Richey Scholarship

The Richey Scholarship is Washburn’s premier scholarship and is awarded to students who have achieved at the highest level academically and demonstrated the potential to contribute to the Washburn community. Renewable for four years, the $7,000 award can provide $28,000 in assistance towards your first undergraduate degree. The award replaces the Freshman Academic Scholarship. To receive this scholarship, you must live on campus.

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Application process

Who’s eligible: You must have a GPA of at least 3.9 and an ACT score of at least 28. Your official high school transcript must be on file by February 7, 2021.

How to apply: Application is by invitation only. For the 2021-2022 academic year, invitations will be mailed by January 8, 2021. Submit your completed application packet to Kelli Wietharn at

Your application packet should include:

  1. A cover letter stating why you’re the best candidate for the Richey Scholars Program
  2. A completed Richey Scholars Program Application
  3. A completed application essay

Deadline: February 7, 2021


Washburn University Admissions
Morgan Hall Suite 100
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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