Wright Career College

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Overland Park, KS

University Website:  wrightcareercollege.edu/calculator/npcalc.htm

Wright Career College (Overland Park, Kansas) was a career-oriented school that operated from 1921 until 2016. It was originally named Dickinson's Business School. The school offered two-year associate degree programs and certificates in healthcare, veterinary, fitness, business, accounting, and other related fields.

The school was founded in 1921 to train typists for Kansas City businesses and a secretarial program was added in 1953. A shorthand system was developed that became widely accepted in the Kansas City area. Joseph Bryan Dickinson published a book under the title of Dickinson Shorthand in 1928.

James Miller, Jr. gained a controlling interest in the school in 1989 and he re-named it first as "Wright Business College." He later changed it to "Wright Career College." The college was reported to have contracted with for-profit corporations owned by the college’s trustees. Wright paid $14 million between 2007 and 2013 to the Miller-owned corporation Media Resources Inc. for advertising expenses. An additional $2.6 million was paid directly to the couple as salaries during the same period. In 2013, hundreds of students filed a lawsuit with accusations of "a systematic, deceptive marketing scheme" and sought a refund of the students' tuition plus unspecified damages.

In April of 2016, over a thousand students and 200 staff members at five campus locations were affected when the school closed its doors. All students were notified by email on a Thursday evening that the school would not be open the next day. Many students of the school have worked to file a class-action lawsuits to seek refunds for tuition.

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Wright Career College College Scholarships

Bullet name award deadline Link
 

Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

American Ground Water Trust

$2,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship

American Ground Water Trust

award

$2,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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KASF Mountain States Scholarship

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Up to $5,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

KASF Mountain States Scholarship

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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Kansas Hero's Scholarship

Kansas Board of Regents

100% of tuition October 01, 2024 See Details
 

Kansas Hero's Scholarship

Kansas Board of Regents

award

100% of tuition

deadline

October 01, 2024
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Loud Light Remote Summer Fellowship-PAID

Loud Light

Varies Varies See Details
 

Loud Light Remote Summer Fellowship-PAID

Loud Light

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

Varies Varies See Details
 

Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

award

Varies

deadline

Varies
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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Varies July 01, 2024 See Details
 

Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

award

Varies

deadline

July 01, 2024
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Kansas State Scholarship - Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents

Varies August 01, 2024 See Details
 

Kansas State Scholarship - Kansas Board of Regents

Kansas Board of Regents

award

Varies

deadline

August 01, 2024
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