2020 ESU Scholarships

ESU net price is at $14,409.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Emporia State University. ESU awards an average of $19,419.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, ESU students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Emporia, then those costs could be even higher.

87% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $5,461.00. Furthermore, 37% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $4,466.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Emporia State University students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by ESU while others are open to ESU students, though not exclusive to Emporia State University.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Emporia State University students?

There are 14 scholarships totaling $22,150.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 14 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Emporia State University students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Emporia State University scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Emporia State University study abroad scholarships, Emporia State University transfer scholarships, and Emporia State University merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for ESU study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward ESU study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to ESU transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Emporia State University transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. ESU transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for ESU transfer scholarships.

Are these ESU scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.

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Hansen Leaders of Tomorrow

Sponsor by Dane G. Hansen Foundation

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school in the 26-county area of northwest Kansas, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and plan on attending an accredited school in Kansas.

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$4,000.00 September 6 Apply Now

Albert M. Lappin Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Kansas Location 1314 Topeka Avenue, Topeka

Applicant must be the child of an American Legion or Auxiliary member.

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$1,000.00 February 15 Apply Now

Music Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Kansas Location 1314 Topeka Avenue, Topeka

Applicant must be a Kansas resident attending an approved Kansas college or university.

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$1,000.00 February 15 Apply Now

Hansen Student Scholarship

Sponsor by Dane G. Hansen Foundation

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school in the 26-county area of northwest Kansas, have a minimum 3.5 GPA, and plan on attending a an accredited school in Kansas.

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- September 6 Apply Now

Ted and Nora Anderson Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Kansas Location 1314 Topeka Avenue, Topeka

Applicant must be a child of a Kansas American Legion or Auxiliary member and attending a school in Kansas.

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$500.00 February 15 Apply Now

Paul L. Flaherty Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Kansas Location 1314 Topeka Avenue, Topeka

Applicant must be a resident of Kansas, have participated in high school athletics, and attend an approved Kansas school.

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$250.00 July 15 Apply Now

Hugh A. Smith Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Kansas Location 1314 Topeka Avenue, Topeka

Applicant must be the child of an American Legion or Auxiliary member and attend an approved Kansas school.

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$500.00 February 15 Apply Now

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Sponsor by Midwestern Higher Education Compact Location 1300 Second Street, Suite 130, Minneapolis, MN

Applicant must be a non-resident student at a participating MSEP campus. Please visit sponsor's website for specific details pertaining to your state and/or school.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Hornet Scholars

Sponsor by Emporia State University Location 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS

Applicant must be an incoming first-year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and composite ACT score between 21 and 24. Award amount varies by ACT score and GPA.

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$1,800.00 Apply Now

Foundation Scholars

Sponsor by Emporia State University Location 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS

Applicant must be an incoming first-year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and composite ACT score between 25 and 27. Award amount varies by ACT score and GPA.

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$2,700.00 Apply Now

Presidential Scholarship

Sponsor by Emporia State University Location 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS

Applicant must be an incoming first-year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and composite ACT score between 26 and 36. Award amount varies by ACT score and GPA.

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$3,600.00 Apply Now

Transfer Scholarship

Sponsor by Emporia State University Location 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS

Applicant must be a transfer student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum of 24 semester hours. Award amount varies by GPA.

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$3,000.00 Apply Now

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

Sponsor by Emporia State University Location Admissions Office, Emporia, KS

Applicant must be their high school valedictorian or salutatorian.

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$500.00 Apply Now