The first step in obtaining a K-State scholarship is to apply. You can apply for most K-State scholarships with one application.
New students apply by November 1
Continuing and transfer students apply by February 1
Remember, what you put on the application may be the only information about you that a scholarship committee will see, so be sure to check it very carefully before you send it off.
Also, If you are a non-traditional student, be sure to check the box next to "I am an adult, nontraditional undergraduate" on screen 4 of the online scholarship application. This check-off box appears under the "general" heading on the scholarship list.
Once you have completed the scholarship application, you will need to provide our office with a one page essay (double or single spaced, 1 in margins, APA or MLA format). The requirements for this essay include:
Heading at the Top of Page: Name, Address, Wildcat Id, Enrollment Status (Full or Part Time), Family Size (how many adults and children live in your household)
Body of essay should include 3 paragraphs: (1) your academic and career goals and your plans toward achieving them, (2) information regarding your financial need (ex. dependents to care for, short on funds, spouse/significant other currently deployed, etc.), and (3) any unique circumstances/obstacles you may be facing (ex. recently unemployed, returning to school after extended period of time, medical circumstances, etc.)
Once you have completed the essay, you can send the information to:
Non-Traditional & Veteran Student Services
101 Holton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
OR you can email your essay to Will Rector, Graduate Assistant for Non-Traditional & Veteran Student Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org
See What Opportunities Await You!
The following list has been generated to be a helpful resource. Note: this list is not exhaustive. Time spent using search engines can also be quite beneficial. Additionally, most departments/colleges have scholarship funds. Be sure to check with your department/college about additional resources, eligibility, and requirements.
Graduate students without a K-State graduate assistantship may apply for a K-State international student scholarship. Please contact the International Student Center to find out if you qualify. 785-532-6448.
K-State and local scholarship search resources
K-State Nationally Competitive Scholarships Office
The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships assists K-State students as they apply for highly competitive national and international scholarships (such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, and Fulbright). Most national scholarship require a high GPA to be competitive. If you do have a 3.5+ GPA, we encourage you to explore the website and make an appointment to talk with Jim Hohenbary about possible competitive scholarship opportunities
Scholarship Resource Book for Kansas Residents (In Print Only)
Directory of Kansas Foundations: updated annually (In Print Only)
Kansas Board of Regents