WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University (WSU) has topped $1 million in annual scholarships for its students.
According to a press release sent by WSUthis is the first time the Barton School has achieved this milestone, made possible through fundraising donated to the school by donors and supporters.
“Providing our students with the opportunities they deserve is our top priority,” said Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the Barton School of Business. “$1 million in scholarships is changing the lives of so many of our students. This would not be possible without the support of our donors and the WSU Foundation, who have helped secure these scholarships for several years.
This landmark offers a combination of scholarships and educational aid that supports different programs, majors, and disciplines.
“Scholarships have a transformational impact on students,” said Elizabeth King, President of the WSU Foundation. “Not only do they ease the financial burden of higher education, but they provide emotional relief and inspire confidence in their recipients.”
These scholarships, academic offerings, applied learning opportunities, and innovative programs are what attract business students to the Barton School.
“The Barton Scholarship has completely changed the way I view my opportunities during and after college,” shared Ella Tucker, who was named the 2022 Clay Barton Scholar, which awards $50,000 each year and is one of Kansas’ largest business scholarships. “I feel like I have the whole world in front of me.”