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Wichita State announces Wallace Scholarships for engineering

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 11:19 a.m.
  • Updated Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 11:23 a.m.

The College of Engineering at Wichita State University awarded 10 high school seniors Wallace Scholarships, totaling $200,000, the university said in a statement.

Each will have a four-year renewable scholarship for $20,000.

Each student is evaluated for criteria including high school GPAs, ACT scores and performance at the annual Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering.

Longtime benefactors Dwane and Velma Wallace Endowment created the scholarship in 1976. It supports engineering students and provides money for the College of Engineering. Since 1980, 270 engineering students have graduated as Wallace Scholars, the university said.

The scholars for the 2013-14 academic year:

• Parker Amos, Maize South High School, aerospace

• Joshua Barker, Blue Valley West High School, aerospace

• Madison Bays, Wichita Northeast Magnet High School, aerospace

• Chandler Bolen, El Dorado High School, computer science

• Peter Jensen, Hesston High School, undecided

• William Klausmeyer, Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, aerospace

• Sachin Pendse, Wichita East High School, computer engineering

• Alec Potluri, Newton High School, industrial

• Jacob Simon, Trinity Academy, undecided

• Alec Willford, Andover High School, aerospace

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