Five high school seniors win Klose Scholarship

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Klose scholars - courtesy WSU

Five high school seniors won the Doris and Ralph Klose Endowed Scholarship Tuesday.

The scholarship, awarded by the College of Applied Studies, is won through a competition between high school seniors who declare a major in math or science education at WSU.

Winners receive up to $20,000 in merit and Klose Scholarships upon joining the teacher education program their junior year.

The 2019 Klose Scholarship winners are:

  • Juan Aguilar
    Senior, Garden City Senior High School
    Planned major: Secondary education math
  • Megan Altgilbers
    Senior, Wichita Northwest High School
    Planned major: Secondary education math
  • Lailani Lemus
    Senior, Wichita Northwest High School
    Major: Secondary education biology
  • Elizabeth (Lizzie) Pierce
    Senior, Valley Center High School
    Major: Secondary education math
  • Sarah Rogers
    Mingo Valley Christian School (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
    Major: Secondary education biology

The scholarship originated from a $7.5 million gift to fund undergrad scholarships in math and science education from the estate of WSU alumni Doris and Ralph Klose.