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2015-2016 Emporia State Scholarship Program

Since 2012, generous alumni, faculty, staff and friends have contributed $7.5 million to the Emporia State University Foundation's Now and Forever scholarship campaign. First-time freshmen and transfer students who are enrolled full-time in 15 hours each semester, earning a 3.0 GPA, completing 30 hours their first academic year, are eligible for the Emporia State University Scholarship Program.  First-time freshmen are eligible for renewal of the scholarship for an additional six semesters. Transfers are eligible for renewal for an additional two semesters. See the chart below for renewal amounts. Visit www.emporia.edu/finaid/scholarships for information about additional scholarship opportunities.

Presidential Scholarships

ACT ScoreGPA 3.00 - 3.24GPA 3.25 - 3.49GPA 3.50 - 3.74GPA 3.75 - 4.00
21$1,000$1,000$1,100$1,100
22$1,300$1,300$1,400$1,400
23$1,500$1,500$1,600$1,600
24$1,700$1,700$1,800$1,800
25$1,900$1,900$2,000$2,000
26$2,100$2,200$2,200$2,400
27$2,200$2,400$2,600$2,700
28$2,500$2,900$3,000$3,200
29$2,600$3,000$3,200$3,400
30+$2,700$3,200$3,400$3,600

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarships

New freshmen starting at Emporia State 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. Scholarships will be awarded when final, official high school transcripts are received in May or June, 2016.

Transfer Scholarships*

Cumulative GPA Based on 24+ HoursAward Amount
3.75 - 4.00 $3,000
3.50 - 3.74 $2,400
3.00 - 3.49 $1,600

Transfer Scholarships

New transfers starting the fall semester are eligible for half the award shown above, and must meet the spring semester renewal criteria to receive the other half in the spring semester. New transfers starting in the spring semester are eligible for half of the award, and then move to the Scholarship Renewal Program the following fall semester. Students transferring fewer than 24 hours are eligible for Freshman Scholarships.

*For Scholarship Program eligibility, the priority date for enrollment is June 3, 2016. Students may either have attended Hornet Connection or have signed up for a July/August 2016 Hornet Connection program by the June 3 priority date. Scholarship funding after this date may be subject to availability. Students will complete 15 hours each semester with a 3.0 GPA. Summer hours earned prior to the fall semester start may be applied toward the academic year total.

PTK Member Scholarships

New transfers starting at Emporia State 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 2016

First semester at Emporia State: Spring 2017

* The PTK Member Scholarship is a one-time scholarship, and is awarded based on full-time enrollment, which is 15 hours per semester.

To receive the award, apply for admission and send your transcripts and PTK membership information to the Admissions Office.

Scholarship Renewal

Cumulative GPA - Minimum of *30 Hours earned each yearAward Amount
3.75 - 4.00 $2,800
3.50 - 3.74 $2,200
3.25 - 3.49 $1,800
3.00 - 3.24 $1,800

The Admissions Office will send scholarship award letters after students are admitted to Emporia State. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at 620-341-5465 or go2esu@emporia.edu

First-time freshmen and transfer students who are enrolled full-time in 15 hours each semester, earning a 3.0 GPA, completing 30 hours their first academic year, are eligible for the Emporia State University Scholarship Program.

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