Nontraditional Student Scholarships Application

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC), Nontraditional Student Services administers the award process for Nontraditional Student Endowment and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) scholarships. For more information about SILC and nontraditional student programming, please visit or email Nontraditional students at KU meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • A student 3 or more years older than their cohort (i.e. a 21 year old freshman)
  • A student who is married as of 2/2020
  • A student who has one or more dependents (adult or child) as of 2/2020
  • A student who is commuting 10 or more miles to campus
  • U.S. Military Veteran as of 2/2020. Must submit a copy of your DD-214 or NOBE. If your discharge is not Honorable, this does not disqualify you. You will be asked to an explanation of the reason(s) for having a different status within the application.

Peedee Brown Award — Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, full or part-time enrollment. Preference is given to an unmarried custodial parent.
Mary C. Breakey Award — Graduate or undergraduate female, Kansas resident, 1-6 credit hour enrollment only.
Soad El-Hodiri Award — Undergraduate only, male or female, full or part-time enrollment.
Paula Gottdenker Award — Graduate or undergraduate female, age 50 or older, unmarried, full or part-time enrollment.
EOF Nontraditional Student Leader/Veteran Need Scholarship — Undergraduate only, enrolling in 6 or more credit hours for upcoming Fall semester. Demonstrate significant contributions to campus and/or community.

Note: With the exception being the Peedee Brown Award, all scholarships require financial need (filling out the FAFSA with Financial Aid) as a primary criterion.

Supplemental Questions
  1. For which scholarship(s) are you applying?
  2. GPA:
  3. Are you an in-state Kansas resident?
  4. Date of Birth:
  5. Gender:
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