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Congratulations to the 2020 Academic & Legacy Scholarship Winners

FEI Kansas City, alongside Strategic Partner Bukaty Companies, congratulates the 2020 Academic & Legacy Scholarship Winners!

FEI KC is proud to award these scholarships annually. The number of scholarship varies based on funding from our Academic Level Strategic Partners and the FEI KC. Bukaty Companies is the Strategic Partner collaborating with FEI IN 2020.

The Academic Scholarship awards college student(s) from colleges and universities in the Kansas City region who are pursuing a degree in finance or accounting and demonstrate academic excellence. One Legacy scholarship is given each year to a high-school senior or college student who demonstrates excellence in academics and the community. Legacy scholars can be pursuing any degree field, but must be the child or grandchild of a current FEI KC Member.

Jim Martin is the Board member who coordinates the scholarships each year.

2020 Academic & Legacy Scholarship Winners!

Grace Dieleman

Legacy Scholar Grace Dieleman is a 2020 graduate of Park Hill South High School. She is the daughter of FEI KC member Michael Dieleman. Grace is a four-year Academic All-State Softball athlete, was named Most Outstanding Sophomore in Student Council, awarded Superior Writing Award by the Missouri Press Association for her newspaper article. She is also an All Conference, District, Sectional Javelin thrower. She is a volunteer at Northland Miracles and has started her own small business. Grace will attend Elon University this fall and is evaluating Communications, Political Science, Marketing and International Business as possible degree choices.

Andrew Forman

Academic Scholar Andrew Foreman is a senior majoring in accounting and finance at Washburn University. Andrew has earned the Magnificent Seven Entrepreneurship Scholarship, the Koch Discovery Scholarship, Masonic Foundation Scholarship and the Peer Educator Scholarship. He won the 2018 and the 2019 Washburn Pitch Competition and won the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge Best Pitch in 2019. He has completed Internships with four organizations (including 2 CPA firms). He started his first business while a student at Washburn and plans to continue in business after graduating.

Alec McClendon

Academic Scholar Alec McClendon is a senior Finance Major at the University of Central Missouri. At UCM, Alec was a Missouri Bright Flight Scholar. He also won the Missouri Central Red & Black Scholarship and the Harold and Sherralyn Craven Scholarship. As a volunteer, Alec built houses for Habitat for Humanity and he participated in the US Army ROTC program. His goals include becoming a CFA and starting his career as a financial analyst in a large corporation.

Madeline Salanski

Academic Scholar Madeline Salanski is majoring in accounting at Rockhurst. Madeline earned the Finucane Service Scholarship and has volunteered and provided service leadership at the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, Harvester’s and St. Luke’s Hospital Children’s Spot. She recently completed an accounting internship at Burns and McDonnell and will be interning with CBIZ next year. Maddie has also been accepted in Rockhurst’s graduate business program. Her goals include becoming a CPA and starting her career in public accounting.

Kyle Zimmerschied

Academic Scholar Kyle Zimmerschied is a senior majoring in Finance at the University of Missouri. At MU Kyle has earned the Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Bright Flight Scholarship, the NISA Finance Scholarship, Albert Winemiller Statistics Scholarship, and the Leaders Board Excellence Award. He also volunteers at the KC Rescue Mission and the University of Missouri Christian Campus House. Kyle has been accepted into the University of Missouri Finance PhD program and is planning a career in financial management.


Typically, our April dinner meeting is our annual academic awards night. Due to the social distancing orders, the winners were presented with the certificates and awards by mail.

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