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College of Education Scholarships   

 

The College of Education annually awards more than $600,000 in both merit-based and need-based scholarships to all education majors in all classes, made possible by our gracious donors. Their generous gifts provide more than 200 students the opportunity to continue their studies in the field of counseling, educational leadership, education and school psychology, curriculum and instruction, human performance studies and sport management.

How the application process works:

1. Both merit-based and need-based scholarships are available through the College of Education.

  • Need-based scholarships have special requirements.
  • Need is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, so to be eligible for a need-based scholarship a FAFSA must to be on file at WSU.

2.  Fill out the scholarship application below.
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.
 

NOTE: All renewable scholarships will be based on a student’s ability to meet scholarship guidelines and the availability of funds.


High School Seniors | Teacher Education Majors | Human Performance Studies Scholarships

 Physical Education Majors Scholarships | Graduate Student Fellowships

General Education Scholarships


College of Education Scholarships

The College of Education has 85 scholarship funds from which awards are made 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.

How to Apply

  • 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.
  • College of Education Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship 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.
  • Priority dates for submitting an application are Aug. 1 to Feb. 1.    

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Ways to improve your scholarship options:

  • Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online.  This may improve your chances for need-based scholarships.
  • Research scholarships 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.

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High School Seniors

Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship Competition

This exciting competition is held each November for high school seniors who declare a major in math or science education at WSU. Scholarships are awarded based on GPA, ACT Composite scores, SAT score and results of the hands-on competition.  Winners of the competition will be offered a financial aid package that includes a combination of scholarships.  The Klose Scholarship covers the average cost of tuition, books and fees during the junior and senior year as long as eligibility is maintained.  Sign up at www.wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetitions. Application deadline is November 1 each year. The Klose Scholarship Competition application must be completed independently of all other scholarship applications.

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)
  • Be admitted to WSU by October 15
  • Declare a major in a math or science education program

Scholarship Application Deadline: Nov. 1, 2016
Competition Date: Nov. 18, 2016


James and Catherine Buck Charitable Trust for Education Majors

Education majors enrolled full-time and who work outside the WSU campus more than 8 hours per week, have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5, FAFSA demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply for this generous scholarship.  This scholarship is renewable.

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Teacher Education Majors Scholarships

1993 Undergraduate Program

Education major enrolled full or part-time, admitted to the Teacher Education program with a GPA of at least 2.5. This renewable scholarship is not based on financial need.


 Dale and Leona Alley Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time and have a GPA of at least 2.5, have good academic merit and have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


James E. Anderson Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time and have a GPA of at least 2.5, and have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Anderson/Chaffee Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, in the senior year, awarded based on cumulative GPA, academic merit, ACT scores, letters of recommendation. This scholarship is not based on financial need and is non-renewable.

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Marcus Troy Ballenger Endowed Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time, junior male in Elementary Education, at least a 3.0 GPA, renewable for one year, not based on financial need.


Thelma R. Barcus Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time in Elementary Education, at least a 2.5 GPA, for a non-traditional returning student 24 or older out of school at least three years and have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.  


James and Catherine Buck Charitable Trust for Education Majors 

Education majors enrolled full-time and who work outside the WSU campus more than 8 hours per week, have a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5, FAFSA demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply for this generous scholarship.  This scholarship is renewable. 


Phyllis Burgess/Mildred Lutz Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time, admitted to the Teacher Education program, alternates between Elementary Education and Secondary Education, at lease a 2.5 GPA, not based on financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.

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Ruth and Jay Carter Current Scholarship

Teacher Education or Physical Education Teaching major enrolled full or part-time, have at least a GPA of at least 2.5, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


 Leonard M. Chaffee Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, admitted to the Teacher Education program, have a GPA of at least 2.5, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Bill and Dorothy Cohen Endowed Scholarship

Education major in Pre K-12 enrolled full-time, have a GPA of at least 3.0, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Curriculum & Instruction Scholarship

Elementary Education major enrolled full or part-time, have a GPA of at least 3.0, admitted to Teacher Education and student teaching. This scholarship is not based on financial need and is renewable.

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Tony & Cathy Durano Endowed Scholarship

Elementary Education major enrolled full-time, have a GPA of at least 2.5, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Floyd M. & Zella M. Farmer Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, have a GPA of at least 2.5, awarded in the student teaching year, letters of recommendation from faculty, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.


Lt. Samuel R. Gardner Education Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time, have a GPA of at least 2.8, Pre K-12, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Joe Hull Special Education Scholarship

Special Education major enrolled full or part-time, have a GPA of at least 3.0. Awarded by faculty recommendations. This scholarship has other special requirements. This scholarship is not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Dr. John Scholarship for Elementary Education Majors

Elementary Education majors enrolled full-time in their student teaching semester, have an Area GPA of at least 3.5, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need.


Adra C. Jones Scholarship for Education Majors

Education majors enrolled full or part-time, have at least a 3.0 GPA and are in their student teaching semester, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.


Ed & Sue Jones Science Education Scholarship/Fellowship

Science Education major enrolled full-time, have at least a 3.0 GPA. Can go to a junior, senior or graduate student in curriculum and instruction, science education, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need, non-renewable but students can re-apply.


Keener Family Education Scholarship

This scholarship is available to any major in the College of Education enrolled full-time and must be a Andover High School graduate, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Julie D. Laster Endowed Education Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, no financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Vera M. Linn Scholarship

History/Civics student enrolled full or part-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, no financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Charles & Amy Mahin Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, have at least a 3.0 GPA, junior or senior, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable. Selection is referred by the Alpha Beta Mothers Club.


Margaret Craig Meek Memorial Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded in spring student teaching semester, family makes referral, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Nancy C. Millett Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a senior majoring in English Language Arts, not based on financial need.

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Sid F.  & May W. Moore Endowed Scholarship

Education major enrolled full-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to an Wichita East High School graduate in their junior year of college. This scholarship is renewable and is not based on financial need.


Craig Murphy Memorial Book Award Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to an English Education major in their senior year. This scholarship in non-renewable and is not based on financial need.


Ruth & C. Henry Nathan Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior to an Early Childhood Unified major, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.


John M. & Nelda Nickel Memorial Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a senior in the student teaching semester, not based on financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.

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O. Carroll & Nelle Noel Memorial Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a Elementary Education senior in the student teaching semester, not based on financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.


Nygaard Family Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a junior or senior with academic merit, professional promise, primary or secondary student, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.


Robert T. Pate Memorial Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a Elementary Education junior or senior student teacher with letters of recommendation from faculty, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship in non-renewable.


Barry & Cindy Schwan Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.75 GPA, awarded to student with adaptive teaching style, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Linwood Sexton Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a male junior Elementary Education Student with leadership skills, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Simcox Family Endowed Education Scholarship

Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 3.0 GPA, awarded to an student teacher of education, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Jacalyn Strong Scholarship for Education Majors

Education major enrolled full-time, initial award at least a 2.8 GPA improving to a 3.0 GPA, awarded to a secondary education, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Helen J. Throckmorton Endowed English Teacher Scholarship/Fellowship

English education major enrolled full or part-time, can go to graduate student, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to an English Education major during the student teaching semester, not based on financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.

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J. Martyn Walsh English Scholarship

One English Language Arts Education major in their junior year and enrolled full-time are encouraged to apply for this generous scholarship.  If the English Language Arts major who still meets the requirements for this scholarship, it will be renewed for the senior year. This scholarship covers the average cost of tuition, books and fees. This scholarship is not based on financial need.


Walter Wine Memorial Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, studying secondary social studies or secondary history/government, academic merit from USD259, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Virginia L. Younker Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, have at least a 2.5 GPA, admitted to Teacher education, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Human Performance Studies Scholarships

Roland Banks Honorary Endowed Scholarship

Athletic Training student enrolled full-time, at least a 2.75 GPA, preference to ethnic minority, Non-Kansas resident, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Human Performance Studies Scholarship

HPS student enrolled full-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a junior or senior, non-PE K-12, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Gladys Taggart Scholarship

HPS student enrolled full-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, awarded to a junior or senior, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Bill Umphrey Memorial Scholarship

HPS student enrolled full or part-time, at least a 3.5 GPA, awarded to a student in minor sports program, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Vernon & Marjorie Williams Scholarship

HPS student enrolled full-time, at least a 3.0 GPA, awarded to a junior K-12 Physical Education or Exercise Science major, high work ethic, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Physical Education Majors Scholarships

Sue F. Bair Scholarship

Physical Education major enrolled full-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, must be in student teaching, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Dr. Robert Holmer Scholarship

Physical Education major enrolled full or part-time, at least a 2.5 GPA, based on high school performance, college potential by aptitude tests and leadership qualities, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.

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Graduate Student Fellowships

Art & Gladys Anderson Fellowship

Educational Leadership major enrolled full-time, at least a 3.1 graduate GPA, not based on financial need. This fellowship is non-renewable.


Herbert J. & Lavina Hannam Endowed Fellowship

Educational Leadership major enrolled full-time, at least a 3.1 graduate GPA, not based on financial need. This fellowship is non-renewable.


John Hansan Sports Administration Fellowship

Sport Management major enrolled full-time, faculty select student, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This fellowship is renewable.


Mary & Harry Hitchcock Endowed Fellowship

CESP major enrolled full or part-time, have at least a 3.0 GPA, faculty select student, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This fellowship is renewable.


Andrea Uleberg Memorial Fellowship

CLES major enroll full or part-time, awarded to an international student, faculty select student, not based on financial need. This fellowship is renewable.

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General Education Scholarships Any Major In The College of Education Including Human Performance Studies, Sport Management and Teacher Education

Norman Cash Memorial Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 3.0 GPA, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Thomas P. Cornthwaite Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full-time, any major, have at least a 3.0 GPA, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Nadine and Kenneth Gleason Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, high school performance, leadership qualities, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Chandler B. Hatfield Scholarship/Fellowship

Enrolled in the College of Education full-time, must be double major (DMAC) in Secondary Education and Biology, Science, Geometry, Chemistry, or Math and Statistics, or Physics from LAS or post baccalaureate student wishing to teach Secondary Education and met admission requirements for the T2T program with a BA degree in one of above. Two awards per year, have at least a 3.0 GPA, two letters of recommendation, not based on financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable but students may re-apply.

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Della Bates Inman Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Elinor Wells Keesling Education Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, high school performance, college record, leadership skills, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Klepper Family Endowed Scholarship in Education  

Enrolled in the College of Education full-time, any major, have at least a 3.0 GPA, admitted to the Teacher Education program, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Glenn E. & Inez M. Pearce Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Geraldine Rathbone Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable until BA achieved or 4 years.


Amelya Tanner Endowed Education Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


David Bard Wainwright Memorial Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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Velma Wallace Education Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 3.0 GPA, covers no less than 12 hours, not based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable.


Fern Worden & Frederick Wieland Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full or part-time, any major, have at least a 2.5 GPA, high school performance, aptitude tests, not based on financial need. This scholarship is non-renewable.


Dale & Alice Wiggins Education Scholarship

Enrolled in the College of Education full-time, any major, have at least a 3.0 GPA, have FAFSA demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is renewable.

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If you would like to learn about more College of Education scholarships:

Read about all College of Education Scholarships and Guidelines

For questions contact: 

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

coed.scholarships@wichita.edu
Wichita State University,
1845 Fairmount, Box 131
Wichita, KS 67260-0131
(316) 978-6653

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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
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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

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Outside Scholarships 

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

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