The KU School of Music Multicultural Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate music majors from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including students of color, first-generation college students, and students with high financial need. MSP Scholars in the School of Music receive a renewable scholarship, faculty mentorship, academic support, and a welcoming community. The KU School of Music is dedicated to nurturing and advancing the art of music through excellence in teaching, mentorship, creative endeavors, and research. MSP for undergraduate students is an important step in achieving this mission.
"I am honored to serve as the School of Music MSP Director. As a Mexican American who was the first in my family to go to college, I know first-hand how impactful scholarships and faculty mentorship can be. Without both, I wouldn’t be where I am today. My mentors guided me from high school to graduate school, and I look forward to paying it forward to music students who are, in many ways, like me." Genaro Mendez ~ Associate Professor in Music and MSP Director