2014 Wichita State University Distinguished Scholarship Invitational Information
Deadline and requirement information for Wichita State University's Distinguished Scholarship Invitational which—among others—awards three of the largest annual scholarships in the state of Kansas.
class of When it comes to academics, you’re a star. Now it’s time to claim your recognition and win some serious cash with Wichita State’s scholarship competitions—–which include three of the largest annual undergraduate scholarships in the state (from $44,000 to $52,000 each). Just take a look at each competition’s requirements to find out if you’re eligible and submit the necessary materials to receive an invitation to attend. To be considered for any of these scholarship competitions you must be fully admitted to WSU with an ACT or SAT score and an official high school transcript on file. It’s a good idea to take the ACT or SAT at the earliest opportunity and apply for admission before your senior year. Printed on recycled paper. Please pass along or recycle again. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0205; telephone (316) 978-6791. full-ride scholarship Health Science Major Anthony Llamas 2012 Linwood Sexton Scholar from Wichita, KS DSI $52,000 Nov. 16 2013 Distinguished Scholarship Invitational The Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) is one of the area’s most prominent annual scholarship competitions. More than $500,000 in scholarships are awarded each year! Two winners will each be awarded a $52,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship based on leadership and academic performance. In addition, the top 50 competitors will be awarded four-year scholarship packages. To be considered for an invitation to the DSI competition, you must complete the following by Oct. 15: • be admitted to WSU • submit an official high school transcript with a minimum 3.50 GPA • have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or SAT composite score of 1090 on file with WSU If you meet the above selection requirements, you will receive an invitation with additional instructions. Students achieving either a 30 ACT (1320 SAT) or higher and 3.30-3.50 GPA OR 23 ACT (1050 SAT) or higher and 4.00 GPA may be eligible for a special exception to the DSI criteria. Students interested in pursuing an exception MUST contact the Office of Admissions to be invited to the DSI. There are no other exceptions to the DSI criteria. For more information on the DSI, contact the Office of Admissions at (316) 978-3085 or (800) 362-2594 or email@example.com. 2012 Gore Scholar from Carbondale, KS Whitney Wilson Dental Hygiene Major 2012 Barton Scholar from Wichita, KS David Berry Finance Major barton $44,000 Nov. 15 2013 W. Frank Barton School of Business’ Allen, Gibbs & Houlik L.C. Scholarship Competition Each year students compete for one of the largest business scholarships in the state of Kansas. The W. Frank Barton School of Business, along with Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik L.C., sponsors this business scholarship competition. Those who qualify will compete for scholarships in varying amounts. By participating in this competition, you will be eligible to be considered for the $44,000 Clay Barton Scholarship. Participants must intend on majoring in one of the following: • • • • • Accounting Economics Entrepreneurship Finance General Business Major • • • • • Human Resource Management International Business Management Management Information Systems Marketing To compete, you must complete the following by Oct. 18: • be admitted to WSU • submit an official high school transcript with a minimum 3.50 GPA score of 1090 on file with WSU wichita.edu/business and clicking on “Scholarships.” • have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or SAT composite • declare a business major • complete the “Yes, I Wish to Compete Form” by going to Eligible students will receive instructions prior to the competition. For more information on business scholarships and competitions, contact Kate Kung-McIntyre at (316) 978-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Secondary Education Major Renae Robertson 2012 Klose Scholar from Wichita, KS klose $25,000 Nov. 15 2013 Klose scholarship competition for math and science teacher education majors Fall 2014 freshmen selecting a math or science teacher education major within the College of Education at WSU may be eligible to compete for one of three $25,000 Klose Scholars awards. This scholarship package will be dispersed over four years, assuming students meet the necessary renewal criteria and enter into an eligible degree-bound math or science teacher education program. To compete, you must complete the following by Oct. 15: • be admitted to WSU • submit an official high school transcript with a minimum 3.50 GPA • have a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or SAT composite score of 1090 on file with WSU • declare a major in a math or science teacher education program • all participants must submit materials to be considered for general freshmen scholarship awards To register, visit wichita.edu/education and click on “Scholarships/Financial Aid.” Eligible students will receive additional instructions prior to the competition. For more information, contact Johny Buchanan-Spachek in the WSU College of Education at (316) 978-6653 or johny.buchanan–email@example.com. Aerospace Engineering Major Tim Eichler 2012 Wallace Scholar from Emporia, KS Wallace $20,000 Nov. 15 2013 Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering (WISE) In 2013, 10 students will be selected as Wallace Scholars with the largest scholarship awarded worth $20,000 for four years of study in engineering. The competition also awards renewable scholarships in varying amounts from $4,000 to $15,000. Female competitors (with a 26 or higher composite and math ACT score) and minority students may qualify to receive a $4,000 scholarship. To be eligible, students must be interested in one of the following majors: • • • • • Aerospace Engineering Bioengineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering • • • • • Engineering for Manufacture Engineering Technology Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering Undecided Engineering To compete, you must complete the following by Oct. 15: • be admitted to WSU • submit an official high school transcript with a minimum 3.00 GPA • submit ACT/SAT scores • declare an engineering major • sign up at wichita.edu/wise For more information on engineering scholarships, contact Samantha Corcoran at (316) 978-6301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $20,000 2012 Jabara Scholar from Salina, KS Entrepreneurship Major Brittan Smith Additional Scholarship Opportunities Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship Two $20,000 Jabara Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students interested in pursuing a degree in entrepreneurship. To be eligible to compete, students must have a minimum 3.50 high school GPA and minimum 24 composite ACT (1090 SAT), be admitted to WSU and declare a major in Entrepreneurship. Eligible students will receive more information prior to the competition. For more information regarding the Jabara Scholarship and Competition, go to wichita.edu/entrescholarship or contact the Center for Entrepreneurship at (316) 978-3000 or email@example.com. Lenora McGregor Academic Scholarship The Lenora McGregor Academic Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated leadership through a dedication to academics and an interest in advancing knowledge through individual learning. The McGregor Scholar will receive up to $26,000 over four years. Priority consideration in awarding the McGregor will be given to students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria for admittance to the Emory Lindquist Honors Program (3.70 GPA and 27 ACT). For more information about the Lenora McGregor Academic Scholarship, visit wichita.edu/honors or contact the Emory Lindquist Honors Program at (316) 978-3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Linwood Sexton Endowed Scholarship This is a four-year full-ride scholarship awarded annually to a new freshman student. Preference is given to minority students with a minimum 3.00 GPA and a minimum 21 ACT score. This scholarship includes tuition, fees, books, on-campus housing and will be automatically renewable as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. For more information about the Linwood Sexton Endowed Scholarship, go to wichita.edu/linwoodsexton or contact the Office of Admissions at (316) 978-3085 or (800) 362-2594 or email@example.com. Music $20,000 Nov. 15 2013 School of Music Scholarship Invitational The WSU School of Music offers annual vocal, instrumental and keyboard scholarships to talented individuals from around the world. Last year, new music scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 for four years of study were awarded. Contact the School of Music for specific audition requirements and to schedule your audition for Nov. 15. To be eligible, students must be interested in one of the following majors: • Jazz • Music Composition • Music Education • Music Performance To compete, you must complete the following by Oct. 15: • be admitted to WSU • submit an official high school transcript with a minimum 3.00 GPA • declare a music major • complete a scholarship application at wichita.edu/musicscholarships • complete an audition reservation form at wichita.edu/musicauditions For more information on music scholarships, go to wichita.edu/musicscholarships or contact the music office at (316) 978-3103 to speak with your area director. General Scholarships $200 - $2o,000 General scholarships awarded through the Office of Financial Aid range from $2,000 - $5,000 per academic year and are awarded to qualifying incoming freshmen based on available funding. Preference is given to students with a minimum ACT composite score of 21 and cumulative 3.00 grade point average. Students applying by Nov. 1 receive written notification of their scholarship status by the end of December. Students applying after Nov. 1 will receive notification by the end of March. Applications will not be accepted after Feb. 1. For questions regarding general scholarships, call (316) 978-3430. Competitive meritâ€“based renewable scholarships are only offered to the top academic students who apply by Nov. 1. Scholarships are based on GPA, ACT/SAT, strength of curriculum, essay and record of extracurricular activities including community service and demonstrated leadership. Awarding is competitive and limited, with potential scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $20,000. Renewable general scholarships may not be combined. Only the largest general scholarship will be awarded. When To Apply For Scholarships Incoming freshmen applications for admission and scholarships will be accepted upon completion of the studentâ€™s junior year of high school. Applications are reviewed by committee in the order received, and students will be notified of their scholarship status by the Office of Financial Aid. To complete the WSU online scholarship application, go to wichita.edu/scholarshipapp. Wichita State University Scholarship Competitions for the Class of 2014 Please send me more information* about: ❍ The academic field of ___________________________________ ❍ ACT institutional registration (honored only at WSU) ❍ W. Frank Barton School of Business’ Allen, Gibbs & Houlik L.C. Scholarship Competition** ❍ Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering** ❍ College of Education/Klose Scholarship** ❍ Lenora McGregor Academic Scholarship** ❍ Fran Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship** ❍ School of Music Scholarship** ❍ Emory Lindquist Honors Program ❍ Other ____________________________________________________ __ *This reply card is a request for information only. It does not register you for any of the Class of 2014 scholarship competitions. **Competitions are held separately. Participation in one competition does not qualify you to compete in others. NAME EMAIL PHONE DATE OF BIRTH ADDRESS CITY HIGH SCHOOL STATE ZIP PERMIT NO. 328 WICHITA KS OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY 1845 FAIRMOUNT ST WICHITA KS 67208-9756 POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE FIRST-CLASS MAIL BUSINESS REPLY MAIL NO POSTAGE NECESSARY IF MAILED IN THE UNITED STATES