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WSU WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

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WSU Dames Endowed Scholarship

In 1928, Mrs. H.W. Foght, wife of University of Wichita President Harold Foght, founded the Faculty Wives Club. Accordingly, she was the first elected president of the club. Through the years, the organization existed for the purpose of organizing and sponsoring social activities. Then, in 1970, a tragic plane crash took the lives of 31 Wichita State University football players, administrators and supporters. In response, the Dames put together their first fundraising event for the Football 1970 Memorial. Two years later, the WSU Dames amended their bylaws to allow women faculty of the university to become members.


Currently known as the Wichita State University Women's Association, the organization continues to serve the interests of WSU, by providing student scholarships and promoting member involvement and university interaction. The WSU Dames Endowed Scholarship is intended to benefit non-traditional, female students.

Application Deadline:  TBD
We are gearing up for this year and will post the deadline and application as soon as the committees have met.

If you have questions please contact Corinne Nilsen, Scholarship Chair:  wsuwomens.assn@wichita.edu


Guidelines for the WSU Dames Scholarship

  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. Consideration will be given to non-traditional, female candidates.
  4. Award(s) will be made with regard to financial need.
  5. The Scholarship Office, a department within the Division of Student Affairs of Wichita State University, will administer the scholarship(s) and make the award(s) based on recommendations approved by the WSU Women's Association.
  6. The scholarship(s) may be renewed if the committee deems it desirable.