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2017 Scholars

Blake Moris December 15: Blake Moris, civil engineering graduate, has been selected by the Federal Highway Administration to receive a Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship for 2018. The program provides fellowships and funding to students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in transportation-related disciplines.

Vanessa Alexandra McCauley December 8: Vanessa Alexandra McCauley, junior in hospitality management, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study in Switzerland for the spring 2018 semester. Following her study opportunity, Vanessa will participate in a six-month apprenticeship in Europe. Read the full story.

Garrett Wilkinson December 4: Garrett Wilkinson, senior in nutritional sciences and pre-medicine, has received a Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom. Marshall scholarships are awarded to about 40 American students each year by the British government as an expression of gratitude and as a means of continually strengthening the ties between the U.K. and U.S. Read the full story.

Madison Beauchamp McKenna Parker October 18: Two Kansas State University students have received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. Madison Beauchamp, senior in animal sciences and industry, will study at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. McKenna Parker, senior in chemical sciences and nutritional sciences, will study at Christ University in Bangalore, India. Read the full story here.

Sierra Lekie June 29: Sierra Lekie, senior in Political Science and Economics, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship to study at American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C. Read more here

Caitlyn Webb June 23: Caitlyn Webb is the latest K-State recipient of a Rotary Global Grant.  She will use the funding to attend graduate school at the London School of Economics.  Read the full story.

Virginia Davis Taryn Huckabay Ann-Marie Kennedy Loan Tang Brooke Wetta  May 19: Five K-Staters have been selected as Gilman Scholars for Summer 2017.  Virginia Davis, senior in apparel and textiles, will study in Italy; Taryn Huckabay, senior in animal sciences and industry, will study in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Ann-Marie Kennedy, senior in social work, will intern Thailand; and Loan Tang, sophomore in biology, will intern in Vietnam; and Brooke Wetta, sophomore in chemistry, will study in India.  Learn more details about their travels.

Chad Olney  May 16: Chad Olney, senior in Civil Engineering, has been awarded a SMART (Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation) Scholar for the 2017-18 year.  Read the full story here.     

Nathan McClain  May 12: Nathan McClain, sophomore in Computer Science and Physics has been selected as the newest Cargill Global Scholar from K-State, one of only ten selected from across the U.S.  Read more.

Sierra Lekie  May 10: Congratulations to Sierra Lekie, senior in Political Science and Economics, for her selection as a 2017 Pickering Fellow, one of twenty nationally.  Click here to learn more. 

 nd May 5: Nathan Dowell, sophomore in history, was accepted to a Fulbright Summer Institute at Durham University. Read the full story here

Amber Berg jael whitney May 4: Two students were recognized by the Udall Foundation. Amber Berg, sophomore in regional and community planning, was awarded the Udall Undergraduate Scholarship and Jael Whitney, junior in marketing, received an honorable mention. Read more here

phillip  April 20: Gabrielle Phillips, sophomore in mechanical engineering, received a research internship position through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Read more about the research she will be conducting here

April 14: Five Kansas State University students were recognized in the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships competition. Victoria Fitzgerald, master's student in geology, Dianne Collard, senior in chemical engineering, Jordann Brandner, doctoral student in psychology, and Robert "Kent" Connell, doctoral student in biology were all receipents of the scholarship and Samantha Sharpe, doctoral student in biology, received an honorable mention. See the full press release here.  

velazhahan bassette apley gomendoza  April 6: Vaithish Velazhahan, junior in microbiology, has been named a Goldwater Scholar. Molly Bassette, junior in biology and chemistry, Kyle Apley, junior in chemistry, and Kathlyn Tan Gomendoza, junior in biology, have all been awarded honorable mentions in the competition. Read more details here

bandara  April 5: A doctoral student in plant pathology, Ananda Bandara, received a Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship. He is one of 10 students selected nationwide. Read more here

gilman Gilman gilman  January 3: Three students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. Junior Thomas Anjard, senior Kevin Hernandez, and senior Joel Fry will be studying in Czech Republic, Japan, and Ghana respectively. See full press release here