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Dec. 1, 2005
Contact: Jen Humphrey, KU Endowment Association, (785) 832-7398.

KU awards $8 million in private scholarships for Fall 2005 semester

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas has awarded $8 million in privately funded scholarships to students in fall 2005.

The $8 million supported 7,200 need- and merit-based scholarships awarded to 4,900 students on KU’s campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Kan., Overland Park and Wichita. Many students receive more than one scholarship. The total does not reflect scholarships for the spring 2006 semester.

The amount of support for need- and merit-based scholarships increased more than $880,000 from $7.1 million in fall 2004. The $8 million in need- and merit-based scholarships awarded in fall 2005 is a portion of the $11.1 million total in privately funded aid awarded this fall, which included scholarships, graduate fellowships and awards.

Virtually all scholarships awarded by KU are supported through private contributions to KU Endowment. KU Endowment, an independent, nonprofit fund-raising and fund-management organization, administers the scholarship funds.

A listing of students and the scholarships they received is available at www.news.ku.edu/2005/december/1/directory.shtml.

The students represent 103 of Kansas’ 105 counties, 44 states and 46 countries, overseas territories or principalities. Kansas counties:Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Lane, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita, Wilson, Woodson and Wyandotte.

States: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Armed Forces.

Countries, territories or principalities: Algeria, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Senegal, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.

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