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KU School of Education Scholarships

Since 1958, the KU School of Education has offered financial support through academic scholarships to thousands of students. These scholarships are awarded to students beyond the scholarships also made available through the university as a whole. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and are available for KU School of Education students, regardless of major, program, or level of enrollment. KU School of Education students only need to complete the application process to be considered for an award.

Scholarship Application Deadline

To application window to be considered for a 2019-20 academic year scholarship awards closed on due Feb. 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).  A committee comprised of KU School of Education faculty review the scholarship applications and make award decisions based on the following considerations:

  • Academic performance (GPA) at KU
  • Education-related extracurricular activities
  • Work-related activities
  • Evidence of involvement in the education profession
  • Evidence of commitment to the education profession
  • Record of scholarly activities
  • Specific donor criteria
  • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA/ISNAW

KU School of Education Scholarship Awards Luncheon

KU School of Education scholarship award recipients are required to write a thank you letter to his/her donor(s). Many award recipients are also required to attend the annual KU School of Education Scholarship Awards Luncheon in early September. The Scholarship Awards Luncheon is typically held at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas; and offers students an enjoyable opportunity to interact with their donors and fellow students.

KU School of Education Scholarship Requirements

  • Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester
  • Graduate students, including GLP students, must be enrolled in at least 6 hours each semester

Additionally, there is a limited pool of recruitment scholarship money for incoming graduate students at the KU School of Education. 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.

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10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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