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.