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 eligible freshmen and transfers who enroll at any time, and it cannot be combined with any other renewable KU scholarship for nonresidents.

Scholarship amount

  • $10,963 per year

Eligibility requirements

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

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


Freshman students must also

  • submit a complete admission application by Nov. 1 (no matter what semester you plan to start)
  • have earned at least a 24 ACT or 1160 SAT* and earned at least a 3.25 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale.


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.

Visit KU

Aerial view of KU campusCome for a visit. Experience KU in person. It's the best way to make your decision.

Explore visiting options

Application Deadlines

for Summer 2017 
Must apply by May 23, 2017

for Fall 2017 
Must apply by Aug. 7, 2017

for Spring 2018 
Must apply by Jan. 9, 2018

Start your application