November 22, 2019
to select the $48,000 Clay Barton Endowed Scholarship
The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University invites graduating seniors to compete in the Allen, Gibbs, and Houlik Scholarship Competition. Scholarship awards will be given to the top finalist and the final selection will be awarded the $48,000 Clay Barton Scholarship.
To be eligible to compete, you must
- Be a May 2020 high school graduate and
- Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.50 OR
- Have a minimum of 27 composite ACT OR
- Have 1280 for SAT OR
- Rank in the top ten percent of your class at the end of your junior year
- Be admitted to Wichita State University by October 15, 2019
- Declare a Business Major in accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, management, management information systems, or marketing
Qualified students need to submit an application through the WSU Scholarship competition application at wichita.edu/scholarshipcompetition and complete all of the requirements listed above for the competition will be invited to compete.
If you have any questions regarding this competition, please call Joan Adkisson, Assistant to the Dean and Scholarship Coordinator, at (316) 978-6403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check in will open at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of Clinton Hall. The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with a welcome session, followed by the competition and parent/guest information session. Students and their parents/guests will reconvene after the competition for a closing remarks. You will receive a detailed schedule at check-in on November 22.
|8:30 a.m.-- 9:00 a.m.||Check In||Clinton Hall 2nd floor|
|9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.||Welcome Session||126 Clinton Hall|
|9:30 a.m. -- 10:15 a.m.||Parents dismissed to go to the Parent Session||107 Clinton Hall|
|9:30 a.m. -- 10:15 a.m.||Management Assessment and Written Exercise||126 Clinton Hall|
|10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||Student Speeches||Various Rooms|
|11:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.||Lunch||Shocker Hall Dining|
|12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m.||Group Exercise||Various Rooms|
|1:30 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m.||
Dean Larisa Genin
|126 Clinton Hall|
There are three competitive elements students will participate in on November 22 -- three minute prepared and one-minute impromptu speeches, group activitiy and a written essay. Participants will complete all of these elements during the competition portion of the day.
While students are completing the written exercise in Clinton Hall, parents and guests will attend an information session in 107 Clinton Hall.
There is a three-minutes Prepared Speech, note cards may be used as appropriate during your prepared speech, but no other form of multimedia will be allowed.
The topic for that speech is as follows: What do you think is the most important trend that will influence U.S. businesses in the next five years? And why?
We will provide you with all of the information, materials, and instructions you need on November 22.
The best advice we can give you is to relax and have fun! Although you are competing for scholarships, we want to you to have fun and enjoy learning more about Wichita State University and the Barton School of Business.
No! We will provide you with all of the materials you need for the competition. In fact, we encourage you to bring as few items with you as possible. You will be moving around Clinton Hall quite a bit, so the less you bring, the less you have to worry about keeping track of throughout the day. There is no need to bring copies of resumes, they do not factor into our scoring process.
If you need lodging for Thursday and/or Friday night, you are welcome to stay at the hotel/motel of your choosing. We unfortunately do not have lodging on campus, but there are a lot of great options within a 10-15 minute drive to campus. For a listing of options, visit www.visitwichita.com/hotels. Most of the options listed in the Downtown and East Side sections will be a short drive to campus.
Professional business attire is expected for students participating in the competition. Business casual or casual attire is acceptable for parents and guests.
Park in Lot 16S on the southwest side of campus near Hillside Avenue and 17th Street.
2019 Trevor Cumpston
2018 Joshua "Tate" Watts
2017 Anisia Brumley
2016 Caelan Dean
2015 Alyssa Ward
2014 Bailey Bryand
2013 Kiah Duggins
2012 David Berry
2011 Jessica Crumrine
2010 Blake Krier
2008 Rochel Groene
2007 David Friedberg
2006 Timothy Wilson
2005 Jeff Orr
2004 Katie Kontz
2003 Casey Woolfolk
2002 Lance Miller
2001 Kristen Munday
2000 Tiffany Pankratz
1999 Mary Rachel Hattrup
1998 Amanda Nelson
1997 Jennifer Morrow
1996 Collin Stieben
1995 Joseph Hand
1994 Joseph John Wawrzaszek Jr
1993 LaTisha Garner
1992 Gregory Richards
1991 Erika Plagge