Wichita State adds $4.2 million in student scholarships


The state of Kansas has allocated $4.2 million from the state’s budget (House Bill 2184) to Wichita State for need-based aid. 

The funding will be targeted toward providing need-based scholarships to Pell-eligible Kansas students admitted to start at WSU this fall. Priority will be given to students admitted by May 1 with eligible FAFSA on file. 

The $4.2 million allocated to Wichita State was the largest amount given to any Regents university — a reflection of the volume of need-based students WSU has compared to other institutions. 

The first-come, first-served scholarships will be provided to expand the Shocker Promise Scholarship to more under-resourced students from Kansas high schools. Scholarships cover any remaining tuition/fee costs, as well as a partial housing scholarship. 

To be eligible, students must be: 

  • A high school student admitted as a new WSU student for fall 2023
  • A Kansas Resident
  • Pell eligible with a family income at or below $50,000
  • Minimum 2.5 high school GPA
  • Be accepted and enrolled at WSU by June 1, 2023 

If you know any students who fit the above criteria, please guide them to wichita.edu/shockerpromise for more information. 

About Wichita State University

Wichita State University is Kansas' only urban public research university, enrolling almost 22,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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