Scholar Programs

The College of Business is home to four 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.

Herbel Accounting Fellows: Accounting Scholars

The Herbel Accounting Fellows program supports first-year and transfer students interested in accounting by promoting community, connection, and exploration. It provides opportunities for students to engage with the accounting profession and peers through experiential learning, skill development, and relationship building. Participants connect with faculty, alumni, and fellow students in a weekly course focusing on success skills and understanding accounting's role in business. Additionally, Fellows take intensive introductory accounting courses and participate in an annual trip to Washington, D.C. to meet industry professionals and explore the field further.

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 business students who seek to build belonging in business. Rise Up provides resources such as Peer and Executive Mentors, career coaches, and world-class leadership training. Students may apply to be a Rise-Up Scholar any of the four years they attend the K-State College of Business.