Klose Scholars for the 2013-2014 academic year have been named at Wichita State University. Laura Brockmeyer, Wichita Heights High School; Shannon Crow, Valley Center High School; and Lydia Newquist, Salina South High School, were the top three finalists in the Klose Scholarship Competition held at Corbin Education Center on the WSU campus.
The Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship covers the top three finalists' tuition, books and fees for their junior and senior years at WSU. Other scholarships and financial aid packages can pay for those costs during their freshman and sophomore years.
High school seniors who apply to Wichita State and declare a math or science education major in the College of Education, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT composite score are eligible to compete for the scholarship.
Ralph and Doris Klose left a $7.5 million estate to the WSU Foundation for math and science education scholarships in the College of Education. The gift is the largest in the nation to fund scholarships for future math and science teachers.