Paying For College

The Richey Scholars Program

The Richey Scholarship is awarded to select students who achieve a high school GPA of at least 3.9 and earn an ACT composite score of at least 28 and have applied by the beginning of December 2017.  This scholarship is by invitation only. For the Fall 201 academic year, invitations will be mailed Dec. 11, 2017. To renew the Richey Scholarship, you must maintain a GPA of 3.50 while at Washburn AND live on campus.

The Richey Scholars Program

This is Washburn's premier scholarship with an award of $7,000 renewable annually for four years for a total of $28,000. To receive this scholarship, you must live on Washburn's campus.

Eligibility is limited to students who have achieved at the highest level academically and demonstrated the potential to succeed at the university level and contribute to the Washburn community.  

The Richey Scholarship is by invitation only.  Application packets will include:

  1. Cover Letter stating intent of Application
  2. Completed Richey Scholar's Program Application
  3. Names and contact information of three references
  4. The Application Essay
  5. Official High School transcript (if not already on file at Washburn)
  6. Official report of ACT score (if not reported on High School transcript)
  7. Official transcript of any college courses taken while in High School

The deadline for submissions of completed applications is January 16, 2018.  Applications postmarked after January 16 will not be considered.  Please return your complete packet to:

Executive Director of Enrollment Management
Washburn University
1700 SW College
Topeka, KS 66621