College of Engineering Scholarships
The College of Engineering awards approximately $900,000 each year in both need-based and merit-based scholarships to College of Engineering students. These awards are made possible by our generous donors, which allow us to provide over 200 students with financial assistance as they pursue their degrees at Wichita State.
Nearly all College of Engineering scholarships, as well as many general Wichita State scholarships, are awarded through a single, master application called the "New/Continuing Students" application in ScholarshipUniverse. This application is open from November 1 — February 1 each academic year. Applications received during this period are used to select recipients for the following academic year. For instructions on how to apply, expand the "How to Apply for College of Engineering & General University Scholarships" section below.
All scholarships have been awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application for 2023-2024 academic year scholarships will open on November 1 in ScholarshipUniverse. Additionally, we unfortunately do not have any scholarships available for graduate students.
The College of Engineering has over 90 active scholarship funds. These scholarships were established and funded by private donors through the WSU Foundation. The eligibility criteria is unique to each scholarship based on the guidelines set forth by the donor. Therefore, every scholarship has different criteria. Criteria for any particular scholarship may include factors such as major, GPA, class standing, financial need, involvement in engineering professional societies or other student organizations, and more. Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are available. Nearly all engineering scholarships are awarded through the "New/Continuing Students" application in ScholarshipUniverse.
Who Can Apply
- High school seniors who plan to enter WSU in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024
- Transfer students, returning adult students, and international students who plan to enter WSU in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024
- Current WSU students who will not graduate any sooner than December 2023
Application Timeline & Additional Information
The application will open on November 1, 2022 and close at 11:59pm CST on February 1, 2023. Review of applications begins in February, and all applicants will receive an email notification to their WSU email address in May 2023 indicating whether or not they have been offered a scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 Incoming New Students Start Here
- Apply for admission to Wichita State and declare a College of Engineering major in the "Academic Interest" section of your admissions application.
- The College of Engineering majors listed on the admissions application include the following: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Engineering - Undecided, Engineering Technology Management, Facilities Management, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Technology, and Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering.
- If you aren't sure which College of Engineering major you want to declare, select "Engineering - Undecided." Do not select the generic "Undecided" option or that will make you ineligible for College of Engineering scholarships.
- Once you have been admitted, you will receive an 8-digit myWSU ID from the Office of Admissions. You must be admitted to WSU and have received your myWSU ID from the Office of Admissions before you will be able to access the scholarship application system.
- Set up your myWSU student account.
- Go to wichita.edu/mywsu and click on the "Manage your password" link under the login button on the right side of the page.
- Click on "Forgot/Set up Password" button and follow the steps to create your password.
- Once you have completed the three steps above, continue on to the steps in the "Current College of Engineering Students Start Here" section below.
Current & Admitted College of Engineering Students Start Here
- Go to the WSU ScholarshipUniverse website and log in using your myWSU ID and password. Your username is your myWSU ID followed by @wichita.edu (example: A123B456@wichita.edu).
- If it is your first time logging into ScholarshipUniverse, you will be presented with
a series of questions. Be sure to answer all questions that appear on the screen.
If you don't want to answer them all the first time you enter ScholarshipUniverse,
you can come back to them at any time by clicking on the "Questions" button on the left menu. These questions are used to match you to criteria for hundreds
of internal (College of Engineering and general university) and external (organizations
outside of WSU) scholarships for which you might be eligible. For the purposes of applying for College of Engineering and general university scholarships,
be sure to complete all questions by February 1, 2023. The more questions you answer,
the more scholarships you will be matched to. (Being "matched" to a scholarship does
not mean you have been awarded the scholarship. It means you meet the criteria for
it and your application will therefore be considered for that particular scholarship,
as well as any other you are "matched" to.)
- Click on the "Applications" button on the left menu.
- Click on the "New/Continuing Students" application link to start your application. This application is for nearly all College
of Engineering scholarships, as well as other general university scholarships (with
the exception of Freshman and Transfer Merit Scholarships).
Note: In order to be considered for College of Engineering and general university scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year, you must complete all of the questions presented to you on the Questions page AND you must submit the New/Continuing Students application.
Each November, the WISE competition is held to select recipients of the prestigious Wallace Scholarship. Recipients are selected based on GPA, ACT Composite and ACT Math scores, and performance in the competition. More information about WISE, including the competition date, eligibility criteria, and instructions for applying to compete in WISE, can be found at www.wichita.edu/wise.
Who Can Apply
- High school seniors who meet the WISE competition eligbility criteria
If you have questions about College of Engineernig scholarships, contact Dr. Jason Bosch, Assistant Dean for Student Success, at firstname.lastname@example.org.