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Kansas Board of Regents

Scholarships and Grants

State grants and scholarships are for Kansas residents with financial need.

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

The Kansas Comprehensive Grant is available to needy Kansas residents enrolled full-time at eighteen private colleges and universities located in Kansas, the six state universities, and Washburn University. This grant is funded by the state of Kansas. The Kansas Legislature provides limited assistance to financially needy students. To be considered you must complete and submit the FAFSA.  The funding level allows about 1 in 3 eligible students to be assisted with award amounts ranging from $200 - $3,500 at private institutions. This grant is based on financial need.

Newman University's Priority Deadline: December 1

Kansas Priority Deadline: April 1

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. 


To learn more, please visit: Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance

The Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance provides a percentage of tuition and fees paid; up to a maximum rate not to exceed the maximum rate that would be charged by the state educational institutions for enrollment and that percentage is determined by the number of eligible students and available appropriations. Students may be pursuing a certificate, diploma or degree program and must be an enlisted member of a Kansas Air/Army National Guard unit. Full-time enrollment not required. Student must have a GED or high school diploma to qualify for this assistance. The member must have less than 20 years of service with the National Guard and not already have obtained a bachelor’s degree.


To learn more, please visit: Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance

Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

The Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship requires an obligation to practice as a LPN or RN in Kansas and work for a sponsor. A sponsor means any adult care home, psychiatric hospital, medical care facility, home health agency, local health department or any state agency, which employs LPNs or RNs, licensed by the State of Kansas.  The sponsor will provide partial scholarship funding and provide employment upon licensure of the recipient.  Recipients must sign an agreement to practice nursing for a sponsor one year for each year of scholarship support. 


To learn more, please visit: Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship

Kansas State Scholarship

The Kansas State Scholarship is designed to assist financially needy students in the top 20-30% of Kansas high school graduates who are designated as state scholars during the senior year of high school.  To be eligible to apply for the Kansas State Scholarship, in the senior year of a Kansas high school you would have:

1. received a certificate stating that you completed the required curriculum 


2. received a letter stating that you were designated by the Kansas Board of Regents.


To learn more, please visit: Kansas State Scholarship

Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

The Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship is a merit-based service obligation scholarship program that provides financial assistance to both students pursuing bachelor's degree programs and currently licensed teachers pursuing endorsement in hard-to-fill disciplines or master's degrees in hard-to-fill disciplines or either group planning to teach in an underserved geographic area. Recipients sign agreements to teach one year for each year of scholarship support in Kansas. 


To learn more, please visit: Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship

James B. Pearson Fellowship

Established by former Kansas Senator Pearson to encourage graduate students from Kansas public universities to experience the global perspective gained from study abroad. Preferences given to applicants whose studies are directly related to foreign affairs. The average stipend provided is $2,445. Awards are subject to availability of funding. Applications also available from graduate school offices.


To learn more, please visit the Newman Financial Aid Office for an application or: James B. Pearson Fellowship

More Kansas State Scholarships

The Kansas Board of Regents is responsible for the administration of the state-funded grants and scholarships.

To view more Kansas Scholarship opportunities, please visit: The Kansas Board of Regents