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

Paying for college

Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship, the largest and most selective scholarship award made by Kansas State University, recognizes students who have been truly outstanding, both academically and as student leaders, during their high school career. Two Presidential Scholarships are awarded each year.

This award seeks to attract top students who demonstrate the potential to make exceptionally strong contributions to the K-State student body, both in the classroom and in the extracurricular life of the campus.

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

$20,000

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: 32 or above (SAT CR+M score: 1400 or above) and
  • High school GPA: 3.85 or above and
  • Class rank: top 10 percent and
  • Display extraordinary leadership and
  • Be a high school senior and
  • Be admitted to K-State and
  • Attend K-State in fall 2014 and
  • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, January 27, 2014
Renewable

Renewable for up to three additional years at $20,000 with a K-State GPA of 3.5 or above.

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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.