An East High senior is among 25 Kansas students to receive Rudd Scholarships. Wendy De Loera plans to attend Wichita State University where she will double major in Spanish and Psychology. Her ultimate goal is to become an immigration lawyer.
“I can’t put into words what this scholarship will do for my future,” De Loera said. “It gives me a chance to continue pursuing my dreams and continue working hard and showing that with hard work and dedication anything can be accomplished.”
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.
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 second year the foundation has awarded the scholarships.