Source: Sarah Beebe, 785-532-5990, sbeebe@k-state.edu
Hometown connection: Andover, Augusta, Basehor, Beloit, Brookville, Derby, Eudora, Garden Plain, Goddard, Halstead, Harper, Junction City, Lansing, Leavenworth, Lenexa, Louisburg, Lyons, Manhattan, Milford, Olathe, Overland Park, Pomona, Prairie Village, Rosalia, St. Paul, Salina, Shawnee, Topeka, Ulysses, Wakeeny, Wamego Washington, Weir, Westmoreland, Wheaton and Wichita, Kan.; Alabaster, Ala.; San Mateo, Calif.; Otis, Colo.; Waipahu, Hawaii; Germantown, Md.; Edina, Minn.; Dearborn and Raymond, Mo.; Rotterdam, N.Y.; Odessa, Texas; and Weyers Cave, Va.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-1544, bbohn@k-state.edu

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Scholarly travelers: Scholarships help take students all over the world for study abroad experiences

MANHATTAN -- Studies won't be confined to the classroom this summer and fall, as Kansas State University students explore the globe.

The university's office of international programs has selected 86 students to receive scholarships for international study. The awards include the office's Global Education Initiative 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:

Monica Farfan, Andover, $450 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Ireland and the United Kingdom; Reagan Hart, Andover, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to China; Chelsea Base, Augusta, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Italy; Robert Walker, Basehor, $500 Elfrieda Nafziger Scholarship to China; Amber Engelbert, Beloit, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Tanzania; Morgan Lindsay, Brookville, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Justine Carnagey, Derby, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany; Shae Pelkowski, Derby, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Benjamin Katzenmeier, Eudora, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the United Kingdom; Morgan Shepherd, Garden Plain, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Brazil; Christina Casenove, Goddard, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain;

From Greater Kansas City: Sierra Cuda, Kansas City, Mo., $375 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Denmark; Allison Dorau, Lenexa, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain; Cameron Lucero, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia, and Megan McLaughlin, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Ireland and the United Kingdom, both from Olathe; Elena Buckner, $450 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany, Margaret Eagan, $450 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain, David Ecklund, $375 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain, Mindy Fischer, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Tanzania, Bradley Fulk, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Turkey, Kaitlin Morrell, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain, Megan Murray, $375 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain, Sarah Pavlu, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship and $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship to the Czech Republic, Jeremy Roberts, $1,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and $125 Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship to the Czech Republic, and Erin White, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Scotland, all from Overland Park; Brenna Ford, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Costa Rica, and Andrew Harrison, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the United Kingdom, both from Prairie Village; Kaitlin Foley, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Ireland, and Brett Murry, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the Czech Republic, both from Shawnee.

Rachel Klassen, Halstead, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Jennifer Kiser, Harper, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany and Switzerland; Joseph Nible, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Japan, and Jenae Tate, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Vernon Larson Scholarship to Germany, both from Junction City; Danielle Glynn, Lansing, $600 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain; Lillian Akins, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany, and Ellen Goldak, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Tanzania, both from Leavenworth; Allison McKiearnan, Louisburg, $375 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia; Darren Allison, Lyons, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Italy.

From Manhattan: Mary Bell, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to South Korea; Susan Freund, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Botswana; Michelle Gutknecht, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Christopher Henderson, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to France; Max LeValley, $6,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship and $1,200 Elfrieda Nafziger Scholarship to China; Jessica Long, $400 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany; Adam McCann, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain; Alexander Noblett, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Argentina and Peru; Jessica Reeves, $900 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia; Anne Rigdon, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany and Switzerland; Desiree Small, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Botswana; and Kristy Swart, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Italy.

Spencer Bontrager, Milford, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Brianne Roberts, Pomona, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Finland; Sarah Merwin, Rosalia, $6,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Ireland; Jena Terlip, St. Paul, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to Scotland; Steven Plott, Salina, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia.

From Topeka: Andrew Bernica, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Kaitlyn Burton, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship to the United Kingdom; Briana Caspers, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain; and Lee Keller, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship to the Czech Republic.

Carlos Barron, Ulysses, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to France; Teran Frick, Wakeeny, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Scotland; Kaitlin Haukos, Wamego, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Ireland and the United Kingdom, and Cameron Rohn, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia; Keith Bokelman, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Ireland, and Logan Gauby, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship to Sweden, both from Washington; Charles Kays, Weir, $525 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Pake Ebert, Westmoreland, $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia; Stephanie Murray, Wheaton, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany.

From Wichita: Mark Brunson, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Tanzania; Ashlee Hampton, $2,000, Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain; Stephanie Keith, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany; Krista Kubik, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Rhiannon Schroeder, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to France; and Jessica Wise, $600 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to France.

From out of state:

Sarah Moore, Alabaster, Ala., $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany and Switzerland; Allison Ten, San Mateo, Calif., $2,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Tanzania; Emily Mollohan, Otis, Colo.; $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Argentina; Candace Weeda, Creston, Iowa, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Ireland; Daison Batangan, Waipahu, Hawaii, $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Spain; Melvin Fatimehin, Germantown, Md., $1,000 Rodolfo J. Montes de Oca/Costa Rica Small Town International Scholarship and $1,000 Elfrieda Nafziger Scholarship to Costa Rica; Sarah Gutkowski, Edina, Minn., $450 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany and Switzerland; MaryAnn Matney, Dearborn, Mo., $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia; Jessica McKeown, Raymond, Mo., $375 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany; Gregory Mayr, Rotterdam, N.Y., $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Germany; Joel Christiansen, Odessa, Texas, $475 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the Czech Republic; and Bradley Bennett, Weyers Cave, Va., $275 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to Australia.