Wildcat Weekly
Oct. 8, 2019
News & research
Five Wildcats have earned a coveted leadership role on the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus after being selected as the 2019-2020 student ambassadors.
Campus life
Starting college in his mid-thirties, Decker's educational path hasn't been a direct one: He dropped out of high school at 17, served in the military for several years, and has become a married father of three. But it is his family, in particularly his children, that made him think twice about the value of a college degree.
Social Work Wildcats introduce 'Polytechnic Hollow'
Join the Social Work Wildcats and their campus committee at Pioneer Lake for the first ever "Polytechnic Hollow" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. There will be an Escape Room in the old schoolhouse for students as well as food and a haunted scavenger hunt. Attendees are invited to bring fishing gear and kayaks/canoes. It is open to all students, faculty and staff. RSVP here by Oct. 11.
Library seeking 'human books' as well as readers
Katherine Jones from the library is seeking students, faculty or staff who are interested in participating in the Human Library event on Thursday, Nov. 14. Anyone can show up to listen, acting as a book "reader," however Jones is looking for those who want to tell their story, becoming a "human book." The purpose of the Human Library is to grow our campus community and get to know one another. To sign up to be a human book, contact Jones at kathjones@ksu.edu.
Events
FB & IG Live: Lindsey Dreiling
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 & 6:30 p.m., Online
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
RC Club
Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m., K-State Café
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
RSCAD Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m., CCCR
Christian Challenge
Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., K-State Café
Grad Prix Gaming Event
Friday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m., SLC
AAAE Airport Tour - ICT
Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport
Scholarship opportunities
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.
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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