WSU names finalists for Gore scholarships

WICHITA — Wichita State University has announced the eight finalists in its Distinguished Scholarship Invitational.

The eight, all high school seniors, were chosen from a recent competition involving 346 students. Two of the finalists will be selected as recipients of the Harry Gore Memorial $48,000 scholarship, one of the largest undergraduate scholarships in Kansas.

To be invited to the competition, students must have an ACT score of 24 or higher and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Once invited, students complete a packet of information, including essays and letters of recommendation, and compete in an on-campus leadership competition.

Finalists will return to campus Wednesday for final interviews. The Gore Scholars will be announced the next day.

All finalists will receive competitive scholarship packages to attend WSU in the fall.

The finalists are: Andrew Calderwood, Madrid, Spain, Evangelical Christian Academy; Katelyn Doherty, Olathe East High School; Nathan Jamison, Goddard High School; Jarret Krueger, Wellington High School; Courtney Krugh, Andover Central High School; Natalie Kuhlmann, Olpe High School; Nicholas Steffes, Augusta High School; and Chandler Williams, Newton High School.