Undergraduate Scholarships  

College of Education Scholarship Video

The College of Education awards over $500,000 in academic scholarships each year.  

One of the College of Education 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.  

To be eligible to compete, high school seniors must:

  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.50
  • Have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a 1090 on the SAT (critical reading and math sections only)
  • Declare a major in a math or science education program

The Klose Scholarship Competition Application Deadline was December 15, 2015. The application is closed until next fall.  

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.

  • Application
    In order to be considered for College of Education scholarships, go to the link listed below. Only one application is necessary to apply for all scholarships available to students in the College of Education.
  • Priority Deadline 
    Priority dates for submitting an application are Aug. 1 to Feb. 1.
  • How to Apply
    1. Current Students, Incoming Students and Transfer Students
      •  College of Education Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship .  This will take you to the electronic application.
      • This application includes a one-page, single-spaced personal statement highlighting academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service and work experience.  Include special interests, short and long range goals and how a scholarship will assist you in achieving academic success.   

For questions or concerns contact: 

Johny Buchanan-Spachek, College of Education Scholarship Coordinator/Alumni Relations Liaison at:

Wichita State University,
1845 Fairmount, Box 131
Wichita, KS 67260-0131
(316) 978-6653

Read about all College of Education Scholarships and Guidelines

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.

 Read Donor Biographies
GIF Image Read about gift from Klose estate


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

Additional Scholarships


 Student Aid on the Web (http://studentaid.ed.gov/)

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.


  • Research scholarship options using various venues, including online and through your university or local library
  • Complete all scholarship applications accurately and thoroughly
  • Proofread any required essays for correct grammar and syntax
  • Meet all required deadlines
  • Promptly return acknowledgements of award packages with all requested information.