General Business Scholarship Application

Deadline for Academic Year Awards: February 1st • You must be a student in the W. Frank Barton School of Business to apply. • You must submit a new application every year to be considered. • Please review the application before entering information. If you log out or refresh the page before completion, your information will not be saved. • It may be helpful to prepare your Personal Statement and Activity List beforehand and then copy and paste the text into the corresponding text box. Most scholarships administered by the Barton School of Business require that the recipient demonstrate financial need. For those that do, the Barton School uses the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is determined from the FAFSA. The EFC is the amount of money your family can be expected to contribute to your college costs each year. If you have not filed this form, you will still be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible (those not requiring proof of financial need). Try to fill out all information, the Barton School of Business has a few scholarships that have very specific requirements. The more information that you provide will help the scholarship committee in awarding scholarships to the appropriate students.

U. S. Citizen or Green Card Holder
Kansas Resident
Racial or Ethnic Group (optional)
Are you a first or second generation immigrant to the United States with lawful permanent residency or United States citizenship
Marital Status
For the Academic year applying for, I will be a:
Anticipated Enrollment (per semester)
Have you graduated from High School?
Will you complete the FAFSA ( for the upcoming academic year?
Will you be employed off-campus, at least part time, while enrolled at WSU?
Are you a college athlete?
Are you receiving tuition reimbursement from your employer?
Did you work during High School?
add any information here, that you did not have room for in the above fields, including if you attended more than 2 colleges add that information here

James & Catherine Buck Business Scholarship

  • To be awarded this scholarship, you must have a FAFSA on file.
  • You must be employed off-campus at least part time (minimum 8 hrs. per week).
Your cumulative GPA must be between 2.5 and 3.5 for the initial award.

If I am awarded the James & Catherine Buck Charitable Trust Scholarship, I understand that the provision of my cumulative grade point average (GPA) is a specific requirement of the Trust.  In consideration of my receiving this scholarship support, I specifically authorize Wichita State University to release my GPA to the Bank of America, N.A. as Trustee for the James & Catherine Buck Charitable Trust and further waive my rights under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 in this regard.
I verify I meet the above requirements and I would like to be considered for this scholarship:
For Accounting Majors ONLY: (skip this section if not applicable).
Upon graduation will you be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA exam?
Do you plan on getting your Masters of Accountancy degree from WSU?
Do you plan to work in:


By entering the information below and submitting this application for review. I certify that all the answers I have given are correct to the best of my knowledge.  I grant permission to obtain information about my grade point average, enrollment status and financial status to evaluate my candidacy for scholarship awards. I understand this information will be kept confidential and will be available only to Scholarship Committee members or donors having a need to know for the purpose of scholarship determination. If I am awarded a scholarship, I authorize the University to publish my name as a scholarship recipient.
No recipient will be excluded from consideration on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability.