Kansas Scholars Curriculum & State Scholar Quick Facts

What is the Kansas Scholars Curriculum?

The Kansas Scholars Curriculum is one of the requirements Kansas residents must meet in order to receive State Scholar designation during the Senior year.  This curriculum is NOT the same as the Qualified Admissions Curriculum.


What are the other requirements to become a State Scholar?

q       Students must have taken the ACT between April of the sophomore year and December of the senior year.

q       Students must be a Kansas resident.

q       Students must have their curriculum and 7th semester GPA certified on the official roster by the high school counselor, registrar, or similar official.


What is the benefit of completing the Kansas Scholars Curriculum?

Students that complete the curriculum, and meet the other requirements, may be designed as State Scholars, which makes them eligible to receive State Financial Aid as provided by the Kansas Legislature.


The academic profile of scholars included an average ACT of 30 and an average GPA of 3.90.


State Scholars may receive up to $1,000 annually for up to four undergraduate years (five, if enrolled in a designated five-year program) based on financial need and the availability of state funds.


How is financial need determined?

The Federal Methodology using data submitted on the FAFSA measures Financial nee.




Same as the Qualified Admissions


Natural Science

3 approved units including:

q       Biology

q       Chemistry

q       Physics

A forth year of science is recommended.


4 approved units.


Students must complete the following:

q       Algebra I

q       Algebra II

q       Geometry


In addition, students must complete at least one of the following:

q       Analytic Geometry

q       Trigonometry

q       Advanced Algebra

q       Probability & Statistics

q       Functions

q       Calculus


*Algebra taken in the 8th Grade is accepted.

Social Science

Same as the Qualified Admissions Curriculum

Foreign Language

2 approved units of one foreign language

For more information about the Kansas Scholars Curriculum or State Scholar designation, contact the Kansas Board of Regents at (785) 296-3421 or visit the Board’s website at www.kansasregents.org.