2005 O.K. Bouwsma and Don Welch Family Scholarships Awarded

Dr. David Rozema
Department of Philosophy, 308.865.8298

The University of Nebraska at Kearney has announced the recipients of the O.K. Bouwsma and Don Welch Family Scholarships for 2005.

The scholarships, which are awarded through the philosophy department at UNK based on an essay competition, recognize strong philosophical writing. The essays are read, judged and ranked by the members of the Department of Philosophy.

The O.K. Bouwsma Scholarship was created by a $200,000 gift by an anonymous donor. The award was named after Dr. O.K. Bouwsma, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln from 1928-1965. During his 37-year stint at UNL, Dr. Bouwsma was considered a leading scholar and noted as an outstanding teacher, which later earned him the Outstanding Nebraskan faculty award.   Dr. Welch, a UNK emeritus professor of English and an award-winning poet, taught at UNK from 1959-1997.

Scholarship recipients are listed below alphabetically by hometown within each category:

Bouwsma Scholarships:

     Michael Adelman ($600)     Columbus
Ryan Stastny ($600)         David City
Damon Watson ($2,000)     Grand Island
Kassandra Montag ($600)     Kearney
Anne Nagel ($1,500)     Kearney
John Lee ($600)         O’Neill
Melanie Spilinek ($600)     Weeping Water
Takeshi Morisato ($2,000)     Tokyo, Japan

Welch Family Scholarship for Poetry and Philosophy:

     Kassandra Montag ($1,264)  Kearney

One-course scholarship recipients ($400 each):

     Dayla Lutz             Benkelman
Mark Lind             Kearney
Rick Marlatt             Kearney
John Hansen             Omaha
John Jensen             Wayne