Supporting MSP Students within the KU Community
Multicultural Scholars Program

The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is an academic enrichment scholarship program designed to support the recruitment and retention of underrepresented, Pell eligible, and first generation undergraduate students. The program has supported student scholars for over 25 years and continues to thrive in assisting them to reach academic and professional goals. Click on this About link to learn more and determine your eligibility. The program offers up to $2,000 per year in renewable scholarship funds, up to $500 in travel funds, organized social and cultural activities with a network of over 200 students, and personalized, holistic advising for academic and professional development. We are in the process of reviewing applications and will send decision announcement between late April and early May.

The Application Process: The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now live!  *Please note that the criteria and application process have changed from previous years.  We encourage all current and prospective students to first visit the About webpage in order to verify your eligibility before applying.  Then, if you are majoring in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences or the Schools of Architecture, Education, Journalism, and Music, please click the appropriate buttons on this page to fill out your application. The deadline to apply for MSP for all students in March 1, 2019. If you are majoring in the Schools of ArchitectureBusiness, Pharmacy, or Social Welfare, click on the appropriate link to learn more about their specific application process.  

Tip! Each school's MSP program is led by faculty or administrative directors, whose contact information you can find on the Directors page.

Mission: The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) supports the recruitment, retention, academic success and career preparation of underrepresented, Pell eligible, and first generation undergraduate students. The program exists under the direction of the Provost Office for Diversity & Equity, and demonstrates how the University of Kansas is committed to maintaining a diverse campus community where all students have equitable opportunities to succeed in their academic and professional goals.

Vision: Career Readiness, Engagement, and Community


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