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 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 (10) $20,000 Wallace scholarships, one $20,000 Bomhoff scholarship, $12,000 Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems scholarships, $10,000 Cessna and Beech
scholarships, and many more.
Additionally, females competing in WISE with a 26 or better composite and math ACT scores may qualify to receive a renewable scholarship of $1,000 (a four-year total of $4,000), depending 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. See a detailed schedule (PDF).
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.
GUIDED TOURS All guests are invited to tour our engineering facilities and laboratories. Tours start after lunch and will continue until 3 pm.
How do I apply?
High school seniors interested in competing must complete the following:
Apply for admission and be admitted to WSU by Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (soft deadline)
Submit an official high school transcript (minimum 3.0 GPA)
Submit ACT scores to WSU (recommended 26 or higher composite score)
- Declare a major in engineering
- Fill out the WISE application and submit by Friday, November 1, 2013. You'll need your WSU ID number for the application (hard deadline--no exceptions).
The application is now closed for the fall 2013 competition.
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.
New to the Wichita area? See some travel guides from Go Wichita or take a look at the Wichita Events Calendar.