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Natalie Vines Awarded Maud Wyatt Scholarship

Natalie Vines - Maud Wyatt Scholarship

This article was provided by the Kansas Independent College Foundation

Topeka, Kansas – The Kansas Independent College Foundation, (KICF), on behalf of its 20-member institutions, is proud to announce the 2021 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship Recipients. KICF awards up to 20 individual scholarships, one for a student at each Foundation member institution. The recipients are all full-time, degree-seeking students on the cusp of graduation, and have each demonstrated excellence in academics, character and integrity, and a commitment to the value of a private college education in Kansas. These students lifted the spirit of their respective communities during this historic year while also maintaining GPAs of 3.5 or above.

While gender was not a factor or criteria in any recipient’s selection, and the individual colleges do not collaborate on their nominations, it is noteworthy that, for the first time, all 20 winners are women. Please help us congratulate our 2021 recipients.

  • Baker University: Patricia Moore from Raymore, MO, a Physical Education & Health major with a 3.93 GPA
  • Barclay College: Susan Andersen from Kinsley, a Business Administration major with a 3.94 GPA
  • Benedictine College: Lara Salgado from Wichita, a Journalism major with a 3.62 GPA
  • Bethany College: Addison Botkin from Topeka, a Marketing & Sports Management major with a 3.98 GPA
  • Bethel College: Sandy Dao from Salina, a Biology major with a 3.80 GPA
  • Central Christian College of Kansas: Natalie Vines from Concordia, an Exercise Science major with a 3.76 GPA
  • Cleveland University Kansas City: Theresia Harris from Independence, MO, a Radiologic Technology major with a 3.50 GPA
  • Donnelly College: Brenda Martinez from Kansas City, MO, a Liberal Arts major with a 3.50 GPA
  • Friends University: Astrid Garcia from Newton, an Elementary Education major with a 3.80 GPA
  • Hesston College: Star Her Many Horses from Lawrence, a Business major with a 3.76 GPA
  • Kansas Wesleyan University: Emily Monson from Cheney, a Graphic Design major with a 4.0
  • Manhattan Christian College: Lillian Reed from Cunningham, a Bible and Leadership major with a 3.97 GPA
  • McPherson College: Shyanne Henkis from Lavean, AZ, a Sociology major with a 3.80 GPA
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University: Isabella Cavanaugh from Bonner Springs, a Ministry major with a 3.88 GPA
  • Newman University: Kelly Mai from Wichita, a Criminal Justice major with a 3.87 GPA
  • Ottawa University: Kylee Weber from Overland Park, a Communications major with a 4.0
  • Southwestern College: Jessica Coleman from Salina, a Health Science major with a 3.97 GPA
  • Sterling College: Kaylea Hein from Wichita, KS, a Health Science major with a 3.72 GPA
  • Tabor College: Abigail Sechrist from Hillsboro, a Psychology major with a 3.99 GPA
  • University of St. Mary: Natasha Ortiz from Albuquerque, NM, an Exercise Science major with a 3.60 GPA

“The diversity of majors reflects the many ways private college students find purpose and success in the world,” says KICF President Matthew Lindsey upon the announcement of the 2021 Maud Wyatt Scholarships. KICF is confident that these scholarships will help them complete a degree that is preparing them for a lifetime of professional and personal fulfillment.

Central Christian College of Kansas (CCCK) is proud that its own Natalie Vines was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the award. Natalie is a Kansas native and avid softball player, having played for Central’s softball team for the past three years. A senior, she will serve as Student Body President this next academic school year.

Cathy Brown, CCCK’s Chief Student Engagement Officer, was excited for Natalie saying,

Natalie Vines is well-deserving of this scholarship. As Student Body President, I am thrilled to see her leadership skills in action as she continues to do what she loves: serving others. She is someone that teammates and peers can count on and often seek out for guidance. I am happy to see her receive this award and look forward to seeing her leadership abilities continue to grow.

The Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship was established in 1995 through the generosity of Maud Wyatt, whose bequest has supported the work of KICF and its institutions since 1961. The Kansas Independent College Foundation seeks to develop, promote, and direct unified approaches to selected corporations, foundations, and individuals for financial support of Kansas’ independent colleges and universities.


Located in Topeka, the Kansas Independent College Foundation is a 501(c)3 that develops and enhances the competitive standing of its 20-member independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and strives to assure opportunity and choice in higher education for all students. For more information on the Foundation, or for additional quotes from the winners, please contact Jesyca Hope at 785-235-9877 or


Central Christian College of Kansas is a regionally accredited institution offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs. Central strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person – heart, mind, soul, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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