Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Business Scholar Awards were established in 2014 to recognize students who are achieving academic excellence while pursuing their degree in business. Each award is $2,500.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Distinguished Business Scholar Award, students must apply in the Spring before their last one or two full-time semesters. Students must be completing a degree within the School of Business. Applicants must provide a resume, statement of future plans, unofficial transcript of all college coursework, and a letter of recommendation from a School of Business faculty member teaching within the student's major field of study.

  • The minimum cumulative GPA for consideration is 3.5
  • Recipients will be selected each spring by a committee comprised of faculty within the School of Business
  • The scholarship provides funding for the recipients' final one or two terms at Emporia State and is not renewable

Deadline for submission is Monday, March 2nd by 5:00 pm. Applicants should deliver their materials to Cremer Hall room 202 or via email to jrich@emporia.edu. Please contact Dr. Rich with questions at (620) 341-5274.

General School of Business Scholarships

Application process

Students are considered for School of Business scholarships throughout the year. For incoming students, a completed application to Emporia State University (including receipt of the application fee) indicating interest in majoring in a School of Business program is sufficient for consideration for scholarships. The earlier an application is received the sooner it can be considered for scholarship awards. Students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible. Students may be considered for more than one scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application process.

Scholarships awarded by professional organizations have separate application processes.


Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Program

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Business Alumni

Business alumni established this scholarship for students majoring in any of the academic fileds of study offered through the School of Business. 

Business Faculty

Undergraduate students majoring in the School of Business who have at least one full academic year of study left prior to graduation and have completed at least one academic year of study left prior to graduation and have completed at least one academic year at ESU are eligible for this scholarship.

Capitol Federal Savings Scholarship

This renewable scholarship is available to Kansas high shcool graduates majoring in the School of Business. First preference will go to graduates of Emporia, Wichita, Manhattan, Salina, Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City high schools. The minimum GPA is 3.25.

George W. Walters

Students majoring in business who demonstrate scholarly achievements and financial need will be eligible for this renewable scholarship. Consideration will be given to a master's degree student in business education that is a DPE member.

Esther B. and E. Pauline Annis

In appreciation of Emporia State University and the work of the ESU Endowment Association, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding students majoring in the School of Business.

Herman B. and Grace Baehr Memorial

In recognition of the impact Dr. Herman B. Baehr had on the lives of his students and his years of service to Emporia State University, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in business.

Virgil A. and Winifred Basgall

First preference will be given to undergraduate or graduate students who are working toward a degree in the School of Business. Second preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in the Teachers College. This is a renewable scholarship.

John and Elsie Beavers Family

Established to provide scholarships for Kansas community college transfer students majoring in any business program. First preference will go to descendants of John and Elsie Beavers, or spouses of those descendants, regardless of their transfer status or chosen major.

Anonymous

Business alumni established this scholarship for students majoring in any of the academic fields of study offered through the School of Business.

Jose A. Urgiles Scholarship

Deadline: February 6

Application: Word or PDF

Jose A. Urgiles has established this scholarship to support a belief in the importance of higher education and to provide an educational opportunity to students who are pursuing a degree in the School of Business. First preference will be given to single parents who are high school graduates of Emporia High School.

Eligibility

  • Must be majoring in an academic program within the School of Business
  • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • One page essay responding to "How education can change my life"

Don't forget to check out Business ScholarshipsFinancial Aid & Scholarships, and Professional Organization Scholarships.