What does your T-shirt say about you? A K-State Proud shirt — the symbol of our nationally recognized student philanthropy campaign — means you want to lift up fellow students in need.
It’s about more than the shirt
It’s about students helping students. Led by the K-State Student Foundation, the K-State Proud campaign has raised more than $1.4 million to help 900+ students with hardships stay in school.
Students helping students
How can you not be proud of K-State Proud? Its track record of students helping fellow students covers all kinds of serious situations: unexpected medical issues, your parent losing a job, a car breakdown that means you can’t get to class, and more. Organized by the K-State Student Foundation and the Office of Student Financial Assistance, a student allocations committee reviews applications weekly and makes awards year-round.
This premier philanthropy — powered entirely through donations from caring K-Staters — raises funds to rescue students in crisis. Even during COVID, the campaign raised more than $20,000 in a single spring for Student Opportunity Awards.
But what really makes this campaign tick? Every phase is student-led — from hosting donation tables in the K-State Student Union to reviewing applications for K-Staters who need emergency help. Even the annual shirt design comes straight from the heart of our students.
Students Helping Students
During Proud Week, students raise funds to support the continued education of fellow Wildcats
How it works
- All donations go to Student Opportunity Awards for students who are struggling financially.
- When students donate $20 or more, they receive a K-State Proud T-shirt.
- The campaign encourages students to show their K-State pride through philanthropy — and by wearing the K-State Proud shirt all year long.