June 1: Congratulations to Colby Heckathorne, senior in Elementary Education. She has won a $1,000 Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant to support her Summer 2011 international experiences, teaching English as a second language in both China and Guatemala. Phi Kappa Phi only awards 45 Study Abroad Grants nationally each year.
June 1: Three students have been awarded U.S. Student Fulgright grants for 2011-12. Congratulations to Chris Lemon, graduate student in German, and Kyle Van Horn, senior in German and Biology; they will both pursue Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships in Germany. And congratulations to Sofia Pablo-Hoshino, graduate student in Political Science; She will pursue a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Venezuela. The Fulbright Program for U.S. Students funds an academic year abroad for study, research and/or teaching English. Students can apply for Fulbright funding to approximately 135 different countries.
May 4: Sean Webeck, graduate student in Security Studies, has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study internationally in 2011-12. The Boren Fellowship provides up to $30,000 for anywhere from three to 24 months of study abroad in "geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security." Congratulations to Sean for earning this exciting opportunity.
April 13: NSF Graduate Fellowship winners have been announced for 2011, and a number of K-Staters have been recognized this year. Amoun current K-State students, Jeffrey Hicks, graduate student in Mechanical Engineering; Andrew Satterlee, senior in Chemical Engineering; Angela Tran, graduate student in Agronomy; and Emily Tummons, senior in Biological Systems Engineering are all Fellowship winners. Among recent alumni, Lindsey Ahalt and Emily Mangus were also named NSF Fellows, pursuing graduate work in medical anthropology and bioengineering respectively. NSF Graduate Fellowships provides three years of graduate support, awarding a $30,000 stipend plus tuition/fees annually.
April 8: Congratulations to Nathan Owens, sophomore in Geography with a secondary major in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences for earning recognition as a Hollings Scholar for 2011. The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recognizes approximately one hundred students nationally in fields related to oceanic and atmospheric science and provides up to $8000 in scholarship support per year, plus a funded summer internship, for the junior and senior year.
April 1: Congratulations to one new Udall Scholar and two Udall Honorable Mentions. Rachel Hoppins, sophomore in PreVet Biology, has been awarded a $5000 Udal Scholarship 2011-12. DeeAnn Turpin and Mark Sowers, juniors in Biological Systems Engineering and Biology respectively, have also been recognized as Honorable Mention in the Udall competition and will be awarded $350 scholarships. The Udall Scholarship recognizes future leaders in environmental fields, as well as Native American/Native Alaskan students interested in tribal policy or healthcare.
April 1: Kudos to Gage Brummer, junior in PreMed Biochemistry. He has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship for 2011-12. The Goldwater awards $7500 per year to sophomores and juniors in Mathematics, engineering and the Natural Sciences. Only 275 awards were made nationally this year.
March 31: Melanie Hall, junior in PreMed Psychology, has been named a Truman Scholar for 2011. As a Truman Scholar, she will receive up to $30,000 for graduate school and attend the Washington Summer Institute in Washington, DC after her senior year. The Truman Foundation recognizes students who show outstanding potential to be future leaders in public service careers. Only 60-65 are awarded nationally each year. Congratulations, Melanie!