Dedicating time and talent to promote scholarship within our chapter and among the Kansas State community continues to be a priority for the scholarship team. Below are some of Mortar Board's activities related to scholarship:


Manhattan Elementary School Pen Pal Project

Mortar Board's newest project is partnerning with a Manhattan elementary school to connect Mortar Board members with local elementary students. Mortar Board members hand write letters weekly to the students, sharing about their own hobbies, experiences and favorite things. Elementary students write back weekly, too. Mortar Board members look forward to meeting their pen pals in November, and continuing the project all year.


Kansas Academic Decathlon


Each January, Mortar Board hosts the Kansas Academic Decathlon, a two-day event in which high schoolers from across the state of Kansas compete in a variety of academic events. We are currently getting ready for the 2013-2014 Academic Decathalon, and are excited to welcome Kansas high school students to our campus in January. Click here for the KSU Collegian's article on Mortar Board's involvment in the 2012 Kansas Academic Decathlon!


Check out these pictures from last year's Academic Decathlon.









Faculty Recognition Reception


Each fall, Mortar Board honors K-State faculty, staff and advisors at the annual Faculty Recognition Reception. The 2011 Faculty Reception honorees were:


  • Dr. Andrew Barkley, College of Agriculture
    Professor Stefanie Rolley, College of Architecture, Planning & Design
    Dr. Charlie Griffin and Ms. Nancy Habluetzel, College of Arts & Sciences
    Mr. Mardel Maxwell, College of Business Administration
    Ms. Linda Rawdon, College of Education
    Dr. B. Terry Beck, College of Engineering
    Dr. Debra Burnett, College of Human Ecology
    Dr. Bob Shoop, School of Leadership Studies
    Mr. Ben Hopper and Ms. Kristin Waller, Student Life


    Outstanding Junior Scholarships


    Click here to view last year's Mortar Board Outstanding Junior Scholarship application.
    Information about the fall semester 2014 Outstanding Junior Scholarship will be posted in September.


    One of the goals of the scholarship committee is to annually award to juniors demonstrating exemplary scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board members review the scholarship applications and interview the finalists.