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K-State Salina scholarship provides year of free tuition to select incoming Kansas freshmen

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021

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K-State Salina is offering scholarships that provide a free year of tuition to select freshmen from the state of Kansas for the fall 2022 semester. Currently, K-State Salina is only public institution in the state that is offering a free year of tuition. | Download this photo.



SALINA — For the first time, Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus will award tuition-free scholarships for one year to eligible incoming freshmen from the state of Kansas. At this time, K-State Salina is the only public institution in the state of Kansas that is offering a free year of tuition.

K-State Salina is expanding its Experience Scholarship to a full year. Previously, this scholarship supported 75 students with a free semester of tuition. The success and enthusiasm of this initiative allowed it to be expanded.

The campus plans to award the Experience Scholarship for the fall 2022 semester to more than 100 incoming freshmen who graduated from a Kansas high school. Eligible students will be enrolled in one of K-State Salina's engineering technology, aviation maintenance, unmanned aircraft systems, applied business or social work degree options.

"We believe very strongly that our learning style is a great fit for many high school students in Kansas, so we once again offered this scholarship," said Christopher Smith, executive director of enrollment management and new student engagement. "This incredible opportunity allows freshman students to become involved and engaged in their degree program while not having to worry about tuition costs."

The Experience Scholarship is another example of how generous donors invest in students. K-State Salina CEO and Dean Alysia Starkey is pleased Kansas students have the opportunity to earn in-demand degrees.

"Support like this ensures higher education remains accessible and affordable," Starkey said. "The degree programs offered by K-State Salina are critical for advancing economic growth of the state."

Students must apply and be accepted to K-State Salina to be eligible for the Experience Scholarship. To learn more, contact K-State Salina Admissions at 785-826-2640.