Friends University announces STEM, Hometown and Trinity Scholarship winners

Friends University is pleased to announce two STEM Promise Scholarship winners who were selected from several Wichita area high schools. The winners are Kevin Fernandez from Wichita Southeast High School and Tiffany Tran from Wichita South High School. In addition, Jocelyn Cardona from Wichita South High School received the Hometown Scholarship and Lillian Smith received the Trinity Academy Scholarship.  

“We are delighted to provide these student leaders an outstanding educational opportunity as they pursue their academic careers at a private, Christian university,” said Andy Johnson, vice president of enrollment management. “Several will focus on STEM studies and others will pave the way in other majors. We are excited to see what their futures hold at Friends University.”  

Scholarship winners were selected from a pool of applications in which applicants had to meet a minimum GPA for the specific scholarship, be admitted to Friends University, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit an application essay on why they want to pursue a career in their selected major and how they will contribute to the Friends University community, and participate in an interview with the scholarship committee. The selected winners will receive up to 18 credit hours of tuition per semester for four years through a combination of federal, state and institutional aid sources totaling a minimum of $22,500 per year.  

The Friends University STEM scholarship is sponsored in part by Evergy.  

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.