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Salina, KS 67401

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Scholarships

Earn part of the $29 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.

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To apply for scholarships, complete the combined admission and scholarship application by the priority deadlines and submit any additional applications requested.

Polytechnic-only Scholarships

Vanier Family Presidential Scholarship

$80,000 total scholarship, $20,000 renewable over four years. Recipients must be incoming undergraduate students, enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic. Recipients must have a minimum score of 32 on the ACT and a 3.85 or higher GPA. Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipient maintains a 3.5 or higher GPA and remains enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

Vanier Family Bluemont Scholarship

$40,000 total scholarship, $10,000 renewable over four years. Recipients must be incoming undergraduate students, enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic. Recipients must have a minimum score of 32 on the ACT or have a 3.8 or higher GPA or rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipients maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and remains enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

Vanier Family Leadership Scholarship

$20,000 total scholarship, $5,000 renewable over four years. Recipients must be incoming undergraduate students, enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic. Recipients must have a minimum score of 26 on the ACT, a 3.8 or higher GPA, and must have demonstrated strong leadership in school and/or community involvement. Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipients maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and remains enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

Marian W. "Dolly" Hardman Endowment

$20-32,000 total scholarship, $5-8,000 renewable over four years. Recipients must be female undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the professional pilot degree option at K-State Polytechnic. Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipients maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and remain enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

General Scholarships

Freshman scholarships - In State

Distinguished University Scholar

$30,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 32 ACT (1450 SAT) and 3.85 high school GPA, (includes National Merit semifinalists/finalists and National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship Program semifinalists/finalists). To be considered, students must also submit supplemental information as indicated on the scholarship application. $7,500 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA while maintaining continuous enrollment with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed per academic year (fall/spring).

University Scholar

$20,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 32 ACT (1450 SAT) and 3.85 high school GPA, (includes National Merit semifinalists/finalists and National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship Program semifinalists/finalists). $5,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA while maintaining continuous enrollment with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed per academic year (fall/spring).

Foundation Plus Scholarship

$14,500 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a minimum 30 or 31 ACT (1330 – 1390 SAT CR+M) and 3.6 high school GPA. $4,750 for freshmen year, $3,250 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

Foundation Scholarship

$13,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Students are eligible with a 29 ACT (1290 SAT CR+M) and 3.6 high school GPA. $3,250 for freshman year, $3,250 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA 

Freshman scholarships - Out-Of-State

Purple and White Scholarship for non-Kansas residents

$48,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors who have a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 24 ACT (1160 SAT). Eligible students receive $12,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

Note: Honors Scholarship may be substituted for out-of-state students who reside in states that do not have a Big 12 institution.

Denison Award for non-Kansas residents

$32,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Awarded to graduating seniors in one of the following two achievement brackets: a minimum 3.4 high school GPA and an ACT of 24 (1160 SAT), or minimum 3.5 high school GPA and an ACT of 20-23 (1020-1150 SAT). Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. Available only to out-of-state students.

Inspiration Award for non-Kansas residents

$24,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Awarded to graduating seniors in one of the following two achievement brackets: a minimum 3.2-3.49 high school GPA and an ACT of 22-23 (1100-1150 SAT), or minimum 3.2-3.39 high school GPA and an ACT of 24 (1160 SAT). Eligible students receive $6,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. Available only to out-of-state students.

Recognition Award for non-Kansas residents

$16,000 renewable scholarship over four years. Awarded to graduating seniors in one of the following two achievement brackets: a minimum 3.1-3.49 high school GPA and an ACT of 20-21 (1020-1090 SAT), or minimum 3.1 high school GPA and an ACT of 22 (1100 SAT). Eligible students receive $4,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. Available only to out-of-state students.

Alumni Heritage Scholarship

$48,000 renewable scholarship over four years. One parent or grandparent (biological or adopted) must have graduated from K-State. Awarded to graduating seniors with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Eligible students receive $12,000 per year. Renewable for up to three additional years with a minimum 3.0 K-State GPA. Available only to out-of-state students.

Transfer - In-State

K-State Transfer Achievement Award

$4,000 Scholarship commitment over four semesters. Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above from transfer institution(s) required. $1,000 each semester for four semesters with a 3.5 K-State GPA

K-State Transfer Academic Award

$2,500 Scholarship commitment over two years. Cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.75 from transfer institution(s) required. $625 each semester for four semesters with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

K-State Transfer Leadership Award

$1,500 Scholarship commitment over two years. Cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.49 or above from transfer institution(s) required. Strong leadership record during time a transfer institution. A limited number of these scholarships will be selectively awarded. $375 each semester for four semesters with a 3.5 K-State GPA.

Transfer - Out-Of-State

Transfer Heritage Scholarship

$24,000 renewable scholarship over three years. One parent or grandparent (biological or adopted) must have graduated from K-State. Awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.0 transfer GPA on at least 24 hours of college credit. Eligible students receive $8.000 per year. Renewable for up to 2 additional years with a 3.0 K-State GPA. Available only to out-of-state students.

Transfer Purple and White Scholarship

$24,000 renewable scholarship over three years. Awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.5 transfer GPA on 24 or more credit hours. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to 2 additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA. Available only to out-of-state students.

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