Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Welcome to the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at Kansas State University. We advise students interested in nationally and internationally competitive scholarships.

K-State has a proud tradition of our students competing for national scholarships; and in fact, these students, supported by the faculty and staff who mentor them, have achieved notable success. Read about our National Scholars to learn more about that record of success.

You should consult with your department and/or Student Financial Assistance if you seek money awarded by K-State.


1. For students interested in study, research or teaching English abroad on a Fulbright, consider attending an informational session.

Revised dates and topics are posted below. Click this link to register.

Fulbright Friday: The Key to Good Writing May 19 (Fri) 1:30 PM, Zoom

Fulbright Friday: Getting Great Letters May 26 (Fri) 12:00 PM, Zoom

Fulbright Friday: Short Answers June 2 (Fri) 1:30 PM, Zoom


2. Are you interested in a career in public service? If you are a junior planning a career in government, non-profits or education and have a strong leadership record, the Truman Scholarship may be a good fit for you.

Upcoming Deadlines

  1. The campus applications for the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships just opened! These fully fund graduate study for those planning to begin study in Fall 2024. The deadline is June 1 at 5pm, but please reach out to ASAP. The Campus Application can be found by clicking this link.
  2. The campus application for the Truman Scholarship has opened! This $30,000 scholarship for graduate study for students committed to careers in public service seeks candidates who will be in the junior (next to last) year of study in 2023-2024. The campus deadline is October 20, but early preparation is recommended. Please reach out to with questions. The Campus application can be found by clicking this link.