Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

2022 Scholars

Arnaldo Torres September 13, 2022: Arnaldo X. Torres-Hernandez, a doctoral student in chemistry, has been named a Ford Foundation Predoctoral fellow! He is currently doing crucial work in the Rafferty Research Lab and across campus! Congratulations Arnaldo! Doctoral student awarded prestigious Ford Foundation fellowship


Ainsle Markle Cassandra Rodriguez Amanda Smith Caitlin Snyder Shelby Thornton

August 31, 2022: Six K-State students have been awarded the prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study abroad. Ainsle Markle, senior in mechanical engineering and French, Cassandra Rodriguez, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Amanda Smith. senior in human development and family science, Caitlin Snyder, junior in animal sciences and industry-pre-veterinary, and Shelby Thornton, senior in architecture. The sixth recipient declined to be identified. Congrats to all!

Cadence Ciesielski August 2, 2022: Cadence Ciesielski, Spring 2022 graduate in Philosophy and Spanish, has been awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship and a Mortar Board Fellowship in support of her first year of law school in Fall 2022. Only 54 awards and 8 awards, respectively, were given nationally. Recent Kansas State University graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board fellowships.


Thomas Leihsing Cole King Jenika Hazelbaker

June 21, 2022: Three K-State students have been awarded scholarships from Phi Kappa Phi in support of education abroad. Congratulations to Thomas Leihsing, junior in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; Cole King, senior in Pre-Med Biology; and Jenika Hazelbaker, senior in Agronomy and Spanish. Three students earn Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants.

Thomas Leihsing May 17, 2022: Thomas Leihsing, junior in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, has been named Honor Mention in the Udall Scholarship competition. Only 55 scholars and 55 honorable mentions were named nationally. K-State junior selected as honorable mention for Udall scholarship.

Jason GroothiusTyler Tripp

May 13, 2022: Jason Groothius and Tyler Tripp, gradaute students in Regional and Community Planning are repeat winners of the Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship. They also won this prestigious award in 2020. Two K-State students earn Eisenhower Transportation Graduate Fellowship for second time.

Annie Cortes Kayla Craigmile

May 2, 2022: Annie Cortes, 2021 graduate in Elementary Education, as been named as a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant recipient to teach English in Taiwan. Kayla Craigmile, senior in Anthropology and International Studies has been named a Fulbright alternate to the United Kingdom. Alumna, student each receive Fulbright US program recognition.

Katie Sleichter

April 18, 2022: Katie Sleichter, a junior in political science, has been awarded the Truman Scholarship. This is a highly competitive honor that funds graduate study in support of careers in public service. Congratulations, Katie! Newest Truman scholar aspires to advance international cooperation

Ceci Schmitz greggy

April 11, 2022: Two students were recognized by the NSF National Graduate Research Fellowship program. Ceci Schmitz, a senior in electrical engineering, was selected for the fellowship. Greg Tooley, master's student in biology, earned an honorable mention. Congratulations to both of them! Two students recognized by NSF National Graduate Research Fellowship program; three recent grads also honored

Avanelle Stoltz Lexe West

April 4, 2022: Two students were awarded the Goldwater scholarship for excellence in research, especially in natural science, mathematics or engineering. Avanelle Stoltz, a sophomore in biological systems engineering, and Lexe West, junior in psychological sciences, received this prestigious award. Two students recognized as Goldwater scholars

Meagan Miller Breianna Dixon Olivia Wiley

February 4, 2022: Three students awarded Gilman Scholarship for assistance with education abroad experiences. Meagan Miller, freshman in interior design, Breianna Dixon, junior in animal sciences and industry and pre-veterinary medicine, and Olivia Wiley, junior in animal sciences and industry will study or intern abroad this year. Gilman scholarship helps K-State students with education abroad experiences.