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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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Scholarship Renewal Information

Beginning with the annual scholarship renewal review, following the posting of Spring 2020 grades, nearly all centrally awarded scholarships will be eligible to renew with a 3.0 cumulative K-State GPA. Four scenarios for centrally awarded scholarships represent an exception to this rule. They are:

  • The Distinguished University Scholar award that was awarded to select, incoming students for the 2019-20 academic year. The cumulative K-State GPA requirement for this scholarship will continue to require a minimum of a 3.5. However, if a recipient of this scholarship has earned at least a 3.00 to 3.49 cumulative K-State GPA, she/he will be automatically reclassified from the Distinguished University Scholar award to the University Scholar award for 2020-21. While this reclassification may result in a lower scholarship value, it protects the recipient from a complete loss of a central scholarship support. The scholarship reclassification will be permanent.
  • The Putnam Scholarship will continue to require a 3.5 cumulative K-State GPA to be eligible to renew.
  • The Presidential Scholarship will continue to require a 3.5 cumulative K-State GPA to be eligible to renew.
  • Individuals who had their awards reinstated for all or a portion of the 2019-20 academic year after having failed to meet renewal requirements at the conclusion of the Spring 2019 term will need to have completed the 2019-20 academic year (May 2020) with a 3.5 cumulative K-State GPA to have their award renewed for the 2020-21 academic year.

If it is determined that a scholarship/award recipient failed to meet the renewal standards at the conclusion of the Spring 2020 term, the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) will send out an e-mail notification to the student's official K-State e-mail account to this effect.

You may review the renewal criteria associated with centrally awarded scholarships via our Renewal Question/Answer Discussion on this topic.

If you have been notified that you failed to meet your scholarship's renewal requirements, you may file an appeal premised on extenuating circumstances you encountered during the 2019-20 academic year that prevented you from meeting the renewal requirements. Please review and submit a Scholarship Appeal Form to begin the appeal process.

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