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WATC Scholarships (2015-2016)



What is Wichita Promise?

Wichita Promise is designed to increase Wichita’s skilled workforce by removing barriers that keep individuals from getting trained. This scholarship program pays tuition and fees for specific high wage, high demand jobs, provides training along with credentials and certifications, personal career coaching by WATC’s Career Services department and a guaranteed interview upon completion. To find out more, visit watc.edu/wichitapromise

  • WATC Institutional Scholarship Application
    This scholarship is for students wishing to apply for available WATC scholarships in 2015-2016 school year.We are currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2nd 8 weeks of spring semester and summer semester. We are looking to award scholarships to Pre-LPN students that are taking their prerequisites and have completed their CNA certification. Must apply to the LPN program by May 1st.

WATC Foundation Scholarships (2015-2016)

External Scholarships


    • Great Lakes National Scholarship Program
      Great lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is awarding up to 825 scholarships of $2,500 for undergraduate and graduate students that are enrolled in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and must be able to demonstrate financial need. The student(s) must be full time at an accredited, non-profit two year or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. They will accept applications from February 15, 2016 through April 6, 2016, OR until they receive 20,000 applications – whichever comes first! For more information and to apply, visit https://www.scholarsapply.org/greatlakes/.


    • Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award
      Soroptimist is a women’s organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. The Live Your Dream award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them resources they need to improve their education. This scholarship is for the 2016-2017 academic year. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply. Along with the application, the applicant must submit two reference forms found on the website. Applications may be submitted online through the Soroptimist website between July 1 and November 15 of each year.


    • Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)
      The purpose of the Women’s Independence Scholarship Program is to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain an education that will secure employment, personal independence and self-sufficiency. This is available for part time and full time students. The application is completely online. There is no deadline, however it is recommended to submit application 2 months before the start date of the program. Scholarship amount ranges from $250-$2,000 per school term. Applicant must identify a nonprofit, domestic violence victim services provider willing to sponsor her for this program. Must have worked with the sponsor for at least 6 months. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.


    • Jet AirWerks / Jet AirParts Aviation Scholarship
      The scholarship will award $1,000 per semester to a student in one of WATC’s aviation programs. Students eligible for this scholarship opportunity must demonstrate financial need, have overcome personal odds, demonstrate a high likelihood for success and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.Jet AirWerks, LLC began operations as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 145 authorized repair station in 2008 in Arkansas City, Kansas. In 2011, Jet AirParts, LLC began operations in the same Arkansas City facility, marketing aftermarket turbine jet engine hardware from the CFM56, CF6 and CF34 engine product lines.


    • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
      The scholarships from this foundation are for children of Marine and Navy Corpsmen who are pursuing a postsecondary education at any accredited school – whether that be a technical school, community college, or four-year university.  For specific questions, contact Steven Peterson, Chief Operating Officer & Director of Scholarships Programs at 571-384-2790 or via email: steven.peterson@mcsf.org.


    • Nontraditional Occupations Scholarship Application
      Awarded through the Kansas Board of Regents to gender non-traditional students (e.g., men in nursing, women in welding, etc.). Four $1000 scholarships are available – 2 will be awarded to high school seniors entering post-secondary non-traditional programs in the fall and 2 will be awarded to post-secondary students who will enter or continue their enrollment in the fall semester.


    • Wichita Manufacturer’s Association Scholarship Application
      The Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) has established a scholarship program to support and advance the growth of manufacturing in Kansas.  Under this program, qualified full and part-time students attending any university, community college or technical college in the state of Kansas are eligible for scholarship awards.  Application information is available from the WMA online at www.wichitamanufacturers.org


    • ASIST Scholarship
      The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) is available to adults facing economic, social, or physical challenges, who are looking to improve their situation through educational opportunities.Local Chapters of EWI partner with educational providers and social services agencies to identify potential ASIST candidates.  Students first apply and compete at the local Chapter level. Chapter-level winners are submitted to the corporate level for the opportunity to be selected for one of thirteen scholarships
      ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Applicants must live within 50 miles of their local Chapter boundary to be eligible.The applications are due to the Chapter by May 1, 2016, and should be sent to the following address:Nancy Umholtz
      P.O. Box 789769
      Wichita, KS 67278-9769Click Here for Application form



For more information please contact:


Danielle Schweiger
Director of Advancement