Undergraduate Scholarships


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.

Incoming Freshman

In-State Students
First time, in-state students applying for admission to the School of Engineering will be considered for scholarships 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 scholarships will receive a letter detailing their total scholarship package from the University 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 requirements for maintaining their scholarship funding.

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 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.

Out-of-State Students
First time, out-of-state students applying for admission to the School of Engineering will be considered for scholarships 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 engineering students who are offered scholarships will receive a letter detailing their total scholarship package from the University. The 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 requirements for maintaining their scholarship funding.

Visit KU Financial Aid & Scholarships for additional scholarship and financial aid information.

International Students
International students applying for admission to the School of Engineering 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.

Diversity Program Scholarships

Please refer to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging scholarship page for scholarship information.

Continuing and Transfer 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 in the US Armed Services may be eligible for the Edward R. Cheramy Memorial Scholarship. The submission deadline is May 1st.

Students transferring from the junior college system into the KU School of Engineering may be eligible for the Hill Memorial Scholarship for junior college transfers. The submission deadline is May 1st.

Outside Scholarships

These are scholarships that are not awarded by KU.