Supporting MSP Students within the KU Community

Each program in the School of Architecture and Design challenges students to create with intent and practice design-thinking to find real-world solutions to real-world problems. Our faculty are thought-leaders that mentor and equip our students with the design, leadership, and planning skills to make discoveries that will change the world.  In order to apply to the Multicultural Architecture Scholars Program, click on the applicable links below.  

“In the Multicultural Architecture Scholars Program (MASP) at the School of Architecture and Design, we focus on advising and preparing our scholars to be a pioneering force for achieving a global impact through the design of the built environment. “

~ Kapila D. Silva, Associate Professor and MSP Director in Architecture




“MSP has allowed me to meet many other students I would have not gotten to meet otherwise. I feel that, through the program, a sense of community has been formed with me and other students from various grade levels and backgrounds. This has helped me not only to make a lot a friends and develop a sense of belongingness, but also to grow professionally.

For example, this past summer I was able to get an internship through a connection with a former MASP scholar who ended up being my mentor as well during the internship program. I hope, as an older member in the MSP program, to help and give advice to younger members and keep meeting new friends every year I am in the program and beyond through the MSP connection. Also, we have a faculty mentor dedicated to advise and guide us through the academic program and to create professional development opportunities for us. That is an invaluable asset made available to us through the MASP."

~ Rachel L. Fosselman, Senior MSP Scholar in Architecture

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