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Scholarship Awarding Criteria

Policy
Purpose: 

As a service to the University, the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will coordinate and award scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate 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 information can be found at www.affordability.ku.edu

Campus: 
Lawrence
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 they 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. The last 12 credit hours earned must be from a community college.

A complete freshman application will consist of the following.

  • Admission application found at www.admissions.ku.edu/apply
  • Application fee
  • Self-reported high school GPA
  • Self-reported ACT/SAT
  • List of senior year courses

A complete transfer application will consist of the following:

  • Admission application found at www.admissions.ku.edu/apply
  • Application fee
  • All official college transcripts
  • Only students transferring from community college will be considered for transfer scholarships

Additional information for scholarships

  • December ACT/SAT, test scores are the last scores to be used for scholarship awarding.
  • The seventh semester grade report with cumulative high school GPA is the last report card used for scholarship awarding.
  • Students must report new academic information (test score and/or high school GPA) to KU by February 1 of their senior year to be considered for scholarship awarding. 
Contact: 
Gail Sherron, Associate Director
KU Visitor Center
785-8864-4700
Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Approved on: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Effective on: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

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

Keywords: 
Awarding Criteria, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Change History: 
12/21/2018; Updated policy
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.
Academic Categories: 
Enrollment
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
Student Life Categories: 
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