Food Security Scholars


This program is for students who are interested in understanding food security systems and challenging the way we think about food insecurity, community need and how we provide food.

This program is open to all Kansas State University students - undergraduate and graduate - in all areas of study.


Why join Food Security Scholars?


Empowering scholars by fostering curiosity and community to make progress toward a food secure world.


The Food Security Scholars (FSS) is a collaborative leadership development program for K-State students who are passionate about addressing food insecurity and the poverty cycle. Housed in the Staley School of Leadership, FSS is a two-phase program where a cohort of scholars undergo a variety of experiences in food security.


After Phase II, scholars may:

  • lead FSS as a member of the Student Advisory Leadership Team (SALT)
  • apply for undergraduate research experiences
  • connect with our network of stakeholders for opportunities to work in the local community
  • utilize skills and network gained from FSS to pursue personal projects

Qualifications and Selections

  • Candidates must have two semesters of college remaining and be in good standing with Kansas State University.
  • No other GPA, age, grade, major or graduate/undergraduate requirements exist.
  • Selection process includes application and interview round.
  • Candidates who move to the interview round will participate a group discussion Sept. 12, 2022, at the Leadership Studies building.




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