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International 'Cats: Study abroad scholarships help students experience the world

Thursday, July 30, 2015

 


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University students are enhancing their education by studying across the globe this summer or fall with the help of scholarships awarded by the university's Office of International Programs.

Scholarship amounts and length of study abroad experiences vary. Among the scholarships awarded are the $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship and the $5,000 Presidential Scholarship for Australia; the Global Education Initiative Scholarship for $250 to $3,000; and Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for $750-$1,000. Several scholarships are sponsored by private donors through the Kansas State University Foundation.

Kansas State University encourages students to study abroad as part of its plan to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025. The university also is part of the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad commitment to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by the end of the decade.

The following students have received scholarships to study abroad through the Office of International Programs; included is the amount of the scholarship and the study abroad destination:

Chelsea Flickinger, Andover, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Lance Conklin, Argonia, $800 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Elena Watson, Baldwin City, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Spain; Lea Heryford, Berryton, $300 API K-State Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Maura Hansen, Colby, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Costa Rica; Kara Wilkes, Derby, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador; Courtney Minter, De Soto, $2,250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Rachel Robertson, Dodge City, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Austria and Germany; Jacob Rutledge, Eskridge, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Ireland; Victoria Lehmann, Eudora, $800 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Zachary Zambrano, Garden City, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Tanzania; Ami Albert, Glen Elder, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Samantha Dreiling, Great Bend, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for China; Millie Copper, Hays, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy; Abigail Agnew, Haysville, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Joy Fesen, Hutchinson, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain.

From Kansas City: Ethan Bach, $5,000 University of Canberra Exchange Scholarship for Australia; Casey Gum, $700 Rodolfo J. Montes de Oca Costa Rica Small Town Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Costa Rica; and Anna Kucera, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador.

Keeli Hostetler, Kiowa, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Kimsa Gomez, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for France, and Kasey Waite, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for China, both from Lawrence.

From Lenexa: Marlee Laures, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy; Heidi Forland, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador; Alexandra Marschman, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Abby Schleicher, $800 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; and Kate Whitsitt, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador.

Alejandra Gonzalez, Liberal, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship for Spain; Emily Norberg, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy, and Jessica Van Ranken, $1,000 ISA K-State Scholarship for India, both from Lindsborg; Skylar Farwell, Lyndon, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy.

From Manhattan: Natalie Bader, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for China; Salome Benedick, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Joseph Coonrod, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Switzerland; Jesse Crawford, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Madison Johnson, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Jeremy Davis, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Italy; Alex Dzewaltowski, $2,000 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Scholarship for Spain; Michelle Keener, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany; Leah Kimzey, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Ireland; Richard Kim, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Drew Kohlmeier, $400 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Anthony Silvernagel, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany; Bailey Snyder, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Australia; and Samantha Stephens, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for France.

Marie Keith, Maple Hill, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Chile; Allison Ivers, McPherson, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Cooper Clawson, Meade, $800 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for France; Taylor Rahe, Mulvane, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy.

From Olathe: David Hunter, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany; Samuel Jung, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $300 API K-State Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Jessie Marcus, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany; and Jessica Parra, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain.

From Overland Park: Zachary Bailey, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Carie Bikson, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Chile; Halle Blanchon, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Caroline Busch, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Victoria DeWeese, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Kaitlyn Ellis, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Michael Emley, $1,200 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Chile; David Goodwin, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Czech Republic; Nicholas Greco, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy; Katherine Kraly, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador; Morgan Mobley, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Hannah O'Neil, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Kayla Poore, $500 ISA K-State Scholarship for Peru; Lauren Reardon, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; and Lauren Shaw, $300 API K-State Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy.

Lauren Price, Prairie Village, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Samantha Moore, Pretty Prairie, $800 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Sarah Jones, Riverton, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Samantha Thompson, Rossville, $2,000 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Scholarship and $1,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain; Luke Augustine, Salina, $500 USAC K-State Scholarship for Chile; Ashley Rottinghaus, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom, and Garrett Steinlage, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom, both from Seneca.

From Shawnee: Caleb Amundson, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Jennifer Boutte, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for the United Kingdom; Meghan Haun, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Mary Hellmer, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for France; Rachel Londeen, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; and Sydney Love, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador.

Samantha White, Silver Lake, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for China; Jacey Holliday, Soldier, $2,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $1,000 Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla Scholarship for Mexico; Ryan Whelchel, Solomon, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Cami Roth, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil, and Nicole Taylor, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy, both from Sterling; Larissa Eshelman, St. George, $1,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Nicole Baith, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy, and Megan Hadley, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic, both from Stilwell.

From Topeka: Renee Caraballo, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Ecuador; Kaitlyn Mohan, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship the Dominican Republic; and Jenna Pelter, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Matthew Rogers, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Ireland.

Gabriela Chavez, Ulysses, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Australia; Reed Gleason, Uniontown, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil; Joel Blankenship, Valley Center, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Kyrgyzstan; Nicholas Jackson, Wamego, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Wyatt Pracht, Westphalia, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for France.

From Wichita: Ana Anderson, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador; Katelyn Hamlin, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Ecuador; Ryan Kenny, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship for Japan; Paige Lauer, $2,000 Megan E. Taylor Czech Republic Student Award and $1,500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Angela Ramirez, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Grace Thibault, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Hannah Vu, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for the United Kingdom; and Matthew Zuiss, $3,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Germany.

From out of state:

Rachel Land, Anchorage, Alaska, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy; Cheyenne Moyer, Lincoln, Arkansas, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil; Brooke Aguirre, Fillmore, California, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Italy; Brian Heinz, San Diego, California, $2,000 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Scholarship for Spain.

From Colorado: Madeline Schneider, Colorado Springs, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Jason Koban, Evans, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Germany; Nicholas Schneweis, Monument, $5,000 Presidential Scholarship for Australia; and Julie Nyiro, Parker, $1,200 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for India.

From Illinois: Christopher Reusz, Downers Grove, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for France; and Marcus Dominguez, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Costa Rica, and Victoria Porten, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom, both from Sycamore, Illinois.

Michael Cropp, Damascus, Maryland, $750, Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil; Josie Doefer, Howell, Michigan, $400 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the Czech Republic; Lane Giess, Pierz, Minnesota, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Brazil.

From Missouri: Jacob Becker, Belton, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Hayley Holt, Country Club, $800 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Chloe Gomez, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy, and Ashlee Wolters, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for the United Kingdom, both from Independence; Danielle Porter, $500 ISA K-State Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Spain, Kylie Schwaller, $2,250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy, and Travis Snell, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy, all from Kansas City; and Cassandra Stallbaumer, Stewartsville, $250 Catherine Joyce Memorial Scholarship for the Czech Republic.

Jack Olsson, Lincoln, Nebraska, $300 API K-State Scholarship for Spain; Jamie Morrissey, Omaha, Nebraska, $1,000 Global Education Initiative Scholarship and $250 Doris Hays Fenton Memorial Scholarship for France and Ireland; Alyssa Oates, Chillicothe, Ohio, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Austria and Germany; Kiah Gourley, Philomath, Oregon, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship and $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ireland; Jake Erceg, Talent, Oregon, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Brazil.

Samantha Stykel, Dell Rapids, South Dakota, $1,000 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for Austria and Germany; Alexis Turner, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, $2,000 Megan E. Taylor Czech Republic Student Award for the Czech Republic.

From Texas: Lydia Lobmeyer, Darrouzett, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; Cristina Law, Houston, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for Spain; Kimberly Morrison, Keller, $500 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy; and Morgan Breen, San Antonio, $250 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Ecuador.

Sarah Asebedo, Blacksburg, Virginia, $750 Faculty-led Study Abroad Scholarship for the Netherlands; and Megan Sowers, Richland, Washington, $5,000 Goss Discovery Scholarship for France.

From out of country: Hikaru Katsuma, Japan, $500 USAC K-State Scholarship for the Czech Republic; and Kristin Gundersen, Norway, $750 Global Education Initiative Scholarship for Italy and Spain.

Source

Brent Holliday
785-532-5990
bholliday@k-state.edu

Website

k-state.edu/studyabroad/

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Written by

Beth Bohn
785-532-1544
bbohn@k-state.edu

At a glance

Kansas State University students are studying across the globe, many with help from scholarships awarded by the university's Office of International Programs.