Wichita State University's High School Guest Program — which lets high school juniors and seniors take courses at WSU and earn full college credit — has $150,000 in scholarship money available for the 2014 fall semester.
The money will be disbursed in $500 awards to qualified high school students on a first-come, first-served basis.
Under the program, high school students are allowed to take up to six hours of coursework a semester at Wichita State, giving them a head start on their college careers.
"It's an advantage for the students to get credit hours under their belts." said Bobby Gandu, Wichita State's director of admissions. "But just as importantly, it gives them an advantage in terms of experience. They'll get familiar with the teaching style and higher expectations of college coursework and will be better equipped to hit the ground running when they enter college as traditional freshmen."
To be eligible for the program, students must have completed their sophomore year of high school and must have at least a 3.00 grade point average. Returning WSU guest students must also have earned at least a 2.00 WSU cumulative GPA.
Students must enroll in at least three credit hours to be eligible for a $500 scholarship. Those admitted and enrolled by Aug. 1 will be given highest priority for the scholarships. All high school guest students must be enrolled by August 8, 2014. There is a one-time, $30 application fee for new students.
Go to www.wichita.edu/hsguest for more information about the program.