Scholarships & Grants


 

This page will provide information on various scholarships and grants from Emporia State University and other organizations for new and continuing students . Please note the various application deadlines.

 Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Emporia State University

Hornet, Foundation, Presidential, and Transfer Scholarships

New Freshmen/Transfer Students  

These scholarships are supported by ESU Alumni, ESU faculty and staff, and friends of ESU.  It is not necessary to complete a separate application if you qualify for these scholarships as your admission application is used to determine your eligibility.  In order to be eligible for these scholarships, you must:

  • meet the eligibility requirements
  • be enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters
  • successfully complete a minimum of 10 credit hours AND attain a minimum 2.5 term GPA for the fall semester in order to be eligible for the spring disbursement
Students who complete 24 hours between the fall and spring semesters will have their scholarships automatically renewed based on their cumulative GPA. 

Transfer students who first attend during the spring semester and complete 12 credit hours will automatically have their scholarship renewed for two additional semesters based on their cumulative GPA at the end of the spring term. 

Emporia State University

General Scholarships

All Students  

These scholarships are supported by alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of Emporia State University.  Students who are not eligible for the ESU Hornet, ESU Foundation, ESU Presidential, and the ESU Transfer Scholarship are invited to complete the ESU General Scholarship application. 

 
Online Scholarship Application Button              Offline Scholarship Application Button

  

Additional Scholarship Opportunities (May Require Separate Application)


Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority Iota Chapter Alumni Scholarship
Clegg Scholarship
Departmental Scholarships
Disability Scholarship
Educ. Opportunity Fund Grant
Elberta Harris Scholarship
Emporia Connection Legacy Scholarship
Endly Memorial Scholarship
Graduate Students
James Patterson Education Scholarship
Jones Foundation Grant
Jose A. Urgiles
Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Association (KCCEOA)
Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation Health Care Scholarships
McPherson Family Scholarship
Non-Institutional Scholarships (Including Scholarship Search Sites)
Phi Theta Kappa Membership Scholarship
Shepherd Scholarship
State of Kansas Scholarships
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

Activity Scholarships and Talent Awards (To Top)


(may require audition or portfolio submission)

Art

Patrick Martin

620.341.5246

Debate

Sam Maurer

620.341.5256

Music

Allan Comstock

620.341.5432

Theatre

James Bartruff

620.341.5256

Please check with the appropriate department regarding audition dates.


Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority Iota Chapter Alumni Scholarship (To Top)


The Alumni of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Emporia State University are looking for outstanding students who exemplify excellence in leadership, academics, and community involvement to award $1,000 scholarships for the 2014- 2015 academic school year. The application requirements are:

  • The student must be a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of twelve credit hours.
  • The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The student must complete and submit an application. Application not currently available.
  • The student must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Be an active member in good standing in the Iota chapter of Alpha   Sigma Tau at Emporia State University,
    • Be a relative of an alumnus of the Iota Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau,
    • Be an education major at Emporia State University
This application is now closed. 

Athletic Scholarships (To Top)


ESU is a member of Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). All scholarship policies are governed by the regulations and policies of the NCAA and of the MIAA. The NCAA's Guide to the College Bound Student Athlete (PDF) may be useful to individuals interested in participating in ESU athletics.

• Football: Garin Higgins, Head Coach - ghiggins@emporia.edu
• Volleyball: Bing Xu, Head Coach - bxu@emporia.edu
• Men's Basketball: Shaun Vandiver, Head Coach - svandive@emporia.edu
• Women's Basketball: Jory Collins- jcollin1@emporia.edu
• Baseball: Robert Fornelli, Head Coach - rfornell@emporia.edu
• Track and Field/Cross Country: Steve Blocker, Head Coach - sblocke1@emporia.edu 
• Tennis: John Cayton, Head Coach - jcayton@emporia.edu
• Softball: Julie LeMaire, Head Coach - jlemaire@emporia.edu
• Soccer: Bryan Sailer, Head Coach - bsailer@emporia.edu 
• Cheerleading: Angela Blaufuss Nunley - ablaufuss@gmail.com

For additional information, visit the ESU Sports Information page or call the Athletics Office at (620) 341-5354.


Capitol Federal Savings Scholarship (To Top)


Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who graduated from Kansas high schools, are pursuing a degree from the School of Business and have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. First preference will be given to students from Emporia, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka and Wichita. Contact the School of Business (620) 341-5225 for more information.

  • Freshman = $2,300
  • Sophomore = $2,500
  • Junior = $2,800
  • Senior = $3,000
  • Graduate = $3,300

Classified Personnel Dependent/Child Scholarship (To Top)


At least half-time undergraduate and/or graduate students who are children of Emporia State University classified personnel, regardless of their dependency status.  Applications are mailed to all ESU classified employees in January or February of each year, with an application deadline of March 1.  The number and amount of award(s) is made subject to the annual allocation and pool of applicants.


Stephen & Karen Kohler Clegg Scholarship (To Top)


The Stephen and Karen Kohler Clegg Scholarship was established to support students who are pursuing a secondary education degree in mathematics or science.  To be considered for this scholarship applicants must:

  • Be classified as a junior at the beginning of the 2015 fall term
  • Have a minimum 3.25 cgpa
  • Be pursuing a secondary education degree in math or science
  • Have financial need
  • Submit application along with required essay of why he/she has chosen teaching as a profession
The application is now closed.  

Departmental Scholarships (To Top)


Scholarship eligibility requirements are determined by the individual departments. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the appropriate department.

Art
Dan Kirchhefer
Athletics
Coaches
Biology
R. Brent Thomas
Communication
Stephen Catt
Counselor Education
James Costello
jcostell@emporia.edu
Debate
Sam Maurer
Disability Services
Lisken Seader
lseader@emporia.edu
Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education Sharon Brown (EL/EC)
Kelly O'Neal-Hixon (Adaptive Special Education)
Connie Phelps (Gifted)

sbrown20@emporia.edu

koneal@emporia.edu

cphelps@emporia.edu

English
Amy Sage-Webb
Graduate Studies
Kathy Ermler
International Education Stene Verhulst sverhuls@emporia.edu
Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Economics
Joe Yanik
Music
Allan Comstock
Nursing
Brenda Wiggins

bwiggins@emporia.edu

Physical Sciences Richard Sleezer rsleezer@emporia.edu
Psychology
Brian Schrader
bschrade@emporia.edu
School of Business
John Rich
jrich@emporia.edu
School of Library and Information Management
Candace Kitselman
ckitselm@emporia.edu
Social Sciences
Ellen Hansen
Sociology and Anthropology
Nathaniel Terrell
Theatre
Jim Bartruff

Disability Scholarship (To Top)


Please visit the Disability Services website for more information.


Educational Opportunity Fund Grant (To Top)


Applications for the Educational Opportunity Fund Grant program are available annually in late November through mid-February in Financial Aid, 103 Plumb Hall or the Associated Student Government office, 105 Memorial Union. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office (620-341-5457, 1-800-896-0567; or via e-mail at finaid@emporia.edu.)

The application is now closed. 

Elberta Harris Scholarship (To Top)


Deadline of November 15.  For incoming freshmen and continuing undergraduate students who have graduated from Johnson County, Kansas, high schools and are pursuing teaching degrees. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, application, essay, letters of recommendation, transcript, and application for admission to ESU.  Contact the Dean of The Teachers College for more information at (620) 341-5367.

The application is now closed.

  • $2,000

Emporia Connection Legacy Scholarship (To Top)


The Emporia Connection is the official alumni chapter designed to strengthen ties between African American alumni, current and prospective ESU students and the University. The group is comprised of six decades of alumni who live throughout the U.S. The Alumni Association had challenged chapters to create a “legacy” – therefore the Emporia Connection Scholarship was born. Applicants must be a entering freshman or new transfer student and have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. All majors are welcome to apply.

The application is now closed.  


Endly Memorial Scholarship (To Top)


H. Merle Endly, whose family has a long history with Emporia State University dating back to early 1900s when ESU was Kansas State Normal School, established this scholarship to honor his sister Virginia Endly. The scholarship will be equal to current undergraduate in-state tuition and fees, the current Resident Hall fee (double room) including the full meal plan, and the current average cost of books for a full-time student in good academic standing. Recipients are eligible to reapply.  Graduate and undergraduate students may apply.  Current ESU students may submit an unofficial transcript from BuzzIn.

The application is now closed.


Graduate Students (To Top)


Qualifying graduate students are eligible for Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships, and Endowed Funds For Graduate Student Support. Find out more from Graduate Studies.


James Patterson Education Scholarship (To Top)


Author James Patterson (www.jamespatterson.com, www.readkiddoread.com) has created a new $6,000 scholarship for incoming freshman teacher education majors. To be considered for the James Patterson Education Scholarship, an application and the corresponding materials (as outlined on the application) must be submitted as an email with the files titled to include your name to ttcdean@emporia.edu by midnight, Friday, June 20.  Applicants selected as finalists will be notified and interviewed by the James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship Selection Committee and eight recipients will be chosen. Application currently closed. 


Jones Foundation Grant (To Top)


Residents of Coffey, Lyon, or Osage counties in Kansas for 1 year or more may apply for this educational grant. This does not include those moving to these counties for post-secondary educational purposes. Visit the Jones Foundation website or contact their office at 620-342-1714 for more information.


Jones Foundation Tuition Voucher (To Top)


Residents of Coffey, Lyon, or Osage counties in Kansas for 1 year or more at the time of their graduating from high school and who immediately enrolled in an institution of higher education in the fall semester following their graduation are eligible for this $1,000 voucher.  The program begins with 2008 high school graduates.  Students must be enrolled full-time (12 or more hours) to receive the voucher.  The voucher is renewable up to four years and will be renewed if the student passes 12 hours each of the fall and spring semesters and has a 2.0 cumulative GPA.  This program is administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.


Jose A. Urgiles Scholarship (To Top)


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 to single parents who are high school graduates of Emporia High School. Must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Minimum 2.75 cgpa. Amount of scholarship: $250. Application and essay are required. Application currently closed. 


Kansas County Clerks' and Election Officials' Scholarship (KCCEOA) (To Top)


The Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials' Association awards ten to twelve $500.00 scholarships annually to Kansas High School seniors and college freshmen and sophomores, provided the carry a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The scholarships are for those students who major in Journalism, Political Science or Communications.  This scholarship has been in place for several years and was started by the funds of the KCCEOA received from the Associated Press and major news outlets for election night reporting.  The bulk of the funding now comes from donations and from funds received through a silent auction held annually at the spring conference of the association.  Conference participants bring items either donated or purchased for the auction and the conference attendees bid on them throughout the conference. 

This scholarship program has awarded hundreds of scholarships to the youth of Kansas over the years and hopes to continue to do so in the years to come. 

Please visit www.kscountyclerks.net/scholarship for application instructions.


Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation Health Care Scholarships (To Top)


March 31st marks the deadline to postmark your application for the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation Health Care Scholarships.  

The following scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 academic year: 

  • Nursing: Applications will be accepted in this category from individuals seeking an undergraduate degree in nursing. (KHERF)
  • Graduate: Any individual pursuing any discipline in health care is eligible to apply. (KHERF)
  • Future Faculty: Individuals interested in becoming an undergraduate or graduate faculty member at a nursing or allied health program are encouraged to apply. (KHERF)
  • Other Health Care: Applications accepted from those seeking degrees or certifications in other health care. (KHERF)
  • Health Care Administration: Future health care leaders are eligible to apply. (KAHCE)
  • Human Resources: Those pursuing a health care human resource degree are encouraged to apply. (KHHRA)
  • Health Information Technology: Applications accepted from those seeking degrees or certification in an HIT-related technical field. (KSHIMSS) 

Priority will be given to professions and regions experiencing shortages in Kansas.   Find applications and eligibility requirements on the KHERF Web site at www.kherf.org.  If you have any questions or need further information, you may call 785-276-3119 or email Susan Cunningham.

Click here for the application.


McPherson Family Scholarship (To Top)


The McPherson Family Scholarship was established to assist worthy students who are residents of Kansas. You must be a current full time, first bachelor’s degree seeking student in order to be considered for this scholarship.

The application is now closed.


Non-Institutional Scholarships (To Top)


There may be a number of privately-funded scholarship opportunities available to you from local sources. Contact your counselor for information on possible scholarship sources. Students and parents should also check with their employers to see whether some type of assistance programs may exist.  The Office of Student Financial Aid also occasionally receives information from specific non-institutional scholarship sources.

Should you receive a non-institutional (non-ESU) scholarship, we ask that you notify us of the amount and source of the award. By law, we must include the award as part of your financial aid package.

The following website has been compiled by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to help you identify additional sources of scholarships including various scholarship searches:


Phi Theta Kappa Membership Scholarship (To Top)


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

  • 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

  • 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.

To receive the award; apply for admission to ESU at http://www.emporia.edu/admissions/apply.htm, and send your transcripts and PTK membership information to the Admissions Office. For students starting in the Fall 2014 semester, the other half of the award will be awarded if 10 hours are successfully completed with a 2.5 GPA. For more information, please contact the Admissions office by email or by calling 877.468.6378.


Shepherd Scholarship (To Top)


Deadline of March 7.  Must be a continuing undergraduate student with a minimum 60 hours, 3.50 cumulative GPA, two faculty letters of recommendation, sample of best scholarly work, letter of application and transcript.  Contact the ESU Honors Program Director, William Clamurro, for more information at (620) 341-5899, or visit the website at http://www.emporia.edu/honors/shepherd-scholars.html

  • $1,200


State of Kansas Scholarships (To Top)


There are a number of scholarship programs through the Kansas Board of Regents. These include:

  • Kansas State Scholarship
  • Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
  • Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
  • Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
  • Kansas Military Scholarship

A number of other programs are also available, including some for graduate students. The Kansas Board of Regents website will provide additional information, including eligibility criteria and application deadlines.  Amount of award and criteria vary depending on award. For more information, visit Kansas Board of Regents at http://www.kansasregents.org/scholarships_and_grants or call the ESU Office of Student Financial Aid at (620) 341-5457 or (800) 896-0567.


Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship (To Top)


New freshmen starting at ESU in the fall of 2009, 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. For more information, please contact the Admissions office by email or by calling 877.468.6378