Piper senior selected for urban leadership scholarship at K-State

Daijah Jones

Daijah Jones, a senior at Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas, has been named a recipient of the Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship at Kansas State University.

The scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have made contributions to the urban communities in which they live.

Four high school students were chosen to be recipients of the scholarship. Other recipients are from Overland Park, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. They will receive the $5,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year.

The university received 151 applications for the scholarship, and a selection committee chose seven finalists to interview. Finalists participated in an on-campus interview and recognition day.

Scholarships are renewable for up to three years with a 3.25 Kansas State University GPA. All finalists also will participate in undergraduate research through the university’s Developing Scholars Program.

This scholarship is made possible by the Edgerley and Franklin families who continuously demonstrate leadership and support of service to individuals from urban areas. It was created in memory of Bernard Franklin’s wife, Elsia, who was committed to helping better the lives of young girls in urban Alabama.

The Edgerleys have been longtime supporters of Kansas State University, contributing to a number of scholarships, funds and faculty chairs in the past 12 years, including the Paul B. and Sandra M. Edgerley Business Administration Scholarship, the Paul B. Edgerley Chair in Business Administration, the Robert M. Edgerley Chair in International Business; the Edgerley Family Dean in the College of Business Administration; and the President Wefald Leadership Chair in the College of Business Administration.

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