We are glad you have chosen to become a Jayhawk! There are many awards and programs that are designed to introduce you to resources and opportunities to enrich your journey and lead you down a path of success.

Each program has different eligibility requirements and provides a variety of benefits. Some provide greater financial assistance, while some provide additional study resources. Other programs help get you connected to out-of-classroom learning experiences, such as internships and research.

How do you choose the right program for you?

Click on the buttons below to find a short description of each program. For a comparison chart of programs specifically for new freshmen and transfer students, click here.


Emerging Scholars

Ronald E McNair Scholars


Hawk Link

Multicultural Business Scholars Program

Pell Advantage

Hixson Opportunity Award

Multicultural Scholars Program


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