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2310 Centennial Rd.
101 Welcome Center
Salina, KS 67401

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Freshman scholarships for in-state students

Fall 2019 awards

Please review the scholarships below to help determine your eligibility for individual awards. Many awards require only the successful submission of the combined application for admission and scholarships by the Nov. 1 priority deadline for full consideration, though some do require additional supplemental information and/or interviews. Additionally, please make sure you're aware of the general freshman scholarship renewal requirements that apply to all renewable awards.

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.

Polytechnic scholarships

Kansas State Polytechnic offers several unique scholarship awards.

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
Vanier Family Presidential Scholarship$80,000 total scholarship.

$20,000 renewable over four years.

Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipient maintains a 3.5 or higher GPA and remains enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

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.

Vanier Family Bluemont Scholarship$40,000 total scholarship.

$10,000 renewable over four years.

Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipients maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and remains enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

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.

Vanier Family Leadership Scholarship$20,000 total scholarship.

$5,000 renewable over four years.

Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipients maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and remains enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

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.

Marian W. "Dolly" Hardman Endowment$20-32,000 total scholarship.

$5-8,000 renewable over four years.

Scholarship remains renewable as long as recipients maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA and remain enrolled full-time at K-State Polytechnic.

Recipients must be female undergraduate students enrolled full-time in the professional pilot degree option at K-State Polytechnic.

Academic merit scholarships

The scholarships below are awarded based on academic merit. High school GPA and ACT/SAT scores anchor the eligibility requirements.

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
University Scholar Award$20,000 renewable scholarship over four years.
  • $5,000 for freshman year

  • $5,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA

Students are eligible with a minimum 32 ACT OR 1450 SAT AND 3.85 high school GPA.

Students are also eligible if they are National Merit semifinalists/finalists and/or National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship Program semifinalists/finalists.

Foundation Plus Scholarship$14,500 renewable scholarship over four years.
  • $4,750 for freshmen year

  • $3,250 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA
Students are eligible with a minimum 30-31 ACT OR 1390-1440 SAT AND 3.6 high school GPA.
Foundation Scholarship$13,000 renewable scholarship over four years.
  • $3,250 for freshman year

  • $3,250 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA
Students are eligible with a 29 ACT OR 1350 SAT AND 3.6 high school GPA.
Fairchild Award$4,000 renewable scholarship over four years.
  • $1,000 for freshman year

  • $1,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA

Students are eligible with a 26-28 ACT OR 1240-1340 SAT AND 3.75 high school GPA.

First In Class GuaranteeNot a separate scholarship, only a guarantee of a certain amount of scholarship assistance (either $2,000 or $4,000 for one year) from K-State. This award can be any combination of university, departmental, or college-level scholarships.  
  • If 25 or above ACT OR 1200 or above SAT AND ranked #1 in high school class, guaranteed a minimum of $4,000 in K-State scholarship assistance.

  • If 24 or below ACT OR 1160 or below SAT AND ranked #1 in high school class, guaranteed a minimum of $2,000 in K-State scholarship assistance.

Leadership and involvement scholarships

The scholarships below are awarded based on a combination of academic merit and leadership and/or involvement in high school, church and community.

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
Leadership Scholarship$8,500 renewable scholarship over four years.$4,000 for freshman year, $1,500 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.Students are eligible with a minimum 26 ACT OR 1240 SAT AND strong leadership in high school, church and community.
Medallion Scholarship$5,000 renewable scholarship over four years.$2,000 for freshman year, $1,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.Students are eligible with a minimum 26 ACT OR 1240 SAT, 3.6 high school GPA, and strong involvement in high school, church and community activities.
Achievement Award$5,500 renewable scholarship over four years.$2,500 for freshman year, $1,000 per year renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.Students are eligible with a minimum 23 ACT OR 1130 SAT and strong leadership in high school, church and community activities
Activity Scholarship$1,500 one-year award.$1,500 for freshman year.Students are eligible with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and strong leadership in high school, church and community activities.

Alumni and 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.

AwardDescription
Alumni Association Club

Regional alumni clubs and Catbacker clubs offer many scholarships.

Scholarship money raised by alumni clubs and Catbacker clubs is supplemented with contributions from the Alumni Association and the Col. Gayle Foster Scholarship fund.

  
Alumni Association Wabash CannonBallThe Wabash CannonBall Kansas City Scholarship provides scholarships for Kansas City-area high school seniors who plan to attend Kansas State University.
Alumni Association Legacy

For students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent or legal guardian is a K-State graduate, the university scholarship committee awards a limited number of Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships.

Preference is given to students who have an eligible family member who is an Alumni Association member. Legacy Scholarships are funded through the K-State License Plate Program.

Fall 2020 awards and beyond

Please check back in spring 2019 for the most up-to-date scholarship information.