Wallace Invitational for
Scholarships in Engineering (WISE) 

This competition is made possible by the generousity of the late Dwane & Velma Wallace. They left a legacy at the WSU College of Engineering spanning more than 35 years. Read more about the Wallace Legacy.

When is WISE?

High school seniors can compete for TEN Wallace scholarships on December 5th, 2014.

What is WISE?

WISE is a scholarship competition for prospective high school engineering students that is held each fall. TEN $20,000 Wallace Scholarships are merit-based scholarships that will be awarded to entering freshmen for four years of study. 

Join the College of Engineering for our scholarship competition, visit with engineering faculty and students, and tour our laboratories and faciltities.

What can I expect at WISE? 

WISE is an all-day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The main testing for the scholarship is in the morning, followed by lunch and and ending with engineering laboratories and facilties tours in the afternoon.

  • CHALLENGING COMPETITION At the competition students are judged on their team work, critical thinking and reasoning skills. The main event is a hands-on team project with an individual essay response to the project. 
  • LUNCH WITH FACULTY Our faculty want to meet you! Professors from every department and program will be on hand to answer questions you have about degrees, careers, internships and more. 
  • PARENT SESSION Parents will have a special session during the competition. They will hear from the parents of current WSU engineering students and Financial Aid, as well as get information on the college transition.
  • GUIDED TOURS All guests are invited to tour our engineering facilities and laboratories. Tours start after lunch and will continue until 2 pm.

How do I apply? 

High school seniors interested in competing must complete the following:

  • Apply for admission and be admitted to WSU by November 1.
  • Have a minimum 3.50 GPA
  •  ACT Composite score of 24.
  • Declare a major in engineering - aerospace, bioengineering, computer, computer science, electrical, industrial, manufacturing, mechanical, engineering technology or deciding engineering. View a complete list of engineering degrees.
  • Complete and submit the WISE application by November 1. (Before beginning the WISE application, please note this application requires you to upload your resume. We encourage you to complete your resume prior to the beginning your application in either a Microsoft Word format or PDF format.)
  • The WISE application has now closed - if you have any questions, please contact Andrea Holzwarth.

Questions? Contact Andrea Holzwarth at (316) 978-5914 or andrea.holzwarth@wichita.edu.

Helpful Information for WISE

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