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 at KU. 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 $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 2021-2022 academic year is open on December 1st, 2020 for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Schools of Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Journalism, and Music. The application will have a priority deadline of March 15th, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.  If you are majoring in the Schools of Architecture, 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 underrepresented, Pell eligible, and first-generation undergraduate students. The program exists under the direction of the KU Division of Academic Success 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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