The College of Education awards over $500,000 in academic scholarships each year.
One of the College of Education prestigious scholarships is the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship. Each year the Klose Scholarship offers a scholarship competition to high school seniors who declare a major in math or science education at Wichita State University. Winners of the competition receive merit scholarships their freshman and sophomore years. Students who continue to meet the Klose scholarship guidelines during their junior and senior years at WSU will receive the Klose scholarship. This scholarship covers the average cost of tuition, books and fees, but does not include housing costs. Students may apply and submit their essays electronically by clicking the link in the grey box above.
The essay should be about why you want to become a teacher and any teaching or related experience.
The Klose Scholarship Essay Competition application must be completed independently of all other scholarship applications. This competition includes an interview with the student on campus or; if the student can't come to campus a Skype interview can be set up.
To be eligible to compete, students must:
Klose Essay Competition Application and Essay Materials Deadline November 1, 2015. Competition Interviews will be January 15, 2016. Winners will be announced January 18, 2016.
Other College of Education Scholarships
The College of Education awards 85 scholarships to an average of 200 students each year. The guidelines differ for each scholarship. Students' qualifications are matched to the appropriate scholarships for final selection of awards.
For questions or concerns contact:
Johny Buchanan-Spachek, College of Education Scholarship Coordinator
Wichita State University,
1845 Fairmount, Box 131
Wichita, KS 67260-0131
Scholarship Donor Biographies
Many outstanding individuals have donated scholarship funds for not only students in the College of Education but other colleges within the university.
Financial Aid Office - Wichita State University:
Beginning Fall 2014, high school seniors who are fully admitted to WSU as degree bound students, will automatically be considered for Freshman Merit Scholarships on a "funds available" basis, with information contained in their admission application. A separate scholarship application is not required. Awarding begins in October and continues on a monthly awarding cycle as long as funds remain. It is important to be admitted early to be considered for maximum awards.
WSU Office of Financial Aid Website
Ways to improve your scholarship options:
Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. This may improve your chances for need-based scholarships.