Julie Gonzalez- Morales and David Nevarez- Saenz from Sumner Academy, were two out of the 25 students selected for this scholarship. Both students have chosen to attend Wichita State University.
For most people, the fear of not fitting in or being different holds them back, but for people like Karime Vargas, it’s what sets them one step ahead of the crowd. Starting elementary school as an ESL student, whose primary language was Spanish, Karime quickly found herself immersed in a whole new world with different sounds and different customs. Instead of allowing this to hold her back, she took the experience to make her better. From the start she had to work harder than her peers to simply understand the language barriers between home and school. At times this was both frustrating and confusing, but she never gave up; instead she let it motivate her to do more and learn more. Throughout her education at Lyons, Karime emerged as a leader in the classroom, athletics, her church, and the community.
Among those receiving scholarships is Abbygail Rowden from Canton-Galva High School. She will be attending Emporia State University.
An East High senior is among 25 Kansas students to receive Rudd Scholarships. Wendy De Loera plans to attend Wichita State University where she will double major in Spanish and Psychology. Her ultimate goal is to become an immigration lawyer.
“I can’t put into words what this scholarship will do for my future,” De Loera said. “It gives me a chance to continue pursuing my dreams and continue working hard and showing that with hard work and dedication anything can be accomplished.”
The Rudd Foundation announced Tuesday, March 19 that Aundrea Haberer from Sylvan-Lucas High School has received a four-year college scholarship to attend Fort Hays State University.
Darbee Chard, Chanute High School senior, has received the prestigious 2019 Rudd Foundation Scholarship to atttend Wichita State University.
Over two dozen Rudd Scholarship winners are heading to college in Kansas. The Rudd Scholarship is a renewable, 4-year program that covers costs 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.
The Rudd Foundation has awarded 25 college scholarships to Kansas high school seniors. Each winner will receive a four-year scholarship to attend either Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University.
Twenty five high school seniors in Kansas are Rudd Scholarship winners and with that, receive a big financial incentive to stay in state for college. The expected value for all 25 winners is $1.4 million over four years.
Fifteen Kansas high school seniors have been named as part of the newest class of Rudd Scholars, each receiving a 4-year scholarship to attend Wichita State University. The scholarships cover all remaining tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board.