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.
Music Services & Requirements
Students receive an annual scholarship of $2,000 minimally. There are opportunities for additional funding for study abroad and experiential learning.
One-on-one meetings with program director. These meetings are a time to focus on:
- Academic feedback and planning
- Academic advising
- Time and crisis management
- Financial aid, internship, and job opportunities
- Career exploration
The main focus of the MSP is on academics, yet the program also includes activities throughout each semester to support students academically and socially. Events include:
Networking with students, family, faculty, and business representatives
Connecting with various campus partners to better understand available resources
Engaged learning opportunities including service learning and leadership development