The KU School of Engineering awards scholarships to entering freshman and continuing undergraduate students. This support is made possible through generous donations from successful alumni and friends of the school who want to ensure others have access to the same great opportunities they had here.
All students are STRONGLY encouraged to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year by December 1st to ensure they are considered for all scholarship aid for which they are eligible.
First time, in-state students will be considered for a scholarship if they apply to the School of Engineering by December 1st and submit a high school transcript. KU’s Undergraduate Application for Admission also serves as the School of Engineering scholarship application. No additional forms need to be submitted unless applying also for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program or the FIRST Robotics Scholarship.
Prospective engineering students who are offered a scholarship will receive a letter detailing their total scholarship package from the University (see levels) and the School of Engineering. The combined scholarship letter documents the student’s award for the coming academic year as well as the projected amount over four years provided the student meets the renewal requirements.
If ACT/SAT tests are taken more than once, the highest scores will be used for engineering scholarship consideration. The December test date is the last score that will be used. Students submitting test scores after the December test date may be re-evaluated by the School of Engineering on a case-by-case basis depending on available funds at that time.
All grade point averages are converted to an unweighted 4.0 scale so every prospective engineering student has the same opportunity for consideration. High school transcripts must be submitted by February 1st.
Visit KU Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional scholarship and financial aid information.
First time, out-of-state students will be considered for a scholarship if they apply to the University by December 1st and submit a high school transcript. No additional forms need to be submitted unless applying also for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program or the FIRST Robotics Scholarship.
Prospective students who are offered a scholarship (see levels) will receive a scholarship letter from the University with renewal requirements. Please visit KU Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional scholarship and financial aid information.
International students will receive scholarship information from KU International Admissions. Visit KU International Admission Scholarships for more information. No additional forms need to be submitted unless applying also for the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program.
Maintain a 3.0 KU GPA per academic year.
Complete 12 credit hours per semester.
Make progress toward an engineering degree by following the 4-year curriculum guidelines.
Scholarships are given for a student's first bachelor's degree or 8 semesters of enrollment, whichever comes first.
Diversity Program Scholarships
Please refer to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging scholarship page for scholarship information.
Continuing, Transfer, and Military Students
Currently enrolled KU engineering students can apply for a few specific engineering scholarships such as Ambassador or Study Abroad. Submission deadlines for these applications are typically in mid-March. Please watch for these scholarship announcements in the weekly Engineering Newsletter.
Students transferring from the junior college system into the KU School of Engineering may be eligible for the Joseph D. Hill Memorial Scholarship. The submission deadline is May 1st.
Students who are active members of the U.S. Armed Services or those who have received an honorable discharge may be eligible for the Edward R. Cheramy Memorial Scholarship. The submission deadline is May 1st.
These are scholarships that are not awarded by KU.
- ACEC Scholarships
- Advanced Navigation Student Grant Program
- ASCE Scholarships
- ASHRAE Scholarships
- AmericanMuscle Student Scholarship
- American Society of Professional Estimators
- Computer Science Graduate Scholarships
- Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program
- ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship
- Fire Protection Engineering Scholarships
- Goldwater Scholarship
- Google Student Scholarships
- Honeywell Women in Engineering Scholarships
- Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation Scholarships
- Kurz Industrial Solutions Wind Energy Scholarship Fund
- The James and Catherine Lardner Scholarship
- Mechanical One Scholarship
- Rhodes Scholarship
- Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
- Study.com Academic Scholarships