Professional Academic Outreach

Special Discounts

Washburn Alumni Association Member Discount

Alumni of Leadership Greater Topeka and Leadership Washburn are offered the discounted price of $65. Alumni status will be verified. The discount cannot be combined with other fee reductions, such as organizational discounts.


Scholarships for Non-Profits and Small Business

Recognizing that there are many small organizations that can benefit from the portfolio of programs offered by the Center but may not have sufficient financial resources, Washburn and Go Topeka have partnered to offer financial assistance to non-profits (501c3 or 501c6) and small businesses who have participated in the Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development (EMBD) program. The support is intended for organizations of approximately twenty (20) employees or less.

Cost

The financial assistance is shared cost between the applicant, Go Topeka, and Washburn University with each entity contributing a third of the regular course fee 

Course 

Regular Fee 

Washburn Reduction 

Go Topeka Contribution 

Applicant Responsibility 

LSS: Yellow Belt 

$730 

$243 

$243 

$243 

LSS: Green Belt 

$3,100 

$1,033 

$1,033 

$1,033 

LSS: Black Belt 

$2,310 

$770 

$770 

$770 

Lean Organization 

$645 

$215 

$215 

$215 

Project Management Essentials 

$645 

$215 

$215 

$215 

Application Process

Applications for all classes must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance. The review committee will notify the applicant within two weeks if the scholarship is approved, at which time the applicant has two weeks to register and pay for their portion of the course, otherwise the scholarship is forfeited. In addition, scholarship recipients commit to meeting other program requirements, including full attendance and assignments.

Restrictions and Limitations

The scholarship award may not be combined with any other discounts. Awards are granted on a space available basis. Washburn reserves the right to limit the number of scholarship awards per class to small business and non-profits located in Shawnee County. The maximum amount of scholarship that may be awarded is $2,270 per individual or $5000 per organization, regardless of the number of participants from that organization.