Wichita State University has named the 12 finalists in its Distinguished Scholarship Invitational, officials announced in a news release Thursday.
Two of the finalists will be selected as recipients of the Harry Gore Memorial scholarship, which at $48,000 is among the largest undergraduate awards in Kansas.
The finalists are: Courtney Allen, Wichita Southeast High School; Blair Benton, Circle High; T.J. Blake, Hutchinson High; David Brink, Goddard Eisenhower; Hassan Farhoud, Wichita Collegiate; Kelsey Hanna, Rose Hill High; Hannah Hoetmer, Goddard High; Reegan Innes, Mulvane High; Amanda Johnson, Wichita Northwest; Carley Larson, Wichita Heights; Sachin Pendse, Wichita East; and Kendall Winterhalter, Wichita South.
This year’s invitational was the largest in history, with 413 students competing. To be invited to compete, students had to have a 24 or higher ACT score and a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA.
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Finalists will return to the WSU campus Jan. 30 for final interviews. The Gore Scholars will be announced Jan. 31. All finalists will receive WSU scholarship packages.