About MSP

The Multicultural Scholars Program supports the recruitment, retention, academic success and career preparation of diverse populations of undergraduate students.
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Across Campus

MSP serves all of the academic and professional schools at KU and exists under the direction of the Vice Provost for Academic Success.

Find Your Program

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Student Experience

MSP aims to maximize the KU undergraduate experience by preparing diverse scholars and help them achieve academic excellence, experience professional opportunities and to grow as a leader in their field and community.


Our Purpose

Our program supports KU's commitment to maintaining a diverse campus community where all students have equitable opportunities to succeed in their academic and professional experiences.

MSP provides and social and professional network through small communities within students' academic units and a broader group of students and alumni across disciplines.

Students participate in cohort activities that offer space to share experiences, practice civic engagement through extracurricular activities, and participate in opportunities that enhance their readiness for careers or graduate studies. MSP opportunities include career preparation beyond the classroom curriculum, community engagement and leadership experience, and active membership in an ever-growing social and professional network of MSP Jayhawks past and present. 

MSP Leaders

The KU Multicultural Scholars Program is privileged to receive the support and commitment from MSP Program Directors, donors and alumni, who continue to be strong advocates for our students.
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History of MSP

The Multicultural Scholars Program was founded in 1992 within the School of Business by former professor and Executive Director, Renate Mai-Dalton (Ph.D.). MSP has expanded to provide financial and academic support to over 200 students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Schools of Architecture, Education, Journalism, Pharmacy, Music, and Social Welfare.