Sterling’s Hein named a 2021 KICF Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship Recipient

Sterling’s Hein named a 2021 KICF Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship Recipient
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sterling College student Kaylea Hein, of Wichita, was awarded a 2021 Maud Wyatt Recognition Scholarship from the Kansas Independent College Foundation. KICF awards up to 20 individual scholarships, one for a student at each Foundation member institution. Hein is a Health Science major with a 3.72 GPA at Sterling. 

“Kaylea is respected by her professors and classmates. She excels both in and out of the classroom and is a wonderful example for others,” said Mitzi Suhler, vice president for enrollment services.

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. 

“The diversity of majors reflects the many ways private college students find purpose and success in the world,” said KICF President Matthew Lindsey.

KICF is confident that this scholarship will help students complete a degree that is preparing them for a lifetime of professional and personal fulfillment. This 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

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