Scholarships and Financial Support
Earning a degree or certificate is a significant investment in your future, and
K-State Olathe strives to support our students and their goals. Learn about the many types of financial support available to students, including scholarships, grants and loans.
K-State Olathe offers two types of scholarship opportunities. The first scholarship is available for new students applying for the Hospitality Management degree completion program. The second scholarship is available for students living in Johnson County, Kansas that are applying or enrolled in the JCERT mission related graduate programs.
Application Deadlines and Review
Applicants may apply for support in the next semester or up to two semesters prior to the start of a program. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship committee decision within one month of each priority deadline. If you miss the priority deadline for a cycle, you may still apply. Applicants who apply after the priority deadline will be considered for awards based on availability of funding.
Submission and Notification Deadlines
- Apply by July 1 for fall awards. Notification will be received by Aug. 1.
- Apply by Dec. 1 for spring awards. Notification will be received by Jan. 1.
Scholarships for new Hospitality Management students
K-State Olathe offers scholarships sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA) and K-State Olathe. Scholarship awards are based on availability of funds. Starting with academic year 2021-2022, applicants may be awarded up to $2,000 for their degree completion program, provided they are in good standing and meet the enrollment requirements. Scholarships will be distributed in four $500 awards for up to four semesters for a total of $2,000 per student. Scholarship amounts vary depending on fund availability, merit and need.
Scholarships for Johnson County residents
K-State Olathe offers scholarships sponsored by the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, or JCERT. Scholarship awards are based on availability of funds. Applicants may be awarded up to $4,000 for the duration of their program of study, provided they meet minimum academic and enrollment requirements. Scholarship amounts vary depending on fund availability, merit and need.
Scholarships for undergraduate transfer students
Undergraduate transfer students at K-State Olathe are eligible for scholarships. Feb. 1 is the priority date for the fall semester for future transfer students. Dec. 1 is the priority date for the spring semester.
Additional Financial Support
In addition to scholarships, K-State Olathe offers additional opportunities for financial support and assistance.
The Kansas State University Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) offers for financial support and assistance. Graduate students must be seeking a degree to qualify for federal financial aid. For more information, visit the SFA website, or contact the office at 785-532-6420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Financial Support
The K-State Graduate school offers resources for students seeking financial assistance. Please visit the graduate school website for a full listing of opportunities. We encourage you to reach out to your academic advisor for your program of study to learn about other opportunities.