Kansas State University


K-State Parents and Family Program

Over 40 Years of Helping Students Achieve Academic Success

Educational Supportive Services (ESS) is a FREE service that helps first-generation, low-income and disabled students earn undergraduate degrees. ESS students can take advantage of one-on-one tutoring, peer mentoring, workshops (academic, financial, career, etc.), and more—all designed to make sure students improve academic success, graduate and achieve their life goals. ESS is funded by a federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant.


Do you know a student who would benefit from this program? For more information:  Call (785) 532-5642 or visit Educational Supportive Services.




The Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Achievement Program  (McNair Scholars Program) prepares talented under graduates for graduate study, with the goal of increasing the number of Ph.D. recipients from underrepresented socio-economic and ethnic groups. The hallmark of the program is its Summer Research Internship where students conduct original research, report their finding, write an abstract, and present. Additionally the program provides classes, colloquia, advising, tutoring, and faculty mentoring to support academic success, assist with completing the application process, and preparing students for the graduate study environment. The McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO program funded from the federal Department of Education.

For more information: Call (785) 532-6137 or visit McNair Scholars.


McNair Scholar presenting at the Heartland Research Conference on September 23, 2016.






McNair Scholar alum, Jorge Mendoza, STEM Exploration Program Manager at The Ohio State University, was honored as a 2017 K-State Distinguished Young Alumni on February 28, 2017.


Student Support Services (SSS)

K-State Polytechnic SSS provides personal and academic, assistance to eligible participants. SSS services include: counseling/mentoring, tutoring, advocacy, referral services, financial literacy and study skills workshops, and cultural enrichment activities. SSS also has a computer lab for students to use for their coursework. K-State Polytechnic SSS is a part of TRIO, a federally funded program to help fulfill the potential of students regardless of gender, race, income level, marital status, or disabilities.

For more information:  Call (785) 826-2973 or visit K-State Polytechnic SSS.


Content provided by: Educational Supportive Services and McNair Scholars Program Director Dr. Kathleen Greene