KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Kansas State University has awarded scholarships to five high school seniors. The Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.
Turner High School's Marco Loma-Jasso and Wyandotte student Natalie Walton were local recipients.
The university received 93 applications, and a selection committee chose 11 finalists to interview.
Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and recognition day on March 10. Of those interviewed, five students were chosen to receive the $3,000 scholarship. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years with a 3.0 GPA at the university.
This scholarship is made possible by the Edgerley and Franklin families who continuously demonstrate leadership and support of service to individuals from urban areas.
It was created in memory of Bernard Franklin's wife, Elsia, who was committed to helping better the lives of young girls in urban Alabama. Franklin is a special assistant to Kansas State University's vice present for student life.
The Edgerleys have been longtime supporters of Kansas State University, contributing to a number of scholarships, funds and faculty chairs in the past 10 years, including: the Paul B. and Sandra M. Edgerley Business Administration Scholarship; the Paul B. Edgerley Chair in Business Administration; the Robert M. Edgerley Chair in International Business, in honor of his father; the Edgerley Family Chair in the College of Business Administration; and the President Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration.