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Alumni Association Scholarships

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Our annual Alumni Association Bow Tie Run and Campus Walks helps to fund scholarships for Washburn students.

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Legacy rewarded

Third-generation Ichabod Connor Crimmins received an Alumni Association scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year.

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Fifth-generation Ichabod

Washburn alumnus Justin Blumreich, a fifth-generation Ichabod, has benefitted from Alumni Association scholarships.

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Alumni Association scholarships

Established in 1944, the Alumni Association scholarship fund has generated revenue for thousands of Washburn students.

For the 2015-16 academic year, 65 students will receive more than $34,000 in scholarships (scroll down to see the recipients). Special consideration is given to children of alumni, returning alumni and students who are members of the Washburn Alumni Association.

Applicants must be Washburn alumni or a legacy student. Recipients must use the scholarships at Washburn Universty or Washburn Institute of Technology. If the applicant is a current Washburn student, he/she must be a dues paid student member of the Alumni Association, which is $10 per year.

Note: Filing for assistance through Washburn’s Financial Aid Office does not constitute your application for an Alumni Association scholarship. You must file a separate online application through the Alumni Association.

Online applications for the 2016-17 school year will be available at the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. Applicants must be Washburn alumni or Washburn legacies. What is a legacy? An applicant is a legacy if he/she has a parent(s), sibling(s) or grandparent(s) who is either a graduate of or is attending Washburn University or Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech).
  2. If applicant is a Washburn graduate and is enrolled or is enrolling for graduate classes at Washburn, he/she must be a current dues paid member of the Alumni Association. *Membership must be finalized prior to the scholarship deadline.
  3. If applicant is a legacy student, his/her alumni parent(s), sibling(s) or spouse must be a current dues paid member of the Alumni Association. *Membership must be finalized prior to the scholarship deadline.
  4. If applicant is a current Washburn University student, he/she must be a current dues paid student member of the Alumni Association. Student membership rate is $10 per year. Washburn Tech students are not required to be student members of the Alumni Association. *Membership must be finalized prior to the scholarship deadline.
  5. College applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Washburn University and have a minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.5.
  6. High school applicants must plan on enrolling at Washburn University or Washburn Tech for the fall 2015 semester and have a minimum high school GPA of 2.75.
  7. Applicants must complete and submit the alumni scholarship online application by Feb. 15.
  8. In addition to the online application, you must provide the following to the Alumni Association: 
  • A biographical statement that includes your educational background, financial need, a statement of goals and objectives for obtaining a college degree or technical certification and other pertinent information (250 or fewer words). Email documents to
    • A copy of your unofficial transcript from one of the following: Washburn University, Washburn Tech, the college or university from which you are transferring or the high school from which you will graduate if you are a freshman about to enter Washburn. If you have completed a semester or more at Washburn, you can use to get a copy of your Washburn transcript. 
  • All application materials must be received by the scholarship deadline for consideration.

2015-16 recipients

  • Amy Baker
  • Brooke Besler
  • William Bingesser
  • Spencer Brown
  • Corben Burke
  • Trevor Carson
  • Anna Ciummo
  • Benjamin Ciummo
  • Jaycie Collins
  • Camille Cortez
  • Glynnis Debenham
  • Lindsey Debenham
  • Gabriella Escobar
  • Julia Flott
  • Nolan Gerdes
  • Ashley Gerety
  • Ashley Haltom
  • Jack Haltom
  • Rosemarie Hastings
  • Victoria Hennes
  • Angela Hockenberry
  • Whitney Holloman
  • Dawn Jensen
  • Shayndel Jones
  • Stephanie Jones
  • Chloe Langworthy
  • Matthew Langworthy
  • Mallory Lutz
  • Lauren Martin
  • Maeve Martin
  • Aryn McGrath
  • Derrick McGreevy
  • Ashleah Metcalf
  • Grady Middendorf
  • Andrew Miller
  • Samantha Minihan
  • Allison Naill
  • Raymond Newins
  • Mallory Olberding
  • Alexander Overbey
  • Josiah Packard
  • Adam Parscale
  • Leighton Pounds
  • Sarah Robert
  • Jonathan Saathoff
  • Marissa Schardein
  • Mallory Schardein
  • Sydney Schmidtlein
  • Adam Setchel
  • Trae Shelton
  • Bryan Stadler
  • Kayla Stadler
  • Madelyn Stallbaumer
  • Sean Stattelman
  • Bailee Steffey
  • Heidi Stegman
  • Benjamin Stinson
  • Avery Stratton
  • Greyson Thornburgh
  • Michael Tilton
  • Nicholas Toenjes
  • Chris Tomlinson
  • Abby Wiebler
  • Luke Williams
  • Chase Williams

More about scholarships

  • Scholarships will be disbursed in two payments: one in fall 2015 and one in spring 2016.
  • Undergraduate students, graduate students, international students, part-time and full-time students and first-year School of Law students who meet the criteria may apply.

Scholarship funding

  • License plates: Purchase a Washburn Ichabod license plate. The proceeds help fund our scholarship program.

Giving back to Washburn

  • Give to Washburn: The Washburn University Foundation provides numerous opportunities for alumni and friends to support whichever program they choose.
  • LinC: Learning in the Community is one of the signature service organizations at Washburn. LinC works with organizations and agencies throughout the community and state and is quick to lend support in times of need such as the Harveyville, Reading and Joplin tornadoes.
  • You can help the Washburn Alumni Association and Washburn University in numerous other ways. Call us at 785.670.1641 or send us an email for more information.