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Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Welcome to the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at Kansas State University. I advise students interested in nationally and internationally competitive scholarships. Please come see me if you have questions or would like to talk about possible opportunities. You should consult with your department and/or Student Financial Assistance if you seek money awarded by K-State.

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.  

Beth Powers
207 Leadership Studies Building



1. Kudos to Cadence Ciesielski, Philosophy and Spanish, for winning two national fellowships: Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship AND Mortar Board Fellowship.  Recent Kansas State University graduate receives Phi Kappa Phi, Mortar Board fellowships.

2. Congrats to six K-State students for winning the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad!  Ainsle Markle, senior in mechanical engineering and French, Cassandra Rodriguez, junior in communication sciences and disorders, Amanda Smith. senior in human development and family science, Caitlin Snyder, junior in animal sciences and industry-pre-veterinary, and Shelby Thornton, senior in architecture. K-State students awarded Gilman scholarship for education abroad experiences.

Upcoming Deadlines

1. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship will have an October 17-21 deadline (depending on your academic discipline) for 2022.  Start working now to figure your research proposal!  

2. The Goldwater Scholarship is coming up soon!  For Sophomores or Juniors majoring in natural science, mathematics, or engineering, this covers $7,500 of tuition and room and board.  Deadline is November 4th! Find the campus application here: Campus Application