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Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship funding is available to students with disabilities through Educational Opportunity Funds, departmental funds, and private scholarship funds. K-State students with all types of disabilities including physical, learning, sensory, psychological, and chronic health impairments may be eligible.

How to Apply

1. Complete and submit a K-State Scholarship application form each year to be considered for scholarships. Apply electronically through Office of Financial Aid at www.k-state.edu/sfa/aid/scholarships/. On the form, you should check the box “I am a student with a disability.”

2. Documentation of your disability and a brief essay is required and should be sent to our office.

Deadlines for Financial Aid Scholarship Application

  • November 1- Prospective Students and Incoming Freshmen 
  • February 1- Current and Transfer Students

Essay and Disability Documentation Requirements

An essay describing your disability and how it impacts you, any unique circumstances, the need for financial assistance, as well as your future goals, is required by March 1.

The essay should be a minimum of 1 page and a maximum of 2 pages in length. Pages beyond the second page will not be reviewed. Students currently registered with our office who have their disability documentation on file do not need to send additional disability-related documentation; however, an essay is still required. Those who are not registered must provide documentation of a disability from an appropriate professional. These scholarships are not automatically renewed and students are encouraged to apply each year.

Available Scholarships offered

  • Educational Opportunity Funds
  • George E. Powell Scholarship
  • James K. Shaver Scholarship
  • Mary Ann Walker Scholarship
  • Positive Lifestyle Scholarship

Selection Process

A Scholarship Committee composed of K-State faculty, graduate students, and staff from our office screens all applications. The Committee reviews each student's essay, grade point average, the individual scholarship requirements, and financial need to determine the best candidates for each scholarship.