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K-STATE leads in top scholarships

K-State's stellar company

K-State ranks first nationally among state universities in its total of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Udall scholars in the last 25 years. Our students have won more than $2 million in those five competitions and have earned K-State a place among the nation's elite universities.

Rank among the 500 state universities

1. K-State
2. Arizona State University
3. University of North Carolina
4. Penn State
5. University of Virginia
6. University of Kansas
7. University of Michigan
8. University of Illinois
9. University of Arizona
10. University of Washington

Ranking by scholarship among state universities

No. 1 in all-time Truman scholars
No. 1 in all-time Goldwater scholars
No. 2 in Rhodes scholars since 1986
No. 2 in all-time Udall scholars
No. 3 in Marshall scholars since 1986

Rank among all 2,400 public and private universities

1. Harvard
2. Yale
3. Stanford
4. Princeton
5. Duke
6. K-State
7. Brown
8. Chicago
9. MIT
10. Cornell

Archive of K-State student scholars

K-Staters have captured Fulbright, Phi Kappa Phi, Rotary Foundation, Boren, Gilman and other top scholarships.

See the archive of all student scholars

Another stellar performance

2009-2010 school year

Amy Sents got the ball rolling in the 2009-2010 school year by winning a Truman scholarship, worth about $30,000 for graduate study. K-Staters also performed well in other competitive awards. This year’s winners include:

  • Two Goldwater scholarships. These awards provide up to $15,000 for two years of study in math, science and engineering.
  • One Phi Kappa Phi scholarship. This award provides $5,000 for graduate study at the university of the student’s choice.

This page lists awards through June 2010.