Kyle Rogers of Wichita, Kan., is this year’s Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship recipient at William Woods University. The McNutt Scholarship is awarded to only one incoming student each year.
The scholarship was created in memory of WWU alumna Amy Shelton McNutt to honor an outstanding student who possesses the same qualities of dedication to service, campus leadership and high standards of scholarship for which McNutt is remembered.
The Amy Shelton McNutt Scholarship covers 75 percent of tuition, room and board at WWU. The scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues to live up to the same standards of dedication to hard work, education and philanthropy for which McNutt was known. Requirements are active participation in campus and community service organizations, and remaining in good social standing while maintaining full-time academic status.
Rogers should have no problem emulating McNutt, judging from his impressive resume of extra-curricular activities and volunteer work in the Wichita community.
At Wichita North High School, Rogers participated in cross country, track and field, swim team, band, debate and Madrigals. He was captain of the cross country team and named Novice Debater of the Year and Junior Musician of the Year.
Rogers was president of National Honors Society, captain of Scholars Bowl and, with a 28 on his ACT and a 3.788 GPA, he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class.
His volunteer credits include tutoring low-income preschoolers and fourth graders, serving breakfast for the homeless with his church, and offering his services to numerous political campaigns.
Rogers, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Rogers, intends to major in history and run cross-country and track at William Woods.