WSU sets aside $750,000 for new county scholarships

1:32:22 PM CDT - Thursday, October 06, 2005

WSU is offering a new scholarship opportunity of up to $2,000 to new freshmen or new transfer students who live in Sedgwick County.

The new Sedgwick County Scholars program is being funded by mill levy money that WSU receives from the city of Wichita and Sedgwick County.

High school seniors and transfer students who have a permanent residence in Sedgwick County can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarships are $500 per semester for students enrolled in six to 11 credit hours and $1,000 per semester for students enrolled in at least 12 hours. The scholarships will be for one academic year and may be combined with
other scholarships.

The scholarships will be awarded on a first-applied, first-awarded basis until the $750,000 WSU has set aside for the program is used.

New freshmen must be first-time students to WSU, have an ACT score of 21 or higher, rank in the top third of their high school graduating class or have participated in the federally funded GEAR UP program run by WSU.

Transfer students will have to be a first-time student to WSU, have graduated from a Sedgwick County high school or currently live in Sedgwick County, or be transferring to WSU with 65 or fewer credit hours and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Compiled by Amy Geiszler-Jones

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