Freshman opportunities

In addition to general university scholarships and awards, freshmen have the following scholarships opportunities available to them at K-State:

Test-optional scholarships and awards

New for incoming freshmen starting in 2021 on the Manhattan or Polytechnic campuses, K-State is offering its general university scholarships and awards without the need for ACT/SAT scores. A supplemental application is required for consideration.

View test-optional scholarships and awards


Competitive awards

Competitive scholarship awardees are selected by committees who review additional supplemental application materials and/or administer a selective interview process.

View Manhattan campus competitive awards

View Polytechnic campus competitive awards


Supplemental awards

Supplemental awards, available to Manhattan and Polytechnic campus students, can be stacked on top of general university scholarships and awards.


Alumni/Legacy scholarships

These are awards offered through K-State alumni clubs and programs, as well as an award specifically for students who have an eligible family member who is a K-State Alumni Association member.


College/Departmental scholarships

Many academic colleges and departments also offer several unique scholarship awards. You can apply for academic college/departmental scholarships/awards via the K-State Scholarship Network after you are admitted to the university.

Learn about the K-State Scholarship Network