Wildcat Weekly
Oct. 1, 2019
From leadership
Kansas State University is dedicated to helping all members of the K-State community have a positive educational experience and is fully committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. As part of that commitment, the annual security and fire safety report, or Clery Report, is published each year to inform the public of information about crime on and around campus, efforts to improve campus safety, and university policies.
News & research
FAFSA for 2020-2021 school year available starting Oct. 1
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is available to fill out starting Oct. 1 for the 2020-2021 school year – fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021. You will need to use 2018 income information and K-State's school code is 001928. Apply online here or through the myStudentAid app available for Apple or Android.
Love sports? Kansas Wesleyan University athletic events free to Wildcats
Students, faculty and staff at K-State Polytechnic can now attend sporting events at Kansas Wesleyan University for free. If you are not able to travel to Manhattan as much as you would like but are still interested in going to games and wearing purple, bring your K-State ID to a KWU athletic event and get in for free. For a list of sports and a schedule of events, click here .
Campus life
Grad Expo on Oct. 7 includes free gift, cookies
Students slated for graduation in December or next May should plan on attending the Grad Expo on Monday, Oct. 7. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Technology Center Lobby and will feature several booths related to commencement: ordering your cap and gown, purchasing graduation announcements, getting commemorative items like a diploma frame, class ring or license plate, and receiving help with your resume. You also will be able to take a professional portrait, and free cookies and a free gift will be handed out.
$1,000 scholarship prize pool offered at Mario Kart gaming competition Oct. 11
A free gaming competition is coming to the Student Life Center at K-State Polytechnic and the winners will receive scholarship money. The Mario Kart Grand Prix will be held Friday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no entry fee and winners will split a $1,000 scholarship prize pool: $600 for first place, $300 for second place, and $100 for third place. For more information on the tournament structure or how to register, visit this Facebook event . The competition is hosted by Local Legends Gaming.
Events
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
RC Club
Wednesday, Oct.2 at 12:30 p.m., K-State Café
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Christian Challenge
Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m., K-State Café
Educator & Transfer Coordinator Day
Friday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girls in Aviation Day
Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., Aviation Maintenance Hangar
Grad Expo
Monday, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tech Center Lobby
Scholarship opportunities
Aviation Students
Here is a great list of various aviation scholarships. Click here to learn more.
Veteran Students
The VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" is offering a $5,000 scholarship for the spring semester. Must have separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Deadline: November 15, 2019 . Apply online here.
Employee Tuition Assistance
Award amount is for tuition only in a K-State course for up to 3 credit hours per term. The maximum award amount will not exceed the value of 3 hours at the in-state Manhattan/Salina tuition rate (ie. campus fees, other institutional fees, etc. are the responsibility of the employee).

Apply Here for fall 2019 and spring 2020
Dependent/Spouse Grants
Only regular employees are eligible. If you are unsure if you are regular or term, check your contract or with the HR office. This grant is available for fall 2019 and spring 2020, but not in the summer. Apply Here

For dependents or spouses that are enrolled full time in a degree terminating undergraduate program, the award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 7 undergraduate course credits, where full-time for an undergraduate is defined as at least 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term.

For spouses that are enrolled part time in a degree terminating undergraduate program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 undergraduate course credits, where part time for an undergraduate is defined as less than 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour. )
Dependents that are enrolled less than full-time in an undergraduate program are not eligible for the K-State Dependent/Spouse Grant.

For dependents or spouses who are enrolled in a degree terminating graduate or veterinary medicine program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 course credit hours as indicated by the student's degree program, graduate or veterinary medicine. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour.)
Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the university's programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations. The person designated with responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning the nondiscrimination policy is the university's Title IX Coordinator: the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity,  equity@k-state.edu , 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801. Telephone: 785-532-6220 | TTY or TRS: 711. The campus ADA Coordinator is the Director of Employee Relations and Engagement, who may be reached at  charlott@k-state.edu  or 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801, 785-532-6277 and TTY or TRS 711.