All admitted PSU students are eligible to be considered for General University Scholarships by completing the PSU online Scholarship Application. Criteria employed by the scholarship committee in making these awards may include: past academic performance, leadership, character, and financial need. Some awards are based entirely on merit. The deadline is February 1st of each year.
There may be scholarships available through each academic department. You may contact the department chair or your academic advisor to see what possibilities are available. A separate application may be required.
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Presidential Award: $9,500 per year for four years
University Award: $4,500 per year for four years
The Honors College provides the opportunity for incoming (entering) freshman to participate in the most selective academic group at the university.
The application is open once a year and the deadline for the scholarship is January 15 for the following Fall semester. Students are advised to apply for this scholarship together with the application to the university.
For more information, visit the Honors College website.
Award: $2,000 first year (renewable for second year)
To be eligible for this program a student must:
For more information, visit the Transfer Scholar Leadership Program website.
Award: 150% of In-State Tuition
The Legacy Scholarship program, which began Fall of 2011, allows nonresident children and grandchildren of alumni to attend PSU for 150 percent of the resident tuition. The program is available for full-time undergraduate students enrolling at PSU for the first time and who meet the program criteria.
The duration of the award will be up to eight semester of undergraduate study. Students in the program must maintain a 2.50 GPA in work completed at PSU.
Award: $1,000 (renewable)
The International Advocate Scholarship is a service based scholarship. The recipient of this scholarship is required to perform some hours in promoting international programs. This scholarship is NOT available to incoming international students. Only international students who have completed one regular semester at Pittsburg State University with a CGPA 3.25 may apply for this scholarship. Students may download the application form for submission to the International Programs and Services Office.
Award: $1,000 (one-time)
Award: $1,000 (renewable)
Malaysian students pursuing any undergraduate major at PSU may apply to receive a tuition waiver of $1,000 per semester. A limit of 2 scholarships per year will be awarded.
Condition for renewal: Recipient may continue to receive the scholarship each semester by maintaining at least a 3.2 GPA each semester. The scholarship recipient is also expected to have active involvement in campus activities at PSU.
Award: In-State Tuition
The Kansas Paraguay Partnership (KPP) was created in 1968, along with its Paraguayan counterpart, the Comité Paraguay Kansas (CPK). The history of cooperation between the Republic of Paraguay and the State of Kansas fostered by the CPK and KPP make the expansion of cooperative programs between PSU and Paraguay an attractive opportunity for students and faculty.
Students who apply to Pittsburg State University through the Comité Paraguay Kansas, may be eligible for In-State Tuition.
Award: Up to $150
Award: Up to $1,000
This scholarship is restricted to Asian foreign students with financial need being a determining factor. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. Apply by February 1st.
Pittsburg State University offers graduate assistantships in most academic departments and some administrative departments. Assistantships are available as teaching, administrative and research. Students interested in applying for an assistantship must contact each department they are interested in working for to complete an application.
Qualified students may audition for scholarships on all wind, brass, percussion, woodwind, string and keyboard instruments, and voice. Applicants for music scholarships should contact the chairperson of the Department of Music.
Band Stipends: Members of the "Pride of the Plains" Marching Band and Basketball Pep Bands receive Band Stipend Awards for their participation. Those interested should contact the chairperson of the Department of Music.
Students interested in athletic scholarships should contact the Athletics Director.
International Students are permitted to work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) on-campus only. On-campus jobs are competitive and are not guaranteed. For more information, visit the Career Services Office.