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Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant

Description
The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship program is designed to assist financially needy, academically competitive students who are identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. The Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant does not need to be repaid.   Recipients in 2015-16 received $1,850 for the year.

Forms and Procedures to Apply
To apply for the Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant, students must:

  • Apply to and be accepted to McPherson College
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and receive a result known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).   The FAFSA is available at fafsa.ed.gov .   Students should make sure to include McPherson College’s FAFSA code 001933.
  • Submit a State of Kansas Student Aid Application.   This application is available in several formats and is available at: http://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant at McPherson College, students must:

  • Meet the general eligibility requirements as stated within the “Eligibility for Federal Student Financial Aid” section of the Consumer Information Page
  • Submit all forms for application by May 1st of each year
  • Be a Kansas resident
  • Be a member of the following ethnic/racial groups
    • African American
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Asian or Pacific Island
    • Hispanic
  • Meet one of the following academic criteria
    • 21 ACT or 990 SAT
    • 0 High School GPA
    • Ranked top 33% of graduating class
    • Completion of Kansas Scholars Curriculum
    • Selection by National Merit Corporation in any category
    • Selection by College Board as a Hispanic Scholar

Criteria for recipient selection
The Kansas Board of Regents determines the recipients of the Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant.

Criteria for award amount
Recipients receive $1850 per year.

Criteria for continued eligibility
To continue receiving the Kansas Ethnic Minority Grant, students must:

  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements as explained in the college catalog each semester
  • Submit a new FAFSA and State application each year
  • Remain a Kansas resident
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA

More Information
http://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants