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Area high school students receive scholarships

Students attending area high schools and community colleges have been awarded scholarships by Washburn University. Students, who were able to attend, were recognized for their achievements at a recent scholarship banquet.

Students are listed below by their hometown, their school and the scholarships they have been awarded.

Andale: Savannah White, Andale High School, academic

Andover: Katie Longhofer, Andover Central High School, academic

Bel Aire: Jessica Fisher, Independent High School, academic and Garvey

Belleville: Blake Porter, Republic County High School, academic

Bison: Zachary Stejskal, Otis-Bison Senior High School, academic

Chapman: Brittni Schmidt, Chapman High School, academic

Cheney: Brittany Dome, Cheney High School, academic

Cimarron: Chelsea Dupree, Cimarron High School, academic and Finnup

Concordia: Slater Champlin, Concordia High School, academic; Luisa Jones-Velez, Cloud County Community College, transfer

Conway Springs: Abby Koester, Conway Springs High School, academic and Garvey

Derby: Natalie Jones, Derby High School, academic

Dodge City: Paula Cabrera, Dodge City Community College, Finnup and transfer; Gentry Cork, Dodge City Senior High School, academic, Finnup and Garvey; Erin Finley, Dodge City Senior High School, academic, Finnup and Garvey; Emily Hicks, Dodge City Community College, Phi Theta Kappa and Transfer

Douglass: Mika Kaylor, Douglass High School, academic

Elkhart: Devini Harn, Elkhart High School, academic and Finnup

Ellsworth: Kaitlyn Koralek, Ellsworth High School, academic

Enterprise: Kaitlyn Koralek, Ellsworth High School, academic

Garden City: Nicholas Franco, Garden City Senior High School, Finnup; Jemisha Gandhi, Garden City Senior High School, Finnup; Samuel Leal, Garden City Senior High School, Finnup; Rachel McMillan, Garden City Senior High School, Finnup; Linda Montemayor, Garden City Senior High School, academic and Finnup; Whitney Swender, Borger High School, Finnup

Great Bend: Bailey Schartz, Ellinwood High School, academic

Haven: Caden Ford, Haven High School, academic

Hays: Kinsey Ashworth, Hays High School, academic; Katlynn Krug, Hays High School, academic

Hesston: Morgan Reeves, Hesston High School, academic

Holcomb: Tiffany O’Rourke, Garden City Community College, Finnup, Phi Theta Kappa and Transfer; Katelyn Symmounds, Garden City Community College, Finnup Phi Theta Kappa and Transfer

Hoxie: Tayler Hawks, Hoxie High School, academic and Garvey

Kingman: Murray Heikes, Kingman High School, academic

La Crosse: Kolin Klozenbucher, La Crosse High School, academic

Lindsborg: Braxton Bolden, Smoky Valley High School, academic

Marquette, Perla Vivanco, Smoky Valley High School, academic

McPherson: Kirsten Holle, McPherson High School, academic; Samantha Silver, McPherson High School, academic

Minneapolis: Connor Christensen, Minneapolis High School, academic; Quinton Church, Minneapolis High School, academic and Garvey

Plainville: Kyle Becker, Plainville High School, academic

Pratt: Samantha Wahrman, Pratt High School, academic

Russell: Daniel Barney, Russell High School, academic

Salina: Whitney Albers, Ell-Saline High School, academic; Allison Hanson, Salina High School Central, academic; Courtney Koch, Salina High School Central, academic; Nikia Stone, Salina High School South, academic; Tionna Trarbach, Salina High School Central, academic

Sharon Springs: Hayley Pletcher, Wallace County High School, academic

Smith Center; Danielle Bradrick, Smith Center Jr-Sr High School, academic

Soloman: Sarah Minneman, Solomon High School, academic and Garvey

Syracuse: Blake Miller, Syracuse High School, Finnup

Tribune: Benjamin Pierce, Greeley County High School, Finnup

Ulysses: Brady Buxman, Ulysses High School, academic and Finnup; Paige Eslick, Seward County Community College, Phi Theta Kappa and transfer; Garret Kissell, Ulysses High School, Finnup

Victoria: Corey Dinkel, Victoria High School, academic

WaKenney: Kylie Dunn, Trego Community High School, academic; Deven Schoenthaler, Trego Community High School, academic; Jacob Weber, Trego Community High School, academic

Wichita: Sydney Andrews, Wichita High School Northwest, academic; Maddison Downs, Campus High School, academic; Spencer Elkinton, Wichita High School Northwest, academic; Thalia Fenton, Wichita High School Northwest, academic; Andrew Gregg, Bishop Carroll High School, academic and Garvey; Keenan Noller, Maize High School, academic; Nicholas O’Donnell, Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, academic; Casey Shanks, Goddard Senior High School, academic; Xavia Warren, Butler Community College, Phi Theta Kappa and transfer

Winona: Zachery Hinnergardt, Triplains High School, Garvey

Scholarship Descriptions:

Finnup Scholarship – Is awarded to 24 students who have graduated from a high school in one of the following counties: Comanche, Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Ness, Hamilton, Finney, Kearny, Ford, Gray Grant, Stanton, Morton, Stevens, Seward, Mead, Clark, Haskell, and Hodgeman. The awards are in the amount of $2,000 and the student must have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.0 and maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average while attending Washburn University. The award amount is subject to change. To renew the scholarship, you must maintain a grade point average of 2.00

Freshman Academic Scholarship - To qualify for academic scholarships, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Garvey Competitive Exam Scholarship - Scholarships range between $500 and $2,000 and are given to those with the 28 highest exam scores. To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.25. Students must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.25 in order to register for the exam.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – This transfer scholarship is available to students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa at an accredited Kansas community college or selected Kansas City area Community College. The minimum grade point average for this scholarship is 3.6.

Shaw Scholarship - A $1,250 scholarship awarded to four students pursuing a pre-law or pre-med major. To be eligible, first-time freshmen must have a completed admissions file; at least a 3.5 grade point average and a 28 ACT: and a completed scholarship application. Transfer students must have a completed admissions file, at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average, and ACT or COMPASS scores if transferring fewer than 24 credit hours, along with a completed scholarship application. The award is limited to eight semesters for incoming freshmen or four semesters for incoming transfer students. To renew the scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.50.

Transfer Academic Scholarship – This transfer scholarship is awarded to transfer students who are enrolled for the first time as a degree-seeking student at Washburn. In addition, students must not have attended another four year institution after high school and have completed more than 48 semester hours at an accredited Kansas community college. To maintain the transfer scholarship, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.25.

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Admissions office, (785) 670-1030

Amanda Hughes, university relations, (785) 670-2153

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