Quiring, Selzer earn scholarships through Kansas Independent College Association

Adrienne Selzer and Ian Quiring win scholarships through KICA

The Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICA) awarded new scholarships to 21 notable winners for the third year, using a portion of the annual donations to the KICF Gift Fund.  Recognizing meritorious students through a competitive process is a powerful way to support their educational endeavors and help bring attention to the high quality of our students and the work of our independent colleges across Kansas. KICA received over 105 total nominations for its annual collection of merit-based scholarships.

In announcing our 2024 Green and Gold Scholarship recipients, KICA President Matt Lindsey says, “Everyone deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve their goals, regardless of their background or circumstances. Kansas will succeed when it supports all students. These scholarships are our contribution to that support.”

Growing Kansas Future Scholarship: Ian Quiring (SR, Saratoga Springs, Utah)

  • Recognizing students from outside of Kansas who commit to staying in Kansas after graduation

Future Leaders in Arts Scholarship: Adrienne Selzer (SO, Newton, Kan.)

A volunteer panel of 10 judges helped select the 17 winners. The reviewers hail from around the country and have diverse business, government, community, and education expertise. They are Tami Bartunek, Office of U.S. Senator Roger Marshall;  Brandon Brungardt, Hutton Corporation; Shane Carter, Kansas Department of Education; Chris Crook, KanREN; Abel Frederic, United Way of the Plains; Laura Hayden, Pioneer College Caterers; Bradon Owens, Pharos Resources; Bryan Schultz, Kansas State Fair; Scott Tschudy, Martin Pringle; and Suzanne Vieth, NAICU.

In reflecting on the judging process, Laura Hayden of PCC shared, “It was heartwarming to hear from so many student essays, the aspirations, and blessings they realized from being part of tight-knit and caring campus communities.  It was evident that KICF has a wonderful network of higher education campuses who not only focus on the student’s success but support the individual.”

KICA awards these scholarships to celebrate our diverse and talented student community who demonstrate a commitment to excellence, virtue, and integrity. Together these students represent 10 of KICF’s 21 member schools. Each nominated student had to submit detailed essays about their leadership training, their future career goals, and why they chose an independent option for their higher education. Please join us in congratulating our 2023-24 winners!

Learn more about the Green and Gold Scholarship recipients.

This release is courtesy of the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA). Tabor College is one of 21 represented institutions. Contact the KICA at 785-554-0247 or Tabor College Communications at 620-947-3121 (ext. 1225) for more information on this release.


The Kansas Community College Trustees Association serves as the voice of the Kansas Community Colleges. The Kansas Independent College Association develops and enhances the competitive standing of its 20 member colleges by coordinating efforts including professional development and collaboration, governmental advocacy, and public engagement collectively aimed at supporting students and their success. For More Information, contact Jesyca Hope, KICA VP for Member Programs and Outreach, at jesyca@kscolleges.org or 785-554-0247.