Student Awards and Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of alumni, friends, and faculty, we annually recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with several awards and scholarships totalling nearly $50,000 per academic year. In addition to the awards and scholarships listed here, department students are also eligible to apply for several different research grants and fellowships.

Update Your KSN Application

Students are automatically considered for eligible department scholarships after completing or updating their KSN application.


Additional scholarship opportunities are available to existing majors through affiliated professional organizations such as the American Association of Geographers (AAG), American Geographical Society (AGS), and Kansas Association of Mappers (KAM).

Students can apply for the department scholarships below by completing or updating a K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) General Application:

Undergraduate Scholarships


Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships


The following department awards require no formal application and are presented to students based on faculty nominations or those who meet specific academic performance criteria:

Undergraduate Awards


Graduate Awards