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Nationally Competitive Scholarships

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2016 Scholars

KlugesherzDecember 6: Miranda Klugesherz, master's student in communication studies, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Scholarship to study in Ireland. Read the full press release here. 

BoyingtonDecember 5: Senior in family studies and human studies, Brook Boyington, received a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant to study in Prague, Czech Republic. Read the full story

Roger Cochrane December 2: Roger Cochrane, doctoral student in animal science, was awarded a 2017 Endeavour Fellowship to conduct research in Australia. Read the full press release here

Miranda Moore - Fulbright Summer Institute September 16:  Miranda Moore, sophomore in Communication Studies and Political Science, was a Fulbright Summer Institute participant at the King's College London campus for three weeks during June and July. Read the full press release. 

August 30:  Two K-State students received Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships for study abroad in 2016 and 2017. Anna Rose B. Meyer, senior in English-creative writing and German, and Gene Coker, senior in microbiology and psychology. Read the full press release

LeRoy Prine  August 4: LeRoy Prine, May 2016 graduate in German and Anthropology, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Germany for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Read the full story.

Jessica Wheeler  June 22: Jessica Wheeler, May 2016 graduate in Pre-Law Biochemistry, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship for the upcoming year.  The fellowship will provide $5000 in support of her first semester of law school.  Read more here.

Jael Whitney  May 11:  Congratulations to Jael Whitney, sophomore in Marketing, for her recognition as a 2016 Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention.  Only 60 scholars and 51 honorable mentions were selected nationally.  The Udall funds students pursuing environmental careers and/or Native American/Native Alaskan students pursuing careers related to tribal policy or healthcare.  Click here for more details.      

Jerusha Matthews  April 24: Jerusha Matthews, senior in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Belize in Summer 2016.  The Gilman awards up to $5000 to support undergraduates who wish to study abroad and funds study in most countries around the globe. Here's the details.

Alyssa Greenwood  April 21: Congratulations to Alyssa Greenwood, sophomore in Public Relations, for receiving a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant for the upcoming year to study in Lyon, France.  Only 50 of these $1,000 grants are awarded nationally each year.  Read the press release

 Schieferecke Aaron Messerla Ortega  April 18: Adam Schieferecke, junior in Microbiology and Biochemistry, has been named the 73rd Goldwater Scholar from K-State.  Aaron Messerla, junior in Mathematics, and Raquel Ortega, junior in Chemistry, were also recognized as Honorable Mention in the competition.  The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award for students in engineering, math and science disciplines.  It awards up to $7,500 per year to rising juniors and seniors.  Read the full story.  

Covarrubias Greenway Hill  April 16: Multiple K-State students and alumni have been recognized by the National Science Foundation in their Graduate Research Fellowship competition this year.  Current K-State students receiving NSF GRFP awards include Obdulia Covarrubias, doctoral student in Chemistry, Ryan Greenway, doctoral student in Biology; and Catherine Hill, doctoral student in Psychological Sciences (pictured).  Alumni Cynthia Hamilton and DeeAnn Turpin, both graduates in Biological Systems Engineering, were also awarded the NSF GRFP.  Alumnus Katherine Gentry, graduate in Biochemistry, was additionally recognized as Honorable Mention in the competition.  Here's the full story.  

January 29: Four K-State students received Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarships for study abroad in 2016. Julia G. Chestnut, junior in anthropology, Jason Nowak Jr., junior in engineering technology, Sabrina Gragg, sophomore in fisheries and wildlife conservation biology, and Joshua Edgar, junior in history and political science. Read the press release.