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Giving to the Graduate School


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The following opportunities for philanthropic investment will help create and sustain success of the Graduate School: 

Funds that benefit the Graduate School

Graduate School Excellence Fund     C26500
Private support for graduate students will allow K-State to offer competitive financial aid packages, enhancing K-State's ability to recruit and retain the best student researchers to our programs.

Graduate Student Council     C26503
The purpose of this fund is to expend graduate student funds provided by donors.

University Distinguished Professors Doctoral Student Award      N38515
The purpose of this award is to honor the University Distinguished Professors' dedication to university-wide research and to provide financial assistance to a graduate student with an outstanding record of scholarship who is properly enrolled in a doctoral program at Kansas State University.

Taiwanese Collaborative Education Fund       C38902
The purpose of this fund is to promote cultural exchange, research and creative inquiry between the U.S. and Taiwan.


Reasons to give

Find out more about why the Graduate School needs your support and what funding areas are a priority now:

Tuition support

In a time when almost 70 percent of K-State students are eligible for financial aid, the Graduate School values the opportunity to offer competitive tuition support packages to deserving students. When state resources are not available to provide adequate funding to the best graduate students, private gifts make competitive tuition compensation possible. By establishing a scholarship or stipend award with the Graduate School, you will invest in the education and research of current and future graduate students at K-State.

Endowed fellowships

Fellowship funding awarded through the Graduate School directly benefits all departments and colleges at K-State.Endowed fellowships increase K-State’s ability to be on the leading edge of graduate research and education, particularly in our interdisciplinary programs: food science, genetics, biochemistry, public health and security studies. Fellowships also help the university recruit and retain minorities, enhancing the diversity of our campus.Your support will ensure the Graduate School can provide support for K-State’s top candidates during their first year of graduate studies.

Professional development

Professional development for K-State graduate students spans a broad range of possibilities. Attendance at workshops and seminars offers invaluable learning and networking opportunities. The most pressing need is the ability to travel and attend national and international meetings to present research findings. Funding for travel and related expenses is also needed for students to collect data at other institutions or laboratories. Professional development enables students to remain at the forefront of research and education. Your support will make a difference in the Graduate School’s ability to offer professional development opportunities to students as they strive to continually acquire and disseminate knowledge in their field of study.


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You can help!

You can become part of the Graduate School's exciting future. We invite you to contact a member of our development staff today and begin the discussion about how you can make a difference.

For more information, please contact:

Claudia Petrescu
Claudia Petrescu, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for
Graduate Education
and Dean of the
Graduate School,