Rudd Foundation Announces 20 Scholarship Winners in Kansas
Wichita, KS. May 1, 2018 – This year the Rudd Foundation created a new, 4-year college scholarship program that covers any remaining cost of attendance to help Kansas high school seniors who qualify for a Pell Grant attend either Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University. Today it announced 20 winners from across the state who will comprise the first-ever cohort of Rudd Scholars (full list attached).
“It was an extremely competitive candidate pool which speaks to the quality of high school students we are cultivating here in Kansas,” said Peter Najera, President of the Rudd Foundation. “Our winners not only achieved academic excellence in the classroom, but they are already demonstrating the drive and potential to be productive members of society after graduation.”
In addition to living on campus and carrying a full load of classes towards their college degree, scholars will also participate in many developmental activities outside the classroom, network with leaders in their future professions, build strong relationships among themselves, and serve to help the next generation of scholars through an active and connected alumni association after graduation.
About the Rudd Scholarship
The Rudd Scholarship is a renewable, 4-year program that covers any remaining cost of attendance after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student’s account. Cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board. By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation. More information about the scholarship can be found online at www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships.
About the Rudd Foundation
Leslie Rudd established the Rudd Foundation in 1998 as a way to honor the Midwestern values that strengthen character and lead to a lifetime of success in business, community, and family. The Foundation gives back in meaningful ways to help both people and organizations who possess the initiative, determination, and capacity to achieve their goals and thereby make a positive impact for those around them. More information can be found at www.ruddfoundation.org, Twitter (@RuddFoundation), Instagram (@ruddfoundation), Facebook (@RuddFoundation) or Linkedin.
Contact: Corri Roberts, 316-847-4828, firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Rudd Scholarship Winners
Name High School University
Sara Amend Goodland High School Wichita State University
Cara Babcock Lansing High School Emporia State University
Cydney Bergmann Concordia Jr/Sr High School Fort Hays State University
Taylor Brock El Dorado High School Wichita State University
Jade Burroughs Salina South High School Wichita State University
Jadie Chauncey Junction City High School Wichita State University
Aaron Clark Great Bend High School Emporia State University
Michaela Forkenbrock Lyndon High School Emporia State University
Meleny Jacome-Banuelos Stanton County Jr/Sr High School Fort Hays State University
Danica Kostner Kingman High School Fort Hays State University
Riston Landwehr Medicine Lodge Jr/Sr High School Wichita State University
Taryn Lee Valley Falls High School Emporia State University
Shaley Leedy Field Kindley Memorial High School Wichita State University
Tatyana Miner Clearwater High School Wichita State University
Jesse Nightingale St. Emmilia Classical Academy Wichita State University
Hoang Phi Tran Wichita South High School Wichita State University
Michael Rivera Shawnee Mission North High School Wichita State University
Hannah Showalter Andover High School Emporia State University
Abbigayle Tyler Hutchinson High School Wichita State University
Rafael Uribe-Olivares Garden City High School Wichita State University
More information about the scholarship can be found online at www.ruddfoundation.org/college-scholarships.