Scholarship Opportunities for Current WSU Students


Academic College Scholarships

Wichita State's academic colleges award over $2 million of available scholarships annually, and most scholarship support for current/continuing students is provided through the academic colleges.  To be considered for these awards, students must apply for these scholarships each year (typically in late fall) through their academic college.

Each college has its own application process and deadline. Visit the college web page for information and application instructions. Questions should be directed to the college’s scholarship coordinator. See a list of each college's scholarship coordinators.

College of Applied Studies

The College of Applied Studies annually awards more than $400,000 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 CAS General Scholarship Application is open September 1 through February 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 andrew.myers@wichita.edu for more information

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering awards approximately $750,000 each year in both merit-based and need-based scholarships to engineering and computer science majors. These awards are made possible by our generous donors, which allow us to provide over 200 students financial assistance as they pursue their degrees at Wichita State.

Nearly all College of Engineering scholarships are awarded through our General Engineering Scholarship Application. This application is open from November 1 through February 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, Director of Student Engagement and Scholarships, at jason.bosch@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-3400.

College of Fine Arts

Students receive more than $200,000 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:

College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions awards more than 200 scholarships and fellowships each year. Students who are admitted and enrolled in a professional CHP program are eligible to apply based on their respective program here. In addition, Shockers have access to general scholarships—including freshmen merit scholarships and other forms of financial aid.

Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College

The Cohen Honors College annually awards more than $600,000 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, email honors@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-3375.

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Each year students receive more than $600,000 in scholarships and fellowships from the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Through the generous gifts provided by our donors, over 300 awards are given out each year. All recipients are selected each spring semester for the following academic year based on the Fairmount College Scholarship and Fellowship Application. Applications are due February 1 each year. Late applications are accepted and will be considered if funds become available. Questions are welcomed and may be directed to the Fairmount College Scholarship Coordinator, at las.scholarships@wichita.edu

W. Frank Barton School of Business

The W. Frank Barton School of Business annually awards over $800,000 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 260 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.  Late applications are accepted and will be considered if funds become available.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

WSU-affiliated organizations offer a variety of scholarships that are open to current WSU students.

» See a list of additional scholarship opportunities


Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Students are also encouraged to look for outside scholarships. Information on scholarships that are not affiliated with Wichita State is listed as a courtesy to our students.

» See a list of outside scholarship opportunities