Barton School of Business
AGH Scholarship Competition
November 17, 2023

Sponsored by Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik, L.C.

to select the $50,000 Clay Barton Endowed Scholarship

The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University invites graduating seniors to compete in the Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik Scholarship Competition. Scholarship awards will be given to the top finalist and the final selection will be awarded the $50,000 Clay Barton Scholarship.

To be eligible to compete, you must

  • Be a May 2024 high school graduate and
    • Have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.50 OR
    • Have a minimum of 27 composite ACT OR
    • Have 1280 for SAT OR
    • Rank in the top ten percent of your class at the end of your junior year
  • Declare a Business Major in accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, management, management information systems, or marketing
  • The application deadline for the competition is November 3, 2023.

Qualified students are welcome to attend and can submit their RSVP by clicking here or by visiting

Have questions? Attend our virtual AGH Information Session on October 4.

Attend our virtual AGH Information Session on October 4

If you have questions regarding scholarships or your RSVP to the AGH Scholarship Competition, please email

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to seek out additional scholarship opportunities via ScholarshipUniverse. We have linked a guide below on how to set up your account.

Here's our friendly guide for setting up your Scholarship Universe account.

Information about the Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship Competition
Information about the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the schedule for the AGH competition 
  • This year, we will be hosting two separate sessions. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Students are to pick ONE session to attend.
    • Morning session: 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon session: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Students who are interviewing for the Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship will interview between 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Further information will be provided in confirmation emails.
What is the format of the AGH competition?
  • The AGH scholarship competition will take place in person at Woolsey Hall, Wichita State University Main Campus
What time is the AGH competition?
  • Students will pick one session: the morning session from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. or the afternoon session from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Do I need to prepare anything prior to the competition?
  • No, we will have everything you need that day.
Will the 2nd round of the competition be in person?
  • Yes, if you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited back to campus.
When is the finalist round?
  • The finalist round will be in January, the date and time TBD.
May I participate in AGH and DSI?
  • Yes! The more the merrier!
How are the winners selected?
  • The Scholarship Committee will select six finalist to return to campus for a final round of interviewing prior to the selection of the $50,000 Clay Barton Scholar.
Who do I contact if I have questions? 
  • You can send your questions via email to
Past Barton Scholars
  • 2023 Isabella Kilman
  • 2022 Ella Hough-Tucker
  • 2021 Trinity Soderstrom
  • 2020 Austin Rea
  • 2019  Trevor Cumpston
  • 2018  Joshua "Tate" Watts
  • 2017  Anisia Brumley
  • 2016  Caelan Dean
  • 2015  Alyssa Ward
  • 2014  Bailey Bryand
  • 2013  Kiah Duggins
  • 2012  David Berry
  • 2011  Jessica Crumrine
  • 2010  Blake Krier
  • 2008  Rochel Groene
  • 2007  David Friedberg
  • 2006  Timothy Wilson
  • 2005  Jeff Orr
  • 2004  Katie Kontz
  • 2003  Casey Woolfolk
  • 2002  Lance Miller
  • 2001  Kristen Munday
  • 2000  Tiffany Pankratz
  • 1999  Mary Rachel Hattrup
  • 1998  Amanda Nelson
  • 1997  Jennifer Morrow
  • 1996  Collin Stieben
  • 1995  Joseph Hand
  • 1994  Joseph John Wawrzaszek Jr
  • 1993  LaTisha Garner
  • 1992  Gregory Richards
  • 1991  Erika Plagge