Fairmount college scholarships

Fairmount Congregational Church was founded in 1897 and initially met on the campus of what was then known as Fairmount College (now Wichita State University).  In 1910, the church moved to 1655 N. Fairmount, three blocks south of the campus, and remained at that location until December 2018. Many leaders in the church came from the higher education community and students, faculty, and staff made up a large share of the congregation for a long time. 


Generous donors from within the congregation set aside legacy gifts to provide scholarships to students seeking higher education and that legacy continues today, even though the congregation — later known as Fairmount United Church of Christ (Congregational) —merged with Pilgrim United Church of Christ in 2019 to become Wichita United Church of Christ.

investing in the future

We, the members of Wichita United Church of Christ, believe that gaining knowledge and wisdom is essential to the journey of every person, and we live out our faith by providing Fairmount College Scholarships to students in pursuit of higher education.


To be considered for a Fairmount College Scholarship, please read all the information found below and follow the application process outlined. Scholarships are for a one-year term. Recipients requesting continued awards must reapply on an annual basis. Funds are given in accordance with compliance to all regulations found herein, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Thank you for your interest in a Fairmount College Scholarship. 

We hope we can assist you on your academic journey!

how & when to apply for a scholarship

The Fairmount College Scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled in or have been accepted for admission into an accredited college or trade school, and who intend to use their education to make a positive difference in the world. Award amounts may vary according to funds available, but are typically $2,000 a year. One or more awards may be made annually, at the discretion of the Fairmount College Scholarship Selection Committee. Scholarship recipients are welcome to request awards for additional years of schooling, but must reapply annually.


To apply, complete the application below and attach the additional required documentation. 

Deadline for submission is June 30 of each year.

Additional documentation WE WILL NEED

In addition to the Scholarship Application below, we require the following additional documents be submitted by email to our Scholarship Selection Committee:

  • Your official transcripts (from your most recent academic term).
  • A letter of personal and/or academic recommendation, preferably from an instructor or advisor at the school you are currently attending.
  • A completed Personal Budget Worksheet document, indicating financial need.

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