Archive for Thursday, October 20, 2005

LHS grads awarded KU scholarships

October 20, 2005

Two Lansing High School graduates have been awarded prestigious Watkins-Berger scholarships for fall 2005 at the University of Kansas.

The students are freshmen Alison Cain, daughter of John and Judith Cain, and Carolyn McKune, daughter of David McCune and Susan Olander. Cain is studying art while McCune is undecided on her major, the university said in a news release.

The scholarships provide $4,500 a year for four years for each student and are administered by the KU Endowment Association.

Watkins-Berger scholarships, which are awarded to women who graduated from Kansas high schools, are financed by the estate of philanthropist Elizabeth M. Watkins of Lawrence and an endowment in memory of Emily Berger by her younger brother, the late Arthur Berger, and his wife, Marie, of Dallas. Emily Berger, who received a bachelor's degree from KU in 1914, died in 1920 of a ruptured appendix just before receiving a master's in chemistry at KU. What became the Watkins-Berger scholarships were first established by the Bergers in 1943.

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