Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Kansas State University
215 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1113



Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Welcome to the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at Kansas State University. I advise all students interested in nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. Please come see me if you have questions or would like to talk about possible opportunities. You should consult with your department and/or Student Financial Assistance if you seek money awarded by K-State.

Jim Hohenbary
215 Fairchild Hall



1.  Andrew Rich, Executive Secretary of the Truman Foundation, will visit K-State on Monday, October 6 and offer an informational presentation about the Truman Scholarship at 3:00 in 123 Leadership Studies.  The Truman is the premier scholarship for students interested in careers in public service.  Come join Dr. Rich and discover whether you might be a good fit for this $30,000 award!   

2.  Come to a Udall Scholarship Information Session and learn about this prestigious $5,000 for students interested in environmental careers.  Native American students interested in tribal policy or healthcare are also eligible to apply.  Information sessions will be held in 215 Fairchild Hall at the following times:

  • 11:00 AM on October 7
  • 3:00 PM on October 8
  • 3:00 PM on October 9

If you are interested in applying for the Udall Scholarship, just e-mail to request campus instructions and access to the application portal.  The campus deadline is November 7

3.  The campus deadline for the Goldwater Scholarship will be October 24, 2014. We can nominate up to four students to represent K-State in the national competition. K-State students are invited to use this Goldwater Campus Application to compete for that nomination and/or to learn more about the Goldwater. 

4. The national deadline for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship will range between October 29 - November 4 this year.  View/print this NSF GRFP flyer for a very basic overview.  Check out the NSF Fastlane to see the actual application.