Office of Admissions
Kansas State University
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

800-432-8270 toll free
785-532-6250

785-532-6393 fax
k-state@k-state.edu

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Scholarships

Nancy Landon Kassebaum Scholarship

The Kassebaum Scholarship is named in honor of Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker, who served the state of Kansas in the U.S. Senate from 1978-1997. To honor her long and respected career in the public sector, the Kassebaum Scholarship seeks to recognize students who aspire to careers in public service. Up to five students receive this award annually.

For the purpose of this award, we define careers in public service as professional work for nonprofit organizations and/or for government at any level. This award seeks to attract outstanding students, regardless of major, whose academic and extracurricular achievements reflect the potential for and desire to make a difference through energetic leadership in the public service arena.

Finalists will be selected by a committee of campus and community leaders and are required to participate in an on-campus interview. The interview and recognition event will include a luncheon and other special activities. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

Freshman year award

$5,000 (nonrenewable)

Other benefits

Recipients have the opportunity to work with our assistant dean for prestigious scholarships to apply for the Truman Scholarship and additional prestigious scholarships.

Qualifications
  • ACT score: 26 or above (SAT CR+M score: 1170 or above) and
  • Have a minimum 3.6 High School GPA weighted or unweighted and
  • Demonstrate commitment to public service and
  • Have a strong desire to continue work in the public service realm and
  • Be a high school senior and
  • Be admitted to K-State and
  • Attend K-State in fall 2015 and
  • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, January 26, 2015
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Deadlines
November 1
Priority deadline for incoming freshmen to submit the K-State scholarship application.
February 1
Priority deadline for transfer and current students to submit the K-State scholarship application.
March 1
Priority deadline to apply for federal student aid. Submit the FAFSA (school code 001928).
Reminders
November
Residence hall assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete the residence hall application and contract if you plan to live on campus.
April
Admitted students attending K-State in the fall should sign up for orientation and enrollment in the spring.