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Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now open! Click on the heading of the scholarship you would like to apply for to access the application. Each scholarship awarded is $500. 

The applications will close Friday, March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. A short description and criteria for each scholarship offered can be found below.

Please reach out to Director of Scholarships and Nationals, Tori Thomas at tori21@ksu.edu with questions.  

Scholarships Available: 


The Bernard Franklin Opportunity Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student from an underrepresented background or first-generation student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service. Please attach an essay of 500 words or less about why you excel in these areas and how these qualities will be used in your future endeavors.

The Robert Lewis Sophomore Leadership Award

This is awarded to an undergraduate student that will be of sophomore standing as of Fall 2019, who has exhibited leadership at the high school and university level and have displayed extraordinary potential for future development and service to the university. Please attach an essay of 500 words or less about your leadership roles in the past, present and future, and why you selected each. 

The Neal Atkinson Junior Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is being awarded to an undergraduate student that will be of junior standing as of Fall 2019, who has demonstrated outstanding service. Please attach an essay of 500 words or less about your service to the university community including the importance of leadership, citizenship and moral integrity. 

The Chester E. Peters Student Development Award

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student that will be of junior standing as of Fall 2019, who has contributed in an especially positive way to the development of other students. Please attach an essay of 500 words or less about your outstanding qualities of leadership, citizenship, moral integrity, service and how your university experiences have encouraged, supported and participated in the development of fellow students.

Roy C. Langford Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to an undergraduate student that will be of junior standing as of Fall 2019, who exhibits outstanding academic performance as well as financial need. Please attach an essay of 500 words or less about how you’ve overcome challenges to excel academically, and how this scholarship would help you achieve your future personal and professional goals.

Greg Hardin Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is being awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service. Awarded with preference to students in the College of Engineering. Please attach four short answer responses of 150 words or less each on how you have exceptionally demonstrated each quality of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service.

The Walter Martin Memorial Scholarship

This is awarded to an undergraduate student who has exhibited outstanding qualities of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service. Please attach four short answer responses of 150 words or less each on how you have exceptionally demonstrated each quality of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and service.

Blue Key Study Abroad

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student who will be studying abroad for at least one semester during the next academic year. Please attach an essay of 500 words or less about your decision making process for studying abroad and how the experience will enhance your leadership skills.