Multicultural Scholars Program


The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is a unique opportunity for academically well-prepared undergraduate students. MSP addresses academic, social, personal and career aspects through faculty mentoring and other support. As an MSP scholar, you will receive a $1,000 - $2,000 scholarship per year, depending on your major, that is renewable for up to four years. Additional support may be available for study abroad or professional development opportunities such as conferences or seminars related to your field of study. We have programs all across our Lawrence campus in every academic school. The application process looks slightly different for each program – you can find more information about each program on our website.

Contact Person:

Annise Richard, Managing Director of the Multicultural Scholars Program


Multicultural Scholars Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student meeting one of the following:
    • Student of color
    • First-generation college student
    • Pell eligible 

Why this Program?

  • Individualized faculty mentoring
  • Academic support
  • Community building
  • $1,000-$2,000 per year in financial support – depending on your major  
  • Additional scholarships for professional development, study abroad, internships & more!
  • Social and cultural activities

MSP has Programs in the:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Architecture and Design
  • School of Business
  • School of Education and Human Services
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Music
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Social Welfare

Students will be accepted to programs based off of their academic major. Undecided students will be considered within the College of Liberal Arts. Students that decide to change their major should email to update their application. 

Application Window for Fall 2022:

Students with majors within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Architecture and Design, Education and Human Services, Engineering, Journalism and Music

Incoming Freshmen Students: Multicultural Scholars Program Scholarship Application (Priority deadline March 15th)

Current  and Transfer Students: Applications open: March 1st, 2022- May 1st, 2022 

Students with majors within the School of Business

Applications open:Multicultural Business Scholars Program (Priority deadline March 1st)

Students with majors within the School Pharmacy and Social Welfare

Contact the MSP Director for more details on how to apply

Not Sure where your major falls? Click here for a breakdown of majors