“Because of the scholarship, I will be able to attend school without working, which will aid my studies tremendously. Additionally, because I will not have to work, I will be able to continue my volunteer activities with the MS society, actively participate in Law Journal, participate in an externship with a local judge, and take on other activities that will aid my legal studies.”
Weigand Scholar: 2007, 2008
B.B.A., emphasis in International Business
Wichita State University, 2001
J.D., Washburn University School of Law, 2008
- Washburn Law Journal
Social Security Administration
- Women’s Legal Forum
- International Business Study
- Kansas Bar Association
Aimee Betzen was a Weigand Scholar during her last two years at Washburn University School of Law. While there, she received two top papers and was selected as staff member for the Washburn Law Journal.
Throughout her undergraduate years, Aimee also worked at Intrust Bank in Wichita in various positions, ultimately serving at the Lead Customer Service Representative. While there, she was recognized with several business awards for her individual and team performance.
Despite her many successes, she lists the Weigand scholarship as one of her most meaningful accomplishments.
“Receiving the Weigand scholarship is a wonderful opportunity.” Betzen said. “The generosity of the Trust is truly inspiring.”
Aimee’s summer work during law school included a position as Research Assistant with Washburn Professor Markel, researching Constitutional Law issues in addition to volunteering in the Public Defender’s Office in Missouri.
Aimee’s charitable contributions include service through organizations such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Pantry, and the American Heart Association.
Following graduation, Aimee passed the Kansas Bar, and accepted employment with Parmele Law Firm, in Wichita, Kansas. In July, 2010, Aimee began working at the Shawnee County Counselor’s office, representing the County in civil disputes. Most recently, in August, 2013, Aimee accepted a position with the Social Security Administration in Kansas City.
“Kansas is home to me, not only because my family is here, but because the person I am has been influenced by the state and the Kansans I have been privileged to know. After law school, I hope to be a positive influence to other Kansans.”