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WPS seniors win Rudd Scholarships

WPS seniors win Rudd Scholarships

2021 Rudd Scholars Alayna Nguyen and Lyric Darrah Two WPS seniors are among 30 Kansas students to receive Rudd Scholarships.

East High senior Alayna Nguyen and South High senior Lyric Darrah will both attend Wichita State University.

The Rudd Scholarship is a renewable, 4-year program that covers any remaining cost of attendance at Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student’s account. By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation.

The scholarship was created by 1959 East High graduate Leslie Rudd.

The expected value for the 30 new recipients over four years is approximately $1.1 million.

In addition to living on campus and carrying a full load of classes towards their college degree, scholars will also participate in 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.

This is the fourth year the foundation has awarded the scholarships.