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Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

Madaí Rivera
Assistant Director for Student Engagement

Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs
Kansas State University
224 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506

Morris Family Multicultural Student Center
Office #005 

785-532-6237/8
madai@k-state.edu

External scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or social security number.

KANSAS SCHOLARSHIPS

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O'Brate Foundation

The O'Brate Foundation Traditional Scholarship application opens each year in January and is due no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 1st. The O'Brate Foundation does not grant deadline extensions for any reason since the application is open to applicants for more than 3 months. Traditional College Scholarships are based on financial need, are renewable and range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 annually.

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Kansas Hispanic Education Development Foundation (KHEDF)

The Kansas Hispanic Scholarship Program is available for high school seniors living in Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Maize, Valley Center and Wichita. Application opens November 1, 2020 and is due on January 15, 2021.

Additionally, students interested in business and engineering degrees will be considered for the Koch Hispanic Scholarship Program, a $2,500 per year award, renewable for three years (8 semesters total) equaling $10,000. A 3.0 K-State GPA is required for renewal.

K-State is a proud partner of KHEDF. Through this partnership, we will match the scholarship awards of freshmen recipients entering K-State in fall. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, DACA and undocumented students are eligible. For questions, contact Micaela Ramirez, Executive Director, micaela.ramirez@khedf.org (316) 260-4503.

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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

The LULAC of Kansas scholarship is available to Kansas high school seniors and continuing college students. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, undocumented and DACA-mented students are eligible.

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BizFest in Kansas City and Wichita

BizFest in Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri) and Wichita, in collaboration with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, offers high school students the opportunity to attend a 4-day intensive training to learn a variety of life skills and business techniques. Students gain entrepreneurial experience; economic literacy; improved skills in: math, reading, writing and verbal communication; and gain workforce readiness. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, DACA and undocumented students are eligible.

KC BizFest, 816-472-6767
Wichita BizFest, 316-265-6334

High school students who have completed the BizFest program and will enter K-State in the fall should contact Madaí Rivera, 785-532-6237, for scholarship opportunities.

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Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship (HDF)

The HDF Scholarship Program is available for high school seniors and continuing college students from the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area generally defined as Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Application for the 2021-2022 academic year will open on January 1, 2021 and will close on the March 1 deadline. K-State will match the amount of any incoming and continuing student recipients. HDF's scholarship amounts range from $500-$3,000. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, DACA and undocumented students are eligible.

For questions, contact John Kearney, Director of Development, 816-268-3288.

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Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City

U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, DACA and undocumented students are eligible for the IME Becas Scholarship Program. Selective criteria is set by the Mexican Consulate. Scholarship amounts and availability vary depending on funds made available by the Consulate of Mexico. Dates of application vary.

For more details, contact Madaí Rivera, 785-532-6237.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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DACA Scholars

Students may download the DACA Scholars app on their phone to gain access to many scholarship opportunities. These scholarships do not require U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a social security number.

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Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is available for students who represent a commitment to peace and justice and works towards social change.

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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

LULAC and its National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) offers a variety of scholarships to high school graduating seniors and college students across the U.S. LNSF is a program of the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC). For a list of scholarships visit, https://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/

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Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

MALDEF provides students with Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students. The MALDEF office nearest to Kansas is located in San Antonio, TX, 210-224-5476.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

The national Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) has provided support services, leadership development opportunities and nearly $600 million in scholarships to exceptional students since 1975. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and DACA students are eligible.