Awards Coordinated by Other Programs at KU

Students interested in these awards are welcome to seek advice from the Assistant Director for National Scholarships and Fellowships, but should contact the relevant campus contact people as well.

Starting with the 2014-2015 academic year, KU undergraduates will be eligible to apply for the Astronaut Scholarship. More details to come soon!
The Boren Scholarship is coordinated through the Office of Study Abroad. Justine Hamilton is the campus representative for the Boren. The Boren:
  • Funds study abroad for study of languages that are critical to U.S. security
  • Can fund 6 months to a year for most majors
  • Can fund summer programs for STEM students

The Boren also a service commitment and gives priority hiring status for many US government jobs.

More than 450 KU Students have received Fulbright awards! Sue Lorenz in the Office of International Programs is the Director of Fulbright Programs for the University of Kansas. US Fulbright Student Grants can be used:

  • To conduct research in more than 150 countries
  • To study at universities around the world, or
  • To teach English abroad (ETA)

OIP hosts info sessions in spring semester. The campus deadline for university endorsement is September 15.

The Gilman Scholarship provides funding for study abroad for students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants. Students applying for the Gilman Scholarship work with the Office of Study Abroad coordinator for their study abroad destination and Associate Director of the Office of Study Abroad Michele Arellano

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40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
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60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
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