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Scholarships and Financial Support

Earning a graduate degree 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.

A scholarship is avilable for students living in Johnson County, Kansas.

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, 2019, for fall 2019 awards. Notification will be received by Aug. 1, 2019.

Apply by Dec. 1, 2019, for spring 2020 awards. Notification will be received by Jan. 1, 2020.

Review Criteria

As detailed in the application, applicants will be reviewed based on:

• Academic performance

• Educational and professional accomplishments

• Educational and career goals

• Financial need

Awardee Expectations

Recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be in good academic standing to retain their scholarship. 

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. Starting with academic year 2016 – 2017, 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.



Apply for a JCERT scholarship


Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change. 

Additional Financial Support

In addition to scholarships, K-State Olathe offers additional opportunities for financial support and assistance. 

Financial Aid

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 finaid@k-state.edu.

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.



Kimberly Ramacciotti

Kimberly Ramacciotti
Director of Student Services
Scholarship Committee Chair