Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship

The Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship is renewable funding for out-of-state students from qualifying U.S. states. It is available to transfers who enroll at any time, and it cannot be combined with any other renewable KU scholarship for nonresidents.

Scholarship amount

  • $11,077 per year

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must live in one of the following states:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin


Transfer students must also

  • submit a complete admission application (by Feb. 1 if you're starting in the summer or fall semester and Nov. 1 if you're starting in the spring semester)
  • have earned at least a 3.25 transferable GPA
  • have completed 24 transferable college credit hours
  • be transferring from a community college
  • not have earned a bachelor's degree previously

How to apply

There's no separate application for this scholarship — just submit your KU admission application by the deadlines above. Accepted students who meet all the criteria will receive the Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship.

Renewal criteria

To be eligible for renewal, you must complete 30 KU hours and earn a cumulative 3.25 KU GPA.

*All references to SAT scores refer to math and evidence-based reading and writing from tests taken after March 2016. For tests taken before March 2016, please use this table to convert your score.

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Application Deadlines

for Summer 2018

Must apply by May 29, 2018


for Fall 2018

Must apply by August 13, 2018


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