Private and State Scholarships
State of Kansas Scholarships:
Award: Total cost of tuition and fees
This program is designed to assist Kansas resident grad student who have been designated as a Brasenose, Chevening, Fulbright, Madison, Marshall, Mellon, Rhodes or Truman Scholar to obtain funding for tuition and fees to further their graduate studies at a Kansas Public University..
Students who meet the criteria as a Kansas Distinguished Scholar must submit a letter to KBOR regarding their educational intent along with documentation of their scholar status and a copy of their billing statement. Information should be mailed to Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Award: $1,850 annually
This program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian, or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.
Students who meet the criteria as an Ethnic Minority can apply online with the Kansas Board of Regents at sfa.kansasregents.org by May 1st. Paper applications are also available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.
Award: $1,000 annually
This program is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-40% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as a State Scholar during their Senior year in high school.
State of Kansas Student Aid Application can be completed and submitted either online at sfa.kansasregents.org or by submitting a paper application available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.
- Applicants must submit an official copy of all academic transcripts, and at least one letter of recommendation; academic, or employment-related.
Knowing that there is an increased need to employ qualified teachers in hard-to-fill disciplines and underserved geographic areas of the state, this program was enacted to increase the number of licensed and fully endorsed teachers in the state of Kansas. This service obligation scholarship program provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor's degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach (K-12) in an underserved geographic area in Kansas.
State of Kansas Student Aid Application completed and submitted online at sfa.kansasregents.org (paper application available at the Service Desk in the KU Visitor Center) along with an official copy of all academic transcripts, at least one letter of recommendation either academic, or employment-related. Current teachers must submit a copy of teaching certificate or license. (Priority deadline May 1).
This scholarship will be available to students who meet specified criteria and who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and have need.
Student who meet the scholarship criteria can apply online with the Kansas Board of Regents sfa.kansasregents.org by May 1st. Paper applications can also be submitted and are available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.
Award: Total cost of tuition and fees
The purpose of this program is to assist highly qualified individuals who are motivated to achieve a college degree and acquire a Reserve officer commission in the Kansas Army National Guard.
Student who meet the scholarship criteria can apply online with the Kansas Board of Regents at sfa.kansasregents.org by May 1st. Paper applications can also be submitted and are available at the KU Visitor Center service desk.
Award: $500 to $1,000
This scholarship is for incoming freshmen, transfers, or current students pursuing their first undergraduate degree who are the children (or step-children claimed as dependents) of benefits-eligible KU faculty or staff members (KU affiliates included).
Freshmen students are eligible for $1,000.
Transfer students and current students scholarship eligibility varies based on GPA:
- 2.5-2.99: $500
- 3.0-3.49: $750
- 3.49+: $1,000
Central Kansas Community Foundation (CKCF) has a wide variety of scholarships available to unified school districts in the Central Kansas Region as well as scholarships that are degree and region specific.
To access all the scholarship opportunities that CKCF has to offer go to the CKCF website, https://centralkansascf.org/non-profit-organizations/scholarships/. Be sure to check each affiliate as you may qualify for scholarships outside of your community. New scholarships are being posted daily so check the website frequently.
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.
Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
- All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
- Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
- Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements. More information about Fellowship Programs and online applications can be found on the website.
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is pleased to announce that they are the resource for over $269,000 in scholarships being offered for veterans in a variety of fields. There is a scholarship opportunity for every student veteran and they highly encourage students to apply for multiple scholarships. The Program Manager of SVA, Andy Mandwee, is available to answer any questions. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 202-223-4710
Deadline: November 15, 2018
Award: Varies, up to $2,000
For Women who provide the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents which include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents. Must have financial need and be accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or a vocational/skills training program and be motivated to achieve their education and career goals.
The purpose of the University Women’s Club Scholarship is to assist academically meritorious undergraduate and graduate women students at the University of Kansas with financial aid. All KU women students who have successfully completed 12 credit hours of undergraduate course work at KU with a GPA of 3.50 or greater, or nine credit hours of graduate course work at KU with a GPA of 3.60 or greater are eligible to apply. The University Registrar and Financial Aid & Scholarships office must verify academic eligibility. Selection will be based on the contents of the application, including a 250-word essay, and an interview for finalists. No member of the University Women’s Club Scholarship Committee or her immediate family is eligible to apply.
Submit application to the Financial Aid & Scholarships, KU Visitor Center, 1502 Iowa, Lawrence, KS 66045 by the deadline. No late applications accepted
*Scholarship administered by KU Office of Study Abroad