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K-State Today Student Edition

November 14, 2012



Oh, the places they'll go: Scholarships help Wildcats study around the world

By Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University's office of international programs has selected students to receive scholarships for international study. The awards include the office's Global Education Initiative scholarships to 25 students, of which 10 received the Faculty-Led Scholarship, made possible by the Kansas State University Student Governing Association; four students earned the Presidential Scholarship for Australia, made possible by university President Kirk Schulz; while others earned scholarships sponsored by private donors through the Kansas State University Foundation.

In addition, several other students earned scholarships from study abroad program providers Academic Programs International and Universities Study Abroad Consortium.

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:

Alex Maxwell, junior in food science and industry, Atchison, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Spain; Karman Selby, senior in anthropology, Brewster, $750 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for Russia; Jesse Muller, senior in agricultural economics, Coffeyville, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for South Africa; Amelia Govert, sophomore in food science and industry, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for South Africa, and Anna Govert, senior in agricultural economics, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for South Africa, both from Cunningham; Hannah McCabe, senior in animal sciences and industry, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Spain, and Andrew Strasburg, senior in agribusiness, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and $150 Vernon Larson Scholarship for The Netherlands, both from Elk City; Cecelia Lehman, sophomore in business administration, Eudora, $500 Academic Programs International Scholarship for Spain.

From Greater Kansas City: Christopher Seidler, senior in German, Kansas City, Mo., $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and $253 Universities Study Abroad Consortium Scholarship for Germany; Mitchel Loring, senior in regional and community planning, Gardner, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and $1,000 Elfrieda Nafziger Memorial Scholarship for South Africa; Zachary Pitts, junior in marketing, Leawood, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Alex Beemer, junior in finance, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and the $700 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic, and Kaitlynd Wolf, junior in management, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic, both from Lenexa; Joseph Sheppard, senior in mathematics, Merriam, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and $150 Veronica Bonebrake International Scholarship for Germany; Tracy Gettinger, senior in marketing, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for United Kingdom and Germany, Erin House, senior in finance, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $500 Academic Programs International Scholarship for Spain, and Ryan Knight, sophomore in business administration, $252 Universities Study Abroad Consortium Scholarship for Brazil, all from Overland Park; and Meghan McNally, junior in industrial engineering, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and $700 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic, and Logan Pyle, sophomore in chemical engineering, $500 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic, both from Shawnee.

Courtney Schultz, sophomore in animal sciences and industry, Haviland, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for South Africa; Savannah Dwyre, junior in mathematics, Ingalls, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship and $175 Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship for Spain; Jenae Tate, sophomore in chemical engineering, Junction City, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany; Harrison Helmick, sophomore in bakery science and management, Lawrence, $251 Universities Study Abroad Consortium Scholarship for Brazil; Nicholas Wineinger, sophomore in agricultural economics, Lincoln, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for South Africa; Zachary Hildreth, junior in management, Louisburg, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom.

From Manhattan: Hilary Burton, junior in family studies and human services, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Mexico; Amy Chandler, sophomore in political science, $250 Universities Study Abroad Consortium Scholarship for China; Christian Harrison, senior in marketing, $7,000 Kansas State University Presidential Scholarship for Australia; Anne Maier, sophomore in chemical engineering, $5,000 Kansas State University Presidential Scholarships for Australia; Jordan Misunas, senior in marketing, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom and Germany; Anthony Ngo, senior in interior architecture and product design, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Denmark; Lacey Smith, sophomore in hotel and restaurant management, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Australia; Rebecca William, sophomore in pre-professional elementary education, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom; and Sarah Yunk, junior in biology, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Denmark.

Jordan Albers, senior in architecture, Oakley, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Denmark; Kevin Zerger, junior in business administration pre-professional, Pretty Prairie, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany; Megan Arpin, senior in industrial engineering, Randolph, $700 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Sonya Merwin, senior in marketing, Rosalia, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for United Kingdom and Germany; Danielle McCulley, junior in fine arts, St. George, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Margaret Vinson, junior in hotel and restaurant management, Salina, $200 Heather Stewart Memorial Scholarship for Italy; Chaston Hoeme, senior in agribusiness, Scott City, $5,000 Kansas State University Presidential Scholarship for Australia.

From Topeka: Meredith Dabney, senior in architecture, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Denmark; Hunter Ellsworth, senior in mechanical engineering, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for Belgium; and Erica Hamman, junior in biology, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Australia.

Johnathan Yarrow, senior in management information systems, Wakefield, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarships for the United Kingdom and Germany; Benjamin Chmiel, senior in regional and community planning, Wamego, $5,000 Mike and Becky Goss International Programs/Study Abroad Scholarship for the United Kingdom.

From Wichita: Jessica Henry, junior in communication studies, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom and Germany; Tyler Maddox, junior in finance, $700 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship and $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic; and Matthew McKernan, sophomore in horticulture, $2,000 Faculty-Led Scholarship for Australia.

From out of state:

Jessica Giannina, junior in entrepreneurship, Glendale, Ariz., $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship to the United Kingdom; Michael Murphy, senior in interior architecture and product design, O'Fallon, Mo., $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Denmark; Adam Davenport, senior in interior architecture and product design, St. Louis, Mo., $450 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship, $750 Friends of International Programs Scholarship and $700 Joseph and Elizabeth Barton-Dobenin International Exchange Scholarship to the Czech Republic; Catalina Perdomo, junior in French, San Antonio, Texas, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for France; and Lauren Garrott, senior in regional and community planning, Lorton, Va., $5,000 Kansas State University Presidential Scholarship for Australia.