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2015-2016 Emporia State Scholarship Program

Through the generosity of many Emporia State University alumni, faculty, staff and friends, first-time ***freshmen and transfer students who are enrolled full-time in 12 hours or more are eligible for the Emporia State University Scholarship Program. First-time freshmen are eligible to apply for renewal of the scholarship for an additional six semesters. Transfers are eligible to apply for renewal for an additional two semesters. See the chart below for renewal amounts. Visit www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships for information about additional scholarship opportunities.

Hornet Scholars

High School GPAACT 21ACT 22ACT 23ACT 24
3.50 - 4.00 $1,100 $1,400 $1,600 $1,800
3.00 - 3.49 $1,000 $1,300 $1,500 $1,700

Foundation Scholars

High School GPAACT 25ACT 26ACT 27
3.75 - 4.00 $2,000 $2,400 $2,700
3.50 - 3.74 $2,000 $2,200 $2,600
3.25 - 3.49 $1,900 $2,100 $2,400
3.00 - 3.24 $1,900 $2,100 $2,200

Presidential Scholars

High School GPAACT 28ACT 29ACT 30+
3.75 - 4.00 $3,200 $3,400 $3,600
3.50 - 3.74 $3,000 $3,200 $3,400
3.25 - 3.49 $2,900 $3,000 $3,200
3.00 - 3.24 $2,500 $2,600 $2,700

***For freshmen scholarship eligibility, the priority date for enrollment is July 1, 2015. Students may either have attended Hornet Connection or have signed up for a July/August 2015 Hornet Connection program by the July 1 priority date. Scholarship funding after this date will be subject to availability.

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarships

New freshmen starting at ESU who are named the Class Valedictorian, or are ranked 1 in their class, are eligible for a one time $500 award. Students who are named Class Salutatorian, or are ranked 2 in their class, are eligible for a one time $250 award. Scholarships will be awarded when final, official high school transcripts are received in May and June, 2014.

Transfer Scholarships

Cumulative GPA Based on 24+ HoursAward Amount
3.75 - 4.00 $3,000
3.50 - 3.74 $2,400
3.00 - 3.49 $1,600

PTK Member Scholarships

New transfers starting at ESU each fall and spring, who have been active members of Phi Theta Kappa, are eligible for the PTK Member Scholarship.

First semester at Emporia State: Fall 2014 or Fall 2015

  • Students are eligible for a one-time award of $1,000, and will be distributed as $500 in the fall, and $500 in the spring.
  • Students designated as All-State Academic Team Members are eligible for a one-time award of $500, and will be distributed as $250 in the fall and $250 in the spring.

First semester at Emporia State: Spring 2015 or Spring 2016

  • Students are eligible for $500, and will be distributed in the spring.
  • Students designated as All-State Academic Team Members are eligible for $250, and will be distributed in the spring.

* The PTK Member Scholarship is a one-time scholarship, and is awarded based on full-time enrollment, which is 12 hours per semester. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 10 credit hours in the fall semester, and attain a 2.5 GPA for continued scholarship eligibility for the spring semester.

To receive the award, apply for admission and send your transcripts and PTK membership information to the Admissions Office.

Scholarship Renewal

Cumulative GPA - Minimum of 24 Hours earned each year at ESUAward Amount
3.75 - 4.00 $2,800
3.50 - 3.74 $2,200
3.25 - 3.49 $1,800
3.00 - 3.24 $1,800

The Admissions Office will send scholarship award letters after students apply for admission, and high school transcripts/test scores or college transcripts arrive. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at 877-468-6378 or go2esu@emporia.edu

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