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:
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
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.
Activity Scholarships and Talent Awards (To Top)
(may require audition or portfolio submission)
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 2013- 2014 academic school year. The application requirements are:
Click here for the application
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
Applications not currenly available.
Departmental Scholarships (To Top)
Scholarship eligibility requirements are determined by the individual departments. Questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the appropriate department.
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 email@example.com.) Printable applications are also available here:
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year must be received by 5:00pm, Thursday, February 13, 2014.
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.
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.
Applications are not currently available.
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 Buzz-In.
Application is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
McPherson Family Scholarship (To Top)
The McPherson Family Scholarship was established to assist worthy students who are residents of Kansas. You must be a full time, first bachelor’s degree seeking student in order to be considered for this scholarship.
The application for 2013-2014 is 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, who have been active members of Phi Theta Kappa, are eligible for a one time $1,000 award. All-Kansas Academic Team members are eligible for an additional one-time award of $500 for an overall PTK scholarship of $1,500.
To receive the award; apply for admission to ESU at http://www.emporia.edu/admissions/apply.htm and apply for the Transfer Hornet Scholarship at http://www.emporia.edu/admissions/scholarships/hornet-scholarship.htm then send your transcripts and PTK information to the Admissions Office. For more information, please contact the Admissions office by email or by calling 877.468.6378.
Shepherd Scholarship (To Top)
Deadline of March 1. 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
State of Kansas Scholarships (To Top)
There are a number of scholarship programs through the Kansas Board of Regents. These include:
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