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Other Newman Awards

Application to the following awards are currently closed and all applicants have been notified for the 2021-2022 award year. 

Please check back in spring 2022 for the opening of the 2022-2023 applications.

Adelante Annual Award

The Adelante Annual Award has been established with contributions from the Camarena family to Newman University.

The Camarena’s father, a second-generation Mexican-American, obtained two college degrees and went on to serve on the Salina city council and school board as a respected leader in his community. By doing so, the elder Camarena modeled the behavior that became a lifestyle for his son, who is also a proponent of education and community leader.  His son completed a master’s degree in business administration at Harvard University before joining Pizza Hut Corporation in the finance and accounting division in Lawrence, Kansas.  He was drawn to another advocate of education, his future wife, who hails from San Antonio, Texas.  She attended Wichita Southeast High School, Wichita State University and later, Harvard’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government where she earned her master’s in public policy.

Eligibility:

  • A Hispanic student.
  • A full time student at Newman University.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrates financial need.
  • Preference will go to Hispanic transfer students from Butler Community College who are past recipients of the Adelante Scholarship at Butler.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Must complete 20 hours of community service per semester with at least 10 hours with the Wichita Hispanic community.
  • The award will be automatically renewed by maintaining a cumulative minimum Newman grade point average of 3.0.
  • Will be awarded for a maximum of four consecutive years for new freshmen who enroll full-time. Transfer students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years as a full-time student.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Armendariz Award Fund

The Jose y Petra Armendariz Award Fund was established with contributions from their family. They hope this scholarship will inspire others to continue Jose and Petra’s legacy for education and giving to others.

Jose and Petra Armendariz along with their eight children immigrated to the United States in June of 1956 with the purpose of providing an American education to their family. They made their home in Hobbs, NM, where their two youngest children were born. They succeeded in educating all ten of their children.

Jose and Petra had a strong sense of community service. Jose taught evening adult English classes and gave instructions on obtaining American citizenship. Together, they established a Hispanic council whose purpose was to fund and award scholarships to the local junior college. Three of their daughters attended Sacred Heart Academy, two daughters and a son-in-law graduated from Kansas Newman College. Three grandsons graduated from Newman University.

Eligibility:

  • Must have financial need.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Preference will be given to students who are at least 50% Hispanic.
  • Must plan to major in education, science or health science.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Newman University.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Evelyn Phinney – Make a Difference Award

The Evelyn Phinney - Make a Difference Award was established in memory of Evelyn Phinney to provide financial support to students who show a strong sense of personal civic responsibility.

Eligibility:

  • Interested in, and display a commitment to, human rights
    • Must show a strong sense of personal civic responsibility and a sincere interest in promoting social justice.
  • Academic achievement:
    • Preference will be giving to students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school graduation class.
    • Involvement in extra-curricular activities.
    • Maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Reputation among peers, teachers and community members for good moral character.
  • Sound work ethic as demonstrated by the student working part-time in order to help finance educational expenses.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Gerber Award Fund

The Jerome J. Gerber Award Fund was established with contributions from his family to Newman University. 

Jerome is best remembered as a friend and neighbor to everyone. People of all religious faiths and ages cherished his indiscriminate friendship, his virtuous life and readiness to help and work alongside others. Jerome was well known and loved for his welcoming personality and compassionate heart as a volunteer for thirty years at the information desk at Via Christi St. Francis, while simultaneously serving for fourteen years as a volunteer in the capacity of Diocesan Director of Cemeteries for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. His family, the Catholic Church, the unfortunate, the sick, those in mourning, priests and consecrated religious women, neighbors, friends and strangers alike were his world. Jerome J. Gerber departed this life on November 27, 2012.

Eligibility:

  • A student majoring in nursing and/or pre-med
  • A full time student at Newman.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Heck Award in Sociology

The Heck Award in Sociology was established by the Heck Family to provide financial support to students majoring in sociology and to promote the study of sociology at Newman University.

Eligibility:

  • Majoring in sociology.
  • A full time student at Newman University.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Preference will be giving to incoming freshman or transfer students.
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Renewal Requirements:

  • The scholarships will be automatically renewed by maintaining full time status and maintain a minimum Newman cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • This scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four consecutive years for new freshmen who enroll full-time. Transfer students can receive the scholarship for a maximum of two consecutive years as a full-time student.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Hornung Award

The award was established in memory of Les Hornung.

Les Hornung was born October 5, 1937, in Windthorst, Kansas. He always had a deep love for his faith, his church and his family. He was a friend of everyone he knew and the perfect example of a Catholic gentleman.

Attending elementary and high school in Windthorst, Les was an outstanding athlete. He attended Creighton University for one year and graduated with honors from Fort Hays State University with a master’s degree in mathematics. He married JoAnn in 1960, and they had five children. Les was employed 18 years by IBM in Wichita and was a senior systems engineer at the time of his death June 14, 1982, from colon cancer.

Eligibility:

  • A full time student at Newman University.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to athletes.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Koch Fine Arts Award

The Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation was established in 1953 and focuses its resources on not-for-profit organizations in Kansas that significantly enhance the state’s quality of life through arts, environmental stewardship, human services, enablement of at-risk youth, and education.

Mary Clementine Robinson was born October 17, 1907, in Kansas City, Missouri. An English and French major, Mrs. Koch graduated in 1929 from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Passionate for art and higher education, she also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. She married Fred Chase Koch in 1932 and passed away on December 21, 1990.

Fred Chase Koch was born September 23, 1900, in Quanah, Texas. He attended Houston’s Rice Institute in 1917 where he joined the Engineering Society. In 1919, he left Rice to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became one of the first students to obtain an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1922. He originally moved to Wichita in 1925 and co-founded the Wood River Oil and Refining Co., Inc. That company is now known as Koch Industries, Inc., renamed in Fred’s honor following his death in 1967.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be pursuing a major in Fine Arts.
  • Applicants should have a minimum Newman University cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must plan to be a full time student at Newman University.
  • Awards will be made with regard to financial need.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Koch Business Award

The Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation was established in 1953 and focuses its resources on not-for-profit organizations in Kansas that significantly enhance the state’s quality of life through arts, environmental stewardship, human services, enablement of at-risk youth, and education.

Mary Clementine Robinson was born October 17, 1907, in Kansas City, Missouri. An English and French major, Mrs. Koch graduated in 1929 from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Passionate for art and higher education, she also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. She married Fred Chase Koch in 1932 and passed away on December 21, 1990.

Fred Chase Koch was born September 23, 1900, in Quanah, Texas. He attended Houston’s Rice Institute in 1917 where he joined the Engineering Society. In 1919, he left Rice to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became one of the first students to obtain an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1922. He originally moved to Wichita in 1925 and co-founded the Wood River Oil and Refining Co., Inc. That company is now known as Koch Industries, Inc., renamed in Fred’s honor following his death in 1967.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be pursuing a major in Business, Accounting, or Information Technology.
  • Applicants should have a minimum Newman University cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must plan to be a full time student at Newman University.
  • Awards will be made with regard to financial need.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Lambda Iota Tau Award

The Lambda Iota Tau (LIT) Award, reserved for students planning to major in English or Communication, was endowed in spring 1990 by the English/Communication Department of Newman University. While its official name is Lambda Iota Tau, after the national literary honor society whose campus members helped to raise money for it, the scholarship is affectionately called the Turkey Leg Scholarship.  The English/Communication Department faculty and students raised a large portion of the money for the endowment by selling grilled turkey legs at Newman’s annual Renaissance Faire. The remainder of the endowment came from the publication of the Renaissance Faire program book, the Anniversary Quilt project, and through donations of English/Communication Department faculty and friends.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be an English or Communication Major
  • Applicants should have a minimum Newman University cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must plan to be a full time student at Newman University.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Rodee Award

The Andy Rodee and Brenda Rodee Memorial Endowed Award Fund has been established with contributions from their family to Newman University.

Neither Andy Rodee nor his aunt Brenda Rodee had an opportunity to attend college. This award is a remembrance of their lives and the impact they made on their families. 

Eligibility:

  • A student athlete at Newman University
  • A full time student.
  • Preference will be given to applicants from Kansas.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Sister Knoeber, ASC Award

The Sister Margaret Knoeber, ASC Endowed Award Fund has been established with contributions from an anonymous donor. 

Margaret Knoeber was born on February 13, 1931 in Spearville, Kansas. She received her early years of education in her hometown and then began her high school curriculum here at Sacred Heart Academy. While in school she made the decision to enter the religious congregation of the Adores of the Blood of Christ. And through her life, Sister Margaret Knoeber has served the Newman community with intellect and compassion as a chemistry instructor, research scientist, director of the Pastoral Ministry Program in Dodge City, Alumni Director and as a member of the university’s National Alumni Board. Sister Margaret was the initiator of the first Department of Chemistry at the college, and she established the Pre-Med Committee for which the college/university has received accolades. Students and peers alike have recognized not only Sister Margaret’s ability as a research scientist but also her outstanding capability as an instructor. They witnessed her accomplishments in the field of organic chemistry and her ability to make this difficult area understandable. She has gone that extra mile to pass on her passion for the sciences and for the entire Newman community. Sister Margaret, passed away on October 31, 2020, at the age of 89.

Eligibility:

  • A full time student at Newman University.
  • Maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Star Lumber Award

The Star Lumber and Supply Company, Inc. Endowed Award Fund has been established with contributions from the Goebel Family Star Lumber Charitable Trust to Newman University.

The Star Lumber and Supply Company established an annual scholarship program with, then, Kansas Newman College, in 1977 for the benefit of the sons and daughters of its employees.

Eligibility:

  • Full time or part time graduate or undergraduate at Newman University.
  • Recipient must be a full time active employee, the dependent child of a full time active employee, or the lawful, married spouse of a full time active employee of Star Lumber and Supply Company. The qualifying employee must have completed three (3) years of continuous service with Star Lumber and Supply Company prior to the semester awarded.
    • Dependency Defined: Dependency status is based on the definition established by the FAFSA.
    • Undergraduate Eligibility: The scholarship shall be applicable toward undergraduate degree courses for full time active employees, spouses and dependent children. Active employee may be a full or part-time student. Spouse and/or dependent must be a full-time student.
    • Graduate Eligibility: The scholarship shall also be applicable toward graduate degree programs for full time active employees only. Active employee may be full or part-time student.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award can renew.
  • Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Steckline Award

The Wah-leeta Steckline Award was established in memory of Wah-leeta Steckline who passed away in September 2000. Wah-leeta supported Newman’s mission and always had a deep concern for the students, faculty and staff. She was a source of inspiration and energy to the Newman community. The Steckline family has continued to support the mission of the University and the need for scholarship funding. For that reason, in Wah-leeta’s memory the Wah-leeta Steckline Endowed Award Fund was established.

Eligibility:

  • Preference will be giving to new incoming freshmen students.
  • Applicants should have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must plan to be a full time student at Newman University.
  • Applicants must be from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Missouri, or Nebraska.
  • Applicants need to be involved in community service projects.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Welk Award

Tom Welk, long-time chaplain for the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, chose to establish this endowed award in appreciation for the exceptional care provided to hospice clients by Newman nursing and pre-med students and graduates. Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice has benefited greatly from the excellent training students have received at Newman as demonstrated by the excellent care they have provided terminally ill patients. Nearly everyone in our community at some point will benefit from the Newman pre-med or nursing graduates.

Eligibility:

  • Majoring in pre-med or nursing.
  • A full time student at Newman University.
  • Maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


Wichita Chapter of KSCPAs Award

Mission of the Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA) Educational Foundation: To fund educational programs that advance the accounting profession. The Foundation, established in 1964, achieves this mission by awarding scholarships and grants to undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Awarding grants and scholarship has increased awareness of the account profession to students and has helped the members of the KSCPA to establish cooperative relationships with the faculties of the colleges and universities in Kansas.

Eligibility:

  • Majoring in accounting.
  • A full time student at Newman University.
  • Maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Preference will be given to juniors or seniors.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Award will not renew. Applicants must apply each academic year for reconsideration.

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2021


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