Linwood Sexton Scholarship awarded to Northwest High senior
Mar 27, 2012 2:59 PM | Print
The four-year scholarship provides full tuition, books, fees and on-campus housing, and has opened the door for Llamas to earn a college education.
Llamas is described by his high school counselor as a student "who is genuinely nice and has a strong moral compass."
A student leader
Llamas recalls a time in class when he was required to choose one object that could symbolize his life. He selected a light house.
When his teacher asked, "Why a light house?" he explained, "Well, because I love to help others. During the day a light house is there, but has no real purpose. At night a light house truly is amazing. A light house shines at night and leads others when they are lost or struggling." He expressed his ability to lead, help and be there for others when they need someone to lean on.
Llamas looks forward to attending Wichita State in the fall and plans to major in athletic training.
Sexton, a Wichita State legend in football, is a member of the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame and Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. An untiring advocate for equal opportunity and social justice, he has been honored with many awards for his efforts in promoting understanding and respect among people of different racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Incoming freshman applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. All students are eligible to apply, but preference is given to minority students.
The scholarship is automatically renewed as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. The application review process is completed by Sexton and staff representatives from Campus Life and University Relations, as well as faculty from the W. Frank Barton School of Business and the College of Education.
Each applicant is required to submit various scholarship materials, including a one-page essay on why he/she should be the recipient of the award.
WSU to expand shuttle system
WSU professor dedicates time to antiviral research
WSU human trafficking center bridges gap to community
Google Glass safety drives WSU professor's research
Wichita State's Upward Bound program cultivates leaders
New WSU initiative helps public health system
WSU research helping senior citizens with technology
KMUW general manager set to retire
Wichita State plans fall commencement ceremony
Canta Carol Run at WSU set for Dec. 14
University Bookstore to hold Minute to Win It Shopping Spree
Wichita State research could benefit elderly drivers
WSU School of Social Work explores social media
WSU's Opliger named Outstanding Student of the Year
Gonzalez named new EEO director at WSU
Spinal cord repair is the focus of WSU researcher
Former WSU VP wins prestigious award
KMUW news director adds depth to Wichita news scene
Srithongrung accepts position at WSU
Wichita is a finalist for US2020 City Competition
Two faculty named Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellows
WSU's model spreads hunger awareness abroad
New center caters to military and veterans
WSU students get free Fine Arts tickets