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Potential $5 million to support FHSU students in need


By: FHSU Foundation

HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State University announced at a press conference the opportunity to award an additional $5 million in scholarships to students with exceptional financial need through a new grant. The Kansas Comprehensive Grant program, through the state of Kansas, will match donations on FHSU dollar for dollar.

Students experience various stressors as they attend college, with finances often topping the list. Donations made to FHSU’s Kansas Comprehensive Grant Match Fund will specifically impact Fort Hays State students who are Kansas residents, enrolled full-time, and demonstrating significant financial need. If donations to this fund total $2.4 million, Fort Hays State could offer nearly $5 million in additional scholarships. This need-based grant impacts FHSU students who dream of completing a degree but may not graduate without assistance.

“Need-based student financial aid is one of the most important tools our state has in keeping college education accessible and affordable for Kansas families,” said Jon Rolph, chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents. “The Kansas Comprehensive Grant Match will create opportunities for students across our state to earn a degree and unlock lifelong opportunities. I am grateful to Fort Hays State and the Fort Hays State Foundation for their hard work and leadership in this important area.”

The Kansas Comprehensive Grant Match program will change the trajectory of students’ lives. Eligible students can receive up to eight semesters of support for those enrolled in a four-year program. Enrollees in a qualifying five-year program can receive up to ten semesters of financial assistance. For the 2023-24 academic year, each qualified FHSU student can receive up to $4,000 to assist with tuition and books.

Make a difference in the lives of Fort Hays State University students by contributing to the Kansas Comprehensive Grant Match Fund.

Give a gift through the Fort Hays State University Foundation by visiting foundation.fhsu.edu/kcg, calling 785-628-5620, or mailing to One Tiger Place, Hays, KS 67601 with a check addressed to the FHSU Foundation and “Kansas Comprehensive Grant Match Fund” listed as a designation area on the footnote line.

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