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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 (optional for incoming domestic freshmen): Submit supplemental scholarship applications

Test-optional scholarships

  • Most of the general university scholarships and awards filterable below require you to enter both a GPA and an ACT or SAT score. However, since K-State is a test-optional school for admission starting in fall 2021, the university now also offers scholarships that do not require review of an ACT or SAT score for consideration.
  • You are still encouraged to submit test scores if possible to secure the fastest notification of an award, as test-optional awarding will not begin until January 2021. Updated test scores may also be sent through April 30 of your senior year to maximize your scholarship award.
  • Complete the supplemental test-optional scholarship application by Jan. 5, 2021 for full consideration. Applications received after the Jan. 5 priority date will only be considered as funding is available.

Competitive scholarship and awards

Step #3: 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. Students attending all K-State campuses are invited to apply for scholarships through KSN.

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!

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.



Please identify your residency status.


I will start K-State as a...

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


Where will you take the majority of your classes?

Need help making your decision? Search for majors/programs available on each of our campuses.


Tell us a little more about your academic background.

Unable to take the ACT/SAT? View our test-optional scholarship opportunities.


Do you have a parent or grandparent who is a K-State alumnus?

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!