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:
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:
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:
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
Application workshops (Goldwater, Critical Language Scholarships, Rhodes, etc.)
Alumni and guest speakers
Application materials review
What are the renewal requirements for all Cohen Honors College Scholarships?
Remain in good standing in the Honors College by:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 316-978-3375