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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

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


College of Agriculture

Scholarship parameters do not always align cleanly with departmental/college divisions at K-State. For that reason, some awards are listed on more than one college page, and a few others may not appear on every page they should. Please also review the pages of other colleges where interests might overlap.

Undergraduate Scholarships

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
CommunicationsAdvertising Club of Kansas City  
CommunicationsAmerican Advertising Federation Topeka  
AllHoratio Alger Military Veterans ScholarshipFor Iraq/Afghanistan veterans only 
AllAlpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Fraternity  
AllAmerican Indian Education FoundationNative Americans/Alaskans only 
PreVetBanfield Charitable TrustFunds seniors committed to helping pets 
AllBridging Scholarships for Study in Japan  
CommunicationsBroadcast Education Association  
VarCargill Global Scholars ProgramNew in 2013, for 1st or 2nd year undergrads 
AllChoctaw Nation Higher Education and Grant ProgramChoctaw affiliation 
AllCircle K ScholarshipsLimited to Circle K members 
AllCouncil on International Education ExchangeCIEE study abroad participants only 
AllJames J. Davis Memorial ScholarshipFor study abroad 
AllDiversityAbroad.comFor study abroad 
AllFederal Employee Education & Assistance FundFederal civilian employees and dependents only 
AllFund for Education AbroadStudy abroad award to any country 
VarKansas Farm BureauMust be a member of Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter 
VarKappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity  
AllGilman International ScholarshipStudy abroad. Students with Pell Grants only. 
AllGlamour Top 10 College Women CompetitionJuniors only 
CommunicationsKansas Association of BroadcastersKansas residents only 
AllKansas BPW Scholarships  
VARKansas County Clerks and Election Officials Association ScholarshipCommunication, Journalism or Political Science majors 
AllKansas Ethnic Minority ScholarshipMinority students only 
Golf MgmtKansas Junior Golf ScholarshipMust have participated in junior golf activities. 
AllKSU Social Club: First Ladies ScholarshipPart-time nontraditional students only 
AllKSU Social Club: Ruth Ann Wefald ScholarshipFinancial need 
AllKSU Social Club: Edna S. Young ScholarshipNontraditional students only 
AllKillam Fellowships to CanadaFunds junior year in Canada 
AllKirmser Undergradaute Ressearch AwardAwarded by K-State Libraries 
AllLeague of United Latin American CitizensHispanic students only 
VarLeague of Women Voters: Stella Harriss ScholarshipNontraditional students only 
AllMarine Corps Scholarship FoundationChildren of current/former U.S. Marines only 
AllMcNair Scholars ProgramSeveral demographic restrictions on eligibility 
AllAllison McQuilliam Memorial ScholarshipKSU award for nontraditional students only 
AllMensa Foundation Scholarship*  
AllMilitary Order of the Purple HeartFor descendants of purple heart winners 
AllNational Association for the Self-EmployedDependents of NASE members only 
VarNational Cattlemen's Foundation: Beef Industry ScholarshipGoals in beef industry only 
AgricultureNational Dairy Shrine  
VarNational FFA FoundationFor students involved with FFA 
AgricultureNational Poultry and Food Distributors Association  
AllNon-Commissioned Officers AssociationChildren/spouses of members only 
VarPearson Prize for Higher EducationNSCS membership not required 
AllPhi Kappa Phi Study Abroad GrantsJuniors only. PKP membership not required. 
AllPhi Kappa Phi: KSU Chapter$500 awards for PKP members 
VarProfessional Grounds Management SocietyCareers in related fields 
AllJeannette Rankin FoundationWomen 35+ years of age only 
CommunicationsScripps Howard Foundation: Top Ten Scholarship  
CommunicationsSociety of Broadcast Engineers: Harold Ennes Scholarship  
CommunicationsSociety of Professional Journalist: Kansas Chapter  
AllSoroptimist International: Women's Opportunity AwardFor female heads of household 
VarTalbots Women's Scholarship FundWomen 10+ years out of high school only 
VarTaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea)Funding to teach English in Korea as a Jr or Sr 
VarDorothy and Chuck Thompson ScholarshipAdult women interested in public service 
VarMorris K. Udall ScholarshipCareers related to the environment. Six nominees/year. 
AgricultureUnited Agribusiness League  
AllUnited States Bowling CongressBowlers only 

Tenable at Undergraduate or Graduate Level

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllAG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingStudents with hearing loss 
AgricultureAmerican Association of Cereal ChemistsFood science and grain science majors 
HortAmerican Floral EndowmentFloriculture
internship/scholarship opps.
AllAmerican Foundation for the BlindLegally blind only 
HortAmerican Horticulture Therapy Association  
AllAmerican Indian College FundNative American students only 
AllAmerican Indian Graduate CenterNative American students only 
Grain ScienceAmerican Institute of BakingBaking science course award 
Animal Science/Food ScienceAmerican Meat Science Association  
EntomologyAmerican Museum of Natural History Fellowships  
VarAmerican Society of Enology and ViticultureInterested in grapes or winemaking 
VarAmerican Water Resources Association: Herbert Memorial ScholarshipAWRA members only 
AllAmerican Women's Club StockholmFor study in Sweden 
AllAmericorpsVolunteers get educational stipend ex post facto 
VarAnnie's Homegrown Studies ScholarshipInterest in sustainable agriculture 
VarAnnie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship  
AllArmy Emergency ReliefFor military spouse or dependents 
CommunicationsAsian American Journalist AssociationAsian American students only 
VarAssociation of American Indian AffairsNative American/Alaskan students only 
VarAssociation of Former Intelligence OfficersNational security careers 
VarBoren ScholarshipStudy abroad excluding Western Europe/Australia 
VarLaura W. Bush Traveling FellowshipFunds proposal designed by the applicant 
AllChina's University and College Admission System (CUCAS)For study abroad in China 
VarCongressional Black Caucus Foundation  
AllCongressional Hispanic Caucus InstituteHispanic students only 
VarCritical Language Scholarship for Intensive Summer InstitutesArabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi,
Turkish and Urdu
AllDAAD: German Academic Exchange ServiceStudy in Germany 
AllLady Davis FellowshipFor doctoral study in Israel 
AllJosephine de Karman Fellowship  
VarDepartment of Homeland Security Undergraduate ScholarshipFields contributing to Homeland Security mission 
EntomEntomological Society of America  
Golf MgmtEnvironmental Institute for GolfAlso supports turf-specific interests 
VarEnvironmental Protection Agency: STAR/GRO Fellowships  
AllFrontier Farm Credit ScholarshipFor FFC borrowers or their dependents 
AllFund for Theological EducationInterest in Seminary/ Christian ministry 
VarGarden Club of AmericaBotany, Horticulture, Landscape Arch, Ecology 
VarGolden Key ScholarshipsMany different awards. For GK members only. 
Golf MgmtGolf Course Superintendents Association of AmericaOr related majors 
AllJapanese American Citizens LeagueJACL members only 
AllHispanic Scholarship FundHispanic students only 
VarInstitutes for Humane StudiesPromotes libertarian tradition . Also internships. 
VarInstitute of Food TechnologistsCareers related to food science/technology 
VarJapanese Government Monbukagakusho ScholarshipsTo study in Japan 
AllLilly Reintegration ScholarshipAssists students being treated for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 
VarMcKelvie ScholarshipPublic Service Careers 
AllNAACP ScholarshipsNAACP membership is required 
CommunicationsNational Association of Black Journalists  
CommunicationsNational Association of Hispanic Journalists  
AllNational Federation of the BlindFor legally blind students only 
AllNational Italian American Foundation Scholarship ProgramStudents of Italian heritage OR students studying Italian 
VarNational Network for Environmental Management StudiesEPA award for environmental career paths 
CommunicationsNational Press Photographers FoundationPrint and television photojournalism 
AllNational Society of Collegiate ScholarsFor members. Merit & study abroad awards 
AllFostercare to SuccessSupports unadopted individuals 
AllPhi Eta Sigma National Honor SocietyOne year abroad 
VarThomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipStudents agree to work for Foreign Service 
AllThe Point FoundationLGBT and/or committed to LGBT issues 
CommunicationsRadio and Television News Directors Foundation  
AllRotary Humanitarian Grant  
AllLeopold Schepp FoundationInterview in New York is required 
VarScholars4Dev: Scholarships for DevelopmentList of awards for students from developing countries and/or students interested in development careers 
VarSociety for Technical CommunicationEnglish/JMC/Graphic Design 
VarSouthwest Kansas CattlewomenGoals related to beef industry/Form SW Kansas 
Park MgmtSouthwest Park and Recreation Training Institute"preparing for careers in Park & Recreation Professions" 
VarThe United Methodist ChurchMostly for Methodists 
AllUnited Negro College FundApparently not limited to African-American students 
VetMedUSDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection ServiceAlso biology and
various agricultural majors

Graduate Fellowships

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
VarAAUW International FellowshipsFemale international students only 
VarAAUW Selected Professions FellowshipWomen only. JD/MD/MBA/Arch/Eng only 
VarAmerican Institute of Indian Studies FellowshipsFor PhD study focused on India 
AllAmerican-Scandinavian FoundationFor study in Scandinavia 
AllAustralian Federation of University WomenFor graduate study in Australia 
VarBoard of Regents: Kansas Distinguished Scholar ProgramFor Kansas winners of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Fulbright, Madison, Mellon and Cheevening 
AllBritish Chevening ScholarshipFor international students only 
AllCanadian Embassy: Graduate Student Fellowship ProgramTo study in/about Canada 
AllDorot Fellowship in IsraelFor future Jewish leaders 
VarEndeavour Scholarship ProgramFor grad study in Australia 
VarTeach for ChinaFunding to teach multiple subjects (in English) in China 
VarErasmus MundusFor graduate study in EU countries 
AllFulbright Post Baccalaureate FellowshipOne year of research abroad 
AllGates Cambridge Scholarship1-3 years at Cambridge 
AllSamuel Huntington Public Service AwardFor service project after BA/BS 
VarIFESH International Fellows ProgramFunds service in developing nations 
VarInstitute of Current World Affairs FellowshipFunds 2+ years of independent, international study 
VarInterAmerican Agency for Cooperation and DevelopmentFor study in the Americas 
CommunicationsThe Livingston Awards for Young JournalistSubmission of published work 
AllMarshall ScholarshipTwo years in the United Kingdom 
AllGeorge J Mitchell ScholarshipOne year in Ireland or Northern Ireland 
AllMorse Family and Community Public Policy ScholarshipFor summer internship funding 
AllMortar Board National FoundationFor members only 
CommunicationsNational Association of BroadcastersGrants for broadcasting research 
Science/EngNational Science Foundation Grad FellowshipAlso for social sciences. Promotes research careers. 
VarPearson FellowshipFor graduate research abroad 
AllPEO International Peace ScholarshipFemale international students only 
AllPEO Scholar AwardMust get nominated by PEO chapter 
AllPhi Kappa Phi Graduate FellowshipSeniors in PKP only. One nominee/year. 
AllRhodes ScholarshipTwo years at Oxford 
VarPat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program (PRISP)  
VarRotary Peace FellowshipMasters degree abroad 
VarSaltire ScholarshipFor Masters degree study in Scotland 
VarSchwarzman Scholars ProgramFor graduate study in China.  Inaugural class in 2016. 
VarHerbert Scoville Jr. Peace FellowshipYear in Washington D.C. Peace/security issues. 
All;Soros Fellowship for New AmericansSome unique eligibility rules 
AllSwedish InstituteFor study in Sweden 
VarHarry S Truman ScholarshipCareers in public service. Four nominees/year. 

Selected Competitive Internships/Research Opportunities

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
VarAlltech Young Scientist AwardAnimal agriculture-oriented scientific paper competition 
VarCarnegie Junior Fellows ProgramCareers related to international relations 
VarCBS News  
CommunicationsChips Quinn Scholars ProgramMinority newspaper internship 
VarWilliam J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in IndiaMust have completed bachelor’s degree 
VarCongressional Budget Office  
VarCoro Fellows ProgramBig brother to KC internship 
VarCoro Kansas CityFunds summer internships in KC 
VarDefense Intelligence Agency ProgramSeveral scholarship programs. Also competitive internships 
AllEchoing GreenFull-time funding for projects of social entrepreneurship 
VarJames H. Dunn FellowshipsGovernment internship in Illinois 
VarFriends Committee On National Legislation InternshipPaid internship in DC
(1 year)
VarFriends of the National Zoo  
VarHumanity in ActionSummer fellowship related to human rights 
AllInterexchange FoundationGrants for work or service abroad 
CommunicationsInternational Radio and Television Society: Summer Fellowship Program  
VarJ.W. Saxe Memorial FundingStipend for low-pay/no-pay public service internships 
AllMountbatten Internship Program in London  
CommunicationsThe Nation InstituteInternship 
AllNational Public Radio  
AllNational Wildlife FederationGrants for campus projects and internships 
VarPasona Summer Internship Program to JapanInternship with Japanese company. Applicants should speak Japanese. 
AgEcon/AgCommPew Leadership YearPaid work for Pew Charitable Trusts in DC 
AllPresidential Management Fellows ProgramMust be nominated at campus level 
VarPrinceton in Africa FellowshipTwelve month work placement in Africa 
AllPrinceton in Asia FellowshipsTeach or intern in Asian country 
CommunicationsPulliam Journalism Fellowship  
VarSmithsonian Institution  
VarTeach for America  
AllUS State Department  
VarUS Supreme Court: Judicial Internship Program  
VarUSDA Interships  
AllWREI Congressional Fellowship ProgramFunds legislative work in DC 

Essay Contests/Prizes

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
VarAcademy of Television: College Television AwardsFor student film/video productions 
Ag EducAlpha Tau AlphaAnnual essay contest 
VarDog Writers Association of AmericaDog-related
experience required
AllForeclosure.com Scholarship ProgramEssay about how to solve foreclosure crisis 
AllFreedom From Religion FoundationEssay contest 
CommunicationsRoy W. Howard National Reporting Competition  
CommunicationsThe Livingston Awards for Young JournalistSubmission of published work 
VarTransitions AbroadSometimes offers writing contests related to travel/study abroad. 
AllElie Wiesel Prize in EthicsEssay contest about ethical issues 

Disclaimer: I compile this list to help you identify suitable opportunities. However, it is not comprehensive. Independent review of other sources is encouraged.