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 2013-2014 engineering scholarships on
Friday, November 15, 2013.
What is WISE?
WISE is a scholarship competition for prospective engineering students that is held each November. Merit-based scholarships are awarded to entering freshman for four years of study. About 20 different scholarships are awarded: ten $20,000 Wallace scholarships, $12,000 Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems scholarships, $10,000 Cessna and Beech scholarships, and more.
Additionally, females competing in WISE with a 26 or better composite and math ACT scores may qualify to receive a scholarship of $4,000. Minority students also may qualify to receive a $4,000 scholarship. Both depend on availability of funds.
What can I expect at WISE?
WISE is an all-day event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The main testing for the scholarship is in the morning, followed by lunch and then activity sessions 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.
GET THE 2020 EXPERIENCE In addition to the competition, competitors have the opportunity to hear from current engineering students and faculty about our Engineer of 2020 program. Get hands-on as you learn about internships, global learning, and leadership, among others. www.wichita.edu/2020
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.
How do I apply?
High school seniors interested in competing must complete the following:
Helpful Information for WISE
New to the WSU campus? Here are some driving directions, a great campus map for where to park and a list of local hotels.
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