Katina Layos of New Tripoli, Pa., has been awarded a scholarship from the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF) in recognition of her accomplishments at William Woods University. Layos is a senior, majoring in equestrian science and special education.
Money for the scholarship came from United Parcel Service (UPS), which provided $42,750 to Missouri Colleges Fund to fund 15 unrestricted $2,850 scholarships at MCF-member independent colleges and universities. The UPS scholarship is given to a student who is an outstanding representative of their university.
Layos is the daughter of E. Dale and Patricia Layos. She holds a 3.76 grade point average and is involved in several campus organizations.
She is a member of the Chi Omega sorority and serves on the Sisterhood Committee. She participates in the Saddle Seat Club, Students for Social Work and the Honors Courses Restructuring Committee. She is a history tutor. She also volunteers at the John C. Harris Community Center, and was a mentor for students at the Rosa Parks Center during the Peace Jam Conference last year.
In her free time she enjoys reading, singing, running, volunteering, spending time with her friends and family and riding her horse, Katina’s Black Beauty.
After graduation Layos plans to work as a riding instructor. She also plans to attend graduate school to get her master’s degree in special education.