Paying For College

Departmental Scholarships

Various academic departments across Washburn University offer a wide array of scholarship opportunities for enrolled students. View department scholarship pages listed below for an overview of options by area of academic instruction.

College of Arts and Sciences

Mary N. Fix Memorial Scholarship

This renewable scholarship is awarded to select incoming freshmen whose primary course of study is within the sciences (physics, biology, or chemistry), and may be used for tuition, fees, books, and/or living expenses.  Eligible students may renew the scholarship for up to four years, provided that they demonstrate continued academic progress towards a science degree.  Students who are interested in teaching science at the secondary level are also eligible to renew the scholarship for up to five years.  Students are awarded through a selection process based on GPA, ACT scores, and stated area of study.  Interested high school students should contact Admissions for more information.  No application is required.




Computer Information Sciences



Mass Media

Math & Statistics


Physics and Astronomy

Political Science

Public Administration


School of Applied Studies

School of Applied Studies Scholarship

Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

Human Services

Social Work

School of Business


School of Nursing