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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

College of Engineering Scholarships

 

The College of Engineering annually awards over $500,000 in both merit-based and need-based scholarships to all engineering majors in all classes, made possible by our gracious donors. Their generous gifts provide over 200 students the opportunity to continue their studies in the field of engineering.

How the application process works:

  1. Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are available through the College of Engineering. Need-based scholarships have special requirements:
    • Need is determined through the FAFSA, so to be eligible for a need-based scholarship a FAFSA needs to be on file at WSU. 
    • Some need-based scholarship applications will require a one-page essay for the student to explain their financial need situation.
  2. Fill out the appropriate form below by finding the description that best fits you. 
  3. Questions on the application will be used to match the applicant with the guidelines of the available scholarships. Be as accurate and as thorough as possible when answering the questions.
  4. You will receive immediate confirmation after you click Submit. 
  5. If awarded, you will be notified with further instructions.

High School Seniors | Transfer Students | Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students | International Students


High School Seniors

Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering (WISE)
This exciting competition is held each November for high school seniors interested in studying engineering at WSU. Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, ACT Math and ACT Composite scores, and results of the hands-on competition. Sign up at www.wichita.edu/wise. Deadline November 1.

High School Seniors  
There are still scholarship opportunities for high school seniors who do not compete at WISE or who do not receive any awards from WISE. Complete the undergraduate engineering scholarship application. Deadline February 1.

Kansas BEST
Students who have participated in Kansas BEST have the opportunity to apply for a 4-year renewable scholarship totaling $4,000. Two students will be selected from the qualified applications each year. Fill out the Kansas BEST scholarship application by right-clicking and downloading to your computer. You will need Adobe Reader to fill out the fillable PDF application. Be sure to save! If you have trouble using the Submit button, please e-mail this form as an attachment to engr.scholarships@wichita.edu. Deadline February 1.

Merlin & Cleda Marlow Scholarship
The Marlow's created a scholarship specifically for graduates of Wichita Heights High School who decide to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Fill out the undergraduate engineering scholarship application. Deadline February 1.

James & Catherine Buck Charitable Trust Current Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering majors who work outside the WSU campus more than 8 hours per week, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and who have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5 are encouraged to apply for this generous scholarship. Fill out the GPA Release Form and email the completed form back as an attachment to engr.scholarships@wichita.edu.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 
Each year the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE) awards more than 100 scholarships, from $1,000 to $5,000, to full-time students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in accredited engineering programs. You can find an application form and more information at the SWE website. The freshman application opens in March and is available until May. 

 


Transfer Students

Undergraduate Scholarships
Transfer students wanting to apply for engineering scholarships should complete the undergraduate engineering scholarship application. Deadline February 1.

James & Catherine Buck Charitable Trust Current Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering majors who work outside the WSU campus more than 8 hours per week, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and who have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5 are encouraged to apply for this generous scholarship. Fill out the GPA Release Form and email the completed form back as an attachment to engr.scholarships@wichita.edu.

 


Current WSU Engineering Students

Undergraduate Scholarships
There are many engineering scholarship opportunities for undergraduates who show good academic progress toward their engineering degree. Complete the undergraduate engineering scholarship application. Deadline February 1. 

Engineering Study Abroad Scholarship 
This is a non-renewable $1,500 award provided to two full-time undergraduate engineering students each year participating in the Engineer of 2020 study abroad activity. Read more and apply at the 2020 Study Abroad scholarship page.

Merlin & Cleda Marlow Scholarship
The Marlow's created a scholarship specifically for graduates of Wichita Heights High School who decide to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Fill out the undergraduate engineering scholarship application. Deadline February 1.

James & Catherine Buck Charitable Trust Current Scholarship in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering majors who work outside the WSU campus more than 8 hours per week, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need and who have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5 are encouraged to apply for this generous scholarship. Fill out the GPA Release Form and email the completed form back as an attachment to engr.scholarships@wichita.edu.

Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA)
The WMA has established a scholarship program to support and advance the growth of manufacturing in Kansas. Under this program, qualified part-time and full-time students are eligible for scholarship awards. Application information is available online at www.wichitamanufacturers.org. Deadline February 1.

American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas (ACEC) 
The local Kansas member organization of ACEC is looking for engineering students entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master’s degree year, in the fall of 2013 to qualify for general scholarships. In addition, a student must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an ABET-accredited engineering program or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify. Application information is available online at www.acec.org/getinvolved/scholarships.cfm. Submit applications to acecscholarships@gbateam.com by February 1.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
This scholarship program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. You can find an application form and more information at the SWE website. The upperclass application opens in December and is available until February. 

 


Graduate Students

Graduate Fellowships
There are no longer any graduate scholarships/fellowships available through the College of Engineering.

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education Scholarships
Two $1,500 scholarships are provided each year to students who want to teach engineering classes. Details on the certificate can be found on the Graduate School website. To apply, fill out the PDF application and send it as an attachment via email to larry.whitman@wichita.edu.

Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship for Graduate Students
The Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship for Graduate Students was established by Edwin Sawan, professor emeritus in electrical engineering and computer science at Wichita State University. It is established in memory of his wife, Maha "Maggie" Sawan, who died in 2010, and honors her lifelong dedication to education and service to family and community.

American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas (ACEC)
The local Kansas member organization of ACEC is looking for engineering students entering their junior, senior, fifth, or master’s degree year, in the fall of 2013 to qualify for general scholarships. In addition, a student must be a U.S. citizen pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an ABET-accredited engineering program or in an accredited land-surveying program to qualify. Application information is available online at www.acec.org/getinvolved/scholarships.cfm. Submit applications to acecscholarships@gbateam.com by February 1.

 


International Students

Undergraduate Opportunties
The College of Engineering has several scholarships that are available to international undergraduate students. Complete the undergraduate engineering scholarship application. Deadline February 1.

Graduate Opportunities
Unfortunately, the College of Engineering does not have any engineering fellowships for international students at this time. Please use the following resources to help you in your search:

Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship for Graduate Students
The Maha "Maggie" Sawan Fellowship for Graduate Students was established by Edwin Sawan, professor emeritus in electrical engineering and computer science at Wichita State University. It is established in memory of his wife, Maha "Maggie" Sawan, who died in 2010, and honors her lifelong dedication to education and service to family and community. Apply through the International Office.

 


Outside Scholarships

Additional engineering scholarships can be found through many different online search engines.

Online Colleges – Scholarships for Women
Women-specific scholarships originated decades ago as a way to encourage more women to consider pursuing college-level education. There is an effort to increase the diversity of the student population, creating additional opportunities, and encouraging entry into non-traditional fields of study, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Additional information and the scholarship application can be found here.


Additional Information about Engineering Scholarships

Guidelines
All scholarships and fellowships have specific criteria to identify and select recipients. Visit the WSU Foundation's Scholarship Policies and Guidelines College List to see the list all of the available engineering scholarships and their requirements.

Accepting a Scholarship
Please fill out this Acceptance Form to accept or decline a scholarship/fellowship offer. An acceptance form must be received for each offer. 

Volunteering
Engineering scholarship students are asked to volunteer at two (2) events each year: one CoE event and one in the Wichita community. There is no requirement for the amount of hours. Watch your email for announcements from the Scholarship Coordinator or in the Tuesday Newsflash email.

 


Have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!
Scholarship Coordinator
College of Engineering
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0044
(316) 978-6301