Deliver The Gift Of Education

2020 Scholarship Celebration: Lia Savage describes how scholarships made her education possible. »

Lia Savage Wichita State student presenting at 2020 Scholarship Luncheon

Deliver The Gift Of Education

2020 Scholarship Celebration: Lia Savage describes how scholarships made her education possible.

You can change someone’s destiny

By endowing a scholarship, you have the potential to make a profound impact on the lives of future generations of young men and women. The scholarship you create can mean the difference between someone attending Wichita State or dropping out for lack of financial support. As public funding of higher education decreases, scholarships are more crucial than ever before to help make college affordable for each and every person who wants an education. Let’s inspire the next generation together.

First generation students shown inside Rhatigan Student Center.

A group of WSU first-generation students gather in Rhatigan Student Center.

How to give to scholarships

There are many ways to support students through scholarships. Our most urgent need is support for students with financial need. We can also help you endow a scholarship for an academic area or program important to you. Geographic-based scholarships are a way to support students from a specific area of the state. When you establish a scholarship, you designate what you want to support, select the type of recipient you have in mind, and much more.

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Every endowed fund tells a story

The Spirit of the Gift project catalogs the histories behind the hundreds of endowed scholarships, fellowships and non-scholarship funds established at Wichita State University. Each biographical sketch provides interesting details about who created these gifts and why.

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Marilyn Benyshek pictured with WSU Scholarship student Amira Coleman at the 2020 Scholarship Celebration

WSU student Amira Coleman with Marilyn Benyshek at the 2020 WSU Scholarship Celebration.

Grati-Wu Week

Students connect with donors

WSU students who receive scholarships are encouraged to participate in events held during Grati-Wu Week, hosted by the WSU Foundation. By writing a note of gratitude and sharing a bit about their educational journey, students help demonstrate the tremendous impact their scholarship makes.

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Are you a student searching for a scholarship?

Various forms of financial aid can make your education at Wichita State more affordable. Once admitted, eligible students will receive an automatic scholarship offer. You might also qualify for some of the more than $100 million in other scholarships and financial aid we award each year. In addition, many of our out-of-state students qualify for in-state or reduced tuition.

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