Anonymous couple pledges $3.5 million to Wichita State

By KNSS Radio

An anonymous couple from Kansas has pledged a $3.5 million estate gift to the Wichita State Foundation. The university announced Tuesday that the money will be used to endow a scholarship fund for students who show financial need. 

Students who have financial need, have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and hold part-time jobs will be eligible for scholarships that will pay up to half of the cost of their tuition. 

A preference will be given to students from Kansas. At current tuition rates, the money would provide half-tuition awards for about 35 students annually.