Through a generous donation of Gene and Yolanda Camarena, Wichita State University
is able to offer over 20 renewable, high-impact scholarships to underrepresented students.
Shocker Adelante Scholars
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 who are of Black and/or Hispanic/Latino
heritage with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrated financial need.
The scholarship covers tuition and fees up to 15 credit hours per semester at the
Kansas resident rate. The scholarship is valued up to a total of $20,000 over four
years and will be awarded as a last payee to cover tuition and fees after all other
gift aid; approximately $8,000 - $20,000 for new freshmen and $4,000 -$10,000 for
new transfers. This scholarship is automatically renewable as long as the student
maintains a minimum 2.5 university GPA and has completed at least 30 credit hours
each academic year. In addition to the scholarship, recipients will receive mentoring
and tutoring services to help them succeed on their pathway to a college degree.
Eligibility & Application
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 submit
an application by the deadline determined by the Office of Financial Aid each year.
For eligibility requirements and details on the application process, visit the Adelante
Scholars scholarship page.
Meaning of Adelante
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.