K-State Proud, a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign, succeeded in raising more than $105,600 this year. In the first seven years of the campaign, more than $650,000 has been raised and some 300 students have received awards, helping them stay at K-State and complete their education. Read more about K-State Proud and its impact here.
Contributions to K-State Proud establish Student Opportunity Awards for students who are struggling financially and have exhausted all other forms of financial assistance.
Imagine being a student at Kansas State University, working hard to earn a degree, when something unexpected happens that makes it financially impossible for you to continue your studies. Imagine that gut-wrenching, sick feeling in the pit of your stomach as you see your dreams slipping away. Now imagine that your fellow students all chip in and give you the money you need to get through the semester or year. Sound unbelievable? It’s not. That very scenario has played out many times each semester for the past seven years at K-State thanks to K-State Proud.