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Additional scholarships for out-of-state transfer students

Awards for Spring/Fall 2020

Please review the scholarships below to help determine your eligibility for individual awards. Many awards require only the successful submission of the application for admission by the Dec. 1 priority date for the spring entry term or Feb. 1 priority date 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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Alumni and legacy scholarship

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

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
Transfer Heritage Scholarship for non-Kansas residents$36,000 renewable scholarship over three years.

$12,000 for year one, renewable for up to two additional years (three years, six semesters total) with a 3.0 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.

One parent or grandparent (biological or adopted) must have graduated from K-State. Awarded to out-of-state transfer students with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA. See additional general eligibility requirements.
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.

Midwest Student Exchange

Students eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition. 

AwardDescriptionValueEligibility
Midwest Student Exchange

The Midwest Student Exchange (MSEP) is for residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin. More information is available on the MSEP website.

Eligible students pay 150% of in-state tuition.

Renewable

  • Students earning a 3.0 K-State GPA or higher renew the Midwest Student Exchange Award (paying 150% of in-state tuition).
  • General renewal requirements also apply.

Awarded to students in eligible states with a minimum 3.25 college GPA.

Founders Non-Resident Merit Award

Students eligible for the Founders Non-Resident Merit Award pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition. 

AwardDescriptionValueEligibility
Founders Non-Resident Merit Award

The Founders Non-Resident Merit Award is for residents of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Oklahoma or Texas. 

Eligible students pay 150% of in-state tuition.

Renewable

  • Students earning a 3.0 K-State GPA or higher renew the Founders Non-Resident Merit Award (paying 150% of in-state tuition).
  • General renewal requirements also apply.

Awarded to students in eligible states with a minimum 3.25 college GPA.

Transfer Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

  • One-time non-renewable award for students transferring directly from community colleges.
  • In addition to one university award, students may be considered for the PTK Award.
  • 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. Student must also be a PTK member during the last semester prior to attending K-State (will be verified with state PTK association).

College and departmental awards

Many academic colleges and departments also offer several unique scholarship awards.

Award typesDescription

Academic college and departmental scholarships

Make sure to ask your academic department(s) of interest about the scholarships they offer, as well as the scholarships offered by your academic college.

  

Spring/Fall 2021 awards and beyond

Please check back in spring 2020 for the most up-to-date scholarship information.