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Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

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

Office hours:
M-F, 8-12pm / 1pm-5pm

Meetings are by appointment only. Request a meeting.

785-532-6276 office
785-532-6339 fax



Plan your financial future.

Many scholarship opportunities are available to help K-State students alleviate the cost of tuition. Each scholarship listed below is managed by various members of our team. 

Please contact the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs (DMSA) at ksudiversity@k-state.edu for questions and additional information. You will be directed to the respective scholarship manager.  We encourage you to review the scholarship criteria to determine your eligibility. We hope that our funds help you focus on your academic success rather than your financial stressors.



BizFest Wichita
BizFest Kansas City

BizFest in Kansas City and Wichita, in collaboration with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce offers high school students the opportunity to attend a 4-day intensive training where they learn a variety of life skills and business techniques. K-State will match these awards and offer additional scholarships to program participants who complete the program.

KC BizFest application due in November. Participants notified in December.

Cargill Transfer Scholarship 


DMSA & Cargill have partnered to build a college-going intent in Southwest Kansas, where the majority of the population are first-generation racial/ethnic minorities living in at-risk communities. The transfer College-for-a-Day institute is a core program component accompanied by a scholarship for financial support to increase retention and graduation for students. 

Interested applicants should meet the following requirements;


  • A High School Senior enrolling at Dodge City Community College, or

  • A Sophomore of Dodge City Community College transferring to K-State.

    • Enrolled within the College of Agriculture, Business, or Engineering

With Preference To:

Dependents or children of a Cargill Employee 

Applications are due by the University Priority Deadline of February 1st. 

Flint Hills Human Rights Project Student 

Applicants for the FHHRP Student Scholarship must be enrolled full-time at a Kansas State University campus, Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan Area Technical College, Barton County Community College-Ft. Riley, or Highland Community College-Wamego. GPA of 2.0 or higher. Essay is required. Applications and essays must be submitted by email as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF. 

Due: April

Hattie Mae Kidd Memorial Scholarship 

Available for Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in any curriculum. Must be a resident of the United States, preference will be given to first generation students or students with financial need. 

Due: October

Hispanic Development Fund (HDF)  

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. 

Scholarships range from $500-$3,000. K-State will match this award. 

Opens: January Due: March

IME Becas 

Selective criteria set by the Mexican Consulate. Amounts and number of scholarships will vary depending on funds K-State receives. 

Dates on application vary

Jim Allen Memorial Fine Art 

Available to undergraduate or graduate students in the arts, with a preference given to those students that identify as a sexuality or gender identity minority in music, dance, or theatre. Essay is required. 

Due: March 12th, 2021

Joey Lee Garmon Memorial Undergraduate Multicultural Scholarship


Applicants should be currently enrolled at Kansas State University as full-time undergraduate students. The applicant must be of an ethnic group that has been historically and traditionally oppressed in the achievement of academic and leadership endeavors to include applicants of African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Latino/a American heritage. Essay is required. 

Due: October

Joseph E Nisil Jr. 

Recipient shall be an undergraduate or graduate student properly enrolled in any curriculum at Kansas State University who is recognized by the LGBT Resource Center as a leader within the LGBT or allied community who promoted diversity and social justice for all people. Preference will be given to a student enrolled in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine or pre-veterinary program. Essay is required. 

Due: March 12th, 2021

Kansas Hispanic Education and Development Foundation (KHEDF)

Available for high school seniors living in Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Maize, Valley Center and Wichita. 

Students interested in business and engineering degrees will be considered for the Koch scholarship, a $2,500 award renewable for four years. K-State will match this award. 

Opens: November   Due: January

Kompass Scholarship Program 

A free three-day extended summer orientation and freshman-year retention program designed to accelerate academic success for incoming freshmen multicultural and first-generation students in agriculture, business and engineering. 

Due: July

LGBT Resource Center Student Leader 

Attach a minimum 750-word essay outlining the contributions you have made and may want to make to the K-State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in the coming year.

Due: March 12th, 2021

LGBT Resource Center Student Leader Scholarship

Any K-State student who is currently or will be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student may apply. Established LGBT community involvement is recommended for eligibility. 

Due: March 12th, 2021

Loraine Jackson Fleming 

Available for undergraduate students enrolled in any curriculum with financial need that is a participant of the IMHOTEP Black Male Initiative Program. The awarding decisions will be made by the leadership of IMHOTEP, K-State's Black Male Initiative. If the IMHOTEP program every ceases to exist at Kansas State University, the scholarship is to be awarded to students who have shown leadership towards advancing Multicultural and Diverse student initiatives. 

Due: Ongoing

MAPS (Multicultural Academic Program Success) 

six-week program that will prepare incoming students for the academic rigor of the university environment. Information is provided to familiarize freshmen with the K-State campus and introduce campus services. The opportunity to connect summer bridge program participants to multicultural student leaders, multicultural student organizations, the Department of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs and other established programs at K-State designed to support their success. 

Due: April

Robert J Gump Diveristy  

Available for undergraduate students enrolled in any curriculum who are participating in a Multicultural Student Organization with departmental support at Kansas State University. Preference will be given to students who hold leadership positions in the organizations. Awards may be renewed. 

Due: October

Rourk LGBT Student Leadership 

Available for a student who is enrolled in any discipline at K-State. The ideal candidate shall be recognized as a leader within the minority sexuality and gender identity community and as a leader who promotes diversity and social justice for all people. Essay is required. 

Due: March 12th, 2021

Samuel Brinton LGBT Student leader 

Any K-State student who is currently or will be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student will be considered. Essay is required. Established LGBT community involvement is recommended for eligibility.

Due: March 12th, 2021

Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice 

This scholarship, known as the Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice, will be awarded in the amount of $700 to one undergraduate of any background who demonstrates exemplary efforts to advance social justice.

Due: October

Student Access Center

Scholarships are available to any incoming or currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with a diagnosed disability. 

1.       Apply through K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) 

2.       Submit essay and documentation of disability directly to Student Access Center 

For more information about how to apply, please visit the Student Access Center Scholarships page.   

Due: February 15

Undergraduate Scholarship for Social Justice 

Applicants should be currently enrolled at Kansas State University as fulltime undergraduate students and must be enrolled as a fulltime undergraduate at Kansas State University while receiving the award. The applicant must be an undergraduate of any background with a strong record of social justice activism. Essay and two references are required. 

Due: October