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Transfer scholarships for in-state students

Awards for Spring/Fall 2019

Please review the scholarships below to help determine your eligibility for individual awards. Many awards require only the successful submission of the combined application for admission and scholarships by the Nov. 1 priority deadline for the spring entry term or Feb. 1 priority deadline for the fall entry term for full consideration. Some scholarships may require additional supplemental information. Additionally, please make sure you're aware of the general transfer scholarship eligibility requirements that apply to all awards.

Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements for a scholarship does not guarantee an award, as all award amounts and criteria are pending availability of funds and are subject to change.

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Academic merit scholarships

The scholarships below are awarded based on academic merit. Your GPA from your transfer institution(s) anchor the eligibility requirements.

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
K-State Transfer Achievement Award$4,000 renewable scholarship over two years.$1,000 each semester for four semesters with a 3.0 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.
Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above from transfer institution(s) required. See additional general eligibility requirements.
K-State Transfer Academic Award$2,500 Scholarship commitment over two years.

$625 each semester for four semesters with a 3.0 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.

Cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.74 from transfer institution(s) required. See additional general eligibility requirements.
K-State Transfer Leadership Award$1,500 Scholarship commitment over two years

$375 each semester for four semesters with a 3.0 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.

Cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.49 or above from transfer institution(s) required. See additional general eligibility requirements.

Strong leadership record during time at transfer institution

A limited number of these scholarships will be selectively awarded

Alumni and legacy scholarship

Students who have an eligible family member who is a K-State graduate may be considered for this award.

AwardDescription
Alumni Association Legacy

For students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a K-State graduate, the university scholarship committee awards a limited number of Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships.

Preference is given to students who have an eligible family member who is an Alumni Association member. Legacy Scholarships are funded through the K-State License Plate Program.

Transfer Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

  • One-time non-renewable awards for students transferring directly from community colleges
  • In addition to one university award, students may be considered for the three PTK Scholarships listed below
  • Membership in PTK must be established and confirmed by the end of last FULL semester at transfer institution
AwardTotal ValueEligibility
PTK Award$500 one-time, nonrenewable award.

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above from transfer institution(s) required.

PTK member during last semester prior to attending K-State (will be verified with state PTK association)

PTK Leadership$500 one-time, nonrenewable award.

Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above from transfer institution(s) required.


PTK member during last semester prior to attending K-State (will be verified with state PTK association).


Must exhibit strong leadership and involvement at current community college as described on the scholarship application.


A limited number of these scholarships will be selectively awarded.

PTK-All Academic$500 one-time, nonrenewable award.For students who have recognized by PTK at a state-level banquet (will be verified with state PTK association).

Spring/Fall 2020 awards

Looking for the scholarships available for spring/fall 2020 entering transfer students? Visit our 2020 in-state transfer student awards page to see the details.