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K-State Today

August 3, 2012

New partnership to identify more K-State legacies

Submitted by Morgan Roesler

Many K-State families are generations strong. Thanks to a new database program, it will be easier to find and recruit legacies of Kansas State University alumni nationwide to carry on the Wildcat tradition.

The K-State Alumni Association is partnering with the K-State admissions office on a new program offered by the National Research Center for College and University Admissions. The program will identify high school students who qualify as legacies and have indicated an interest in attending K-State.

"This unique, collaborative effort will greatly enhance recruitment efforts and further build the pool of students eligible for legacy scholarships," said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. "We are excited about the potential to increase the number of students who come from strong K-State families."

"The association’s involvement with this new program will aid in the achievement of two strategic initiatives: to promote and advance the university, as well as to support and enhance the student experience," said Dr. Kent Bradley, association board chair.

Two scholarships are offered specifically for children of K-State graduates: the K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship and the university’s Heritage Scholarship for out-of-state students.

"We continually look for new opportunities to utilize technology to benefit our alumni and further advance the university," said Jeanine Lake, senior director of information services for the alumni association. "Our goal for this partnership is to bring more legacy students to K-State and offer support to our alumni and their family members through the Legacy Scholarship."

The K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is supported by funds generated through the K-State License Plate program in Kansas. Children and grandchildren of K-State alumni are eligible for the scholarship. Eighty scholarships are awarded each spring for the following fall semester. In-state, out-of-state and international students are eligible.

The Heritage Scholarship, offered by the university, is for out-of-state students who have a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who graduated from K-State. Students who receive the scholarship have a potential for up to three years of renewal.

For information on these and more scholarships, visit www.k-state.edu/scholarships.