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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 Enhancement Scholarships of up to $4000 support current Honors students in good standing in activities such as study abroad, unpaid internships, national conferences, undergraduate research or service learning. Complete the application form and submit to the Honors College to be considered for Cohen Enhancement funds.

To view a list of activities Honors students and faculty have participated in during the 2016-2017 academic year, click 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 and make an appointment with the Honors College to talk about your application.

Scholarships for Incoming First-Year Students

Honors College Scholarship – Honors College All Majors

  • The Honors College Merit Scholarship awards $500 a year for up to four years to incoming first-year students who are admitted to Wichita State University and are accepted to the Cohen Honors College by the December 1 priority date for consideration. After December 1, merit scholarships will be awarded on a funds available basis.
  • To apply for the Cohen Honors College Merit Scholarship, students must submit the WSU Admissions online application and complete the Cohen Honors College online application (select fall). 

Lenora McGregor Scholarship – Honors College All Majors

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.
  • To apply for the Koch Scholars Program, students must submit must submit the WSU Admissions online application by October 15 and submit the Universal Scholarship Application and Cohen Honors College online application by November 1.

Koch Scholars must remain in good standing in the Cohen Honors College and participate in 3-4 Koch Scholars events or workshops organized by Honors each academic year. Koch Scholars are expected to live in the residence halls their freshman year. 

Koch Scholars Program Activities

  • Scholars’ Fall Picnic – for incoming and current Scholars and Honors faculty
  • Scholars and Mentors Brunch – for graduating seniors
  • Community Service opportunities organized by students
  • Leadership: students may 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

Renewal requirements for the Honors College Merit, Koch and McGregor Scholarships

To remain in good standing in the Honors College you must:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and complete at least 3 Honors credits each year or complete a 12-credit Honors track
  • 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