K-State / Local Scholarships

Our office has partnered with various local organizations to provide scholarships for non-traditional students.  Please check back in the Fall semester for updates on applications and deadlines.

American Association of University Women-Manhattan Branch

Qualifications for 2014 - 2015 Application

  • Female student attending Kansas State University for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students taking courses solely through distance education do not qualify.
  • Must be returning to school after a 3 year lapse in education.  Applicants may have already entered or returned after this time lapse.
  • Must have at least 2 complete semesters of credit remaining before graduation.
  • Must be a bachelors degree candidate enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester or graduate degree candidate enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester or 6 credit hours per semester with a graduate assistantship.

Deadline: anticipated deadline is in April 1st

Dorothy and Chuck Thompson Scholarship

Qualifications for Spring 2014 Application

  • Be a new or continuing non-traditional student who desires to complete a degree program at K-State.  A "non-traditional student" is a student who meets one or more of the following criteria: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent (single or married), a veteran, or returning to school after an absence of 3 or more years. 
  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students, enrolled in 12 hours or more, who have an interest in Law or Public Service and a goal of developing or influencing public policy.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Deadline: November 15, 2013

K-State First Ladies - KSU Social Club Scholarship Application

Qualifications for 2014 - 2015 Application

  • Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous K-State First Ladies Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • The recipient will be a new or continuing non-traditional student who will be a part-time (11 credits hours or less) undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • The recipient must meet at least one of the following criteria: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent a veteran, or returning to school after an absence of 3 or more years.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Edna S. Young-KSU Social Club Scholarship Application

Qualifications for 2014-2015 Application

  • Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Edna S. Young Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • The recipient will be a new or continuing non-traditional, undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more), in a degree-seeking program during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • The recipient must meet one of the following criteria: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, a veteran, or returning to school after an absence of 3 or more years.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Kansas Board of Regents

The Kansas Board of Regents offers many state-funded grants and scholarships.  To see if you are eligible for any of these awards, please visit the website for further information.

League of Women Voters Stella Harriss Scholarship Application

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Manhattan-Riley County Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund was established at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation to award scholarships to non-traditional students who desire to further their education at Kansas State University.  The LWV, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or candidate for elective office. The LWV of the United States was organized in 1920, the year women won the right to vote.  The Manhattan/Riley County League began in 1942 and is one of about 1100 local Leagues in the United States. Read more about the League of Women Voters on their website at lwv.manhattanks.org.

The League of Women Voters of Riley County Stella Harriss Scholarship Fund will offer one $500 scholarship for Fall 2014.  

The following criteria will be used to select the scholarship recipient:

The recipient:  Is or will be a non-traditional student who desires to complete a degree program at Kansas State University.  A non-traditional student is generally defined as one of the following:  25 years of age or older, married, a parent, a Veteran, or returning to school after an absence of three or more years.

  • Must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.4/4.0 for 30 or more college credits.                       
  • Preference will be given to a full-time undergraduate student (12 hours or more).
  • Has demonstrated a keen interest in public service and is committed to the principles of the League of Women Voters as stated on the League website (See above website link and click on “About League”).
  • Demonstrates financial need.  The Student Financial Assistance Office will evaluate a student’s level of need.  It is necessary to complete and submit a Free Application for the Federal Student Aid available in that office and to qualify for aid.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Postmark Deadline: March 19, 2014

Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay Community Woman Scholarship 

Qualifications for 2014 - 2015 Application

  • Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Dr. Michaline Chance-Reay Community Woman Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • The recipient will be a new or continuing non-traditional, female graduate student in a degree-seeking program during the 2011-2012 academic year. The student must also have demonstrated financial need, academic commitment and community service.
  • The recipient must meet one of the following criteria: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, a veteran, or returning to school after an absence of 3 or more years.

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Ruth Ann Wefald-KSU Social Club Scholarship Application

Qualifications for 2014 - 2015 Application

  • Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Ruth Ann Wefald Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • The recipient must be a Kansas Resident, and a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • The recipient must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Deadline: March 1, 2014