Linwood Sexton Scholarship awarded to Solomon High senior
May 29, 2013 1:06 PM | Print
Share
Eddie Sandoval
Eddie Sandoval

Solomon High School (Solomon, Kan.) senior Eddie Sandoval was recently named the Linwood Sexton Scholarship recipient at Wichita State University for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The four-year scholarship provides full tuition, books, fees and on-campus housing, and has opened the door for Sandoval to get a college education.

Sandoval is described by his high school band director as the "definition of a positive attitude with his abilities to encourage others on a daily basis."

A student leader
At Solomon High School, Sandoval was successful at academics while working part-time and being involved in school activities. He lettered three years in football, basketball and marching and jazz band, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Sandoval also served as class student vice president for the past three years.

He is known throughout his community as a hard worker, often stopping to help neighbors with mowing and snow removal.

"I take pride in my work and make sure I do the best in everything I do," Sandoval said.

Sandoval looks forward to attending Wichita State in the fall and plans to major in Business Finance.

Scholarship history
The Sexton Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor its namesake, Linwood Sexton.
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.

This story has been tagged Students, Scholarships. See all RSS feeds here
Created on May 29, 2013 1:06 PM; Last modified on May 29, 2013 1:06 PM
#
HEADLINES RSS Feed
Wichita State police lend helping hand
WSU makes case for special funding priorities
Revisions made to parking plan
High School Guest Program offering $500 scholarships
Collaboration to benefit WSU students
WSU camps introduce youth to engineering
WSU Foundation welcomes two new leaders
Wichita has 'secret source' of IT talent
WSU School of Nursing benefits from grant
Multi-disciplinary field study
WSU Foundation finishes strong year
WSU director to speak on racial profiling
WSU research uses all types of people
Shuttle system adds new stops
Permits to be required to park on main campus
WSU names new director of AEGD program
WSU reorganizes admin structure
WSU, WuShock logo at IndyCar Series
WSU hosting ACT Prep Workshop
New Health Professions dean honored
Wichita State welcomes FarmHouse fraternity to campus
WSU grad overcame tragedy to earn her degree
Flint Hills Media Project covers Butler County
WSU to host forums for returning adults
'Forty Years/Forty Stories' at WSU museum
© 1995-2014 Wichita State University. All rights reserved.
Valid HTML 401