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Kourtney Zwiener named to Koch Scholars program


Posted Date: 02/21/2019

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Kourtney Zwiener, a senior at Andover Central High School, is one of 10 recipients of the Koch Scholars program for the fall 2019 semester. Selected from more than 100 applicants, each recipient will each be awarded between $30,000 and $45,000 during their four-year attendance at WSU.

Kourtney plans to major in Computer Science and is excited to join the Cohen Honors College to learn about topics broader than her major. She is also looking forward to making life-long friends and connections. After graduation, she would like to stay in the Wichita area and be part of the people that build this city up just like it has built her up, but seeing different parts of the world has always been a dream of hers.

“The Koch Scholars program provides students the opportunity to pursue an education where they can explore their passions, develop their unique talents and achieve success,” said Meredith Olson, vice president of public affairs at Koch Industries.

This competitive scholarship program targets high school seniors enrolling in the College of Engineering or the W. Frank Barton School of Business. All Koch scholars are members of the Cohen Honors College and participate in community service and professional development activities throughout the year. Scholarship selection is based on high academic achievement including GPA and test scores, work experience, volunteer and leadership experiences, an essay and an interview process.