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K-State Today

October 18, 2017



Scholarships awarded for social justice

By MaryLyn Silverstein

Five K-State students were awarded scholarships for promoting social justice.

The Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Student Scholarship for Social Justice was created in honor of Joey Lee Garmon, an African-American male who lived in a community where he faced injustice and racism. The Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Student Scholarship for Social Justice provides $700 to students of historically oppressed backgrounds who have shown commitment toward promoting social justice and inclusion in their communities.

One additional scholarship is provided for a student from any background who has promoted social justice.

The 2017 recipients of the Joey Lee Garmon Undergraduate Student Scholarship for Social Justice include Paloma Roman, senior in athletic training, Garden City; Almanek "Nikki" Allums, junior in finance, Kansas City; Adelina Parral, junior in microbiology, Liberal; and Jeremy Blanchard; freshman in Architecture, St. Louis, Missouri.

The Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice is awarded to a student from any background who has shown a commitment toward promoting social justice within their community. The award offers $700 to one recipient. The 2017 recipient of the Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice is Chelsea Turner, junior in American ethnic studies, Kansas City.

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