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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

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


College of Business Administration

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
MarketingAdvertising Club of Kansas City  
AllHoratio Alger Military Veterans ScholarshipFor Iraq/Afghanistan veterans only 
MarketingAmerican Advertising Federation Topeka  
AllAmerican Indian Education FoundationNative Americans/Alaskans only 
AllArmy Emergency ReliefArmy spouse and dependents only 
Acctg/FinanAssociation of Latino Professionl in Finance and AccountingHispanic students only 
AllAssociation for Supplies of Printing, Publishing and Converting
Finance“Be An Actuary” Scholarship ListingStudents planning actuarial careers 
AllBoren Undergraduate ScholarshipStudy abroad excluding Western Europe/Australia 
AllBridging Scholarships for Study in Japan  
VarCargill Global Scholars ProgramNew in 2013, for 1st and 2nd year undergrads 
AllChoctaw Nation Higher Education and Grant ProgramChoctaw affiliation 
AllCIA Undergraduate Scholarship ProgramSophomore eligibility. Interns also sought. 
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 depentents only 
AllFund for Education AbroadStudy abroad award to any country 
AllGilman International ScholarshipStudy abroad. Students with Pell Grants only. 
AllGlamour Top 10 College Women CompetitionJuniors only 
AllKansas BPW Scholarships  
AllKansas Ethnic Minority ScholarshipMinority students only 
VarKappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity  
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 Undergraduate Research 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 
MgmtMaterial Handling Education Foundation  
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 or purple heart winners 
AllNational Association for the Self-EmployedDependents of NASE members only 
AccountingNational Society of Accountants  
Nonprofit Leadership minorsNext Generation Nonprofit Leadership AllianceFunding for nonprofit internships 
AllNon-Commissioned Officers AssociationChildren/spouses of members only 
VarPearson Prize for Higher EducationNSCS membership not required 
AcctgPublic Accounting Association of Kansas  
AllPhi Kappa Phi Study Abroad GrantsSophomores and juniors only. PKP membership not required. 
AllPhi Kappa Phi: KSU Chapter$500 awards for PKP members 
AllJeannette Rankin FoundationWomen 35+ years of age only 
AllRocky Mountain Electrical League (RMEL)Careers in electric energy 
AllSoroptimist International: Women's Opportunity AwardFor female heads of household 
Mgmt/MarketingTag and Label Manufacturers InstituteStudents seek related careers 
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 
AllTillman Military Scholars ProgramFor veterans, active duty military or spouses thereof. 
AllDorothy and Chuck Thompson ScholarshipAdult women interested in public service 
AllMorris K. Udall ScholarshipCareers related to the environment. Six nominees/year. 
AllUnited States Bowling CongressBowlers only 
MgmtZonta International: Klausman Women in Business ScholarshipWomen only 

Tenable at Undergraduate or Graduate Level

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllAG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingStudents with hearing loss 
AllAlpha Kappa PsiMembers of AKP only 
AllAmerican Foundation for the BlindLegally blind only 
AllAmerican Indian College FundNative American students only 
AllAmerican Indian Graduate CenterNative American students only 
MISAmerican Indian Science and Engineering SocietyNative American/Alaskan students only 
AcctgAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants  
AllAmerican-Scandinavian FoundationFor study in Scandinavia 
AllAmerican Women's Club StockholmFor study in Sweden 
AllAmericorpsVolunteers get educational stipend ex post facto 
AllAssociation of American Indian AffairsNative American/Alaskan students only 
AllAssociation of Former Intelligence OfficersNational security careers 
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 Scholarship for Intensive Summer InstitutesArabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi,
Turkish and Urdu
AllDAAD: German Academic Exchange ServiceStudy in Germany 
AllJosephine de Karman Fellowship  
AcctgEducational Foundation for Women in AccountingWomen accounting majors only 
Mktg/MgmtElectronic Document Systems FoundationStudents planning careers in related fields 
AllFostercare to SuccessSupports unadopted individuals 
AllFrontier Farm Credit ScholarshipFor FFC borrowers or their dependents 
AllFund for Theological EducationInterest in Seminary/ Christian ministry 
AllGolden Key ScholarshipsMany different awards. For GK members only. 
Acctg/FinanGovernment Finance Officers AssocationFor students planning related careers 
AllHispanic Scholarship FundHispanic students only, note: ALPFA award for accounting and finance 
MktgHospitality Sales & Marketing Association International  
VarInstitutes for Humane StudiesPromotes libertarian tradition . Also internships. 
VarInternational Facility Management Association FoundationCareers related to facility management 
AllJapanese American Citizens LeagueJACL members only 
VarJapanese Government Monbukagakusho ScholarshipsTo study in Japan 
MgmtKansas City International Facilities Management Association  
MarketingLagrant FoundationStudents from specific minority groups only. 
AllLilly Reintegration ScholarshipAssists students being treated for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 
MgmtMaterial Handling Education Foundation  
VarMcKelvie ScholarshipPublic Service Careers 
AllMorse Family and Community Public Policy ScholarshipFor summer internship funding 
AllNAACP ScholarshipsNAACP membership is preferred 
AllNational Italian American Foundation Scholarship ProgramStudents of Italian heritage OR students studying Italian 
AllNational Black MBA AssociationMinority students only 
AllNational Federation of the BlindFor legally blind students only 
AllNational Society of Collegiate ScholarsFor members. Merit & study abroad awards 
AllPhi Eta Sigma National Honor Society  
AllRotary Humanitarian GrantOne year abroad 
AllThomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs FellowshipStudents agree to work for Foreign Service 
AllThe Point FoundationLGBT and/or committed to LGBT issues 
AllLeopold Schepp FoundationInterview in New York is required 
MgmtSociety of Human Resource ManagersSRHM Members only 
Mgmt/MarketingTag and Label Manufacturers InstituteStudents seek related careers 
VarThe United Methodist ChurchMostly for Methodists 
AllUnited Negro College FundApparently not limited to African-American students 

Graduate Fellowships

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
VarAAUW International FellowshipsFemale international students only 
MBAAAUW Selected Professions FellowshipWomen only. 
MBAAlfa Fellowship ProgramFor language study/professional experience in Russia 
AcctgAccounting and Financial Women's AllianceAccounting majors only 
AllAustralian Federation of University WomenFor graduate study in Australia 
VarBlakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study  
AllBoard of Regents: Kansas Distinguished Scholar ProgramFor Kansas winners of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Fulbright, Madison, Mellon and Cheevening 
AllBritish Chevening ScholarshipFor international students only 
VarWilliam J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in IndiaMust have completed bachelor’s degree 
MBAConsortium for Graduate Study in BusinessAfrican/Hispanic/Native-American students especially 
AllLady Davis FellowshipFor doctoral study in Israel 
AllDorot Fellowship in IsraelFor future Jewish leaders 
VarEndeavour Scholarship ProgramFor grad study in Australia 
VarErasmus MundusFor graduate study in EU countries 
VarFord Foundation International Fellowships ProgramInternational students only 
AllFulbright Post Baccalaureate FellowshipOne year of research abroad 
AllGates Cambridge Scholarship1-3 years at Cambridge 
AllGerman Chancellor ScholarshipStudy/research in Germany 
HRIMDGreater Chicago Club Managers Association Scholarships  
VarHarvey Fellows ProgramChristian award to top graduate schools 
VarIFESH International Fellows ProgramFunds service in developing nations 
VarInstitute of Current World Affairs FellowshipFunds 2+ years of independent, international study 
AllInterAmerican Agency for Cooperation and DevelopmentFor study in the Americas, MIS especially. 
AllMarshall ScholarshipTwo years in the United Kingdom 
AllGeorge J Mitchell ScholarshipOne year in Ireland or Northern Ireland 
AllMortar Board National FoundationFor members only 
VarPearson Fellowship  
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. 
VarRangel Fellowship ProgramStudents interested in Foreign Service 
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. 
AllSelf Graduate Fellowship at KUfor PhD in Business or Economics 
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 Internships/Research Opportunities

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllRobert Bosch Foundation FellowshipFunds Internships in Germany 
AllCarnegie Junior Fellows ProgramCareers related to international relations 
AllThe Carter Center  
AllCoro Fellows ProgramBig brother to KC internship 
AllCoro Kansas CityFunds summer internships in KC 
AllDefense Intelligence Agency ProgramSeveral scholarship programs. Also competitive internships 
VarJames H. Dunn FellowshipsGovernment internship in Illinois 
AllEchoing GreenFull-time funding for projects of social entrepreneurship 
VarEl Pomar FellowshipNon-profit experience.
Must have a connection to Colorado
VarFraunhofer CSE FellowshipFor sustainable energy and “cleantech” interests 
VarFreeman Indonesia Nonprofit Leadership ProgramSummer internship in Indonesia 
VarFriends Committee On National Legislation InternshipPaid internship in DC
(1 year)
VarFriends of the National Zoo  
VarGrants for North American Language and Cultural Assistants in SpainWork in classrooms in Spain 
VarHumanity in ActionSummer fellowship related to human rights 
AllInterexchange FoundationGrants for work or service abroad 
FinanceInternational Monetary Fund Internship ProgramOr related fields 
VarJ.W. Saxe Memorial FundingStipend for low-pay/no-pay public service internships 
MgmtNASA Contracting Intern ProgramProcurement internship (30 months) 
AllNational Public Radio  
AllNational Wildlife Federation  
VarPasona Summer Internship Program to JapanInternship with Japanese company. Applicants should speak Japanese. 
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 
AllSamuel Huntington Public Service AwardFor service project after BA/BS 
AllSmithsonian InstitutionAssorted internship and fellowship programs 
VarTeach for America  
VarUS Department of Commerce Postsecondary Internship Program  
AllUS State Department  
VarUS Supreme Court: Judicial Internship ProgramUnpaid but very competitive 
AllWREI Congressional Fellowship ProgramFunds legislative work in DC 

Essay Contests/Prizes

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllForeclosure.com Scholarship ProgramEssay about how to solve foreclosure crisis 
AllFreedom From Religion FoundationEssay contest 
AcctgTau Alphi Chi Tax Paper CompetitionEssay contest 
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.