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WPS seniors win Rudd Scholarships

WPS seniors win Rudd Scholarships

2020 Wichita Public Schools Rudd Scholarship winners Four WPS seniors are among 30 Kansas students to receive Rudd Scholarships. All four will attend Wichita State University:

  • East High senior Ricardo Castenon
    Plans to major in computer engineering.
  • North High senior Janet Rodriguez-Morales
    Plans to major in nursing.
  • South High senior Tyrell Burns
    Plans to major in computer engineering.
  • South High senior Jordy Mosqueda
    Plans to major in business.

The Rudd Scholarship is a renewable, 4-year program that covers any remaining cost of attendance at Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University after all other aid, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student’s account. By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation.

The scholarship was created by 1959 East High graduate Leslie Rudd.

The expected value for all 30 winners over four years is $1.4 million, giving students the opportunity to graduate from college debt-free.

In addition to living on campus and carrying a full load of classes towards their college degree, scholars will also participate in developmental activities outside the classroom, network with leaders in their future professions, build strong relationships among themselves, and serve to help the next generation of scholars through an active and connected alumni association after graduation.

This is the third year the foundation has awarded the scholarships.