Students from eight counties were recognized at the recent Student Recognition Program in Salina for the scholarships they have been awarded so far by Fort Hays State University for the 2015-2016 year.

Students from eight counties were recognized at the recent Student Recognition Program in Salina for the scholarships they have been awarded so far by Fort Hays State University for the 2015-2016 year.
The annual Salina SRP serves students from Chase, Clay, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Marion, McPherson, Ottawa and Saline counties.
Scholarships awarded at the SRPs include the $2,000 FHSU Presidential Award, the $1,200 Miller Black and Gold Academic Award, the $800 Hays City Silver Academic Award, the $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award and the $500 Copper Academic Award. All are awarded only to incoming freshmen enrolling in college for the first time, but each is renewable provided students maintain the minimum required academic standing.
One-time awards recognized at the SRPs are the $1,000 FHSU Transfer Student Award and the $900 or $500 Academic Opportunity Awards, given to scholars by individual academic departments.
Each SRP also features three drawings — one for a $500 Book Scholarship, one for a $400 FHSU Student Recognition Program Scholarship and another for an iPad.
Area students recognized include:

Lindsborg:

Brianna Fink, a 2015 Smoky Valley High School graduate, accepted a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing and a $500 Copper Academic Award. Fink, daughter of Christy Fink, Lindsborg, plans to major in nursing. Brandon Lawson-Archuleta, a 2015 Smoky Valley High School graduate, accepted a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Lawson-Archuleta, son of Jason and Sarah Archuleta, Lindsborg, plans to major in nursing. Benton Vanderwege, a 2015 Smoky Valley High School graduate, accepted a $2,000 FHSU Presidential Award and a $1,200 Miller Black and Gold Academic Award. Vanderwege, son of Larry and Rebecca Vanderwege, Lindsborg, plans to major in biology.
McPherson:

Makenzie Benson, a 2015 McPherson High School graduate, accepted a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in nursing. Benson, daughter of Brad and Kris Benson, McPherson, plans to major in nursing. Abby Hughes, a 2015 McPherson High School graduate, accepted a $900 Academic Opportunity Award in health and human performance and a $700 Fort Hays Bronze Academic Award. Hughes, daughter of Steve and Katherine Hughes, McPherson, plans to major in health and human performance. Raquel Otero, a 2015 McPherson High School graduate, accepted an $800 Hays City Silver Academic Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication disorders. Otero, daughter of Frederick and Louise Otero, McPherson, plans to major in speech-language pathology.