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.

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.


Available Scholarships

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 $5,000 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 Johnson County resident scholarship


Scholarships for new undergraduate students

New students who are admitted to the Personal Financial Planning or Hospitality Management bachelor's degree programs at K-State Olathe may be eligible for a Clay Blair Family Scholarship Award of up to $4,000. Funds will be distributed over the first three-to-four semesters. Priority will be given to students based on their admitted date and will be awarded while funds remain available. These scholarships are non-renewable. Email Student Services to apply.

Apply for new undergraduate student scholarship


Scholarships for undergraduate transfer students

Undergraduate students who transfer to K-State Olathe are eligible for scholarships. Scholarships are either $3,000 over three years or $6,000 over three years, depending on GPA. Feb. 1 is the priority date for the fall semester for future transfer students. Dec. 1 is the priority date for the spring semester.

Apply for an undergraduate transfer scholarship


Scholarship for Animal Health Data Analytics and Insights students

Students in the Data Analytics and Insights in Animal Health graduate certificate program can earn a $2,000 scholarship. These scholarships are from C&F, a data and cloud solutions company located in Warsaw, Poland, that provides services to life science and regulated industries. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2024, 2025 and 2026 to nine different students. Award information will be posted by fall 2024.


Scholarships for Public Health students

Graduate students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in the Master of Public Health program at K-State Olathe and who are living and/or working in Kansas are eligible for a scholarship through the K-State Public Health Program. This scholarship program prepares the public health workforce of Kansas and promotes the expansion of public health systems through strategic scholarships. Tuition and fees for up to 73 scholarships will be awarded for current and future Master of Public Health students living/working in Kansas.

Apply for a public health scholarship


Scholarships for Urban Food Systems students

Graduate students in the urban food systems master's degree program may be eligible for the Daniel C. and Kathy Richardson Graduate Student Support for Agriculture, Food and Related Disciplines Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award consisting of $2,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year $2,000 for the 2025-2026 academic year. Students are nominated for this scholarship by their academic department.



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 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

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.


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