WSU’s Barton School and WSU Tech Award $28,000 in Joint Scholarships


The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University and WSU Tech have named scholarship recipients who are participating in a joint pathway program. The two schools have committed $28,000 in scholarships for WSU Tech students committed to continuing their education with a business degree. The scholarships will be awarded equally to five students over the next two years.

“This group of students are representative of the education one receives at the Barton School – diverse, dynamic and inspiring.” said Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the Barton School. “Congratulations to all of them and I look forward to seeing what’s next for each of them on their journey.”

As members of the Shocker Pathway program, these scholarship recipients also receive a unique educational opportunity. It is a coordinated “2+2” program where students will receive an associate degree at WSU Tech during their first two years and a bachelor’s degree from the WSU Barton School the following two years. Students will receive an integrated experience with the Barton School while completing their education at WSU Tech. The Barton School will provide career and professional development workshops, exposure to Barton School student clubs and organizations, and invitations to special events and presentations to all in the program.

“This partnership and the shared scholarships aligns with our vision and mission of being one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two year colleges,” said Dr. Sheree Utash, president of WSU Tech. “We know this partnership with the Barton School will continue to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce development that supports economic development for a global economy.”


Meet The Recipients

Jessica Cristobal

Colton West

Mia LeClaire

Simon Uhrig
Business Administration