Wichita Promise is designed to increase Wichita’s skilled workforce by removing barriers that keep individuals from getting trained. It’s a scholarship program that pays tuition and fees for specific high wage, high demand jobs, provides training, credentials, certifications, personal career coaching by WSU Tech’s Career Services department and a guaranteed interview upon completion.

See below for program details, eligible programs and deadlines.


  • Wichita Promise will cover the cost of tuition and fees, for eligible programs, outside of what the Pell Grant and Veteran’s Educational benefits covers for qualifying students.
  • Financial Aid and enrollment must be completed by session deadline.
  • Wichita Promise scholarship is only available for the specified semester(s).
  • Wichita Promise cannot be used in conjunction with any other institutional scholarship.
  • Textbooks and tools are not covered and may be an additional expense.
  • Participation is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Must attend full time and progress through the program in the sequence provided.


  • Individuals interested in one of the eligible programs
  • High school or GED graduates
  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • New adult student at WATC/WSU Tech or previous JumpStart student
  • If a prior student at WATC/WSU Tech, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA during the program
  • Must meet program entry requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with a permanent resident card
  • Must be able to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA and complete all financial aid eligibility requirements.
  • Other eligibility restrictions may apply, please contact WSU Tech for full program details.