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Scholarship Awarding Criteria


As a service to the University, the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will coordinate and award scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students. Information below provides detailed steps regarding scholarship awarding and awarding process. 

Applies to: 

All Financial Aid and Scholarships staff members and any prospective freshmen and transfer students who are interested in being awarded a scholarship that can be found at www.affordability.ku.edu

Policy Statement: 

Prospective students must submit a complete admission application by the appropriate deadline to be considered for scholarships offered by Financial Aid & Scholarships.

  • Freshman deadline in November 1. Applicant must be coming directly from a high school and have earned no college credit after graduating from high school. If applicant has graduated from high school and attended another university, college, or community college, the applicant will not be considered for freshman scholarships.
  • Transfer student deadline is February 1. Applicant must be coming directly from a community college, applicants coming from a four-year college or university will not be eligible for transfer scholarships. If applicant has earned a four- year degree or previously attended KU as a degree- seeking student is not eligible for a transfer scholarship. To be considered for a transfer student scholarship, the last 12 credit hours must be earned at a community college.
Gail Sherron, Associate Director
KU Visitor Center
Phone: (785) 864-5418
Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Approved on: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Effective on: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

Information on FAS Scholarship Awarding Criteria is updated annually by Financial Aid and Scholarships. 

Awarding Criteria, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Change History: 
05/11/2018: Updated policy to remove information from previous academic years.
05/30/2017: Fixed broken link. 
09/11/2015: Reviewed & Updated. 
08/15/2015: Reviewed & Updated.
08/23/2013 Created by Gail Sherron.
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