Scholar Programs

The College of Business is home to three scholar programs that support students on their path toward a successful career. These programs encourage a global mindset, foster inclusivity, and provide opportunities to build relationships, grow leadership skills and learn in and out of the classroom.

K-State Finance Scholars Program

The Kansas State University Finance Scholars Program is housed by the Gates Capital Management Center for Financial Analysis in the College of Business Administration and supported by the Department of Finance. It is a selective program that focuses on preparing students for careers in high-end investment management, investment banking, and the buy-side of financial markets.

Menard Family Scholars Program

The year-long Menard Family Scholars Program is for outstanding freshman business students. The cohort-based program provides one-on-one mentoring, alumni connections, and industry learning trips. These scholars benefit from early access to the College of Business Career Development Program, specialized advising, and career shadowing experiences.

Rise Up Scholars Program

The Rise Up leadership program is for exceptional K-State students who identify with a systematically marginalized and underrepresented group. Rise Up provides resources such as Peer and Executive Mentors, career coaches, and world-class leadership training. This program also provides textbook/access code scholarships as well as tuition scholarships for those with significant financial need. Students may apply to be a Rise-Up Scholar any of the four years they attend the K-State College of Business.