WSU business school surpasses $1 million scholarship landmark


The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University has surpassed seven figures in annual scholarships for its students, with funds being distributed throughout the 2021-2022 season.

It’s the first time the Barton School has reached this major milestone, which was made possible by a collection of substantial funds given to the Barton School by generous donors and supporters.

This achievement is another example of how Wichita State prioritizes the goal of providing an accessible, affordable and impactful higher education for all students.

“Giving our students opportunities they deserve is our top priority,” said Dr. Larisa Genin, dean of the Barton School of Business. “$1 million in scholarships is life changing for so many of our students. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our donors and the WSU Foundation, who have helped secure these scholarships over a number of years.”

The $1 million landmark features a combination of substantial scholarships and other significant educational assistance that supports many programs, majors and disciplines.

“Scholarships have a transformational impact on students,” said Elizabeth King, president of the WSU Foundation. “Not only do they ease the financial burden of higher education, they provide emotional relief and instill confidence in their recipients.”

These scholarships, coupled with the academic offerings, applied learning opportunities, innovation programming and the industry experts and knowledgeable faculty make the Barton School the destination for business students.

“The Barton Scholarship has completely changed how I view my opportunities during and after college,” shared Ella Tucker, who was named the 2022 Clay Barton Scholar, which awards $50,000 every year and is one of the largest business scholarships in Kansas. “I feel like I have the whole world in front of me.”

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