Matching gifts allow alumni to bolster scholarship gift
By Hayli Morrison
Decreased state funding for Kansas State University inspired David and Pamela Beardmore to support students with a new scholarship.
The David and Pamela Beardmore Chemical Engineering Scholarship, boosted by matching gifts from David’s employer, ConocoPhillips, will support chemical engineering students preparing to enter the workforce.
“I hope it provides a student a little breathing room to attend K-State, so they can focus on studying and less on working to fund their attendance,” David said. “There are so many ways to get involved at K-State, and all those activities help you later in your career.”
The Missouri City, Texas, couple, both K-State alumni, felt a chemical engineering degree has very broad application in the marketplace.
“It prepares students for an array of careers, so we feel comfortable that we’ll be helping create a productive professional,” David said. “We feel that this scholarship will definitely have a positive impact.”