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Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
2310 Centennial Rd.
101 Welcome Center
Salina, KS 67401

785-826-2640
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Freshman scholarships for domestic, out-of-state students

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.

Scholarship Program Update

The Midwest Student Exchange Program, which was previously available only for select academic programs, is now applicable to all majors of study at K-State for eligible students entering in fall 2019.

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.

Apply for scholarshipsFall 2019 Awards

Polytechnic scholarships

Kansas State Polytechnic offers several unique scholarship awards.

View the scholarship award grid.

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.

View the scholarship award grid.

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
Purple and White Scholarship for non-Kansas residents $48,000 renewable four-year scholarship.Eligible students receive $12,000 per year. Renewable for up to 3 additional years with a 3.5 K-State GPA. General renewal requirements also apply.Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 24 ACT OR 1160 SAT.
Denison Award for non-Kansas residents$32,000 renewable four-year scholarship. Eligible students receive $8,000 per year. Renewable for up to 3 additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. General renewal requirements also apply.

Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors in one of the following two achievement brackets:

  1. minimum 3.4 high school GPA and minimum 24 ACT OR 1160 SAT,

    OR


  2. minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 20-23 ACT OR 1020-1150 SAT. 
Inspiration Award for non-Kansas residents$24,000 renewable four-year scholarship.Eligible students receive $6,000 per year. Renewable for up to 3 additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. General renewal requirements also apply.

Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors in one of the following two achievement brackets:

  1. 3.2-3.49 high school GPA and 22-23 ACT OR 1100-1150 SAT,

    OR

  2. 3.2-3.39 high school GPA with a minimum 24 ACT OR 1160 SAT. 
Recognition Award for non-Kansas residents$16,000 renewable four-year scholarship.Eligible students receive $4,000 per year. Renewable for up to 3 additional years with a 3.5 GPA at K-State. General renewal requirements also apply.

Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors in one of the following two achievement brackets:

  • 3.1-3.49 high school GPA and 20-21 ACT OR 1020-1090 SAT,

    OR

  • minimum 3.1 high school GPA with a minimum 22 ACT OR 1100 SAT.

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 graduated from K-State.

AwardTotal ValueAnnual ValueEligibility
Heritage Scholarship for non-Kansas residents

$48,000 renewable four-year scholarship.

Eligible students receive $12,000 per year.

  • Students earning a 3.5 or higher K-State GPA renew at $12,000 per year for up to 3 additional years. General renewal requirements also apply.

  • Students earning a 3.0-3.49 K-State GPA renew at $8,000 per year for up to 3 additional years. General renewal requirements also apply.
One parent or grandparent (biological or adopted) must have graduated from K-State. Awarded to out-of-state graduating seniors with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. 
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 CannonBall

The Wabash CannonBall Scholarship provides scholarships for high school seniors, who plan to attend K-State. Must be a high school senior from the following areas:

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.

 

 

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Students eligible for the Midwest Student Exchange Program pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition.

AwardDescriptionValueEligibility
Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange is for residents if Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio or Wisconsin.

Eligible students pay 150% of in-state tuition.

Students earning the Midwest Student Exchange are eligible for an additional award of $2,500 per year, making the total award approximately $12,000 per year.

Renewable

  • Students earning a 3.5 or higher K-State GPA renew both the Midwest Student Exchange Award (paying 150% of in-state tuition) and the $2,500 per year award.

  • Students earning a 3.0-3.49 K-State GPA renew only the Midwest Student Exchange portion of the award (paying 150% of in-state tuition).
Awarded to students with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and 24 ACT OR 1160 SAT in eligible states. 

Fall 2020 awards and beyond

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