Wichita State University


as of email dated 12/19/19

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Counselor Newsletter
December 2019
ALL THEY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS 'WU'! 
We hope you enjoy this video featuring current students and our lovable mascot, WuShock! May your holiday season be filled with festivities and well-deserved relaxation. And most importantly, happy holidays from the Wichita State University Office of Admissions! 

Interested in our unique mascot? Click here to learn more about WuShock!
» View more videos from the Office of Admissions
SPRING 2020 Events
Save the dates for our Spring 2020 programs! Event details and registration coming soon.
 
Personalized Campus Visits offered all semester
January 18   Shocker Legacy Day
January 25   Parent Information Workshop
February 15  Shocker Saturday
February 17  Black & Yellow Day
March 4         SAS Leadership Conference
March 7         LEAD Luncheon
March 14       Shocker Saturday
March 21       Shocker Saturday 
March 28       W-S-YOU Admitted Student Program
April 4            Shocker Saturday
April 11          Shocker Saturday in Spanish
April 17          Black & Yellow Day
April 22          AVID Day
April 25          Freshman & Sophomore Day
» View all events at wichita.edu/visit
REMINDERS!
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
If your contact information is changing or if your school has any new counselors, please use the button below to let us know!
» Update your contact information
APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
If our $40 application fee is a financial impediment to any of your students, you can complete Application Fee Waivers on the behalf of eligible students.

Counselor Resources

» Find your admissions representative
» View upcoming admissions events
» Browse our online publications
» View our online videos
Your partnership is important to the Office of Admissions. As your connection to Wichita State University, we welcome your feedback and input regarding how to best serve your students. Any questions or comments can be e-mailed directly to elisha.satterfield@wichita.edu

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a/o email dated 11/5/19


THERE'S STILL TIME TO APPLY - DECEMBER 1 FAFSA PRIORITY DATE
Students who complete the FAFSA and Wichita State admission application by December 1 will receive a financial aid offer before the holiday break. Each year Wichita State University disburses more than $100 million in grants, scholarships, work study, and student loans. For more information and to view our FAFSA completion tips, click here

SEDGWICK COUNTY ACCESS GRANT: $250 - $4,00 per year
The Sedgwick County Access Grant is designed to assist full-time, need-based students from Sedgwick county with tuition and standard student fees. Learn more about the Sedgwick County Access Grant here
» Learn more about financial aid resources at WSU
Linwood Sexton Endowed Scholarship: Full-Ride 
Deadline is December 1, 2019
A full-ride award geared toward minority students majoring in business or education who demonstrate financial need. Learn more about the Linwood Sexton Endowed Scholarship here.

Rudd Scholarship: Full-Ride
Deadline is December 1, 2019
The Rudd Scholarship is a competitive, 4-year award designed to pay any remaining costs associated with tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board after accounting for all other grants, scholarships and financial awards. The full-ride scholarships will go to 25 Kansas seniors who have the option to attend Wichita State, Emporia State or Fort Hays State. The Rudd Foundation, a separate entity from WSU, collects applications and selects recipients. Learn more about the Rudd Scholarship here

Professor Fran Jabara Endowed Scholarship: Up to $30,000
Deadline is December 20, 2019
Awards two $30,000 to future entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Jabara Scholarship here

Outside Scholarships: Amounts vary
Deadlines vary
Outside scholarships are awarded by civic groups, religious institutions, high schools, and organizations other than Wichita State. Applications for the these additional scholarship opportunities and many others can be found on our scholarships website at wichita.edu/outside scholarships.  
» Learn more about scholarship opportunities
SHOCK DOC: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WITH DR. BECK
Our latest Shock Doc featuring Dr. James Beck and Barnabas Hawkinson, a senior studying biology and secondary education provides a glimpse into what undergraduate research can look like at Wichita State. Together, they’re working to catalogue all the plant species on a 5-acre island in Sedgwick County, which is providing Barnabas with skills he can take into his career, and Dr. Beck with tools to use in his science classes.
» View more Shock Doc videos
KANSAS CITY STUDENTS INVITED TO EXPERIENCE SHOCKER ENGINEERING
Students and families are invited to join Wichita State to explore the opportunities in engineering. WSU is partnering with Burns & McDonnell to provide you with a chance to learn more about engineering in the Kansas City area. During this event attendees will meet current engineering students, faculty and staff, and learn about the different fields of engineering available at WSU.

6 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 2, 2019
Burns & McDonnell 
9450 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

A light dinner will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, visit wichita.edu/kcburnsmcdonnell
» RSVP for the Explore Engineering program
SHOCKER STREET SPEAK - CAMPUS TRANSPORTATION
From the shuttle system to bringing their own bike or skateboard, our Shocker students know how to get around campus quickly and easily. For this month's Shocker Street Speak, freshman integrated marketing communication major Kaylie Aikins interviewed students around campus to get the scoop on how they scoot, walk, or ride to class! 
» View more Shocker Street Speak videos
SPRING 2020 Events
Save the dates for our Spring 2020 programs! Event details and registration coming soon.
 
Personalized Campus Visits offered all semester
January 25   Parent Information Workshop
February 8    Shocker Legacy Day
February 15  Shocker Saturday
February 17  Black & Yellow Day
March 4         SAS Leadership Conference
March 7         LEAD Luncheon
March 14       Shocker Saturday
March 21       Shocker Saturday 
March 28       W-S-YOU Admitted Student Program
April 4            Shocker Saturday
April 17          Black & Yellow Day
April 22          AVID Day
April 25          Freshman & Sophomore Day
» View photos from past event days
REMINDERS!
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES
NOVEMBER 22 - Competition date for Barton, Klose, and Wallace Scholarships
NOVEMBER 23 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational & Koch Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 1 - FAFSA Priority Date; Linwood Sexton Admissions and Scholarship Application Deadline
DECEMBER 7 - McGregor Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 20 - Jabara Scholarship Materials Deadline
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
If your contact information is changing or if your school has any new counselors, please use the button below to let us know!
» Update your contact information
APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
If our $40 application fee is a financial impediment to any of your students, you can complete Application Fee Waivers on the behalf of eligible students.

Counselor Resources

» Find your admissions representative
» View upcoming admissions events
» Browse our online publications
» View our online videos
Your partnership is important to the Office of Admissions. As your connection to Wichita State University, we welcome your feedback and input regarding how to best serve your students. Any questions or comments can be e-mailed directly to elisha.satterfield@wichita.edu

Looking for more information?






a/o email dated 10/4/19


SHOCK DOC: HEALING KANSAS, A SPECIAL INITIATIVE BY WSU STUDENTS
Wichita State psychology major Ngoc Vuong started Healing Kansas as an effort to heighten mental health discussion in the Wichita community. Described as a grassroots initiative, Healing Kansas seeks to bring creatives together and raise awareness on local mental health problems by telling stories about addiction and substance abuse. With the help of media arts major Masara Al-Sharieh, the two students have been working to produce a short film focusing on how children are affected by the substance abuse of a family member, and hope to submit it to film festivals after its completion. Ultimately, Ngoc's goal for Healing Kansas is to branch out into more short films and documentary pieces, as well as eventually establish a scholarship to promote the next generation of filmmakers, graphics designers, and artists who have a passion for mental health advocacy.
» View more Shock Doc videos
MEET OUR HOUSTON REGIONAL ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Matt Zecchin joined the Admissions team in September as the regional admissions representative based in Houston, TX. Matt serves students and counselors from Houston and the surrounding areas of Austin, San Antonio, and other cities within the Shocker City tuition discount area. Matt can be reached by email at matthew.zecchin@wichita.edu or by phone at (316) 669-3574.
» Learn more about our in-state tuition for Houston area residents!
BLACK & YELLOW DAYS
Black & Yellow Day is a program for high school juniors and seniors. These are all-day events on campus where students and guests have the chance to participate in sessions hosted by each academic college, tour campus and explore the hands-on learning opportunities available at WSU.
 
We have two Black & Yellow Day programs coming up on Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 25 and would love for your students to join us!
» Click to learn more about Black & Yellow Days
NATIONAL MERIT RECOGNITION DAY
Wichita State University strives to provide unmatched opportunities and resources to the highest achieving students. As a result, WSU offers a competitive scholarship package to National Merit finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. The award has a value of $50,000 over four years.

National Merit Semifinalists, National Hispanic Recognition Finalists, and their guests are invited to join us for National Merit Recognition Day on Monday, October 21. For more information, or to help a student RSVP for the program, visit wichita.edu/visit.
» Learn more about the National Merit program at WSU
SCHEDULE OF FALL RECRUITMENT EVENTS
For more information about any of our on-campus recruitment events or to register a student, please visit wichita.edu/visit.

October 10 - Diversity Leadership Symposium (juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds)
October 11 - Black and Yellow Day (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
October 19 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
October 21 - National Merit Recognition Day (National Merit Semifinalists or National Hispanic Recognition Scholars)
October 25 - Black and Yellow Day (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
November 4 - Shocker Honors Scholar Reception (juniors in top 10 percent of their class)
November 5 - Shocker Honors Scholar Reception (juniors in top 10 percent of their class)
November 9 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
November 23 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (seniors competing for the Gore Scholarship)
REMINDERS!
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES
OCTOBER 14 - Rudd Scholarship application opens for 25 full-ride scholarships. Apply at ruddfoundation.org

OCTOBER 15 - Admissions Application Deadline for participation in Distinguished Scholarship Invitational, Passage, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions. Learn more at wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetitions.

NOVEMBER 1 - Freshmen Merit Scholarship deadline
NOVEMBER 1 - Scholarship Application Deadline for DSI, Passage, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 22 - Competition date for Barton, Klose, and Wallace Scholarships
NOVEMBER 23 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational & Koch Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 1 - FAFSA Priority Date; Linwood Sexton Admissions and Scholarship Application Deadline
DECEMBER 7 - McGregor Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 20 - Jabara Scholarship Materials Deadline
» Click to view the September scholarship newsletter.






a/o email dated 9/16/19

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION INFORMATION
Wichita State University invites students to participate in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) in the fall of 2019. A variety of scholarships are awarded to DSI participants, including three $64,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships - amongst the largest scholarships in Kansas! While DSI is open to students of any major, click here to find information on additional scholarship opportunities.
» Learn more about the scholarship competitions
SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURES
Students and families have been receiving our Fall 2020 scholarship brochure. This booklets highlights all of the large competitions, as well as general scholarship information. 
» View the scholarship brochure
CONGRATULATIONS TO NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS!
Wichita State University strives to provide unmatched opportunities and resources to the highest achieving students. As a result, WSU offers a competitive scholarship package to National Merit finalists and National Hispanic Recognition finalists. The award has a value of $50,000 over four years.

National Merit Semifinalists, National Hispanic Recognition Finalists, and their guests are invited to join us for National Merit Recognition Day on Monday, October 21. For more information, or to help a student RSVP for the program, visit wichita.edu/visit.
» Learn more about the National Merit program at WSU
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES
OCTOBER 15 - Admissions Application Deadline for participation in DSI, Passage, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 1 - Freshmen Merit Scholarship deadline
NOVEMBER 1 - Scholarship Application Deadline for DSI, Passage, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 22 - Competition date for Barton, Klose, and Wallace Scholarships
NOVEMBER 23 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational & Koch Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 1 - FAFSA Priority Date; Linwood Sexton Admissions and Scholarship Application Deadline
DECEMBER 7 - McGregor Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 20 - Jabara Scholarship Materials Deadline
» Learn more about the WSU Freshmen Merit program
PASSAGE SCHOLARS: $8,000 - $20,000
This special award will be provided to at least ten first generation students with financial need who compete in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational. Awards are dispersed in amounts ranging from $2,000-$5,000 per year. 
 
ANNA KATHLEEN WALSH ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $50,000
An annual award covering most tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for an incoming freshman majoring in English or creative writing. Renewable for up to four years or until bachelor’s degree completion, whichever comes first.
» Click to view requirements or learn more
MARK AND STACY PARKINSON SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $34,000
A $8,500 / year scholarship geared toward first generation, immigrant students with preference toward DACA or other undocumented students. Learn more about the Parkinson Scholarship here

RUDD SCHOLARSHIP: Full-Ride
The Rudd Scholarship is a competitive, 4-year award designed to pay any remaining costs associated with tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board after accounting for all other grants, scholarships and financial awards. The full-ride scholarships will go to 25 Kansas seniors who have the option to attend Wichita State, Emporia State or Fort Hays State. The Rudd Foundation, a separate entity from WSU, collects applications and selects recipients. Learn more about the Rudd Scholarship here

SEDGWICK COUNTY ACCESS GRANT: $250 - $4,00 per year
The Sedgwick County Access Grant is designed to assist full-time, need-based students from Sedgwick county with tuition and standard student fees. Learn more about the Sedgwick County Access Grant here
OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS: Amounts vary
Outside scholarships are awarded by civic groups, religious institutions, high schools, and organizations other than Wichita State. Applications for the these additional scholarship opportunities and many others can be found on our scholarships website.  
» View our outside scholarship opportunities
REMINDERS!

SCHEDULE OF FALL RECRUITMENT EVENTS
For more information about any of our on-campus recruitment events or to register a student, please visit wichita.edu/visit.

September 17 - Discover WSU: Overland Park (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 19 - Discover WSU: Oklahoma City (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 30 - Discover WSU: Kansas City (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
October 5 - Honors in Action (seniors interested in the Honors College)
October 10 - Diversity Leadership Symposium (juniors and seniors from diverse backgrounds)
October 11 - Black and Yellow Day (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
October 19 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
October 21 - National Merit Recognition Day (National Merit Semifinalists or National Hispanic Recognition Scholars)
October 25 - Black and Yellow Day (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
November 4 - Shocker Honors Scholar Reception (juniors in top 10 percent of their class)
November 5 - Shocker Honors Scholar Reception (juniors in top 10 percent of their class)
November 9 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
November 23 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (seniors competing for the Gore Scholarship)
» Click for more event information or to help a student RSVP
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
If your contact information is changing or if your school has any new counselors, please use the button below to let us know!
» Update your contact information
APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS
If our $40 application fee is a financial impediment to any of your students, you can complete Application Fee Waivers on the behalf of eligible students.

Counselor Resources

» Find your admissions representative
» View upcoming admissions events
» Browse our online publications
» View our online videos




a/o email dated 8/20/19

WE'RE EXCITED FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
We hope you had a restful summer break and look forward to working with you this school year! We'd like to kick off the new academic year with a crash course on WSU. This video was created for prospective students and parents to learn more about WSU during their official campus visit.
» Check out more of our videos
MEET OUR NEW ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES
We are so excited to welcome two new Admissions Representatives to our team! Later this month, we will also welcome our new recruiter who will be based in Houston, TX.
Jess Hughes will serve students from western Kansas, western United States and Wichita area schools, including Campus High School, Eisenhower High School, Goddard High School, Maize High School, Maize South High School, and Valley Center High.
Blake Molina will serve students from north-central Kansas, midwestern United States as well as National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition students. He will also work with all private high schools in the Wichita area.
» Find your admissions representative
ARMY ROTC PROGRAM NEW TO WICHITA STATE
As of Fall 2019, WSU offers a Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program providing students with the opportunity to develop effective leadership skills—all while getting a college education. The program offers a wide variety scholarships that allow students to either commission into active duty or into the National Guard or Army Reserves. For more information regarding the application process or scholarship opportunities, visit wichita.edu/armyrotc or click the button below. 
» Learn more about the ROTC program
WICHITA STATE NOW ON THE COMMON APP
Seniors can apply any time at wichita.edu/apply or now through the Common App. Students should complete their applications and submit $40 application fee by October 15 to ensure they don't miss the deadline for any of our scholarship competitions. Admission requirements can be found at wichita.edu/admissions or in the graphic below. 
IMPORTANT: Our Freshmen Merit Scholarship consideration date is November 1. For more information on available scholarships, visit wichita.edu/scholarships. Stay tuned as the next newsletter will be our annual Scholarship Edition!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FALL PROGRAMS
For more information about any of our on-campus recruitment events, or to register a student, please visit wichita.edu/visit.  

August 27 - Scholarship Information Program
August 29 - Scholarship Information Program
September 5 - Discover WSU: Dodge City, KS
September 9 - Discover WSU: Tulsa, OK
September 9 - Shocker Insider
September 12 - Discover WSU: Salina, KS
September 16 - Discover WSU: Topeka, KS
September 17 - Discover WSU: Overland Park, KS
September 19 - Discover WSU: Oklahoma City, OK
September 30 - Discover WSU: Kansas City, MO
October 5 - Honors in Action
October 10 - Diversity Leadership Symposium
October 11 - Black & Yellow Day 
October 21 - National Merit Recognition Day
October 25 - Black & Yellow Day
November 4 - Shocker Honors Scholar Reception
November 5 - Shocker Honors Scholar Reception 
November 23 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational 
*Shocker Saturday programs will also be hosted on the following dates: September 4, October 19 and November 9. 

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