The K-State Student Union, thanks in part to outside support, offers numerous scholarships to students to help fund educational goals and defray the costs of attendance. The Union scholarship program offers awards to perpetuate the memory of a former Kansas State University student and Union program advisor; to support dependent students of Union full-time staff; general scholarships to Union student employees and scholarships given to recognize leaders of the Union’s student organizations. Scholarship awards range between $500 and $1,000 per student, and the total amount of scholarships given each year averages $15,000.
The Stanley L. Winter Alpha Tau Omega Union Leadership Scholarship is awarded to students who have contributed to the quality of programs and activities of the Union. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for spring 2017. The scholarship is endowed with contributions by family, fraternity brothers and friends.
Providing financial assistance to legal dependents of Union employees enrolled at K-State, the Union Scholarship for Dependents will be awarded to three students for the upcoming academic year.
The purpose of the Jon Levin Union General Scholarship is to honor the long-time Varney’s Bookstore owner and provide financial assistance to students employed at the Union. Originally, contributions to fund this scholarship were provided by Varney’s. The K-State Campus Store, owned by Follett Higher Education Group, contributes to this scholarship fund as well as many other scholarship programs on campus. Twenty-two students will be awarded this scholarship for 2017-18.
Additionally, the Union provides annual scholarships to the presidents of the Union Governing Board, Union Corporation Board and Union Program Council and to the lead Union Ambassador in recognition of the leadership and effort each role plays in support of the mission of the Union.
The primary mission of the K-State Student Union is to serve students and support the educational mission of K-State. The Union scholarship program gives back to students to say thank you for the leadership, time and effort to making the Union one of the best in the nation.
About K-State Student Union: Since opening its doors in 1956, the Union has been the host to the campus and the community providing a variety of programs and services, including a bookstore, technology store, bowling lanes, convenience store, food options, banking, copy center and more. The Union is home to many of K-State’s most active organizations and offers students ways to get involved in campus activities. With 270,000 total square feet, the building houses event spaces and offers catering services for conferences, meetings, banquets and other events. The Union plays an integral role in the educational mission of the university and fosters an environment that promotes respect for all people.