WSU awards $200,000 to high school seniors

WSU Wallace Scholarships

WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita State University’s College of Engineering awarded 11 high school seniors more than $200,000 in Wallace Scholarships.

Each scholar will receive a four-year renewable scholarship for a total of $20,000.

Selection for the Wallace Scholarship is based on recipients’ high school GPAs, ACT scores and performance at the annual Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering , which was held in November.

The Wallace Scholarship is made possible through the Dwane and Velma Wallace Endowment, created in 1976, which supports scholarships for engineering students and provides funds for the College of Engineering. Since 1980, the endowment has benefited more than 270 engineering majors at WSU.

Wallace Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Joshua Albert, Andale High School, mechanical engineering
  • Isaac Brethour, Shawnee Mission South High School, aerospace engineering
  • Alexandra Deghand, DeSoto High School, bioengineering
  • Katelyn Dugan, Bishop Carroll High School, mechanical engineering
  • Josiah Gray, Wichita East High School, undecided engineering
  • Kevin Kraus, Salina South High School, aerospace engineering
  • Nicholas Lee, homeschool, Choctaw, Okla., mechanical engineering
  • Katherine Marceau, Wichita Northwest High School, bioengineering
  • Jonathan Peuchen, Southeast of Saline High School, mechanical engineering
  • Heath Richards, Fremont High School, aerospace engineering
  • Aaron Wilson, homeschool, Wichita, computer science

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