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Cohen Honors College Scholarships

 

Cohen Enhancement Scholarships

A generous gift from Dorothy and Bill Cohen allows the Honors College to fulfill its mission of joining knowledge and innovation to grow visionaries. Cohen Enhancements Scholarships of up to $4000 support current Honors students in good standing to study abroad, take nonprofit internships, attend national conferences, or engage in undergraduate research and creative activity. Application information is available here.


National Scholarships and Fellowships

The Cohen Honors College advises students applying for competitive National Scholarships such as the Rhodes, Truman and Fulbright.  Read through the general information sheet [PDF] and make an appointment with the Cohen Honors College to talk about your application.


Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

  • All high school seniors who apply and are accepted to Honors by March 1st receive the Honors College Scholarship of $500 a year for up to four years. 
  • The Lenora McGregor Scholarship annually awards up to $26,000 to a high school senior who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and a vision for the future.
  • The Koch Scholars program awards up to $30,000 to as many as 10 Honors students with preferred majors in Business or Engineering.

To apply

To apply for the Koch Scholars Program or McGregor Scholarships, students must be admitted to WSU by October 15th and submit the Universal Scholarship Application and Cohen Honors College online application by November 1st. 


To apply for the Cohen Honors College Scholarship, students must apply to WSU Admissions online application and complete the additional Cohen Honors College online application (select fall 2016) by March 1st.

 

Honors College Scholarship– Honors College All Majors

The Honors College Scholarship awards $500 a year for up to four years to incoming freshmen who are admitted to Wichita State University and are accepted to the Cohen Honors College. Awarding begins in fall for the following academic year and runs monthly until April 1. Consideration after April 1 will be based on available funding.

The Honors College Scholarship student is a member of the Cohen Honors College and must:

  • Meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the Cohen Honors College (a high school GPA of 3.7 or an ACT score of 27 or above); exceptional applicants will meet both of the admissions criteria.
  • Agree to participate in and complete the requirements of the Cohen Honors College if awarded the scholarship.
  • Agree to attend all Honors General Assembly meetings throughout the school year.

 

McGregor Scholarship– Honors College All Majors

The Lenora McGregor Endowed Scholarship awards up to $26,000 for up to four years of study to an incoming freshman student who has demonstrated academic excellence in the past, has an academic vision for the future, and who expresses an interest in advancing knowledge through individual learning. 

The McGregor Scholarship student is a member of the Cohen Honors College and must:

  • Meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the Cohen Honors College (a high school GPA of 3.7 or an ACT score of 27 or above); exceptional applicants will meet both of the admissions criteria.
  • Agree to participate in and complete the requirements of the Cohen Honors College if awarded the scholarship.

To apply for the McGregor Scholarship, students must additionally complete the Universal Scholarship application by November 1st. Students are not required to compete in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Invitational to be eligible to apply for the McGregor Scholarship. 

 

Koch Scholars – Honors College Engineering and Business Majors

The Koch Scholars scholarships award up to $30,000 (in-state) or $60,000 (out-of-state) for up to four years of study to incoming freshmen students pursuing degrees in Engineering or Business, with preference given to those students declaring a major in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, or Management Information Systems.

Koch Scholars are members of the Cohen Honors College and must:

  • Meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admission to the Cohen Honors College (a high school GPA of 3.7 or an ACT score of 27 or above); exceptional applicants will meet both of the admissions criteria.
  • Agree to participate in and complete the requirements of the Cohen Honors College if awarded the scholarship.
  • Agree to participate in 3-4 Koch Scholars events or workshops organized by Honors each academic year.

To apply for the Koch Scholarship, students must additionally complete the Universal Scholarship application. Students are not required to compete in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Invitational to be eligible to apply for the Koch Scholarship. 

Koch Scholars Program Activities and Workshop

  • Scholars’ Fall Picnic – for incoming and current Scholars and Honors faculty
  • Scholars and Mentors Brunch – for graduating seniors
  • Community Service
  • Honors College mentor for nationally competitive awards
  • Leadership Academy: students are required to attend leadership workshops on campus and have the option of pursuing the Honors leadership track.
  • Mentors: students are expected to apply to shadow or intern with representatives from the company.

WSU news release

What are the renewal requirements for all Cohen Honors College Scholarships, Koch Scholars, and McGregor?
Remain in good standing in the Honors College by:

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and take at least 3 Honors credits each year
  • Enroll in and successfully complete at least 12 credit hours each semester (fall and spring)

NOTE: If students have fewer than 24 hours remaining in their degree program, enrollment exceptions may be granted on an individual review based on a written request.

For more information, contact:
Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College
Email: honors@wichita.edu | Phone: 316-978-3375