KWCH News Top of The Class 2019: Abbygail Rowden

Awards and Honors include: Governors Scholar, Kansas Honor Scholar, and Rudd Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship Recipient. Also was Student Council President, Class of 2019 President, Youth Advisory Council Vice President, Future Business Leaders of America Chapter Editor, National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Musical, and Yearbook Copy Editor.

Marion student's scholarship is an 'answered prayer'

Marion senior Drew Helmer chose Wichita State University as her college more than a year ago, but had no idea how she was going to pay for college. That question was answered Thursday, when she was awarded a 4-year, $85,000 scholarship to attend Wichita State University by the Rudd Foundation.

Drew’s mother, Kim, found out the night before, and said she had a difficult time keeping the secret. “I came to my parents crying because it was so many answered prayers,” Kim said.

W. Kansas students among new Rudd Scholars at FHSU

“This scholarship strives to find the brightest Kansas minds – those who have that grit, integrity, and drive to succeed – and empower those students with the resources to achieve their goals,” said Dr. Tisa Mason, FHSU president. “At Fort Hays State, we are thrilled to provide innovative educational opportunities, vibrant learning communities, state-of-the-art technology, world-class internships and unparalleled opportunities for experiential learning inside and out of the classroom – and all at the most affordable tuition rate in the Kansas and the region.”

Aundrea Haberer awarded a 2019 Rudd Scholarship

Aundrea Haberer, a senior at Sylvan-Lucas Unified High School, was one of the 25 chosen for a 2019 Rudd scholarship. Haberer plans to attend Fort Hays State University next year. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the exceptionally high-caliber, well-rounded students that were chosen for this year’s Rudd Scholarship,” said Peter Najera, President of the Rudd Foundation.

Fort Hays State welcomes 2nd class of Rudd Scholars

Each speaker at Tuesday’s Rudd Foundation presentation at Fort Hays State University talked about grit, determination and a strong work ethic. Those traits are the cornerstone on which the Rudd Scholarship Program was formed, and they are ones that the scholarship selection committee feels Rudd Scholars should possess.