Applications for scholarships and related material are due by April 1. Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than May 1.
All scholarships require a written application and some require a letter of recommendation(s).
Any annual renewal of scholarships (where applicable) require the submission of transcripts within 30 days of the end of a semester.
All materials should be mailed to the Office of Development and Planned Giving at the Diocese.
Established Scholarships Available:
The N.J. Gessler, Jr. Pharmacy Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of N.J. Gessler, a pioneer in the Wichita Pharmacy market. Upon his passing, the family created this fund to provide support for a student graduating from a diocesan Catholic High School pursuing an education in Pharmacy.
The Iris Scholarship Fund is an annual award of $500 to one (1) female graduate of a Wichita Diocesan Catholic High School who will be attending or is currently attending a college or university in Kansas who played one (1) or more sports while attending High School.
The John and Kristen Clevenger Memorial Scholarship was created originally to honor John Clevenger who died suddenly in July 2017. Nearly two years later in June 2019, his wife Kristen died. John and Kristen’s family and friends have created a scholarship of $2,500/year for up to 4 years to a college bound student who attended Holy Savior Catholic Academy. The applicant will exemplify service to others, hard work, and dedication to those less fortunate than themselves.
The Ray of Hope Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity for a current senior in high school who might not be able to experience a post-secondary education/training without significant financial assistance. The scholarship will pay between $3,000 to $5,000 per semester depending on the college or trade school chosen. The award can be used for tuition, books and fees. After initial award is made, the scholarship can be renewed for up to seven continuous semesters, depending on the school chosen.
As this scholarship follows one student for up to eight continuous semesters, it will not be available every year.
For a graduating senior at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School to assist with payment of tuition to continue his/her post-secondary education at a Catholic college or university.
The maximum annual amount of the endowed scholarship will be the lesser of $2,000 or 5% of the principal amount. The scholarship may be awarded to a single individual or divided amount multiple recipients.
The Sister Loretta Thome, ASC Scholarship was created to provide a $1,000 grant per semester, up to 10 consecutive semesters, for a Catholic graduate of Bishop Carroll or Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High Schools or a Catholic parishioner graduating from Garden Plain or Andale High Schools who will study Math, Accounting, Science, Computer Science, Library Science, Elementary or Secondary education, Nursing or Pre-Med while in college.
The Visions of the Future Catholic College Scholarship Fund is open to anyone in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita who will be attending a Catholic College or Catholic University.
Office of Development and Planned Giving
Catholic Diocese of Wichita
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 269-3917