Multicultural Scholars Program Scholarship Application
The University of Kansas is committed to maintaining a diverse campus community where all students have equitable opportunities to succeed. The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is a scholarship program, based on a student’s declared major, designed to support the recruitment and retention of underrepresented, Pell eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students across majors at KU. The program has supported student scholars for over 30 years and continues to thrive in assisting scholars to reach academic and professional goals. In addition to the scholarship dollars students will be assigned a faculty mentor, attend developmental programs, and have access to free academic support. MSP will guide you in achieving academic excellence and developing your career plans, help you grow as a leader in your field and community, and support professional opportunities in your field of study.
IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS MAJOR, PLEASE APPLY THROUGH THE MULTICULTURAL BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM APPLICATION
Applications will be reviewed beginning January 1st, and will continued to be reviewed until all spots are full
- Supplemental Questions
- What is your intended major?
- In your essay response, please consider and answer the following questions:
a. Describe how being a member of one or more of the groups that are represented by the KU Multicultural Scholars Program (see groups below) has influenced who you are and helped shape your life goals.
b. What is your intended major? Please describe your interest in pursuing this field of study.
c. How do you believe involvement in the Multicultural Scholars Program could assist you in pursuing your career and life goals?
Essay should be no more than one page, single-spaced with 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, and PDF format.
Groups eligible for Multicultural Scholars Program
1. Underrepresented race/ethnicity
a. Black/African American
b. Native Hawaiian/Asian Pacific Islander
c. American Indian/Alaskan Native
e. Asian/Asian American
2. Pell Eligible (as indicated from your FAFSA submission to the University)
3. First Generation (meaning that neither of your parents earned a college degree)