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K-State awards Kassebaum Scholarships to five high school seniors

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Finalists for Kansas State University's Kassebaum Scholarship. Front row, from left: Peyton Froome, Ethan Brown, William Bannister, Colleen Fulton and Bryon Williams, interim director of New Student Services. Back row, from left: Jade Valdez-Gomez, Bryce Smith and Nicholas Saia. | Download this photo.


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University has awarded Kassebaum Scholarships to five high school seniors.

The scholarship competition was conducted earlier this semester. K-State received a significant number of applications, and a selection committee chose seven student finalists to interview for the Kassebaum Scholarship. Of those interviewed, Jade Valdez-Gomez, a senior from Garden City High School, Garden City; Bryce Smith, a senior from Lawrence High School, Lawrence; William Bannister, a senior from Manhattan High School, Manhattan; Nicholas Saia, a senior from Olathe Northwest, Olathe; and Ethan Brown, a senior from Salina Central High School, Salina, were chosen to receive the $5,000 scholarship.

Named in honor of former Kansas Sen. Nancy Kassebaum-Baker, the Kassebaum Scholarship recognizes students, whose academic and extracurricular achievements reflect the potential for and desire to make a difference through energetic leadership in the public service arena.

The Kassebaum Scholarship has been awarded to 125 students since its inception in 2001. K-State is a leader among public universities in Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholars. Often recipients of these prestigious scholarships come from the Kassebaum Scholarship program.

Students will be engaged in enrichment and professional development opportunities to enhance their K-State experience as a result of collaborations between Scholar Services in the Academic Achievement Center and the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships. Students will develop an individualized plan to meet their academic and professional aspirations.

Finalists for Kansas State University's Kassebaum Scholarship include the following high school seniors:

Peyton Froome, a senior from Salina South High School, Salina, and Colleen Fulton, a senior from Loup City High School, Loup City, Nebraska.


Courtney Hallenbeck

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Garden City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Olathe and Salina, Kansas; and Loup City, Nebraska.


Kassebaum Scholarship