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State of Kansas Scholarship Program


To award resident, undergraduate students who have been designated as Kansas State Scholars during their senior year of high school.

Applies to: 

Undergraduate students at the University of Kansas.

Policy Statement: 

State scholars are designated during their high school senior year.  The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Enrolled as full-time undergraduate student, demonstrate financial need (need is measured by Federal methodology using FAFSA data) attend a Kansas university, college or technical school are eligible for funding consideration for up to four years of undergraduate study (five years if enrolled in a designated five year program.
  • Kansas State Scholar recipients currently must maintain a 3.00 cumulative undergraduate GPA, demonstrate financial need and apply for funding each year by July 1 to be eligible applicants. Students apply at Kansas Board of Regents Financial Aid page.
  • If student is not eligible for the scholarship, due to the financial ineligibility, or other scholarships and grants have met all of student's financial need, student is encouraged to apply for future academic years.
  • Award amount is $1,000 per year ($500 per semester).
  • Student must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
1502 Building
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Associate Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships
Approved on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Effective on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
State of Kansas scholarship program, State Scholar, State scholarship
Change History: 
03/09/2023: Updated contact section.
12/12/2022: Reviewed; updated priority dealine and fixed broken link.
10/11/2021: Reviewed and updated.
12/09/2020: Reviewed policy and added Edwards Campus.
10/14/2019: Reviewed and updated.
02/14/2018: removed application fee requirement. 
11/30/2017: updated approval information.
08/12/2014: reviewed and updated.
07/24/2013: reviewed and updated.
08/07/2012; reviewed and updated.
08/19/2011: reviewed and updated.
10/2010: reviewed and updated.
Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Student Life Categories: 
Financial Assistance

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