Candidates who served in any overseas military operation after 9/11/2001 for which they received hostile fire pay are eligible to submit the State of Kansas Student Aid Application with a copy of their DD-214 form or active duty orders. If the applicant is currently enlisted in the Kansas National Guard, please apply for the Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance Program (more information available on www.kansasregents.org).
Program Description The Kansas Military Service Scholarship is available for the payment of tuition and fees at any of the following Kansas public postsecondary institutions: the six state universities, Washburn University, community colleges and technical colleges for students who are a resident of Kansas.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Must have served in military service in international waters or on foreign soil in support of military operations for which the person received hostile fire pay for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001, or served less than such 90 days because of injuries during such military service;
- Has to have received an honorable discharge or under honorable conditions (general) discharge from military service or is still in military service; and
- Must provided copies of military discharge papers (DD-214 form) or active duty orders whichever such paper or order indicate the location of such person’s deployment and indicate the person has served after September 11, 2001, in any military operation for which the person received hostile fire pay.
- Be a Kansas resident.
- Remain in good academic standing at the Kansas educational institution where they are enrolled; make satisfactory progress toward completion of the requirements of the educational program in which they are enrolled (scholarship cannot be awarded beyond the first bachelor’s degree), and enroll in a minimum of 6 hours each semester, can be part-time or full-time.
How to Apply
- Complete the FAFSA, priority deadline April 1.
- Submit the State of Kansas Student Aid Application submitted either online at www.kansasregents.org– STUDENTS – Student Financial Aid—Scholarships and Grant.
- Complete the paper version and mail it to KBOR, Student Financial Aid, 1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 520, Topeka, KS 66612. (Priority deadline May 1).
Any federal military tuition assistance that the student receives will be applied first toward the student’s tuition/fees and only the remaining balance will be eligible for scholarship assistance. Eligible students may be awarded a scholarship for not more than four academic years of undergraduate study (five years if enrolled in a designated five-year program). Funding for this scholarship is subject to state appropriations.
May 1, 2021