30 outstanding second-year students from a variety of disciplines will be selected to become the new class of University Scholars and Global Scholars during the spring 2022 semester.  Both programs provide students with an exciting opportunity to address an important topic in contemporary society.

Each University Scholar:

  • Receives a one-time scholarship of $1,500
  • Is connected with a faculty mentor who will help them to deepen and expand their academic interests
  • Enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar (HNRS 310) taught by a faculty member with a distinguished teaching record

Details on the Spring 2022 University Scholars Seminar

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Students who are beginning their second year of college
  • 3.50 GPA or above
  • Applicants do not need to be members of the University Honors Program to apply

Each Global Scholar:

  • Conducts internationally focused research under faculty mentorship
  • Presents at the Global Scholars Research Symposium (senior year)
  • Enrolls in an interdisciplinary seminar (HNRS 320) taught by a faculty member with a distinguished teaching record
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Students who are beginning their second year of undergraduate study and have an interest in international studies
  • 3.50 GPA or above
  • Applicants do not need to be members of the University Honors Program to apply

Details on the Spring 2022 Global Scholars Seminar

 

How to Apply to Either/Both Programs

1) Fill out the application and personal statement.

2) Ask two people, one of whom should be a faculty member or KU instructor, to fill out the recommendation form.

3) Please let your recommenders know to which seminar(s) you are applying.

Applications for the 2022 cohort are due September 22, 2021. Interviews are planned for October 17, 2021.

Students in their second year of undergraduate study at KU with a strong academic record are invited to apply at the beginning of the fall semester. Scholars are selected on the basis of academic credentials, commitment to their education, intellectual promise, involvement and interests outside of the classroom, and recommendations.

University & Global Scholars Application

University & Global Scholars Recommendation Form

Application FAQs

Still have questions? Contact University Scholars Program director Sarah Crawford-Parker at scrawpar@ku.edu or Global Scholars Program director Michelle Ward at mmward@ku.edu.
 


History of the Global Scholars Program

History of the University Scholars Program