Richard D. Muma and Rick A. Case
Equality Scholarship

***Applications Due April 1st***


This fund was originally established in 2011 because the donors felt that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning students are often overlooked and want to show that group of students that someone notices and cares about them. They want to encourage those students not to hide.

Number of scholarships to be awarded annually: to be determined annually in the spring
Amount of scholarship: to be determined annually in the spring
  1. Scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled full or part time at Wichita State University.
  2. No recipient will be excluded from consideration based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a veteran, or disability.
  3. Preference will be given to a member of Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies, a WSU student organization.
  4. Recipient(s) must have and maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  5. Award(s) will be made with regard to financial need, determined by the FASFA and/or the personal statement of need.
  6. Recipients will submit a typed statement, with up to 500 words expressing the applicant's involvement in furthering the causes of the LGBTQ+ community and up to 250 words describing the need for scholarship assistance in completing their education at WSU.
Applications must be received by April 1st. Any applications received after the deadline will not be given full consideration.
Contact Dr. Jennifer Pearson, Faculty Advisor for Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies at or (316) 978-7145.
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After completing the online application, you will be instructed to send your transcript to the following address:
Jennifer Pearson, PhD
Faculty Advisor, Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies
Lindquist Hall 400
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0025
Note: Awardees' names will be mounted on a perpetuity plaque and displayed publicly.