsworth and both scholarships for Spain.

From Greater Kansas City: Eric Hafner, Fairway, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Sean Kane, Kansas City, Mo., $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Sweden; Meredith Lynch, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Mexico, Molly Miller, $750 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Wales, Maeve O'Brien, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, and Kelby Polfer, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for France, all from Leawood; Charles Young, Lenexa, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain.

From Greater Kansas City, continued: Jared Bucher, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China, Hayley Darpel, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for England, Kaitlin Chipman, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, Jacqueline Franden, $1,000 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship and $300 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship for Wales, Julia Garten, $700 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship and $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic, and Michelle Lafrinere, $400 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, all from Olathe; Rachel Bain, $325 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Sweden, Samantha Denzin, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic, Kelly Marshall, $400 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Costa Rica, Meghan Minardi, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, Andria Nelson, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Greece, and Julia Vorndran, $300 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Japan, all from Overland Park; Maggie Fisher, Prairie Village, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala; Laura Adams, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia, Kelli Hall, $325 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, and Samuel Hund, $325 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, all from Shawnee.

Sebastian O'Conner, Hartford, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China; Kellie Paxton, Havensville, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Wales; Whitley Jackson, Lawrence, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Megan Dwyer, Lyons, $1,000 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship and $900 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship for the Czech Republic.

From Manhattan: Sarah Beebe, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Botswana and South Africa; Melissa Cranmer, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Tong Dai, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for England; Andrea Dugan, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; John Grice, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Drew Herrmann, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for England; Susan Hornbeck, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Caleb Jennison, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany; Brett Jones, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Megan Maguire, $400 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Megan Perez, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Lacey Picolet, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Allison Stuart, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for England; Tomoya Suzuki, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Japan; Ellen Welti, $750 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China; and Melanie Wilkos, $750 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany.

Heather Etelamaki, $400 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for England, and Jammie Layman, $1,000 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, both from Marysville; Allie Archer, McPherson, $1,000 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, $900 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Scholarship, and the $200 Catherine Joyce Marshall Scholarship, all for the Czech Republic; Amanda Bisnett, Meriden, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Brian Bookwalter, Olsburg, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Blake Brosa, Ozawkie, $400 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Sweden; Summer Steeples, Palco, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China; Megan McFarland, Paola, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Greece; Tiffany Carter, Parsons, $750 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship and $200 Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship for Italy; Amy Rucker, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, and Shaun Rucker, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, both from Peabody and both scholarships for Italy; Paul Owings, $475 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, and Nicole Wessel, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship, both from Plainville and both scholarships for Africa; Julie Long, Portis, $750 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Monica Strahm, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala, and Emily Surdez, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic, both from Sabetha; Emily Klenda, Salina, $750 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship and $200 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship for Germany; Caleb McGinn, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy, and Joshua McGinn, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Turkey, both from Sedgwick; Caitlin Powell, Spring Hill, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Brooke Roach, Sterling, $300 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Wales; Elizabeth Dale, $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Africa, McKenna Hall, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, and Shannon Underwood, $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain, all from Topeka; Christopher Jackson, Valley Center, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Sweden.

From Wichita: Kimberly Avery, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Guatemala; Amber Cooper, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China; Kelsey Flickner, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Amelia Hodges, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Alanna O'Connell, $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Kelcii Peck, $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Thomas Wagner, $300 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Chile; and Tyler Walden, $200 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for England.

From out of state:

Lauren Parker, Greenwood, Ark., $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for France; Cynthia Preston, Duluth, Minn., $1,000 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Argentina.

Ryan Wilkerson, Columbia, Mo., $350 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Megan Moragues, Omaha, Neb., $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Costa Rica; Caroline Knudson, St. Portales, N.M., $500 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Chile; Helena Lickteig, Portland, Ore., $250 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for Denmark; and Lauren Brewer, Cayce, S.C., $225 International Programs Study Abroad Scholarship for China.