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Admission Based Scholarships

Academic Achievement Award (for 2015 High School Grads):

The Academic Achievement Award is based on your cumulative high school GPA and your ACT score.  You must graduate from an accredited high school to qualify.  The amount awarded for the first year (divided equally over the first two consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment) is based on the following scale:

ACT & 3.2 GPA 22/23 24/25 26/27 28+
Scholarship Amount $500 $700 $900 $1,200

Achieving a 3.2 cumulative GPA during the first year at PSU with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed allows the Academic Achievement Award to be renewed for an additional two consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment.

No scholarship application is required to receive the Academic Achievement Award.

In order to receive the total award over four semesters, a student must:

  • Enroll and attend classes in four consecutive semesters at Pittsburg State University as a full-time student
  • Maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA each academic year

Valedictorians (those ranked #1 in their high school graduating class) are eligible to receive a $1000 award in addition to the Academic Achievement Award.  The valedictorians award is divided over the first two semesters of attendance.  It is not renewable.

The Diversity Scholarship (for incoming freshmen and transfer students):

Students of diversity may be eligible for the Diversity Grant in Aid in the amount of $1,000 if they meet a diversity* factor and the academic criteria below:

For incoming freshmen (2015 high school grads):

Minimum ACT Cumulative HS GPA


20 3.3
21 or above 3.2

For incoming transfers:

At least 24 college hours completed with a minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.5.

The grant is renewable for students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 during their first year at PSU with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed.

*Factors that compose diversity include, but are not limited to, students who are members of an underrepresented ethnicity on campus, low socioeconomic first generation college attendees, or are from geographic areas where students have not traditionally attended Pittsburg State University.

Academic Achievement Award (for transfer students):

Students transferring from an accredited college, university or community college, 3.25 GPA and 48 hours completed or a 3.5 GPA and 24 hours completed. (GPA of 3.25 to 3.99 - $750 Award, GPA of 4.0 - $1,500 Award)

Kansas All-State Academic Team (for transfer students):

To receive this non-renewable $1000 award, a student must be selected as a member of the Kansas All-State Academic Team sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and the Kansas Association of Community Colleges

Phi Theta Kappa Recognition Award (for transfer students):

To receive this non-renewable $500 award, a student must be admitted to PSU as a transfer student and be an active member in the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society (proof of membership may be required).


For priority consideration for admission-based scholarships, you must apply for admission and scholarships prior to February 1. Applications received after this date will be considered only if funds remain available. In addition, supporting documentation (ACT scores and high school transcripts which include the GPA) will also need to be on file.

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