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Office of Student Financial Assistance

Office of Student Financial Assistance
104 Fairchild Hall
1601 Vattier Street
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-1104

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785-532-6420 phone
785-532-7628 fax

Scholarships outside of K-State

While the university provides a variety of scholarship opportunities, you may also want to explore options outside of the university.

Free scholarship search engines

Scholarship applications may require a résumé, statement of goals, essay, demographic information or other application materials. Attention to detail and professional appearance when completing scholarship applications could enhance the chances of winning a scholarship.

Additional places to seek out scholarship opportunities
  • Guidance counselors and/or advisors
  • School libraries
  • Local libraries
  • Civic organizations
  • Businesses/organizations
State of Kansas opportunities

State of Kansas students are also encouraged to apply for the State of Kansas Scholarships through the Kansas Board of Regents.


Be sure to view our presentation on searching for private scholarships (pdf) for more tips and advice.

Before beginning your scholarship search, please carefully review our information regarding scholarship scams.  

If you are asked to verify your enrollment status while applying for a scholarship, make sure the scholarships is legitimate before proceeding.

The K-State Office of Student Financial Assistance is providing this information as a courtesy and does not promote, validate or maintain the websites listed. By linking to these external sites, it is not implied that Kansas State University or the Office of Student Financial Assistance agrees with the material contained or linked in the websites.

Once you've been awarded a private outside scholarship

If you receive a scholarship from a source other than Kansas State University, please notify us as soon as possible. Privately funded scholarships received must be processed through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Report your award using our Private Scholarships Form (pdf)
Will a non-K-State, private scholarship affect my financial aid?

Please notify the OSFA as soon as you learn that you will receive any private scholarships or funding. Private funding may affect your eligibility for financial aid, especially your eligibility for federal loans.

How are non-K-State, private scholarships processed?

Donors should mail scholarship checks to the address below, making sure to include the student's name and Wildcat ID on the check or an accompanying letter. (If Wildcat ID is not known, please include the last four digits of the SSN and/or the student's hometown.) It is preferable that checks be made out to: "Kansas State University"

Students who receive scholarship checks directly from the donor should mail them to the address below or submit in person to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (Room 104 - Fairchild Hall). Make sure to endorse the check if it is made out to the student.

The university will then apply the scholarship against your university account where it will reduce your university charges and/or result in an excess financial aid credit that will be forwarded to you.