Fort Hays State University Announces Scholarship Awards for 2018-19

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Published Friday, August 10, 2018

Students from Colorado are among the winners of general academic scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 

This listing includes some students who have won additional scholarships since being recognized earlier for awards presented to them at FHSU Student Recognition Programs from January through March. 

Students are listed alphabetically by hometown 

Fort Hays State is one of six universities in the Kansas Board of Regents system. 

  • Agate: Kristin McKnight, a 2018 Kiowa High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture,plans to major in agricultural business
  • Arvada:Savannah O'Reilly, a 2018 Arvada West High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice, plans to major in criminal justice; Hannah Seaman, a 2018 Holy Family High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Seaman plans to major in nursing. 
  • Aurora:Alan Ortiz-Lopez, a 2018 Smoky Hill High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award; Ann Bechle, a 2018 Smoky Hill High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Bechle  plans to major in history. 
  • Brighton:Nicole Gonzales, a 2018 Broomfield High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award,  plans to major in chemistry. 
  • Castle Rock:Rylee Taylor, a 2018 Douglas County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Taylor  plans to major in nursing. 
  • Cheyenne Wells:Vladyslav Kovalenko, a 2015 Cheyenne Wells High School graduate and a Pueblo Community College transfer student, received a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Award. Kovalenko  plans to major in computer science; Leah Osborn, a 2016 Cheyenne Wells High School graduate and a Northeastern Junior College transfer student, received a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Award. Osborn  plans to major in athletic training; Beau Roth, a 2018 Cheyenne Wells High School graduate, received a $2,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant, a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Roth plans to major in elementary education; Noah Scheimer, a 2018 Cheyenne Wells High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Scheimer plans to major in agricultural business; Rhiley Unruh, a 2018 Cheyenne Wells High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Unruh plans to major in criminal justice. 
  • Colorado Springs:Jeremy Allgood, a 2018 Cheyenne Mountain High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award. Allgood plans to major in health and human performance; Caitlyn Mlodzik, a 2018 Vanguard School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in English. Mlodzik  plans to major in English; Jaden Boles, a 2018 Discovery Canyon Campus graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Boles plans to major in business; Reagan Flaherty, a 2018 Discovery Canyon Campus graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Flaherty plans to major in nursing; Kinsey Pedersen, a 2018 Discovery Canyon Campus graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in biological sciences. Pedersen plans to major in biology; Nicholas Gossage, a 2018 Liberty High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in history. Gossage plans to major in history; Sarah Maher, a 2018 Ellicott High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Maher plans a career in forensic science. 
  • Craig:Josie Timmer, a 2018 Moffat County High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture, plans to major in agricultural business. 
  • Denver:Ashley Armstead, a 2018 George Washington High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in criminal justice. Armstead plans to major in criminal justice; Hayden Schramm, a 2018 Denver East High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Schramm plans to major in applied technology; Grecia Ruano-Corona, a 2017 W.C. Hinkley High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant. Ruano-Corona plans to major in political science;  Rosa Mendoza, a 2018 Adams City High School graduate, received a $500 FHSU Hispanic College Institute McDonald's Scholarship. Mendoza plans to major in agriculture; Christian Wentz, a 2018 Littleton High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Wentz plans to major in nursing. 
  • Eads:Mariah Smith, a 2018 Eads High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Smith plans to major in nursing. 
  • Eaton: Patrick Alm, a 2016 Northridge High school graduate and a Northeastern Junior College transfer student, received a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Award. Alm plans to major in agronomy. 
  • Englewood:Connor Rountree, a 2018 Cherry Creek High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Rountree plans to major in business. 
  • Erie:Haley Frederking, a 2018 Peak to Peak Charter School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Frederking plans to major in business. 
  • Firestone: Keena Ball, a 2018 Mead High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award. Ball plans to major in English; Elise Capra, a 2018 Erie High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Capra plans to major in biology. 
  • Flagler:Taylor Roemer, a 2018 Hi-Plains High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in psychology. Roemer plans to major in psychology. 
  • Fleming:Kobryn Mann, a 2018 Fleming High School graduate, received a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Mann plans to major in animal science. 
  • Fort Collins: Hannah Cross, a 2018 Colorado Early Colleges graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award, a $1,000 FHSU Achievement Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Cross plans to major in elementary education; Makenzie Myers, a 2018 Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Myers plans to major in agriculture; Sydni VanCleave, a 2017 Colorado Early Colleges graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award. 
  • Highlands Ranch:Christian Hatch, a 2018 Highlands Ranch High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Hatch plans to major in music; Connor Smith, a 2018 Rock Canyon High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Smith plans to major in business communication. 
  • Holyoke:Taylor Hendrix, a 2018 Holyoke High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Hendrix plans to major in agricultural business; Josilyn Lutze, a 2016 Holyoke High School graduate and a Colby Community College transfer student, received a $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Award. Lutze plans to major in agriculture. 
  • Johnstown:Kahrena Thompson, a 2018 Thompson Valley High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in biological sciences. Thompson plans to major in biology. 
  • Kiowa:Dain Grimes, a 2018 Kiowa High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Grimes plans to major in informatics; Tyler Webb, a 2018 Kiowa High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Webb plans to major in information networking and telecommunications. 
  • Lamar:Abrianna Salazar, a 2018 Lamar High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Salazar plans to major in business; William Wootten, a 2018 Lamar High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in business. Wootten plans to major in business. 
  • Limon:Stephanie Riegel, a 2016 Colorado Connections Academy graduate and an Allen County Community College transfer student, received a $1,500 FHSU Transfer Student Award. Riegel plans to major in agriculture. 
  • Littleton:Makenna Allen, a 2018 Rock Canyon High School graduate, received a $3,500 Presidential Award of Distinction and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in informatics. Allen plans to major in informatics. 
  • Loveland:Megan Danielson, a 2018 Thompson Valley High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in social work. Danielson plans to major in social work; Kaelyn Giefer, a 2018 Thompson Valley High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies. Giefer plans to major in communication. 
  • Monument:Joshua Boles, a 2018 Palmer Ridge High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Boles plans to major in sports management; Matt Lambert, a 2018 Palmer Ridge High School graduate, received a $2,000 University Scholar Award. Lambert plans to major in construction management. 
  • Otis:Nolan Krause, a 2018 Lone Star High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Krause plans to major in agriculture. 
  • Parker:Katie Evans, a 2018 Chaparral High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Evans plans to major in agricultural business. 
  • Peyton:Shian Hanks, a 2018 Peyton High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Hanks plans to major in health and human performance; Chenoa Scippio, a 2018 Harrison High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in education. Scippio plans to major in education. 
  • Pueblo:Adrian Soto, a 2018 Pueblo County High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in applied technology. Soto plans to major in applied technology. 
  • Ramah:Michael Rode, a 2018 Simla High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Rode plans to major in biology. 
  • Thornton:Joana Olsen, a 2018 Mountain Range High School graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Olsen plans to major in nursing; Harrison Reed, a 2018 Legacy High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award. Reed plans to major in computer science. 
  • Toponas:Mattie Rossi, a 2018 Soroco High School graduate, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in agriculture. Rossi plans to major in agricultural business. 
  • Windsor:Jaedyn Traut, a 2018 Windsor High School graduate, received a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication studies. Traut plans to major in communications; Katrina Zrubek, a 2018 Ridgeview Classical Schools graduate, received a $1,500 Hays City Scholar Award. Zrubek plans to major in foreign languages. 
  • Woodland Park:Hannah Bealby, a 2018 Woodland Park High School graduate, received a $1,500 FHSU Achievement Award, a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in social work. Bealby plans to major in social work. 
  • Wray:Alexa Tena, a 2018 Wray High School graduate, received a $4,000 Access to Academic Opportunity Grant. Tena plans to major in nursing.