From the FHSU University Communication
More than 270 graduate scholarships worth $320,000 have been awarded to business and entrepreneurship students at Fort Hays State University for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The awards, announced Thursday afternoon at the WR and Yvonne Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship Awards ceremony in the FHSU Memorial Union ballroom, were presented to students on campus and online.
“We hear it so often, but the saying ‘It takes a village,’ is true,” said FHSU Provost Jill Arensdorf in her opening address.
Arensdorf said she was grateful for the scholarship opportunities available to her as an undergraduate student that allowed her to graduate with little debt.
“Thank you for supporting our students at FHSU and Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship,” she said. “You have made a significant investment in our students at Fort Hays and are giving the students an opportunity through this investment.”
This gratitude was reflected in the remarks made by Dr. Muhammad Chishty, Dean of Robbins College, FHSU.
“Many donors have made donations to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship to support a variety of programs and extracurricular activities that enrich our students’ educational experience,” he said. “We thank you for your donations, which enrich the lives of our students.
Robbins Ambassadors Jessalyn Kirchhoff and David Schulte, who each receive a $5,000 Ambassador Scholarship, spoke about the support they received as undergraduate students at FHSU and the impact that support has had on their educational experience.
“I grew up in a place where everyone knew each other,” said Kirchhoff, who is a Smith Center native. “At every corner someone was waiting to help a friend. When I arrived at Hays, I immediately felt the same kind of support from Robbins College. There is a steady stream of people willing and willing to help whenever a student is in need.
Cole Engel, associate professor of accounting and co-chair of the grants committee at Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, expressed his own gratitude to the donors who contributed to his academic success.
“You’ve heard from a lot of people who have sat in these chairs and participated in these scholarships as a student,” he said, presenting the Dr. Cole Engel Scholarship, a $2,000 scholarship for three students. “I was like that 15 years ago. I’ve received some of those same awards. You helped me and it’s my turn to help you.
Find out how you can support students at FHSU’s Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship by visiting https://foundation.fhsu.edu or contact the FHSU Foundation at 785-628-5620 or [email protected].