Posted Date: 03/29/2018
Jacob Cromly, a senior at Andover Central High School, has been named a Koch Scholar. He is one of nine chosen for the Koch Scholars program for the Fall 2018 semester by the Wichita State University Cohen Honors College. Selected from approximately 100 applicants, nine recipients will each be awarded between $30,000 and $60,000 during their four-year attendance at WSU. This competitive scholarship program targets high school seniors enrolling in the College of Engineering or the W. Frank Barton School of Business.
All Koch Scholars are members of the Cohen Honors College and participate in community service and professional development activities throughout the year. Scholarship selection is based on high academic achievement including GPA and test scores, work, volunteer and leadership experiences, an essay and an interview process.
The Koch Scholars program is made possible by a $1.54 million pledge from Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation. The fall 2018 semester marks the fourth freshman class to participate in the Koch Scholars program. "The Koch Scholars program provides students the opportunity to pursue an education where they can explore passions, develop their unique talents and achieve success," said Meredith Olson, vice president of public affairs at Koch Industries.
Pictured (from left to right) is Kimberly Engber (Dean of Cohen Honors College), Royce Bowden (Dean of the College of Engineering), Jacob Cromly, and Rick Muma (Interim Provost).