Scholarships for Undergraduate and Graduate

Business Students


The W. Frank Barton School of Business annually awards over $1,000,000 each year in all areas of business.  Scholarships are mostly based on academic achievement and need-based. These awards are made possible by our gracious donors. Their generous gifts provide over 300 students the opportunity to continue their studies in the field of business.

Most business scholarship recipients are selected using our online General Business Scholarship Application. This application is open from November 1 through February 1 each academic year, and applications received during this application period are used to select recipients for the following academic year.  The awarding process begins in March and goes through August to have all scholarships awarded, if you receive a scholarship you will be sent an email.

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AGH Scholarship Competition (Clay Barton Scholar) for High School Seniors

AGH Scholarship Competition (deadline 11/1/2021)

The W. Frank Barton School of Business 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 apply go to –

Jabara Entrepreneurship Competition for High School Seniors

Professor Fran Jabara Scholarship Competition (deadline 12/13/2021) 

The W. Frank Barton School of Business awards two $30,000 Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship each year to students majoring or double-majoring in Entrepreneurship.  The scholarship in awarded over a four year period.

Koch Scholars Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

Koch Scholars Scholarship Program

The Koch Scholars scholarships award up to $30,000 (in-state) or $45,000 (out-of-state) for up to four years of study to incoming Honors freshmen students declaring a major in computer engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, accounting, economics, finance or management information systems. Up to seven students will be selecte

General Business Scholarship Application Information

The Barton School of Business has over 170 active scholarship funds. The eligibility criteria is unique to each scholarship based on the guidelines set forth by the donor. Some are merit-based and need-based scholarships. With the exception of the James and Catherine Buck Business Scholarship, nearly all business undergraduate scholarships are awarded using the General Business Scholarship Application.

General Business School Scholarship Application (priority deadline February 1, 2022 for 2022-2023)  

This is for both undergraduate and graduate students

*Information about the recipient, such as name, address, major will be given to the donor of the scholarship they are receiving.

James and Catherine Buck Scholarship in Business
James and Catherine Buck Charitable Trust Scholarship (priority deadline February 1, 2022 for 2022-2023) 
Requirements for this scholarship: Full-time undergraduate student; GPA between 2.5 and 3.5; be employed off campus a minium of 8 hours per week; and have financial need. The recipients names and GPA of the Buck Scholarship will be given to the trust company.
 For Accounting Students
 BKD Accountancy Scholarship (Deadline March 1, 2019 for 2019-2020)

Who Can Apply

  • Incoming freshman students
  • Incoming undergraduate transfer students
  • Current WSU undergraduate and graduate students

Application Guidelines

  • Most business scholarships require a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. If your GPA is below 3.0, you are still welcome to complete an application, but there may be a limited number of scholarships for which you qualify.
  • Questions on the General Business Scholarship Application will be used to match the applicant with the guidelines of the available scholarships. Be as accurate and as thorough as possible when answering the questions.

 Application Timeline & Additional Information

  • The application period for 2022-2023 scholarship awards is open on and priority will be given to those on submitted application by February 1, 2021.  
  • Awarding scholarship for 2022-2023 will begin in February and will continue through the start of the school year until all scholarships have been awarded.

Scholarships are not automatically renewable.



Additional Scholarship Opportunities and Tips

If you have any questions regarding these scholarships, please call Joan Adkisson, Scholarship Coordinator, at (316) 978-6403 or email