Wichita Manufacturers Association announces scholarship winners

The Wichita Manufacturers Association has announced the recipients of 21 industry-centered scholarships, according to a news release.

Since 1993, the association has awarded scholarships to students who plan to pursue manufacturing careers. Scholarship recipients must study manufacturing at a technical college, community college or state college or university in Kansas. Each scholarship is worth $1,000.

This year’s recipients are Arnold Maghema, Brett Johnston, Brian Pracht, Carley Larson, Derek Thurston, Evan Miller, Jacob Simon, Jonathan Peuchen, Jessica Gayle, Jordan Ruckman, Kim Nguyen, Maggie Koops, Marcus Clough, Nathaniel Strifler, Nicholas McNeil, Kyle Offatt, Rachel Linott, Svaan Lacy, Talon Wanless, Tanner Gegen and Zachary Jouppi.

Thirteen of the recipients already attend Wichita State University, the release said. The other eight winners will study, or already study, at Butler Community College, Wichita Area Technical College and Kansas State University, according to the release.

Along with the association, funding of the scholarships was made possible by Globe Engineering, The Bradbury Group, Aerospace Systems & Components, Wichita Area Technical College, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Great Plains Ventures, Birds Eye Holdings, Great Plains Industries and Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, according to the release.

The scholarships are distributed annually and are open to students of area high schools, colleges, trade schools and universities.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit the scholarship section of the association website at Applications must be received by Feb. 1 for the academic year starting that fall.

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath