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Cohen Honors College Scholarships

To apply for any of the Cohen Honors College Scholarships, students must apply to WSU Admissions online application, complete the additional Cohen Honors College online application (select fall 2016).

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 will be available starting Fall 2016 to support Honors students to study abroad, take nonprofit internships, attend national conferences, or engage in undergraduate research.  The new Cohen Leadership Academy will integrate humanities and social science courses and offer leadership opportunities in intensive summer sessions. And, Cohen Faculty Fellows will be in residence in the Honors College to teach and mentor Honors students.

Cohen Honors students enjoy small, discussion-based classes; specialized advising; priority enrollment each semester; free printing in Shocker Hall; leadership in college governance with membership in the Honors College Student Council and WHEAT student organization; and support for community engagement through volunteering and internships.

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.

The Honors College advises students applying for National Scholarships.

 

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 by March 1st. Additional aid is disbursed based upon available funding after March 1st.

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 Distinguished Scholarship application from WSU Admissions. Students are not required to compete in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Invitational to be eligible to apply for the McGregor Scholarship.  However, students must complete the Distinguished Scholarship application in order to be considered.

 

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 Distinguished Scholarship application from WSU Admissions. Students are not required to compete in WSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Invitational to be eligible to apply for the Koch Scholarship.  However, students must complete the Distinguished Scholarship application in order to be considered.

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

                          Application workshops (Goldwater, Critical Language Scholarships, Rhodes, etc.)
                          Alumni and guest speakers
                          Application materials review
                          Mock interviews

  • 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.

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National Scholarships
Click here for our list of links to national scholarship opportunities!

 

What are the renewal requirements for all Cohen Honors College Scholarships?
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