New Student Scholarships

Incoming Student Scholarships

Nominations for these new student scholarships are limited to a total of two (2) students per program/department. Nominees must be ranked by the department. For each of the students nominated, please indicate all scholarships for which the student is qualified. Nomination deadline is 5 pm, Monday, January 29th, 2018. Please submit the nominating information through ADMIT (on the tab labeled "GS Scholarship Nomination" in the applicant's record), and include a nomination statement evaluating the student's past and future possible accomplishments of no more than two (2) pages. These awards will be added to the student's Fall account as a single award disbursement.

The scholarships and awards listed below are for departmental nomination. If you are a student looking for funding, please visit funding opportunities.


Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship

The Mary Elizabeth and Andrew P. Debicki Scholarship will provide a $5000 award to a student in the Humanities. Preference is given to students who will be in their first year of study.


Graduate Studies Diversity Scholarship

The Graduate Studies Diversity Scholarship will provide a $5000 award to a limited number of underrepresented graduate students who have been admitted for fall.  Nominees are expected to possess an outstanding academic record. Nominations are to clearly outline how this student is considered underrepresented within the discipline and at KU.


The Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship

The Dorothy Clark Lettice Scholarship provides a $5000 award to high quality students. Students awarded the Lettice Scholarship will demonstrate high academic ability as evidenced in the nomination packet.  Preference will be given to nominees that are being recruited to a graduate program.


The John H. Nelson Scholarship

The John H. Nelson Scholarship provides a $5000 award to high quality students. Students awarded the Nelson Scholarship will demonstrate high academic ability as evidenced in the nomination packet. Preference will be given to nominees that are being recruited to a graduate program.


Dr. Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship

The Laiten L. and Verna Nye Camien Scholarship will provide a $5000 award to a doctoral student in the Social Sciences, Education or Foreign Languages with the capability and intention of becoming a professional in that field. The student must have received a graduate degree from the University of Kansas. Preference will be given to nominees that are being recruited to a graduate program.


William T. Belt Scholarship

The William T. Belt Scholarship will provide a $5000 award to a limited number of underrepresented domestic graduate students who have been admitted for fall. Nominees are expected to possess an outstanding academic record. Nominations are to clearly outline how the student is considered underrepresented within the discipline and at KU.


Jane Harris Scholarship

The Jane Harris Scholarship will provide a $5000 award to a limited number of female domestic graduate students who have been admitted for fall. Nominees are expected to possess an outstanding academic record. Nominations are encouraged within disciplines where women are considered underrepresented within the discipline and at KU.


Fred G. Soxman Memorial Scholarship

The Fred G. Soxman Memorial Scholarship provides a $5000 award to a graduate student who has received at least one University of Kansas Athletic Letter for participation in an intercollegiate sport. The student must have received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. Preference will be given to nominees that are being recruited to a graduate program.


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