Students from western Kansas have a new opportunity to travel the world. A $5,000 fellowship has been established with the Fort Hays State University Endowment Association that enables students to travel abroad to experience different cultures.
The fellowship was started by Michael Durall, a 1970 graduate of FHSU, who wanted to give students from small western Kansas towns the chance to visit art museums, archeological sites and galleries to which they don't generally have access.
Durall started the fund in honor of Andrea "Andi" Powers, a 1992 graduate of FHSU who died of papillary cancer.
Powers received her master's degree in art history at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. After graduation, she worked for the American Federation of the Arts in New York City, N.Y., as a curatorial assistant.
The FHSU Endowment Association, established in 1945, is an independent, non-profit corporation designated by the state of Kansas to receive gifts on behalf of Fort Hays State University. For more information, call 1-888-628-1060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fhsuednwoment.com.