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Scholarships

Paying for College at K-StateEarn part of the $29 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.

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To apply for the scholarships below, complete the combined admission and scholarship application by the priority deadlines and submit any additional applications requested.

Freshmen scholarships
  • Freshmen in-state
    • Academic
      • Putnam Scholarship

        $36,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 32 ACT (1450 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1400 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016) and 3.85 high school GPA, (includes National Merit semifinalists/finalists and National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship Program semifinalists/finalists). $9,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

      • Foundation Plus Scholarship

        $14,500 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 30 or 31 ACT (130-1440 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1330 – 1390 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016) and 3.6 high school GPA. $4,750 for freshmen year, $3,250 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

      • Foundation Scholarship

        $13,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a 29 ACT (1350 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1290 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016) and 3.6 high school GPA. $3,250 for freshman year, $3,250 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

      • First In Class Guarantee

        Not a separate scholarship, only a guarantee of a certain amount of scholarship assistance from K-State (any combination of general university, departmental, or college level scholarships).

        • If 25 ACT (1200 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1130 on the SAT CR+M if taken before 2016) or above and ranked #1 in high school class, guaranteed a minimum of $4,000 in K-State scholarship assistance.
        • If 24 ACT (1160 on the SAT ERW +M if taken after March 2016 OR 1090 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016) or below and ranked #1 in high school class, guaranteed a minimum of $2,000 in K-State scholarship assistance.
      • Fairchild Award

        $4,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a 26-28 ACT (1240-1340 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1170-1280 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016) and 3.75 high school GPA. $1,000 for freshman year, $1,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

    • Leadership
      • Leadership Scholarship

        $8,500 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 26 ACT (1240 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1170 on SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016), and strong leadership in high school, church and community. $4,000 for freshman year, $1,500 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

      • Medallion Scholarship

        $5,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 26 ACT (1240 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1170 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016), 3.6 high school GPA, and strong involvement in high school, church and community activities. $2,000 for freshman year, $1,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

      • Achievement Award

        $5,500 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 23 ACT (1130 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1050 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016), and strong leadership in high school, church and community activities. $2,500 for freshman year, $1,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

      • Activity Scholarship

        $1,500 for freshman year. Students are eligible with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and strong leadership in high school, church and community activities.

    • Selective interview
      • 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 ERW+M score: 1450 or above if taken after March 2016 OR SAT CR+M score: 1400 or above if taken before March 2016) and
        • High school GPA: 3.85 or above and
        • Display extraordinary leadership and
        • Be a high school senior and
        • Be admitted to K-State and
        • Attend K-State in fall 2017 and
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, January 23, 2017
        Renewable

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

        Apply
      • Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship and Developing Scholars Program

        The Edgerley and Franklin families support this scholarship to promote future engagement with the challenges facing urban communities and families. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in addressing these challenges. Up to five students receive this award annually.

        The Urban Leadership Scholars Program seeks to shape the next generation of great American urban leaders. Urban Leadership Scholars will have the knowledge to make sound judgments, the character to flourish under the pressures of leadership, and the vision to bring new solutions to our nation's most pressing urban needs. They will influence and inspire future generations to value education, hard work, and achieve academic and career success.

        The Urban Leadership Scholars Program is not a typical scholarship competition. In addition to a monetary award, scholars will have access to academic and social experiences to encourage successful careers in any field offered at K-State. Scholars will be inspired to become exemplary citizens for life who will shape all aspects of American urban society.

        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

        Other benefits

        Developing Scholars are paid to do 10 hours of research per week. Research hours allow students to earn $1,000 per semester in their first year and $1,250 per semester in their second and third years for a total of $7,000 in additional earnings.

        Qualifications
        • High school GPA: 3.5 or above and
        • Have a strong record of community service and
        • Be a high school senior
        • Preference will be given to students of color and first-generation college students of any racial or ethnic background
        • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Kansas high school graduate and
        • Attend K-State in fall 2017 or spring 2018 and
        • Apply for acceptance to the Developing Scholars Program and
        • Participate in leadership studies and 
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, March 13, 2017
        Renewable

        Renewable for up to three additional years at $5,000 with a K-State GPA of 3.25 or above.

        Apply
        To learn more about the scholarship, program components and meet students who have excelled in this prestigious competition, visit our Developing Scholars Program page.
      • 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 ERW+M score: 1240 or above if taken after March 2016 OR SAT CR+M score: 1170 or above if taken before March 2016) 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 2017 and
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, January 23, 2017
        Apply
      • Civic Leadership Scholarship

        The objective for the K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship competition is to identify and reward exceptional high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others in their community, school or place of worship.

        This competition rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing projects and programs with a lasting impact on those they serve.

        Finalists will be selected by a committee of campus and community leaders and must participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

        Freshman year award
        Award amounts for Civic Leadership Scholarship winners
        RankingAward Amount
        First place:$4,000
        Second place:$2,500
        Third place:$2,000
        Other benefits

        Recipients have the opportunity to participate in civic leadership activities and Introduction to Leadership Concepts class.

        Qualifications
        • Have an exemplary record of community service and
        • Be a high school senior and
        • Be admitted to K-State and
        • Attend K-State in fall 2017 and
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Thursday, January 26, 2017
        Apply
        Meet previous winners

        Learn about students who have excelled in this prestigious scholarship competition.

    • Supplemental
      • International Baccalaureate and AP Capstone

        If you complete an International Baccalaureate or AP Capstone diploma upon graduation, you may be eligible for an additional $1,000 scholarship award. Provide diploma documentation to Student Financial Assistance at finaid@k-state.edu.

      • Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science

        Students who participate in Fort Hays State University's Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science are eligible for a one-time supplemental scholarship in addition to any academic or leadership award. Be sure to indicate your involvement at the Academy of Mathematics and Science on the K-State Scholarship application.

        Freshman year award

        $1,000 (nonrenewable)

        Qualifications
        • Participation in the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science
    • Alumni
      • Alumni Association Club

        Regional alumni clubs and Catbacker clubs offer many scholarships. Scholarship money raised by alumni clubs and Catbacker clubs is supplemented with contributions from the Alumni Association and the Col. Gayle Foster Scholarship fund.

      • Alumni Association Wabash CannonBall

        The Wabash CannonBall Scholarship is an option for Kansas City-area students. Twenty-five scholarships will be announced this spring.

        Freshman year award

        Half of the scholarship monies ($1,250) at the start of each semester with the requirement to maintain a 3.0 GPA to qualify to earn the second half ($1,250) your second semester.

        Qualifications
        • High school GPA: 3.25 or above and
        • Be a high school senior living in the greater Kansas City area (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri) and
        • Be admitted to K-State and
        • Enroll in 12 or more credit hours per semester
        Renewable

        Recipients have the opportunity to apply for renewal of this scholarship for up to three additional years.

        Apply
      • Alumni Association Legacy

        For students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a K-State graduate, the university scholarship committee awards a limited number of Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Preference is given to students who have an eligible family member who is an Alumni Association member.

        Freshman year award

        $1,000 (nonrenewable)

        Qualifications
        • Not applicable to summer school
        • Have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is an graduate
        • Preference given to students whose qualified parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is an active, dues-paying annual or life member of the Alumni Association
        • High school GPA: 3.0 or above and
        • Be admitted to K-State
    • College and departmental

      In February the General Scholarship Committee forwards all names to colleges and departments for additional scholarship consideration. If you did not meet the Nov. 1 spring semester scholarship deadline, be sure to apply before the fall Feb. 1 deadline to make this list.

      Apply for fine arts scholarships in art, dance, music and theatre.

  • Freshmen out-of-state
    • Academic
      • Purple and White Scholarship for non-Kansas residents

        $32,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors who have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 24 ACT (1160 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1090 on the SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016). Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

        Note: Honors Scholarship may be substituted for out-of-state students who reside in states that do not have a Big 12 institution.

      • Denison Award for non-Kansas residents

        $20,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Awarded to graduating seniors with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and an ACT of 21-23 (1060-1150 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 980 - 1080 SAT CR+M if take before March 2016). Eligible students receive $5,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. Available only to out-of-state students.

    • Selective interview
      • 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 ERW+M score: 1450 or above if taken after March 2016 OR SAT CR+M score: 1400 or above if taken before March 2016) and
        • High school GPA: 3.85 or above and
        • Display extraordinary leadership and
        • Be a high school senior and
        • Be admitted to K-State and
        • Attend K-State in fall 2017 and
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, January 23, 2017
        Renewable

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

        Apply
      • Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship and Developing Scholars Program

        The Edgerley and Franklin families support this scholarship to promote future engagement with the challenges facing urban communities and families. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in addressing these challenges. Up to five students receive this award annually.

        The Urban Leadership Scholars Program seeks to shape the next generation of great American urban leaders. Urban Leadership Scholars will have the knowledge to make sound judgments, the character to flourish under the pressures of leadership, and the vision to bring new solutions to our nation's most pressing urban needs. They will influence and inspire future generations to value education, hard work, and achieve academic and career success.

        The Urban Leadership Scholars Program is not a typical scholarship competition. In addition to a monetary award, scholars will have access to academic and social experiences to encourage successful careers in any field offered at K-State. Scholars will be inspired to become exemplary citizens for life who will shape all aspects of American urban society.

        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

        Other benefits

        Developing Scholars are paid to do 10 hours of research per week. Research hours allow students to earn $1,000 per semester in their first year and $1,250 per semester in their second and third years for a total of $7,000 in additional earnings.

        Qualifications
        • High school GPA: 3.5 or above and
        • Have a strong record of community service and
        • Be a high school senior
        • Preference will be given to students of color and first-generation college students of any racial or ethnic background
        • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Kansas high school graduate and
        • Attend K-State in fall 2017 or spring 2018 and
        • Apply for acceptance to the Developing Scholars Program and
        • Participate in leadership studies and 
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, March 13, 2017
        Renewable

        Renewable for up to three additional years at $5,000 with a K-State GPA of 3.25 or above.

        Apply
        To learn more about the scholarship, program components and meet students who have excelled in this prestigious competition, visit our Developing Scholars Program page.
      • 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 ERW+M score: 1240 or above if taken after March 2016 OR SAT CR+M score: 1170 or above if taken before March 2016) 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 2017 and
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Monday, January 23, 2017
        Apply
      • Civic Leadership Scholarship

        The objective for the K-State Civic Leadership Scholarship competition is to identify and reward exceptional high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to serving others in their community, school or place of worship.

        This competition rewards students who are making a difference and demonstrating creativity by developing projects and programs with a lasting impact on those they serve.

        Finalists will be selected by a committee of campus and community leaders and must participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

        Freshman year award
        Award amounts for Civic Leadership Scholarship winners
        RankingAward Amount
        First place:$4,000
        Second place:$2,500
        Third place:$2,000
        Other benefits

        Recipients have the opportunity to participate in civic leadership activities and Introduction to Leadership Concepts class.

        Qualifications
        • Have an exemplary record of community service and
        • Be a high school senior and
        • Be admitted to K-State and
        • Attend K-State in fall 2017 and
        • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event on Thursday, January 26, 2017
        Apply
        Meet previous winners

        Learn about students who have excelled in this prestigious scholarship competition.

    • Supplemental
      • International Baccalaureate and AP Capstone

        If you complete an International Baccalaureate or AP Capstone diploma upon graduation, you may be eligible for an additional $1,000 scholarship award. Provide diploma documentation to Student Financial Assistance at finaid@k-state.edu.

    • Alumni
      • Heritage Scholarship for non-Kansas residents

        $32,000 renewable scholarship over four years. One parent or grandparent (biological or adopted) must have graduated from K-State. Awarded to graduating seniors with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a minimum 3.0 K-State GPA. Available only to out-of-state students.

      • Alumni Association Club

        Regional alumni clubs and Catbacker clubs offer many scholarships. Scholarship money raised by alumni clubs and Catbacker clubs is supplemented with contributions from the Alumni Association and the Col. Gayle Foster Scholarship fund.

      • Alumni Association Wabash CannonBall

        The Wabash CannonBall Scholarship is an option for Kansas City-area students. Twenty-five scholarships will be announced this spring.

        Freshman year award

        Half of the scholarship monies ($1,250) at the start of each semester with the requirement to maintain a 3.0 GPA to qualify to earn the second half ($1,250) your second semester.

        Qualifications
        • High school GPA: 3.25 or above and
        • Be a high school senior living in the greater Kansas City area (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri) and
        • Be admitted to K-State and
        • Enroll in 12 or more credit hours per semester
        Renewable

        Recipients have the opportunity to apply for renewal of this scholarship for up to three additional years.

        Apply

        Complete the supplemental Wabash application in addition to the K-State scholarship application

        • Applications due by Dec. 1.
      • Alumni Association Legacy

        For students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a K-State graduate, the university scholarship committee awards a limited number of Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Preference is given to students who have an eligible family member who is an Alumni Association member.

        Freshman year award

        $1,000 (nonrenewable)

        Qualifications
        • Not applicable to summer school
        • Have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is an graduate
        • Preference given to students whose qualified parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is an active, dues-paying annual or life member of the Alumni Association
        • High school GPA: 3.0 or above and
        • Be admitted to K-State
    • Midwest Student Exchange

      The Midwest Student Exchange is for residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin. Awarded to students with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 24 ACT (1160 on the SAT ERW+M if taken after March 2016 OR 1090 SAT CR+M if taken before March 2016), and enrolled in one of the qualifying curricula. Eligible students pay 150 percent of in-state tuition and must maintain a 3.0 GPA at K-State each semester for award renewal. Eligible curricula include:

      • agribusiness
      • agricultural communications and journalism
      • agricultural economics
      • agricultural technology management
      • agricultural education
      • agronomy
      • animal science and industry
      • architecture
      • bakery science and management
      • biological systems engineering
      • construction science and management
      • feed science and management
      • food science and industry
      • horticulture
      • industrial engineering
      • interior architecture and product design
      • landscape architecture
      • architectural engineering
      • mechanical engineering (nuclear engineering concentration)
      • milling science and management
      • nutrition and kinesiology
      • park management and conservation
      • regional and community planning
    • Missouri Reciprocal

      Awarded to students who are Missouri residents and are enrolled in one of the eligible curricula. Qualified students will be charged Kansas resident tuition and fees. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Eligible curricula include:

      • architectural engineering
      • architecture
      • interior architecture
      • landscape architecture
    • College and departmental

      In February the General Scholarship Committee forwards all names to colleges and departments for additional scholarship consideration. If you did not meet the Nov. 1 spring scholarship deadline, be sure to apply before the fall Feb. 1 deadline to make this list.

      Apply for fine arts scholarships in art, dance, music and theatre.

Transfer scholarships

K-State offers a number of scholarships to transfer students. Please see the eligibility requirements listed below the scholarship descriptions.

  • Transfer in-state
    • K-State Transfer Achievement Award
      $4,000 Scholarship commitment over four semesters
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above from transfer institution(s) required
      • $1,000 each semester for four semesters with a 3.5 K-State GPA
    • K-State Transfer Academic Award
      $2,500 Scholarship commitment over two years
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.74 from transfer institution(s) required
      • $625 each semester for four semesters with a 3.5 K-State GPA
    • K-State Transfer Leadership Award
      $1,500 Scholarship commitment over two years
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.49 or above from transfer institution(s) required
      • Strong leadership record during time at transfer institution
      • A limited number of these scholarships will be selectively awarded
      • $375 each semester for four semesters with a 3.5 K-State GPA
    • Alumni Association Legacy

      For students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a K-State graduate, the university scholarship committee awards a limited number of Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Preference is given to students who have an eligible family member who is an Alumni Association member.

      First year award

      $1,000 (nonrenewable)

      Qualifications
      • Not applicable to summer school
      • Have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is an graduate
      • Preference given to students whose qualified parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is an active, dues-paying annual or life member of the Alumni Association
      • Transfer students have 24 or more transfer hours and
      • Transfer GPA: 3.6 or above and
      • Be admitted to K-State
  • Transfer out-of-state
    • Transfer Heritage Scholarship for non-Kansas residents

      $24,000 renewable scholarship over three years. One parent or grandparent (biological or adopted) must have graduated from K-State. Awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA on at least 24 hours of college credit. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to 2 additional years with a 3.0 K-State GPA. Available only to out-of-state students.

    • Transfer Purple and White Scholarship for non-Kansas residents

      $24,000 renewable scholarship over three years. Awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.5 transfer GPA on 24 or more credit hours. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to 2 additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA. Available only to out-of-state students.

      Note: Transfer Honors Scholarship may be substituted for out-of-state students who reside in states that do not have a Big 12 institution.

    • Alumni Association Legacy

      For students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a K-State graduate, the university scholarship committee awards a limited number of Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Preference is given to students who have an eligible family member who is an Alumni Association member.

      First year award

      $1,000 (nonrenewable)

      Qualifications
      • Not applicable to summer school
      • Have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is an graduate
      • Preference given to students whose qualified parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is an active, dues-paying annual or life member of the Alumni Association
      • Transfer students have 24 or more transfer hours and
      • Transfer GPA: 3.6 or above and
      • Be admitted to K-State
    • Midwest Student Exchange

      The Midwest Student Exchange is for residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota or Wisconsin. Awarded to students with a minimum 3.5 cumulative college GPA and enrolled in one of the qualifying curricula. Eligible students pay 150 percent of in-state tuition and must maintain a 3.0 GPA at K-State each semester for award renewal. Eligible curricula include:

      • agribusiness
      • agricultural communications and journalism
      • agricultural economics
      • agricultural technology management
      • agricultural education
      • agronomy
      • animal science and industry
      • architecture
      • bakery science and management
      • biological systems engineering
      • construction science and management
      • feed science and management
      • food science and industry
      • horticulture
      • industrial engineering
      • interior architecture and product design
      • landscape architecture
      • architectural engineering
      • mechanical engineering (nuclear engineering concentration)
      • milling science and management
      • nutrition and kinesiology
      • park management and conservation
      • regional and community planning
  • Transfer Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
    • One-time non-renewable awards for students transferring directly from community colleges
    • In addition to one university award, students may be considered for the three PTK Scholarships listed below
    • Membership in PTK must be established and confirmed by the end of last FULL semester at transfer institution
    • PTK Award

      $500 one-time, nonrenewable award.

      • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above from transfer institution(s) required
      • PTK member during last semester prior to attending K-State (will be verified with state PTK association)
    • PTK Leadership

      $500 one-time, nonrenewable award.

      • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above from transfer institution(s) required
      • PTK member during last semester prior to attending K-State (will be verified with state PTK association)
      • Must exhibit strong leadership and involvement at current community college as described on the scholarship application
      • A limited number of these scholarships will be selectively awarded
    • PTK-All Academic

      $500 one-time, nonrenewable award.

      For students who have recognized by PTK at a state-level banquet (will be verified with state PTK association).

 

Transfer scholarship eligibility
  • Admissions application, application fee, scholarship application and up-to-date transcripts (including grades from previous term/semester) from all institutions attended must be sent to K-State by Nov. 1 for students starting in the spring and Feb. 1 for summer- or fall-starting students. Apply today.

  • Must have 24 or more transfer hours completed prior to arrival at K-State.

  • Must be a full-time domestic student on either the Manhattan or Polytechnic campus.

  • Students may receive only one university transfer scholarship, but may receive PTK scholarship(s) in addition to the university award.

  • Scholarship awards are stackable with departmental and college awards.

  • Students who are readmitted (have attended K-State previously), have previously completed a bachelor’s degree, or are international may be considered for college and departmental awards but are not eligible for transfer scholarships.

  • Transfer scholarship funding is limited for in-state awards, thus priority will be given to Kansas community college students.

 

All freshmen and transfer award amounts and criteria are subject to change without notice.

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