Legacy scholarships for 80 K-State students

By The Mercury

Recipients of the Kansas State University Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarships were recognized during a presentation at the K-State football game in Manhattan on Sept. 1.

The $1,000 scholarships were awarded to 80 children and grandchildren of K-State alumni for the 2012-13 academic year.

K-State students receiving the scholarship are incoming freshmen, current and transfer students. The recipients are both in-state and out-of-state students.

Applicants are considered if at least one parent or grandparent is a K-State alumnus, with preference given to members of the Alumni Association.

The scholarships are made possible through funds generated by the K-State License Plate, a program administered by the Association for the university.

The state-issued license plates with the purple Powercat logo can be found on the back of more than 4,000 cars, light trucks and farm vehicles in Kansas. The program, administered locally in all 105 county treasurer offices, began in 1997, and the tax-deductible royalties paid on K-State License Plates have raised $1.8 million for student scholarships and recognition of achievements.

The Legacy Scholarship recipients listed by Kansas hometown: Amy Boline, Allen; Steven Heitmeyer and Julia Hilts, Andover; Taylor Buessing and Austin Schmitz, Axtell; Kimberly Peterson, Basehor; Hannah Tritschler, Bel Aire; Taberie Halling, Caldwell; Bridget Beran, Sydney Rugan and Cindy Stueder, Claflin; Ryan Gierhan, Clay Center; Megan Gibson, Copeland; McKayla Brubaker, Delphos; Bailee Barrett, Eureka; Kassie Curran, Farlington; Matthew Pfeifer and Hannah Richmeier, Garden City; Thomas Benton, Garnett; Caitlin Conley and Kristin Conley, Gypsum; Valerie Binns, Hiawatha; Paige Gasper, Horton; Thomas Bacon, Hutchinson; Ryan Albracht, Kansas City; Taylor Pieper, Lancaster; Taylor Harms, Lincolnville;

Lindsay Francis, Mason Quintanar, Kayla Schmitz, Amanda Strickler, Blake Vargo and Chelsea White, Manhattan; Shelby Smith and Alexander Smith, Mankato; Katherine Bolin, Aeriel Dodson, Austin May, Rebecca Megee and Emily Wheeler, Overland Park;

Hannah Ozier, Paola; McNeil Dolliver, Prairie Village; Dalton Hodgkinson, Pratt; Evan Woodbury, Quenemo; Allie Henry, Randolph; Timothy Everson, Riley; Christine McClure, Salina; Lacy Ackerman, Seneca; Elizabeth Demars and Andrea Kieffer, Shawnee; Ryan Whelchel, Solomon; Chandler Nyp, Stockton; Ian Rowlison, Studley; Mallory Weidner, Sublette; Grace Bagley and Megan Henderson, Topeka; Savannah Stewart, Valley Center; Bayleigh Bisnette, Washington; Cassidy Winkler, Wetmore; Rebecca Kohman, Wheaton; Evynn Jones and Brandy Tholstrup, Wichita.

Established in 1874, the K-State Alumni Association is dedicated to providing lifelong connections, programs and services for its nearly 40,000 members. Alumni programs include reunions, student recruitment and scholarships, pregame events, career services, legislative advocacy, awards programs, travel opportunities and programs for K-Staters worldwide.

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