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Office of Student Financial Assistance

Office of Student Financial Assistance
220 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-0107

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Future student scholarships and awards

Step #1: Apply for Admission

Manhattan and Polytechnic campus students

Your first step is to apply for admission by the priority application date associated with your desired entry term for full scholarship consideration. For Manhattan and Polytechnic campus undergraduates, your application for admission will trigger an automatic review of your eligibility for general university scholarships and awards. Additional application steps may be required for graduate students.

Olathe and Global campus students

Review the admission and scholarship application steps required at these campuses. Additional steps for scholarships are required.

Step #2: Create and submit your K-State Scholarship Network profile

Once you are admitted to the university, you'll also want to create and submit a profile in the K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) system. KSN is a platform for you to share more details about yourself, your academic interests, and your involvement, which then matches you to additional scholarship opportunities. 

Fall 2021-2022 general university scholarships and awards

Curious to see what general university scholarships and awards you may qualify for upon admission to the university? Answer the questions below to filter for the general university scholarship opportunities available to you!

A note for incoming domestic freshmen regarding test-optional scholarships: While K-State is a test-optional school for admission starting in fall 2021, most general university scholarships and awards still require test scores for eligibility. The university is currently in the process of developing a scholarship program for incoming domestic freshmen who are admitted without test scores. In the meantime, it is highly encouraged to submit your test scores if possible to secure the fastest notification of an award. You can send in updated test scores through April 30 of your senior year to maximize your scholarship amount.

Please note that meeting the eligibility requirements for a scholarship does not guarantee an award, as all award amounts and criteria are pending availability of funds and are subject to change. Plan to apply by the priority application date corresponding to your entry term for full scholarship consideration.



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If you’re a continuing student, please check out the options available to you in the K-State Scholarship Network.


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Available Awards


No General University Award Matches

Based on the criteria you’ve selected, there are currently no matching general university awards. However, you may still be eligible for other types of scholarships. Admitted students are encouraged to review the additional opportunities listed below.

Competitive and Supplemental Scholarships

In addition to our academic merit awards, K-State also has a suite of competitive scholarships where awardees are selected by committees who review additional supplemental application materials and/or administer a selective interview process.

K-State offers a number of other scholarship opportunities with criteria that are not based on academic merit alone. View additional out-of-state freshman scholarships to see if any of those awards may also apply to you!