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.
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.
Get help now
Need help? Nominate yourself or someone else in jeopardy.
Email their name and K-State email address to SOA@found.ksu.edu.
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.
Despite major surgery, divorce and homelessness, Julie McVey kept working toward graduation. K-State Proud made it possible.
After an apartment fire, Jasmine Wilcoxon landed on her feet, thanks to K-State Proud.