Wichita State's academic colleges award over $5.8 million of available scholarships annually, and most scholarship support for current/continuing students is provided through the academic colleges.
To be considered, students must apply for these scholarships each year by completing the New/Continuing Students Application within the WSU ScholarshipUniverse system between November 1 and March 1. Within the system, students can answer questions to match with specific college scholarships.
Questions about specific college scholarships should be directed to the college’s scholarship coordinator.
The College of Applied Studies annually awards more than $800,000 in both merit-based and need-based scholarships to students in the College of Applied Studies. These awards are made possible by our gracious donors. Their generous gifts provide more than 200 students the opportunity to continue their studies in the fields of counseling, educational leadership, education and school psychology, curriculum and instruction, human performance studies and sport management.
- The New/Continuing Student Application is open November 1 through March 1
- An essay is NOT required in the initial undergraduate application
- If an essay is required, the undergraduate applicant will be contacted by the scholarship coordinator
- Graduate applicants are required to write an essay as a part of their application submission process
- Awards are made April through May for the following fall & spring semesters
- Late applications are not accepted. Please contact Grant Seymour for more information.
The College of Engineering awards approximately $1 million each year in both merit-based and need-based scholarships to engineering and computing students. These awards are made possible by our generous donors, which allow us to provide over 230 students financial assistance as they pursue their degrees at Wichita State.
Nearly all College of Engineering scholarships are awarded through our New/Continuing Student Application. This application is open from November 1 through March 1 each academic year, and applications received during this period are used to select recipients for the following academic year.
If you have questions about scholarships, contact Jason Bosch, Assistant Dean for Student Success, at email@example.com or call (316) 978-3400.
Over 500 students receive nearly $1 million in scholarships from the College of Fine Arts annually. As students go through audition/portfolio review, they are automatically considered for scholarship funding. Keep in mind - it is important to apply early for full consideration! Much of the college-specific funding is determined by March 15 each year.
To find out more about each schools' scholarship process, click on the following links:
- School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries - Scholarships for current students are awarded through a faculty nomination process.
- School of Music - Audition Required; Auditions are held in November, February, and April - Priority date is November.
- School of Performing Arts - Audition Required; Auditions are held in October and February.
School of Digital Arts - The School of Digital Arts is a new school in the College of Fine Arts and is actively working to develop new scholarship opportunities for our students. As new scholarships are developed, they are awarded based on donor guidelines. For more information, call (316) 978-7774.
- For consideration for general scholarships, Fine Arts students should complete the New/Continuing Student Application between November 1 and March 1 each year.
The College of Health Professions (CHP) annually awards more than $400,000, in both merit-based and need-based scholarships and fellowships, to students enrolled in our professional programs. These awards are made possible by our charitable donors who allow us to provide over 200 scholarship and fellowship opportunities to students, as they pursue their degrees at Wichita State University.
Students who are, or will be, enrolled in a CHP professional program are encouraged to check out the College of Health Professions scholarship website for further directions regarding application requirements for CHP scholarship and fellowship opportunities.
In addition, Shockers have access to general scholarships through the New/Continuing Student Application, which is available between November 1 and March 1 each year.
The Cohen Honors College annually awards more than $500,000 in scholarships to incoming and current students thanks to generous donors. The Cohen Enhancement Scholarship of up to $4000 supports approximately 25 current Honors students each year to pursue enrichment activities such as study abroad, National Student Exchange, internships in the public sector, national conferences, undergraduate research, or service-learning.
Application for the Cohen Enhancement Scholarship is available online. Application deadlines are March 15, June 15, and October 15 each year. Applicants are notified of results two weeks after the deadline.
For more information about applying for Cohen Honors College scholarships, contact Andrew Myers, Director of Scholarships & Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (316) 978-6563.
Each year students receive more than $800,000 in scholarships and fellowships from the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Through the generous gifts provided by our donors, over 400 awards are given out each year. All recipients are selected each spring semester for the upcoming academic year based on the New/Continuing Student Application. Applications are due each year on March 1. Questions are welcomed and may be directed to the Fairmount College Scholarship Coordinator, at email@example.com.
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 may be 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 New/Continuing Student Application. This application is open from November 1 through March 1 each academic year, and applications received during this application period are used to select recipients for the following academic year.
In addition to scholarships and financial aid, more than 30 percent of full-time graduate students hold assistantships or departmental fellowships amounting to more than $4 million each year. The advantages of holding an assistantship include stipends, tuition reductions and waivers, reduced-rate health insurance and an applied educational experience.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
WSU-affiliated organizations offer a variety of scholarships that are open to current WSU students.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
Students are also encouraged to look for outside scholarships. Information on scholarships that are not affiliated with Wichita State is provided as a courtesy to our students.
International Student Resources
Although financial aid opportunities for international students are limited, there are various resources for funding your education.