Wichita State University announces nine new Koch Scholar recipients

Wichita State University announces nine new Koch Scholar recipients

February 10, 2017

WICHITA, KANSAS – The Wichita State University Honors College is proud to announce nine recipients of the Koch Scholars program for the fall 2017 semester. Selected from approximately 100 applicants, these nine recipients will each be awarded between $30,000 and $50,000 during their four year attendance at WSU.

“We are honored to provide Koch Scholars with an opportunity to further develop their unique talents as they continue their educational journey in pursuit of their passion,” said Meredith Olson, vice president of public affairs at Koch Industries.

This competitive scholarship program targets high school seniors enrolling in the College of Engineering or the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Scholarship selection is based on high academic achievement including GPA and test scores, work, volunteer and leadership experiences, an essay and an interview process.

Koch Scholars will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, April 7 at Koch Industries.

The Koch Scholars program is made possible by a $1.54 million pledge from Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation. The fall 2017 semester marks the third freshman class to participate in the Koch Scholar program.

Koch Scholar Fall 2017 Recipients:

Mary Aruskevicius Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Finance
Allison Bergkoetter Freeburg High School, Illinois Human Resource Management
Gregory Bird Trinity Catholic High School Biomedical Engineering
Camille Buranday Wichita High School East Computer Science BS
Jonathan Edmondson Heritage Christian Academy Biomedical Engineering
Zakariyya Hassan Wichita High School East Aerospace Engineering
Andrew Lampson Sedan Senior High School Finance
Trent Madden Andover High School Engineering
Amanda Scroggins Putnam City North High School, Oklahoma Aerospace Engineering
» See bios for each of the 2017 Koch Scholar recipients.


About WSU or Cohen Honors College:
TBD from WSU
About Koch Industries
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America with estimated annual revenues as high as $100 billion, according to Forbes. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, and biofuels; forest and consumer products; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; electronics; information systems; commodity trading; minerals; energy; glass; ranching; and investments. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested more than $80 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures. With a presence in about 60 countries, Koch companies employ more than 120,000 people worldwide, with about 70,000 of those in the United States. From January 2009 to present, Koch companies have earned more than 1,200 awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation, and customer service. For more news and stories, visit www.kochnews.com.