Wichita State University


per email dated 10/7/2020

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Counselor Newsletter
October 2020




SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION INFORMATION
Wichita State University invites select high school seniors to participate in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) in November 2020. This is one of the area’s most prominent scholarship competitions, including three $64,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships—three of the largest annual undergraduate scholarships in Kansas. While DSI is open to students of any major, click here to find information regarding competition requirements and additional scholarship opportunities.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
OCTOBER 15 - Deadline for Admissions application
NOVEMBER 1 - Deadline for Scholarship Competitions application
DECEMBER 1 - FAFSA priority deadline
» View competitive scholarships and apply
BLACK & YELLOW DAY
Black & Yellow Day is a program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to explore academic and student life opportunities, hear from current Wichita State students, and see what campus looks like from the comfort of your own home.

The virtual event will be held on Saturday, October 24 from 1-4:30 pm.
 
Students will receive a final confirmation email with Zoom links and the students' customized schedules the week of Black & Yellow Day. All students who attend will receive a FREE Wichita State t-shirt.
» Click to learn more and register for Black & Yellow Day
Seniors with a minimum 3.25 GPA and 22 ACT/1100 SAT can automatically qualify for a Freshmen Merit Scholarship! Get admitted to Wichita State by November 1 to guarantee qualifying for a merit scholarship!

Use the table below to determine for much a student can qualify! These values represent awards for students paying in-state or discounted tuition rates. For scholarship ranges for students paying full nonresident rates and other merit scholarship information, visit wichita.edu/scholarships.

» Learn more about scholarship opportunities
DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
Hosted by the Office of Admissions and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this is an open event for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to explore leadership and diversity as a combined and powerful experience.

This event will be virtual and held on November 6 from 1 - 2:30 pm. Questions can be directed to Anna Dixon at anna.dixon@wichita.edu.
» Click here to learn more and RSVP for the Diversity Leadership Symposium
THE FAFSA IS NOW OPEN - PRIORITY DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1
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
» Questions? Go to our Financial Aid page
DORIS AND RALPH KLOSE SCHOLARS DAY
The College of Applied Studies has announced the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholars Day for seniors who declare a major in math or science teacher education at WSU. Winners will be offered a financial aid package that may include various scholarships. The Klose Scholarship - worth up to $20,000 - covers the average cost of tuition, books, and fees during their junior and senior years. The event will be virtually hosted on Friday, November 20 from 10 am - 2 pm

WALLACE INVITATIONAL FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IN ENGINEERING (WISE)
The WISE competition is held each fall for high school seniors interested in studying engineering at WSU. Ten $28,500 Wallace Scholarships will be awarded to the winners of the 2020 Wallace Invitational. This year's competition will be virtual and takes place on Friday, November 20.

ANNA ELIZABETH WALSH HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP

An annual award worth up to $50,000 covering most tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for an incoming freshman majoring in one of the following: creative writing, English, modern and classical languages and literatures (Spanish and French), historyphilosophyreligion (field major) or women's studies.

Scholarship Application deadline for these scholarships is November 1
» Click here to view other competitive scholarships
CONGRATULATIONS TO NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS AND HISPANIC RECOGNITION SCHOLARS!
Wichita State University strives to provide unmatched opportunities and resources to the highest achieving students. As a result, WSU is pleased to offer the most valuable scholarship package in Kansas to National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. The award has a value of $50,000 over four years. For questions, contact blake.molina@wichita.edu.

National Merit Semifinalists, National Hispanic Recognition Scholars, and their guests are invited to visit campus at their convenience. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the National Merit or National Hispanic Recognition scholarship package, eat lunch at Shocker Hall, meet with the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, and more! To select your date now, go to wichita.edu/visit and specify if you're a Semifinalist or Hispanic Recognition Scholar.
» Learn more about the National Merit and Hispanic Recognition Scholarships and steps to receive them
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES
OCTOBER 12 - Rudd Scholarship application opens for 25 full-ride scholarships. Apply at ruddfoundation.org.
OCTOBER 15 - Admissions Application Deadline for participation in DSI, Passage 2 Success, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 1 - Freshmen Merit Scholarship deadline
NOVEMBER 1 - Admission Application Deadline for Linwood Sexton Scholarship
NOVEMBER 1 - Scholarship Application Deadline for DSI, Passage 2 Success, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 20 - Competition date for Distinguished Scholarship Invitational, Barton, Klose, and Wallace Scholarships
NOVEMBER 21 - Competition date for Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (if not competing on Nov. 20) & Koch Scholarships
DECEMBER 1 - FAFSA Priority Date; Linwood Sexton Scholarship Application Deadline
DECEMBER 5 - McGregor Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 11 - Rudd Foundation Scholarship application deadline. Apply at ruddfoundation.org.
DECEMBER 18 - Jabara Scholarship Materials Deadline
» Click to view the September scholarship edition newsletter.
SCHEDULE OF FALL RECRUITMENT EVENTS
For more information about any of our on-campus and virtual recruitment events or to register a student, please visit wichita.edu/visit.

OCTOBER 16 - School of Nursing Information Session - Virtual
OCTOBER 17 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
OCTOBER 23 - Wichita State Shock Walk (high school seniors)
OCTOBER 24 - Black and Yellow Day (high school students) - Virtual
OCTOBER 30 - Dental Hygiene Information Session - Virtual
NOVEMBER 6 - Diversity Leadership Symposium (high school students) - Virtual
NOVEMBER 11 - Dental Hygiene Information Session - Virtual
NOVEMBER 14 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
NOVEMBER 20 & 21- Distinguished Scholarship Invitational - For seniors competing for the Gore Scholarship. Only need to participate in one session. There is one session on Nov. 20 and then two options on Nov. 21. 
» Register for an event or campus visit
Meet our new hires!
Erin Myers joined the Admissions team in September as a Visit Experience Coordinator. She will coordinate Shocker Honors Scholars Receptions, Admitted Student Receptions, and Honors in Action. Additionally, she will be planning virtual events throughout the year, including major-specific events and others featuring alumni. 
Terrence Williams joined the Admissions team in September as a Visit Experience Coordinator. He will coordinate all group visits, events like Freshman and Sophomore Day, and Shocker Saturday. He will also oversee our Shocker Navigator tour guides.
» Find your Admissions rep and other staff members
SHOCK DOC: Sadie Winter, Biomedical Engineering major
Biomedical Engineering major Sadie Winter had a summer internship lined up in Asia before it was canceled due the pandemic, but not one to dwell on what could have been, she quickly found a new opportunity through Wichita State’s Center for Entrepreneurship where she joined a team developing disposable stethoscopes for Wichita-area health professionals. Learn more about Sadie’s story and the opportunities she had in our latest Shock Doc!
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.
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

Counselor Resources

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



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per email dated 9/16/2020..... also see attached documents below

Wichita State Admissions Office Updates:

  • New Admissions Requirements for fall 2021 students (test optional for admission):
    • 2.25 Unweighted GPA OR
    • 21 ACT Composite (or 1080 SAT)

Only one of the above is needed for admission. Students may apply at www.wichita.edu/apply.  We do accept the Common Application as well.

  • Competitive Scholarships/Competitions:  or www.wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetitions
    • Minimum unweighted 3.5 GPA OR ACT of 27 OR SAT of 1280 OR Top 10% rank in class
    • Submit Wichita State application for admission materials by October 15, 2020
    • Apply for the scholarship(s) by November 1, 2020
    • Compete in the competition on Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Freshman Merit Scholarships:  or wichita.edu/freshmenmerit
    • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.25 and 22 ACT/1100 SAT
    • Submit application for admission by Nov. 1, 2020 (no separate scholarship application)


SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION INFORMATION
Wichita State University invites select high school seniors to participate in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) in November 2020. This is one of the area’s most prominent scholarship competitions, including three $64,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships—three of the largest annual undergraduate scholarships in Kansas. While DSI is open to students of any major, click here to find information regarding competition requirements and additional scholarship opportunities.
» Learn more about the scholarship competitions
Click this video to view an archived Scholarship Information Program and learn about all our scholarship opportunities!
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES
OCTOBER 15 - Admissions Application Deadline for participation in DSI, Passage 2 Success, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 1 - Freshmen Merit Scholarship deadline
NOVEMBER 1 - Admission Application Deadline for Linwood Sexton Scholarship
NOVEMBER 1 - Scholarship Application Deadline for DSI, Passage 2 Success, Parkinson, Barton, Klose, Walsh, Wallace, Koch, and McGregor Scholarship Competitions
NOVEMBER 20 - Competition date for Distinguished Scholarship Invitational, Barton, Klose, and Wallace Scholarships
NOVEMBER 21 - Competition date for Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (if not competing on Nov. 20) & Koch Scholarships
DECEMBER 1 - FAFSA Priority Date; Linwood Sexton Scholarship Application Deadline
DECEMBER 5 - McGregor Scholarship Competition Date
DECEMBER 18 - Jabara Scholarship Materials Deadline
» Learn more about the scholarship dates and deadlines
SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURES
Students and families have been receiving our Fall 2021 scholarship brochure. This booklet highlights all of the large competitions, as well as general scholarship information. It includes relevant deadlines, requirements, and details on how to participate in each competition.
» View the scholarship brochure
Featured Scholarships
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 ELIZABETH WALSH HUMANITIES 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 creative writingEnglishmodern and classical languages and literatures (Spanish and French), historyphilosophyreligion (field major), or women's studies. Renewable for up to four years or until bachelor’s degree completion, whichever comes first.
» Click to view requirements or learn more
CONGRATULATIONS TO NATIONAL SCHOLARS!
Wichita State University strives to provide unmatched opportunities and resources to the highest achieving students. As a result, WSU is pleased to offer the most valuable scholarship package in Kansas to National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars. The award has a value of $50,000 over four years. For questions, contact blake.molina@wichita.edu.

National Merit Semifinalists, National Hispanic Recognition Scholars, and their guests are invited to visit campus at their convenience. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the National Merit or National Hispanic Recognition scholarship package, eat lunch at Shocker Hall, meet with the Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College, and more! To select your date now, go to wichita.edu/visit.
» Learn more about the National Merit program at WSU
MARK AND STACY PARKINSON SCHOLARSHIP: Up to $34,000
An $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. View a recorded virtual presentation about the Rudd Scholars program hereThe Rudd Foundation, a separate entity from WSU, collects applications and selects recipients. Learn more about the Rudd Scholarship here.

SEDGWICK COUNTY ACCESS GRANT: $250 - $4,000 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 these additional scholarship opportunities and many others can be found by clicking here.  
» View our outside scholarship opportunities
DON'T FORGET: TUITION DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
Shocker City Partnership grants resident tuition rates to students from specific metropolitan areas in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, making the cost of attending Wichita State significantly less than out-of-state tuition.There are additional discount opportunities available including the Shocker Select program and Midwest Student Exchange Program. Find out more at wichita.edu/ShockerSavings
» Learn more about tuition discount 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 19 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
September 21 - Discover WSU: Northeast Kansas - Virtual (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 22 - Discover WSU: Wichita Metro Area - Virtual (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 23 - Discover WSU: Missouri - Virtual (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 24 - Discover WSU: Oklahoma - Virtual (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 28 - Discover WSU: Texas - Virtual (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
September 29 - Discover WSU: Kansas - Virtual (juniors, seniors, and transfers)
October 1 - Honors in Action - Virtual (seniors interested in the Honors College)
October 17 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
November 14 - Shocker Saturday (high school students)
November 20 & 21- Distinguished Scholarship Invitational - For seniors competing for the Gore Scholarship. Only need to participate in one session. There is one session on Nov. 20 and then two options on Nov. 21. 
 
» 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.




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as of email dated 8/18/2020

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
Counselor Newsletter
August 2020
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WE'RE EXCITED FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
We hope you had a healthy and restful summer break, and we look forward to working with you this fall! To kick off a new academic year, we are sharing a video that encompasses the hope and persistence of Wichita State University. Even through challenging times, the Shocker community overcomes. May you also find strength and safety in a new year!
» Check out more of our videos
Seniors can apply any time at wichita.edu/apply or through the Common App. Students should complete their applications and submit the $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. 
» View the Wichita State admissions application
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!
» Learn more about Freshmen Merit Scholarships
These programs are a chance for high school seniors to learn about scholarship opportunities, admission requirements, housing and more! This is a FREE on-campus or virtual event for students plus their parents and guests. For more information, contact Sarah Brill at sarah.brill@wichita.edu or go to wichita.edu/visit
» Learn more about upcoming Scholarship Information Programs
OUR ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVE TEAM
Whether you are new or are unsure of who your admissions representative may be, we're here to help. We have a personality-packed team who is ready to serve you, as well as your students. To find out more about your rep, click the photos or visit wichita.edu/admissionsstaff
Jess Hughes serves 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. Habla español
Blake Molina serves students from north-central Kansas, the Midwestern United States, as well as National Merit and National Hispanic Recognition students. He also works with all private high schools in the Wichita area.
Manuel "Manny" Alonso serves students from southeast Kansas and eastern United States. He also works with Wichita-area schools, including Andover High School, Andover Central High School, Newton High School Derby High School, Augusta High School, Clearwater High School, Circle High School and Mulvane High School. Habla español
Anna Dixon serves students from Wichita USD 259, AVID and TRIO. Serves Legacy, Dependent and International Baccalaureate students. Plans diversity and recruitment events and initiatives. Supervises admissions diversity interns. 
Dana Bolar serves students in the Kansas City, Kansas metropolitan area, as well as schools within Topeka.
Jill Duncan serves students from all over the state of Missouri. Ask her about tuition discounts for Missouri students!
Jerome Bennett serves students from all over the state of Oklahoma. Ask him about tuition discounts for Oklahoma students!
Chandra Cralle serves students from the Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas in the state of Texas. Ask her about tuition discounts for Texas students! 
Matt Zecchin serves students from Houston, San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding counties in the state of Texas. Ask him about tuition discounts for Texas students!
Neal Hoelting serves transfer students from Kansas' 20 community colleges and his hometown high school of Olpe, KS.
» Find your admissions representative
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FALL PROGRAMS
For more information about any of our recruitment events, or to register a student, please visit wichita.edu/visit. Please note that on-campus events are subject to moving to a virtual platform due to the evolving nature of COVID-19.

August 22 - Scholarship Information Program (Virtual)
August 26 - Scholarship Information Program (Virtual)
August 27 - Scholarship Information Program
September 19 - Shocker Saturday
September 21 - Discover Wichita State: Northeast Kansas and KCMO (Virtual)
September 22 - Discover Wichita State: Wichita Metro Area (Virtual)
September 24 - Discover Wichita State: Oklahoma (Virtual)
September 28 - Discover Wichita State: Texas (Virtual)
September 29 - Discover Wichita State: Kansas (Virtual)
October 3 - Honors in Action
October 15 - Diversity Leadership Symposium (Virtual)
October 17 - Shocker Saturday
November 14 - Shocker Saturday
November 21 - Distinguished Scholarship Invitational

Students, parents, and/or counselors who have registered for an event will be notified ASAP if changes occur to the format of any events listed above






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