Wichita State offering transfer scholarships for spring 2015 semester

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Students transferring to Wichita State University during the spring 2015 semester have a new scholarship option. Renewable merit scholarships of $500 or $1,000 will be available to new transfer students.

“In the past, these scholarships were only available to students in the fall,” said community college coordinator Neal Hoelting. “But we understand that not every transfer student follows the same schedule. When they are ready to transfer, we want to have a scholarship available for them.”

To be eligible, students must be direct transfers from another college or university and have completed at least 12 credit hours and have fewer than 70 transfer credit hours. Transfer students must be fully admitted to the university by Dec. 1 to be considered for spring scholarships.

Scholarship amounts are based on a student’s transfer GPA. Students with a minimum 3.25 GPA will be awarded $500 for the spring 2015 semester and a total of $1,000 during the 2016 academic year. Those with at least a 3.5 GPA will be awarded $1,000 for spring 2015 and $2,000 for the 2016 academic year. A 3.25 GPA must be maintained at WSU to renew the scholarships.

Initial scholarship awards will be offered in mid-November with a second round of scholarships to be awarded in December.

“Wichita State consistently gets more transfers than other state universities, and programs like this are part of the draw,” Hoelting said. “We support our transfer students, and scholarships are just one way we show them our commitment to their potential at WSU.”

For more information, visit www.wichita.edu/scholarships or call the Office of Admissions at 316-978-3085.

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