Wichita State awards Barton Scholarship to Southeast High student

Alyssa Ward won Wichita State University's 2015-16 Clay Barton Scholarship in Business. (Courtesy: Wichita State University)

WICHITA, Kansas – Alyssa Ward, a senior at Wichita High School Southeast, has won Wichita State University’s 2015-16 Clay Barton Scholarship in Business.

She will receive $11,000 a year for four years to attend Wichita State. The $44,000 Barton Scholarship is the biggest business scholarship in the state.

At Southeast, Ward maintains a cumulative 4.0 GPA and is ranked No. 1 in her class.

She is heavily involved in Thespian Troupe 1820 and the Army JROTC program. Ward is also active in the National Honor’s Society, varsity bowling, Teen Heroes, the Mayor’s Youth Council and the Leadership Advisory Council.

Ward, the daughter of Scott and Kathy Ward, plans to study business management at WSU.

“Business is what keeps the fast-paced world moving,” Ward says. “I want to take part in the big picture in some way, and I know that an education in business through Wichita State University can get me where I want to be.”

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