The fall has brought gorgeous weather to the KU campus and with it another class of outstanding new students to the University Honors Program.
I continue to be amazed by the accomplishments of our students who not only excel in the classroom but are leaders across campus and in the community, and do extraordinary things in research and scholarship, and service both here and abroad.
All of these students received financial support from the Honors Program with gifts from alumni, friends and the university. We want to be able to expand the opportunities our students have to do exciting work and I need your help to do that: Thus the 100 for 100 headline.
In April, KU launched Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas. As part of that capital campaign, the University Honors Program has set a goal of raising $100,000 to provide 100 more students with stipends to do something extraordinary. The costs associated with research, study abroad, internships, conference travel, etc., have risen over the years and for many of our students, lack of financial support prevents them from having one of these transformational opportunities.
That is where I need your help. Please look at the pictures and stories of the students featured in this newsletter. They have been able to do great things because the Honors Program has provided financial support. Unfortunately, every semester we have many students forced to forgo wonderful opportunities because we do not have sufficient funds.
With your help, 100 students will have the chance to do something interesting and important.
Many of our students have been able to do wonderful things with support of alumni and friends of the University Honors Program. I hope 100 more will be able to do so in the very near future.
Thank you for your support.