The Shocker Adelante Scholars program is a tuition and fees gap scholarship geared
toward incoming freshmen students and new transfer students entering Wichita State
University. Preference will be given to students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average
and demonstrated financial need, who would have difficulty attending college without
The scholarship is worth up to $40,000. These packages include the Adelante Scholarship
and other WSU scholarship. To be eligible students must:
Be admitted to Wichita State and apply for the scholarship by April 1, 2024
Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Show financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
or those ineligible for the FAFSA, must provide a financial need statement
Enroll as a full-time student starting in fall 2024
The scholarship is awarded as a last payee to cover tuition and fees after all other
aid. Scholars also receive required mentoring and tutoring services as a resource.
High school graduates or new incoming transfer students (with at least 12 transfer
credit hours) who are interested in the Shocker Adelante Scholars program must apply
by April 1, 2024. Start now by setting up an account on the WSU scholarship platform,
ScholarshipUniverse. Login and answer questions to be matched to the Adelante Scholarship application.
Adelante is a Spanish word that means "to move forward" or "to get ahead."
The Camarenas chose the name "Shocker Adelante Scholars" to describe the scholarship
recipients from their gift, in hopes that these students will receive the mentoring
and tutoring services, while overcoming financial and cultural barriers that students
can encounter during the educational process.