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Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

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


College of Technology and Aviation

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
Aviation MaintenanceAircraft Electronics Association  
AllHoratio Alger Military Veterans ScholarshipFor Iraq/Afghanistan veterans only 
AllAmerican Indian Education FoundationNative Americans/Alaskans only 
TechAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers  
Eng TechAssociation for Computing Machinery: Upsilon Pi Epsilon
VarAssociation for Women in Aviation Maintenance  
AllBridging Scholarships for Study in Japan  
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 
AllGilman International ScholarshipStudy abroad. Students with Pell Grants only 
AllGlamour Top 10 College Women CompetitionJuniors only 
Aviation MaintenanceThe Helicopter Foundation InternationalFor students interested in helicopter industry 
AllKansas BPW Scholarships  
AllKansas Ethnic Minority ScholarshipMinority students only 
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 
AllLeague of United Latin American CitizensHispanic students only 
AllMarine Corps Scholarship FoundationChildren of current/former U.S. Marines only 
AllAllison McQuilliam Memorial ScholarshipKSU award for nontraditional students only 
AllMensa Foundation Scholarship  
CETMid-West Concrete Industry BoardConstruction Engineering Tech majors 
AllMilitary Order of the Purple HeartFor descendants of purple heart winners 
AllNational Association for the Self-EmployedDependents of NASE members only 
VarNational Business Aviation AssociationFor aviation-related fields 
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 
AllJeannette Rankin FoundationWomen 35+ years of age only 
AllSoroptimist International: Women's Opportunity AwardFor female heads of household 
AllTalbots 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 
VarDorothy and Chuck Thompson ScholarshipAdult women interested in public service 
AllUnited States Bowling CongressBowlers only 
VarWichita Aero Club Stimpson Scholarship FundFor aviation-related careers 

Tenable at Undergraduate or Graduate Level

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllAG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of HearingStudents with hearing loss 
AllAmerican Foundation for the BlindLegally blind only 
AllAmerican Indian College FundNative American students only 
AllAmerican Indian Graduate CenterNative American students only 
AllArmy Emergency ReliefFor military spouse or dependents 
VarAssociation of American Indian AffairsNative American/Alaskan students only 
AllCongressional Hispanic Caucus InstituteHispanic students only 
AllCritical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes  
AllDAAD: German Academic Exchange ServiceStudy in Germany 
AllJosephine de Karman Fellowship  
VarDepartment of Homeland Security Undergraduate ScholarshipFields contributing to Homeland Security mission 
AllFrontier Farm Credit ScholarshipFor FFC borrowers or their dependents 
VarGolden Key ScholarshipsMany different awards. For GK members only. 
AllHispanic Scholarship FundHispanic students only 
AllJapanese American Citizens LeagueJACL members only 
AllLilly Reintegration ScholarshipAssists students being treated for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 
AllNAACP ScholarshipsNAACP membership is required. 
AllNational Federation of the BlindFor legally blind students only 
AllNational Italian American Foundation Scholarship ProgramStudents of Italian heritage OR students studying Italian 
AllNational Society of Collegiate ScholarsFor members. Merit & study abroad awards 
AllFostercare to SuccessSupports unadopted individuals 
AllPhi Eta Sigma National Honor Society  
AllThe Point FoundationLGBT and/or committed to LGBT issues 
AllRotary Humanitarian GrantOne year abroad 
AllLeopold Schepp FoundationInterview in New York is required 
VarThe United Methodist ChurchMostly for Methodists 
AllUnited Negro College FundApparently not limited to African-American students 
AviationVertical Flight FoundationCareers related to rotocraft/VTOL aircraft 

Graduate Fellowships

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
AllAmerican-Scandinavian FoundationFor study in Scandinavia 
AllAmericorpsVolunteers get educational stipend ex post facto 
Eng TechConcrete Research and Education Foundation  
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 
AllSamuel Huntington Public Service AwardFor service project after BA/BS 
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 
AllPhi Kappa Phi Graduate FellowshipSeniors in PKP only. One nominee/year. 
AllRhodes ScholarshipTwo years at Oxford 
VarPat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program(PRISP)  
VarSaltire ScholarshipFor Masters degree study in Scotland 
AllSoros Fellowship for New AmericansSome unique eligibility rules 
AllSwedish InstituteFor study in Sweden 
VarTeach for ChinaFunding to teach multiple subjects (in Englisn) in China 

Selected Competitive Internships/Research Opportunities

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
VarWilliam J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in IndiaMust have completed bachelor's degree 
VarDefense Intelligence Agency ProgramSeveral scholarship programs. Also competitive internships 
AllInterexchange FoundationGrants for work or service abroad 
AllMountbatten Internship Program in London  
VarNASA Undergraduate Student Research ProgramSpring, Summer and Fall opportunities 
AllNational Wildlife FederationGrants for campus projects and internships 
VarOak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)Research internships 
AllPresidential Management Fellows ProgramMust be nominated at campus level 
AllPrinceton in Asia FellowshipsTeach or intern in Asian country 
VarSmithsonian Institution  
VarTeach for America  
AllWREI Congressional Fellowship ProgramFunds legislative work in DC 

Essay Contests/Prizes

MajorScholarshipCommentsFact Sheet
Eng TechCollegiate Inventors 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 Ethics Essay ContestEssay 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.