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Scholarships + Tuition Waivers available to current and future Emporia State students

Emporia State University Scholarships + Tuition Waivers

Emporia State University offers a host of scholarships and tuition discount programs.

Our tuition discount programs include Corky Plus and MSEP and NEARR. Students who live in certain counties in Missouri are eligible for Corky Plus. The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Our Sunflower Scholarship is a renewable $5,000 scholarship for students who do not qualify for in-state, Corky Plus or NEARR discounts.

Presidential Scholarships

Learn more to see if you qualify for Presidential Scholarships.

Sunflower Scholarships

This scholarship is for students who do not qualify for reduced tuition or in-state tuition.

Kansas Residents and High School Grad Scholarships

These scholarships are specifically for Kansas residents and if you graduated high school in Kansas.

Business Degree Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships for Business majors.

Education + Wellness scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate degree scholarships for education, counseling, HPER, and psychology students can be found here.

Healthcare-related Degree Scholarships

Scholarships for Healthcare-related majors.

Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials Scholarships

This $500 scholarship is annually awarded to eligible Kansas High School seniors, and college freshman and sophomores.

Departmental Scholarships

ESU’s departments offers a wealth of scholarships to incoming and current students.

Activity Scholarships + Talent Awards

Many scholarships are available by interests and talents.

Athletic Scholarships

Several scholarships are available to incoming athletes.

Additional Scholarships

Find information on scholarships like the Dirty Kanza 200, Valedictorian/Salutatorian and more.


Save more than 50% off non-resident tuition.

Corky Plus

Through the Corky Plus tuition program, Emporia State University extends in-state tuition to select counties in Missouri and Oklahoma.

Graduate School Scholarships

Scholarships that are available for graduate students.

Involvement Scholarships

Learn more about scholarships for involved, current ESU students.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

For Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.