Donate to the University Honors Program

KU’s honors students link their studies with research, study abroad, internships, and service as they pursue their Enhanced Learning Experience requirements. Honors Opportunity Awards help our students afford these activities. Select the name of a fund below to give directly to that fund.
List of specific KU Endowment funds with descriptions.
NameDescription
Mary Klayder Study Abroad Opportunity Award FundThese awards support students participating in one of three honors study abroad programs led by Dr. Mary Klayder: Travel Writing & Costa Rica, The London Review, and the British Summer Institute.
J. Michael Young Opportunity Award FundThe J. Michael Young Opportunity Award provides funds to honors students including internships, study abroad opportunities, service work, and research. This fund is in memory of J. Michael Young, professor of philosophy and director of the University Honors Program from 1990 to 1995.
Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett Outstanding Contribution Award FundThis fund recognizes an honors student each year at Honors Convocation who demonstrates leadership, innovation, and engagement in the University Honors Program. Program staff and faculty select a student who has served as a hands-on role model for peers, developed new programs for current and future honors students, and/or has made a transformational mark on the University of Kansas.
The McClelland Honors Research EndowmentThis fund, established by Drs. Gary (c'69) and Lou (c'69) McClelland, supports student research in the University Honors Program.
University Honors Program General FundThis unrestricted fund supports Honors Opportunity Awards, which provide transformational experiences to our students. These experiences include internships, study abroad opportunities, and service work.
University Scholars Enhancement FundThe University Scholars Program offers scholarship support, faculty mentors, and an interdisciplinary seminar experience for fifteen promising KU sophomores. Students selected as University Scholars often become KU nominees for prestigious national scholarship competitions, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Truman Scholarships.