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International Student Scholarships

International Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

Award: Up to $3,000 (one-time)

This $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to international undergraduate students attending Pittsburg State University for the first time.

  • Applicant must apply as an international undergraduate and be accepted (conditionally or unconditionally) as a degree-seeking, full-time student
  • This scholarship is open to new undergraduate students, transfer students and Intensive English Program (IEP) students (conditional undergraduate)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Awards are based on the application for admission on a first-come basis
  • This is a one-time award, not exceeding $3,000 per award ($1,500 for the first 2 semesters)
  • The number of scholarships offered will be determined by the funds available
  • Not eligible: exchange students, government/employer sponsored students, students in special short-term non-degree programs

    *Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year.*

    Scholarship Application Form

    International Graduate Student Fellowship

    Award: $1,000 to $3,000 (one-time)

    This $1,000-3,000 fellowship will be awarded to outstanding students who apply as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate student at Pittsburg State University.

    • Fellowships will be applied to tuition for the first two semesters of full-time academic enrollment.
    • Fellowships are limited and will be awarded on a first-come basis.
    • Only new international graduate students attending PSU for the first time will be considered for this Fellowship.
    • Not eligible: exchange students, government/employer sponsored students, students receiving in-state tuition or other scholarships, students in special short-term, non-degree programs and those who must complete our Intensive English Program.
    • Eligible students must submit the scholarship application form to be considered.

        *Fellowship applications are no longer being accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year.*

    Fellowship Application Form

    Intensive English Program Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 (one-time)

    • International students achieving the highest grade in the APC level of the Intensive English Program are eligible for this award (typically two are chosen for Spring, two for Fall and one for Summer)Students need not apply for the scholarship; applicants will be considered based on the grades in APC level of IEP
    • Not eligible: exchange students, government/employer sponsored students, Kansas-Paraguay scholarship students, students in special short-term non-degree programs
    • This is a one-time award, not exceeding $1000 per award
    • Awards will be distributed each semester as a tuition waiver

    Honors College Scholarship

    Presidential Award: $9,500 per year for four years

    University Award: $4,500 per year for four years

    The Honors College provides the opportunity for incoming (entering) freshman to participate in the most selective academic group at the university.

    The application is open once a year and the deadline for the scholarship is January 15 for the following Fall semester. Students are advised to apply for this scholarship together with the application to the university.

    For more information, visit the Honors College website.

    Transfer Scholar Leadership Program

    Award: $2,000 first year (renewable for second year)

    To be eligible for this program a student must:

    • Be transferring from a community college
    • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative college GPA
    • Completed at least 42 hours of college coursework (at least 24 hours completed after high school graduation) and enrolled full-time during the semester of application
    • Download Application Form

    • Download Reference Form

    • Deadline is February 1.

    For more information, visit the Transfer Scholar Leadership Program website.

    Legacy Scholarship Program (Alumni)

    Award: 150% of In-State Tuition

    The Legacy Scholarship program, which began Fall of 2011, allows nonresident children and grandchildren of alumni to attend PSU for 150 percent of the resident tuition. The program is available for full-time undergraduate students enrolling at PSU for the first time and who meet the program criteria.

    The duration of the award will be up to eight semester of undergraduate study. Students in the program must maintain a 2.50 GPA in work completed at PSU.

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    International Advocate Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 (renewable)

    The International Advocate Scholarship is a service based scholarship. The recipient of this scholarship is required to perform some hours in promoting international programs. This scholarship is NOT available to incoming international students. Only international students who have completed one regular semester at Pittsburg State University with a CGPA 3.25 may apply for this scholarship. Students may download the application form for submission to the International Programs and Services Office.

    German Student "Free-Mover" Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 (one-time)

    • Applicant must be nominated by IEC
    • Applicant must currently be attending one of the following German universities:
      • Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
      • TU Bergakademie Freiberg
      • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
      • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
      • Europa-Universität Viadrina
    • A maximum of five scholarships per university per semester are awarded.

    Indian Student Academic Excellence Scholarship

    Award: Up to $1,000 (one-time)

    • You must be enrolled as a full-time student at PSU and completed at least 1 semester
    • You must have at least a 2.5 GPA
    • You must be a citizen of India
    • Application Deadlines:
      • Fall Semester: July 31
      • Spring Semester: December 20

    This scholarship will be awarded as a one-time tuition waiver, not exceeding $1000 per award.
    The number of scholarships offered will be determined by the funds available.

    Please return this form to the International Programs & Services Office, 118 Whitesitt Hall.

     

    Malaysian High Achiever Scholarship

    Award: $1,000 (renewable)

    Malaysian students pursuing any undergraduate major at PSU may apply to receive a tuition waiver of $1,000 per semester. A limit of 2 scholarships per year will be awarded.

    Criteria:

    • A minimum of 3.2 CGPA with a significant record of active involvement in extra-curricular activities.
    • Recommendation letter.

    Condition for renewal: Recipient may continue to receive the scholarship each semester by maintaining at least a 3.2 GPA each semester. The scholarship recipient is also expected to have active involvement in campus activities at PSU.

    Paraguay-Kansas In-State Tuition Waiver

    Award: In-State Tuition

    The Kansas Paraguay Partnership (KPP) was created in 1968, along with its Paraguayan counterpart, the Comité Paraguay Kansas (CPK). The history of cooperation between the Republic of Paraguay and the State of Kansas fostered by the CPK and KPP make the expansion of cooperative programs between PSU and Paraguay an attractive opportunity for students and faculty.

    Students who apply to Pittsburg State University through the Comité Paraguay Kansas, may be eligible for In-State Tuition.

    For additional information

    Tsang-Hsun "Andy" Tsai and Ching-Hui "Hannie" Huang Memorial Scholarship

    Award: Up to $150

    • Restricted to students from Taiwan
    • Majors Preferred: Communication - No Emphasis, Communication Studies, Advertising, Broadcasting, Public Relations, Theatre, Journalism, Advertising Track, Broadcasting Track, News Editorial Track, Photojournalism Track, Public Relations Track, Theatre Track
    • GPA Minimum Required: 3.000
    • Apply by February 1st.

    Scholarship Application

    Samuel J. Pease & William R. Herr Foreign Student Scholarship

    Award: Up to $1,000

    This scholarship is restricted to Asian foreign students with financial need being a determining factor. Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. Apply by February 1st.

    Scholarship Application

    Student Government Association Scholarships

    Student Government Association (SGA) has several small scholarships available for current undergraduates. For deadlines and requirements, please contact SGA directly at sga@pittstate.edu or 620-235-4795.

    • Dr. Tom Bryant Leadership Scholarship
    • Rising Star Scholarship
    • Campus Improvement Essay Scholarship
    • Underclassman Inspirational Role Model Scholarship
    • Underclassmen Goals Essay Scholarship

    Graduate Assistantship

    Pittsburg State University offers graduate assistantships in most academic departments and some administrative departments. Assistantships are available as teaching, administrative and research. Students interested in applying for an assistantship must contact each department they are interested in working for to complete an application.

    For additional information

    Music Scholarships

    Qualified students may audition for scholarships on all wind, brass, percussion, woodwind, string and keyboard instruments, and voice. Appli­cants for music scholarships should contact the chair­person of the Depart­ment of Music.

    Band Stipends: Members of the "Pride of the Plains" Marching Band and Basketball Pep Bands receive Band Stipend Awards for their participation. Those interested should contact the chair­person of the Depart­ment of Music.

    Athletic Scholarships

    Students interested in athletic scholarships should contact the Athletics Director.

    Academic Department Scholarships

    There may be scholarships available through each academic department. You may contact the department chair or your academic advisor to see what possibilities are available. A separate application may be required.

    View all departmental scholarships

    General University Scholarships

    All admitted PSU students are eligible to be considered for General University Scholarships by completing the PSU online Scholarship Application. Criteria employed by the scholar­ship committee in making these awards may include: past academic performance, leadership, character, and financial need. Some awards are based entirely on merit. The deadline is February 1st of each year.

    For additional information and a list of scholarships