K-State Scholarship Network
Once you have completed the admission application, which also triggers an eligibility review for general university academic merit awards, you may also create a profile in the K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) system, an online portal that can connect you to additional scholarship opportunities. Through the system, you will be able to express your financial need, academic interests and involvement.
If you have any questions while creating or updating your KSN profile, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 785-532-6420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing "KSN" in the subject line of your email.
Accessing and using KSN
If it's your first time signing in, you will be taken to the "Opportunities" page, so you will need to click "My Applications" in the upper left part of the screen. Once here, please choose the "General Application" on the lower left.
Complete the General Application with all requested information. Applications can be submitted or saved for completion later.
Anytime you see a red circle notification appear over the "My Applications" tab, it means your attention is needed.
As you near the end of the general application, you will see a button that says "Finish and Submit". (If you are a return user, the button will instead say "Update Your Application.")
Conditional applications will appear to qualified applicants upon saving or submitting the General Application. This will also be shown as an item in the application progress bar. Conditional applications are triggered by your academic college or major on record. As these applications are based on information needed for scholarships offered through these individual colleges, departments and programs, this section may not appear for all students. Please note that only some departments will have additional questions to be answered.
The K-State Program Scholarships application
The K-State Program Scholarship application may next appear as a result of answers to certain questions on the General Application. This will also be shown as an item in the application progress bar.
Other recommended opportunities
Under "Other Recommended Opportunities," you might see scholarship opportunities recommended to you after you have completed the General Application. These scholarships need additional action on your part to receive consideration. Select each scholarship to complete additional requirements.
Under "actions", if "Apply" is visible, then you must complete additional questions to be considered. You can then click "Apply" for any opportunities that you have not yet applied for.
The "Deadline" column on the "Apply-to" opportunities indicates the deadline to complete the material in order to receive consideration.
Click on "Applicant Record" at the bottom of the General Application screen and review all information in your profile. Please check this data for accuracy. If there is missing information or changes that you wish to make to your record, please contact the Office of Admissions directly at 785-532-6250.
Once you have completed and submitted all applications that are available, the "My Applications" tab will summarize your submitted applications for you. Please remember that completing an application does not guarantee an award, but it does guarantee you a spot in the award's applicant pool.
General Application: If this is your first time logging into the system for a scholarship cycle, you will be redirected to complete the general application. Save and submit your general application, you will be automatically matched to potential scholarship opportunities.
Opportunities: This is simply another term for scholarships.
Conditional Application: A Conditional Application will appear to qualified applicants, based on their college and/or major, upon the saving or submission of the General Application.
Recommended Opportunities: After completing the General Application (and if applicable any Conditional Applications the applicant may be presented), applicants will be directed to the Recommended Opportunities page where the applicant will see any Apply-To opportunities for which the system determines that they may be qualified for.
Applicant Record: This is compiled of information imported from official university files. The record itself is not editable by the student, but it is recommended students review their individual "Applicant Records" to make sure all imported data is correct and up-to-date. Contact the Admission's Office if you are an incoming or prospective student or the Office of the Registrar if you are a current student in order to update or make changes to your "Applicant Record".
Do I have to complete an application? You are not required to complete any applications to be considered for some scholarships. However, completing your general application and any requested supplemental documentation will increase your consideration for awards.
What happens after I complete the application? After completing the General Application (and any Conditional Applications that you may be presented), you will be directed to the Recommended Opportunities where you will see any Apply-To opportunities for which the system determines that you may qualify. You will be notified by your college or department whether you received an award.
How do I know when I am done in the system? Once you complete the General Application and any recommended applications, you will see that each of the applications on your dashboard shows a status of "Submitted". You can log out of the system knowing your information will be reviewed and forwarded to the proper review committee and department. You can check back in the system regularly to see if any new scholarships were added or make any changes to your application up until the deadline date if applicable.
Do I have to apply every year? Yes, you will need to apply every year. Your general application will be archived yearly.