HAYS – Adding up to just over $310,000 in support from donors, 274 scholarships were awarded to business students for the 2019-2020 academic year at Fort Hays State University.
The scholarships were awarded at last week’s annual W.R. and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship scholarship awards ceremony. “The support of these donors assures that Fort Hays State University continues to be a leader in business and entrepreneurship education by attracting and retaining the next generation of innovators and problem solvers,” said Dr. Melissa Hunsicker Walburn, Interim dean of the college and one of several speakers at the event.
“Through this shared commitment and partnership with friends and supporters external to the university, we achieve excellence in business education.”
“We extend our gratitude to the former students, organizations, businesses, and other friends of the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship who have made possible these scholarships,” she said.
“My first association with the business college scholarship ceremony was in 1984 as a student who received an award.” said Linda Kepka, senior administrative assistant for FHSU’s Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting.
“The Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship is awarding five times as many scholarships now as we did 30 years ago.”
Also praising the scholarship program was W.R. Robbins, for whom the business college is named.
“Each year the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship list of donors for student scholarships continues to increase along with the dollar amount given,” he said.
“I feel this indicates that the quality of education our students are receiving is superior and they and their family have the desire to pay it forward to the next generation. I am so honored to be a part of this scholarship program.”
Learn how you can support students within FHSU’s Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship by visiting https://foundation.fhsu.edu or by contacting the FHSU Foundation at 785-628-5620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.