Incoming Freshman Student Scholarships

WSU Engineering Scholarships

Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering (WISE)
This competition is held each November for high school seniors interested in studying engineering at WSU. Please visit the WISE page for more information, www.wichita.edu/wise. Deadline November 1.

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

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

Project Lead The Way Scholarships
The College of Engineering is proud to partner with Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to offer merit based scholarships for students who participate in PLTW courses. High school seniors attending a certified PLTW high school and who have completed a course within the PLTW curriculum are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The scholarships are renewable awards of $500 per year, with a potential award amount of $2,000 over 4 years. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in high school. Fill out the PLTW scholarship application. Deadline February 1.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship
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.

General WSU Scholarships

Freshman Merit Scholarships
These freshman merit scholarships are awarded to qualifying graduating high school seniors on a funds-available basis. All students who are fully admitted to WSU will be considered for scholarships based on a composite of high school GPA, ACT score and class rank. Admission application materials will be accepted after completion of the sixth semester of high school (end of Junior year).

Students who are fully admitted prior to October 1st, and who qualify for these scholarships, will receive notification by the end of October. Awarding will continue on a monthly rotation based on available funding. Visit the Office of Financial Aid site for information on university scholarships.

Historic Midtown Citizens Association Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship was established by the Historic Midtown Citizens Association, and it is awarded to a full- or part-time incoming freshman student with a minimum of 30 community service volunteer hours, a 3.0 GPA, and who lived within the boundaries of Historic Midtown. These boundaries are:  21st Street being the northern boundary; Santa Fe Railroad as the eastern boundary; Murdock Street as the southern boundary, and the Arkansas River as the western boundary.
In order to be considered for the HMTCA scholarship, you must:

  • Be living within the boundaries of Historic Midtown at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Show evidence of a minimum of thirty (30) community service volunteer hours
  • Be admitted to WSU. (Application, application fee of $30, high school transcripts and ACT scores). For details visit www.wichita.edu/admissions.
  • Submit WSU Freshman General Scholarship application at www.wichita.edu/scholarshipapp.
  • Submit HMTCA verification form

Deadline to submit the general scholarship application and the HMTCA Verification Form is February 1, 2014.


For additional information regarding scholarships, visit www.wichita.edu/scholarships.