Each year, as the administrator of two scholarship funds endowed with the University of Kansas Endowment, the Greater Kansas City AOII Alumnae Chapter is proud to award scholarship funds to female students who meet the requirements of each award. The Alpha Omicron Pi Scholarship and the Jessie Marie Cramer Scholarship have slightly different requirements. The AOII Scholarship is awarded to an initiated member of AOII at the undergraduate or graduate level. The Jessie Marie Cramer Scholarship must go to a female student who has completed her junior year with preference given to students from the Greater Kansas City area. Both scholarships require applicants to demonstrate financial need.

For the 2017-2018 school year, KCAOII is pleased to award $11,524 to six deserving recipients: Jennifer Mahr, Kaylee Wise, Gabrielle Schwabauer de Waal, Jenna Foiles, Jennifer McConico, & Emma Murrugarra. Please read below to learn about these outstanding winners.

Jennifer Mahr

Jennifer Mahr is a senior pre-nursing major and AOII legacy. She’s currently a member of Chi Omega sorority and has future aspirations to be a nurse living in Kansas City.

Kaylee Wise

Kaylee Wise is a graduate student working on her Master’s degree in Social Work. She would like to continue to advocate for students within a SPED program as a school social worker. 

Gabrielle Schwabauer de Waal

Gabrielle Schwabauer de Waal is a senior majoring in Literature, Language, and Writing and is currently a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She is working on her third novel and wants to help grow her family’s  business in the future to include the hosting of writing events. 

Jenna Foiles

Jenna Foiles is a senior member of Gamma Phi Beta majoring in Exercise Science. She anticipates going to Physician Assistant school upon graduation. She wants to work in orthopedics and help people. 

Jennifer McConico

Jennifer McConico is a senior majoring in Social Welfare. Jennifer also anticipates working towards a Master’s in 2019. In the future, she’d like to have a non-profit that is all inclusive and provides physical and mental health services. 

Emma Murrugarra

Emma Murrugarra is a senior majoring in Human Biology, Psychology, & Philosophy. In the future, she’d like to be a tenured faculty professor researching human cognition and mentoring young students.