Wildcat Weekly
Nov. 12, 2019
News & research
Bill Gross, 9-time Master CFI
Congratulations Sr. Chief Flight Instructor, Bill Gross, for accomplishing his 9-time Master CFI. The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA. Gross first earned his Master CFI in 2003. Congrats, Bill!
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has signed a transfer agreement with Green River College in Auburn, Washington.
The Kansas State University Applied Aviation Research Center and professional education and outreach at the K-State Polytechnic campus have been awarded the 2019 Innovation and Economic Engagement Award of Excellence. 
SVA collecting cans for Kansas Honor Flight
Student Veteran's Association is collecting aluminum cans throughout the month of November. All proceeds collected will go towards the Kansas Honor Flight. Students faculty and staff can drop their cans in the bin at the display in front of the library or can give bagged cans to Jordan Ross, Raph Gutierrez, or Kenneth Griffith. Other forms of scrap metal are also welcome! Please email Jordan at jordanross1953@ksu.edu for more information.
Campus life
Polytechnic Thanksgiving Dinner
The annual Thanksgiving dinner with be on November 14 from 11-1 p.m. in the Café. All you can eat turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green casserole, rolls and pie for only $8. If cost is an issue, please contact Julie Rowe, jarowe@ksu.edu, and she will happily make arrangements for you!
Kudos, publications and presentations
Director of Information Technology presents at IT Engage Conference
Director of Information Technology, Matthew Carver, presented 'ITILv3' at the annual IT Engage conference in Manhattan, KS for all IT teams within the University. ITIL, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a detailed practice for IT service management that aligns with the IT services need of a business. Carver explained how the ITIL framework can help achieve the IT strategic goals and related it to the ITIL construct of ServiceNow. Carver highlighted the importance of a unified approach through all IT teams can provide better services and experiences for employees and students throughout the university.
Gartner presentation open to all on Dec. 3
Did you know you have access to the latest industry-leading research and special reports through the K-State/Gartner portal? Garter, a research & advisory company that provide tools for businesses in IT, finance, Human Resources, customer service, legal and compliance, marketing and sales, will be on campus on December 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room to present the resources for K-State students, faculty and staff. The presentation will include 30 minutes of the resources in portal and 30 minutes of Q&A. Contact Matt Carver, mdcarver@k-state.edu, with any questions.
Events
Musicians Club
Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CCCR
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
RC Club
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m., K-State Café
Polytechnic Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, Nov. 14 11 to 1 p.m., Café
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Christian Challenge
Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m., K-State Café
AAAE Airport Tour - STL
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., St. Louis Lambert International Airport
Polytechnic Pilot Learning Community
Monday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., Tech Center 151
Scholarship opportunities
All Students
The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now. This is the application required for pell grants, federal student loans, federal parent loans and federal work-study. This application will cover the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Priority date to apply is December 1. Apply here. Contact Cindy Newell, cnewell@ksu.edu, if you need an appointment to help complete the form.
Aviation Students
UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship is available to full-time students enrolled in an aviation-related program. Applicants must be a sophomore or higher and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: Nov. 30 Apply online here .
The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship is available to students working on initial or primary flight training. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA. Preference is given to Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents. $2500 award. Deadline: Nov. 29 Apply online here.
Paramount Business Jets is offering three scholarships, up to $1,250 each, for the Spring 2020 semester. Applicants must be a current aviation student. Deadline: Dec. 15. Apply online here.
Pioneers of Flight Scholarship is available to college sophomores or juniors. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. $1,000 award. Deadline: Dec. 27. Apply online here.
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation is offering a $2,000 scholarship. Applicants must have a sophomore standing. Deadline: Dec. 31. Apply online here.
Here is a great list of various aviation scholarships. Click here to learn more.
Women Professional Pilot Students
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots is offering scholarships up to $5000 to students working to acquire a CFI, CFII or MEI certificate, FIR, META or ATP certificate. Deadline: Nov. 12 Apply online here.
Veteran Students
The VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" is offering a $5,000 scholarship for the spring semester. Must have separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Deadline: November 15, 2019 . Apply online here.
Employee Tuition Assistance
Award amount is for tuition only in a K-State course for up to 3 credit hours per term. The maximum award amount will not exceed the value of 3 hours at the in-state Manhattan/Salina tuition rate (ie. campus fees, other institutional fees, etc. are the responsibility of the employee).

Apply Here for fall 2019 and spring 2020
Dependent/Spouse Grants
Only regular employees are eligible. If you are unsure if you are regular or term, check your contract or with the HR office. This grant is available for fall 2019 and spring 2020, but not in the summer. Apply Here

For dependents or spouses that are enrolled full time in a degree terminating undergraduate program, the award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 7 undergraduate course credits, where full-time for an undergraduate is defined as at least 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term.

For spouses that are enrolled part time in a degree terminating undergraduate program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 undergraduate course credits, where part time for an undergraduate is defined as less than 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour. )
Dependents that are enrolled less than full-time in an undergraduate program are not eligible for the K-State Dependent/Spouse Grant.

For dependents or spouses who are enrolled in a degree terminating graduate or veterinary medicine program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 course credit hours as indicated by the student's degree program, graduate or veterinary medicine. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour.)
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