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Rudd Scholars leave a legacy in Shocker Nation

The Rudd Foundation rewards Wichita State students who have the proven core values of grit, humility, self-motivation, leadership, integrity, continuous improvement, making an impact and teamwork. Discover how Shocker Rudd Scholars leverage the power of Wichita State to make the most of this life-changing full-ride scholarship.

Program Features

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Professional Development

Shocker Rudd Scholars have the opportunity to attend professional development conferences and summits. They have access to one-on-one sessions with the Rudd Foundation and are trained intentionally on both soft and hard-skills. Shocker Rudd Scholars are given training on interviewing skills and job-search strategies.

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Networking is a large part of the Rudd Scholarship program. Shocker Rudd Scholars are given opportunities to network with leaders in their career field, have support with their LinkedIn network and are offered alumni support and mentorship.

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Shocker Family

The Rudd Scholars Program has helped more than 100 Kansans attend Wichita State University who are now part of the Shocker Family. With more than 60 scholars on campus each year, Shocker Rudd Scholars have a large base of peers and role models to learn from while finding friendship. Plus, the Rudd Foundation provides extensive mentorship and support from their home office just 2.5 miles from our campus. Through the Shocker Rudd Family, scholars discover support and encouragement from their peers.

Shocker Rudd Scholar Success Stories

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Lauren O'Donnell

Blue Valley High School, 2019

Meet a Rudd Scholar: Lauren

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Alia Michaelis

Andover High School, 2020

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Nataleigh Holguin

Jefferson West High School

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Amy Nguyen

Wichita South High School

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Jadie Chauncey

Junction City High School

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Austin Rempel

Hillsboro High School

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Julie Gonzalez-Morales

Sumner Academy of Arts and Science

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Ashlee Villarreal

Ashlee Villarreal

Garden City High School

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