Scholarships and Awards are important sources of funding designed to help graduate students meet their educational and research expenses.  Listed below are the scholarships and awards available through the ESU Graduate School.

Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship Name

Application Form

Due Date

Presidential Graduate Scholarship Presidential Graduate Scholarship March 6, 2015
Boylan Scholar Award Boylan Application March 13, 2015
Robert Grover Graduate Scholarship Grover Application Nov. 20, 2015
New Graduate Student Scholarship (Fall) New Graduate Student Scholarship June 26, 2015
New Graduate Student Scholarship (Summer) New Graduate Student Scholarship May 1, 2015
McNair Scholarship McNair Application July 1, 2015
Scholar's Circle Funding Request Scholar's Circle Request February 27, 2015
Forensic Science Scholarship Forensic Form April 15, 2015

Graduate Awards

The ESU Graduate School recognizes student excellence in graduate education and research through the following awards.

Award Name

Application Form

Due Date

Boylan Thesis Award Thesis submitted by departments March 6, 2015
GTA Excellence in Teaching Nomination Form March 6, 2015
Harold Durst Research Award Durst Application Oct. 2, 2015
Thesis and Dissertation Support Award Thesis Application Oct. 17, 2014 and February 13, 2015

Graduate Awards and Scholarships

Most graduate scholarships and awards require a recommendation.  We have made this reference form available digitally.  Click on the link to the reference form below and send the link to your references. 


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Departmental Scholarship/Support Opportunities

Graduate Departments have various specific scholarship/support opportunities.  To learn about these opportuniteis, click links below. 

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

TESOL Licensure Reimbursement Opportunity (offered by KSDE)

Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Award Recipients
Boylan Scholarship

Spring 2014

Brianna Henshaw (English)

Guang Yang (Biological Sciences)

Grover Scholarship

Spring 2015

Emily Lickteig (Counselor Education)

Rachel Petersen (Counselor Education and Psychology)

New Graduate Student Scholarships

Spring 2015

Recipient Listing

Fall 2014

Recipient Listing

Graduate Award Recipients

Award Name Recipient
Boylan Thesis

Fall 2014

Nathan Holoubek (Biology)

Talal Khelifi (English)

Spring 2014

Shiree Bent (English)

GTA Excellence in Teaching

Spring 2014

Younshim Park (Biology)

Erika Petersen  (Psychology)

Durst Research Award

Fall, 2014

Guang Yang (Biological Sciences)

Presidential Graduate Scholarship

Fall 2014

Jeffrey Miller (Business)

Kristina Scott (SLIM)


Veterans are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Grant.  Scholarship will start in fall 2012.  Contact the Financial Aid Office, 620-341-5457, Plumb Hall 103, for information and application form.