Anne Wallen

Assistant Director, National Scholarships and Fellowships
Director, Office of National Fellowships & Scholarships
Primary office:
785-864-4235
Nunemaker Center
Room 201


I'm a native Kansan and second-generation Jayhawk, and I love working with KU students to help them figure out how to get the most out of their experiences and opportunities. As an undergraduate at KU, I double majored in German and Humanities and minored in Slavic Culture. Through KU's Office of Study Abroad, I did programs in Germany (Munich and Bonn), Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Russia. I then went to the University of Minnesota, where I got a Master's Degree in German Studies and a Ph.D. in German and Scandinavian Studies. While working on my dissertation, I received Fulbright, American Scandinavian, and P.E.O. awards to help fund my research years in Denmark and Sweden. In my final year of graduate study, I returned to Minnesota and started working with national fellowships advising in the Honors Program at the U of M. Being able to continue that work at my alma mater is a dream come true!

What I Do at Honors

I'm here to help students navigate the process of assessing their fit for and applying for national fellowships and scholarships. As a veteran of the process myself, I can testify to its many benefits. Whether you get the award or not, you will learn a lot about yourself, your goals, and how to get where you want to go. Learn more about the Office of Fellowships & Scholarships website.

I Can Help With . . .

  • Questions about national scholarships and fellowships
  • Questions about University Scholars
  • Questions about Phi Beta Kappa

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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