Wichita State names Wallace Scholars
02/14/2014 10:30 AM
02/14/2014 10:31 AM
Eleven high school students will get $20,000 apiece over four years to attend engineering school at Wichita State University, WSU president John Bardo announced Friday.
Selection for the Wallace Scholarship is based on grade point averages, ACT scores and performance at the annual Wallace Invitational for Scholarships in Engineering in November, WSU said in a statement.
All will become Wallace Scholars, a community of engineering students involved on the WSU campus and in Wichita to promote engineering, math and science, and community service.
The scholarship was created by the Dwane and Velma Wallace Endowment in 1976. The couple ran Cessna Aircraft for decades. The endowment supports scholarships for engineering students and provides money for the College of Engineering. Since 1980, the endowment has helped more than 270 engineering majors at WSU, the university statement said.
Winners, according to WSU, are: Joshua Albert, Andale High School, mechanical engineering; Isaac Brethour, Shawnee Mission South, aerospace engineering; Alexandra Deghand, DeSoto, bioengineering; Katelyn Dugan, Bishop Carroll, mechanical engineering; Josiah Gray, Wichita East, undecided engineering; Kevin Kraus, Salina South, aerospace engineering; Nicholas Lee, Choctaw, Okla., homeschool, mechanical engineering; Katherine Marceau, Wichita Northwest, bioengineering; Jonathan Peuchen, Southeast of Saline, mechanical engineering; Heath Richards, Fremont, Neb., aerospace engineering; Aaron Wilson, Wichita, homeschool, computer science.
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