Additional Scholarship Opportunites
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to funding your education, but scholarships
(free money that doesn't have to be repaid) certainly can help. We also know you
bring a variety of skills and abilities to the table beyond great academics; that's
why Wichita State also offers scholarship opportunities that are as unique and diverse
as you! Through the generous support of our Wichita State donors, we are proud to
offer these scholarship opportunities to students in Shocker Nation.
The best place for Shockers to search for scholarships is ScholarshipUniverse, but some specific scholarships are also highlighted below and may have additional
In addition to the WSU Merit Scholarship program, Wichita State has number of additional
scholarship opportunities for incoming students.
Wichita State offers a variety of scholarships open to both incoming and current
As a current WSU student, check out these scholarships available specifically to
For new, incoming students only
Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (Freshmen)
A variety of scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen DSI participants, including three
$64,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships - three of the largest scholarships in Kansas!
Scholarship Competitions (Freshmen)
Each year a variety of scholarships are awarded to competition participants. Some
competitions are specific to students' majors or colleges, while others may have non-academic
Freshmen Merit & Incoming Student Scholarships (Freshmen)
Wichita State offers a variety of scholarships for new, admitted incoming freshmen
(coming directly from high school).
Shocker Promise Scholarships (Freshmen)
Wichita State shows its commitment to offer a quality, affordable education to incoming
freshmen who come from limited-income families in Kansas through the Shocker Promise
Scholarships. These awards provide last-dollar funding to high school graduates from
SigEp Building Balanced Men (Freshmen)
Kansas Eta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is offering four Balanced Man Scholarships
to outstanding freshman males attending Wichita State next fall. We are offering these
scholarships to the incoming male students who embody the principles of the Balanced
Man. Our aim is to recognize and reward men who strive to achieve balance, and all-around
excellence, as we believe it to be essential in achieving a satisfying college experience
Phi Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic Team Scholarship (Transfer Students)
The PTK Scholarship provides a one-year award of $1,000 for named PTK All-Kansas Academic
Team Members, first-time, full-time transfer with a minimum overall transfer GPA of
Transfer Merit Scholarships (Transfer Students)
Wichita State offers a variety of scholarships for new, admitted transfer students
(coming directly from another college or university).
For both new and current students
Academic College Scholarships
Collectively, the academic colleges of Wichita State University award more than $2
million of available scholarships annually. Each college has its own application process
The Aurora Scholarship recognizes the efforts of all incoming freshmen/all students
as they strive to be leaders at Wichita State University and in the community in hopes
of establishing a new era for women empowerment. 2020 will be our third year of hosting
this scholarship competition. In the past, we were able to award two hard-working,
exceptional students who have become integrated within our university's community.
Our organization is excited to be offering two, $400 academic scholarships open to
all WSU students, including incoming freshmen.
Kurt Budke Scholarship Application
Scholarship applications for the Kurt Budke Scholarship are accepted through March
1 by the Greater Salina Community Foundation. The Scholarship was formed in memory
of Kurt Budke. Kurt was born on June 3rd 1961 in Salina, Kansas. He grew up playing
all sports. At the completion of high school he was offered a scholarship to play
basketball at Barton County Community College. He played his final 2 years of collegiate
basketball at Washburn University. He started his coaching career at Friends University
while attaining his Master's Degree at Wichita State University. He coached at Kansas
City Kansas Community College, Allen County Community College and Trinity Valley Community
College before accepting a coaching position at Louisiana Tech University. In 2005
he became the head coach at Oklahoma State University. On November 17, 2011 he was
killed in a plane crash while on a recruiting trip.
Legacy Tuition Waiver
Designed for Non-resident students paying non-resident tuition rates whose parent,
step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent or step-grandparent graduated from WSU with
an associate, bachelor, master, or doctoral degree.
There are numerous scholarships offered by entities outside of the WSU campus and
community. This page provides resources to find them.
State of Kansas Scholarships
The State of Kansas offers a variety of state-funded grants and scholarships through
the Kansas Board of Regents. For more information on State of Kansas Student Financial Aid Programs, please contact the Kansas Board of Regents.
Zach's Wishes for Miracles Scholarship
Zach's Wishes for Miracles is a non-profit organization honoring the life of Zachary
W. Mesch-- a WSU student, Sigma Phi Epsilon member, and WU himself. We are committed
to fighting the good fight one day at a time, providing "miracles" to youth ages 18-23
years old battling cancer and supporting the dreams of WSU students by providing scholarships
annually. The organization will award a one-time, $500 scholarship to one incoming
or current undergraduate or graduate student.
For current students only
HALA Scholarship for Community Service Application
The HALA Scholarship for Community Service is made possible through funding from the
Educational Opportunity Fund. Designed for US citizen or permanent resident students
who are enrolled full time at WSU, have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and have a
minimum of 12 credit hours completed prior to submission of the application.
James B. Pearson Fellowship
Established in 1979, the Pearson Fellowship provides assistance to graduate students
with approved study abroad programs. The average stipend awarded is $2,456. More funding
may be available depending upon the length of the projects, which normally range from
3 – 15 months. Applicants must be: a resident of the state of Kansas for a minimum
of five years; be accepted to a graduate program at an accredited Kansas college or
university; be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a program of study, preferably related
to foreign affairs. Appropriation fields of study include but are not limited to anthropology,
economics, geography, history, international relations, law, philosophy, political
science, psychology, and sociology.
Koplik Memorial Scholarship
The Koplik Memorial Scholarship awards a $1,200 scholarship in honor of Dr. Stanley
Z. Koplik, who served as Executive Director of the Kansas Board of Regents from 1982
until 1993, when he left to become Chancellor of the Massachusetts Board of Higher
Education. Upon his untimely death in 2000, his family and friends established the
scholarship to honor his service to the Kansas Board of Regents and the Regents institutions
as well as his advocacy of accessible and affordable high-quality public education.
WSU SGA Endowed Scholarship
Are you a full or part-time, undergraduate student who has completed at least 1 semester
of study at WSU? Do you demonstrate leadership through on-campus involvement? The
SGA Endowed scholarship is for you! Preference is given to students with financial
WSU SGA International Student Scholarship
Are you a full-time, undergraduate international student who has completed at least
1 semester of study at WSU? Do you demonstrate leadership through on-campus involvement?
The SGA International Student scholarship is for you! Preference is given to students
with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Prior recipients are not eligible to apply.
WSU SGA McKinney-Vento Scholarship
This scholarship was designed to benefit those striving towards a degree with the
classification of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act. This scholarship is intended
to help fill the gap of financial need for this demographic of students.
WSU SGA & SLB Dreamer Scholarship
The Dreamer Scholarship is provided through the Student Government Association (SGA)
and the Rho Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta (SLB) for DACA-affiliated or undocumented
students planning to continue their education at WSU. Priority for this scholarship
will be given to DACA or undocumented students. Awards are based on academic excellence,
leadership in on-campus activities/organizations and financial need. The committee
will award students scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,500. After applications are
reviewed, finalists will be contacted for an in-person interview and awarded accordingly.
WSU SGA Summer Endowed Scholarship
Looking for help with summer term expenses? Are you a full or part-time, undergraduate
student who has completed at least 12 credit hours of study at WSU this past year?
Are you involved on campus? The SGA Summer scholarship is available by application
only! Preference is given to students with financial need.
WSU Study Abroad
A number of scholarships are available for those who wish to study abroad.
Wichita Family Crisis Center - Mansfield Memorial Fund
The Mansfield Memorial Fund scholarship, administered by the Wichita Family Crisis
Center Board of Directors, is being made available to you through the trust of Bessie
Francis Davis Mansfield. Ms. Mansfield's desire was to assist individuals attending
a public institution of higher learning who demonstrate financial need, so that she/he
may complete her/his post-secondary degree.
The Wichita Family Crisis Center operates the Women's Crisis Center, a 24-hour emergency
shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence, as well as several outreach
and education programs in the community. All services provided by the Wichita Family
Crisis Center are free and confidential. In 2012, the Wichita Family Crisis Center
marked its 36th year of providing emergency shelter and advocacy services to women
and children fleeing domestic violence. Annually, the Wichita Family Crisis Center
serves over 1,200 individuals affected by domestic violence.
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