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 Student Belonging and Inclusion at 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.




Details, Eligibility, Due Date

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.

Due: November

Cargill Transfer Scholarship


Student Belonging and Inclusion & 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

Due: February 1st, University Priority Deadline

E. Eugene Carter Opportunity Award

Office of the Provost and Student Belonging and Inclusion, in partnership with E. Eugene Carter, have established the E. Eugene Carter Opportunity Award fund as a means to promote gender and ethnic equality on our campus with hope to increase representation within Engineering, Math, and Science curriculum; specifically those from immigrant families or an underrepresented minority.

Award: Directpayment to vendor forFederal student loan. Loan pay off up to $20,000 repayable by the students upon graduation from one of the designated programs at Kansas State University with in six years of matriculation.

Contact: Kevin Santos Flores

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

Contact: Spectrum Center

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

IME (Institute for Mexicans Abroad) Scholarships (Becas in Spanish) is a program of the Government of Mexico that seeks to expand educational opportunities for Mexicans abroad and is aimed at students with low economic resources who attend basic, university and technological education.

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

Dates on application vary

JE Dunn Scholarship

K-State Student Belonging and Inclusion in partnership with JE Dunn, a Missouri based construction management and contracting company, have developed this scholarship to provide financial support to first-generation/historically under-represented students who are active participants within the Student Belonging and Inclusion Project IMPACT scholarship program.

Due: March

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

Contact: Spectrum Center

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 7th, 2022 by 5:00pm

Joseph E Nisil Jr. Veterinary Medicine Memorial Scholarship

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

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, Engineering, and Architecture, Planning, & Design.

Due: June

Spectrum Center Student Ambassador Award

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

Contact: Spectrum Center

Mary Kay Siefers LGBT Leadership 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

Contact: Spectrum Center

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)

A 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 Student Belonging and Inclusion 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

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

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