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 students of color, Pell eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students at KU. The program has supported student scholars for 30 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 $750.00 in travel and professional development funds, organized social and cultural activities with a network of over 230 students, faculty mentorship, and advising for academic and professional development.


The Application Process: The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) application for the 2022-2023 academic year is open on November 15th, 2021 for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Schools of Architecture and Design, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Journalism, and Music. The application will have a priority deadline of March 15th, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.  If you are majoring in the Schools Business, Social Welfare or Pharmacy, you can find more information on their tabs above for their application processes.





Mission: The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) supports the recruitment, retention, academic success and career preparation of students of color, Pell eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students. The program exists under the direction of the KU Division of Academic Success and serves to demonstrate 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

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today