Give to Student Opportunity Awards

When you’re in trouble — an apartment fire, a barely-there bank account or another challenge — your fellow K-State students have got your back.

professional development: Student Opportunity Awards

Proud to be a K-Stater

Student Opportunity Awards, funded by students through the K-State Proud campaign, have delivered more than $1.4 million to students in need.

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Need help? Nominate yourself or someone else in jeopardy.

A track record to be proud of

More than 900 students have been helped so far — and the number keeps growing.

Student Opportunity Awards give financial assistance to K-Staters who demonstrate extreme financial need or who need temporary financial assistance. Special consideration is given to students whose future at K-State may be in jeopardy and to students who have exhausted all other forms of financial assistance.

A student allocations committee, in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Assistance, reviews applications weekly and makes awards year-round.

Students and faculty members are encouraged to nominate students in need. Or students may nominate themselves.


julie mcvey

Staying in school through distance learning

Despite major surgery, divorce and homelessness, Julie McVey kept working toward graduation. K-State Proud made it possible.



jasmine wilcoxson

Finding emergency housing

After an apartment fire, Jasmine Wilcoxon landed on her feet, thanks to K-State Proud.


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