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 2018 academic year, invitations will be mailed Dec.15, 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 why you are the best candidate for being selected as the Richey Scholar
  2. Completed Richey Scholar's Program Application
  3. Names and contact information of three references
  4. Completed Application Essay

The deadline for submissions of completed applications is January 19, 2018.  Applications received after January 19 will not be considered.  Please submit your complete packet by e-mail to: