Ice Scholars - Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Ice Scholars are a prestigious group of incoming high school students who have been truly outstanding, both academically and as student leaders, during their high school career. Students recognized as Ice Scholars will receive the largest scholarship award made by Kansas State University’s Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

  • This scholarship is awarded each year and is in addition to any other support a student would receive from the university in the form of general university scholarships/awards.
  • Recipients will not be eligible to receive additional renewable general scholarships from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

This award seeks to attract top students who demonstrate the potential to make exceptionally strong contributions to K-State engineering, both in the classroom and in their extracurricular involvement on campus.

Finalists, who will be selected by a committee of college faculty and staff, are required to participate in an on-campus interview. The interview and recognition event will include a luncheon and other special activities. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend.

Total award value

$30,000 in addition to any renewable general university scholarship/award earned and maintained

Annual value

  • Year one: $5,000 + general university scholarship or award
  • Year two: $5,000 + general university scholarship or award
  • Year three: $10,000 + general university scholarship or award
  • Year four: $10,000 + general university scholarship or award

Renewal criteria

Ice Scholars receive a four-year renewable scholarship with the following criteria met:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, taking a minimum of 12 credit hours of K-State coursework toward your engineering degree each semester.
  • Must be enrolled in the introduction/orientation course associated with your engineering degree program during the fall 2024 semester.
  • Must remain actively enrolled in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering while making academic progress toward an engineering degree.
  • Maintain a 3.50 cumulative K-State GPA.

Please note that general university scholarships/awards awarded at the institution level carry their own set of general renewal requirements.


  • ACT score: 32 or above OR SAT score: 1450 or above
  • High school GPA: 3.85 or above (best GPA)
  • Display extraordinary leadership
  • Be a high school senior
  • Be admitted to K-State
  • Be admitted to the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
  • Attend K-State engineering in fall 2024
  • Participate in an on-campus interview and recognition event February 2, 2024


  • Submit the K-State admission application (if you have not already done so).
  • Complete the Ice Scholars selective scholarship application.
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023.
  • Applicants will be updated on their application status in mid-January following initial committee review.
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