Students interested in being awarded a General Scholarship from Kansas State University should apply for admission and scholarships at https://apply.ksu.edu/app/open/ChooseTerm_open.action before November 1, the application deadline. High school students who want to be considered for a Mathematics Scholarship should apply for a General Scholarship and indicate an interest in mathematics. For more scholarship information, view the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships web page.
Mathematics scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Need is considered after merit has been established. All mathematics scholarships require a Major in Mathematics or a Dual Major in Math and another curriculum. Mathematics scholarships are for one year and, once awarded, are renewable for three additional years provided a 3.5 or better grade point average, overall and in math, is maintained and a letter of appreciation is written to the donor. Additional criteria are below.
Mathematics scholarships are offered to a number of outstanding high school students each year contingent upon their entering Kansas State University by the following fall semester and officially majoring in mathematics. Scores on the ACT, SAT, and PSAT, grades in math courses, and high school rank and GPA are taken into consideration. These levels or above are desirable: all A's in math; 35 math and 35 composite ACT; 78 math and 220 selection index PSAT; 780 math and 740 verbal SAT. Scores in the AMC 10/12, USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) and the Manhattan Mathematical Olympiad are also considered.
New or additional awards and scholarships are occasionally offered to K-State undergraduate math majors for academic successes above and beyond their peers. For example, Math Scholars may have: earned "A" in 500 level or above math courses in their freshmen or sophomore year; earned K-State's highest or 2nd highest score on the Putnam Math Competition; completed I-Center research under a faculty advisor; presented a paper or poster at a meeting; or co-authored and published research. Their qualifications are usually accompanied by a record of all A's in math setting class curves and impressing the math faculty they encounter. Our scholars often maintain a 3.9 - 4.0 GPA and take graduate level math as undergraduates. Some of these students tutor in our advanced 500 to 600 level math help sessions. They are an excellent peer group, setting bench marks for their classmates and a friendly atmosphere of academic competition.
All K-State math majors are considered each year for scholarships based on: