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K-State Today

August 30, 2022

Educational Opportunity Fund applications now open

Submitted by Kate Thomas

The Educational Opportunity Fund was approved on May 19, 1988, by the Kansas Board of Regents.

All departments and units of the university are eligible to apply. If a student organization wishes to apply and is unable to obtain sponsorship by a department or unit, they may request special consideration from the Tuition Enhancements Committee. This request must be made to the committee chair, Kate Thomas, before the application deadline. Applications are due to K-State OrgCentral no later than 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 30. Any applications received after this will not be considered.

The Board of Regents has limited the use of funds to criteria in this announcement. Funds allocated through the Educational Opportunity Fund are not to replace existing university support for financial aid and/or student services. Applicants should not only submit proposals that develop new programs, continue funding of current Educational Opportunity Fund programs, or enhance non-Educational Opportunity Fund existing programs. Since Educational Opportunity Fund grants are for one year only, there can be no guarantee of continued funding of programs.

Use of the Educational Opportunity Fund is limited to the following purposes:

  • Academic scholarships and fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Need-based grants, including awards to students with special expenses, or groups of students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
  • Salaries or grants for students participating in public and community services programs.
  • Salaries for students employed in campus student services programs.

The Tuition Enhancements Committee reserves the right to deny funding if the request is not in line with Kansas Board of Regents' guidelines.

Please direct any questions concerning the fund or the application process to Thomas via email at katybeth77@k-state.edu.