Scholarship Deadline

It is time to remind people that the deadline for the Kansas Paraguay Study Abroad Scholarship is March 1, 2014. Just click on the Scholarship tab at the top of the page for all of the information and the application. Any questions? Write John Poertner at jpoertner@sunflower.com

Sarah Stern Among Top 10 College Women

Check out this article in glamor magazine naming Sarah Stern one of the top 10 college women.  Sarah received the KPP Scholarship for studying in Paraguay as an intern with the Fundacion Paraguaya.

http://www.glamour.com/inspired/2012/04/top-10-college-women-2012-sarah-stern?fb_ref=social_fblike&fb_source=home_multiline

Presentation by 2008-2009 KPP Scholarship Winner

Matt Hoge

Over the weekend, Matt Hoge, a KU graduate student in Latin American Studies, gave a comprehensive overview of his experiences, observations and some conclusions about the usage of microfinance in Paraguay to participants in the 2009 Annual meeting of the Kansas Paraguay Partners. Matt was selected for the 2008-2009 KPP Scholarship and worked as an intern with Fundación Paraguaya, studying microfinance as a strategy for economic development in Paraguay.

You can download and view his powerpoint presentation below.

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Experiences with Microfinance in Paraguay by Matt Hoge, KU

2008-2009 Scholarship Winners Announced

Matt Hoge, a KU graduate student in Latin American Studies, has been selected for the 2008-2009 KPP Scholarship. Matt is an intern with Fundación Paraguaya, studying microfinance as a strategy for economic development in Paraguay.

Jazmín Ramirez, a senior in political science at Pittsburg State University, was selected by the CPK to receive their portion of the 08-09 scholarship.

For the Nelson DeBarros International Student Scholarship Fund at Kansas State University, the Comité recommended Cesar Caballero, in the Master of Food Microbiology Department, to receive the balance remaining in the fund.

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients–bien hecho!

2008 Scholarships Awarded

At the June board meeting, Matt Hoge, a KU graduate student in Latin American Studies, was approved for the 2008-09 KPP scholarship. He is doing an internship with Fundación Paraguaya to study microfinance as a strategy for economic development in Paraguay.

The Comité Paraguay Kansas, in Paraguay awarded their portion of the 08-09 scholarship funds to Jazmin Ramirez, a senior in political science at Pittsburg State University.

For the Nelson DeBarros International Student Scholarship Fund at Kansas State, the Comité recommended Cesar Caballero, a Kansas State student in the Master of Food Microbiology department, to receive the balance remaining in the DeBarros fund.

Submitted by Edith Black, KPP University Linkage Chair

2007 CPK Scholarship Awarded

The first recipient of the Comité Paraguay Kansas Special Merit Scholarship was Lorenzo Veloso (pictured below, on the campus of Kansas State University). Lorenzo first came to Kansas with a CPK internship at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Kansas State University in 2002-2003. Lorenzo returned to K-State in the fall of 2004, to pursue graduate studies. The 2007 CPK scholarship helped cover tuition and fees, making it possible for Lorenzo to graduate in May of this year with an MS in Meat Science and Industry.

Congratulations, Lorenzo!

Amanda Heter, First KPP Scholarship Winner

Kansas University Graduate student in Latin American Studies was the winner of the first scholarship offered to a Kansas scholar. Amanda gave a presentation of her research and findings on “Women and Micro-Enterprise in Asuncion and Ciudad del Este Paraguay.” To see more slides from Amanda’s presentation go to the photo album from the 2008 KPP Annual Meeting!

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