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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-1113


College of Architecture, Planning and Design

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

For Iraq/Afghanistan veterans only
Native Americans/Alaskans only
Also check AIA regional chapters
Choctaw affiliation
Limited to Circle K members
CIEE study abroad participants only
For study abroad
For study abroad
Federal civilian employees and depentents only
Study abroad award to any country
Study abroad. Students with Pell Grants only.
Juniors only
Minority students only
Part-time nontraditional students only
Financial need
Nontraditional students only
Awarded by K-State Libraries
Hispanic students only
Nontraditional students only
Children of current/former U.S. Marines only
Several demographic restrictions on eligibility
KSU award for nontraditional students only
For descendants or purple heart winners
Dependents of NASE members only
Children/spouses of members only
NSCS membership not required
Juniors only. PKP membership not required.
$500 awards for PKP members
Careers in related fields
Women 35+ years of age only
For female heads of household
Women 10+ years out of high school only
Funding to teach English in Korea as a Jr or Sr
For veterans, active duty military or spouses thereof
Adult women interested in public service
Careers related to the environment. Six nominees/year.
Bowlers only

Tenable at Undergraduate or Graduate Level

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllAG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingStudents with hearing loss 
ArchitectureAmerican Architectural FoundationTravel award 
AllAmerican Indian College FundNative American students only 
AllAmerican Indian Graduate CenterNative American students only 
PlanningAmerican Planning Association  
AllAmerican Women's Club StockholmFor study in Sweden 
AllAmericorpsVolunteers get educational stipend ex post facto 
AllArmy Emergency ReliefFor military spouse or dependents 
AllAssociation of American Indian AffairsNative American/Alaskan students only 
AllChina's University and College Admission System (CUCAS)For study abroad in China 
VarCongressional Black Caucus Foundation  
AllCongressional Hispanic Caucus InstituteHispanic students only 
AllCritical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes  
AllDAAD: German Academic Exchange ServiceStudy in Germany 
PlanningEnvironmental Protection Agency: STAR/GRO Fellowships  
AllFostercare to SuccessSupports unadopted individuals 
AllFoundation of the Wall and Ceiling IndustryFor employees/dependents in FWCI fields 
AllFrontier Farm Credit ScholarshipFor FFC borrowers or their dependents 
LARGarden Club of America  
AllGolden Key ScholarshipsMany different awards. For GK members only. 
AllHispanic Scholarship FundHispanic students only 
ARCH/IARInternational Facility Management Association FoundationCareers related to facility management 
AllJapanese American Citizens LeagueJACL members only 
AllJapanese Government Monbukagakusho ScholarshipsTo study in Japan 
VarKansas City International Facilities Management Association  
LARLandscape Architecture Foundation  
AllLilly Reintegration ScholarshipAssists students being treated for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 
AllMcKelvie ScholarshipPublic service careers 
AllNAACP ScholarshipsNAACP membership is preferred 
AllNational Italian American Foundation Scholarship ProgramStudents of Italian heritage OR students studying Italian 
AllNational Federation of the BlindFor legally blind students only 
AllNational Society of Collegiate ScholarsFor members. Merit & study abroad awards 
IARNISH National Scholar AwardFor workplace innovations for disabled persons 
AllPhi Eta Sigma National Honor Society  
AllThe Point FoundationLGBT and/or committed to LGBT issues 
All Rotary Humanitarian GrantOne year abroad 
LARSouthwest Park and Recreation Training InstituteStudents preparing for careers in park- and recreation-related professions 
AllLeopold Schepp FoundationInterview in New York is required 
AllThe United Methodist ChurchMostly for Methodists 
AllUnited Negro College FundApparently not limited to African-American students 

Graduate Fellowships

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
 AllAAUW International FellowshipsFemale international students only 
AllAAUW Selected Professions FellowshipWomen only. JD/MD/MBA/Arch/Eng only 
AllAmerican 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 
AllBoard of Regents: Kansas Distinguished Scholar ProgramFor Kansas winners of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Fulbright, Madison, Mellon and Cheevening 
AllBritish Chevening ScholarshipFor international students only 
AllLady Davis FellowshipFor doctoral study in Israel 
AllDorot Fellowship in IsraelFor future Jewish leaders 
PlanningDwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship ProgramFor transportation-related disciplines/careers. 
VarEndeavour Scholarship ProgramFor grad study in Australia 
VarErasmus MundusFor graduate study in EU countries 
AllFulbright Post Baccalaureate FellowshipOne year of research abroad 
AllGates Cambridge Scholarship1-3 years at Cambridge 
AllGerman Chancellor ScholarshipStudy/research in Germany 
AllSamuel Huntington Public Service AwardFor service project after BA/BS 
AllIFESH International Fellows ProgramFunds service in developing nations 
AllKate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship  
VarThe Lemmerman FoundationFor humanities research related to Rome and the Roman culture, any period. 
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 
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 
AllPat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program (PRISP)  
AllRotary Peace FellowshipMasters degree abroad 
AllRome Prize FellowshipsDissertation research in Rome 
VarSaltire ScholarshipFor Masters degree study in Scotland 
VarSchwarzman Scholars ProgramFor graduate study in China.  Inaugural class in 2016. 
AllSoros Fellowship for New AmericansSome unique eligibility rules 
AllSwedish InstituteFor study in Sweden 
VarTeach for ChinaFunding to teach multiple subjects (in English) in China 
VarHarry S Truman ScholarshipCareers in public service. Four nominees/year. 

Selected Competitive Internship/Research Opportunities

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
VarWilliam J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in IndiaMust have completed bachelor’s degree 
InteriorCooper-Hewitt National Design MuseumInternship for product design 
AllCoro Fellows ProgramBig brother to KC internship 
AllCoro Kansas CityFunds summer internships in KC 
AllEchoing GreenFull-time funding for projects of social entrepreneurship 
Arch/IARHistoric Preservation Internship Training ProgramCompetitive internship 
VarHumanity in ActionSummer fellowship related to human rights 
VarJ.W. Saxe Memorial FundingStipend for low-pay/no-pay public service internships 
AllInterexchange FoundationGrants for work or service abroad 
AllMountbatten Internship Program in LondonCompetitive one-year internships 
AllNational Wildlife FederationGrants for campus projects and internships 
PlanningNew York City: Urban Fellows ProgramGrants for work or service abroad 
VarPasona Summer Internship Program to JapanInternship with Japanese company. Applicants should speak Japanese. 
VarPrinceton in Africa FellowshipTwelve month work placement in Africa 
AllPrinceton in Asia FellowshipsTeach or intern in Asian country 
AllSmithsonian InstitutionAssorted internship and fellowship programs 
 Teach for AmericaCompetitive opportunity 
PlanningWREI Congressional Fellowship ProgramFunds legislative work in DC 

Essay Contests/Prizes

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
LARAmerican Society of Landscape ArchitectsDesign competition 
AllForeclosure.com Scholarship ProgramEssay about how to solve foreclosure crisis 
AllFreedom From Religion FoundationEssay contest 
AllAyn Rand Essay ContestOn the novel "Atlas Shrugged" 
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.