Kansas State University awards Kassebaum Scholarships to six high school seniors
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
MANHATTAN– Kansas State University has awarded Kassebaum Scholarships to six high school seniors.
The scholarship competition was Jan. 26. The university received 216 applications, and a selection committee chose 12 student finalists to interview for the scholarship, worth $5,000. Of those interviewed, six students were chosen to receive a Kassebaum Scholarship.
Recipients are Jaymi Lawrence, Chanute, Chanute High School; Jakob Hanschu, Hillsboro, Hillsboro High School; Victoria Thomas, Lenexa, Shawnee Mission West High School; Macy Davis, Scott City, Scott Community High School; Jacy Johnston, Westmoreland, Rock Creek High School; and Jacob Reinecker, Caldwell, Idaho, Vallivue High School.
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 92 students since its inception in 2001. Kansas State University leads all state-supported public universities in Truman and Goldwater scholars, and often recipients of these prestigious scholarships come from the Kassebaum Scholarship program.
"K-State is honored to recognize students who have a passion for public service and want to pursue a career in this area. I am confident these students will have a lasting impact here at K-State and do great things for our university," said Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University president.
"The selection of these incredible students was extremely difficult and rewarding," said Pat Bosco, the university's vice president for student life and dean of students. "It is through President Schulz's vision and the generous support of our alumni that make this scholarship possible. Given what these winners and finalists have already accomplished, the future of K-State and our nation is in awfully good shape."
The following students were named finalists for Kansas State University's Kassebaum Scholarship and received a four-year renewable scholarship:
Margo Coltrane, Andover, Kapaun Mount Carmel High School; Kayla Mesh, Hutchinson, Trinity Catholic High School; Nicole Dipman, Larned, Larned High School; Alex Aye, Louisburg, Notre Dame De Sion High School; Kenneth Santiago, Maize, Wichita South High School; and Logan Albers, Wichita, Bishop Carroll High School.