In 2008, the Malone Family Foundation in Colorado selected Wichita Collegiate School as a Malone Scholars School, providing a $2 million endowment for the purpose of providing an excellent educational opportunity for academically talented students who might not otherwise be able to attend the school.
Malone Scholars Schools are selected on the basis of academic caliber; quality of faculty and staff; excellent accommodations for gifted students, including strong AP and enrichment programs; attention to the individual student’s needs, interests and talents; financial strength, stability, and commitment to financial aid; and an economically, culturally, ethnically, and socially diverse student population. There are only 50 Malone Scholars Schools in the United States, and WCS is the only one in Kansas.
In order to be considered for the Malone Scholars Program, a student must:
- be entering grades 7, 8, or 9;
- score at or above the 95th percentile on standardized achievement tests;
- have a demonstrated record of high academic achievement;
- demonstrate financial need of at least 30% of tuition; and
- be a United States citizen.
WCS currently has seven Malone Scholars, and is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The Malone Scholars Program flyer, application form, and an article about the program are linked below.
Application materials must be submitted by April 15.
Additional information about the program may be obtained by calling Susie Steed in the WCS Admission Office at (316) 771-2203, or e-mailing her at email@example.com.