Five incoming K-State students awarded new multicultural scholarship from the food, nutrition, dietetics and health department
Monday, September 14, 2020
The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health awarded a unique scholarship to five 2020 K-State freshman who are pursuing a nutrition and health focused degree in the College of Health and Human Sciences.
The scholarship winners are Karie Lies, nutrition and health, pre-physician assistant, Andale; Jade Valdez-Gomez, dietetics, Garden City Cassie Meyer, dietetics, Marion; Alejandra Wright, nutrition and health, pre-nursing, Paola; and Vivian Strahm, nutrition and health, pre-nursing, Sabetha.
"The Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health is excited to welcome these outstanding freshmen into the Multicultural Scholarship Program,” said Linda Yarrow, program coordinator. “All five students strongly exemplify characteristics of the program: leadership, strong academic knowledge and skills, and a strong desire to serve others in the health care field. We are excited to partner with them and help advance the field of nutrition and health in a global society."
The scholarship will provide a comprehensive education for the students that incorporates both service learning and education abroad experiences into the academic curriculum to develop and optimize students’ preparations as global leaders trained in health sciences. Each student receives: a $6,500 scholarship renewable for 4 years; fully funded eight week experience in Guatemala participating in a service-learning program and research project serving the indigenous Maya people; $1,000 to support attendance at a professional meeting during the student’s senior year; a minor in leadership studies; and academic mentoring and other support services to ensure academic success.