Multicultural Scholars Program

Welcome!

The Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) at KU is a special and unique opportunity for academically well-prepared undergraduate students. As an MSP scholar, you join a community of students and academic professionals, including administrators and professors whose goal it is to ensure your academic and career success. As an MSP scholar you may also be eligible to receive a scholarship.

Each academic program within KU-MSP addresses academic, social, personal, and career aspects of your university experience and assists and prepares you to receive the maximum benefit of your education during your undergraduate program of study. Each academic program with MSP has a Program Director(s) who serves as your primary contact throughout your experience in the program.


Vision

"Preparing Diverse Scholars for Leadership in the Future"


Mission

The mission of the MSP is to recruit undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds into various academic majors as a means of increasing the diversity of the student body at the University of Kansas and to provide supports and opportunities that will assist them in their academic success.


Eligibility

The KU-MSP is open to undergraduate students who represent underrepresented groups at KU (e.g., African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Indigenous students, First-Generation College students, or students with high financial need as defined by Pell Grant eligibility). Students must be committed to rigorous academic work and be willing to be engaged in a variety of activities that are designed to not only support their academic aspirations but develop other aspects of their undergraduate experience. Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or have been granted U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident status.


KU-MSP Testimonial



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.