First Scholars®

Kiley Moody

09 Anderson Hall

firstscholars@ksu.edu

(785)532-6318

First Scholars® Eligibility Criteria

First Scholars seeks to attract students who will be incoming first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents did not attend more than two years of college. Students participating in First Scholars receive a four-year renewable scholarship of $5,000. 20 students will be selected for the program each year.

Qualifications

  • Must be a first-generation college student (neither parent earned more than two years of education beyond high school and no post-secondary degree).
  • Be an incoming first-time, full-time freshman.
  • Must be admitted to K-State for fall 2014.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2014.
  • Achieve an ACT score between 22-26 and an average cumulative GPA of a 3.0.
  • Be eligible for in-state student tuition.
  • Reside in the Living Learning Community for First Scholars® during the freshmen year
  • Agree to participate in the program including developing and implementing an Individual Strategic Plan and participating in and attending social, cultural, academic, leadership, and service opportunities.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA as a K-State student and complete all program requirements.