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Application Deadline
2014-2015 Deadline
February 13, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m.

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The School of Education distributed over $930,000 in scholarships to 343 students for the 2013-2014 school year. Scholarship applications are open once a year in December and due early-February for the following academic year.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduates, professional year students, graduate licensure program students, master's students, specialists and doctoral students. Considerations include the applicant's academic performance (GPA), education-related extracurricular and work activities, evidence of involvement in and commitment to the education profession, and for graduate students, one's record of scholarly activities. Donor-based scholarships have been made possible through the generosity of private donors, who include education alumni and their families, retired and current faculty and staff and other friends of the School of Education. These scholarship funds are managed by the KU Endowment Association on behalf of these private donors. Some SOE scholarships are funded by the tuition differential fees paid by students enrolled in SOE classes. Students need fill out only one application to be considered for both donor-based and achievement-based scholarships.



Students may apply for a School of Education scholarship if they are:

  • Graduate students who have started graduate program coursework.
  • Students entering the professional/5th year or graduate licensure programs. OR
  • Undergraduate students who are either currently in the School of Education OR
  • Undergraduate students who are applying to the School of Education. This includes undergraduate transfer students.


Students are ineligible for a scholarship if:

  • You are not admitted into the School of Education. OR

  • The application is not completed in its entirety. OR

  • You are a newly admitted graduate student who will begin SOE coursework after the due date of scholarship application. OR

  • You are a graduate student who has exceeded 18 hours of dissertation credits and no longer need to be enrolled full time.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each for Fall and Spring semester.
  • Graduate students, including Professional/5th and graduate licensure program students, must be enrolled in at least 6 hours each for the Fall and Spring Semester.
  • To be considered for a financial need-based scholarship, students must fill out a FAFSA (for U.S. citizens) or an ISNAW (for international students). Please note: the FAFSA will not be available until January 1. You may apply for a PIN before then.
  • Graduate students will only need one reference form (Word) completed by any School of Education faculty member and to submit a resume or cv by clicking the SOE Scholarships File Upload form (KU Online ID required).
  • Those who receive donor scholarships will be required to attend the annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon in early September and write a thank you letter to their donor(s).

Additionally, for incoming graduate students to the School of Education, there is a limited pool of recruitment scholarship money. To find out about these one-time scholarship opportunities, please contact the academic department to which you are applying.

The University of Kansas is committed to providing programs and activities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital or parental status, and, to the extent covered by law, age or veteran status.


SOE Scholarships Contact

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(785) 864-5076

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