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North High, West High seniors receive Friends University STEM scholarship

WPS seniors receive Friends University STEM scholarship     

WPS seniors receive Friends University STEM scholarship North High seniors Yalitza Arroyo and Hannah Wassall, and West High senior Juan Pedraza have received a STEM scholarship from Friends University.   

“These students are academic leaders who embody our Friends University values and they wish to further their education at a private, Christian university while pursuing a STEM-related career field,” said Deb Stockman, vice president of enrollment management. “We are so delighted to provide them an outstanding educational opportunity as they begin paving the way toward their STEM career goals.”    

The three winners were selected from a pool of applications and had to meet a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, be admitted to a Friends University STEM program, demonstrate a financial need, submit an essay on why they want to pursue a career in a STEM field and how they will contribute to the Friends University community, and be interviewed with faculty within the Natural Science and Mathematics Division. The selected winners will receive up to 18 credit hours of free tuition per semester for four years through a combination of federal, state and institutional aid sources totaling approximately $30,694 per year.   

The scholarship is funded in part by Evergy.